A Faribault man is in jail after allegedly stabbing another. According to the criminal complaint, 27 year old Bishar Ali Mahamed, stabbed the victim in the head and face and punched him multiple times, sending the man to the hospital with deep wounds. The two live in the Red Stone apartments. Mahamed is on the 1st floor, the victim on the 3rd. This was the 3rd call police received Saturday night to that location. They had already separated the men on a previous call. When the officer arrived the last time, he saw Mahamed on top of the victim, outside that man’s apartment, punching and strangling him, a significant amount of blood on the victim, floor and walls. Mahamed did not obey commands to drop the knife and show his hands. Several other officers assisted
and eventually tased him. The knife was about 12 inches long. The victim was transported to the hospital where he received staples in his head. He told officers that the men know each other, work at the same place and are from the same tribe and are not friends. Mahamed was given a breath test and blew a .25. He is charged with 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm as well as 2nd degree assault with a weapon. The most serious charge carries up to 10 years in prison. He’ll make his first court appearance this morning at 11 o’clock. MahamedCOMPLAINT (REDACTED) (3)
Bierman gets DFL endorsement for District 57A
According to the SunThisWeek newspaper, Robert Bierman of Bierman’s Home Furnishings in Northfield, was endorsed by the DFL party last Tuesday for the District 57A House of Representatives seat, which covers the Dakota County portion of Northfield. Bierman, who lives in Apple Valley, was one of five people who filed with just 48 hours left in the filing period after incumbent Rep. Erin Maye Quade announced her plans to join Erin Murphy’s DFL-endorsed gubernatorial ticket. Other candidates include Jake Cassidy, Linda Garrett-Johnson, Kyle Koch and Roxanne Mindeman. A primary election will be held on Aug. 14th. The winner of the primary will face off against GOP-endorsed Matt Lundin, a real estate broker and graduate of Apple Valley High School, on Nov. 6th
Wopata named new CAC Executive Director
The Community Action Center (CAC) of Northfield,, has hired a new executive director. After 18 years, Executive Director Jim Blaha, will be retiring and Scott Wopata will be taking his place. Wopata, a Northfield resident, will officially begin his new role on September 17th. However, he’ll be working alongside CAC team members, and Blaha, throughout the summer. As executive director, Wopata will help guide the long-term strategic vision of the CAC, manage fiscal matters and drive fundraising efforts, among other duties. Wopata, a St. Olaf graduate, brings with him extensive experience in nonprofit management, most recently, as executive director of the Northfield Union of Youth. The CAC is a a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs that meet the basic needs of individuals and families. He and Blaha will be in studio Monday morning at 7:20 on the Jeff Johnson Morning Show.