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Rice County Death Investigation, Dundas Comprehensive Plan, and more

January 14, 2019
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death which occurred Sunday 1/13/18 in Wheatland Township. The deceased is identified as David Amundson, age 44, of New Prague.  Media Release Updated DI-011319 (4)
A bunch of tools were stolen out of a work van in the Arbor Street area of Northfield. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson reminds everybody to lock your vehicles if left outside. The majority of break-ins are opportunistic which means the perpetrators won’t break windows or break locks, but merely will see if the door is unlocked than take the contents of the vehicle they see as valuable.

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Deceased Man found in Wheatland Township – Update

January 14, 2019

A deceased male was found in Wheatland Township.  See press release below from Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn.  UPDATE: The victim has been identified as David Amundson, age 44, of New Prague.

Media Release DI-011319

Faribault man facing 3 felonies in connection with a heroin OD

January 11, 2019

A Faribault man is in jail facing 3 felonies in connection with the heroin overdose yesterday of another man.  37 year old Edward James Climer Jr. admitted to selling the fentanyl-laced heroin laced to the overdose victim and 2 others.  On January 10th, Faribault police were called to District One hospital for a possible overdose victim arriving by private vehicle.   Upon arrival at the hospital, the victim was nonresponsive and not breathing and still had a needle in his arm when hospital (more…)

Faribault drug dealer gets 75 months; Dundas challenges NAFRS, attorney responds; Lockdown a “tool” to provide dignity to student

January 11, 2019

Derek Chambers was sentenced this week to 75 months in St. Cloud prison for 2nd degree drugs.  The 35 year old Faribault man had been watched by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.  Last April,agents obtained a search warrant and the vehicle Chambers was in was pulled over. The search yielded 83 grams of methamphetamine as well as a number of weapons and ammunition. Chambers has a lengthy criminal history.  With credit for 237 days, he has about 5 years to go.

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Nfld Middle School was on lockdown this morning for a very short time

January 10, 2019

The Northfield Middle School was on lockdown this morning for a time.  Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann told KYMN that the lockdown was only a few minutes while the child was escorted out of the building. Hillmann added that the lockdown is a tool to allow the child some dignity as they needed additional adult support.  There was never any danger to the student or other students. 

An email sent to parents from Principal Greg Gelineau said that they locked down due to a student “behavior disruption” that they needed to contain and prevent access to academic areas.   The situation did not involve a weapon of any kind and the students and staff did a terrific job following the district process. Additionally, Gelineau said they addressed the issue with the Northfield Police Department and classes resumed their normal activities.