Yesterday the Northfield Police department sent out two separate incidents of missing persons. The BCA sent out an alert on 54 year old Anthony Dulski just after 3pm. About 45 minutes later, 14 year old Marissa Bahm was reported missing. Bahm was found safe and returned home last night. Dulski is still missing. Northfield police updated information to include the license plate number of his car. All that information and a picture of Dulski is on our website kymnradio. Police are concerned for Dulski’s safety. 17001590 Dulski Missing Person – Update (1)
Dakota Co. Sheriff calls on the State to defend DNA collection
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie won’t be taking DNA samples without a warrant. Last week, the ACLU of Minnesota settled their civil case with the Sheriff who had been taking samples of defendants charged with certain violent crimes prior to convictions. The ACLU filed suit in April against Sheriff Leslie on behalf of 68-year-old John David Emerson, of Rosemount, who faced a second-degree charge of assault with a dangerous weapon following an alleged road rage incident in October 2015 in Hastings. In 2005, MN Courts enacted a law which mandated Sheriffs throughout Minnesota to collect DNA (without a warant) seeing the value in identifying violent offenders. Since then courts have gone back and forth on whether it was legal for them to do so. While this law was previously held unconstitutional by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, a subsequent decision in 2013 by the U.S. Supreme Court declared a very similar law in Maryland to be constitutional. Based on that decision, Dakota County reinstituted its compliance with in 2015. In a joint press release, Leslie and Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, said, in part, they still believe in the method but the statute in question has statewide impact and any potential costs associated with defending the law should be the responsibility of the state of Minnesota and not just the citizens of Dakota County.
Get out the vote. Polls are open till 8 o’clock this evening. To find out where you vote go to MN Secretary of State. Northfield will vote for a Council Member-at-Large and the School Referendum. KYMN will have voting results tomorrow morning.
NAUW celebrates MN Acts of Kindness Week
Inspired by the work of 40 Minnesota United Ways and several partners in the community, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed this week as Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week. During this week, Northfield Area United Way invites everyone to intentionally exemplify kindness with the goal of helping to unify the community and to kick-start ongoing acts of kindness. In a Press Release, Executive director of NAUW, Penny Hillemann, said, “Through Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week and beyond, we’re seeking to support all humankind.” She has suggestions on how to do that. Acts of Kindness Week Press Release2 (2).docx
Thousands collected for Mexico and Puerto Rico
Over $4,000 was raised in Northfield last Friday for the victims of the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. About 125 people enjoyed a cultural exchange with native dancing, music and poetry put together by 5 women representing Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile and Spain. The event at the Northfield Middle School brought a couple of matching donors. The dollars will be split in half.
For donation information: Gustavo Esteva, a renown Mexican intellectual and activist in the Oaxaca State works with communities and is accepting donations that will go right into the hands of the most needed cases via his UNITIERRA organization also helped by a group in California:
- For PayPal gifts, use the following link: http://ggg.vostan.net/ccra/#504
- For gifts as checks or deposits, use the following information:
Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy
Funds donated to Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota are collected and distributed by ImpactLives™ a non-profit organization 501(c)(3). Funds will be used to respond to the immediate and urgent basic necessities of those affected by this natural disaster. Below are the options for donations:
- Checks/Money Orders donations
- Payable to: ImpactLives
- Memo Line: “Puerto Rico Hurricane Support Relief”
- Address: 7003 Oxford Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426
- Online donations please go to: http://bit.ly/CoaliciondeBoricuasenMinnesota . Complete the Donor Information . At the bottom of the Select Your Event “Puerto Rico Hurricane Support