TRF Police Report 1-24-2017


Fifth-degree controlled substance crime and fourth-degree criminal damage to property On Jan. 18 at 10:57 a.m., police received a report of a burglary at 502 Davis Ave. N. Austin Ray Mueller, 20, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for fifth-degree controlled substance crime and fourth-degree criminal damage to property. Police allegedly found him there after

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Sports Shorts 1.24.17


(Grand Forks, ND) — Following a winless weekend, North Dakota hockey is slipping in the top 25 rankings. The Fighting Hawks are 12th in the latest national college hockey polls. UND faces the Colorado College Tigers on Friday and Saturday in Colorado Springs.

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Timberwolves are in Phoenix to face the Suns tonight. The Wolves have won two straight over the Clippers and Nuggets to improve to 16-and-28 on the season. The Suns sit at 15-and-29.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves have purchased the Iowa Energy of the NBA’s D-League. Once finalized, the Wolves will become the 18th NBA team to own and operate a D-League affiliate.

(Dallas, TX) — The Wild meet the Stars tonight in Dallas. Minnesota will then host St. Louis on Thursday in the final game before the All-Star break. The Wild are 30-11-and-5 after Sunday’s 4-2 home loss to Nashville. The Stars are 19-20-and-9.

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is heading to the Pro Bowl. Barr will replace Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley, who will be preparing for the Super Bowl. It’s Barr’s second trip to the Pro Bowl.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers will battle the Ohio State Buckeyes tomorrow night in Columbus. The Gophers have lost three in-a-row to dip to 15-and-5 on the season and 3-and-4 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are 12-and-8 and 2-and-5.

(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State men’s basketball is back on the hardwood tomorrow night. The first-place Bison host Oral Roberts to the Scheels Center. NSDU is 14-and-6 overall and 6-and-1 in Summit League play. University of North Dakota visits Southern Utah on Thursday.

Pennington County Jail In Custody 01-24-2017


Photo MNI Name Sex Age Booking # Intake Date Charges 26280 Abrahamson, Rodney Allen M 63 346 12-01-2016 15:13 F – SENTENCED – 152.01.1 Drugs, Controlled Substances – Words Terms an 18693 Bakke, Eric Christopher M 36 314 11-09-2016 15:09 A – SENTENCED – 169A.24.1 Traffic – DWI – First-Degree Driving While Im 11431 Bartels,

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Governor Collapses During State of the State


It was a shocking and abrupt end to the State of the State Speech last night, as Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapsed as he made the address before a Joint Session of the State House and Senate, in House Chambers at the Capitol in St. Paul.

Shocked law makers looked on as aides caught the governor, who lurched forward, striking his head against the podium before falling into the arms of aides who rushed to his assistance.

The incident came some 40 minutes into the address, as the Governor talked about Minnesota lives devastated by the cost of health care premiums and the failure of the Affordable Care Act.

Dayton’s son Eric, who was in House Chambers for the address, later used social media to say his father was not injured as he collapsed and was doing well, recovering initially at the Governors Mansion. Lawmakers adjourned shortly after the incident, with House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gezelka saying their thoughts and prayers were with the Governor.

One year ago Dayton was treated at Regions Hospital after fainting at a political event, with aides later saying he was suffering from dehydration.

Governor Dayton will celebrate his 70th Birthday this Thursday.

Drevlow / Kalsnes Make Chanhassen Finals


Thief River Falls Speakers appear to be off to another great season with their first meet of the year this past Saturday at the huge Chanhassen Invitational in the Twin Cities.

The Prowlers were led by Varsity Speaker Elise Kalsnes and Novice Brynn Drevlow, both placing as Finalists in the categories of Great Speeches and Speech to Inform.

Also placing First in Preliminary Rounds; Novice Speakers Ethan Osowski and Aiden Warne and Varsity Speakers Aly Karow, Peyton Casteel and Joshua Row.

The next action for the Prowlers is Saturday at the Otter Invitational in Fergus Falls.

Speech includes competitive Public Speaking in 13 different categories and is carried as a Minnesota State High School League Activity, including programs at Franklin Middle School and Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.