This week Dave and Andy talk with Cannon Falls Canoe & Bike Rental owner, William Lacefield, about canoeing and biking along (or in) the Cannon River!
“A tremendous opportunity” for Northfield economic growth
The City of Northfield annexed approximately 530 acres from Greenvale Township in 2009 with the goal of creating a sustainable business park. A critical aspect is to reduce the obstacles that a developer may encounter. Until now, there really wasn’t any movement. But Community Development Director Chris Heineman told the EDA last week that Xcel Energy is offering Northfield, “A tremendous marketing opportunity”. Staff have been meeting with representatives from Xcel who want to include a portion of the annexed land in their Certified Site program, which is similar to the Minnesota [Read more…] about Today’s news update – “A tremendous opportunity” for Northfield economic growth; Debris in River leads to danger for Rescuers as well as duck hunters;
Duck hunters caught up in Cannon
Two men can thank Morristown Fire/Rescue personnel for saving their lives. 30 year old Thao Vue and 31 year old Yeng Chu, both of St. Paul, were duck hunting yesterday mornning in the water on the Cannon River when their boat overturned and they were caught up in rushing water. Rescuers found them clinging to a bog in about 8 feet of water. Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said that had they not been wearing life jackets, there would have been at least one “recovery” possibly two. One of the men had a cell phone and was able to call 911 but, because they were unfamiliar with the area, it took rescuers 30 minutes [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Duck hunters caught up in Cannon; It started in Cannon Falls…; Chief lifts State of Emergency; City seeks election judges
Police Chief Monte Nelson ended the Emergency Declaration effective 6:00 p.m., September 26, 2016. On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Northfield City Council approved a Motion extending the Mayor’s original Emergency Declaration regarding the flood conditions in Northfield. Read more by clicking below:
Good news on the Riverfront but extreme caution still necessary
The Cannon river officially crested at about 901 feet on Saturday. It dropped a foot in 24 hours and another foot overnight. At 10 this morning the official 2nd street gauge measured the river at just under 899 feet. A normal level is about 9 feet below that. Police Chief Monte Nelson said the Straight River readings continue to fall. West Cannon River levels are still rising, but very slowly and levels in Northfield should continue to drop, albeit much slower than they rose. Police and Streets Dept. staff will continue to monitor affected areas along the river, and they will adjust/move restrictions when necessary. Emergency Mgmt Director Tim Isom, said late [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Good news on the Riverfront but extreme caution still necessary; Motorcyclist arrested in fatal Elko/New Mkt crash; Live streaming interrupted due to renovations