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Fillmore County District Court - August 16, 2010


Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
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On Monday, August 9, 2010, Elizabeth Katherine Rachael, a 24-year old female from Harmony, appeared in District Court before Judge Robert R. Benson facing one count of theft. If convicted, the defendant could face up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. From about April 30, 2010, through June 18, 2010, the defendant allegedly took money from Wheeler's Bar, where she was employed as a bartender and waitress, totaling over $1,000.00 but not more than $5,000.00. Owner Jeremy Kruegel contacted Fillmore County Sheriff's Deputy Captain John DeGeorge saying that he suspected the defendant of taking money from him over a period of several weeks. She was often responsible for making overnight deposits, and Krueger noticed the amount of money deposited was less than it should have been according to his records when Rachael made the deposits. There were other incidents as well where money was missing during the time the defendant was at work. Captain DeGeorge questioned the defendant who initially denied the charges. However, after further questioning, she did admit to some of the charges saying she needed money to help pay bills. Defendant was released on her own recognizance, and Judge Benson set unconditional bail at $10,000. Her next court appearance is scheduled for August 30, 2010.

Also appearing in District Court on August 9 was Ernest Michael Valente, 30, from Harmony. Valente came before Judge Robert R. Benson facing six counts of terroristic threats, harassment and stalking. If convicted on all six counts, Valente could face a maximum of up to 12 years in prison, 180 days in jail and fines totaling $28,000.00. On or about July 2, 2010, an employee at Wheeler's Bar in Harmony reported to Captain DeGeorge that he had received several threatening phone calls from the defendant. He further reported that Valente had entered the Motor Mart in Preston where he was also employed and threatened to harm him because of his involvement in the theft incident at Wheeler's. Apparently he was suspicious of who was taking the missing money and reported his suspicions to the owner. The defendant left several incriminating messages on his voice mail, which DeGeorge listened to and recognized the voice as belonging to Michael Valente. Valente's next scheduled court appearance is August 30, 2010. He was released on his own recognizance and Judge Benson set unconditional bail at $10,000.00,

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Brian Lee Back of Davis, Illin .....
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DNR defends plans for Forestville Trail

Fri, Aug 6th, 2010
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A hearing in Winona on August 4 marked another leg in the lawsuit brought by the John Snyder and Vernon Ristau families against the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the city of Preston. Attorney Jill Schlick Nguyen of the ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court - August 2, 2010

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
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On July 26, 2010, Laura Lynn Kahoun, a 27-year old white female from Rushford, MN, appeared in District Court with her attorney, Frederick S. Suhler, before Judge Robert R. Benson facing four counts involving controlled substance crime in the fifth ..... 
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Judge Benson one of three Minnesota judges to receive an ASTAR fellowship

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
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District Court Judge Robert Benson recently received an award commemorating his election to a fellowship by ASTAR, a member of the Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts. To earn the fellowship, he completed a rigorous 18-month course ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court - July 26, 2010

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
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On Monday, July 19, 2010, Charles David Sackett, a 26-year old white male from Winona, appeared before Judge Robert R. Benson in District Court facing two counts involving check forgery and offering a forged check. If convicted, the maximum sentence ..... 
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Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen announces 2010 Fillmore County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
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After a successful 2009 Citizens Academy, Sheriff Jensen said he and his staff are ready for the second academy in September. Jensen said the first academy was a great experience for everyone involved. Sheriff Jensen added that they have made some m ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
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Steve Clifford Johnson appeared before Judge Robert Benson in District Court on Monday, July 12, 2010, for sentencing. Frederick Suhler, Jr. was the defense attorney in this case; Brett Corson was the prosecuting attorney.

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Bahr sentenced to 12 years in prison

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
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Stanley William Bahr appeared before Judge Robert R. Benson in District Court Monday, June 28, 2010, for sentencing. On March 26, 2010, a jury found him guilty of six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first and second degrees that involved so ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court - June 28, 2010

Fri, Jun 25th, 2010
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Richard Donald Young, Jr., a 19-year old white male from Chatfield, appeared before Judge Robert R. Benson in District Court Monday, June 21, 2010, facing five counts for his part in aiding and abetting in criminal damage to property in the first an ..... 
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