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Nisswa, Pequot Lakes deal with allegations against employees

Both the Nisswa and Pequot Lakes city councils met in closed sessions last week for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an employee.

Both the Nisswa and Pequot Lakes city councils met in closed sessions last week for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an employee.

The Nisswa City Council met Wednesday, March 11, at city hall to discuss allegations that police officer Jason Boelter had used a city-authorized and paid for cell phone for personal use, which is a violation of city policy.

The council agreed Boelter will forfeit 200 hours of vacation time, serve 100 hours of unpaid suspension, have no contact with subjects on or off duty (directly or indirectly) and will submit to random searches of all department-issued electronic data devices and disclose all passwords to access such devices.

The Pequot Lakes City Council met Thursday, March 12, at city hall to discuss allegations against office manager Jeanyne Alderson.

The council took no action, and no further information was available.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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