Thursday, October 24, 2013

Polk Co. Attorney Greg Widseth Forced To Respond To Nemmers' Allegations Of City Of Crookston Corruption Only After Data Request For Polk County Misconduct Policy Is Demanded?

It would appear that I have made a lasting impression on Polk County and the City of Crookston, wouldn't it?

Both Polk County and the City of Crookston thought that they could just ignore me and I would just slink away like John Q. Public or Joe Sixpack, didn't they?

But that didn't happen, did it?

It didn't, did it?

Wishful and delusional thinking on their part, wasn't it?

And it would also appear that my last round with the City of Crookston forced a couple of so-called retirements (Forced retirements, right?) and a firing, wouldn't it?

About 18 months of a mostly embattled tenure as city administrator, Tony Chladek has been terminated. The Crookston City Council voted 6-1 Monday evening, with Tom Vedbraaten voting against and new appointee Gary Will white abstaining. Chladek fired as city administrator. Melbye makes motion, Johnson seconds it. Vedbraaten is only vote against; recent appointee Willhite abstains. Date: August 12, 2013 Byline: Mike Christopherson.

The search within the Crookston Police Department to find a successor t o retiring Police Chief Tim
Motherway has produced two candidates, Lt. Gene Wisness and Patrol Sgt. Paul Biermaier, both of
whom will be interviewed on Monday, July 29. Wisness, Biermaier will interview July 29 to be new Crookston police chief - Both have been leaders in the department for years. Mike Christopherson, Managing Editor - Crookston Daily Times, Regional Editor – Gateh, Posted Jul. 23, 2013 @ 12:41 pm.

Biermaier, currently patrol sergeant, was previously detective sergeant at the CPD, where he's been for 23 years and change. When current Police Chief Tim Motherway, 52, announced earlier this summer that he was retiring as chief to take a regional coordinator position with the National Child Safety Council, the Crookston City Council decided to look internally for a successor with the goal of finding qualified candidates within the department and avoiding an external search for a new chief. Biermaier and longtime CPD Lt. Gene Wisness applied and both were subsequently interviewed this past Monday by a panel consisting of various city officials, council members and the police chiefs from East
Grand Forks and Bemidji. Humbled Biermaier grateful for the support, opportunity. 1. New police chief won't be official until council votes Aug. 12. • Mike Christopherson Managing Editor - Crookston Daily Times, Regional Editor – Gateh, Posted Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:55 pm.

Selzler succeeded Gene Wisness, who retired on Aug. 30. Mayor Dave Genereux and Motherway presented Wisness with a plaque from the City of Crookston thanking him for his 18 years of service. Wisness recognized, Selzler officially pinned as new CPD lieutenant - Wisness was lieutenant for 18 years. By Times Staff, Posted Sep. 5, 2013 @ 12:47 pm.

So it would appear that I helped to get rid of a few of Crookston's corrupt city officials, wouldn't it?

So it should be interesting to see how many are forced to "retire" or are fired this round, shouldn't it?

More to come . . .