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Teens Re-Arrested After Faribault Jailbreak

If you’re going to attempt a jailbreak, wouldn’t you have a plan for ditching your orange jumpsuit? Rice County authorities say two minimum-security inmates, both 18 years old, threw a fire extinguisher through a window and escaped from the county jail in Faribault early Wednesday morning.

01/21/2015

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3 Kids In Home During Lonsdale Drug Bust

Three people are in jail and three children are in protective custody after a drug bust Thursday in Lonsdale. The Rice County Sheriff’s Office says agents from the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force executed a no-knock search warrant at 11:25 a.m. at a residence — where drugs, firearms and stolen property were suspected to be.

01/15/2015

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Authorities Investigating Northfield Drugging Incident

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged Northfield drugging incident earlier this month.

07/30/2014

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Police: Body Found In Lonsdale Was Missing ‘U’ Student

Investigators say the body that was found early Monday evening in Lonsdale is that of a missing University of Minnesota student.

10/01/2013

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Faribault Firefighter Killed In Rollover Crash

A 21-year-old firefighter has died after his pickup truck rolled into the Cannon River on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

10/27/2012

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Woman Hit, Killed While Walking Dogs Near Northfield

A 48-year-old woman from Northfield was struck by a vehicle while walking her dogs Thursday morning and later died at the hospital, according to the Rice County Sheriff’s Office.

07/26/2012

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Man Found In Burning Van ID’d

Authorities have identified the man who was found dead inside a burning van last weekend in Rice County.

07/18/2012

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Autopsy: Person Found In Burning Van Was A Man

An autopsy performed Monday revealed that the victim found inside a burning van over the weekend was an adult male, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office said.

07/16/2012

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Driver Killed In Semi-Truck Rollover Identified

Authorities have identified the semi-truck driver who was killed after a rollover accident on Highway 3 just south of Northfield Thursday afternoon.

02/24/2012

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Driver Killed After Semi-Truck Rolls Over Near Northfield

A semi-truck driver is dead after a rollover accident on Highway 3 just south of Northfield Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/23/2012

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2 Squad Cars Hit In Rice County

Police say glare ice is to blame after two deputy squad cars were hit at the scene of another crash in Rice County.

03/16/2011