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zebra mussels found in sauk lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Sauk Lake, near Sauk Centre in Todd County. A resident on the northeast side of Sauk Lake contacted the DNR after finding numerous zebra mussels up to one-half inch in length on a boat lift being removed for the season. DNR invasive species staff found zebra mussels on rocks in the same area of the lake. Sauk Lake is downstream from Lake Osakis and the Sauk River to Guernsey Lake, where zebra mussels were previously confirmed. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species.


Suspect identified in standoff

SAUK CENTRE — The man taken into custody after a two-hour hour standoff Thursday in Sauk Centre, as well as the three officers who fired shots or used or a Taser in the incident, were identified Saturday by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The bureau issued a statement saying 31 year old Ramey Olson, of Alexandria, is the man who was shot by law enforcement during a standoff in Sauk Centre Thursday.Olson was released from the hospital Saturday and booked at Stearns County Jail on suspicion of felony assault, according to the agency. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall said Friday that the county attorney's office was expected to file charges Today (Monday.) During the incident, Stearns County Deputy Paul Orvis was struck by a target arrow, which went through his left forearm, according to Sheriff Don Gudmundson at a Thursday afternoon press conference at the Stearns County Administration Center in St. Cloud. Orvis has been released from the hospital and is "expected to be back to work in the near future," according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office newsletter. After Orvis was struck by the arrow fired from the compound bow, several law enforcement officers then fired their weapons, according to Gudmundson. The sheriff said the suspect sustained gunshot wounds in the "shoulder, buttocks, and a graze wound on his hand." The BCA media release identified officers discharging a firearm as Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Anthony Butler and Melrose Police Officer Patrick Nechanicky. It also said Sauk Centre Sgt. Joseph Jensen discharged his Taser. Butler and Nechanicky are on standard administrative leave, according to the release.


Todd County Sheriff

On Wednesday (9/5/18) night at 6:21 pm the Todd County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a power lines down on 500th Street near 195th Avenue in Barlett Township. A Forage Harvester driven by Jordan Burns of rural Browerville struck the power lines. Todd Wadena Electric was able to fix the lines, nobody was injured as a result of the accident.



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