Judge schedules a second hearing for Mayor

Northfield Mayor Joseph Lee Lansing will attend his omnibus hearing on Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Rice County District Court in Faribault. District Court Judge Warren E. Litynski set the date Wednesday afternoon after an arraignment that lasted about 10 minutes. The mayor is facing five charges of misconduct by a public official and two charges of conflict of interest by a public official. Lansing, casually dressed in jeans and a sweater, appeared in good spirits during his arraignment hearing, and chatted with people before and afterward. His attorney is Tom Dunnwald.


  1. Martha Cashman said:

    I guess times have changed. Back in they day when my Father presided over the court, folks were expected to be clean and in a suit for their hearings.

    November 20, 2008
  2. Bright Spencer said:

    I just hope the court takes into account that Mayor Lansing has been dealing with a very
    difficult disease that can affect personality quite a lot. Prayers all around.

    November 20, 2008

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