First degree murder filed in Burnsville Dollar Tree killing
A Dakota County Grand Jury, yesterday, indicted a South St. Paul man of premeditated First Degree murder in the death of a Rosemount man at a Dollar Tree Store in Burnsville. 27 year old Grant David Hendrickson is accused of killing 69 year old Donald Joseph Hortsch and attempting to kill a 27 year old male on November 7th. Both employees of the Dollar Tree store. According to the criminal complaint Hendrickson’s girlfriend found out he was a sex offender after an argument she had with an employee while shopping at the store. She confronted Hendrickson. A short time later he went to the store, confronted
the male employee, threatened him and was escorted out. He came back in the store with a gun and started shooting, leaving Hortsch dead and wounded the other man. Police nabbed him as he tried to flee the parking lot. Bail was set at $1 million with conditions. Among the other 6 charges is Attempted 1st and 2nd degree murder with intent. His next court appearance is January 30th. In 2010, Hendrickson was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13. Click on the link for full details: Hendrickson complaint bville shooting
Another fatal on Rice County roads
The Rice County Sheriff’s department assisted at a fatal crash about 5:30 last night in Erin Township. A vehicle, driven by 60 year old Randy J. Hansen of Faribault, was traveling south on Hwy 21, Shieldsville Blvd, was turning east onto 21 when it was struck by a semi trailer traveling west on Hwy 21 near Hwy 99. The driver of the semi, 37 year old Scott R. Brown of Springfield, was not injured. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, Hansen failed to yield to the semi and was t-boned.
Full house for Fire Facility presentation
NAFRS Board Chair Glen Castore presented to the Northfield and Dundas Councils and Rural Township Supervisors on the proposed refurbishing of the Fire Facility yesterday. After presenting the history of the building and the numerous studies done on the facility, Chief Gerry Franek filled in the audience on why the current location is the best possible option. Northfield Administrator Ben Martig explained that, if approved, the City of Northfield would use Capital Improvement Bonds to pay for the entire rehab and addition. Northfield will also continue to own the building until such time the bond is paid off. An agreement would be formed with Dundas and Rural to pay Northfield for their share of the costs, about 22% for Rural and 5% for Dundas. Castore said the “cap” on the project would be $3.5 million. There is a built-in 20% contingency. In terms of flood mitigation, mold and other issues, Northfield Building Inspector, Jim Kessler gave his blessing on the building and location. The 4500 sq. ft. addition will enable them to hold all their equipment, double the sleeper capacity to four and have maintenance areas. Now it’s up to Northfield, Dundas and Rural to give the okay to move forward. Within the presentation are the breakdowns of cost and much more. Click on the links: December Facility Presentation 12-6-16 Version 2 AffirmingSupportofFacilityUpgrade Communicationsdoc
Reminder on snow emergencies in Northfield
With some snowfall finally happening, Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson reminds folks about Snow Emergencies and parking downtown. He said, ‘If one is declared make sure you know where you need to have your vehicle. You’re responsible for it in the downtown area”. Check the City of Northfield website, check the signs that are posted and check with KYMN for snow emergency details. Also check with your building’s owner for alternate parking.
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