Recent Area News

ATV fatality

May 7, 2017


DATE/TIME:  05-06-17 @ 4:49 p.m.

LOCATION:  6580 Farwell Avenue (Webster Township)

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT:  On 05-06-17 at 4:49 pm, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Lonsdale Fire & Rescue and Northfield Ambulance were dispatched to an ATV rollover.   (more…)

House fire in Wells Township

May 6, 2017

INCIDENT:  Structure Fire

DATE/TIME:  05-05-17 @ 3:10 p.m.

LOCATION:  17817 180th Street West (Wells Township)

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT:  On 05-05-17 at 3:10 p.m. Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Faribault Fire and North Ambulance were dispatched to 17817 180th Street W. for a structure fire involving a residence.  Dispatch reported the caller was out of the home and no other persons were inside, however there were other residences very close. (more…)

Further charges in Prostitution case; Wis. man sentenced in case of missing Nfld teen; Mock Crash tells a powerful story, hear from Chad Lexvold

May 5, 2017

As reported earlier today, the criminal complaint against a Northfield man charged in a prostitution case at Mystic Massage, 45 year old Zuqui Chen, has been amended to include another felony.  Now the woman involved has also been charged.  40 year old Jin Jingwei, also known as Linda, also the reported girlfriend of Chen, is charged with prostitution.  Her whereabouts are unknown.  

Wis. man sentenced in case of missing Nfld teen (more…)

Mock crash 2017

May 5, 2017

The Northfield High School held a Mock Crash this afternoon.  Multiple emergency agencies dedicate many months to putting these together.  Police Chief Monte Nelson thanked the Mayor’s Task Force, School Administration, MADD, TZD, Benjamin Bus, Rice County Sheriff’s dept., NAFRS, firefighters and rescue, Nfld. Hosp. EMS and all the actors involved.  Check our Facebook page for video. 


St. Olaf Board of Regents holds meeting with The Collective; More charges filed in Prostitution case; Fewer applicants for Law Enforcement

May 5, 2017

St. Olaf College Board of Regents met with the Collective for Change on the Hill yesterday afternoon as per the agreement reached with President Anderson on Tuesday after students protested all weekend when a black student  found a racist note on her vehicle.  Board Chair Larry Stranghoener opened the meeting with a mission statement and resolution which includes in part, finding the perpetrator of the hateful notes and finally, “point 5 the Board empowers college leadership to do everything within it’s power to   (more…)


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