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Rice County Sheriff Says Turn Your Lights On and Slow Down
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says traveling back to the Faribault area from Alexandria he noticed on a foggy day a lot of people did not have their lights on. A reminder it's the law in Minnesota to have your lights on whenever there is any kind of precipitation. The Sheriff also says this morning
Boys' Basketball: Red Wing falls to Faribault
The Red Wing boys' basketball team lost 70-56 to Faribault on Tuesday. Faribault outshot the Wingers 51 percent to 28 percent. The Wingers trailed by just four points at halftime but was outscored in the second half 40-30.
Fatal Faribault Crash Claims Life Of 83-Year-Old Woman
On Monday afternoon Faribault police responded to a call involving an injured pedestrian in the parking lot outside District One Hospital and the Allina Health Faribault Clinic pharmacy.
Bridgewater Township considers becoming a city
Bridgewater Township has always been a little more city-like than most of its Rice County township peers, and in 2019, it might make that description official. The Bridgewater Board of Supervisors is considering the potential for incorporation — becoming a city under Minnesota statute. According to
Rice County Sheriff Issues Outdoor Burning Ban
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says due to an air quality alert posted for southern Minnesota burning restrictions are in place. The alert is from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018. No open burning will be allowed.
Man Committed To Treatment Center After Drug-Fueled Rampage In Northern Minnesota Forest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Northfield man accused of going on a drug-crazed rampage during an annual peace gathering in Superior National Forest has been committed to a treatment center.
Kenyon Woman Injured In Morning Crash Near Cannon Falls
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Kenyon woman was injured this morning in a traffic crash on Highway 52 South of Cannon Falls, in Leon Township in Goodhue County. A Toyota Camry driven by, 35-year-old Jacqueline Catherine Schaffer of Kenyon, was northbound on Highway 52. Schaffer lost cont
Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Faribault
Police say an 83-year-old pedestrian had died of her injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Faribault. Authorities responded to the scene in a parking lot at 100 State Avenue in Faribault just before 1:30 Monday afternoon.
Hockey Day begins Saturday at Civic Center
NEW ULM — On Saturday, Hockey Day at the New Ulm Civic Center begins with games between New Ulm and Northfield squirt “A”, “B” and “C” teams. Bantam “A” and “B” teams and the JV and varsity teams. Games begin on both sheets of ice beginning at 9:15 a.m.
New free legal clinic offers services otherwise out of reach to some residents
A new legal clinic in Northfield, initiated by community faith leaders, could prove a crucial resource for area resident with financial obstacles. Residents of the Cannon Valley region who meet income guidelines are now invited to seek free legal assistance on the second Tuesday of each month at the
Stray animal protocol varies throughout Rice County
At last week’s Rice County Commissioners meeting, two commissioners brought up the idea of discontinuing the $5,000 in funding provided to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society in Northfield, saying the humane society wasn’t taking in stray animals or providing an essential service to Rice County.
Vehicle backing up hits, kills woman in Faribault hospital parking lot
An 83-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in Faribault on Monday. According to Faribault police chief Andy Bohlen, the collision happened just before 1:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at 100 State Avenue, which is outside District One Hospital and the Allina Health Faribault Clinic pha
Rice County Commissioners Vote to Continue Humane Society Funding
The Rice County Board of Commissioners this morning voted 3-2 to keep $5,000 in the county budget for Prairie's Edge Humane Society of Northfield. Commissioner Jeff Docken told fellow board members and some representatives of Prarie's Edge in the audience he simply doesn't believe it's the county's
Van hits snowplow near Northfield
(Northfield MN-) A Faribault man was hurt when his van hit a piece of road construction equipment near Northfield and rolled. The state patrol says at 1 p.m. Friday 43-year-old Jamie Wright was driving on I-35 when he struck a snowplow that contained a lighted arrowboard directing traffic around som
Car backing up strikes, kills pedestrian
An 83-year-old Faribault woman was killed Monday after being struck by a car in a parking lot off State Avenue. Faribault Police say they received a call around 1:30 p.m. reporting a woman was on the ground and bleeding from her head and face.
83-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies In Faribault Crash
FARIBAULT, MN — A crash in Faribault Monday afternoon left one woman dead. On Dec. 10 just before 1:30 p.m., Faribault officers were dispatched to an injured pedestrian in the parking lot at 100 State Avenue. The caller reported a woman was on the ground and bleeding from her head and face.
12.12 What's going on?
Open Stitching-- 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St. 507-645-1330. Closed AA Meeting for Women-Step Sisters of Northfield-- 12 p.m., 300 Union St. Use the Third Street entrance.
Judge commits Northfield man accused of rampage during peace gathering
A Northfield man accused of going on a drug-crazed rampage during an annual peace gathering in Superior National Forest has been committed to a treatment center. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that 21-year-old Spencer Fredrickson allegedly raped a woman, bit off part of a man's finger and atta
Faribault Man Hurt After Sideswiping MnDOT Snowplow
Northfield, MN (KROC AM News) - A Faribault man was hurt Friday afternoon after his van sideswiped a MnDOT snowplow. The Minnesota State Patrol says 43-year-old Jamie Wright was northbound on I-35 when his vehicle sideswiped the plow and rolled. He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center wit
Minnesota man guilty of child sex crimes
An Eagan, Minnesota man, who tried to have sex with a teenage boy in Rice Lake, was found guilty by a jury on all counts last week. After about 2 hours of deliberation Sanjeev S. Sewpersaud, 43, was found guilty by a jury of felony counts of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child en