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Law enforcement on alert for possible predator; Rice Co. man gets 21 years for sexual assaults; NAFRS budget jumps with building and new fire truck/cost allocations change; Bench stolen from Lions Park

May 22, 2018

Police are on alert after an older man tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his truck on Monday.  Bring Me the News reports that a man approached the girl at the intersection of Berring Avenue and 225th Street West in Castle Rock Township.  The Dakota County Sheriff’s office said he was in a black pickup truck offered her $100 and candy if she would get in his truck “to help him find his ‘lost’ puppy.” Police say the man is white and around 60 years old.  Investigators are looking for help from locals in identifying the man or his vehicle. Anyone with information should call police 651-438-4700.   (more…)

Man tries to lure child in Castle Rock Township

May 22, 2018

Police are on alert after an older man tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his truck on Monday.  Bring Me the News reports that a man approached the girl at the intersection of Berring Avenue and 225th Street West in Castle Rock Township.  The Dakota County Sheriff’s office said he was in a black pickup truck offered her $100 and candy if she would get in his truck “to help him find his ‘lost’ puppy.” Police say the man is white and around 60 years old.  Investigators are looking for help from locals in identifying the man or his vehicle.  Anyone with information should call police 651-438-4700.  The incident happened around 4pm Monday.  

District 24B Representative Brian Daniels on the end of the session

May 21, 2018

St.PAUL, MN—House Republicans concluded the 2018 legislative session on Sunday, passing a compromise tax conformity and education funding bill, a bonding bill, and a pension bill to the Governor’s desk for consideration. Earlier Sunday, the House passed the supplemental budget bill to the governor’s desk.

“I am proud of what we accomplished the last two years,” said Representative Brian Daniels, R-Faribault. “It has always been my commitment to represent the values and priorities of every day Minnesotans and our work directly reflects that commitment. I strongly urge Governor Dayton to sign these bills into law so we can help improve the lives of Minnesotans.” (more…)

Xcel easement approval may be rescinded; City ID set for June 4th; Local election filings begin tomorrow; NAFRS live burn training photos

May 21, 2018

At Northfield Council’s April 17th meeting they approved giving Xcel Energy easement to place a feeder line in the area of All Flex.  Several public recreational amenities exist in the easement area, including the East Cannon River Trail and portions of Sechler Park. At that time, Councilor DeLong had questions regarding overhead power lines in a recreational area, which, by the language of a grant given for the E. Cannon River Trail, any future power lines were (more…)

Council ok’s conduit financing; Gare on the air – candidate filing opens May 22; Live Burn set for Saturday; ALC wins Promising Practice Award; KYMN listeners assist police

May 18, 2018

The Northfield City Council approved conduit financing for Benedictine Health System for the Senior Housing Project across from the Northfield Hospital.  Administrator Ben Martig explains it means they get a lower interest rate as an eligible non-profit for issuing debt to build this type of a project.  He added that, “typically there is no impact to the City’s debt”.  Adding that the better rate can generate more interest in the bonds which drives the cost down on the project.  The Council approved the conduit through the City of Red Wing, who will actually issue (more…)

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