Recent Area News

Snowmobile vs Pedestrian injury crash on Cannon Lake

December 14, 2019
Date/Time of Incident: 12-13-2019 at 8:43pm Incident Description:  Personal Injury Crash – Snowmobile vs Pedestrian Location of Incident:  Cannon Lake (Warsaw Township) Victim/Suspect Information: Driver:  Dennis D. Krenz, 20, Faribault Pedestrian:   Coy Allen Kreger, 23,  Faribault Description of Incident:  On 12-13-2019 at 8:43pm the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, North Ambulance and Faribault Fire/Rescue were dispatched to a personal injury crash on Cannon Lake in Warsaw Township.  Reports were that a pedestrian walking on the lake was struck by a snowmobile. Read the full press release: Media Release 121319 – PI Crash

Man receives 24 years in connection to his son’s death; “Complex tax system” says Rice Co. Commissioner Malecha; City gears up for more programming at NCTV; A winter wonderland for Winter Walk

December 12, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

A Burnsville man receives 24 years in prison. 33 year old Michael Anthony Herkal pled guilty yesterday to Murder in the Second Degree (Without Intent to Kill) in connection with the death of his 13-day-old son, Anthony. In August of 2018, Apple Valley police were called on report of a baby not breathing. Officers and paramedics worked on the baby but he died at Children’s Hospital two days later. After changing his story multiple times, including blaming a toddler in the house, forensic evidence showed that, well over an hour before 911 was called, Herkal’s cell phone revealed searches that included: “someone threw a baby on the floor”. He will be sent to St. Cloud State prison.  (more…)

Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament HAS BEEN FOUND!

December 12, 2019

Cassie Weyland found it at 8:10 this morning under the sink in the shelter pavilion at Odd Fellows Park. Cassie won $750 in Chamber Bucks! Jeff Johnson spoke with her this morning:

Cassie Weyland - Ornament winner
Cassie Weyland - Ornament winner

Here is Cluemaster Tim Freeland’s explanation of the clues: Snowflake ornament clues explanation

Wolf Creek on hold; Dundas budget/levy; Nfld School Board adopts “flat” levy at $20 mil

December 11, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Wolf Creek Autobahn project is on hold. Neal Krzyzaniak has been working on bringing the proposed high end auto club to the area off I-35 and Co. Rd 1 for nearly two years. Just recently, Krzyzaniak lost an option on one of the pieces of land he had proposed to buy as part of the complex. Commissioner Galen Malecha said, “and the owner of that property is not going to renew that option at this point in time. So what that will do is require the owner to go back and redesign the project with a different configuration (more…)

Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament hunt clues

December 11, 2019

Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament Hunt: complete rules are at the bottom of the page

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Enter the ghost of Christmas present.

An echo of what’s to come.

He witnessed a gathering of the season.

But meeting tiny Tim was tough.

Seeing him walk with just a crutch.

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Come what may in times ahead.

His sound of silence was chilling.

His resting place was dark with sadness.

Bob Cratchet was in mourning.

Enter the Heavens tiny boy.

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