Sherburne County K9 Unit at USPCA Detector Nationals

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was well represented at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Detector Trials held May 4-7 at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport and Edina, MN.  A total of 70 Narcotic Detection K-9 teams and 24 Explosive Detection K9 teams from all over the country attended.
Correctional Officer Eric Fahland and his K9 Partner Meeko became nationally certified in narcotics detection.
Deputy Ryan Sturm and his K9 Partner Ecco became Nationally Certified in Narcotics Detection.  
In addition, they received a fifth place trophy for room searches and an 11th place trophy for overall narcotics detection.  They also partnered up with Officer Matt Maier with the Baxter Police Dept. and received a first place regional team trophy.
Sergeant Adam Boler and his K9 Partner Phoenix became nationally certified in explosives detection.  In addition, they received a third place trophy for room searches, a fifth place trophy for vehicle searches, and a fifth place trophy for overall explosives detection.  They also partnered up with Sergeant Todd Husby with the MSP Airport and received a first flace regional team Trophy.

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)