A Lonsdale woman is back in jail now charged with 1st degree drug sale. On Wednesday, Lonsdale police stopped a vehicle at Halstad Ave. and Bluff Heights Dr. after observing a couple of traffic infractions. The driver had no license and was placed under arrest. After placing the driver in his squad, the officer was informed by another officer that a female was in the backseat trying to hide. He asked the male passenger who the female was, she popped up and said “Heather” and said her last name was “not important at this time”. 38 year old Heather Anne Anderson-Larscheid had multiple active warrants in four counties and was placed under arrest. A full search of the vehicle revealed a purse in the backseat with 10 new
hypodermic needles, just over 23 grams of methamphetamine and $83 in cash. There were also 3 different scales in the area she was in. Anderson-Larscheid is facing up to 30 years in prison for 1st degree sale and is also charged with 3rd degree sale, carrying up to 20 years. According to the criminal complaint, two of the four warrants are in Rice County and involve meth and failing to appear, in one complaint she brought meth to the jail. Anderson-Larscheid’s court appearance is June 5th, she remains in the Rice County jail. Anderson-Larscheid Complaint
Diversity, equity, inclusion
Northfield Council discussed those topics during their strategic plan work session. Administrator Ben Martig said, “we want to be a welcoming community for a number of reasons, one, it’s the right thing to do and we want to treat people fairly in the process. We want to make sure that we’re serving people appropriately, equitably, throughout our different city services”. As communities become more culturally diverse, Northfield wants to reflect that. Staff has been participating in the GARE, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, program along with 30 other cities. Martig said, “learning about how inequities exist potentially in our policies we have and what we can do to identify those, including implicit biases we may have. We all carry within ourselves, based on our past experiences certain biases that we have and you’re not even always conscious of that”. They shared their training with Council and will be implementing an equitable action plan. Martig said, “what that might mean practically too is just having some outcome goals, for example, to have our city employment better reflect the diversity of our communities”. People of color make up 10% of our community, they make up about 2% of city staff. The idea is to include people of color in a broader way through boards and commissions. In terms of the council itself, those who voted for a raise cited a reason being that it would attract a more diverse candidate pool. The actual increase in dollars is about $20 a month. 1 – Council Diversity Equity and Inclusion Update Worksession May 8 (1)
GNO means shopping, dining, music and more
It’s a busy weekend in Northfield and it starts with Girls Night Out tonight. Shopping, dining, dancing and hanging out with the girls. There will be specials, giveaways and drawings all over town and live music with dinner and drink specials too. It all starts at 4pm. Northfield Chamber President Todd Bornhauser said they’ll be doing something special this year, purchase $100 in Chamber Bucks and get $10 free. Do that first and spend the bucks downtown! The Chamber is now at 19 Bridge Square. Register at each of the sponsors for a chance to win $475 in Chamber bucks.