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Fillmore County District Court


Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Features

Felony Charges

Wesley Duane Alden, 35, of Preston has been charged with two felony counts of first degree driving while impaired following his arrest on November 26 in Fountain. He is also charged with driving without a license, possession or sale of small amounts of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the criminal complaint, the defendant was reported to the police to have been driving irratically and eventually hit a utility pole with his vehicle. Law enforcement later apprehended Alden in a Fountain bar. His blood alcohol level tested at the scene was .19.

Judge Robert Benson placed Alden on electronic home monitoring. His next court appearance is December 8.

Felony Disposition

Travis Ryan Jansgaard, 19, of Rushford pled guilty to two felony charges, including theft of a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property, related to an incident in Rushford on August 18.

For theft of a motor vehicle, Jansgaard was sentenced to 366 days in prison, with a stay of imposition for 5 years. The defendant was placed on probation, ordered to serve 90 days in jail, pay a $50 fine and make restitution of $120. He must also complete treatment in a half way house.

For criminal damage to property, Jansgaard was sentenced to 366 days in prison with a stay of execution for 5 years. He was placed on probation and must make restitution of $6,191.42.



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Preston City Council Report: New police officer sworn in

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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At the regular meeting of the Preston City Council Monday evening, Blaise Sass was sworn in as the newest member of the Preston Police Force. Officer Sass will start on Wednesday, December 3.

Truth in Taxation

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Lanesboro City Council Report: Spotlight on Lanesboro’s Chamber of Commerce

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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“$1.5 million comes into Lanesboro each year through tourism.” This is just one of the facts Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce representatives Joan Ruen, Carla Noack, Lori Bakke, and Julie Kiehne shared with the Lanesboro City Council at their regular me ..... 
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County Board approves sand and rock quarry permits

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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As the board reviewed the resolutions, the issues of sites stockpiling supplies in road right-of-ways, dust control, and a growing trend of abandoned automobiles accumulating at the sites, was visited several times. The dust control issue appeared to ..... 
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Commissioners’ Report: Driver’s License Department -Where should it go?

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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When discussing ways to save money and still maintain efficient departments, the county board has been looking into the possibility of letting the Driver License Department move out of the courthouse to the private sector.

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Company exploring for industry-related metals in Fillmore County

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Several property owners around Peterson and Mabel have been contacted by a mineral exploration company about the right to test for base metals on their land.

Prime Meridian Resources of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin hopes to begin a th ..... 
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Above the Arctic Circle

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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"We have nine months of winter and three months of poor skiing conditions"

Back in 1976, when I accepted the invitation to visit the Tromsø family, I had no idea they lived among the indigenous Sami people (formally called Lapps ..... 
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Judge Fabian hears arguments in Maust vs. city of Preston

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Judge James Fabian listened to two hours of oral arguments from attorneys on Friday, November 21 in the Elaine and Robert Maust mandamus action against the city of Preston.

In their suit, the Mausts maintain that they met all o ..... 
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Preston City Council – Special Meeting: Spring Avenue residents awarded 20% reduction

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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At a special meeting of the Preston City Council Tuesday evening adjustments were made to proposed assessments of the County Road #17 projects. Working under a deadline, in order to be included in the 2004 property tax statements, the council was lim ..... 
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