Mahnomen County

Man pleads not guilty in deer drowning on Tulaby Lake

A Moorhead man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he pursued a deer with a pontoon boat until the animal drowned.

Steven William Timm, 55, is charged in Mahnomen County with two misdemeanor counts: animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal with a motor vehicle.

Timm was charged after an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The charges stem from a Sept. 6 incident on Tulaby Lake east of Waubun.

Timm says he was trying to steer the swimming buck back to shore, not hurt it.

KFGO-AM reports that his next court appearance is set for Dec. 10.

Associated Press

 

BEMIDJI

Bounty hunter offers reward for information on missing woman

Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman has donated $10,000 as a reward for any information leading to the safe return of Rose Downwind, a mother of five from Redby, Minn., missing for a week and a half.

Downwind’s grandfather, American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks, reached out to Chapman for help finding the 31-year-old, who has not been in contact with relatives since Oct. 19. Chapman, the former star of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality show, has agreed to assist in the search if she’s not located over the weekend.

“We are almost positive she did not run away,” Chapman said during a radio interview on “Native Trailblazers.”

Downwind was last spotted leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue in southeast Bemidji on the morning of Oct. 21, police said.

She may have gotten into a blue vehicle, but authorities are unsure of the make and model. Downwind was last seen wearing a blue sweater and black pants and is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 120 pounds with a light brown, clear complexion.

Anyone who may have seen Downwind is asked to call Bemidji Police at 218-333-9111.

Liz Sawyer