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Police chief to retire, borough to hire recruiting firm

Petersburg’s Police Chief is retiring at the end of May. Jim Agner and his wife Heidi, a police sergeant, just put in their notice. They make up about a quarter of the department. The Assembly this week gave the borough manager the ‘OK’ to hire a recruiting firm to find a replacement for the chief.

Police Chief Jim Agner, KFSK File

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Family, friends celebrate purple librarian’s 100th birthday

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Petersburg’s purple librarian, Ruth Sandvik, is 100 years old today. Family and friends are marking the occasion with fireworks last night Sunday night and a party this afternoon. Sandvik worked for years as high school librarian and has been honored for bringing the arts and radio to Petersburg. more

Petersburg drug cases resolved

Lorry, left, and Lars Christensen
One Petersburg man will likely be serving jail time for trying to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Petersburg, while his brother will not. 63-year-old Lorry Christensen entered guilty pleas to two counts on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree as well as misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Meanwhile, drug charges have been dismissed against his brother, 57-year-old Lars Christensen. more