4 rescued after boat capsizes
A boat hit by a wave capsized Saturday afternoon on Cedar Lake. According to a press release, Rice County Water Patrol deputies responded to a call that 4 people were in the water. None of the occupants were wearing life jackets. Deputies rescued all 4, none of them suffered injuries.
Dundas discusses gauges and lawsuits
The Dundas city council meets tonight at 7 o’clock. On the agenda will be a discussion on river monitoring gauges. One of the gauges will be placed upstream from Dundas. Rice County is requesting Dundas and Northfield participate in the cost of installation and operation of the gauge to be placed at the bridge. The ongoing Titan lawsuit is costing a significant sum of money. City Administrator John McCarthy is recommending the city establish a designated Legal Expense Fund. The City has a cost sharing arrangement with the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, however, most of the costs will not be realized until completion of the lawsuit. McCarthy says prudent financial management suggests funds should be set aside for these expenses. He’s requesting authorization for the transfer of $100,000 from the unreserved/undesignated General Fund to the new Legal Expense Fund. And in the ongoing feud over the Annexation agreement between Bridgewater Township and Dundas, Dundas was provided with a copy of the Complaint in Declaratory Judgment which Bridgewater intends to submit to District Court. McCarthy will be in studio tomorrow morning with KYMN’s Jeff Johnson.
Council meets in closed session tomorrow
The Northfield City council will be holding a closed meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 just before their scheduled work session. As allowed by law, council will meet in closed session with legal counsel to discuss pending/threatened litigation related to the police facility financing and the adoption of Resolution 2012-076 which is the Lease-Purchase agreement between the City and US Bank, the mechanism to buy the land and build the new Public Safety Center. No other information was provided to media.
Cannon River Watershed Wide cleanup this Saturday
Dress to get dirty. The 4th Annual Cannon River Watershed Wide Cleanup is September 15th from – 9AM – Noon and they’re looking for volunteers. In the past 3 years volunteers have pulled 63,000 pounds of trash from our rivers, streams and lakes. Bring work gloves if you have them, waders or boots if you want to get in the water. There are locations all over the area including Locations in: Cannon Falls, Dundas, Faribault, Medford, Northfield. To learn more or pre-register contact Leslie at (507) 786-3915 or email@example.com.
Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration celebrates success
By all accounts, this year’s Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration was a major success. Treasurer Deb Anthony said preliminary numbers show attendance was up this year with more button sales. The Soap Box Derby, in it’s second year, had more participants as well as more spectators. The antique tractor pull also pulled in the numbers. Organizer Anne Maas said the show went on for 6 hours due to so many participants. The stands were packed at all the rodeos and Sneaky Petes Garden Tractor pull. General Chair Wayne Eddy summed it up by thanking the hundreds of volunteers and commenting on the fantastic weather and number of out-of-towners who felt it was a great celebration.
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