Upon reading the item below in the Mankato Free Press story,KMSP anchor's lawsuit claims area cops were snooping, a friend in rural Blue Earth County asked Bluestem to determine whether Representative Tony Cornish was police chief when someone in the Lake Crystal Police department illegally peeked at Twin Cities Fox 9 Morning News anchor Alix Kendall drivers license information.
The friend read in the Free Press:
Kendall's lawsuit claims her name was searched by police officers, sheriff's deputies and other public employees from agencies all over the state. A few examples from the Mankato area include 23 searches by the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department, three searches by the Blue Earth County probation office, two searches by the Mankato Department of Public Safety, five searches by the Lake Crystal Police Department, 11 searches by the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Department, seven searches by the Le Sueur Police Department and eight searches by the New Ulm Police Department.
A call to the Free Press revealed that all five searches occurred in 2005--two years before Cornish first came on as interim police chief in August 2007. Cornish was a DNR officer and officer's union rep when he was elected to the Minnesota House in 2002.
Bluestem isn't a fan of the grandstanding Cornish, but friends don't let friends turn speculation into misinformation.
Photo: Representative Cornish recently shot this coyote at 226 yards with AR 15 Sporting Rifle. The predators are a concern for livestock producers and pet owners in rural Minnesota. Via Facebook.
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