His lawyer says the Carlton County Attorney has checked into the Hazelden treatment center. His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit to drive when he was pulled over earlier this month. The County Board of Commissioners is still awaiting word on if and when he plans to return to work.
Police looking for woman missing since car crash near lake
The 49-year-old is believed to have been driving when the crash happened.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
Gallery: Ely treehouse cabin for $209k is a salvaged materials masterpiece
Take a look inside a truly unique cabin on Shagawa Lake.
Man airlifted after being pinned under truck in northern MN
The incident happened near Nisswa, Minnesota.
St. Paul company ends corrugated manufacturing, cutting 130 jobs
The facility produces around 200,000 tons of corrugated packaging every year.
Legal Marijuana Now candidate for 2nd District Paula Overby dies
Election Day is Nov. 8.
Sartell woman, 94, killed in collision with semi-truck
The crash happened in Haven Township near St. Cloud.
Woman reported missing from Anoka County is found safe
An alert was issued Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery: Behind the scenes of new and improved Duluth Haunted Ship
A hull lot of horror.
Explosion reported near Hastings; man airlifted to hospital
Authorities say the victim has serious injuries.
School faces uncertain future after land sold to Catholic nonprofit
The school near Marine on St. Croix sits on land that's just been sold.
Carlton County attorney accused of DWI
Thom Pertler, 47, was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday afternoon. The Duluth News Tribune reports the Carlton County attorney refused to submit to a chemical test of his blood, breath or urine. Pertler has been the county attorney since 2005.
Carlton Co. attorney apologizes for drunken driving
Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler apologized to his family, colleagues and constituents for a drunken driving incident. He's been in an inpatient treatment program at Hazelden Treatment Center in Center City, Minn., for the past month. He's back at work this week. Pertler is scheduled to make his first appearance in St. Louis County Court on the charges against him in early September.
Former Ramsey Co. sheriff's son charged with DWI again
Minneapolis police on Wednesday arrested former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher's son, Kyle Fletcher, 23, who suspected of driving while intoxicated. Bob Fletcher famously had his son arrested twice when he was struggling with heroin and cocaine addictions.
County assessor charged, suspended for bringing shotgun into courthouse
The Swift County assessor reportedly told sheriff's deputies in Benson he didn't realize he couldn't bring his shotgun to his office in the courthouse.
Suspect in Cook County Courthouse shooting to be charged Monday
42-year-old Daniel Schlienz shot and injured three people after trial proceedings of a sexual assault case where he stood as the defendant. Schlienz father says the trial had taken its toll on his son and he had become suicidal.
Dog breeder accused of drowning puppies will fight cruelty charges
The lawyer for a Dakota County dog breeder says the puppies his client allegedly drowned were not pets. He maintains "commercial" animals are subject to a different set of rules than pets. Dayna Bell faces 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
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