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


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…)

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


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…)

Legislators consider forfeiture $ for General Fund; Draheim wants CBD Oil safety regulations; Mill Towns Tr, bicycle trails and sidewalk gaps on Nfld Council agenda; Hands Free information

April 16, 2019

Forfeitures help pay for Drug Task Forces and County Attorney offices across the State.  But legislators are looking to change that. Rice County Attorney John Fossum commented last week that legislators are looking at taking those dollars and putting them into the General Fund instead of those departments that do the seizures and those that do the legal work.  That would be a big change.  Fossum said what’s not understood about forfeitures is that it’s not intended as a punishment or a “funding resource”.  It is, “a way of removing the instrumentality of the crime from the (more…)

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