By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Well, we had a cow, C17, have an episode 2 weeks ago.  She had some blood and fluid (amniotic) coming from her mommy area.  The cows are not due until April 2nd so this was a little surprising.  

We watched her for a couple days expecting a birth or an abort, but nothing happened so we left things be.  Last Monday we ran the cows and heifers through the chute for their Scour Bos 9 vaccination.  

All went well and we separated the heifers and kept them up close as they are due March 16th.  The cows were turned back to their winter-feeding area.  I’ll be dog gone if Tuesday morning C17 wasn’t off by herself and I could tell she had a calf.  I saw a calf sprawled out that was obviously dead.  I was about to start cussing when I saw another calf that was alive and just shivering a bit.  Well one is better than none.  

As I was about 6 feet from the new baby, I remembered that this mama is one who doesn’t take kindly to people around her babies.  She will gladly put you up the corral fence or have you high stepping across the pasture trying to get away from her wrath.  

I went about my feeding and mama followed to get some vittles.  As she was eating, I was able to get some nice hay to put the baby bull on.  His nose was not too chilly so that tells me that he probably got his colostrum and was going to be ok.  Wrong! 

The next morning, he was no more.  One wonders how these calves can be alive and well inside of mama and perish shortly after they are born.  Not a happy start to the 2022 calving season.  I will keep you updated as we move forward.

Friday, Feb. 25

8:02 a.m. Report from a mother that her juvenile daughter was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend.  Advice on how to handle/approach the issue.

11:34 a.m. Report of a burglary on 7th St SE with possible suspects.  Under investigation.  

10:17 p.m. Death notification given to a relative in Perham.

11:34 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Chilton Rd.

Saturday, Feb. 26

5:25 p.m. Assist with a medical.

9:52 p.m. Report of a cat that was beaten up and in pretty rough shape.  Cat would run off when approached. Cat was left alone.

Sunday, Feb. 27

4:25 p.m. Assist with a stolen vehicle in DL, vehicle was located on US 10 and stopped.

Monday, Feb. 28

9:41 p.m. Report of stray cat with several injuries.  Garfield was captured and his 9th life was used up.

3:26 p.m. Report from the school that a student made some threats.  Incident was handled by school personnel and the PoPo. No sign that the threat was credible.

11:07 p.m. Business alarm on S Lake St.

Tuesday, March 1

6:00 p.m. Vehicle unlock at the high school.

7:17 p.m. Report of a male violating the terms of a restraining order.  

8:23 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Wednesday, March 2

11:12 a.m. Fire alarm at the Lutheran Church.  Alarm pulled by a little whipper snapper. Alarm was reset.

Thursday, March 3

7:59 p.m. School bus stop arm violation on W Maple Ave.  Driver was a high school student. Mother was notified and student had a little chit chat with officer.