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COURT REPORT: Faribault man charged with first-degree cocaine sale

A Faribault man who allegedly possessed approximately 30 grams of cocaine was charged with first-degree cocaine sale Friday in Rice County District Court. Victor Manuel Moreno, 30, is also charged with second-degree cocaine sale and fifth-degree controlled substance possession.


Northfield Hospital & Clinics presents first ever Women's Health Fair

Female staff members at Northfield Hospital and Clinics know it's hard for women to prioritize their own health. That's why 14 department leaders organized a first-time event for women only.


Rice County Residents Experience Increased Mail Theft

It seems all we get in our mailbox is junk mail, bills, and sometimes a beer from a neighbor. Other than the occasionally left thank you beer, I don't care to really check our mailbox as we have switched over to online bill pay for most of our bills. On Friday afternoon Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Charge: Man with robust criminal record robs Northfield bank at gunpoint, pays off back rent to avoid eviction

A Bloomington man fearing eviction has been charged in federal court with being one of two men who robbed a Northfield bank of more than $11,000 at gunpoint, swiftly driving back to the Twin Cities and paying off his back rent.


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Dundas names administrator finalists, interviews set for May 1

Five candidates, including one Northfield resident, have been named as Dundas city administrator finalists. The new administrator will take over for John McCarthy, who is retiring this summer.


Family of MOA victim shares update on boy's condition

MINNEAPOLIS — There is an optimistic update Friday from the family of a 5-year-old boy critically injured when a complete stranger picked him up and threw him off a third story Mall of America balcony to the ground below.


State Patrol: Driver, 22, Dead After Going Airborne Off Hwy 169

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after the vehicle he was operating went off of Highway 169 at a high rate of speed and crashed overnight. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Friday on southbound Highway 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway o


Minnesota Democrats Propose Tracking Miles Driven By Residents

Legislators started the 2019 session facing a massive $4 Billion budget surplus. But that didn’t stop them from wanting to increase taxes on regular Minnesotans at the pump. Governor Walz laid out his proposal in February to increase the gas tax by a whopping 70%, or another 20 cents per gallon. Thi


Minnesota has nearly 200 people who've vanished without explanation

Around 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1989, 2-year-old Aaron Anderson was playing in his family’s yard in Pine City. His mother, Paulette Anderson, had been checking on him periodically, telling him he was a “good boy” to stay there. Then she checked on him again. He was gone.


Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options

MINNEAPOLIS – When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder?. Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree murder an


Faribault Softball Dominates Good Mound-Westonka Team

The Faribault Falcons jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in a 12-0 six inning victory over previously unbeaten Mound-Westonka today. White Hawks senior pitcher Maddy White got a strike out looking to start the game before the next six Falcons batters reached base, 5 b


RECAP/LOOK AHEAD (baseball): Owatonna 10, Northfield 3

Taking the field at Dartts Park because of a last-minute scheduling adjustment due to poor conditions in Northfield, the Owatonna baseball team made itself right at home. Batting at the top each frame, the Huskies hung a crooked number in the second inning and built a lead that peaked at nine runs i


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Northfield

NORTHFIELD, MN — New and exciting events are coming to the Northfield area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Lakeville boy among those struck by sudden paralysis disease

Minnesota researcher finds possible virus link to acute flaccid myelitis. A researcher from the University of Minnesota has identified a virus associated with a disease that can cause sudden paralysis in children.


Summer outlook for Minnesota gets differing forecasts from 2 major weather outlets

In an Old Farmers' Almanac vs. Farmer's Almanac-like battle, the summer temperature forecast for Minnesota is portrayed differently by The Weather Channel and the National Weather Service.


State Patrol: Pedestrian Struck On I-494 In Bloomington

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 494 in Bloomington Thursday night. It happened on eastbound I-494 at 12th Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. The state patrol says the pedestrian was taken to Hennepin Healthcare with non-life threatening inj


Former rescue owner sentenced in animal abuse case

Nearly a year after more than 60 dead animals were found at a Castle Rock Township property, the woman responsible for the animals’ care has been sentenced. Caycee Lynn Bregel, 26, was the owner of Farmington-based Minnesota Animal Rescue when she was arrested on May 9, 2018.


How Much Rain Did SE Minnesota Actually Get Yesterday?

It wasn't your imagination yesterday, we got A LOT of rain in our area. So much rain, in fact, mudslides closed down portions of 169 Southbound, streets in Northfield were closed due to standing water, and portions of LeSueur County roads were also closed due to all of the rainfall. But how much fel