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Fleeing A Peace Officer

A 25-year-old Miltona man is being held at the Otter Tail County Jail on charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and driving after revocation. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Tyler Schmidtbauer was arrested after leading officers on a 20-mile pursuit in a stolen vehicle, reaching speeds of 95 miles per hour. On Monday, April 17, a 1996 green Chevy pickup was stolen from Miltona and was spotted in Parkers Prairie on Tuesday, April 18. The vehicle was located by an Otter Tail deputy on Highway 29 near the intersection of Highway 210. After spotting the deputy, the driver took off at high speeds, leading deputies through Hewitt and into Staples. In Staples, police officers attempted to use spike strips and a deputy attempted use his vehicle to stop the pickup using a PIT maneuver, both of which were not successful. The pursuit was then called off due to safety concerns.However, a resident of Staples witnessed the truck and driver fleeing in a wooded area. Schmidtbauer was found and taken into custody. According to court records, in 2013, Schmidtbauer was convicted of a felony fleeing a peace officer, third degree DWI and a petty misdemeanor for speeding in Wadena County. Also involved in the pursuit were the New York Mills Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Todd County Sheriff's Office and the Eagle Bend Police Department.


Minor Accident

04/20/17 15:24 620 Park Ave N, BROWERVILLE, MN 56438 Accident Property Damage

On Thursday afternoon (04/20/2017) at 3:24 Two vehicle property damage accident in the Browerville public High School East parking lot. Samantha Meyer of Clarissa was backing out of the parking space West side with her 2008 KIA when she struck a 1996 Pontiac Sun fire driven by Emily Henley of Browerville, MN who was backing out of the parking space on the East side. The rear Corner collided and only slight damage occurred to the vehicles. Passengers were Cory Lee Meyer Clarissa, and Lita Korby of Browerville, and Brooklyn Mueller of Long Prairie. No one was hurt.



STD'S At Record High

Sexually transmitted diseases rose to another record high in Minnesota last year, with a sharp increase in syphilis cases and a steady rise in other infections, state health officials said Thursday morning. Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger called the numbers a cause for "urgent concern" in a statement released Thursday morning. Overall STD infections rose 10 percent for the year, with notable increases among people who use drugs, particularly heroin, opiates and methamphetamine.


Hunter's Death Investigation

Investigators from Morrison County and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found "items of interest" Monday when they searched the property where hunter 41 yr old Terrence Brisk was killed during deer hunting opening weekend in 2016.Investigators were at the property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road, said Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen. Investigators will submit the evidence to the BCA for analysis. Larsen didn't give any details about the items that were found, citing the ongoing investigation. Brisk, was found dead, wearing blaze orange of his parents’ private land. His lever-action, Winchester .30-.30 rifle was missing. It is missing its front sight, and investigators continue to search for the rifle and the person who killed Brisk. Investigators haven't said much about the crime or a suspected motive, other than to say that Brisk died from blood loss from a gunshot wound. The have said his death is a homicide. A $30,000 reward remains offered for information that leads to the identification of the person who killed Brisk. Anyone with information about the Brisk shooting is asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233 or by contacting Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, either through its web site or by calling the (800) 222-TIPS (8477) from anywhere in Minnesota. Tips also can be submitted via text message by sending a text message beginning with TIP674 to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.






MINNEAPOLIS– State health officials said Wednesday that there are now 11 cases of measles in Minnesota. All of the confirmed cases are in Hennepin County, affecting children ages 1 through 5, the Minnesota Department of Health says. Most of the cases are confirmed in kids who were not vaccinated. Nine of the cases are in Somali Minnesotans. Health officials say the Somali community has been targeted with misinformation about vaccine risks in regards to autism. Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose and a rash that spreads over the entire body. The best way to prevent the disease is to get an MMR vaccination, health officials say. While measles is no longer common in the United States, it can still be brought over by visitors from other countries. Hennepin County officials suspect that the recent outbreak in Minnesota originated in someone who was exposed to the disease abroad. The Department of Health is currently working to determine who the affected children might have recently exposed to the disease.


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