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Fire officials and private investigators to look into barn fire; NH&C Express Clinic update; Nfld School Board presents letter to legislators on gun safety

March 19, 2018

Five fire departments responded to a barn blaze Saturday morning.  Shortly after 7am the Faribault Fire Department, Rice County Sheriff’s Office and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a turkey barn fire at 24811 Cabot Ave. just south of Faribault.  Fire Chief Dustin Dienst reports the barn was fully engulfed upon arrival of fire crews.  Medford, Morristown, Nerstrand and Kenyon fire departments were called in to assist with water supply and manpower. Firefighters were on scene for nearly 4 hours.  The building is a total loss and all 18,000 day old turkeys perished (more…)

Five fire dept’s respond to turkey barn fire

March 17, 2018

Rice County Deputies responded to a barn fire at 24811 Cabot Avenue in Faribault this morning around 7 o’clock.  There were 18,000 day old turkeys in the barn.  All were lost including the structure.  The fire is under investigation but no foul play is suspected.   Fire departments from Faribault, Kenyon, Medford, Morristown and Nerstrand responded.

Randolph man convicted in assault

March 16, 2018

A Rice County Jury today convicted Casey Bauer of two counts of Felony Assault.  Bauer, 27, of Randolph was charged with assaulting the victim with a baseball bat.  The victim was in his garage when he was attacked by Bauer, who he knew.  The victim defended himself with a folding knife, stabbing Bauer who fled and sought treatment for his wounds in Cannon Falls. Bauer was wearing a skeleton mask at the time of the assault, the night before Halloween.   Bauer told the victim “tonight is the night you die,” and hit the victim in the head three times with the bat. (more…)

Woman convicted of swindle is sentenced; Council discusses City ID costs/fees; NH&C Empowering staff to support patients; FAN buses for Raider Hoops!; St. Patrick’s Day enforcement

March 16, 2018

The Faribault woman convicted of stealing from SAFE Sanctuary, a dog rescue organization she founded, was sentenced Wednesday in Rice County court.  56 year old Patricia Caron pled guilty early this year to 2 counts of theft by swindle. An investigation by several agencies, showed that Caron was using the funds from the rescue organization for personal use including shopping sprees, restaurants and more. Judge Gerald Wolf sentenced her to 5 years supervised probation and ordered she pay restitution to Faribault Veterinary Clinic, Legal For Good and Kathleen Walsh for a total of $36,600. Patricia Caron Complaint (more…)

Faribault PD shave their heads for Cancer fundraiser

March 16, 2018

Bald is Beautiful!

Ten members of the Faribault Police Department shaved their heads last night at a St. Baldrick’s event at Medford High School titled Medford Tigers Tackling Childhood Cancer. The event’s goal was to raise money to continue the fight to end childhood cancer. A local teen and cancer survivor, Logan Pleschourt and his family have some connections with staff at FPD and inspired them to raise money and shave their heads.  Read the full release below:

Faribault Police fundraise for Childhood Cancer


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