Recent Area News

$60k bail for man charged with 1st degree drug sale; Ten years after it was offered for fire practice, the Northfield Depot is poised for occupancy; Northfield city officials plan for Transit Hub; Three Rivers and Rice County awarded funding for home visits that serve at-risk families

April 19, 2019
By Teri Knight News Director

Moreno

A Faribault man is in jail charged with 1st degree drug sale. On Wednesday, agents of the Cannon River Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant of the home and vehicle of 30 year old Victor Manuel Moreno. They first followed him from his home in the 500 block of 3rd st. nw to a business parking lot in Eagan where they observed, what they thought, was a drug transaction. He was stopped by a Rice County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy in a gas station parking lot where the vehicle was searched.  Agents then searched his home. (more…)

Guns, drugs and body armour – Wallace gets 9 years; After changes, Council accepts bike/ped update recommendations; After 4 inches of rain, Cannon still at minor flood stage; Sidewalk poetry winners

April 18, 2019

Guns, drugs and body armour.  32 year old Kieran Wallace of Montgomery was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was pulled over last April.   Cannon River Drug Task Force agents had been watching Wallace and an accomplice. A search revealed 83 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded Glock handgun, more ammunition for the Glock and an AR platform rifle as well as other drugs.  Wallace pleaded guilty in February to 2nd degree drug sale. Rice County Attorney John Fossum reported that Wallace was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 108 months (or 9 years). Wallace’s criminal history in Minnesota stems back 15 years involving alcohol and drugs.   (more…)

Flood Warning issued until Friday afternoon for Northfield

April 17, 2019

4pm  And this just in from Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson:

Flood Warning Updated – River Level Concerns – 04.17.19

Flood Warning

Beginning: 2019-04-17T19:31:00

Ending: 2019-04-19T18:00:00

New Alert

231 PM CDT WED APR 17 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE CANNON RIVER AT NORTHFIELD. * UNTIL FRIDAY AFTERNOON. FLOODING COULD GO HIGHER DUE TO SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL. * AT 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 896.3 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 897.0 FEET. * FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 897.6 FEET BY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY MORNING. * IMPACT…AT 897.5 FEET…FLOOD WATERS REACH CARLETON COLLEGE SOCCER FIELDS. BABCOCK PARK NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BEGINS TO FLOOD

Some minor flooding of local city streets and Flash Flood warning till 3pm

April 17, 2019

The intersection of Lincoln Street and Cannon Valley Place is under water. It is fairly deep and Police are stopping people from driving through it. Barricades will be posted. Please drive carefully and use alternate routes until the water recedes.

The City is aware other areas of town are experiencing flooding. Police and Public Works crews are on scene doing what they can.  They ask that you do NOT drive through flooded areas and stay away from the creeks.  If you live in a flood prone area, have your protective measures in place.  Rice, Goodhue and Dakota counties are in a Flash Flood Warning until 3pm today (Wednesday)

Driver in Northfield standoff pleads guilty; Mill Towns Tr. to run along Jefferson; iPads and a cool new stylus

April 17, 2019

Anderson

35 year old Nicholas Allen Anderson of New Prague, the driver who took police on a high speed chase from Faribault to Northfield, pled guilty yesterday (April 16th) to fleeing police.  On March 25th, Anderson and a passenger, 26 year old Matthew Wayne Jones, were finally stopped in Northfield after Dundas officers put down stop sticks. The chase reached speeds of 120 mph on I-35 and they were clocked at 95mph into Dundas.  Anderson fled through the strip mall parking lot off Hwy 3 and Heritage Dr. before being detained at gunpoint by law enforcement. Jones refused to get out of the vehicle until, eventually South (more…)

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