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Man missing for 6 months still sought

November 6, 2018

The Chisholm Police Department continues to ask for assistance in locating Christopher Quirk, 50, of Chisholm. The last known contact with Christopher was on May 8, 2018. There has been no contact with friends or family since then and because of health concerns authorities are concerned for his welfare. Christopher was last seen in Virginia, MN. Authorities are asking hunters and people with property in the Virginia/Chisholm areas to check their properties and shelters. He has family in Chisholm and the Twin Cities metro area. Christopher is described as 5’11”, 180 pounds with blue eyes and gray/brown hair. He has a tattoo of a heart on his upper right arm and walks with a limp. Christopher does not have a vehicle.

If you think you have seen Christopher or know of his whereabouts please contact the Chisholm PD at 218-254-7916 or 7915; or dial 911.

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Woman spurned is convicted of killing dog – faces charges in Rice County; NHS grad becomes Instructor at Navy’s Surface Warfare Officers School; Election Day – an Act of Citizenship; ACC accepting nominations

November 6, 2018

In April of last year, 25 year old Elizabeth Osterbauer of Minneapolis, was charged in Rice County with one felony count of cruelty to animals along with other lesser charges. On Friday she was convicted in Hennepin county of burglary and for killing the dog of a woman who spurned her romantic overtures.   Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday that Osterbauer, who will turn 26 next week, was found guilty Friday afternoon of two counts of second-degree burglary, one count of mistreating/torturing an animal and stalking. In the burglary, Osterbauer spread kitty litter all over the house and (more…)

Missing Waseca teen – UPDATE 11-6-18

November 5, 2018

UPDATE: at 2:14pm November 6th the BCA reports that Madison has been found safe in Mankato.  

 

The Waseca Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Madison Hjermstad, age 16, did not return home from school on Friday afternoon, November 2nd. She was last seen leaving a home in Mankato in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 3rd.

Authorities are concerned for her welfare. If you have information about Madison’s whereabouts, please call the Waseca Police Department Dispatch Center at 507-835-0500 and ask to speak to the on-duty Officer.    HjermstadMadison Missing Person

It’s all about voting; CRCC and School referendums in Nfld, Randolph, Waterville/Elysian/Morristown; Voting is an “An Act of Citizenship”

November 5, 2018

Northfielders will vote on a proposed Cannon River Civic Center, a 2 sheet ice arena that will allow for other events 6 months out of the year.  Harry Weilage, retired Marshall Community Services Director and current board member of the MN Amateur Sports Commission talked with Jeff Johnson last week. He was part of the process of building a new multi-million dollar facility in Marshall, where City Administrator Ben Martig came from.  Named the “Red Baron Arena and Expo”, it’s a 2 sheet arena that hosts a variety of other events from April to October on the 2nd sheet.  He added that they had 323 events out of 365 days last year.  When asked if the arenas cover the cost of operations, Weilage said, “No, and no facility does that.  So that’s (more…)

Task Force takes millions of $ of drugs off our streets; Nfld man charged in drug deals at Taco Bell; Man arrested in home invasion in Cannon Falls; Klobuchar coming to Nfld

November 2, 2018

Nearly 200 pounds of methamphetamine, over 10 pounds of heroin, over one and a half pounds of cocaine, and numerous other illicit drugs such as prescription pills and hallucinogens have been taken off the streets by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.  From June to October of this year, “Operation Sound of Silence”, has also netted 63 people, half of which have previous felony convictions or have been previously charged for controlled substance crimes.  Multiple Federal indictments have also resulted from this operation. An additional 40 people were charged with a variety of other crimes.   In addition, multiple firearms have (more…)