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Graduates from Frazee and Waubun were among the 35 cadets in the 68th and 69th classes of the Minnesota State Patrol Training Academy.

The Minnesota State Patrol welcomed 35 new troopers in a ceremony honoring graduates from the 68th and 69th training academies last week.

Graduates, including Kyle Hanson of Frazee and Anthony St. Clair of Waubun, took the oath of office while surrounded by family, friends and current troopers at the University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall Friday, April 19.

Graduating cadets will train with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension before advancing to field training. Cadets are scheduled to begin solo patrols on Wednesday, July 24.

Hanson was assigned to the Fergus Falls beat, while St. Clair was placed in Bemidji.

68th Class Roster (Cadet, Hometown, Assignment) 

Yahya Abdi, Lakeville, Bloomington (4450 beat)

Wai Lwin Aung, Rochester, Windom (2310 beat)

Mohamed Bah, Inver Grove Heights, Bloomington (4450 beat)

Catherine Barrie-Medellin, Saint Paul, Minneapolis (4530 beat)

Louis Biondo, Crystal, Stillwater (2430)

Wade Chit, Oakdale, St. Paul (4460 beat)

Trevor Dostal, Burnsville, Saint Paul (4460 beat)

Emery Forsythe, Becker, Minnetonka (4570 beat)

Terrance Gavic, Shakopee, Minnetonka (4570 beat)

Ryan Geiser, Shakopee, Redwood Falls (2340 beat)

Every Gyi, Saint Paul, Saint Paul (4460 beat)

Collin Harstad, Oronoco, Rochester (2150 beat)

Katelyn Janson, Warroad, Thief River Falls (3230 beat)

Kevin Kuebler, Apple Valley, Minneapolis (4560)

Moo Moo, Saint Paul, Saint Paul (4460 beat)

Vu Nguyen, Eagan, Oakdale (2410 beat)

Eric Olson, Byron, Golden Valley (2520 beat)

Kyle Oswald, Rosemount, Bloomington (4450 beat)

Carter Pavek, Rosemount, St. Paul (4460 beat)

Michael Perbix, Plymouth, Minneapolis (4550 beat)

Paul Schneider, Chanhassen, Golden Valley (4550 beat)

Caleb Small, St. Charles, Rochester (2170 beat)

John Thao, Rogers, Golden Valley (2520 beat)

Paul Tierney, Rosemount, Saint Paul (4460 beat)

Brendan Wappes, Minneapolis, Minneapolis (4530 beat)

Cody Weise, Elysian, Windom (2310 beat)

69th Class Roster

(Cadet, Hometown, Assignment) 

Kyle Arndt, Odessa, Montevideo (2360 beat)

Noah Buhr, Duluth, Virginia (3110 beat)

Kyle Hanson, Frazee, Fergus Falls (2930 beat)

David Holmquist, New London, Willmar (2620 beat)

Gerald Karpe, Minnetonka, Minneapolis (4550 beat)

Matthew O’Rourke, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids (3130 beat)

Gerald Runnells, Pine Island, Rochester (2150 beat)

Anthony St. Clair, Waubun, Bemidji (3210 beat)

Gilberto Trevino, Alvarado, Crookston (3240 beat)