MENAHGA - A two-week investigation into cabin and home burglaries in the Menahga area of Wadena County resulted in Tuesday's arrest of four people at a rural Menahga residence.
About 9 p.m. Tuesday the Wadena County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a house on the 10,000 block of River Lake Drive in Shell River Township.
A 35-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, two 24-year-old men were arrested at the house. One of the suspects was apprehended by a K-9 officer from Park Rapids. The suspects are being held at the Wadena County jail pending formal charges.
Several stolen items were recovered, Sheriff Michael D. Carr said, with more items expected to be recovered later. Carr also said more arrests are possible.
Assisting the Wadena County Sheriff's Department were the Menahga Police Department, the Wadena/Hubbard County SWAT Team, the Park Rapids Police Department, the State Patrol and Tri-County Ambulance.
FairVote Minnesota speaker at CLC
People Uniting for Peace and FairVote Minnesota will present a free, one-hour program on instant runoff voting at noon Wednesday in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
This initiative is part of an effort by the non-profit FairVote Minnesota to save time, money and improve democracy.
Featured speaker will be Sandy Sandell, community volunteer of the Fair Vote Minnesota Board.
FairVote Minnesota works for better democracy through a focus on the voting system.
FairVote Minnesota was born as a grassroots network of about 20 active volunteers.
Instant runoff voting is a ranked ballot method of voting that results in a winner chosen by a majority of the voters. The voters rank the candidates in order of preference. Each voter has one vote, which counts for the highest preferred candidate that can use it.
The term instant runoff voting was coined because the method of transferring votes from defeated candidates to continuing candidates is just like a runoff election except that it is accomplished on one ballot.
It is also known as single transferable vote (single winner version), alternative vote and majority preferential vote.
For more information go to www.fairvotemn.org or contact People Uniting for Peace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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