A Lakeville man’s been charged in Rice County for selling marijuana. 20 year old Matthew Ryan Magnuson was arrested after a traffic stop for littering. A Faribault police officer saw the driver throw something out the window. When he pulled the vehicle over on 14th St NW, he noted 2 of the male passengers were men known to law enforcement as dealers of marijuana, one having recently been arrested for possessing a large amount. The officer
could smell the odor of pot coming from the vehicle before he even reached the drivers side. Magnuson told the officer he just smoked some earlier and there was a small amount in the vehicle. In all there were 4 men in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a backpack in the backseat on the floor between the two passengers that are known to law enforcement. Inside the backpack, among 2 pounds of marijuana in large bags, were numerous other marijuana products with concentrated THC levels such as wax, powders and vape cartridges. Magnuson said it was all his. There was also cash inside. In all, there was 2.6 lbs of marijuana products found inside the vehicle with another 30 grams found behind items in the glove box. Magnuson’s been charged with 2 counts of 5th degree sale of marijuana and 5th degree possession of drugs. All felonies. His initial court appearance is December 11th.
Trying to fairly calculate street assessments
Northfield City Staff is recommending the Council approve a new benefit appraisal in their 2019 street assessments. Administrator Ben Martig explains that the City has to show an improvement benefit to homeowners who will be specially assessed for street projects. It’s the City’s primary funding source for roadwork. And it’s an ongoing debate of how to calculate those assessments fairly. Staff has taken a look at next year’s Street Projects which are on the west side of town in the areas of Zanmiller Drive where there are numerous cul-de-sacs and 3rd street from Hwy 3 past Orchard Street and the side streets just to the south. Staff is considering how they might want to have different appraisals to take into account irregular lots and so forth. There may be some variation within the policy. They are taking the time to look at this earlier than usual as street assessments are a perennial topic. They’re also researching other ways to fund street projects that may include franchise fees, a tax on residents electric bill.
Giving Cancer the Boot – DJJD donates to NH&C
The Defeat of Jesse James Days “Give Cancer the Boot” committee presented a check for $7500 to the Breast Care Center at NH&C yesterday morning. Chair, Becca Peterson said the dollars were raised through sponsorships, the 3rd annual Cornhole tournament at this year’s Celebration and a Boot Pass at the Saturday Night Rodeo performance, as well as Shop for a Cause at Mainstream Boutique and the Purse & Tool Bingo at the Eagles Club. The prizes were donated by local businesses. Peterson thanked the Beer Pouring group led by Carla Thomas on Saturday night in the DJJD Entertainment Center who donates their hourly wages and all tips to the cause.
Northfield’s Winter Walk “Snowflake Hunt” begins Monday
Snowflake Ornament Hunt is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 3rd. Clue Master, Tim Freeland, is creating the clues again. The first clue will be revealed at 8:00 am on KYMN radio and up to four clues revealed, one per day, with the final clue on Thursday, Dec 6. We’ll post them online too! Winter Walk is December 6th with lots of new events and it looks like we’ll have some lovely snow for it too.