Recent Area News

Cannon rises, riverwalk floods; Local turkey farmer John Zimmerman speaks before House Agriculture Committee; Northfield council discusses NAFRS pensions; Registration open for Night to Unite

July 22, 2019
By Teri Knight, News Director Over the weekend Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn issued a No Wake restriction on area lakes. The City of Northfield, along with Northfield Police, issued warnings to those in flood-prone areas as the Cannon River rose over four feet on Saturday. It has dropped about 10 inches since yesterday and continues to drop. However, the river remains at minor flood stage, 897 feet. The west side of the riverwalk is flooded and many low lying areas remain under water. Do not go around barricades. This information and pictures are on our facebook page. KYMN Weather Specialist (more…)

Recent rain has Cannon River on the rise

July 21, 2019

River-Weather Conditions Press Release – 07.20.19

Convicted drug dealer is finally sentenced; Faribault man pleads to selling “magic mushrooms;” Roundabout options for 246 and Jefferson Parkway; ‘Northfield Shares a Dinner’ celebrates community

July 19, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Demarcus Barker will finally serve his sentence for a 1st degree drug sale conviction. Having been convicted in 2017 of incidents in 2016, he continued to appeal. One court agreed to his appeal of the length of his sentence. Rice County Attorney John Fossum appealed that ruling and the sentencing was held up in court on July 19, 2019. Fossum said that Barker, 40, was resentenced to 316 months or 26 and 1/3 years in prison. He was investigated by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force in 2016 for traveling to Chicago to bring drugs back to Rice County. He attempted to flee officers, tossing out drugs along the way and then crashing his car which had bundles of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine. In 2017, Barker was tried and convicted of all nine counts in the complaint including Importing Controlled Substances Across State Borders, two counts of 1st Degree (more…)

The Weekly List – 7/18/19

July 18, 2019

With the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this week, Rich Larson explores the ‘Moon and Space’ side of popular music.


The Weekly List - Moon and Space_mixdown
The Weekly List - Moon and Space_mixdown

Reiter gets 100 months for 2017 Northfield bust; Northfield council hears “Partners in Energy” plan; Lacrosse field gets crossed with tires; Residents take issue with tall grasses hindering line of sight

July 18, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director


Joshua Larkin Reiter received 100 months in federal prison. In September of 2017 he and his accomplice, Cole Thompson, were arrested at the Kwik Trip in Northfield by agents of the Cannon River Drug Task Force with over a pound of methamphetamine, specifically 455 grams; as well as marijuana, black tar heroin and a large supply of various controlled substance pills. The Federal government had an interest in both of them so (more…)

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