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Former corrections worker joins Petersburg police force

Petersburg’s newest police officer arrived in town this week. 35-year-old Ben King worked in Idaho in corrections for seven years. He’s originally from Montana and spent his summers in high school commercial fishing in Bristol Bay. Joe Viechnicki spoke with King along with local police Captain John Hamilton about staffing in the Petersburg police department.


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Court battle continues, two years after Petersburg home demolished

Homeowners Karen Ellingstad and Fred Triem took down the home at 1011 Wrangell Avenue in 2014.
The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more

Stone sculptor opens show in Petersburg

Photo courtesy of Miele Gallery
A sculptor who just moved to Petersburg last year opens up a show at Miele Gallery on main street Friday, August 26, although local art enthusiasts may already be familiar with his artwork. more