Recent Area News
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…)
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)
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…)
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…)