East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund

What did Polk County officials get themselves involved in?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

In 2010 I was contacted by the Minneapolis FBI. They wanted to interview me regarding information I had regarding a “kidnapping” in Florida.

The kidnapping was of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

I was subsequently interviewed for several hours, and provided the FBI audio recordings of various interviews I had conducted with specific individuals. Some of them had been questioned by law enforcement in Florida about their whereabouts on certain days the child had been moved across state lines.

You see…

The HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping was an organized operation by a trafficking underground group with a hub in Florida, and when their operation started to collapse, the group imploded, and they turned on each other; some of them reached out to me.

The primary reason I was chosen (although I didn’t know it at the time) by a select member of the trafficking operation, was because Minnesota has a one-party law regarding the taping of telephone conversations, opposed to Florida’s two-party requirements.

Minnesota’s one-party law allows me to record telephone conversations – even conference calls. The mercenary that called me, did so to create a visible relationship with me, so he could then scare the hell out of other members of the Group by making them believe his media guy in Minnesota captured ‘other’ conversations they had on the phone regarding the missing child.

Essentially, the mercenary used the fact he talked to me; to blackmail other players.

That’s why the FBI contacted me – they handle interstate kidnapping and human trafficking. I turned over audio conversations to the FBI that included conference calls between the players. Some of the players were arguing and threatening each other.

Members of the group were captured discussing events, names, dates, places, and times. They talked about kidnapping, murder, interstate trafficking, Satanism – you name it. At one point, the Agent said they might need to fly me down to Jacksonville, Florida so they could interview me further.

Now – if you look at the records of the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD), you will find police incident reports from individuals calling in from out of state against me, beginning in the spring of 2009.

It includes the same people!


Members of the same Group the FBI was asking me to give them information about in February of 2010, had already been calling the police on me in 2009, and trying to have me arrested.

When the Group began to collectively stalk, threaten, harass, blackmail, and extort me the EGFPD would not do anything to help me. – Even after I used call trace to capture some of the telephone numbers.

Lt. Rod Hajicek, EGFPD, was apparently becoming quite cozy with some questionable individuals, and in time, EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad, would become equally as enthusiastic about nurturing these out of state relationships.

There are no records that Police Chief Michael Hedlund, Lt. Rod Hajicek, or City Attorney Ronald Galstad ever contacted the FBI to alert them to the sudden eruption of calls to police about me that came in immediately after I (career journalist) had conducted a few interviews regarding the missing child from Florida.

By 2011 the police department was entirely infested with corruption and lay siege to me and my publication.

Galstad and Hajicek had me arrested, although they did not establish Venue, to do that. They didn’t have the legal authority to make that arrest, so they just did it anyway, with a plan to use their man in the Public’s Defender’s Office to complete the framing process.

In 2012, Michael LaCoursiere, public defender, 9th Minnesota District, told me if I didn’t accept a no-contest plea, City Attorney Ronald Galstad would simply call Sgt. Detective Chris Olson, EGFPD, and Polk County Deputy Jesse Haugen to lie on the witness stand and assure a conviction.

I subsequently reported their conduct to the Minnesota Bar Association and FBI.

On December 14, 2013 the EGFPD obtained a Search Warrant for my home-office, seized my hard-drive, and destroyed it.

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