Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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Police are asking for the public's help to find a vulnerable Hastings woman who has not been seen for two days. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Friday that Amanda Jean Olson, 22, left her home about 2 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, and had not been seen or heard from since then. She has cognitive and developmental delays, the BCA said. Olson has a history of being away from home for periods of time, but authorities are more concerned because she has not communicated with family or friends. Her cellphone appears to be turned off, and she is without her medication.
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday, Sept. 6, in a head-on crash on Highway 55 in Rosemount. Clive Christian Jorgensen, 57, of Eagan, was killed after his motorcycle collided with a Chevy Malibu at 7:29 p.m. near the intersection with County Road 42, the State Patrol said. According to the State Patrol, Jorgensen was eastbound on Highway 55 when he swerved to avoid a box truck that was westbound and turning south onto County Road 42. Jorgensen's Yamaha motorcycle then struck the Malibu, which was westbound in the Highway 55 bypass lane.
A woman was shot repeatedly and a suspect was arrested after a standoff with authorities late Sunday in Farmington, police said.
Farmington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect captured on video in an apparent arson of an apartment building.
Trinity Care Center celebrates its 50-year jubilee this week. "I see this facility as an anchor and I mean that in prideful way because we care for the elderly and I see it as a place for them to grow their own lives," said Joy Lauterbach, director of activities and volunteer services at Trinity Care Center.
The body of a man who went missing near the Dakota County Fairgrounds has been found, authorities said. The body of 61-year-old Bruce Peterson was found by a searcher about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, in a remote and heavily wooded area near the fairgrounds, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Peterson had been missing since July 2. Volunteers helped search for him over the holiday weekend.
A man arrested in south-central Minnesota late Tuesday, June 13, could face charges in connection with a Rosemount bank robbery reported just hours earlier.
Editor's note: This story has been updated.
Shannon Park Elementary School invites the public to join its families in celebrating two extraordinary educators as they approach their retirements: • Michael Guthrie has been a member of the Shannon Park family for 25 years, the last 17 as principal. • Ann Kvittem has been with Shannon Park since 1990, serving as a physical education teacher and assistant administrator. An open house is scheduled for 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the gymnasium at Shannon Park Elementary School, 13501 Shannon Parkway. Cupcakes and light refreshments will be served; no gifts please.
Kim Feller has joined the management staff as vice president of programs and services with ProAct, Inc., a major disability service provider serving the Twin Cities. "I am pleased to have Kim Feller's experience in advancing quality programs that suit our organization's mission," said ProAct President and CEO Steven Ditschler. "She has proven leadership in creating bold, new efforts." Feller leads programs and services, with an emphasis on skills training, employment, community inclusion, and effective business engagement.