Recent Area News

Pets perish in fire; Nfld man gets 7 years probation on drug sale conviction; Nfld Council authorizes Annexation negotiations with Bridgewater; Snow trying everyone’s patience

February 21, 2019
A fire took the lives of 5 family pets. Two dogs and three cats died from the heat and smoke produced by a fire yesterday morning in Faribault.  Just after 8 o’clock, Faribault Fire, Police and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 1104 Central Ave. Fire Chief Dustin Dienst reports that, on arrival, they saw black smoke coming out of the back door.  The homeowner was attempting to make entry to save his pets. There were no people inside the home but many pets were.  Fire crews made a quick knock down of the fire and spent some time rescuing many other pets inside. (more…)

Sheriff searching for stolen trailer with classic car

February 21, 2019

On February 4, 2019 a resident of Hampton Township reported that a 24 foot Haulmark trailer with a classic car stored inside was stolen.
The car is described as a 1951 Chevrolet Coupe. The car is black, and has been restored.
The engine is described as newer “crate” engine. Photos of the car are below.
The owner is most concerned on getting the car back as it has significant sentimental value to the family

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Heat and smoke of Faribault fire take the lives of pets

February 20, 2019

At 08:13 am on February 20, 2019, the Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 1104 Central Ave in Faribault, Minnesota.   Black smoke was coming out of the back door that was left open by the home owner as he tried to make entry to save his pets. There were no people inside the home but many pets were. Two dogs and three cats perished from the heat and smoke produced by the fire.  Other pets were removed from the home and returned to the homeowner. The Faribault Police Department did transport a couple animals to a vet for treatment.  Read the full press release below:

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Chief Nelson has some advice for the snow weary

February 20, 2019

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson checks in to the KYMN studios to offer some advice and to caution folks on the roads.  He also warns that it’s not acceptable behavior to take your anger out at the City plow drivers.

It ain’t just garbage – Council discusses “wet waste”; Dundas Admin position posted; Day 8 and the roads aren’t great; Bus driver appreciation holds extra meaning with snow-filled Winter

February 20, 2019

The City of Northfield’s current contract with Dick’s Sanitation expires March 31st.  A majority of Councilors and the EQC have been advocating adding organic food and wet waste pickup.   Utilities Mgr. Justin Wagner explained some suggested changes to the contract.  He said, “the brush collection, which would be co-mingled with organic food/wet waste, staff was provided a price for that.  An item with this is that it would have to have EVERY resident in the program for it to be offered at the rate that was provided with the contract”.  That rate would be an additional near $8 a month.  An annual audit would be required, wherein one garbage pickup route per year would be weighed and assessed (more…)