|Local News||Fri, 30 Jan 2015|
Water &a SLight Board advised wholesale electric rates going up next year
Well, that morsel of good news is changing soon; as utility officials were advised last week to prepare for a impending wholesale power rate increase. South Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Chief Executive Officer Dave Geschwind told North Branch Water & Light commissioners meeting last week, that wholesale rates charged to SMMPA members haven't been hiked since 2010.
Crundwell contests motion to seize trophies and other assets
Her attorney, Ruth Robinson, filed a response to a federal government turnover motion Wednesday. In it, she argued that the items weren't newly discovered – the turnover motion for them was filed on Dec. 19 – and that the items – trophies, clothing and other personal items – "lack objective value" and wouldn't benefit the city if applied toward Crundwell's restitution order.
Austin Man Found Dead in Fish House on Clear Lake
A 41-year-old Austin man has been found dead in his fish house on Clear Lake in Waseca, KSTP sister station KAAL-TV reports. According to the Waseca County Sheriff's Office, the man's father found him shortly after noon Thursday.
2 teens enter guilty pleas in Waseca bomb cases
The two Waseca teens charged in connection with the John LaDue case have both entered a guilty plea in Waseca County District Court. Austin Walters and Colby Radke were each originally charged as juveniles with two felony possession of explosive material charges.