by Timothy Charles Holmseth
The Grand Forks Herald and Forum Communications Company is using its publication and media influence to protect corrupt law enforcement officers with the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force.
The actions of the Herald may already be contributing to serious public safety concerns that have arisen as result of the scheme.
Officers included in the protection scheme are Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek and Aeisso Schrage, EGFPD.
Timeline and fact-pattern analysis shows that while the Herald and Forum Communications was/is regularly reporting on dangerous drugs in the region, the Herald was/is, simultaneously, running interference to protect members of law enforcement working on a drug task force.
Officers being protected include Hajicek and Schrage.
The Herald’s editors and publisher actions create a serious conflict of interest for the Company, because Forum Communications is actively reporting on international drug…
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