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Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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Cass County Sheriff's Office
November 2, 2016
Cass County Board: No public comment received on body camera policy
BACKUS — No one sent a letter to the sheriff. No one sent a letter to the county administrator. No one showed up for a public hearing. Sheriff Tom Burch told the county board when he asked to host a public hearing at a county board meeting on his proposed revisions to his policy...
November 2, 2016 - 2:50pm
September 7, 2016
Woman missing from Motley group home
BEMIDJI—Cass County authorities are seeking help in locating a woman who went missing from a Motley, Minn., group home. According to a news release Wednesday from the Cass County Sheriff's Office, Alice Whim, 21, is missing from a residential group home on 61st Avenue SW in...
September 7, 2016 - 5:05pm
July 20, 2016
Cass Lake man dies in rollover
CASS LAKE—A 29-year-old Cass Lake man died early Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and rolled, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received a report of the crash at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday and located the vehicle on...
July 20, 2016 - 9:51am
July 5, 2016
Cass Lake drive-by shooting injures one
CASS LAKE—A 26-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting in Cass Lake on Sunday according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The office was notified of the shooting at about 11:08 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the scene, and discovered that a gunshot victim, identified...
July 5, 2016 - 3:13pm
May 13, 2016
Level 3 offender to be released in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE—The Cass County Sheriff's Office reported a Level 3 predatory offender will soon be released near the Cass Lake area. Michael Lee...
May 13, 2016 - 9:54am
July 8, 2015
Man drowns in Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack; identity withheld
HACKENSACK—The Cass County Sheriff's Office reported an adult male victim died Tuesday of an apparent drowning on Ten Mile Lake in rural Hackensack. According to a release from the sheriff's office, when deputies and responders arrived at about 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, people were...
July 8, 2015 - 5:48pm
May 21, 2015
Walker men identified as deceased in shooting
WALKER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two men who died of apparent gunshot wounds near Walker on May 12. According to a release issued Thursday, investigation into the deaths and preliminary autopsy results show the men died of a murder/suicide scenario. The...
May 21, 2015 - 1:18pm
January 26, 2015
Cass County reports more incidents of vehicles through ice
WALKER -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to four incidents of vehicles going through thin ice during the weekend. There were no serious injuries reported in the incidents, according to a release from the sheriff's office Monday. Sheriff Tom Bursch said minimal snow...
January 26, 2015 - 6:51pm
January 19, 2015
Second vehicle breaks through ice on Leech Lake, four rescued
WALKER -- Emergency personnel again used a hovercraft Friday night to rescue people after their vehicle broke through the ice on Leech Lake. Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Walker Fire Department responded to a call that came in at about 9:20 p.m. Friday...
January 19, 2015 - 5:48pm
Second vehicle breaks through ice on Leech Lake, four rescued
WALKER -- Emergency personnel again used a hovercraft Friday night to rescue people after their vehicle broke through the ice on Leech Lake. Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Walker Fire Department responded to a call that came in at about 9:20 p.m. Friday night...
January 19, 2015 - 5:47pm
January 5, 2015
Cass County Sheriff's Office warns of ice dangers after snowmobiles, ATVs fall through ice
CASS LAKE -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office has reported several unrelated incidents of snowmobiles, ATVs and utility vehicles going through ice or becoming stuck in slushy conditions. No injuries were reported. The majority of reports were from an area near a large ice heave...
January 5, 2015 - 3:47pm
October 31, 2014
Investigation open into Cass County Sheriff's Office emails
Jessie Perrine Forum News Service BRAINERD -- An investigation is now open after a Cass County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant sent several pornographic and racist emails to the work email box of Sheriff Tom Burch. At least 33 “inappropriate” emails have been sent from...
October 31, 2014 - 11:02pm
September 23, 2013
4 arrested for theft in Cass, Hubbard counties
WALKER — Four people were arrested on Thursday in connection with stolen vehicles and property from the Walker, Backus, Hackensack and Longville areas. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted a Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer...
September 23, 2013 - 10:01pm
July 3, 2013
Police looking for suspects in armed home invasion
WALKER — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two men who allegedly carried out an armed home invasion Monday night. According to a press release, the men are both more than 6 feet tall, of thin build and in their mid- to late-thirties...
July 3, 2013 - 5:39pm
Four arrested after allegedly chasing couple
BEMIDJI — Four men were arrested Monday night after they allegedly chased a woman and her boyfriend from an undisclosed location in Beltrami County to Palace Casino in Cass Lake, according to police. Emerejirdo Duane Carmona, of Longville; Alfred James Masten, of Cass Lake;...
July 3, 2013 - 4:26pm