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Crash closes Hwy. 21 near Roberds Lake

A crash has closed Hwy. 21/Shieldsville Boulevard just east of County Road 11/Roberds Lake Boulevard.Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn called the crash "serious" and estimated the road will be closed until 11 a.m. The number of vehicles involved has not yet been released.Motorists are being directed to

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 15:40:00

Faribault swimmers advance to Friday in all 3 state events

Larson's 50-yard splits were 27.65, 30.08, 30.92, 31.45, 32.01, 32.15, 32.71, 32.43, 32.44 and 31.75. Hutchinson's Hailey Ferrell finished first in 5:00.92. Larson made the championship heat with .76 seconds to spare over Visitation's Marta Pursley.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 22:41:00

A&W employee honored with Hidden Gem award

Members of the Virtues Project - Faribault, including Kymn Anderson and project founder Cindy Diessner honored Chris Roskos, a server and supervisor at A&W, with the Hidden Gem award Thursday afternoon. Part of the Virtues Project, Hidden Gem surprise parties honor those in the community whose effor

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 23:00:00

Captured fugitive sentenced to 4 years in prison for home invasion

OWATONNA — Emotions ran high Thursday afternoon in a Steele County courtroom as a man, who was supposed to be sentenced in court in late October, finally came before the judge following a nearly two-week search for him by police and the FBI.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 23:43:00

Alleged mail thief charged with 9 felonies

A man now serving time in prison for assault has been charged withstealing mail, including checks and gift cards, from Rice County residents’ mailboxes.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-14 15:00:00

A conversation with a kicker

Unheralded and joining the team out of pure emergency last season, Keller has quietly stitched together one of the steadiest careers in OHS history, recently breaking Carter McCauley’s record for extra points in a regular season by connecting 59 PATs this season.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 22:35:00

Faribault Man Sentenced After Wisconsin Shooting

35-year-old Shawn H. Goplen of Faribault was convicted on Nov. 6 of shooting a man over suspected stolen methamphetamine in the town of Tainter, Wisconsin. The judge in the case sentenced Goplen to five years in prison, according to online court records. He must also undergo five years of extended s


Owatonna man injured in head-on crash

Eric John Wermerskirchen, 34, was was driving a GMC Denali westbound on Hwy. 21 at about 7:30 a.m. when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a tractor-trailer head on, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Wermerskirchen, who was not wearing a seat belt, is listed as havin

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-15 15:40:00

City: Plan to bring tractor dealer to town could spur additional development

Viscomi's fellow Faribault City Council members seemed to agree, telling city staff Tuesday that they favored a proposal to spend an estimated $1.5 million to extend water and sewer lines to an area off Calvary Drive near Hwy. 60 and I-35. The discussion came before the council Tuesday so Community

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-14 19:45:00

Camp Fire claims life of missing father

OWATONNA — After six days of searching for answers, Roman Digby of Owatonna publicized on Facebook that his father, John Arthur Digby, had died in his home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. He was 78.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-14 22:19:00

Faribault bowling teams compete in conference tournament, JV on to state

F/TCU placed fourth overall in the conference. On the season according to Minnesota High School Bowling, it won 44 of 78 total games and knocked down 14,412 pins for a 176.78 average score. The average ranks 29th in the state.


COURT REPORTS: Additional drug charges stem from task force operation

Joshua Alonzo Wingen, 28, was charged last week with first- and second-degree sale of hallucinogens.


Council OKs distance requirements between pawnshops

The City Council Tuesday, after weeks of discussion, passed an ordinance regulating where in Faribault pawnshops can locate.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-14 23:24:00

2 injured in explosion at truck shop in North Mankato, Minn.

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KMSP)- Two workers were injured Wednesday in a natural gas explosion at a truck service shop in North Mankato, Minnesota.

FOX9.COM - 2018-11-14 19:59:00

Two Northfielders awarded grants from Minnesota State Arts Board

Paul K. Dice will receive $10,000 to fund the composition of his first concerto for jinghu (high-pitched Chinese violin) and Chinese traditional instruments orchestra, with performances in Minnesota and China.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-11-14 18:00:00

Penalty kill no problem for Faribault in win over Waseca

The Falcons spent 24 minutes in the box on the night, including 14 in the second period. In total, the Falcons were whistled for three times for hooking, three times for slashing and twice each for checking, roughing and tripping.


Portion of trail from Red Wing to Mankato gets another Faribault piece

An afternoon groundbreaking for a stretch of trail will help connect the Sakatah Singing Hills and the Mill Towns Trail, authorized by the Minnesota Legislature in 2000. When complete, the newest segment will link Faribault to Cannon Falls, passing Dundas, Northfield, Waterford and Randolph along th


Owatonna Fugitive Arrested In Minneapolis

Through a coordinated effort between numerous agencies and the FBI, authorities say Lampkin was arrested in Minneapolis and booked in the Hennepin County Jail before being transferred to Steele County, where he will be formally charged.


11.14 What's going on?

Wednesday Wear-- 1-6 p.m., Nerstrand United Methodist Church. Clothing, shoes and some household items. All items are free, donations accepted.


Council wants distance between pawnshops, Planning Commission says no

A measure to require a minimum distance between pawnshops could come to a vote before the Faribault City Council on Tuesday, but if it passes, it will do so without the support of the Faribault Planning Commission.