A Northfield man is charged with fleeing police after reaching speeds of 120 mph. According to the criminal complaint, in August, 41 year old Jesse Andrew Fynboh was traveling east on hwy 19 in Lonsdale when he was spotted very early in the morning by a Trooper, swerving and crossing the fog line, he made a u-turn and hit the gas when the Trooper turned his lights on. From Lonsdale into Scott County, Fynboh continued to flee, he was clocked at 120mph on Panama Avenue. Seven minutes after the chase began, Fynboh lost control at Panama Ave and 200th st. east. Fynboh was located a half hour later in a nearby swamp. He already had a
warrant out for his arrest for drug possession in Hennepin County. Fynboh said in a post-miranda statement that he didn’t remember anything. He’s charged with fleeing an officer, a felony, and 4th degree dui. He’s currently in the Rice Co. jail. His first court appearance is November 6th. Fynboh complaint
HRA decides on consultant on land swap issue
The Northfield Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) wants to build affordable workforce housing on an 11 acre site located in the Southbridge area. They plan to partner with Three Rivers Community Action to increase the size of the existing 28 unit, Spring Creek Townhomes by 24 – 36 units. Single-family home development of about 22 acres is planned for the abutting land owned by Vern and Joan Koester. However, for cohesiveness with road layouts, they submitted a concept plan for development of their land, which would “swap” about 2 acres with the HRA. The HRA received two consulting proposals that were vastly different in presentation and cost. The SEH proposal was for $9600, which included a full HRA board meeting, while ISG came in at $750. Members were concerned about quality and, while there were some additional items from SEH, Community Development Director Chris Heineman said his department had estimated the cost at $5,000 but added that ISG is very familiar with the area, they’d been working on recently and have all of the computer graphics and engineering in place to complete that study. Chair Dayna Norvold said that she wanted a meeting with whoever did the concept plan with the full HRA Board before coming up with the plan. She said, “I’d like to be part of the conversation”. Heineman advised against that saying that’s really the role of city staff. He also added that it would slow the procedure down. He explained that AFTER the concept plan is put together is when the HRA gives direction. There was discussion regarding ISG having worked with the Koesters and if there were some sort of conflict. Housing Coordinator Janine Atchison said she thinks they’re very professional and they’ve shown that time and time again with other work they’ve done with the City. She was in favor of moving forward. They unanimously chose ISG. The concept plan will be developed in a month and brought back to the HRA for review. ISG Proposal
Hester St. sidewalk work begins
Sidewalk construction will begin tomorrow in Dundas. Administrator John McCarthy said that they’ll start on Hester Street. They’ll be extending the sidewalk from CJB properties (the old K-Mart site) to Grindstone. There are 2 segments. McCarthy added that they had hoped to complete the work by November 15th but they MAY have to delay some of the work until Spring. There are some permitting Rights of Way issues with MnDot that may hold up sidewalk installation along Co. Rd. 1 from Hwy 3 to Cannon Valley Water. McCarthy’s full interview is on kymnradio.net.