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Moose arraigned on 11 felony counts from terror spree


Fri, May 30th, 2003
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Floyd George Moose, 39, Chatfield, was arraigned in Fillmore County District Court in Preston on Tuesday, May 28 on 11 felony counts, including second degree attempted murder, first degree arson, and several counts of attempted kidnapping, aggravated robbery and assault stemming from an incident that terrorized much of the city of Chatfield on Friday March 23.

Judge Robert Benson set bail for Moose at $150,000 with conditions or $250,000 without.

According to the criminal complaint, Moose was reported to have entered the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield the morning of Friday, May 23, armed with a gun, where he proceeded to hold an employee, Kate Boelter hostage. When Boelter’s keys set off an alarm at one of the exits, the defendant fled.

It is alleged that Moose then grabbed another employee, Mychelle Henke, in the parking lot and put a gun to her head. When the defendant realized Henke did not have any car keys, he let her go. When another employee, Tammy Brown, exited the building to see what was going on, Moose reportedly pointed a gun at her head.

Moose fled northeast behind a row of houses and it was reported that the defendant tried to gain entry into several houses. He eventually hid inside the garage of a house belonging to Bill and Jennifer Collett in the Conway Addition. The defendant then allegedly started a fire in the house that caused extensive damage.

When the defendant was later ordered out of the garage, he exited carrying two handguns. He was then taken into custody.

According to the criminal complaint, prior to the Chosen Valley Care Center incident, Moose is reported to have pointed a gun at Tom Jeffers, a landscaper who was doing an estimate at a residence near the care center. Moose allegedly ordered Jeffers to walk to his vehicle, then pointed a handgun at Jeffers’ head and pulled the trigger, which then misfired. Jeffers then fled in his vehicle and alerted the authorities.

Law enforcement officials retrieved two handguns. One gun was a Smith and Wesson .38 special revolver that had two rounds in it. One of the rounds had a firing pin indentation in the primer showing that it had been struck by the hammer, but did not fire.

Moose faces one count of attempted murder in the second degree for reportedly pointing a loaded handgun at Jeffers and pulling .....
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Once again, no public consensus on zoning issues

Fri, May 30th, 2003
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It was another long evening at the Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting last Wednesday as the commission tackled a long agenda of public hearings that covered a wide range of issues from a bluff ordinance variance to dwelling densities in the ..... 
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Is Silk Stocking Avenue an appropriate home for a recycled school bus?

Fri, May 30th, 2003
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The May 27, 2003 meeting of the Rushford City Council began with a visit from Duane and Sonja Cook.

Prefacing her remarks with a tongue-in-cheek reference to the "upscale neighborhood which has just seen a 51% increase in real ..... 
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Farmers Market in Lanesboro open for business

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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"I’m very excited about buying food for my family from friends and neighbors," said Liz Dybing, volunteer Lanesboro Farmers Market manager. "I believe this market has the potential to strengthen our local economy and to serve as support for our commu ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report: Art center back on table maybe

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Ken Graner addressed the Lanesboro City Council on Monday and asked if they could reconsider their April 7 motion to return the $1 million bond by the state for the Lanesboro Art Center to the state. Graner urged the council to keep the money availab ..... 
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Preston City Council Report: Back to normal issues here

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Comparatively mundane business occupied the Preston City Council at it's regular Monday night meeting. Few citizens were in attendance as the controversial issues of the past several months were not being discussed.

Greg Johnson ..... 
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Agriculture Department launches 2003 Gypsy Moth trapping program

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Commissioner Gene Hugoson today announced that the department will soon begin its summer trapping program to monitor the state for evidence of start-up populations of gypsy moth, a destructive tree pest gradu ..... 
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No one satisfied with special assessment decision in Preston

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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Ron Laughlin stood on the sidewalk in front of his home on Spring Street in Preston on Monday evening looking northward toward Highway 52.   “Now, tell me how a new curb and gutter and sidewalk are going to improve the value ..... 
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Spring Valley Care Center honors nursing staff

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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Sixteen years ago, a family situation spurred Spring Valley’s Dave Thouin into a career change that would eventually lead him to a position as a Charge Nurse at the Spring Valley Care Center (SVCC). Thouin’s son, Christopher, was born with a multi-ha ..... 
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