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Armed home invasion in Cannon Falls Township; Youth Sculptors theme is about mental health issues, offers a hand up; Candidate filings; DUI’s came in 3’s and Click it or Ticket enforcement

May 23, 2018

An armed robbery home invasion was reported in Cannon Falls township on Tuesday.  According to a press release from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s office, two suspects rang the bell at a residence on 90th Avenue Way in Cannon Falls Township around 8am.  The suspects forced themselves into the residence. One of them held the homeowners, a husband and wife, at gunpoint while the other went through the house. The suspects were in the home over 30 minutes.  They tied up the homeowners before leaving with guns and cash. The suspects are described as two black men in their (more…)

CVB honors local tourism advocates

May 23, 2018

Visit Northfield, the city’s official Convention & Visitors Bureau, recognized six award-winners for supporting travel and tourism in Northfield.  Chip DeMann and Jane Moline were honored for their, over 40 years, organizing the bank raid reenactments during the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration.  Ryan Murphy of Country Inn & Suites was recognized for his work and dedication every day to those who visit Northfield. Joe and Sherry Morgan won in the retail category for their store, Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegar and Deanna Cross with the iconic Ole Store restaurant, was honored for her leadership and the friendly atmosphere she creates and shares with every visitor.  A luncheon was held yesterday at the Northfield Golf Club where the recipients received their awards and heard from keynote Speaker, Dan McElroy. He discussed the impact of tourism on the states economy as well as the county’s, bringing in nearly $7 million in sales tax. 

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…)

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