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Fillmore County District Court


Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

•Paul Arthur Jewison, 39, of Chatfield was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday, June 21, with one felony count of assault in the third degree stemming from a fight at a Chatfield bar on November 15, 2003. Jewison was also charged with two lesser charges of assault in the fifth degree and disorderly conduct. Jewison was released on his own recognizance by Judge James Fabian. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 17, 2004.

•Steven Michael Manahan, 44, of Spring Grove, was charged with one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, Manahan stole a vehicle in Mabel on January 18, 2004 and drove it into a ditch between Mabel and Spring Grove.

Manahan was released on his own recognizance by Judge James Fabian. His next court appearance is July 26, 2004.

Felony Dispositions

•Lee Allen Comstock, 20, of Wykoff pled guilty on June 14 to three felony counts of check forgery, offering a forged check, and burglary in the third degree. Judge Robert Benson sentenced Comstock to 24 months in prison for burglary in the third degree. He also sentenced the defendant to 15 months in prison for each of the other two charges, to be served concurrently with the burglary sentencing. All other charges against Comstock were dismissed. He was given credit for 132 days served in jail.

•Jeffrey Hillard Graupman, 34, of Owatonna, pled guilty on June 21 to two felony counts of burglary in the second degree and one felony count of theft. Judge James Fabian sentenced Graupman to 27 months in prison for the second count of burglary in the second degree. He also sentenced Graupman to 24 months in prison for burglary and 17 months in prison for theft. Each of these dispositions will be served concurrently.

In addition to the prison term, Graupman was ordered to pay restitution to Northwest Aluminum of $754 and their insurance company $2330; Chatfield Dental $299; Republican Leader $100; Family Hairstyle $85; and Jim’s Accounting and Tax $530.

The defendant was given credit for 51 days served in jail.

•Mandy Kay Vreeman, 25, of Preston pled guilty on June 21 to felony DUI. Judge James Fabian sentenced Vreeman to 54 months in prison, stayed for seven years, and ordered the defendant to pay $1000 fine.

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Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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Conservation Officer Jeff Fleming and Leonard Johnson of Houston chat during the special DNR fishing event for people with special needs at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro on Wednesday, June 16. This is the 23rd year that the DNR has sponsored the event. Th ..... 
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Rushford City Council Report: Rushfordites: Don’t run those sump pumps into the drain!

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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INI and VFD were two very important acronyms at the June 14 Rushford City Council meeting as Public Works Department’s Jeff Copley explained the problems at the water treatment plant over the past week. Greeting the council with, "I hope your week’s ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Council chided for out-of-town purchase

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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“I was disappointed we went out of town,” stated Kerry Kingsley, owner of Kingsley Mercantile of Harmony, as he addressed the Harmony Council on Tuesday, June 15. The city council had awarded a mower bid to M & M Lawn & Leisure, a Rushford business, ..... 
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Public hearing set on Heartland JOBZ project

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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The Preston City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 28, to hold a hearing for the purpose of considering a Business Subsidy Agreement between the city of Preston and Heartland.

Immediately following the hearing ..... 
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Commissioners consider legal review of county Zoning Ordinance

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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With the many challenges the county’s zoning ordinance has faced, the most recent example being the court ruling by Judge Robert Benson against the county in the Slabaugh case, the county board has decided it is time to seek out expert legal advise.< ..... 
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Fillmore County P&Z: Yet another subdivision draws fire

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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A proposed six-lot subdivision in the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 32 in Preble Township wasn’t warmly received as numerous residents of the community spoke up during the public hearing at the Fillmore County Planning & Zoning meeting on Thursday ni ..... 
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Gentlemen, start your engines!

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
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LANESBORO - Finding Andy Kelly on a typical Friday night might be more difficult than you would expect. He is not likely to be out partying or driving to Rochester to see a movie. He is probably not even cruising around the streets with his friends. ..... 
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JOBZ could save Heartland millions

Fri, Jun 11th, 2004
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PRESTON - According to the terms of the settlement reached between the city of Preston and Bob and Elaine Maust, the city will pay the Mausts $325,000 to drop all litigation against the city. If the city is able to enroll Heartland in the state JOBZ ..... 
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