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WADENA, Minn. -- A man who confessed to emptying a rifle clip at a pickup truck with three occupants pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge at the Wadena County Courthouse. Logan William Skov, 19, of rural Sebeka, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted murder for the Oct. 6 shooting at a party near Bluegrass. Skov had already admitted to firing his .22 rifle at a pickup that contained Zachary Neuenshwander and Michael Poplin of Wadena and Karl Natschke of Illinois. During an Oct.
At a special meeting Monday, Sebeka City Council members unanimously accepted the retirement of the town’s police chief, who was recently cited for driving while intoxicated, and appointed a part-time officer as interim chief. Eric Swenson, 48, had been a Sebeka police officer for 28 years and the chief since 2007. In a one-sentence letter to the council dated March 9, he ended that tenure. “I hereby retire from the Sebeka Police Department,” wrote Swenson, who did not attend Monday’s meeting.
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Recently cited for driving while intoxicated, Sebeka’s police chief has decided to retire. Eric Swenson, 48, has been a police officer for nearly 30 years and the Sebeka chief since 2007. Council members will address his retirement notice during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the council chambers. They’ll also discuss the future of the city’s police department. The meeting is now open to the public. Minnesota law requires closed meetings for employee evaluation - the original purpose of Monday’s meeting.
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Sebeka police chief Eric Swenson is awaiting a court appearance after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. In his latest brush with the law, Swenson was pulled over about 11 p.m. Feb. 26, New York Mills police officer Bruce Wangsness said Monday. The incident report won’t be released to the public until Swenson appears in Otter Tail County District Court. No court date has been set for the driving while impaired case, said Heather Brandborg, assistant Otter Tail County attorney.
A young couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning south of Wadena early Friday morning before a fire consumed the camper they were staying in. The victims were 21-year-olds Anne Carlson and Daniel Suhl. The couple’s dog and two cats also perished. The fire was reported just before 4 a.m. Friday. When first responders arrived on the scene, they discovered the camper fully engulfed in flames, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation revealed the blaze started in the front of the camper, where there were two heat sources.
WADENA, Minn. -- Authorities have released the names of two people who died early Friday in a fire south of Wadena. Daniel Suhl and Anne Carlson, both 21 and recently...
In his first 15 years in the trucking industry, Bill Brady was unaware of sex trafficking of youth along America’s highways, a problem hiding in plain site. But after the...