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18. 02. 13

This is your opportunity to belong to a small, specially-trained group that works together.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is looking for individuals who want to serve the public as a dispatcher/jailer. This position offers up to a 36 hour work week and is based on 12 hour rotational shifts. Applicants must have good communications skills, be able to multi-task and prioritize workload. Basic computer skills working with Microsoft applications are required. Benefits for this position will be in accordance with the Union Contract.  Starting wage is $19.09/hour

Applications and a complete job description are available at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, 102 W 1st Street, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at — click on employment.

Application deadline: March 7 , 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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18. 02. 07

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has found CodeRED to be a very valuable tool for public safety through notification of emergency events and severe weather events.

As part of regular maintenance of this system, we plan a county-wide test this March 1st at 10:00 in the morning. When you receive a test call, you can listen to a short message that includes information that our CodeRED system has been upgraded and also a request for you to encourage friends and family to sign-up for CodeRED at 
Current CodeRED participants who receive this test call need take no further action than listen to the call and consider others who may benefit from the service. The screen on your phone will have text that states “CodeRED.”
Again, this test call will occur on March 1st at 10:00 o'clock in the morning. It will only be a test of the system and it is NOT an emergency.

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17. 12. 27

Scams and scam artists have been around for centuries. Many of today’s scams are perpetrated by criminals who are bent on stealing people’s money. These criminals often live in other states or countries and use modern technology—including throw-away cell phones and “spoofed” telephone numbers—to conceal their identity and evade law enforcement.

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17. 12. 01

Media Release   12-1-17

One individual is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred November 27th in the city of St Hilaire. A Complaint/Warrant was issued November 30th in the 9th Judicial District Court for James Michael Dahlin. Dahlin is wanted for the charges for Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Robbery in the 1st Degree, Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Robbery, two charges of Aiding and Abetting Assault in the 2nd Degree, and two charges of Aiding and Abetting Assault in the 3rd degree. Information as to the location of James Dahlin should be given to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 218-681-6161

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17. 11. 28

A 911 Call was recieved November 27th at 0923 am at the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. The caller stated that a group of people had assualted two indivisuals at a residence in the city of St Hilaire. The caller stated that one of the victims was laying in the yard and was bleeding.

Officers from the Pennington County Sheriif's Office, the Thief River Falls Police Department, Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force and the Minnesota State Patrol were dispatched to the scene. Emergency services from Thief River Area Ambulance and St Hilaire First Responders were also dispatched.

Read More: Media Release 11-28-17