Press and News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:30:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Holiday Train visit attracts record numbers to Loretto Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:30:54 +0000 The train rolls into Loretto Aileena Mattice, of Maple Grove, meets Santa, who coordinated his visit to Loretto with the Holiday Train event. Riley Cardinal (left) and Shelby Stoddard receive food shelf donations that will benefit food shelves in Hanover, Rockford, Maple Plain and Delano. Both girls are from Delano Girl Scout Troop 13722. Tynan Barrett (left) and Easton Barrett, both of Mound, have the unusual experience of standing in front of a train engine, which, in this case, had fortunately come to a full stop. A visitor used a cellphone to record the concert on the lighted boxcar stage. Country singer and song writer Isabella headlined the show. Home Free, a Minnesota group of country singers, joined her in the show.

The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train stopped in Loretto on Saturday, Dec. 13, and temporarily swelled the city’s population. “In my 10-plus years, I’ve never seen a turn out like that. Had to be at least 5,000,” said one visitor who has seen just about every Holiday Train visit to Loretto. The train featured musical entertainment from a lighted boxcar stage. Visitors brought donations for four area food shelves, including those in Hanover, Rockford, Delano and Maple Plain. (Photos by Bill Nord)


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People identified in Maple Grove homicide, I-694 chase Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:06 +0000 The suspect in a rest stop shooting in Maple Grove and later a police chase in the early morning hours of Dec. 17 has been identified.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the person who died during the incident as Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, Wash. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.

At about 1 a.m. on Dec. 17, Maple Grove Police responded to a report of a shooting at the rest stop area along Interstate 94 and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. Upon arrival, Maple Grove officer located an adult male, dead of an apparent homicide. This person was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office as Matthew Paul Maffei, 23, with no permanent address. Maffei died as a result of a gunshot wound of the head. Manner of death is homicide.

Mar was then observed at the scene in Maple Grove entering a vehicle. Officers received a description of the vehicle and observed the vehicle in the area of the I-94 and Interstate 694 splits.

Law enforcement from Brooklyn Center Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Maple Grove Police Department, New Brighton Police Department, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol were pursuing a suspect. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office stated officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop and a pursue ensued. Mar’s vehicle eventually crashed on eastbound I-694 near Rice Street.

According to the preliminary investigation, Mar then exited the vehicle brandishing a knife and began repeatedly stabbing himself.

Mar ignored repeated commands from law enforcement to stop and get on the ground. At that point, Mar charged at the officers with the knife. Officers then fired their weapons, striking Mar multiple times.

Those officers have been identified as Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Hagen, who has been with the office for 15 years, and Brooklyn Center Police Officer Alan Salvosa, a four-year veteran with the department. Both Deputy Hagen and Officer Salvosa are on standard administrative leave.

Allina EMS was dispatched and upon arrival pronounced Mar deceased.

“These are situations that we in law enforcement take very seriously. Our goal is always to resolve public safety issues peacefully; unfortunately two lives were lost today and many other lives were tremendously impacted. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “The incidents that occurred in both Maple Grove and Shoreview spanned several jurisdictions and required multiple law enforcement agencies to work together in partnership.”

The Maple Grove Police Department is investigating the apparent homicide in Maple Grove. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the officer involved shooting.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the incident at the request of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Agents have completed preliminary interviews with officers on the scene. Analysis of evidence collected at the scene is ongoing. When the investigation is completed, the BCA will turn its findings over to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for review.

The homicide in Maple Grove is being investigated by the Maple Grove Police Department.

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Corinne A. Dehmer Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:57:05 +0000 Corinne   A.  Dehmer

Corinne A. Dehmer, age 86 of Monticello, formerly of St. Michael, MN passed away at CentraCare Health in Monticello on Dec 14, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN. Visitation was on Friday from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael & one hour prior to Mass at the church on Saturday. Interment St. Michael Cemetery, St. Michael.
Corinne was born on April 20, 1928 to Emil & Cecilia (Fissette) DeMars in Albertville, MN. She married Herbert Dehmer on October 14, 1948 at the Church of St. Albert in Albertville, MN. They farmed in St. Michael-Frankfort Township many years.
Preceded in death by her parents, Emil & Cecelia, husband, Herbert, grandson, Chad Dehmer & 9 brothers & sisters-in-law.
Survived by her children, Donald (Beverly) Dehmer, David (Karen) Dehmer, Kathleen (James) Goeb, Roland (Liz) Dehmer, Ralph (Sally) Dehmer, Steven (Joyce) Dehmer, Paul (Karen) Dehmer, Janice (Steve) Anderson, Anita (Dennis) Lenneman, Lee (Carey) Dehmer, Allen (Synde) Dehmer, Clarice (Steve) Kessler; 41 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers, Leon (Anita) DeMars, Richard DeMars; sisters, Beatrice May, Doris DesMarais, LaVerna VanKeuren, Leona Summers, Edna Kostuch; 15 brothers & sisters-in-law.
The Peterson Chapel
St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home
St. Michael, MN 763-497-5362

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Marlene A. Kessler Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:54 +0000 Marlene   A.  Kessler

Marlene A. Kessler, age 77, of St. Michael, MN passed away on Dec 14, 2014 at CentraCare Health in Monticello, MN.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN. Visitation was on Thursday, from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN & one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment St. Michael Cemetery, St. Michael.
Marlene was born on March 19, 1937 to Matthew & Laura (Lenz) Weber in Minneapolis, MN. On November 28, 1957 she married John A. Kessler at The Church of St. Walburga in Fletcher. They engaged in dairy farming in Frankford Township for many years. She had a green thumb, especially with house plants. She enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles & playing bingo. Marlene truly loved having children around her including grandchildren, nephews, nieces & cousins. She always had the candy jar full! She was dedicated to farm, family & faith. She always put others before herself. Marlene was a faithful member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by her husband, John, parents, an infant son, John, an infant daughter, Beverly & brother, Gene.
Survived by her children, Steve (Clarice) Kessler, Kris (Gordy) Goodin, Julie Kessler, John (Lisa) Kessler, Jr., Susan (Dan) Lish; grandchildren, Cory, Emily & Devin; Katie (Tyler) Johnson, Keith, Andy; Logan, Aiden, Jacob & Elizabeth; sister, Pat Kessler; sister-in-law, Phyllis Weber.
The Peterson Chapel
St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home
St. Michael, MN 763-497-5362

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Marjorie M. Ericson Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:38 +0000 Marjorie   M.  Ericson

Ericson, Marjorie M., age 89, of Osseo passed away peacefully, December 12, surrounded by her loving family.
Long time employee of Hennepin County Probate Court.
Preceded in death by parents, Pete and Kate Kuka; brothers, Howard and Jim Kuka; sisters, Betty Halvorson, Delores Brozyna; and grandson Thomas Tornquist.
Survived by sons, John Thomas (Grace), David (Theresa), and Mike; daughters Mary (Steve) Zachman, Joan (John) Seifert; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Lafferty, Barb Grasanti, Winnie Kroeten, Helen Simoneau. Sharon Noerenberg; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday December 19, 2014 at Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. N. Interment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Visitation was 4-8PM Thursday December 18, 2014 at the Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 Second St. NE, Osseo and at CHURCH one hour prior to mass. Prayer service was held 7:30PM Thursday December 18, 2014 at the funeral home.
Our mother had a small body but a large heart. A heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it. A wonderful woman with a great mind who was vibrant and caring. We will miss her very much.

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EDWARD LAKE Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:56:22 +0000 Public Notice
(Official Publication)
An aeration system on the North side of Edward Lake will be activated on or before December 23, 2014. Edward Lake is in Maple Grove South of Bass Lake Road and East of Juneau Ln N. Persons should stay away from the area as the aerators will create an area of thin ice and open water. If you have any questions please call 612-875-1703.

12/18/14, 3OMT,
Edward Lake Aeration, 323731

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PHN – MUNSELL Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:56:01 +0000 City of Medina
(Official Publication)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the city council of the city of Medina, Minnesota will hold a public hearing on January 6, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the council chambers at city hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the vacation of an upland buffer easement at 3157 Wild Flower Trail (Lot 1, Block 4, Enclave at Medina 2nd Addition), which is proposed to be replaced by a new easement slightly smaller in size.
All persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place set forth above.
December 18, 2014
December 25, 2014
By: Scott T. Johnson
City Administrator-Clerk

12/18-12/25/14, 3NCT, PHN Munsell Vacation, 325812

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PHN – TOOL SHED Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:55:56 +0000 City of St. Michael
(Official Publication)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Michael Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as time permits, at the St. Michael City Hall to consider renewal of A Tool Shed Interim Use Permit (IUP) for continued operation of a rental equipment business in the B-1 Zoning District at 3195 La Beaux Avenue NE. Owner/Applicants: Scott Anderson, 3195 La Beaux Avenue NE, St. Michael, MN.
Anyone so desiring to be heard regarding this matter will be heard at this hearing. Written comments should be received no later than January 7, 2015, at St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Drive, St. Michael, MN 55376. For additional information, please contact the St. Michael Planning Department at 763-416-7934.
Published in the North Crow River News December 18, 2014.

12/18/14, 3NCT, PHN
Tool Shed IUP, 325764

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ORDINANCE Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:54:57 +0000 City of Osseo
(Official Publication)
Ordinance No. 2014-4
The City Council of the City of Osseo declares that new Section 153.034 of Chapter 153 of the City of Osseo Code of Ordinance be and is amended to read as follows, and amending Section 153.092(B) for prohibited signs as follows:
(A) Intent. The intent of this district to provide for public buildings, facilities, and land areas which are owned, controlled, regulated, used or proposed to be used by the City for the purposes of serving the residents and the community members of the City of Osseo.
(B) Permitted uses.
(1) Municipal buildings and structures, including City Hall, Fire Department, Police Department, City or County Library, Public Services facilities, Community Center, recreation centers, lift stations, ice skating warming houses, water towers, and any other governmental office buildings or facilities;
(2) Public parks, playgrounds and athletic fields or ice skating rinks;
(3) Off-street parking areas, provided they are open to the general public;
(4) Outdoor storage of equipment, landscaping materials, sand/salt materials or other public street improvement materials;
(5) Historical sites;
(6) Cellular telephone or communications towers and/or antennas;
(7) Commercial signage limited to billboards or any other governmental signage;
(8) Any other uses determined by the City to be the same or similar type uses.
(C) Conditional uses.
(1) Religious institutions, such as chapels, temples, synagogues, and mosques limited to worship and related social events;
(2) Outdoor recreation areas, such as golf courses, private/public swimming pools, and private community clubs;
(3) Cemeteries or memorial gardens;
(4) Any other uses determined by the City to be the same or similar type uses.
(B) Prohibited signs. Except as permitted by 153.034(B) of this Chapter 153, the following signs are specifically prohibited by this subchapter.
Passed by the City Council of Osseo the 8th day of December, 2014.
Duane E. Poppe, Mayor
Douglas S. Reeder,
City Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer
1st reading: November 24, 2014
2nd reading and adoption: December 8, 2014
Published: December 18, 2014 Osseo Maple Grove Press

12/18/14, 3OMT,
Ordinance 2014-4, 325643

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ORDINANCE Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:54:08 +0000 City of Champlin
(Official Publication)
The City Council of the City of Champlin does hereby ordain the following amendments:
Section 62-62. Abatement.
Whenever the officer charged with enforcement determines that a public nuisance is being maintained or exists on the premises in the city, the officer shall notify in writing the owner/occupant of the premises of such fact and shall order that said nuisance be terminated and abated. The notice shall be served in person or by certified or registered mail. The notice shall specify the steps to be taken to abate the nuisance and the time, not exceeding ten days, within which the nuisance is to be abated. Such notice shall also state that in the event of noncompliance, abatement will be done by the city at the owners expense. When no owner, occupant or agent of the owner can be found, notice shall be sent by registered mail to the person who is listed on the records of the county auditor or county treasurer as the owner; service will be complete with mailing. If the notice is not complied within the time specified, the enforcing officer shall abate the nuisance.
Section 62-63. Recovery of costs.
The owner of the premises on which such a nuisance has been abated by the enforcing officer shall be personally liable for the cost to the city of the abatement in the amount set forth in Chapter 22 Fees, including 20 percent administrative costs. As soon as the work has been completed and the cost determined the city clerk or other official designated by the city council shall prepare a bill for the cost and mail it to the owner. Thereupon the amount shall be immediately due and payable at the office of the city clerk. If these amounts are not paid, the city clerk shall, on or before September 1, next following abatement of the nuisance, list the total of unpaid charges for each abatement against each separate lot or parcel to which they are attributable under this section. The city council may spread the charges or any portion thereof against the property involved as a special assessment under other pertinent states, for certification to the county auditor and collection the following year along with current taxes. Such assessment shall be payable in no more than ten equal annual installments, pursuant to Minn. Stats. 429.101, subd. 2. If these amounts are not paid the city council shall adopt an assessment roll levying a special assessment upon such lands and premises directly involved in the abatement of the nuisance, which shall be transmitted to the county auditor and included with the next tax levy upon such land and premises and collected in the manner provided by law for levying and collection of other special assessments. If the owner does not pay such costs, the amount shall be a lien against the subject property and the amount shall be collected as a special assessment in the manner provided by Minn. Stats. 429.101.
This ordinance shall become effective following its passage and publication as required by law.
Additions: Add
Deletions: Delete
First Reading: November 24, 2014
Second Reading: December 8, 2014
Adopted: December 8, 2014
ArMand Nelson, Mayor
Roberta Colotti, CMC, City Clerk
Published in the Champlin Dayton Press on December 18, 2014.

12/18/14, 3CDT,
Ordinance 745, 324634

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