Crime

A 46-year-old former Farmington home child care provider was sentenced Tuesday, April 15, to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and a $500 fine in connection with the July 31, 2012, death of an infant in her care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to second-degree manslaughter (involving endangerment of [...]

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A 46-year-old Farmington woman pleaded guilty on Thursday, Feb. 13, to felony second-degree manslaughter involving endangerment of a child in connection with the death of 3-month-old Kaiden Robert Staebell on July 31, 2012, while he was in her care at her home day care facility in Farmington. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was originally charged May 22, 2013, [...]

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Criminal complaint: 47 marijuana plants, scales, paraphernalia found on property Farmington resident and teacher in the Prior Lake School District Lori Jo-Meyer Abeln, 51, was charged in Dakota County District Court with two counts of felony possession and sale controlled substance crimes on Tuesday. Dakota County Drug Task Force found 47 plants growing on her [...]

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Reported sighting in Rochester; concerns for safety The Farmington Police Department believes Laura Jean Simonson, who has been missing since Nov. 1, was seen at the Apache Mall in Rochester as recently as last week, but the department still considers her a missing person and would like to get in contact with her. “We are [...]

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The Farmington Police Department is looking for Laura Jean Simonson, a potential vulnerable adult, who has been missing since Nov. 1. Simonson is a 37-year-old white female who is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 105 pounds, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen in the Rochester area on [...]

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