Nisbit attorney asks for Change of Venue
The Faribault man indicted for 1st degree murder is scheduled for an Omnibus Hearing this Thursday. 39 year old Jason Nisbit is accused of murdering 26 year old Chelsea Martinez of Ohio and leaving her body in Shager Park. Rice County Attorney John Fossum says the omnibus hearing is an opportunity to resolve issues including the defense attorney has made a motion for a Change of Venue arguing that “people have thought too much about this case”. Fossum would not go into further details saying he has an obligation to make sure people get a fair trial.
The roofless eyesore is being taken down
The white roofless eyesore on the Q-Block is getting removed today. The Save the Depot group asked the Railroad to take the building down but were told they didn’t have the funds at the time. Depot organizer Alice Thomas said there were people in their earlier removing asbestos and then heard that Gleason got the contract to bring it down. The old freight house has been there for decades and in 2008, when the American Bloom group was having a contest, someone from that organization called the railroad and asked if they would remove the building calling it an eyesore and explaining how the police were having trouble with it due to transients and teenagers using it. That’s when they removed the roof due to liability. The movers for Save the Depot were scheduled to put the Depot on it’s foundation this week. If the weather’s decent, they’ll do some work on the exterior as well as they can during the winter. Thomas says there are 9 very thick brackets that hold the sloping roof that were removed when the addition was added in 1944. They’ll getting them from a mill in Wisconsin. Heating and electrical will be done when funds become available. You can donate at northfielddepot.org. Check out our website for pictures. The freight house sits on railroad land and is entirely their responsibility. Pictures of the Brackets
Weitz Center hosting Plight of the Pollinator tonight
As part of Carleton College’s Climate Action Week, they present “The Plight of the Pollinator” on Monday evening at 7 o’clock. Representative Rick Hansen will discuss what efforts he and other legislators have made to protect both honey bees and native bees, as well as butterflies in Minnesota. He’ll discuss the problems currently facing these pollinators, such as the impact of pesticides/neonicotinoids, and what individuals can do to ensure their health. Representative David Bly as well as Councilor Erica Zweifel will also be speaking. There will be time for Q&A with the speakers and local bee keepers. The event is being held in the Larson Room at the Weitz Center.
Nfld Beyond the Yellow Ribbon holding Omelet breakfast Sunday
The Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network is serving up an Omelet Breakfast Sunday morning at the Northfield Eagles Club from 8:30-12:30. (omelets, sausage, bacon, pancakes and all the fixings, plus juice, milk and hot coffee). All for only $10 for adults and $5 for children. Half the proceeds will benefit the network. You can also learn more about ways to help our veterans and their families.
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