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18. 09. 04

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is looking for indivisuals 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.

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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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18. 06. 04

Pennington County Sheriff's Department is asking for help from the Community to help make our transition in the new facility run as smooth as possible. As of this publication occupancy is set for early July. In order to help train our staff on new policy and procedures regarding the following: booking, meal pass, med pass, recreation room procedures, and other general day to day activities. There will be 4 time slots available for sign up for in order to be able to train all of our staff in this hands-on manner.

Because this will take place inside a secure facility, an application form must be filled out and a background check will be conducted. Applications are available at the Pennington County Sheriff's Department or online at http://penningtonsheriff.org. Deadline for applications will be June 15th, 2018.

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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