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16-year-old Rogers High School student killed in St. Michael crash Three Rogers High School friends returning from a sunny beach outing in St. Michael were involved in a crash Friday afternoon, June 12, that killed the driver, Leah Demessie, 16, of Albertville. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty repo...Read More
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Two men are in custody following a high-speed chase that went through the St. Michael-Albertville area Wednesday, May 27. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Keith James Klinke, 33, no permanent address, was arrested on the charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Christopher Todd Besser remains in Wright County Jail today after bail was set at $2 million on May 12 following the shooting deaths of his father and brother in the St. Michael home where he was raised. The 21-year-old St. Michael man was charged in Wright County 10...Read More
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The St. Michael community was still reeling days after two people were found shot to death Saturday night, May 9, in the 4500 block of Mayfield Avenue in St. Michael. The victims included off duty Elk River Police Officer Todd Besser, 49, of Otsego, and his son Blake Besser, 27. The Wright County Sh...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen had a press conference Sunday at the Elk River Police station after it was announced that Elk River officer Todd Besser had been killed Saturday night in a domestic situation in St. Michael. “With heavy hearts, we’re here t...Read More
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Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly is hosting a press conference scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. regarding the St. Michael murders. Crow River News will continue to gather details about the case as soon as possible. Sheriff Joe Hagerty has released the following update. On Saturday, May 9, at appr...Read More
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‘Adults are the larger problem’ By John Holler Contributing Writer For years, law enforcement has dealt with the biggest problems that lead to driving fatalities. The primary focus has been on two areas – speeding and drunk driving. However, there is a new culprit that is putting drivers at ri...Read More
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The following are some of the incidents from the Wright County Sheriff’s activity report, dated Feb. 9 to 23. On Feb. 9, Dallas Raymond Evenstad, 26, of ST. MICHAEL was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for fifth degree assault. On Feb. 10, Christina Louise Melina, 48, of ST. MICHAEL ...Read More
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