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Fillmore County District Court


Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

On October 15, 2014, Travis Lee Brink, 32 of Mabel, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat at the Fillmore County District Courthouse. Brink is charged with four counts of Felony Stalking - 1) Intent to Injure, 2) Follow, Monitor, or Purse Another, 3) Repeatedly Make Phone Calls, 4) Use Mail/Deliver Letter/Telegram/Package), and two counts of Felony-Domestic Assault - 1) Fear of Bodily Harm, 2) Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm. The felony stalking counts are each a third or subsequent violation within ten years and each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both. The felony domestic abuse counts each carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. On or about September 1 and continuing through October 12, within Fillmore County, the defendant allegedly directly or indirectly, or through third parties, manifested a purpose of intent to injure the person, property, or rights of another by the commission of an unlawful act; Brink allegedly followed, monitored, or pursued another, whether in person or through any available technological or other means; the defendant allegedly made phone calls, sent text messages, or induced victim to make phone calls to Brink, whether or not conversation ensued; the defendant allegedly repeatedly mailed or delivered, or caused delivery by any means including electronically, letters, telegrams, messages, packages, through assistive devices for people with vision impairments or hearing impairments, or any communications made through any available technology or other objects; Brink allegedly committed an act with intent to cause fear in a family or household member of immediate bodily harm or death; the defendant allegedly inflicted or attempted to inflict bodily harm. All six alleged acts occurred within ten years of any combination of the first of two or more previous qualified domestic violence-related offense convictions or adjudications of delinquency (committed in Iowa).

On October 15, 2014, Jamahl Gene Southall, 43, of Chatfield, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat at the Fillmore County District Courthouse. Southall is charged with one count of Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous weapon, a felony with a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison, a $14,000 fine, or both, one count of Terroristic Threats – Reckless Disregard, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both, and one count of Felony-Domestic .....
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Fillmore County Land Rent Surveys

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

This will mark the nineteenth consecutive year for the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey. Over these years we have conducted the survey in a few different ways, originally in a direct mailing to all land owners and producers in a joint newsletter wit ..... 
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Fountain comes to agreement with AT&T

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present. City attorney Scott Springer was also in attendance. After months of negotiating, the city of Fountain has reached an agreement ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Thanks to several hundred of you, Fillmore County held a very successful Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 7. One hundred seventy vehicles bringing HHW from more than two hundred sevent ..... 
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GasBuddy update

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Minnesota, October 20- Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the natio ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at state soil and water conservation district convention

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named John and Deb Bruihler of Rushford as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2014 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. The Bruihlers will be recognized at a Dec. ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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