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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Volume 98; Number 35


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Dispatcher Browerville Lions
Carol Marlow retiring Super Bowl Breakfast

Dispatcher Carol Marlow has been employed with the Todd


County Sheriff’s Office since May of 1989 and has recently
announced that she will be retiring from her position. Carol
started her employment as a Jailer/Dispatch and in 1995
moved to strictly Dispatch.
Carol has many stories to tell about her experiences as an
employee with the Todd County Sheriff’s Office. Her most
memorable incident was in June of 1999 when she assisted a
caller in delivering a baby. By using her training through an The Browerville Lions club would like to thank those that attended and helped with their
Emergency Medical Dispatcher course, she was able to talk annual Super Bowl Breakfast held on February 6th at the Browerville Community Center. A
the caller through the delivery. The baby was not breathing large number of people took the opportunity to have a good breakfast and visit with friends
and she was able to give the father proper procedures to start and family during the event. Additional photos inside.
breathing and could then hear the baby crying in the back
ground.
The hardest part of her job is when people call in an emer- Businesses/residences will
gency and the caller recognizes her voice and calls her by
name. That makes these calls very personal in nature and it
is difficult to separate her personal feelings from the profes-
see garbage fee increase
sional response needed to handle the call. She recalled one By Tim King
incident where her husband called 911 and reported that Businesses and residences in Todd County that have garbage pick-up will likely see an increase in
Carol’s mother was having difficulty breathing. costs starting in June. At their Tuesday February 1st meeting, the Todd County Board of Commissioners
Carol will miss the people she works with and calls the increased the cost garbage haulers have to pay to dump a ton of garbage at the County’s Browerville
Deputies “my boys.” She has provided many quality years of garbage transfer station. It will now cost haulers $65 per ton to haul garbage to the transfer station. The
service to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office and will be missed. cost was previously $60 per ton. Fees for individuals hauling their own garbage to the transfer station
Everyone at the Sheriff’s Office wishes her the best in her will not increase. The fees in Todd County are rising because the fees at the Perham incinerator charges
retirement. are increasing. About two-thirds of Todd County’s garbage is hauled to the Perham garbage incinerator.
The rest goes to the less expensive Morrison County landfill.

Home invasion, Lerton Zander, of Long Prairie Sanitary Service, pointed out the fee hike was in excess of eight per-
cent. He said the increase will be passed on to consumers. Zander also said when fees were raised in 2008
the cost was also passed on to consumers. He said with his own increas-
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robbery, and assault
After a lengthy investigation,
Todd County Sheriff/FBI
the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office
has filed a complaint against offers cash reward
Robert John Wilder, 43, previ-
ously of rural Swanville, in a The Todd County Sheriff ’s Office, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Minnesota National
home invasion that occurred in Bank of Long Prairie are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest, and conviction of
the early morning hours of the person/person’s responsible for the theft of an ATM and funds in the ATM from the City of
Saturday, 10-30-2010. An elder- Browerville. This reward is being offered in an attempt to obtain new information as to whom may be
ly female resident of a home in responsible for the theft of the ATM.
the city of Grey Eagle was On 12-04-09 the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office received a complaint that an ATM, owned by Minnesota
assaulted and robbed in the inci- National Bank of Long Prairie, had been taken from its site in the city of Browerville. To this date the
dent. Todd County Sheriff ’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have worked diligently on infor-
Wilder is being charged with mation leading to no arrest. In an effort to solve this crime we are asking anyone with any information
two counts of Kidnapping; one that may lead to an arrest to contact the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office at 320-732-2157, 1-800-794-5733
Robert John Wilder. count of Criminal Sexual or the FBI at 320-251-9394, 612-376-3600. Information can also be sent to Sheriff Pete Mikkelson at
deputy@co.todd.mn.us.
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