A Faribault woman accused of murder is back in jail. In early September, 24 year old Judana Williams was charged with 2nd degree murder with intent after admitting to stabbing 52 year old Michael Bongers, a man whom she had a relationship with. Bongers died at District One hospital. She posted $100,000 bail. Two days after her release she tested positive for cocaine and is now being held without bail. Rice County Attorney John Fossum said they’ll have another bail hearing at the end of this month, adding that it is a complex case. He said forensic evidence doesn’t come in like a tv show over a
commercial break but takes a couple of months. She and Bongers had been reportedly arguing over drugs.
Nfld sees uptick in DUI’s
While there were no specific numbers, there seems to have been an increase in DUI’s in the Northfield area over the last several months. Police Chief Monte Nelson noted that many had blood alcohol levels at twice the legal limit as well as more during the day, including one at 9am. The numbers had been trending downward for years.
Winter parking ban begins Thursday
As KYMN talked with Chief Nelson last week, he brought up that the winter parking ban takes effect this Thursday, no overnight parking is allowed on city streets from November 15th to March 15th. The idea is to make it easy for snowplows to clear roads after snowstorms before morning commuters get rolling.
Nfld man pleads guilty to assault
A Northfield man pled guilty to 5th degree assault last week after an altercation with a family of color. According to the criminal complaint, 64 year old Alvin Clifford Rahman, called a man’s 1 year old granddaughter a racial slur, when they were all outside their apartment complex. The grandfather took offense and the men started to argue, that’s when Rahman grabbed the man by the throat and called him by another slur. The victim reported having to gasp for breath. Police observed red marks around the victim’s throat, witnesses at the scene all corroborated the victim’s story. Rahman’s blood alcohol was .08. Sentencing is Dec. 19th
Nfld Council holds mtg and work session tonight
The Northfield Council will hold both a meeting and a work session tonight. There are a number of items on the Consent agenda including Mayoral appointments to committees. A public hearing will be held on delinquent utility charges and certifying a 10% fee to each. The total owed is just under $136,000. The Northfield Historical Society is requesting dollars for a new Bank Raid Exhibit that focuses much more closely on the townspeople and how they came together to defeat Jesse James. The rest of the meeting will be discussion items including City employee paid parental leave, small cell wireless review guidelines and rules of business. Meetings begin at 6pm and are streamed live on the City’s website. Mayor Pownell and Administrator Ben Martig will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20.
Dundas council holds public hearings tonight
Dundas Council is meeting tonight due to the Veterans Day holiday. They’ll hold public hearings on City Code fee and charges, as well as assessments for Stafford and Cannon Rd construction work. Dundas will also be certifying unpaid utility bills. Administrator John McCarthy will be in studio at 8:45 tomorrow morning with a recap.