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Northfield July 4th Fireworks, Parade, More: 2018 Guide

If you purchase your own fireworks this year, Minnesota authorities remind you that:If it flies or explodes, it's illegal in Minnesota. You could face fines and confiscation of illegal fireworks.Use fireworks in an open area away from houses and other structures.Don't let children run through the ar

PATCH - 2018-06-18 23:08:33

Parks and Rec looking for community's help in locating $1,000 of stolen cords

According to Parks & Recreation staff, sometime between noon Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday the two cords, which were connected to temporary panels, were cut and stolen from the park.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-18 20:58:00

Deadly Weekend On Minnesota Roads

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)— The past few days have been deadly on Minnesota roads.The Minnesota State Patrol has reported several fatal crashes.Authorities say two men are dead after a truck ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle near Vermillion in the southeast Twin Cities metro. It happened at about 9 p.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-17 17:55:34

Rice County public safety reports for June 15-17

4:56 p.m., restraining order violation, 400 block of Afton Drive, report

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-18 14:27:00

2 Minnesota fathers die in crash on eve of Father's Day

Witnesses told authorities that a pickup truck driven by 36-year-old Jon Fontaine, of Farmington, rolled through a stop sign and slammed into an SUV. Both vehicles rolled into the ditch.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-06-17 21:29:51

29th annual Bruce Smith Golf Classic welcomes NFL, Gopher greats

A Super Bowl MVP headlined an event honoring a Heisman trophy winner.Former Minnesota Viking and Super Bowl MVP with the Oakland Raiders, Rich Gannon, was the headline speaker at Monday's 29th annual Bruce Smith Golf Classic at Faribault Golf and Country Club.Smith is a Faribault native and the only

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-19 02:00:00

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting

Chapter #1590 includes Faribault and Northfield. Speaker: Samon of Ruf Acres Market, new health food store. Election of officers, letters to Congress plus copies of Application for Death Benefits for CSRS & FERS.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-19 10:30:00

Minnesota’s Bachelorette: They laughed, they cried, they rode snowmobiles

They also wore red plaid, rolled logs, threw snowballs and talked about Stillwater in the fourth episode of season 14 of the reality series starringBecca Kufrinof Minnesota. Kufrin, identified as a 28-year-old publicist from Prior Lake, became America’s sweetheart earlier this year when the last Bac

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-06-19 02:42:10

Sick and tired of neck pain?

For most of us, neck pain has reared its ugly head more than once. In fact, there are estimates that anywhere from one in 10 to one in five people will experience an episode of neck pain in a given year.Though some studies report that between 33 percent and 65 percent of these people will recover wi


Apple Valley is the first girls' state lacrosse champ not named Eden Prairie, Blake

DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.comApple Valley players rushed to celebrate their state championship, which was made possible by Sophia Leong’s goal with 1 minute, 12 seconds left in the game.


Sabal's complete game leads Aces over Webster

The Lonsdale Aces defeated the Webster Sox soundly Friday behind a complete game from Joseph Sabal, but they fell to the Montgomery Mallards Sunday.Against Webster, Sabal went nine innings, allowing just one unearned run on six hits. He struck out five and didn’t allow a walk.Before Friday, Sabal ha

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-18 04:47:00

Northfield explodes past Randolph in shortened contest

Once the offensive train gets rolling for Northfield, there's not much that can seem to stop it.That was the case Friday night at Sechler Park in Northfield, where the Knights used a six-run first inning to catapult them past the visiting Randolph Railcats 15-1 in a Classic Canon Valley League match


Windmill Classic Fastpitch Tournament: New Ulm loses to Faribault as weather shortens games

The Windmill Classic games were all played on Sunday as the pool play was moved to earlier in the day. New Ulm, as the hosting team of nine teams, had to take the bye and did not play a game until 2 p.m. as the brackets were decided from the play earlier in the day.

JOURNAL - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

"Battle of the Badges" blood drive seeks donors

Northfield Police Department, in partnership with Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service, will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at 1615 Riverview Drive, Northfield.

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-06-17 21:43:00

Former Minn. teacher sentenced for criminal sexual conduct with...

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- A former Burnsville High School music teacher who admitted to having sex with a teenage student was sentenced Thursday, June 14, to 60 days in jail and additional jail time each of the 15 years he’ll serve on probation.


ACLU sues Faribault over rental ordinance, accuses city of discrimination

FARIBAULT, Minn. (KMSP)- In a more than 100-page federal court filing, the American Civil Liberties Union is taking aim at the city of Faribault’s rental measures and accusing the city of discrimination.


Maybe the city should reconsider its rental ordinance

To the editor:SeeingFaribault’s city rental ordinance become the subject of a lawsuit does not surprise me. The issue addressed by the American Civil Liberties Union is not mine, but in a recent meeting with the ACLU we expressed concerns about other parts of the ordinance. For one is the lack of in


Boy finds suspected meth among baseball cards bought at Minnesota Goodwill

"My concern was what if my grandson said, ‘Oh look at this candy’ and put it in his mouth and he didn't know," said Breth.


Local residents and visitors line the streets of Medford for Friday's Straight River Days parade

MEDFORD—Though the night wavered between sunshine and rain showers, the former ultimately prevailed during the annual Straight River Days parade Friday, as Medford residents and visitors alike lined the streets to watch emergency vehicles, civic organizations, and local businesses on a humid evening


Ex-Burnsville Teacher Sentenced For Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

BURNSVILLE, MN — Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Thursday that Erik Michael Akervik, 30, Burnsville, was sentenced to 210 days in jail and probation for 15 years in connection with having sex with a 16-year-old student.