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January 3, 2018
Cass County Board: Commissioners adopt buffer ordinance in line with state laws
WALKER—Cass County Board adopted a county buffer ordinance Tuesday to meet the newer state laws requiring a vegetative buffer between cultivated...
January 3, 2018 - 9:30am
December 10, 2017
Cass County Board: Lindstrom sworn in as county attorney
WALKER—Former County Attorney Christopher Strandlie, now a Minnesota district court judge, on Thursday swore into office his successor,...
December 10, 2017 - 7:00am
October 18, 2017
Cass County Board: Commissioners advertise for vacant county attorney position
BACKUS—Cass County will publicly advertise for applicants from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3 to fill Cass's vacant county attorney position. Interviews will be Nov. 15 or 16. A committee consisting of commissioners Dick Downham and Bob Kangas; Health, Human and Veterans Services Director...
October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
October 9, 2017
Crow Wing County swears in Judge Strandlie
Christopher Strandlie—who spent years prosecuting criminal cases as the Cass County attorney—will now dress in a black robe and sit...
October 9, 2017 - 10:05am
September 23, 2017
Cass County Board: Committee formed to find new county attorney
WOODROW TOWNSHIP — Cass County Board appointed commissioners Bob Kangas and Dick Downham to serve as a committee of the board to recommend...
September 23, 2017 - 5:00am
August 29, 2017
Cass County Board: Leech Lake, Cass County seek solutions to out-of-home placements
WALKER—Leech Lake Tribal Council and Cass County Board members agreed at a joint meeting Monday that the biggest unsolved issue both face is how to diminish the number of American Indian children who break the law or need protective custody. The two governments met again jointly,...
August 29, 2017 - 5:30am
August 25, 2017
Dayton appoints Strandlie to fill judgeship in Brainerd
Gov. Mark Dayton Friday appointed Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie to fill the 9th District judgeship of Judge Richard A. Zimmerman,...
August 25, 2017 - 7:59pm
Dayton appoints two northern Minnesota district judges
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday appointed Beltrami County Attorney Annie Claesson-Huseby to fill a newly created judgeship in...
August 25, 2017 - 7:27pm
August 14, 2017
Dayton to consider candidates for local judgeship opening
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Friday it is recommending four candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancies in Minnesota's 9th Judicial District.
August 14, 2017 - 6:30am
August 9, 2017
Sentencing sends Remer man to prison for 12 years
A 32-year-old Remer man was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court to 12 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with...
August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
July 15, 2017
Cass County judge to review how body of Watkins girl was discovered
A Cass County judge will take the matter of how the body of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was discovered under advisement in a case when a Coon...
July 15, 2017 - 4:00am
June 24, 2017
Cass County Board: County departments in good shape at halfway point of 2017
BACKUS — Cass County's spending has run in the first half of this year about as the 2017 budget projected, according to Sandra Norikane, chief financial officer. Some departments are a little over. This is offset by some being a little under budget, Norikane said. County commissioners,...
June 24, 2017 - 4:30am
April 13, 2017
Motions heard on case of murdered 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
The man accused of the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl on Wednesday asked a judge to dismiss the charge. Zachary Todd Anderson, 26, Coon...
April 13, 2017 - 3:05am
January 18, 2017
Cass County Board: County attorney Strandlie offers annual report
BACKUS—County Attorney Christopher Strandlie thanked the Cass County Board "for being easy to work with" when he began his annual report to the board Tuesday. "It just doesn't happen overnight," he said, referring to the open line of communication he has had with the board....
January 18, 2017 - 9:43pm
November 1, 2016
Cass County Board: No public comment received on body camera policy
BACKUS — No one sent a letter to the sheriff. No one sent a letter to the county administrator. No one showed up for a public hearing. Sheriff Tom Burch told the county board when he asked to host a public hearing at a county board meeting on his proposed revisions to his policy...
November 1, 2016 - 10:09pm