A judge in Dakota County granted Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO) against a zealous supporter of Dede Evavold, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, and Michelle MacDonald, for harassing and stalking Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann.
The HROs were filed separately by Brodkorb and Mann against Terry Dean Nemmers of Glenwood, Minnesota.
Over the last three years, Nemmers (pictured above during a previous time in jail) has attempted to contact Brodkorb and Mann nearly 400 times, despite being instructed on multiple occasions to cease all contact. Most recently, Nemmers has taking premeditated steps to track and monitor Brodkorb and Mann’s public events to promote their new book, The Girls Are Gone. Nemmers sent harassing and threatening emails to bookstores, trying to have Brodkorb and Mann’s book events canceled.
Nemmers has also posted pictures of Brodkorb’s wife and children – the same pictures that were surreptitiously taken of Brodkorb’s wife and children and distributed online.
The HROs – which remain in effect until February 2021 – note that Nemmers “[f]ollwed, pursued, or stalked” both Brodkorb and Mann. Nemmers is prohibited from having any direct or indirect contact with Brodkorb and Mann. He is also prohibited from attending any of their appearances or book events.
Nemmers previously convicted of stalking, trespassing, forgery, evading taxes, and illegally possessing firearms
In March 2007, Nemmers was convicted of a felony for aggravated forgery and a gross misdemeanor of evading taxes for driving with a fake license plate. During his trial, Nemmers attempted to arrest the judge.
Because of his felony conviction, Nemmers was prohibited from possessing firearms. In July 2007, law enforcement in Pope County searched Nemmers’ home and “deputies found 20 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition” stored inside his home. Law enforcement also found “ammunition belts, speed loaders and other equipment…” in Nemmers’ home.
Nemmers was later convicted of a gun charge.
In 2011, Nemmers was also convicted of stalking and trespassing. Aside from his extensive criminal record, multiple HROs have been filed against Nemmers since 2014.
Nemmers has assisted Evavold, Grazzini-Rucki, and MacDonald
Nemmers operates a website focused on highlighting his definition of “local corruption” and over the last few years, Nemmers has provided assistance to Evavold, Grazzini-Rucki, and MacDonald.
Before the start of her criminal trial, Nemmers traveled with Evavold across the state to file numerous frivolous complaints targeting law enforcement, judges, court staff, and journalists. Nemmers also worked with Evavold’s husband on her case while Evavold was in jail.
Since the release of their book, Nemmers has not only targeted Brodkorb and Mann, he has also targeted people who have publicly reviewed their book and the hosts of podcasts that have interviewed Brodkorb and Mann. Nemmers has gone so far as to contact the sponsors of the podcast and the family members and employers of the hosts.
In the last week, law enforcement agencies in multiple states have been notified about Nemmers’ harassing behavior.
Allison Mann contributed to this story.