Anyway, I'm reading the History of Morrison County that Nathan Richardson wrote**, and he mentions:
"...the popular stage lines that run to this place, the proprietors of which reside here [Little Falls]. The line from this place to St Cloud, is run daily each way, coming up from St Cloud in the forenoon and returning in the afternoon, bringing a daily mail and making connections here with the Brainerd line at noon. This line is owned by Charles Gravel, and the Brainerd line by Henry Rasicot. Both are doing good business and are very seldom behind time."
Funny, the sheriff's first name wasn't given in the news reports in 1889, but according to the censuses around then, I think Henry was the right man. I believe the sheriff was an elected office, so the person had to be employed doing something else in town before, and probably after, being sheriff.
**"A big hearted Paleface Man", by Mary E. Warner, available at the Weyerhauser History Museum in Little Falls. Besides being interesting, the book has those fresh-book smelling pages, too--I love that!)