Recent Area News
By Teri Knight, News Director
A weekend fire at the Discovery School in Faribault was started by an electrical short. Late Saturday night the Faribault Fire Department, Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the fire on 8th St. NW. Fire Chief Dustin Dienst reports that alarms were sounding upon arrival. The building was secure at the time and no one was inside. Fire crews located the fire on the thirrd floor and made a quick knock-down with help from the sprinkler system in the building. The majority of the fire was in the ceiling, although a small fire started on the wood floor below from burning materials falling. That fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system. The Fire Department and the State (more…)
By Teri Knight, News Director
Northfield police were called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Division Street a on report of a man not breathing. On arrival they found a 39-year-old man unresponsive. Officers and paramedics attempted CPR and other life-saving measures as well as [administering] naloxone, none of which worked and he was pronounced dead at the scene. There were four other adults in the apartment at the time. Police Chief Monte Nelson said, pending the investigation, he couldn’t comment on information from them, only to say that one of them called the police. He also won’t release the name of the victim until the medical examiner releases the information, adding, “Part of that is out of respect for the family and sensitivity, giving them time to try and deal with losing a loved one. And it doesn’t also, if it’s not going to serve a purpose a purpose for the investigation. We could release it if we thought it (more…)
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating this person. This week the Rice County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an investigation. The alleged suspect Nicholas John Boie Thompson in this investigation has an active Felony warrant for his arrest. Thompson is wanted in questioning for two separate investigations in Rice and Goodhue Counties. Nicholas has been known to use his twin brother’s name as an alias. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Thompson please contact the Rice County Sheriff’s Office at 507-334-4391.
Northfield police were called around 4 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Division Street on a report of a man not breathing. On arrival they found a 39-year-old man unresponsive. They attempted CPR and EMS assisted with other life-saving measures as well as [administering] naloxone, none of which worked and he was pronounced dead at the scene. There were four other adults in the apartment at the time. A preliminary investigation indicates drug use may be involved. The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force and the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office are assisting with the investigation. If you have any information related to this case or other drug incidents, please send an anonymous text to TIP411 with keyword RICECO and the information you wish to report. You can also call the Northfield PD at 507-645-4475 or Sgt. PT Haider at 507-663-9485. KYMN will continue to monitor this story.