Today’s news update – Former Faribault HS student threatens to “shoot up the school”; Off road trail? Roundabout? Options for Co. Rd 1 reconstruction; Flowery motif receives not so rosy critiques; El Super Barrio Latino wins award


Former Faribault HS student threatens to “shoot up the school”

As students arrived at Faribault High School yesterday morning they were greeted by a large contingent of law enforcement personnel.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn explained that Faribault police received a call threat wherein someone said they were going to “shoot up the school”.  Dunn said they put officers at all the doors, they were monitoring all of the area with officers outside and inside.  He said the investigation showed that it was a threat that (more…)

Community News: Rep. Brian Daniels addresses Dayton’s Emergency Executive Order


FARIBAULT – State Rep. Brian Daniels, R-Faribault, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Mark Dayton’s executive order issued Tuesday, declaring a peacetime emergency for 23 counties, including all counties included in District 24B – Dodge, Rice and Steele.

“The initial response from local officials and citizens has been impressive,” Daniels said. “It has truly been a display of us coming together to help one another during a tough time. I am pleased to see the governor has issued this peacetime emergency order to help us expedite the recovery process by making state resources available to coordinate efforts on the ground.” (more…)

Today’s news update -As the Cannon recedes, the City gears up for clean up; Dundas evades major damage by flood; NAFRS Taxing District still on the table


As the Cannon recedes, the City gears up for clean up

Police Chief Monte Nelson said it will take months for a full recovery.  That clean up will happen in stages along the River Walk and the park areas.  In addition there will be sandbag cleanup, however those will stay in place for at least another week. There’s still a lot of water coming from Waterville and Morristown.  Some of the water from the storage areas will also be flowing into the Cannon.  The main message is that the river is still flowing at the same rate, 10’s of thousands of cubic feet per second.  Barricades will remain in place along Water Street between the dam and 5th street.  Additionally (more…)