Recent Area News

Fire at Discovery School caused by electrical short; Post Brands and MOM celebrate milestone anniversaries with large donation; Scriven to manage Split Rock Lighthouse

October 14, 2019
By Teri Knight, News Director

Dienst

A weekend fire at the Discovery School in Faribault was started by an electrical short. Late Saturday night the Faribault Fire Department, Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the fire on 8th St. NW. Fire Chief Dustin Dienst reports that alarms were sounding upon arrival. The building was secure at the time and no one was inside. Fire crews located the fire on the thirrd floor and made a quick knock-down with help from the sprinkler system in the building. The majority of the fire was in the ceiling, although a small fire started on the wood floor below from burning materials falling. That fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system. The Fire Department and the State (more…)

Police Chief comments on death investigation; Rice County Sheriff asks public’s help in locating a suspect; Wet weather didn’t dampen NAFRS propane burn; Post celebrates anniversaries with $ to school food program and a community breakfast

October 11, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Northfield police were called around 4 a.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Division Street a on report of a man not breathing. On arrival they found a 39-year-old man unresponsive. Officers and paramedics attempted CPR and other life-saving measures as well as [administering] naloxone, none of which worked and he was pronounced dead at the scene. There were four other adults in the apartment at the time. Police Chief Monte Nelson said, pending the investigation, he couldn’t comment on information from them, only to say that one of them called the police. He also won’t release the name of the victim until the medical examiner releases the information, adding, “Part of that is out of respect for the family and sensitivity, giving them time to try and deal with losing a loved one. And it doesn’t also, if it’s not going to serve a purpose a purpose for the investigation. We could release it if we thought it (more…)

Attempt to locate: Suspect wanted by the Rice Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

October 11, 2019

Thompson

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating this person. This week the Rice County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an investigation. The alleged suspect Nicholas John Boie Thompson in this investigation has an active Felony warrant for his arrest. Thompson is wanted in questioning for two separate investigations in Rice and Goodhue Counties. Nicholas has been known to use his twin brother’s name as an alias. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Thompson please contact the Rice County Sheriff’s Office at 507-334-4391.

Press Release – Attempt to locate_ N Thompson (1)

Drugs suspected in death of man found in Northfield apartment

October 10, 2019

Northfield police were called around 4 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Division Street on a report of a man not breathing. On arrival they found a 39-year-old man unresponsive. They attempted CPR and EMS assisted with other life-saving measures as well as [administering] naloxone, none of which worked and he was pronounced dead at the scene. There were four other adults in the apartment at the time. A preliminary investigation indicates drug use may be involved. The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force and the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office are assisting with the investigation. If you have any information related to this case or other drug incidents, please send an anonymous text to TIP411 with keyword RICECO and the information you wish to report. You can also call the Northfield PD at 507-645-4475 or Sgt. PT Haider at 507-663-9485. KYMN will continue to monitor this story. 

Kahlo’s Estrada shares her story with Smith and Craig; Call for the facts first; Drizzle won’t dampen NAFRS Open House; Lane closures due to bridge inspection in Zumbrota

October 10, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Maria Estrada loves to feed people. She is the owner/operator of Maria’s Catering, Maria’s Taco Hut and Kahlo. Opening Kahlo was her second venture into opening a restaurant in Northfield. Having learned from that first experience, when the opportunity to open at a location on Division Street presented itself, she took it. This week Senator Tina Smith and Representative Angie Craig made a stop at the popular restaurant on their tour of local businesses. Smith asked Estrada about opening Kahlo and she said, first she learned what NOT to do. She realized she couldn’t do everything and so she has surrounded herself with people who can do the things she would rather not, like manage the kitchen. Craig, who serves on the House Committee on Small Business, noted that many small businesses have sought help from the SBA. Estrada instead did it with (more…)

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