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19. 03. 28

Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparent arson and suspicious death at a residence located at 307 1/2 Arnold Ave. S., Thief River Falls, Minn. 

 
A 911 caller reported a fire at the residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. The home has two apartments, one on the lower level and the other on the upper level. The Thief River Falls Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered a body in the upper-level apartment. 
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19. 03. 11

Are you ready for severe weather? Each year, HSEM in collaboration with the National Weather Service and 16 State and local agencies and organizations sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them.  Read more...

 

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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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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.

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082