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Minnkota offers reward for info on Grand Forks stabbing of its employee

Minnkota Power and its employees are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglar who allegedly stabbed Tom Schirrick, a Minnkota employee, in his home Thursday morning.

Police said Schirrick was stabbed in the chest during a struggle with the burglar. He was listed in serious condition Thursday afternoon at Altru Hospital. Altru did not release any further information Friday.

Police released a sketch of the suspect Friday. He is described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches, 230 to 240 pounds with brown hair and facial stubble and wearing a black sleeveless shirt and dark pants. Police said he many have had some type of black cloth or tape wrapped around one of his hands.

Anyone with information should call (701) 787-8000.