Multiple probation violations land Nfld man back in jail
A Northfield man is back in jail after repeatedly violating probation. A warrant was issued for 22 year old Kalvin Allen Burwell on January 6th and he was booked into the Rice County jail on Saturday. He pled guilty, in August of 2014 for possession of a gun by an adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence and was sentenced to 5 years STAYED as long as he remained in substantial compliance with his probation. He was also ordered to complete the long term Teen Challenge treatment program and comply with aftercare and supervised probation for 5 years. This was to be concurrent with a separate incident in which he was found guilty of 2nd burglary in September of 2013 and also sentenced to another treatment program. His criminal history lists several probation violations and another warrant. For now he’ll remain in jail.
Nearly 43 year veteran named Fireman of the Year
The Fire Relief Association hosted the 23rd annual Northfield Fire Department banquet at The Grand on Saturday. 43 year veteran Mike Kruse was named Fireman of the Year. He expressed surprise but added that since his retirement from the electrical union in 2014, he’s devoted more of his time to the department including talking with students during Fire Prevention week and 6 other preschool groups he takes a truck to. He’s also in charge of Truck and Tractor Night and Healthy Kids Day. Plus, of course, all the calls he’s on. He added the award, “it makes a person feel good about what he’s done”. Asked for words of wisdom for the 6 new firemen who started in October he said, “pay attention” to the older firefighters “because we’ve been around a long time and we’ve been through the mill”. He plans on retiring in a year or so to a home and property he has in Finlayson. Kruse was profiled in the Strib and the Northfield News a few years ago for length of service and for the number of decades he’s lived at the firestation. Fireman, Joe Lompart, was recognized at the Banquet on his retirement after 12 ½ years of service. We have pictures of Kruse, Lompart and the 6 new firefighters on kymnradio.net.
Muni gets top billing at Council meeting tonight
The Northfield Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock. The only item listed on the regular agenda is the municipal liquor store. Mayor Graham will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 with a recap. Stay tuned this evening after the 6 o’clock news for Beyond the Open Mic with Victor Summa and Don McGee as they discuss the 5 candidates for City Administrator.
New dog owner? Wannabe owner? Learn more at PEHS
Dog Trainer Shahar Fearing will be hosting a one hour question/answer session for new/potential dog owners Thursday evening at 7 o’clock at Prairies Edge Humane Society. Fearing will talk about feeding, healthy weight and exercise, basic training, leash walking, preventing resource guarding and any other topics people would like to ask about. This is a FREE opportunity for anyone considering a getting a dog or anyone who has a new dog in their home to ask questions. Call the shelter at 507-664-1035 to register!
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