K9 Ecco


Sherburne County Sheriff's Department

Deputy Ryan Sturm and his K9 partner, Ecco, won top honors at the USPCA Region 12 Police dog trials held in Baxter last week. Ecco finished first of 87 dogs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, scoring 691 points out of a possible 700, earning the title of top dual purpose K9 of 2014 in Region 12. Ryan has been with the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office since 2004 and began his partnership with Ecco in 2009.


Franklin F. Kemp

TYLER HUVER had fun with playdough at the Big Lake School District Early Childhood open house last month. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

GRAY AREAS indicate counties that are not currently part of an RDC. (Submitted chart.)

SOLDIERS LETTERS. The Minnesota Military Veterans Family Tribute (MFT) project is seeking items of correspondence from Sherburne County veterans from the Civil War through today for possible inclusion on the Story Stone each county will have on the memorial now under construction on the State Capitol Mall in St. Paul. The photo depicts an artist's rendition of the material to be etched on the stones, one for each of the 87 counties in the state.