Records published Nov. 27, 2019


Death under investigation in Swift County

APPLETON — State and local law enforcement agencies are investigating a death in Swift County.

Appleton Police Chief Sedrick Borsgard said in a news release that his department responded to a report of a deceased male at 11:46 a.m. Monday.

“At this time there is no apparent threat to the public,” Borsgard said.

He said the death is currently under investigation by the Appleton Police Department, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Man dies by suicide while being served court papers

MONTEVIDEO — A man who died by suicide Monday night in Chippewa County, just as law enforcement was serving him with court papers,, has been identified.


According to a news release, deputies from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office were serving papers to Charles Samuel Brown, 44, when he retreated to a bedroom to retrieve belongs and exit the property.

That’s when officers heard a single gunshot from the bedroom occupied by the man, according to the news release.

Deputies on scene “protected a female” that was also at the home, executed a search warrant for the property and secured the scene.

The incident was reported at 8:43 p.m. in the 7000 block of County Road 15, Montevideo.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Montevideo Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, Clara City Police Department, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s

Office, Granite Falls Police Department, Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, Upper Sioux Police Department, West Central SWAT, Chippewa County Montevideo Ambulance, Montevideo Fire Department and North Memorial Air Care.

Belgrade tractor driver unhurt in crash near Rice

RICE — A Belgrade man driving a tractor was uninjured Tuesday evening in a crash with a pickup on U.S. Highway 10 in Benton County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Robert Dwayne Sturges, 48, was driving a 2019 John Deere 7950 tractor eastbound on Highway 10, turned into a crossover outside of Rice and was attempting to cross the westbound lanes when the tractor was struck by a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Forrest Melvin Moe, 27, of Calhan, Colorado.


Moe was transported by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report said.

Alcohol was not involved, and Moe was wearing a seat belt. Seat belts do not apply in a tractor.

According to the report, roads were dry at the time and the Benton County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash, which was reported at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday at mile marker 166 in Watab Township.

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