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Kandiyohi County, Stearns County deputies among those honored for DWI enforcement

Sixty-one “DWI enforcer all-stars” were honored during pre-game activities at Target Field on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Among them were Deputy Nicholas Moberg, of Kandiyohi County, and Deputy Nathaniel Younkin, of Stearns County.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Moberg and Stearns County Sheriff's Deputy Nathaniel Younkin were among law enforcement officers honored earlier this month by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety for enforcement efforts against drunken driving.

Younkin was credited with 48 arrests and Moberg with 35 arrests for driving while impaired, according to a news release from the department.

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Starting Oct. 5, Minnesota Highway 9 will be closed on the west side of Highway 23. Highway 9 travelers will be detoured to Kandiyohi County Road 40 for up to two days. Work is expected to end Oct. 10.
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The Renville County Sheriff's said it received report of a structure fire at a turkey farm Thursday afternoon four miles north of Morton. No one was injured, according to the release.

A total of 61 “DWI enforcer all-stars” were honored Aug. 7 during Minnesota Twins pre-game activities at Target Field.

According to the release, those 61 officers, deputies, troopers and prosecutors made 4,193 combined DWI arrests — or about 17% of the more than 24,000 total arrests — across Minnesota last year.

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