LITTLE FALLS - Joseph Baumer, 29, of Sauk Rapids, was ordered on Wednesday in Morrison County District Court to serve 23 months in prison after being convicted of felony anhydrous ammonia tampering.
On March 15, 2009, a surveillance operation by the Morrison County Sheriff's office discovered Baumer and an accomplice tampering with anhydrous ammonia tanks at the Upsala Co-op in Upsala. Baumer and the other man left the scene, but were tracked by a K-9 officer where the two were found hiding near a tree.
Baumer pleaded guilty on July 23, 2009. Two meth-related felony charges stemming from the same incident were dismissed by a Morrison County judge following an omnibus hearing in July.
He gets term for fourth DUI in less than two years
A Swanville man was sentenced Wednesday in his fourth DWI incident within two years in Morrison County District Court.
Steven Louis Klemish was ordered to serve 51 months in prison after being convicted of felony driving Under the Influence of alcohol in the first degree.
On May 19, 2009, Klemish was stopped by a Morrison County deputy sheriff near Flensburg. Klemish had been observed making a U-turn at high speed. As the squad car neared Klemish, Klemmish sped away from the deputy at speeds up to 90 miles per hour before stopping his car. Testing revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .12 percent. Klemish's driving record shows that he had three prior DWI convictions from March 16, 2008, April 18, 2008, and July 12, 2008 - all in Morrison County.
Klemish pleaded guilty on Aug. 5, 2009.
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