Recent Area News
Here is information from a press release from Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn:
Effective immediately, we are lifting the no wake restrictions on a majority of our lakes in Rice County. The No Wake Restrictions will remain on the following lakes: Cedar Lake, Shields Lake, Cannon Lake, Wells Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Sakatah Lake. We will continue to monitor the lake levels on these lakes this week in hopes that we can remove the restrictions in the near future.
On the remaining lakes in Rice County water levels have decreased to a level we are comfortable with for recreational watercraft. We thank everyone for their cooperation and patience. Please remember to wear your PFD’s when boating and be cautious to debris in and around our lakes, rivers and waterways. Stay safe!
A Farmington man is in jail for assaulting a man with a knife. Yesterday afternoon, police were called to Viking Terrace on report of an assault. On arrival a man was holding a shirt to his chin and was covered in blood. The victim, JDS, revealed a very deep cut on the left side of his cheek. Police report the wound appeared to be consistent with being slashed by a sharp object. According to the criminal complaint, the victim said he’s dating the woman living there and her ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old William Randall Saba Jr. of Farmington, was very angry that the woman broke up with him and is dating the victim, who states that he punched him in the face. The woman told (more…)
By Teri Knight, News Director
Northfield Hospital and Clinics (NH&C) has been exploring adding an ambulatory surgical center in the Lakeville area for some time. This week, president and CEO Steve Underdahl told the Northfield council that they’ve been careful about discussing it in public because of the competitive nature of the project. A same-day surgery center provides service at a lower cost than is possible in a hospital setting, yet is still safe. This is the trend with insurance companies preferring the less expensive setting. In fact, Blue Cross Blue Shield is now demanding their clients must drive to an ambulatory surgical center if they live within 25 miles of one, going so far as to tell patients they must switch doctors if their’s doesn’t use that facility. Procedures include anything from hip replacements to colonoscopies. Underdahl added, “We think this is a substantial national trend but we (more…)