Recent Area News

Nfld Area YMCA announces new CEO; Nfld Schools projects form planning and user groups for construction input; Designing for a seamless fit; Cultural Plan, street projects, pools and policy

March 19, 2019
The Northfield Area YMCA Board of Directors announced yesterday the hiring of Krista Danner as the new CEO.  Virginia Kaczmarek left late last year to head up the Y organization in Rochester, which led to a national search to fill the open position.  Search Committee Chair Gretchen Ehresmann said they narrowed a pool of 24 candidates to 3 who came to town and had in person interviews.  Board Chair Amy McBroom said, “Kirsta’s experience makes her a great match for our (more…)

Cannon holding at just under 897 ft.; Rice Co. jail adds Social Worker to staff; Hampton man reunited with classic car; Nfld Council agenda includes Cultural Plan, Street reclamation and pool repair; State of the City

March 18, 2019

West side of riverwalk behind Larson’s

The Cannon river is holding steady at just under 898 ft right now.  Protocols are in place at Froggy Bottoms River Pub with their barriers up and areas of the west side of the Riverwalk are closed but so far there’s been no report of water coming into the businesses.  There are areas of trails near the river that are also seeing some minor flooding. If the temperatures stay moderate during the day and cold at night, that will (more…)

Minor Flood Warning through Mar. 17th at 6pm

March 16, 2019

Flood Warning
Beginning: 2019-03-16T21:11:00
Ending: 2019-03-17T18:00:00
New Alert
411 PM CDT SAT MAR 16 2019
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE CANNON RIVER AT NORTHFIELD. * UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 3:30 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 897.5 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 897.0 FEET. * FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 898.0 FEET BY THIS EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW MORNING. * IMPACT…AT 897.5 FEET…FLOOD WATERS REACH CARLETON COLLEGE SOCCER FIELDS. BABCOCK PARK NORTH OF DOWNTOWN BEGINS TO FLOOD

Vulnerable adult missing

March 15, 2019

7:44pm Cancel Duluth Police Department missing person Helen Goods alert. Helen has been located deceased. Thank you to all who helped look for her.

 

The Duluth Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Helen Marie Goods, 77, of Duluth. Helen left her residence on foot in the 600 block of North 8th Ave. W around 7:30 or 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 and did not return. She has dementia so may be lost or confused and authorities are concerned for her welfare. Duluth PD is asking the public in the area to look along roadsides, properties, or places someone might seek shelter. She often uses public transportation. Helen is a black female, 5’4”, 170 pounds and was last seen wearing jeans, a striped black and blue shirt and a black winter coat with fur around the hood. If you think you have seen Helen or have information regarding her whereabouts please contact the Duluth PD at 218-625-3581 or dial 911.

Cannon Falls PD says urban flooding has subsided

March 15, 2019

UPDATED RELEASE:
As of 2:00 pm on March 15, 2019 the City of Cannon Falls issues with urban flooding have subsided. While there are a few areas where water is still pooling as a result of frozen ground, but over the past 24 hours the majority of areas the water is draining away and no longer a threat to property.
In the last 24 hours the Little Cannon River peaked and has (more…)