A Faribault man is in jail charged with sexual assault Faribault police received a call Saturday night about a woman asking for help saying that a man pointed a gun at her. 37 year old Jason Richard Larson was arrested without incident after officers spotted his vehicle in the 1100 block of Kingswood Crescent. Larson had a black AR-15 rifle lying on the back seat. He appeared intoxicated. He told officers the woman was never in his home, they were only acquaintances and he felt threatened by her so he took his rifle with him. The woman met with Officer Alexander who noticed her clothing was disheveled. She was pacing, crying [Read more…]
The Lakeville Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Kristina Lauer, 27, of Lakeville. Lauer is a vulnerable adult and authorities are concerned for her welfare. Lauer was dropped off in Eagan around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. She called her residence later to say she was going to a friend’s house and was supposed to return at 9:00 pm but did not. Kristina may be with Cameron Johnson, 29. Kristina is described as 5’04”, 300 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Johnson is described as 6’01”, 200 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. If you think you have seen Kristina or have information regarding her whereabouts please call the Lakeville PD at 952-985-2800 or dial 911. See attached for photos.
Brad Frazier was the Executive Director of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership from 2015 till March 10th when he tendered his resignation. The Board of Directors named Kristi Pursell as Interim Executive Director. I asked her if they were expecting Frazier’s resignation. She said, “no, nope, I was not. It was not a conversation that I was privy to”. It left the organization without a Director for a week. In a press release, the Board wrote, “Mr. [Read more…]
Four agreements are going to come before the Northfield City Council for a vote regarding the NAFRS Fire Facility. Administrator Ben Martig explains that there’s an architect and construction managers agreement to get into the formal designs and construction documents. The other components are pre-construction cost agreements which are a little more complicated with a Joint Powers Board as the City owns the building and land while the Joint Powers runs the operation. The City of Northfield will do the bonding as owners of the building and then be paid back by [Read more…]
Basil’s Pizza has been working on an expansion involving the City-owned property at 219 Water Street, for about 3 years. There have been several incarnations in that time and the latest was presented to the Northfield Council this week. Administrator Ben Martig said they’re looking at a $140,000 project that would include, “a one story actual building expansion that they’d be looking to offer more dining space as well as some restrooms for the public”. This would be an enclosed space as opposed to the Pergola and outdoor seating they presented last year. However, [Read more…]