Paul Knochenmus is remembered for his role in a 1978 international man hunt, helping to build the first snowmobile and for introducing a system of law county-based enforcement contracts used by cities without police.
Roseau County officials said Monday there will be no more organized searches for a man missing since Aug. 11. Another organized attempt to search for Donald Dugger was conducted on Saturday, five miles south of the Roseau County line, officials said.
An escapee from Roseau County was captured Thursday evening in Grygla, Minn.
Kevin Martin Jr., who fled Monday while on a sentence-to-serve work crew in Wannaska, Minn., was arrested Thursday, after he was spotted outside of a bar.
Kevin Leigh Martin Jr. remains at large today, two days after escaping custody in Roseau County, where he was working with a sentence-to-serve group. Authorities say Martin apparently had help from an outsider.
The thick terrain is not suitable for a “walk-though” type search, there is no cell phone coverage at all in the area, and the sheriff’s department is concerned that volunteers will get lost, or make it more difficult for tracking dogs to do their work, according to Diana Dugger, the sister of Donny Dugger, who has been missing since Aug. 11.
Late Tuesday night, the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office still was searching for a Detroit Lakes, Minn., man missing since Aug. 11. A vehicle belonging to Donald Dugger, 43, was found Saturday, stuck and abandoned one mile north and east of the Winner Silo in Beltrami State Forest.
A detour now in place on Minnesota Highway 11 is expected to change next week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced. The detour currently in place from Greenbush to Badger is expected to end Tuesday, and a second-phase detour will begin Wednesday.
Monsignor David Baumgartner says the diocese looks forward to the trial of the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a young girl in 2004 and 2005. The diocese will fully cooperate with authorities and doesn't think it was negligent in hiring Jeyapaul, he said.
A former Greenbush, Minn., Catholic priest appeared in court Monday in New Delhi related to charges filed years ago in Roseau, Minn., alleging he sexually assaulted two teen girls in 2004 and 2005, according to The Associated Press.
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