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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Volume 98; Number 19


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City will apply jointly African Dance Group
with Long Prairie for entertains students/faculty
Housing Rehab funds
Amber Aspengren, Eagle
By Venus King Bend, was at the meeting to ask
The Browerville City Council Browerville to join them in
meeting was called to order by applying for a Blandin
Mayor Aksamit Thursday Foundation Grant. Mayor
October 14. Willie Hetland Aksamit asked about the grant
voiced his concerns about the and his questions were answered
“Jake braking” noise from semi by Amber and Sev Blenkush.
trucks that is taking place near Council members decided to join
his home and other areas around Eagle Bend, Clarissa, and
the city. He said it is very loud Bertha in applying for this
and happens at all hours. Chief grant.
Deputy John Sarago also said Building permits were
there have been several calls of approved for; Carl Brehmer -
complaints that have come into building a 26’ X 30’X8’ garage in
the Todd County Sheriff ’s Office. the rear yard, Kelly Callahan –
He also explained to council remove existing garage and
members the county and state replace with a 26’X48’ garage in
ordinances and reviewed the same location, and Todd County
city’s ordinance. He explained if HRA – demolish existing house
smaller communities establish and garage at 251 6th Street E.
specific noise ordinances and All citizens are reminded that
placed “No Jake Braking” signs building permits must be
at city limits, it has helped a lot applied for and approved before
to reduce or stop the problem. projects are started.
City Administrator Lynn Fabro Municipal Liquor Store man-
has spoken to Sheriff Pete ager reported the air conditioner
Mikkelson about the problem went down again and it was
and he will have officers give out determined one of the compres-
Faculty of the Browerville school got a quick dance lesson from a group of African dancers
warning tickets to the offenders. Continued on page 24. that visited the school on October 12th. Additional photos inside. Photos by Tarissa Host.

Over 440 marijuana plants seized

On October 6, 2010, agents of the Central Minnesota Drug and


Gang Task Force (CMDGTF) along with the Minnesota Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension (BCA) executed a search warrant in Section
23, Little Elk Township, Todd County. There agents seized 443 mar-
ijuana plants. David Minh Phan, 40, Farmington, and Quy Trong
Nguyen, 34, St. Louis Park, were arrested in connection with this
investigation. Agents also executed search warrants on two resi-
dences in St. Louis Park and Farmington.
Both men were arraigned in Todd County District Court on mul-
tiple counts of first and second degree controlled substance crimes.
CMDGTF and the BCA were assisted in the investigation by the
Todd County Sheriff ’s Department, Morrison County Sheriff ’s
Department, Little Falls Police Department, Farmington Police
Department, St. Louis Park Police Department, Northwest Metro
Sheriff Pete Mikkelson shows the 443 marijuana plants that were discovered in Little Elk Drug Task Force, and the Dakota County Drug Task force. The mat-
Township. ter is still under investigation.

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