Recent Area News

Another house fire in Faribault

February 22, 2019
At 11:40 am on February 22, 2019, the Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 1811 7th St. NW in Faribault, Minnesota.   Light brown smoke was observed coming from the structure by initial crews.  The homeowner was at home at the time of the fire and ran to a neighbor’s home to call 911.  Read the full press release below: House-Fire-at-1811-th-St.-NW-Media-Release-Autosaved

Guns, drugs, body armor – Montgomery man pleads; Council approves seeking grant for underpass; Public engagement on ADU’s and 3rd St. arts corridor; Paxton debuts Northfield music on All Wheel Drive

February 22, 2019

Guns, drugs and body armor.  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.  Rice County Attorney John Fossum said he pleaded guilty this week to 2nd degree drug sale.  He said they’re expecting a sentence of 10 years adding that, “the possession of body armor, the (more…)

Pets perish in fire; Nfld man gets 7 years probation on drug sale conviction; Nfld Council authorizes Annexation negotiations with Bridgewater; Snow trying everyone’s patience

February 21, 2019

A fire took the lives of 5 family pets. Two dogs and three cats died from the heat and smoke produced by a fire yesterday morning in Faribault.  Just after 8 o’clock, Faribault Fire, Police and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 1104 Central Ave. Fire Chief Dustin Dienst reports that, on arrival, they saw black smoke coming out of the back door.  The homeowner was attempting to make entry to save his pets. There were no people inside the home but many pets were.  Fire crews made a quick knock down of the fire and spent some time rescuing many other pets inside. (more…)

Sheriff searching for stolen trailer with classic car

February 21, 2019

On February 4, 2019 a resident of Hampton Township reported that a 24 foot Haulmark trailer with a classic car stored inside was stolen.
The car is described as a 1951 Chevrolet Coupe. The car is black, and has been restored.
The engine is described as newer “crate” engine. Photos of the car are below.
The owner is most concerned on getting the car back as it has significant sentimental value to the family

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Heat and smoke of Faribault fire take the lives of pets

February 20, 2019

At 08:13 am on February 20, 2019, the Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department, and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 1104 Central Ave in Faribault, Minnesota.   Black smoke was coming out of the back door that was left open by the home owner as he tried to make entry to save his pets. There were no people inside the home but many pets were. Two dogs and three cats perished from the heat and smoke produced by the fire.  Other pets were removed from the home and returned to the homeowner. The Faribault Police Department did transport a couple animals to a vet for treatment.  Read the full press release below:

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