The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death which occurred Sunday 1/13/18 in Wheatland Township. The deceased is identified as David Amundson, age 44, of New Prague. Media Release Updated DI-011319 (4)
A bunch of tools were stolen out of a work van in the Arbor Street area of Northfield. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson reminds everybody to lock your vehicles if left outside. The majority of break-ins are opportunistic which means the perpetrators won’t break windows or break locks, but merely will see if the door is unlocked than take the contents of the vehicle they see as valuable.
Another issue that arises this time of year is phone scams. The Northfield Police Dept. wants to remind you that the IRS will not contact you with a phone call…they will send information through the mail. And the scammers don’t care who they call…even Northfield Sgt. P.T. Haider got a call on his work-issued phone. Remember to be on your toes and don’t give out any personal information if you’re not 100% sure. If you don’t recognize the number, let it go to voicemail.
The City of Dundas is in the process of revamping their Comprehensive Plan. City Administrator John McCarthy, in an interview with KYMN, discussed a survey the City sent out to residents asking what they would like to see for the future of Dundas. Over the next few months, the Council will take that information into account while working on the plan. Also, the City is preparing for budget talks as they begin the process of finding a new administrator. McCarthy is retiring this year.
The Northfield Rescue Squad’s current Heavy Rescue truck is nearly 20 years old and needs to be replaced. This is their 5th truck since 1969 and the VFW has raised the funds for all of them. Captain Andrew Tussing explains the truck is used for car accidents, rescue scenes, and fire scenes providing structural support. Tussing went on to explain that the Fire/Rescue squad does not contribute for operating costs. They pay for fuel and insurance but that’s it. It’s also important to note that individuals are not charged if they use the rescue truck and the services it provides in the incident. All operating costs are raised through gambling efforts as NAFRS is a 501c3. Fundraising efforts began in 2017 and will continue into 2020 as they work to raise over $600,000. They are sending mailers out to the community asking for donations. You can donate through nafrs.org, send a check to the fire hall or through their gofundme page.