DEPUTY

Impostor claims to be Douglas County deputy

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KVRR) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of a man who’s been contacting people by phone and claiming to be a Douglas County deputy. Chief Deputy Jason Peterson says the impostor is using the name of an actual deputy. The man is using several reasons to explain why he’s contacting people, including missed court…

After 50 years, Deputy Herb Nelson is ready to retire

78-year-old Deputy Herb Nelson will retire in a few months from the Clay County Sheriff's Office

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Clay County Sheriff’s deputy who’s worn the badge for nearly 50 years is getting ready to retire. Herb Nelson was running a barber shop in Hawley, Minn. when he told a couple of deputies who came in for haircuts that he’d be interested in working with them. That conversation changed his life. “They came…

Deputy faces drug charges in crash that killed two people

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County  deputy has been charged with misconduct and driving under the influence of fentanyl in connection to a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly crash in Fergus Falls last October. Deputy Kelly Backman was in pursuit of a minivan driven by a man in a drug investigation when the van slammed…

House South of Nimrod, Minnesota Lost To Fire

WADENA CO., Minn. — Firefighters battle a house fire south of Nimrod, Minnesota in -23 degree weather Saturday night. A Wadena County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to find the house’s roof engulfed in flames. The person living there got out safely and told the deputy the fire started in an attic space near the wood stove pipe. The fire quickly spread…

Grand Forks Co. Deputy hits SUV with squad car

NEAR GRAND FORKS, N.D. – No one is hurt after a crash involving a Grand Forks County squad car. It happened around 5:15 Monday night at the intersection of 16th Street Northeast and Drews Drive which is three miles west of Grand Forks. The Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Deputy Thomas Inocencio was responding to a call when he turned in…

State Representative Was Drunk And Unable To Answer Questions Before Trespassing Arrest

State Rep. Matt Grossell of Clearbrook, Minnesota was arrested for trespassing at a St. Paul hospital

ST. PAUL, MN — We are learning new information about the arrest of a Minnesota legislator in St. Paul early Saturday morning. State Rep. Matt Grossell of Clearbrook was arrested for trespassing at a St. Paul hospital after a drunken night at a downtown hotel according to police. They say Grossell was drunk and pushed security guards at the Best Western…

Minnesota deputy shot with arrow stops by sheriff’s office

Deputy Paul Orvis Photo: Stearns County Sheriff’s OfficeSAUK CENTRE, Minn. (KMSP) – A deputy shot in the arm with a crossbow arrow in Sauk Centre, Minnesota returned to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning to say hello and let his coworkers know he’s on his way to a full recovery. Deputy Paul Orvis was shot in left forearm. He underwent surgery…

Deputy Resigns After Two Large Drug Busts Were Dismissed

Matt Thom's resignation letter indicated he was quitting for personal reasons

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — A Stutsman County Sheriff’s deputy who made arrests in two large drug busts that were dismissed has resigned. The sheriff says Matt Thom’s resignation letter indicated he was quitting for personal reasons and that he was looking for employment outside of law enforcement. The sergeant had been with the department for nearly six years. The drug…