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Police search for gunman in Carver Co. shooting

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Authorities are continuing to search for 39-year-old Joshua Lee Gilpin of Jordan, who is suspected of shooting two people at a home in Chaska Thursday night.

The Chaska Police Department stated that the shooting was not random and all the people involved know each other, but people in the area are still advised to stay inside with their doors locked.

Officers were called to 3625 County Road 140 in Chaska at 9:31 p.m. Thursday. A caller from the residence reported that “two people had been shot by a man with a gun.” The alleged shooter was said to have left the residence on foot.

Gilpin is described as white, 5-foot-11, and about 200 pounds.

According to the Chaska Herald, a helicopter circled downtown area until the early morning hours.

Due to the search for Gilpin, the Jordan School District had a two-hour late start. According to CBS, all schools in eastern Carver County are on lockdown as a precautionary measure, meaning that classes are going on as normal, but no outside activities will take place.

The man and woman who were shot were both taken to Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska before being transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Their names and the extent of their injuries haven’t been released.

PHOTO GALLERY: Luce Line paving event in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Click here for photos from the Sept. 26 Luce Line State Trail paving celebration at Southview Park in Winsted:

Kemps Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt item of the week at Prairie Market


Featured in this weeks Prairie Market grocery ad is Kemps Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, 2/$5 selected 30-48 oz. See Full listing on page 3 in this weeks Herald Journal or click here for complete ad.

PHOTO GALLERY from Dakota Rail Regional Trail opening is online

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Our photo gallery from the Sept. 12 opening of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail is online. Select photos will be printed in the Sept. 21 issue of Herald Journal.

Click here to see the photo gallery

Carver Co. residence burglarized twice in one month

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A home in the City of Carver was burglarized twice recently, by two separate parties, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Main Street West Aug. 22, for a burglary that was alleged to have occurred between Aug. 16 and Aug. 22, while the homeowner was out of town.

The victim reported that unknown person(s) vandalized the interior and stole various pieces of personal property. Damage included breaking windows, pouring cooking oil on the carpet, and spray painting interior walls. Several firearms, outdoor/hunting equipment and tools (e.g. knives, backpack, camouflage clothing), and a jar of loose change were stolen.

Sheriff’s deputies investigating the burglary identified and interviewed five boys, ages 11 to 13, all from Carver. Deputies recovered the stolen firearms in a wooded area near the victim’s residence. Deputies are continuing to investigate this crime and recover the victim’s property.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a second burglary at the same address Aug. 28. In this instance, a flat-screen TV, home theater electronics, a tanned elk hid, and a trolling motor were stolen.

The juveniles from the previous burglary are not suspected in this incident. This incident remains under investigation.

Kyla Mauk of Howard Lake crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Kyla Mauk, 19, of Howard Lake, representing Wright County, was crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 26.

Mauk will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,500 Minnesota dairy farm families. Kyla is the daughter of Chris and Harlan Mauk, and attends South Dakota State University, where she is pursuing a degree in agriculture education.