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Homer announces election plans

Frank Homer

Sheriff Frank Homer made his formal announcement Thursday that he intends to seek election to the post he was appointed to a year ago.

Homer has 25 years in law enforcement.

He was born and raised in Chicago and moved to Hubbard County in 1978.

He attained a bachelor's degree from BSU and got his police skills training in Hibbing.

He began his law enforcement training in college as a security guard. In 1986 he worked for the Cass Lake Police Department, moving to the Walker Police Department and eventually became a Cass County deputy and jailer.

He took a job as deputy in Hubbard County in 1999, rising through the ranks until being appointed chief deputy in 2005. He was also the department's K-9 officer for six years.

Homer helped create the Hubbard/Wadena Emergency Response Unit (SWAT) and has forged ties with other communities and agencies in the region.

Homer and wife Lynnette, a teacher at Cass Lake, have three daughters.

Homer said he would concentrate on addressing "drug activity, violent crimes, and a gang presence in Hubbard County."

Homer said the department staff "are the greatest asset to combating these and other issues each day in the county.

"I will support them with good leadership, appropriate training, and proper equipment to get the job done," he said.

He said he would also support the Hubbard County Posse, Explorers, and Boat & Water volunteers in building strong relationships with the citizens, community leaders, and businesses to address our public safety issues.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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