Crime

Two Catholic priests with ties to a church in Foreston were among a list of 33 priests in the St. Cloud diocese accused of sexual abuse. The list became public on Friday, Jan. 3, days after Robert Ethen, of Sartell, filed suit seeking the release of the names. Ethen alleges that he was abused by [...]

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  A 4-year-old Milaca was injured in a Saturday, Dec. 21 snowmobile crash near Rockville. Ashley Albertson, 24, of Rockville, was driving a 2005 Arctic Cat 700 snowmobile at about 4 p.m. Saturday when the snowmobile ran into a fence. Albertson lost control of the snowmobile and crashed into a wooden fence.Albertson and front passenger [...]

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A 35-year-old Onamia man suffered a gunshot wound to his head after being ambushed at a residence on Mille Lacs tribal land. Mille Lacs Tribal Police officers were responding to the 16000 block of Migizi Drive on a report that a man was jumped by six individuals at about 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18. [...]

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A Milaca man could face up to five years in prison after threatening two men who are alleged witnesses in an insurance fraud investigation. Jason Christopher Bartlett, 47, 440 Second St. NE, Milaca, is accused of making telephone threats to the two men on Dec. 18 — the day before the men were scheduled to [...]

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A Milaca couple is facing three felony charges for violating state tax laws regarding their Mora-based photography studio. Linda Rother, 58, and her husband David Mormann, 59, both of Milaca, are facing the criminal charges in Kanabec County, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Rother is charged with making sales without a permit after [...]

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Blast strips, smoke projectiles, smoke grenades and other chemicals classified as non-lethal chemical munitions are getting resupplied at the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department as part of County Board action Nov. 19. The board on Nov. 19 approved Sheriff Brent Lindgren’s request for close to $1,765 to replace chemical munitions that are expiring. The munitions [...]

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By Joel Stottrup and Lesley Toth Times Reporters   BOGUS BROOK TWP. — Curt Hanenburg, 50, looked weary as he sat inside the porch of the farm home late Tuesday morning that he and his wife Sharon have in Bogus Brook Township near Pease, while outside puffs of smoke rose from the smoldering ruins of their [...]

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