Northfield Police Sgt. PT Haider is thanking the community. After contacting KYMN with a press release asking the public for assistance in the identification of suspects in the Tobacco Field Burglaries, Haider and his Investigators were able to identify and interview two juvenile suspects. Investigators completed search warrants at three locations yesterday and recovered property and merchandise allegedly stolen in those Tobacco Field burglaries. Police expect the two juvenile suspects to be charged at a later date. Due to their age, no other information will be released. The Northfield
Police Department would like to thank persons who reached out with information. The full press release: Business Burglary – Updated NPD Press Release – 07.12.18 (1)
Nfld man charged with over 7 grams of meth
A Northfield man is in jail charged with felony drug possession after knocking on a door in Faribault stating that he was supposed to take someone to rehab for meth use. According to the criminal complaint, Faribault police were called on a suspicious person near a residence on the 1900 block of 2nd Ave NW. 29 year old Dustin John Anderson was allegedly holding a bat and an umbrella and pacing when he rang the bell. Officers located him a couple of doors down. His jacket was open and several metal objects were noticeable sticking out from the inside pockets. Police ordered him to drop the bat and umbrella. He wasn’t immediately compliant. Officers located a total of 7.52 grams of methamphetamine on him. Anderson’s charged with 5th degree felony possession. His initial court appearance is July 25th. Anderson’s criminal history includes drugs, theft and driving after revocation.Anderson Complaint (1)
Alaskan indicted by Grand Jury found in Rice County
A man indicted last Thursday by a Grand Jury in Alaska on charges of sexual abuse of a child and incest, was apprehended in Rice County on Tuesday. Sheriff Troy Dunn signed the complaint yesterday morning. 19 year old Tanner Fox Savo is currently in the Rice County jail awaiting extradition to Alaska. Savo complaint
Construction costs rise as School District ponders another referendum
The Northfield School Board has to decide by the end of August if they want to add a school referendum to this year’s November ballot. Last year the voters said no to a new high school and elementary school. The District then continued discussions with the community to find out what might be palatable to voters. One of those would be Early Childhood Education Center. In November, the District had an update of what the cost of a new elementary school would be along with a transition of Greenvale elementary to an Early Childhood education center. The cost at that time was estimated at $36.89 million by Architect Mark Hayes from ATS. The inflation on construction, however, is rising. Hayes told Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann recently that it’s growing at a rate they’ve not seen since the late 1970’s. He told them to add another $2 million to the price tag due to a number of reasons including labor shortages, tariffs, natural disasters and federal instability. The estimated cost has now reached $38.1 million. The Board then looked at the strategy of a capitalized interest approach. Hillmann explains this further in his interview on kymnradio.net. We’ll hear more from him next moth.
WWTP video update
The Mayor has posted a 2nd video update on the WWTP with the entire segment of Public Works Director Dave Bennett at the City Council meeting updating them with photos of the 3 incidents. It’s on our website.