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Alert: Missing baby

January 19, 2018

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Ja-Kari Brown, 10 months, of Coon Rapids, Ja-Kari may be in the company of his biological mother Sharona Nena Jefferson, 06/14/1990; or biological father James Lavell Brown, 6/21/1985. Ja-Kari has serious health concerns and authorities are concerned for his welfare. Neither parent is authorized to have custody of Ja-Kari. If you have any information regarding Ja-Kari’s whereabouts please contact the Anoka County Sheriff’s office at 763-324-4750 or dial 911.  Full release below:


3 selected to replace Judge Thomas Neuville

January 19, 2018

Three Candidates for the 3rd judicial district have been announced by the Commission on Judicial Selection.  The vacancy occurred upon Judge Thomas Neuville’s retirement.  The candidates are Adam Dowd: He is a solo practitioner who focuses on civil litigation and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at St. Olaf College. He was previously City Attorney for Dundas, among other things.  Jeffrey Johnson is the Third Judicial District Chief Public Defender, where he services.   Johnson serves on the steering committees for the Steele-Waseca and Olmsted Treatment Courts, as well as the advisory boards for Rice County Community Corrections and Dual Recovery.  And  Christopher Neisen: He is a managing partner with Wornson, Goggins, Neisen, Morris & Brever, P.C. Additionally, he was recently appointed a Deputy Scott County Examiner of Titles. Previously, Neisen was a First Judicial District Child Support Magistrate and a city prosecutor for New Prague.  An announcement of the appointment will be made following an interview process over the next few weeks.  The full press release:  Third Judicial District Candidates


School bus/truck crash sends 1 to hospital; Another step toward a development agreement; Nfld. HRC has full board, a budget and an agenda

January 19, 2018

UPDATE:  The driver of the pickup truck was Andrew Pany (age 58) of rural New Prague. As of this update, Pany is still in a metro hospital being treated for a serious leg injury, among other injuries. The driver of the School bus was Jerry Iverson (age 73) of
Prior Lake. All parties are cooperating with the investigation.

A crash involving a school bus sent one to the hospital.  Around 3 yesterday afternoon, Rice County Sheriff’s deputies and Lonsdale Police and Fire were called to 70th Street West and Jackson Avenue in Wheatland Township. An eastbound pickup truck and a southbound school bus with several students on board collided. The 58 year old male driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital by North (more…)

Years of waiting will soon be over for Fire Hall; Koester/HRA Land swap is likely off; Township candidate filing

January 18, 2018

It was pretty much a slam dunk as the Northfield Council approved the plans and specs and authorized bids for the $4 million remodel and expansion of the Fire Station on Hwy 3 and 5th Street.  The City of Northfield owns the building and will carry the bond.  The project has been underway since 2008.  Originally the plan was to house Fire with Police at their new facility.  Since then a Joint Powers Agreement was created between Northfield, Dundas and Rural fire.  The entity known as NAFRS, Northfield Area Fire and Rescue. The Board opted to stay at the corner of Hwy 3 and 5th.  Multiple studies were done on the building itself which is in a floodplain.  Architect DJ Medin designed the remodel and expansion to alleviate flooding issues. (more…)

St. Paul man pleads to criminal vehicular homicide; Fynboh seeks jury trial; Postponed – HPD recognition; FiftyNorth celebrates

January 17, 2018

In August of 2016, 41 year old Chad Michael Gibson never even slowed down when he slammed into a vehicle on I-35 and Hwy 60.  Gibson of St. Paul, pled guilty yesterday in Rice County court to criminal vehicular homicide and  criminal vehicular operation.  Last April, Rice County attorney John Fossum commented on KYMN that Gibson had his cruise control set at 78 mph and didn’t touch the brakes.  He slammed into a Kia which burst into flames.  There were warning signs for at least 4 miles leading up to the construction zone.  A 63 year old Eden Prairie man was killed, his wife was severely injured.  The crash caused a chain reaction. Gibson’s jury trial had been set for January 22nd.   Fossum, who prosecuted the case, said “We appreciate Mr. Gibson accepting responsibility for his (more…)