Authorities seeking armed and dangerous suspect

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

CASS LAKE– Authorities are seeking a man they have determined to be armed and dangerous.

According to a release from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, agents from their office, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the BCA, the State Patrol and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force attempted to apprehend Andrew Matsen in a drug sales investigation in Cass Lake Tuesday.

After a short vehicle pursuit, Matsen ran on foot, and during the course of the pursuit a gun was discharged, apparently by Matsen.

Matsen’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

Matsen should not be approached, and anyone with information should contact the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department.

Matsen is described as a 21-year-old male, standing at 6 feet and weighing 170 pounds, with dark hair, green eyes, a fair complexion and a slender build. 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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