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Juvenile kayakers rescued from Leech Lake

In a series of incidents the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to over the weekend, three juvenile kayakers were rescued from Leech Lake Saturday afternoon. According to Sheriff Tom Burch, the three girls were caught in the wind and were taking on water, just west of Minnesota Island. One of the girls was in the…


BCA releases name of deputy in officer involved shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the Cass County Sheriff’s deputy who fired his weapon during a March 8 officer involved shooting incident in Backus. Deputy Mike Germain is currently on standard administrative leave, and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for seven years. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man…


Fatal officer involved shooting in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation of a fatal officer involved shooting is underway. According to a release, deputies responded to a Backus home yesterday afternoon on report of an intruder. After deputies arrival just before 2 p.m., they were encountered on a residential street by an armed male. The male approached deputies…


Two arrested after Cass Lake bust

Two were arrested after the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant in Cass Lake. According to a release, the bust was last Thursday on 68th Avenue. Officers located suspected heroin and fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. One was arrested on a warrant, 34-year-old Shawntas Turnage, also known as Jon Jon, who…

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