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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THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.