Archive | March 13, 2014

March 5 — A resident on Sixth Street reported a possible stolen vehicle. March 8 — A business on First Avenue Northeast reported a shoplifter. March 9 — A business on First Avenue Northeast reported someone pumped $29.02 worth of gasoline and drove off without paying. The business had the year, make and model, as [...]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanor • Bruce Everett Boyd, 43, Randall (offense 1/21/14) driving after cancellation, fined $135. Misdemeanors • Bruce Everett Boyd, 43, Randall; (offense: 12/22/13) theft – take/use/transfer movable property – no consent, fined $185. [...]

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Richard Donald Allen, 46, Faribault, was convicted Monday in Morrison County District Court of receiving stolen property. Allen and his wife, Dondi Jonelle, 37, were both charged in connection with a November 2013 incident, when officers attempting to locate Richard Allen at his known home in Little Falls. When no one responded to the officers’ [...]

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Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff have filed gross misdemeanor complaints against the following people: • Stephen Willard Weinand, 59, Swanville — In connection with a March 4 incident, Weinand has been charged with two counts of second degree DWI. • Sandra Jean Ginter, 58, Little Falls — In connection with a March [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer County services for families and children are making a positive difference. “Because of the new school-based mental health programs, there is a definite improvement from where it was five years ago,” Social Services Supervisor Melanie Erickson told the County Board, March 3. “We are, as child protection, recognizing the need. [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Nearing the end of a tough road plowing/salting season and after fielding questions from the public about why road crews are out at certain times, Public Works Director Steve Backowski came to Tuesday’s County Board’s planning session with a short update. “We’ve been out 40 times this season —so far. [...]

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Taking college-level courses at his high school was “fantastic,” according to Khalique Rogers, a student at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul. “Our research shows that in just one year, these courses produced more than $13 million in potential savings for students and families,” according to Mary Olson, director of communication and public relations [...]

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By Sen. Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist The 2013 Legislative Session adjourned last May with unprecedented tax and spending increases. During the interim an insurance client came to visit me with news that he is leaving Minnesota. He’s a successful businessman who lives in Florida for part of each winter. He’s a responsible citizen, willing to pay [...]

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To the Editor: While driving my wife to an appointment, I noticed an American flag hanging on the front door of a  home (that has other window displays) hanging upside down. I am a Vietman vet and know what that flag represents and stands for. This shows no respect, honor or feelings for this flag [...]

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