Rice County Sheriff’s Office
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.
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.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged Northfield drugging incident earlier this month.
Investigators say the body that was found early Monday evening in Lonsdale is that of a missing University of Minnesota student.
A 21-year-old firefighter has died after his pickup truck rolled into the Cannon River on Saturday morning, according to authorities.
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.
Authorities have identified the man who was found dead inside a burning van last weekend in Rice County.
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.
Authorities have identified the semi-truck driver who was killed after a rollover accident on Highway 3 just south of Northfield Thursday afternoon.
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.
Police say glare ice is to blame after two deputy squad cars were hit at the scene of another crash in Rice County.