Townships want a piece of Fine Revenues, but it’s not that simple. Rice County attorney John Fossum had to dig a little deeper for understanding where the requests were coming from. Fossum said there was a recent presentation at a Township Association meeting by a Carver County Attorney who said that towships should receive the fine revenues from convictions for offenses that occurred in their township. Part of the basis for it was that, in the metro area, those townships have populations that are larger than any in Rice Co. and they pay [Read more…]
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The City of Northfield is looking for alternative energy to power their public buildings and properties. City Administrator Ben Martig said the city is eligible for programs through Xcel Energy. They subscribe to solar power from grids. The Developers get credit through Xcel and pass some of those savings on to the City. Investing in clean energy fits neatly into one of the Council’s Strategic Plan priorities. Several companies have approached them. Subscribers can sign up for a Floating option or a Fixed option on 25 year agreements, the risk vs return is different. There were plenty of questions from Council including [Read more…]
In June of 2016, Ezequiel Lopez of Faribault, was selling cocaine and methamphetamine to Cannon River Drug Task Force. Yesterday he was sentenced to 88 months in prison after pleading guilty to 2nd and 3rd degree drug sales. Lopez admitted selling cocaine and methamphetamine to the agents on different occasions. Rice County Attorney John Fossum commented that Lopez has been in and out of the system over the years adding, “he’s 41 years old, goes to prison for 7 years and we hope not to hear from him again”. Fossum added that the CRDVOTF has been busy executing 1 to 2 warrants a week for the last couple of years. Adding, “that’s busy, that a lot of work for 8 or 9 people”. Fossum was in studio this morning, his full interview is on kymnradio.net. [Read more…]
As Dundas Council looks at their budget, Administrator John McCarthy said with all the building the City has going on the taxes for the commercial building will be a boost for the City when they’re added to the rolls. There’s also residential improvements with more single family homes built this year and the Phase 2 of Bridgewater Heights means an additional 170 new home sites. Two-thirds are multi-family, the rest will be single family dwellings. Development will be phased in with [Read more…]