The DUI jury trial of Assistant Crow Wing County Attorney John Sausen is set for Sept. 11 in Crow Wing County District Court.
His pretrial, which was scheduled for today, also has been set for Sept. 11, the Crow Wing County court administrator's office reported.
Sausen, 52, a Nisswa area resident, was stopped and cited Aug. 8 by a Nisswa police officer for expired registration on his 1991 black Ford Thunderbird coupe. During the stop, the Nisswa police officer noticed an odor of alcohol and asked Sausen to step out of the vehicle for a sobriety test at which time the officer determined he was under the influence.
Initial hearings were held in Itasca County District Court in Grand Rapids before Judge John Hawkinson, but have since been moved back to Crow Wing County. Hawkinson will preside.
New senior housing and services guide available
The Central Minnesota Council on Aging announced the 2003 Senior Housing and Service Guide is now available.
The comprehensive edition includes senior housing options available in Cass, Crow Wing, Todd, Morrison and Wadena counties as well as Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties.
In addition to housing information, this guide contains informational articles on a wide variety of senior-related topics and a service directory.
A free copy may be obtained by contacting the Senior LinkAge Line at (800)333-2433, or e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search continues for suspect
Cass County and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension authorities continue to search for a Brainerd man wanted in connection with the murders of three people in Pillager two weeks ago.
Benjamin Joseph Kennedy, 29, was charged in Cass County District Court Friday with three counts of second-degree murder for the May 29 deaths of Jennifer Toal, 20, Brainerd; Daniel Harting, 36, Brainerd; and Ryan Englert, 19, Pillager.
A warrant has been issued for Kennedy's arrest and authorities believe he may have fled the area. He is described as an Asian male, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached, Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher said.
While no reward has been offered for information on the whereabouts of Kennedy, Fisher said it has been discussed. Fisher also noted that anyone aiding Kennedy in his flight also could be charged with a crime, depending upon the circumstances and what that person knew.
Anyone with information about the homicides is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Department at (800) 450-2677, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department at 829-4749 or the Brainerd Police Department at 829-2805.
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