The Pioneer Press reports Deputy Daniel Ruettimann passed away last week and few details have been released about his death. Ruettimann was the subject of an internal affairs investigation for improper conduct last year.
18-year veteran of Stearns County Sheriff's department gets jail time
A longtime Stearns County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail and fined more than $3,000 stemming from allegations by three minors in 2009. Phil Meekam pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and two gross misdemeanors for providing alcohol to minors.