By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Notes from the Farm…Typing my report Friday morning there were two babies born overnight bringing the total cows with calf to 65. I have lost track of how many are left. We did have the pregnant cows in a separate paddock to finish the calving and we would bring the new pairs out into the big herd after a day or 2 with their new calf.  

At some point, someone left a gate open so 4 preggo cows got out and are in a different pasture enjoying some very fresh grass. I lost count how many are left now, probably 7 or 8? I did find a dead calf this last week, one that was two weeks old with no idea how that happened. The total number of calves should be 62 to the best of my calculations.  

We have received 2 ½’ of rain the last week at the farm. Some of the alfalfa is almost ready to be cut by the end of this week. The only issue will be if the weather will be warm and sunny enough to dry the alfalfa so it can be baled up properly. The haying equipment is still in the machine shed, but will be brought out soon. Each machine needs its own TLC at the beginning of the season along with routine maintenance throughout the haying season.  

Hopefully the haycutters will be in tip top shape for the farmhand to start cutting hay. It will be a nice summer in the air conditioned cabs of the hay cutting machines while I sweat to death in my tractor baling the hay with the round baler. I do at least have a cab which provides some shade and a nice breeze when going against the wind in the field. The first crop of hay is already looking to be a bumper crop so lets hope it will carry into the second crop as well. Have a nice week!

Friday, May 17

7:15 a.m. Extra patrol on Oak Ave E due to a concern of vehicles driving too fast when kids are in the area waiting for the bus. Extra patrol was conducted on a couple different days and no issues were observed.  

11:05 a.m. Assist with an oversized load moving through Frazee.

12:30 p.m. Report of a dog at large. Dog owner was given last warning for the loose dog and a citation would be issued next time.

12:54 p.m. Vehicle parked on the roadway on Lake St N. Driver was located and vehicle moved.

1:42 p.m. Report from a bank that a customer had been targeted for fraud and one of the phone calls had come from the Frazee PD landline to try and intimidate the victim. Call was made using a phone application that can disguise phone numbers.

2:34 p.m. Report from Otter Tail County that a homeless person was in the Frazee area. Info only.

3:08 p.m. Report of two juvenile students had made some possible weapons in class. Items were confiscated and law enforcement was contacted. School handled discipline issues.

Saturday, May 18

9:11 p.m. Assist with a report of a male standing next to the roadway with a shotgun near where people were fishing. Deputy and officers arrived and determined the male to be intoxicated.  Shotgun was taken for safekeeping and a citation was issued. (It should be noted that it is illegal to be in possession of a firearm while intoxicated or impaired, similar to DWI crimes.)

Monday, May 20

2:21 p.m. Report from school staff of a student trying to buy drugs. Investigation led to the discovery of potential child porn on a phone. Investigation ongoing.  

9:29 p.m. Report of some juvenile males that had tipped over a porta biffy near the elementary school. Officer found the boys who admitted to the wrongdoing and had the boys tip the biffy back to the upright position. School principal was notified of the shenanigans.  

Tuesday, May 21

8:09 a.m. Assist with a medical.

10:05 p.m. Traffic stop for stop sign violation.

Wednesday, May 22

12:52 p.m. Background check for landlord.

3:14 p.m. Complaint of a loose dog. Dog returned home.

Thursday, May 23

8:39 p.m. Traffic stop for speeding.

3:39 p.m. Assist State Patrol with a traffic stop.

9 p.m. 911 hang-up with husband and wife not getting along. Officer helped smooth things over.

9:03 p.m. Report of someone littering in the clinic parking lot. Officer found the items and picked them up.