A Red Wing man could face 20 years in prison after allegedly storming out of a local store with stolen goods, then knocking over an elderly employee with his vehicle. Goodhue County prosecutors on Monday charged Samuel Ervine Kaiser with criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm, two counts of second-degree assault, reckless driving and theft. The victim, 86-year-old Joseph Drake, was hospitalized with head, knee and hand injuries, according to a criminal complaint.
Felony charges were filed against a Goodhue woman last week following an 18-month investigation into financial activity at Red Wing Chevrolet. Goodhue County prosecutors charged the dealership's former bookkeeper, Terri Ann Knudsen, with felony theft by swindle and two counts of felony forgery. According to a criminal complaint filed Nov. 24, Knudsen allegedly stole thousands from the dealership through a series of complex financial transactions.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials worry that human performance issues at the Prairie Island nuclear generating plant could undercut safety. The plant was flagged for numerous findings that share a common cause following a mid-cycle performance review in August. Agency officials on Tuesday met with Xcel Energy -- the utility company that operates the plant -- to discuss the human performance issues, which they say include common themes. "If you don't deal with the subtle issues that cross-cut ...
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The trophy buck allegedly poached by a Cannon Falls, Minn., man was shot with firearm during bow season, a Department of Natural Resources official said Monday. DNR conservation officer Tyler Quandt said lead fragments were found in the deer's hide, indicating it was killed by a gun and not an arrow, as the suspect, Troy Alan Reinke, previously stated. Assistant Goodhue County Attorney David Grove said he will review new evidence this week and decide whether to file an amended complaint against Reinke. "There may not be that many (additional) charges, if any," Grove said Monday. The 32
Minneapolis resident Theresa Olson could have just stayed home Friday. After all, there was another well-known holiday celebration going on there. "If you were in Minneapolis, you wouldn't feel like you could smile and talk to people," Olson said, cozied up next to a wood-burning barrel near the Red Wing mural at Third and Plum streets. Red Wing's Holiday Stroll drew what organizers said was its largest crowd yet, despite coinciding with Minneapolis' Holidazzle opening night. Organizers estimated attendance at more than 12,000 people. "It's like the whole town came out for the event,
A spate of Red Wing tire slashings continued throughout the week, while police searched for the culprits. Police received seven more complaints between late Tuesday and early Wednesday of the damage, which also involved destruction of Christmas decorations. The most extensive damage was reported by Tammy Swarthout, 617 Hawthorn St., who told police $755 in decorations were wrecked at her residence.
Think you've got lots of mouths to feed on Thanksgiving? Chances are, it's a fraction of what First United Methodist Church volunteers were preparing for Wednesday afternoon. Project coordinator Bruce Duerkop said the church plans on serving up to 280 meals during its 17th-annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Volunteers began showing up around 3 p.m. Wednesday to begin the initial stages - peeling potatoes. Duerkop said he expected the helpers to keep the basement kitchen busy for another five hours. By Thanksgiving morning, 160 pounds of turkeys will be cooking in time for the 11:30 a.m.
A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday after she was ejected from an ATV in rural Cannon Falls. Goodhue County sheriff's deputies said Jennifer Stock, of rural Cannon Falls, was injured while driving an ATV along Skunk Hollow in Leon Township. According to reports, Stock was riding with other ATVs when hers entered a ditch, then struck two fence posts, ejecting her. Stock, who officers said was wearing a helmet, was transported to Cannon Falls Area Hospital where she was treated and released.
Three packs of cigarettes made a late night even later for two St. Paul people. Goodhue County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Richard O'Reilly, 46, with possession of counterfeit currency and theft after he allegedly attempted to buy cigarettes with fake cash in Welch. A woman who police say was with him, Brenda Lee Nordstrom, 46, was charged with felony drug possession after officers found methamphetamines in her car. A Dakota Station employee called Prairie Island tribal police at 12:45 a.m.