By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

I had sort of a mini vacation last week. I spent a couple days in Duluth attending ALICE training.  Mr. Nagel from the elementary school was there also. ALICE stands for Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate. This training is meant to coincide with a Violent Critical Incident (VCI) that can happen in these trying times. I have been part of the ALICE training in the past, but now we have local instructors, so hopefully we can implement and stay updated on training and tactics if there were to be a VCI.  

I also had the chance to look at a pickup that I found on the Facebook Marketplace that was near Duluth. I am looking for a one ton dually to replace the diesel that I have been driving. It has turned into a money pit, and I am done dealing with the lumber wagon. I did take this other pickup for a test drive, and it didn’t jump at me to take it home. As I was driving it on a test drive, I’m thinking to myself, I already have 4 of these jalopies at home and I don’t want to drive this one 250 miles without a cruise control.  

The pastures are holding together but barely. We will bring them home soon to put into our pasture rotation system on the farm. The bulls will also be pulled soon to keep the calving season short and sweet.

Friday, Aug. 18

1:58 p.m. Assist with a pickup rollover on St Hwy 87.

8:33 p.m. Driving complaint on Co Hwy 54. Unable to locate.

Saturday, Aug. 19

4:22 p.m. Assist with a grass fire near US Hwy 10.

5:33 p.m. Report of a door to a business open.  Officer secured the building the best she could.

8:21 p.m. Assist with a medical.

9:02 p.m. Driving complaint on St Hwy 87. Officer talked to the driver and the issue was more drama-related than anything.

Monday, Aug. 21

4:36 p.m. Complaint of a juvenile driving a dirt bike up and down the road carrying a small child on the bike. Unable to locate.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

5:06 p.m. otorist assist with a vehicle overheating.

8:15 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

8:30 a.m. Report of debris behind the recycle bins by the railroad tracks. Officer took pictures of the debris.

10:06 a.m. Report of graffiti on a wall next to a daycare.  

6:06 p.m. Driving complaint on US Hwy 10. Unable to locate.

Thursday, Aug. 24

2:10 p.m. Officer found a white cloth tote on Juniper Ave. Bag is at the Police Department.

3:22 p.m. Complainant bought a vehicle from a dealer and has not received the title yet.

5:06 p.m. Report of a male who was denied a prescription at another clinic and may try to get the prescription in Frazee. Male became irate when he was denied.  

12:55 a.m. Report of kids playing by the gas pumps with a lighter.  Unable to locate.

3:09 a.m. Male reported walking on US Hwy 10. Male given a ride to Frazee.