By Teri Knight, News Director
A woman who led Northfield police on a chase was arrested in Washington County eight days later. A local gas station employee called Northfield police at 11 o’clock on the morning of January 19th to report an intoxicated woman. 32 year old Jillian Elizabeth Moore of Woodbury was just getting into her car at the pump when the officer arrived. He could smell alcohol on her. She put her hand on the shifter, he told her not to drive away several times. She ignored him and drove away, the officer followed for a time but the speeds became
dangerous so he stopped. A report came in that a vehicle matching the description tore through the backyard of a home on the 900 block of Linden St. North. She hit bushes and left behind part of a bumper. Moore’s vehicle was recovered two days later at a casino in Prior Lake. She was arrested on probation violation on January 27th in Washington County on a 2015 conviction of 2nd degree DWI. She’s now facing 1st degree DWI, fleeing a peace officer, both felonies and 4th degree damage to property in Rice County. A warrant for her arrest has been issued.
RCAUW grant season open
Rice County Area United Way’s annual grant application season is now open. Executive Director, Penny Hillemann, said non-profits are invited to apply now through March 16th. This will be the first grant season of the combined Faribault/Northfield United Ways. Applicants should address a demonstrated need that serves education, health and/or financial stability. According to the press release, Hillemann said, they will consider quantifiable outcomes, not simply activities, when reviewing applications. The service area includes Faribault, Northfield, Dundas, Dennison, Lonsdale, Montgomery, Morristown, Nerstrand, Warsaw, Webster and Kilkenny. Application forms can be found online at ricecountyunitedway.org/grants. You’ll hear much more from Hillemann tomorrow on the Morning Show with Jeff Johnson at 8:45am.
Nfld Hosp. Auxiliary holding meeting at newly remodeled EMS headquarters
The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Winter meeting for current and prospective members at the newly remodeled headquarters of Emergency Medical Services today at 1pm. There will be a tour of the facilities and a program at 1:30. The Auxiliary’s generous donations covered the costs to upgrade EMS’s training space and equipment so that can do more realistic simulation-based training. If you’re interested in becoming part of the Auxiliary, today is a great day to find out more. The EMS facility is at 1600 Riverview Lane, directly across from the Northfield Police Station. Founded in 1951, the Auxiliary has raised more than a million dollars in support of programs and services at the Hospital and related community projects. We’ll have more on this later today.
Lippert holding Town Halls on Saturday
Representative Todd Lippert will be holding district wide town hall meetings this Saturday in Lonsdale, Montgomery and Northfield. Details on times and locations are on kymnradio.net under Community News.