Yep, Still Snowing!

Well it’s just after midnight and mainstreet Heron Lake looks like a winter wonderland. Can’t wait to dig out in the morning. (Chief Tony)

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Snow Removal Alert

The City of Heron Lake will be in snow removal mode early tomorrow morning, please remove all vehicles from City streets and alleyways tonight. Vehicles found plowed around tomorrow will be issued tickets. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Winter Storm Warning for Jackson County

New event. Winter Storm Warning from 3/12/2017 9:00 AM  to 3/13/2017 6:00 AM CST for Jackson County, Murray Co… https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=10424934

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WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON!

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
327 PM CST Fri Mar 10 2017

MNZ071-072-080-081-090-110530-
/O.NEW.KFSD.WS.A.0004.170312T1200Z-170313T1800Z/
Lincoln MN-Lyon MN-Murray-Cottonwood-Jackson-
327 PM CST Fri Mar 10 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through
Monday afternoon.

* TIMING...Snow will spread across the region Sunday morning,
  becoming moderate to heavy at times through Sunday night. Light
  snow is expected to persist through Monday morning.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 8 inches of snow is possible.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...Southeast winds will average 15 to 30 mph
  on Sunday, then turn northerly Sunday night and Monday. The
  combination of gusty winds and falling snow will reduce
  visibility as low as a half mile at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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21 Property Owner to Be Sent Letters

March 8th 2017 – Spring Clean Up Update! First round of inspections has been completed today. Twenty one (21) property owners, including commercial properties, can expect to receive notification from our offices to remove, clean up and abate conditions that violate our Junk Vehicle and Public Nuisance Ordinances.

Honestly folks, look in your back yards and around your property, if you have vehicle parts, junk vehicles, unregistered vehicles, piles of scrap metal and junk auto parts, tires, appliances, empty auto fluid containers, etc… You should get ahead of the game and start the clean up, prior to receiving our letter.

Citations will be issued in April to property owners who fail to correct issues on their properties. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Chief of Police, Anthony Fauglid

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SPRING CLEAN UP!

Well since the weather had shifted to more spring-like conditions, it’s time to begin the spring  citywide clean up! The Police Department will be looking for the following items in plain view on properties starting in March and proceeding through the end of April.

  • Junk Vehicles – Defined as inoperable, unlicensed or dis-assembled.
  • Vehicle Part – Including tires, engine parts, exhaust parts, batteries, and any other vehicle components.
  • Unused or discarded and unsecured containers of fluids including motor oil, transmission fluids, brake fluid, hydrolic fluids or other fluids essential for vehicle operation.

Owner of properties shall be notified in writing of any violations located in plain view upon private residential, industrial, commercial or agricultural  properties.

Owner shall have 30 days to comply with clean up (abatement) of the observed offenses; those who fail to do such, shall be issued citations/summons for misdemeanor violation of our city ordinance regulating junk vehicles, public nuisance and open storage.

Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated!

Chief Tony – Heron Lake PD.

 

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Police Blotter – February 2017

February 1st
The Police Department Responded To a Report of an Asthma Attack on 10th Street.
The Police Department Attended the City Council Meeting.

February 2nd
The Police Department investigated a report of suspicious activity at a local residence.
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on 11th street.
The Police Department responded to a report of a person walking on Highway 60 after dark.
The Police Department assisted department of corrections with drug compliance testing.
The Police Department received a report of juvenile driving conduct ongoing after school.

February 3rd
The Police Department responded to a report of a missing person.
The Police Department processed firearms permit applications.
The Police Department advised a party regarding rental inspections requirements.
The Police Department responded to a report of family member harassment.

February 4th
The Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Highway 60.
The Police Department received a report of a local juvenile driving recklessly in Okabena.
The Police Department responded to a medical on 12th Street.
February 5th
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on 3rd Avenue.

February 6th
The Police Department responded to a report of a runaway up at Expressway.
The Police Department received a report of missing property from an unlocked garage.
The Police Department stopped a driver for an equipment violation on 10th Street nw.
The Police Department provided extra security for expressway at business closing.

February 7th
The Police Department received a report of several Heron Lake juveniles being truant from Okabena High School.
The Police Department responded to and investigated an unattended death in Heron Lake.
The Police Department investigated a report of suspicious juvenile activity on 11th Street nw.
The Police Department located runaway in Heron Lake was escorted to Cottonwood County Sheriffs Department.
The Police Department responded to a medical on 18th Street.

February 8th
The Police Department assisted a parent in attempting to locate a runaway in Heron Lake.
The Police Department recovered control panel reported in stolen in rural Jackson County.
The Police Department assisted department of corrections with drug compliance testing.
The Police Department received a home watch request.

February 9th
The Police Department responded to a report of an animal neglect situation.
The Police Department assisted department of corrections with drug compliance testing.

February 10th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 2nd Avenue.
The Police Department received a home watch request.
The Police Department received another home watch request.
The Police Department received a report of a missing yellow lab.
The Police Department received a report of possible child neglect possibly ongoing in Jackson.
The Police Department received a request for advisement on a natural gas billing situation.
The Police Department received a request for advisement on a possible harassment situation.

February 13th
The Police Department performed a funeral escort across Highway 60.
The Police Department investigated a report of possible illegal trash dumping.
The Police Department received a home watch request.
The Police Department responded to an alleged trespassing incident.
The Police Department assisted department of corrections with drug compliance testing.

February 14th
The Police Department responded to a report of juvenile runaway.
The Police Department processed firearms applications.
The Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious charity solicitation.

February 16th
The Police Department received a request for advisement on a possible domestic custody situation.
The Police Department responded to a report of a juvenile runaway, child located.

February 17th
The Police Department investigated a report of a possible juvenile house party.
February 18th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 10th Street.
The Police Department performed a civil standby at a domestic custody exchange.
The Police Department investigated a report of suspicious activity a local residence.
The Police Department investigated an observed domestic situation outside on 1st Avenue.

February 20th
The Police Department stopped a driver for speeding on 2nd Avenue.

February 21st
The Police Department responded to a medical on 14th Street.
The Police Department investigated a report of an abandoned property being broken into.

February 22nd
The Police Department investigated a report of missing crushed concrete from the tree dump.
The Police Department responded to a report of a dog at large on 10th Street.
The Police Department performed a vehicle unlock at Expressway.

February 24th
The Police Department issued snow removal violation tickets.
The Police Department received a report of vulnerable adult situation.
The Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle off the road by Cargil – Miloma.

February 27th
The Police Department performed a rental property inspection.

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