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Task force busts couple dealing near Faribo police station; Council approves new Nfld Finance Director; Two Nfld entrepreneurs launch curbside compost; Roads open in Dundas and Chapel Brewing gets equipment delivery

June 9, 2017

A Faribault couple living just a couple of blocks from the Police Station were busted for dealing cocaine out of their apartment.  According to the criminal complaints, between March 16th and 27th, an informant worked with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force to purchase cocaine from 37 year old Donnie Dwayne Antonio Jones.  He sold the informant nearly 24 grams of coke over several visits.  On occasion there were children in the home during the drug buys.  A search warrant was executed on June 2nd.  At the time, agents smelled burnt marijuana in the apartment.  Agents found digital scales with (more…)

Last chance for summer sign-ups!

June 9, 2017

Community Services will be kicking off the summer recreation season on Monday, June 12th. Register NOW for your favorite programs! With competitive staff to participant ratios, creative programming and highly trained staff, you can’t go wrong with a Community Services class! Check out some of the fresh new ideas incorporated into the SUPER Kids and Little League programs, sign up for a skateboarding or mountain bike class or register for the enhanced track and field program! Adults may enjoy learning to sail, taking an introductory mountain biking course or can give pickleball a try at the new outdoor courts at Riverside Lions Park! There is something for everyone. Click on a link of interest below and learn more about what is offered in each program. Start planning! For specific questions, you may contact our office at 507-664-3649.

Business owners not interested in “Historic District” designation; Dundas begins planning process on City Hall; PFD’s save family

June 8, 2017

Through a grant and city funding, the Northfield Heritage Preservation Commission hired Landscape Research to survey the downtown Historic District and determine changes.  A Public Hearing was held this week and the Council got an earful from some businesses that do NOT want their properties in the district.  Jonathon Reppe, owner of The Armory, said it’s really all the regulation without any of the benefits.  Due to years of changes to the building, it’s unlikely it could get on the National Register, which is where the real tax benefits are. Liz Reppe spoke of issues with HPC questioning whether building owners (more…)

Man gets 6 years for sexual misconduct; Man gets 12 years for violent beating; Council votes for 2 time extensions as they debate Charter controversy

June 7, 2017

A Faribault man pled guilty yesterday to 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.  40 year old Ryan Sheridan Fuller was placed under arrest after a complaint accusing him of molesting a girl under 13.  The heavily redacted complaint states that Fuller was extremely intoxicated and the child had been sleeping in a bed in the home when he laid down with her.  She kicked and screamed as he assaulted her, then called her mother to pick her up.  There were others in the home at the time.  Fuller’s blood alcohol level was .30, nearly 4 times the legal amount.  Fuller was charged with 1st degree criminal sexual misconduct (more…)

Dennison gets bonding $ for lift station; Charges will likely be filed in rollover crash; Nfld Council has full plate tonight

June 6, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Mayor Jeff Flaten

Dennison Mayor Jeffrey Flaten finally got what he asked for when legislators, this year, passed a bonding bill.  The City will receive funding for a lift station, water infiltration and lining of the sewer mains.   Flaten’s original ask was for $726,000.  They started setting aside money believing they’d have to have a small match but then language came back saying they didn’t have to match any.  It’s a full grant.  In 2014, citizens started being assessed $25 monthly to start setting aside money for the sewer ponds and lift station.  Flaten said at (more…)

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