By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Haying season is still going strong. We have just over 300 round bales rolled up on our goal to 1,000. Not sure if we will make it or not, we will need a lot of rain to fill out any first crop that is left and to give the second crop a good start. 

Hopefully, by the time you read this it will have rained all weekend.  

The cows are starting their pasture rotation on the home farm and it works as slick as one would hope. When the pasture gets to the 4-inch mark or higher, it is time to move the cows. They are getting trained that when the gate opens for a new pasture they will all walk right in with very little effort on our part.  

Fresh water is being pumped 1,800 feet in one pasture and we will have many thousands of feet of waterline when it is all set up. The thought is that the cows and calves will produce and perform better on fresh well water versus stinky old swamp water.  

An update on the 4020 that is missing some gears, we decided to make a brand new purchase of a 1960’s model John Deere 4010. This tractor is almost identical to the current 4020’s we have, just a few less horsepower. I baled with it last Thursday and it ran the baler just as I had hoped it would. This will be the new baler tractor so let’s hope it keeps on a truckin’!

Friday, June 16

3:39 p.m. Assist Fargo PD with locating a vehicle from Frazee that was involved in a hit and run.  Unable to locate vehicle at the address. Vehicle and driver were located a few days later and information relayed to Fargo PD.

7:42 p.m. Assist with a reported theft of a motor vehicle. Vehicle was left on private property next to the cabin he was renting. Neighbors ended up having the vehicle towed.

Saturday, June 17

7:45 p.m. Resident reporting the theft of a political sign from their yard.

10:45 p.m. Resident reporting a grill on fire. Fire was mostly out when officer arrived. Grill was moved away from the house and doused with the fire extinguisher again.

10:47 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle on E Main. Unable to locate.

Monday, June 19

8:35 p.m. Assist with a medical.

9:08 p.m. Assist with a court order violation.

Tuesday, June 20

10:32 a.m. Warning given to pickup and trailer for parking in no parking zone.

1:15 p.m. Report of a possible scam with an elderly resident paying for a sealcoating of the driveway. Officer checked with local companies and it seems that the business overcharged for the services. The burden to prove a crime is hard to do due to services rendered and paid for.

10:38 p.m. Vehicle unlock.

Wednesday, June 21

10:30 a.m. Female with questions about missing firearms that belonged to an uncle that passed away. Family members may have the firearms so she was looking for options.

5:35 p.m. Childs purse turned into the PD that was found at a local park. The purse is at the PD if someone can describe the purse and where it may have been lost.

7:04 p.m. Report of suspicious activity with former residents returning to their property.

7:33 p.m. Report of loose dogs heading toward the elementary school. Unable to locate.

Thursday, June 22

8:35 a.m. Mother reporting her son being threatened over social media.  

11:14 a.m. Loose dog dropped off at the city office. The owner was not found so the canine was transported to puppy jail in DL. The owner did show up and was told that the dog was in custody in DL.

1:15 p.m. Assist with a gas drive-off from the gas station with two males being responsible.  Officer went to the residence and the adult males were not there. Mommy paid for the gas for her 40-something son.

7:32 p.m. Resident on W. Main Ave reporting suspicious activity with an older male taking pictures in the neighborhood.