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Motorcycle crash in Hampton; Cell phone legislation could impact those holding their phone; Dundas Planning Commission holds public hearing tonight and the Council hears about the proposed Ice Arena; Local FFA members receive highest State honors; E. Cannon trail closed due to flooding;

April 23, 2018

The warm weather and a motorcycle run brought out a lot of bikes this weekend. Unfortunately, one man didn’t make it home.  According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a car was at a stop sign at the bottom of the exit from southbound Highway 52 in Dakota County, when it pulled out in front in front of the motorcycle, which was heading west on Highway 50 in the Hampton area. State Patrol said 19 year old, Caitlin Christen of Faribault, had an obstructed view and slowly crept out, saw a break in traffic and continued to cross 50.  That’s when 47 year old William Slattery of Mound t-boned the car. He died at HCMC. Christen suffered no injuries. (more…)

MDA advisory on OC Raw Dog product

April 23, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a consumer advisory for freeze-dried, uneviscerated sardines sold by OC Raw Dog of Santa Margarita, CA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause botulism, a life-threatening illness that can affect pets that have consumed the product or people who have handled it. The product is intended as a pet treat or supplement for dogs and cats.

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Nfld. Plan Com says no to a Starbucks drive-thru; Another downtown storefront closing and SWAG owner is excited for her next adventure; DJJD awards student scholarships; PEHS fundraiser tomorrow

April 20, 2018

Developing the Crossings area along Hwy 3 in Northfield has been a very long project with many setbacks, not the least of which was the recession.  Now with the Fairfield Inn rising quickly, more development has been in the works. But it fell apart last night. Chris Kennelly and Scott Koester of Rebound Development Partners, went before the Planning commission with their plan for a Starbucks drive thru on the small irregular shaped lot on the corner at 2nd street.  With much vetting from City staff, the project came to the Planning (more…)

Notice of Road Closure: Rice County State Aid Highway No. 1 Reconstruction April 30th

April 20, 2018

Closure of Rice County State Aid Highway No. 1 (110th St E) to through traffic from MN TH No. 3 (Faribault Blvd) to MN TH No. 246 (Dennison Blvd) is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018.  The road closure is expected to be in effect until November 2018.  Local traffic will be permitted; however, direction of travel will be restricted during construction operations.  Initial construction operations will be from the proposed roundabout at Highland Pkwy/Farrel Ave to the intersection with MN TH No. 3 (Faribault Blvd).

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Wells Township man charged with knifing his father; NAFRS could become a Taxing District – vote on Fire Facility; Xcel gets easement – questions on overhead power lines;

April 19, 2018

Early Monday morning, Rice County deputies responded to report of a domestic involving a man armed with a knife and a gun.  Faribault officers responded to a home in Wells Township where the parents of the suspect reported their son was threatening them.  35 year old Derek Dean Dardis had reportedly woke his parents at 4:30am complaining that they had googled his girlfriend. Dardis was trying to get access to a 12 gauge shotgun.  He had a .38 caliber handgun in his possession. Dardis uses a wheelchair and is partially paralyzed. Rice County Attorney John Fossum said that Dardis has been disabled for about 14 years and, “something set him off the other day and he went after his father with a knife”.  Dardis “carved” his father after accusing him of harming family members.  The father said his son had a (more…)