On Thursday, Aug. 17, state relief funds were made available for Clearwater County. The authorization comes amid significant damage to public infrastructure and high cleanup costs following severe thunderstorms that brought excessive rainfall, high winds, and large hail to the area at the end of July.
Miscellaneous: Aug. 17: A possible scam report of reporting party said they received a letter from Publishers Clearing House stating the caller won money; Driving complaint of SUV swerving all over the road and crossed centerline multiple times; Motorist assist of party with a flat tire on the side of the road; Property found report of boat sails left at public access; Complaint of people on a boat in the dark pulling a tube and loud music on County Road 40;
Miscellaneous: Aug. 10: A Park Rapids caller reported a white Harley Davidson traveling at a high rate of speed; An unknown caller stated a male and female were acting suspiciously on the trail; A Laporte caller stated she was suppose to pick up her son for a dental appointment and the father was be unagreeable; An anonymous caller wanted to speak to an officer about the suspicious activity he had been noticing at night on the road next to him; A caller reported jet skis on the lake after 6 p.m. curfew; A Laporte caller wanted to speak to an officer about an order for protection;
Miscellaneous: Aug. 7: A Park Rapids caller reported five suspicious juvenile wandering around town; A Nevis caller wanted to speak with an officer in reference to disputes with a neighbor; An Akeley caller stated he was followed by a small silver car; A Nevis caller asked for officer assistance to report people speeding; A caller reported a motorist lost some lumber; A Park Rapids caller reported he was threatened; A Park Rapids caller reported a physical domestic in progress; Child custody issues were reported in Nevis;
Reach into rural America's past with the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers. They're hosting their 42nd annual show Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20 at their showgrounds, adjacent to the north entrance of Itasca State Park on Highway 200. The three-day festival includes daily demonstrations — logging, threshing, lumber sawing, blacksmithing, broom making and more. Numerous engines, tractors and machinery are on display. A scale model railroad is in full operation for rides. The grounds open at 7 a.m. daily.
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Drug possession Marcus Charles Gbala, 31, of Lake George is charged with one count of felony third degree drug possession. On Aug. 1, officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Gbala and Dorothy Tiamarie Walker in Lake George Township in Hubbard County. Upon entering the residence officers located Gbala and Walker along with their four minor children.
Promising signs are surfacing about an effort to keep lakes and water supplies clean. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources has announced two additional resources for landowners working to come into compliance with the state's buffer law. The law, which was passed with bipartisan support in 2015 and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, requires the implementation of a buffer strip on public waters by November 1, 2017 and a buffer on public drainage ditches by November 1, 2018.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the annual Night to Unite on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Sheriff's Office invites the local and surrounding communities to the festivities at Heartland Park, 5-7 p.m. This is a great time for everyone to meet and interact with law enforcement officers from
2017 Dick Peterson Memorial Bass Classic top 10 finishers: • Mike Johnson and James Eischens - 19.92 • Kenny and Suzie Barr - 16.46 • Jason Hockstatter and Ben Cumber - 16.34 • Larry Stromback and Kristilee Christensen - 16.21 • Dean Christofferson and Jon Gravdahl - 16.06 • Nathan Campbell and Josh Jordahl - 15.66 • Mike Lien and Will Wicks - 15.59 • Jason Durham and Aaron Jacob Pappas - 14.92 • Ryan Brandenburg and Kevin George - 14.73 • Doug Hanson and Brian Warcham - 14.22