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19. 02. 13

CORRECTIONS OFFICER

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

Explore the career possibilities with Pennington County Corrections!

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills to work with inmates and staff. Candidates 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.

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19. 01. 10

A few reminders:

•Give yourself extra time getting to and from destination if you must travel
•Never go anywhere without a full tank of gas and winter survival kit, including a cell phone charger.

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18. 08. 19

The Pennington County Board has approved a temporary watercraft “no-wake” ordinance on the Thief River from Long’s bridge to the countyline. Watercraft are now only allowed to be operated at the “slowest possible speed necessary to maintain steerage, but in no case greater than 5 mph.”

The temporary ordinance is in effect immediately and until Thursday, Nov. 1 unless sooner modified. The temporary ordinance was approved to combat the spread of blue-green algae found in that area. At least two area dogs have died from exposure to blue-green algae.

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18. 07. 30

Press Release

On Saturday July 28th the Pennington County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle roll over near the intersection of Center St E and 300th Ave NE. Deputies identified two adult occupants as Mark Urie and Alexi Jones. Both victims had sustained serious injuries.

Mark Urie was transported to Sanford ER in Thief River Falls and Alexa Jones was life flighted from the scene to Sanford in Fargo. The Motor Vehicle accident is under investigation by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Pennington County was assisted on scene by the Goodridge Fire Department and first responders, the Oklee Ambulance, and the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office.

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18. 07. 25

Minnesotans lose millions to fraudulent lottery and sweepstakes scams each year.

There are many variations of scams. In most cases a potential victim is asked to send money to claim a prize or be entered into a drawing. Official lotteries or sweepstakes do not require you to pay money to receive winnings.

Scams are not limited to the use of your computer; criminals also will use your phone and mailbox to gain your trust and take your money.
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New Direct Phone Numbers

The New Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate releated questions.

Jail Administrator - Susan Halvorson 218-416-7095 * Jail Programer - Travis Black 218-416-7099