Small town in central Minn again on the hunt for a police chief

Associated Press

PIERZ, Minn. — The small town of Pierz in central Minnesota is looking for a new police chief. Again.

The Pierz City Council accepted a letter of resignation last week from Kyle Hoehne, who had served only seven months. His resignation was effective immediately.

Mayor Toby Egan says the letter didn’t say why Hoehne resigned. Egan says it’s frustrating to have to hire a police chief for the second time in a year.

City hall was not taking messages for Hoehne on Wednesday, and a home telephone number for him could not be found.


Hoehne took over from Steve Boser, who went on paid administration leave in February as the city council investigated allegations of misconduct. Boser resigned in March.

Pierz is a town of about 1,420 about 25 miles south of Brainerd.

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