The 18 year old from Rosemount who kicked Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn in the head during an arrest pled guilty Tuesday to 3 felonies. 18 year old Nikolas Devon Secret was caught in a drug bust in June by task force agents. According to the criminal complaint, Secret attempted to sell fake xanax pills to an undercover agent, who then questioned whether they were Xanax. Secret grabbed the $750 cash. There was a struggle and the Agent felt things
were going to escalate, so let go of the money and left the scene. Other law enforcement responded. Secret got agitated and resisted the officers, spitting and kicking. Sheriff Dunn was kicked hard in the head while trying to get Secret in the squad car. It took several officers to get him inside. He was also verbally abusive and threatened to murder the police. Secret pled guilty to 5th degree sale of narcotics and 2 counts of 4th degree assault of a peace officer. Sentencing is September 26th. He remains in the Rice County jail. Sheriff Dunn is doing fine. Secret Complaint
Hotel opening set back a couple months
Equipment to finish installing geopiers is back at the job site. Rebound Enterprises Brett Reese said water issues stalled the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites project during May and June. Just Tuesday, the machine was back at it. A specialized piece of equipment that installs geopiers into bedrock. The opening was scheduled for May 2018 but Reese said this week, that it will now be July. The hotel along the Cannon River off of hwy 3 and 2nd street will have 80 rooms. There are other outlots on that corner that will be developed and Reese will have more information on those coming up.
Night to Unite parties double in participation
Northfield’s all in for Night to Unite! Coming up August 1st, Police Chief Monte Nelson said they’ve set a record with over 40 parties registered! That’s more than double last years. The Northfield Council chose to cancel their regular Tuesday meeting to be able to attend the parties. Police, fire and EMS will all be out visiting parties as will other City Staff. Nelson thanked School Resources Officer, Angela Borchardt, HCI and the Mayor’s Task Force. It’s a night for neighbors to meet each other, have fun, discuss any concerns, needs. Nelson commented that that’s why it’s great that the Council chose to take a larger part in visiting the parties. Mayor Pownell said it strengthens neighborhoods. Parties do not have to be registered but you get a bag with some kids games and literature if you do.
Interrupted service continues for Nfld DMV
Northfield DMV is still experiencing complications with the new statewide software upgrade. At this time, they can only process Driver’s license and DNR transactions. If you need tabs/registration, title transfers etc. you’ll need to go to the Faribault DMV. Go to faribault.org for more information.
Get your Crazy on in Nfld!
Crazy Daze is in full swing in downtown Northfield. Go to northfieldchamber.com for complete details of sales and events!