Crime

Following a high speed chase, local authorities caught up with a pair of burglary suspects from the Twin Cities area who allegedly tried to break into Rod’s Country Corner in Almelund and a government building at nearby Wild River State Park in the early morning hours of Monday, May 12. Gary Allen Kachina, 31, of [...]

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Six-year-old special education student was the alleged victim North Branch Area Public Schools is facing a $500,000 lawsuit lodged by the lawyers of a woman who says her then-6-year-old son was sexually assaulted by a middle school student on a district school bus in April of last year. According to the lawsuit: On April 10, [...]

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A 25-year-old Lake Elmo, Minn., woman has been accused of illegally possessing a firearm and prescription pills while attempting to use another’s identity during an early morning traffic stop in Wyoming. Kamy Gwen Dexter was arrested at 2:33 a.m. Thursday, March 27, and subsequently charged with being an ineligible person in possession of a pistol [...]

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The North Branch Police Department is investigating burglaries that occurred at two area churches. Burglaries were reported at St. Gregory’s The Great Catholic Church March 21 and 22. Another burglary occurred at Main Street Methodist Church March 31. North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer said Monday his department has a 13-year-old male in custody in [...]

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Anoka County authorities notify Stacy, Linwood Twp. area of Level 2 sex offender’s supervised release— A 40-year-old man who in 1997 was found guilty of killing his then fiancee’s 3-year-old girl at a farmhouse in Shakopee, Minn., is now living under supervised release at a residence in the Stacy-Linwood Township area of Anoka County. Brian [...]

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A North Branch man has pleaded guilty to felony assault and theft charges stemming from incidents that occurred last year. James Lonsdale Artig III, 29, pleaded guilty to fourth degree assault in connection with a Dec. 15 incident and felony theft, spanning from July 1 through Oct. 21, at a court hearing Feb. 21 in [...]

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