Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn talks with Jeff about County Sheriff’s departments contracting with towns for police services (they just recently contracted with Morristown), distracted driving and more. He caught one on the way into the KYMN studio…
Because of the unseasonably warm weather and deteriorating ice conditions, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office is again advising people to not drive cars and trucks on the lakes in Rice County.
Since January 20th, we’ve had at least three vehicles break through the ice. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Remember, even if someone reports an incident where somebody goes through the ice, it will take emergency [Read more…]
Lonsdale family loses home in fire
A Lonsdale family has lost their home after a fire broke out Saturday morning. The Rice County Sheriff’s department was notified of a garage fire at 11840 Falls Trail before noon. When Lonsdale fire and deputies arrived, the fire has spread to the home. According to the press release, the family made it out of the home with only minor smoke inhalation, which they were treated for at the scene. The fire is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department but, based on evidence at the scene, appears to be accidental started by a space heater in the garage. Northfield, Montgomery and Faribault Fire assisted Lonsdale. The home and garage, owned by the Allen Ross family, is a complete loss. [Read more…]
E. Cannon River Tr completion date extended and more $ approved
At $917,000, the East Cannon River Trail was set to be installed last year but rains stopped the project multiple times. This week, the Council was asked to approve a Change Order of just over $136,000 for a portion of the 2.6 mile loop between Northfield and Dundas after it was determined that the soil in the wetland area couldn’t handle the trail. Administrator Ben Martig explained, “the City engineers office, their field staff, have been working with the contractor in determining that their going to need to do some extra excavation in relation to the [Read more…]
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