|Local News||Tue, 23 Jun 2015|
Second Psych Evaluation Allowed in Waseca School Bomb Plot Case
A judge has granted the prosecution's request for a second psychological evaluation to be conducted on John LaDue, even though the first report has yet to be fully submitted to the courts. The prosecution wants the now 18-year-old Waseca teenager to be tried as an adult rather than a juvenile.
Hearing set in Waseca bomb teen case
A hearing is scheduled to take place Monday in Olmsted County District Court in the matter of John David LaDue. LaDue was 17 when he was arrested in April 2014 and charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and 1st degree damage to property.
Minnesota clean-energy advocates oppose new 'grid fee'
Clean-energy boosters are upset by a provision in the jobs and energy bill that Minnesota legislators passed in last week's special session that would let utilities charge more to customers who produce their own solar or wind energy. As of July 1, a municipal utility or co-op can begin charging new net metering customers who are a part of their electric grid system a "reasonable and appropriate" fee.
Prostitution sting nets 10 arrests
Seven men were charged with gross misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a public place in Nicollet County District Court Wednesday. The 10 men charged as a result of a multi-jurisdictional agency human trafficking sting operation at a North Mankato hotel along U.S. Highway 169 included Travis R. Kernin, 24, St. Peter; Travis R. Bauleke, 37, Waseca; Chad J. Ludewig, 35, Good Thunder, Andrew J. Novak, Le Center; Tom R. Kosak, 58, New Ulm; John M. Smisek, 48, Faribault; and Ryan J. Cotton, 21, North Mankato.