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17. 12. 01

Full-time Corrections Officer

Do you want to work in a progressive, newly constructed jail?

Explore the career possibilities with Pennington County Corrections!

We are looking for a indivisuals with excellent communication skills to work with inmates and our staff. Canidates must be committed to our mission and be energetic, observant, and have good decision-making skills. In addition, they must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and be a role model to others. Good computer skills and the ability to multi-task are essential for this position. 

Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits and wages are in accordinance with union contract, starting at $17.82 per hour. Applications will be accepted until December 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Pennington County Sheriff's Department, 102 West 1st St, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at

Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-Time Corrections Officer (pdf)


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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
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17. 09. 23

This morning (September 23rd, 2017) at 07:50 a 911 call was received by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. The caller reported a plane crash near the intersection of Center Avenue Northeast and 130th Street Northeast. Units were dispatched from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, St Hilaire Fire and First Responders, Thief River Falls Area Ambulance, Thief River Falls Fire Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Upon arrival , emergency responders found a downed Cessna 182 airplane and its occupants. Three individuals were found deceased on the scene; they are; Moy Wing-69, Brian Duke-27 and Zach Ostertag-26; all of Rawlins, Wyoming.

The FAA has been notified, the case remains under investigation.

Press Release PDF

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17. 09. 20

September 21st - September 28th * 140th Ave NE and 110th St NE

The intersection of 140th Ave NE and 110th St NE  just south of the Thief River Falls Airport will be closed from September 21st till aproximatly September 28th. They will be replaceing the bridge with a box culvert. 

For more information on this project, contact the Pennington County Highway Department at 218-683-7017.