Press Release - 09/09/22

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22. 09. 09

On September 8th, 2022, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls reporting an apparent explosion at a mobile home just outside Thief River Falls. The Thief River Falls Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls EMS, and the Thief River Falls Police Department.

No injuries were reported at this time and no further information will be released. The apparent explosion is being investigated by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigator Scott Mekash

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office



New Direct Phone Numbers

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

Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Sentence to Serve (STS) / Wade Cota - 218-683-7001

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Assistant Jail Administrator / Jo Williams - 218-416-7098 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082