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Woman Accused Of Selling Untrained Service Dogs Stops Business

She’s accused of selling untrained service dogs for $10,000 to families of kids with special needs. Months after WCCO first exposed her business, the Wisconsin woman has shut it down.

07/17/2014

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Minn. Man Gets 40 Years In Missing Man’s Murder

A northern Minnesota man convicted of killing an acquaintance and burying the man’s body has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie says 29-year-old Dane Riley of Pine River got the maximum sentence under state law Thursday. In 2012, a jury convicted Riley of second-degree intentional murder, a firearms violation and interfering with a dead body.

02/13/2014

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Minn. Man Convicted Of Killing Acquaintance

A Cass County jury has convicted a man of killing an acquaintance as the victim begged him to stop. The county attorney’s office says the jury deliberated for three hours Friday before convicting 29-year-old Dane J. Riley of Pine River.

12/14/2013

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For $10K, Families Feel Cheated By ‘Trained’ Service Dogs

They’re $10,000 dogs, sold to a vulnerable population with the promise of offering safety and protection, but some Minnesota and Wisconsin families who bought in can’t believe what they’ve got.

11/04/2013

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Breeder Charged For Deplorable Conditions, Still Allowed To Sell Pets

The Minnesota woman charged with keeping more than 130 dogs in deplorable conditions is still allowed to raise and sell pets. Earlier this week, Deborah Rowell pleaded guilty to mistreating dogs at her kennel in Pine River.

10/17/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Pleads Guilty To 1 Count

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 100 dogs were seized this summer has pleaded guilty to one count. The Cass County prosecutor’s office says 60-year-old Deborah Rowell of Pine River pleaded guilty to failing to provide dogs with adequate shade. Rowell had been charged with nine violations, ranging from animal neglect to depriving animals of shelter, shade and water. Her trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

10/14/2013

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Dozens Of Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill Find New Homes

Dozens of animals rescued from a puppy mill this the summer now have new places to call home. Two hundred dogs and puppies seized from a breeding facility in Pine River in July were up for adoption on Saturday at all Twin Cities Animal Humane Society locations.

10/12/2013

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Dogs Rescued From Filthy Breeding Facility Ready For Adoption

An adoption event for 133 dogs rescued this summer from a filthy breeding facility in northern Minnesota is slated for this weekend.

10/10/2013

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Meet Jess Hanneken, Minnesota Rodeo Royalty

Rodeo royalty politely says “excuse me” while maneuvering around the Minnesota State Fair. Rodeo royalty represents the best of rural Minnesota with witty – and yet practical – slogans. “We like to say you can fix anything with a little twine and duct tape,” she said of her hometown Pine River, a town of 900 people located just north of Brainerd.

08/30/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Neglect

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 130 dogs were seized earlier this month is charged with misdemeanor animal neglect. The Cass County prosecutor’s office said Monday it filed a nine-count criminal complaint against 60-year-old Deborah Rowell. The complaint says when officers executed a search warrant at Rowell’s kennel in Pine River on July 16, they found improper enclosures, inadequate ventilation, improper dog houses and inadequate shade and water.

07/29/2013

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Officers Seize About 130 Dogs & Puppies In Pine River

Authorities have seized more than 130 dogs and puppies after executing a search warrant in northern Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office executed the search warrant Tuesday in the City of Pine River.

07/18/2013

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Pine River Man Dies In Crow Wing Co. Crash

A 34-year-old Pine River man is dead after a single car crash in Crow Wing County early Sunday morning, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

06/23/2013

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Missing Hunter Found Dead In Crow Wing County

A 49-year-old Breezy Point man has been found dead after going missing while hunting Sunday, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

12/10/2012

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1 Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash In Cass Co.

A 60-year-old motorist was killed after apparently failing to negotiate a curve in the road and running off the road Sunday evening. The crash happened along Highway 84 near the intersection with 12th Street Southwest north of Pine River.

10/08/2012

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Pine River Man Charged In Cass County Murder

A 28-year-old Pine River man is accused of killing another man and burning his remains earlier this month, according to charges filed Monday in Cass County Court.

07/31/2012

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