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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Phyllis G. Monson

THE TEEN BAND PLATYPUS will perform at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Block Party at McPete’s Sept. 6.

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Pictured from left to right are scholarship winners Jordyn Edling, Madi VanHorsen, and Breanna Cornwell volunteering to sell ducks for Monticello’s Riverfest celebration. (Submitted photo.)