An area man was injured this weekend when his firearm accidentally discharged. According to Rice County Deputy Sgt. Mark Hlady they responded to report of a hunting accident just before 8 o’clock Saturday morning in the 5000 block of 270th St. East north of Medford. 44 year old Troy Noble sustained a severe injury to his left wrist and hand. The injuries are not life threatening. He was transported to St. Mary’s in Rochester. Faribault Police, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota DNR, Faribault Rescue and North Ambulance all assisted at the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
Morristown teen gone missing – found 2 hours later
Late yesterday morning Rice County deputies responded to a report of a missing 15 year old male in the 24000 block
of Holland Ave in Morristown. He was located near a corn field east of his residence about 2 hours later by the Minnesota State Patrol Helicopter. The boy was transported to the hospital for observation. There are no criminal charges pending.
Rice Co. ranks 3rd for repeat DWI offenders
Rice County had 9 DWI’s in one weekend. The numbers for the entire month of October were not pretty. Rice County sheriff Troy Dunn said, last year they had a record low but this year, they’ve already surpassed that amount with 2 months to go. Rice County was also in the top 3 for repeat offenders. Dunn said in the last couple of months, they’ve had 3 felony DWI’s, that means at least 4 in a 10 year span. That’s 1st degree. They also had a couple of 2nd degree, that’s 3 DUI’s in 10 years. He said he feels like a broken record but there’s just so much to lose including being arrested, losing your car, your drivers license, your insurance going up… That doesn’t even include a possible crash. It’s preventable, he says, “have a plan”.
Voting information in Northfield and School District
A Special Election takes place tomorrow in the City of Northfield to elect a candidate to fill a one-year council member at-large term. There are also two Northfield School District referendum questions on the ballot including a $2 million operating levy and a $109 bond referendum. Polls are open 7 am – 8 pm. City Clerk Deb Little was in studio this morning. She added that City Hall is open for Absentee voting today from 8am to 4:45pm if you can’t make it to the polls tomorrow. You don’t need an excuse to absentee vote. All the normal polling places will be open within Northfield City limits but if you live in the townships within the Northfield School District, those polling places are being combined as this is an off-year. You’ll find all the information you need on kymnradio.net. There are links to City Hall and also to the Secretary of State wherein you put your zipcode and it will tell you where your polling place is. Little will be working late and tally the votes so KYMN will have that information Wednesday morning. Her entire interview is online at kymnradio.net.
“The Farthest: Voyager in Space” the documentary airs November 7th at Weitz
Carleton College invites the public to a special screening of the 2017 documentary film, “The Farthest: Voyager in Space,” tomorrow evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center Cinema. Following the two-hour screening, faculty from the Carleton astronomy, biology and music departments will host a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. “The Farthest: Voyager in Space” tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission. Still going strong four decades after launch, each spacecraft carries an iconic golden record with greetings, music and images from Earth—a gift for any aliens that might one day find it.