Recent Area News

Man with 9 warrants arrested; Commissioners postpone environmental review of Wolf Creek Autobahn; Managing chronic pain workshop; Shoe recycling thru Friday

September 17, 2019
By Teri Knight, News Director

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A Northfield man with multiple warrants in Rice and other counties was arrested Friday. The sheriff’s office was alerted that 34-year-old Eric Leon Anthony Jr. was likely at his father’s house. A Rice County deputy saw Anthony leave the residence on Echart Avenue, stopping him at 90th St. and Albers Avenue. Anthony was placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue. Anthony has prior controlled substance convictions and is subject to nine active warrants. He’s charged in this case with 5th degree felony drug possession. Anthony is scheduled to appear in Rice County court on Sept. 25, 2019. He remains in the Rice County Jail.  (more…)

Northfield Council votes on 11.5% preliminary levy tomorrow night; Veterans Court meant to restore lives; NPD puts in lots of OT for DJJD – six arrested for DWI; Division St. closes today

September 16, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Council will be voting on a preliminary tax levy tomorrow night. The resolution calls for 11.5%. Whatever level they set now can be lowered but not raised. They will also be voting on levies for the EDA and HRA, increased utility rates, approval for a drive-through at Premier Bank off 2nd Street West, whether to partner on the 5th Street Lofts project for public parking, and more. You can comment online on any item now through noon on Tuesday. Go to, click on City Council. Scroll down this LINK to eComment on the right side.  (more…)

Man who nearly hits Sheriff Dunn doesn’t know why he was arrested; Development comes with tax incentives – it’s a “long game”; Division to close on Monday; Peak flood level downgraded

September 13, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

A Florida man drove 54 miles in 37 minutes. That’s an average of about 88 mph. Starting with accelerating at an intersection on 4th St. NW near Lincoln in Faribault where Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn had to brake and swerve to avoid him, 32-year-old Milton Brian Mobley sped off. Complaints of a black Ford 150 with a Florida plate started coming in from the Highway 60 area and then I-35, where Mobley was reportedly passing cars on the shoulder. According to the criminal complaint, Mobley denied he was in Faribault and didn’t know why he was being arrested. He added that he rented the truck in Fort Lauderdale and (more…)

NH&C ceremonial groundbreaking; Flash flood watch while river rises; Climate Action Day set for Sept. 19; Fare For All comes today to St. Dominic Church

September 12, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Ceremonial groundbreaking is taking place today for the new Northfield Hospital and Clinic Expansion and Birthing Center. President and CEO Steve Underdahl said they were waiting for one more piece of bureaucratic paperwork to come from St. Paul but they know it’s coming. Once that comes through, construction will begin with a completion date in the summer of 2020. In terms of visiting the campus while construction is underway, he said the most significant issue will be for folks (more…)

Flash Flood Watch – Flood Prone Property Preparedness September 11, 2019

September 11, 2019

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Cannon River area. Parts of the Cannon River Watershed received heavy rainfall amounts overnight last night. City Staff have been working with the National Weather Service (NWS) to evaluate the rainfall amounts and corresponding effect on river levels in the area. NWS staff have predicted additional heavy rains will fall across our region Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. Depending on the amounts of rain and where it falls, the Cannon River at Northfield could rise quickly to flood stage.

NWS professionals have created the attached graph depicting potential rainfall and resulting possible Cannon River levels in Northfield. NWS is still predicting the Cannon River could peak at approximately 897’ on Friday, September 13, 2019. Depending on rainfall, the river could peak even higher. In Northfield, 897’ is considered flood stage. If the river reaches that level, some Northfield properties and park areas along the river would be directly affected.

READ the FULL press release with diagrams below:

Flash Flood Watch – River Level Concerns – 09.11.19

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