Community News: Click It or Ticket enforcement starts today

image001 Click It or Ticket: Extra Enforcement in Rice County Oct. 14 – 30

Rice County – Choosing not to wear a seat belt is like gambling with your life every time you get into the vehicle. You never know when another driver will make a poor decision, and those who are not buckled increase their odds of being injured by six-times if they are in a crash.

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A letter from Northfield Police Sgt. Kevin Tussing:


Today’s news update – Attempted abduction “did not occur”; Nfld Finance Director recommends some increases in Utility rates; Nfld Mayoral Candidate forum; Seatbelt enforcement wave starts Friday


Attempted abduction “did not occur” 

Yesterday afternoon the Cannon Falls Police department was looking for a couple who may have had information on the attempted child abduction on Sunday at Hannah’s Bend Park. I spoke with Chief Jeff McCormick around 3 o’clock but by 8:30 last night, the case was closed.  In a press release, McCormick said The Cannon Falls Police Department has found that the reported Attempted Abduction from October 9th did not occur. While conducting a subsequent interview the victim (more…)

Community News: Dahle encourages residents to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule

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St. Paul, Minn.— As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield) is encouraging residents of southern Minnesota to contact their utilities now and learn more about the Cold Weather Rule that protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off during the winter months. (more…)

Community News: St. Olaf grad honored

Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Army Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas on Saturday, October 15, 2016

  1. PAUL, MN – In honor and remembrance of Army Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, October 15, 2016. A public memorial service will be held for Staff Sgt. Thomas on Saturday in Colorado.

Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas attended elementary school in the St. Peter area and was a 2007 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield. He died on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was 31 years old. (more…)