By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Welp, it’s finally here. The weather is colder than my ex’s heart.  There seems to be a bit of snow on the ground too, if you haven’t noticed.  

I haven’t been outside of Burlington Township in the last week, but I would say that the city crew in Frazee is doing an outstanding job.  Once people seem to get their heads out of the sand and move their vehicles, the city streets are beautifully wide open. Please do your part to keep the streets clean. I would also like to shout out to our township driver who is doing a great job also.  

The cattle told me that they are loving the cold weather now that we have all the bugs out of the watering system.  I counted all 5 waterers were open on the coldest day of the year. The snow is helping to insulate things as well. I did get my diesel out to plow some snow and it was working great until it gelled up on me.  I did talk to a friend that gave me a new tip to get things thawed out so I will give that a try.   

Here is a little tidbit of information for you non cattle folks. I have noticed a nice layer of snow on our cows.  Why is that important you ask? Cows with snow on their backs are actually warmer. The snow on their back is an indication that they are retaining their body heat. You’ll often see fat cows with an inch or two of snow on their back while thin cows are wet because they’re losing heat and melting snow.  Most of our cows fall into the chunky range which means that they are in the correct body condition in the winter while carrying their babies.  This will hopefully lead to healthy babies in April and May.  Have a nice week.

Friday, Dec. 24

1:42 p.m. Report of neighbor stealing water from another resident. Under investigation.

6:31 p.m. Welfare check requested on family in town.  Officer talked with those involved and did not find any issues. More drama than anything.

10:11 p.m. Another drama filled verbal argument between mother and adult daughter. Oh “As The World Turns” seems fitting for this one.  

10:46 p.m. Vehicle off road on Frazee Road. Owners tried pulling it out and they decided to leave it until morning.

Saturday, Dec. 25

5:16 p.m. Assist with a medical.

10:13 p.m. Domestic incident report on W. Main.  Joshua Shade, 28, Frazee arrested for domestic assault.

1:14 a.m. Disturbance between male and female on Balsam Ave. No indications that things would escalate.  Male and female agreed to leave each other alone.

Sunday, Dec. 26

12:48 p.m. Assist with a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. Hwy 10.

5:31 p.m. Assist with a medical.

5:48 p.m. Report of threats being made from one sister to another.  One sister took a vehicle from the other after it was paid for because the new owner did not transfer the title.  The new owner threatened to burn the house down of the other to get the car back. No reason to believe the threats were nothing but sibling drama.  

Monday, Dec. 27

11:36 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Tuesday, Dec. 28

11:38 a.m. Parking ticket issued to vehicle on W Ash.  Vehicle to be towed if not moved. Seemed there was quite the pile of snow around the car.

2:37 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

2:27 p.m. Two dogs reported running around on W Ash Ave.  Officer took the puppers to puppy jail at the PD.  Owner picked the dogs up a short time later. Big thanks to those who shared the picture of the jail birds on the Facebooks.  

3:35 p.m. Landowner reporting snowmobiles going across his property on W Ash Ave. Officers will try to find the culprits.

6:59 p.m. Report of a wrong way driver on US 10 coming from Perham. UTL.

Thursday, Dec. 30

2:33 p.m. Warrant arrest of Robert Haugen, 51, Frazee.

9 p.m. Assist with a medical.

10:31 p.m. Male reporting that his estranged wife may have taken items from their house. Under investigation.