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Community News: Outlaw Run canceled

August 17, 2016

OutlawRunLogoThe Northfield Historical Society Board of Directors and the Outlaw Run Committee announced today that this year’s outlaw run, scheduled for August 27, has been canceled due to road safety concerns. The decision comes after an accident near Mazeppa on the planned Outlaw Run route, during which two committee members were injured.

“Although conditions were perfect when we checked the route a month ago, you never know what Minnesota’s summer road construction season might create,” says Hayes Scriven, executive director of the Northfield Historical Society. Recently a patch of road near Mazeppa was repaired in such a way that the surface was especially slippery for motorcycles, as discovered by the two committee members Sunday. The pair — one of whom was hospitalized — also were the designated leaders of the run. (more…)

Today’s news update – St. Paul pair charged with multiple felonies; NAFRS will gather more information on forming a Taxing District; Candidacy filing ends at 5pm TODAY; Nfld Council tackles fishing ordinance and more

August 16, 2016


St. Paul pair charged with multiple felonies 

A chase that ends near the Northfield exit nets two.  An agent with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force made arrangements to make a buy of methamphetamine with 28 year old Anton David Banks of St. Paul.  They made a plan to meet at Bashers in Faribault last Friday.  After several communications, a U-Haul truck arrived at Bashers about 2 hours late.  BANKS wanted the agent to follow the U-Haul truck.  The agent said he was having problems with his car and asked if he could just approach the passenger side of the U-Haul.  As he did, he noticed the driver was a woman later identified as 39 year old Rebecca Lynn Ziemer also of St. Paul.  The deal went down with the agent (more…)

Community News: Vote KYMN!

August 16, 2016

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Today’s news update – Shooting victim identified; No movement on K-Mart property in Dundas; Real Estate scam re-circulates; DJJD Ambassadors named

August 15, 2016


Shooting victim identified 

A fatal shooting in Northfield early Sunday morning.  As reported yesterday, Northfield police were called at 7:49 on report of shots fired inside a home on the 1200 block of Jefferson Road. Initial information was that the shooting was related to an intruder. Northfield officers were assisted by the Rice and Dakota County Sheriff’s Offices.  The 911 caller remained on the line as officers arrived.  Dispatch tried to get her to come out of the home.  This is audio from MNpoliceclips.  Click on link to hear audio…. (more…)

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting death in Northfield Sunday morning

August 14, 2016


Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson issued this press release Sunday afternoon:

Updated NPD Press Release – 081416 – Shooting-Death Investigation

Northfield Police were called to, what was reported as a home invasion about 7:49 this morning in the 1200 block of Jefferson Road. Police, emergency responders and other agencies arrived to find a shooting victim deceased.  Northfield police Chief Monte Nelson reports an adult suspect is in custody and is being cooperative.  Nelson said it does not appear to be a home invasion at this point and he would not release any further details on the victim or the suspect.  He added that the public is not in danger.  The BCA is on their way.  We’ll have more on the story as details become available.