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Missing person update on Tawhna Pringle

May 10, 2018

UPDATE:   The body of Tawhna was located on Tuesday, May 8th, near Babbitt. No foul play is suspected. Thank you to all who helped search for her.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is looking for assistance in locating Tawhna Jolee Pringle, 30, of Grand Rapids. Tawhna was last seen on January 6, 2018 in Floodwood. She has had no contact with family or friends since then. This is very out of character for Tawhna and authorities are concerned for her welfare. She was last known to be driving a silver 1999 Ford F150 extended cab with Minnesota plate 698XHU. Tawhna is described as 5’2”, 135 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. If you think you have seen Tawhna or know of her whereabouts please contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 218-326-3464 or dial 911.

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Dundas fire destroys duplex; Faribo man faces 5th DWI while on Parole; Strategic plan planning

May 9, 2018

A fire yesterday destroyed a duplex in Dundas.  Police Chief Gordy Mincke said he got a call around 1:35 yesterday afternoon about a house fire at 112/116 Forest Ave. N.  On arrival he saw an active fire on the upper deck of the 116 unit. He said the neighbor who called it in was on scene as was Jana Greene, who rents 116.   An elderly handicapped woman lives in the 112 unit. No one knew if she was home but there was a dog inside. Mincke said, “so I forced entry into that unit, got the large boxer dog out of there, I did a complete sweep of the apartment at 112, didn’t find anybody home however the tv was on”.  As they weren’t able to account for her, Mincke asked (more…)

Woman walking 323 miles for Hope & Peace stops in Northfield; Mental health issues strain resources of law enforcement; Memory Cafe returns to 50North

May 8, 2018

Roger Cuthbertson, Kyong Juhn

A South Korean woman is walking a mirror image of her mother’s flight from North Korea to South Korea in the 1950’s.  Kyong Juhn emigrated to the U.S and is a photographer and walker based in Rochester. She is walking 323 miles from Rochester to Bemidji.  Northfield is her 3rd stop on her “Walk for Hope & Peace”. I caught up with her on Hwy 246 coming in from Nerstrand yesterday afternoon. She told me she was prompted to walk after reports of Kim Jong Un and President Trump’s exchanges escalated in frightening ways.  She said she felt devastated for those in the Korean peninsula, as any war would involve South Korea too. (more…)

Are assessments fair? The question comes up every season; Weddings are an economic driver;

May 7, 2018

Two citizens spoke at Northfield Council’s public hearing on the 2018 Street assessments.   They each live along Washington Street, which will receive a mill and overlay between 2nd Street and Woodley later this summer.  Brett Reese, who lives at 2nd street, said the road was just redone when the library was renovated and questioned if it really needed to be done again.  David Ludescher, who lives on the other end near 9th street said, a mill and overlay is not an improvement but a maintenance matter of the City’s. He says it will not (more…)

Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force busts drug dealer in Northfield 

May 4, 2018

Agents of the CRDVOTF and Northfield officers arrested 41 year old Joshua Fox on Wednesday in the 500 block of Kimble Court. During the search of the residence, officers found suspected drugs, several firearms, and cash.  Items found in the search included substances suspected to be nearly ¼ pound of methamphetamine, marijuana “wax,” nearly a pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a scale. Officers also seized two firearms (a handgun and a semi-auto rifle) and cash.  Read the full press release below:

NPD PressRelease – Search Warrant results in drug charges

Fox complaint

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