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Local Task Force agents seize record amount of Methamphetamine worth over $7 million

September 14, 2018

FARIBAULT – Agents of the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) seized 170.98 pounds of methamphetamine in Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 11th. This is believed to be the largest methamphetamine single seizure in state history.  (Note:  KYMN will have comment from Sheriff Troy Dunn at 5pm newscast)

An ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation began in January 2018, originating within the task force jurisdiction. This investigation led agents to a residence in the 3600 block of Dupont Avenue North in Minneapolis. Investigation and surveillance provided agents with information to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Working with Minneapolis Police and Department of Homeland Security agents, a search warrant was obtained and executed with the assistance of Minneapolis Police SWAT team. Five adults and three children were found at the residence. Agents discovered 39 packages, each containing approximately two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of methamphetamine as well as additional smaller packages of methamphetamine. A sawed-off shotgun, 1.1 ounces of tar heroin and several thousand dollars in suspected drug cash were also seized.  The full press release:  MEDIA RELEASE – Meth Seizure 2018 – vs.2

Semi/Train crash sends one to hospital; Lawsuit filed against Rice Co Attorney’s Office and the City of Faribault; Detox, DWI’s, but “relatively quiet”; Public hearing in Dundas

September 14, 2018

A semi-tractor trailer was struck by a train yesterday afternoon in Walcott Township.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said 77 year old Donald Weed of Dundas, the truck driver,  was leaving the Jennie O Turkey Store Feed Mill traveling w/b across the railroad tracks.   A southbound Union Pacific train struck the semi. The trailer came to rest on the east side of the tracks and the tractor rolled over onto the driver side on the west side of the tracks. When deputies arrived, Weed was sitting on the overturned tractor.  He was assisted by responders and taken to Allina Hospital Faribault with non-life threatening injuries. Weed had been wearing his seatbelt. Dunn said he told them he never saw the train. The Sheriff added that Weed may likely be charged with inattentive driving. (more…)

Family Fare renovates with lots of new options; Northfield levy could be up to 9%; Stabbing case is “complex”

September 13, 2018

It was a grand affair as Family Fare held their grand opening yesterday.  After 6 months and over $3 mil in renovations, the former EconoFoods on Division Street, is now formally renamed and revamped.  Spartan Nash VP Chris Williamson began the ceremony by thanking the community and with a raising of the flags by the Northfield VFW.  Both the American and the Honor and Remember flag which,”is a symbol for those who’ve lost loved ones while in (more…)

Family Fare Grand Opening in pictures

September 12, 2018

Family Fare held their Grand Opening this morning!  Full story tomorrow….

Fire closes I-35 for a time yesterday; After over 2 decades Nfld Gymnastics Club ends relationship with NHS gymnastics team; Dundas says No to solar as Principal use

September 12, 2018

A fire shut down southbound I35 at Hwy 19 for a time yesterday afternoon.  NAFRS Firefighter Sean Simonson explained they found a fully engulfed boom truck (the kind used to cut down trees).  It took 3,000 gallons to put it out.  More than a usual car fire.  Simonson said they were there for about an hour.  State Patrol and Mn Dot remained on the scene until the truck was towed.  Traffic was jammed tight back to Elko/New Market. There were no injuries.   (more…)