A 26-year-old Hastings woman was killed Thursday in a crash on Highway 52 in Cannon Falls. Danielle Solberg and two small children were riding in a vehicle driven by Jeffery Huetmaker, 25, when it ran off the left side of the road, vaulted through the median and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at 6:53 p.m. about a quarter-mile south of Highway 19. The two children, Arin Solberg, 6, and Hunter Solberg, 4, both of Hastings, and Huetmaker, of Loretto, Minn., were all treated and released from Cannon Falls Medical Center, the State Patrol said.
A Zumbrota man is accused of driving intoxicated with his young child in the car and almost crashing head-on into a police officer. Shannan Talbott, 37, faces a slew of criminal charges - including child endangerment - in connection with the Jan.
Diane Logue may have to find another place to ride her horses once the new interchange is built on Highway 52 and County Road 24 in Cannon Falls. The massive project's access roads will cut through large portions of her rural property. But Logue is not complaining. She is looking forward to the project and what it means for the city, its businesses and approximately 4,000 residents. "For the life of Cannon Falls, we need it," Logue said. "We'll die without this.
Environmental impacts created by Prairie Island nuclear plant's two reactors are small enough that the plant should be relicensed, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials. NRC staff met with area residents Wednesday about the office's draft supplemental environmental impact statement, a document outlining potential environmental impacts if federal officials allow the plant to operate another 20 years. "Impacts of license renewal would be small for the resource areas," said Elaine Keegan, environmental project manager. Xcel Energy submitted its license renewal application last J
Prairie Island tribal leaders pledged Monday to keep their focus on nuclear waste management. Newly elected Tribal Council members said after being sworn-in that the fight over dry cask storage at the nearby Prairie Island nuclear plant would continue over the next two years. "Our community faces significant challenges in the coming years and we need to band together to make sure the tribe's interests are well represented," said Tribal Council President Victoria Winfrey.
LAKE PEPIN -- Wacouta residents Jerry and Jan Nelson and a group of friends feared the worst Sunday evening when they came across an overturned catamaran on Lake Pepin's choppy waters. Even the couple's large ocean-going vessel had been hard to navigate through sustained 40 mph winds and occasional squalls and gusts produced by a storm that quickly moved through the area. Members of a national boating safety club, the Nelsons knew attempting such unforgiving waters during bad weather in a small boat could be potentially deadly. The group - including Wacouta residents Arlin and Marilyn
A Cannon Falls-area vulnerable adult care facility will close March 1 amid allegations the administrator emotionally abused a resident. Goodhue County public health and social services officials began investigating Maple Lodge Administrator Ken Knutson last month after a resident reported alleged abuse to authorities. "The man said he was being emotionally abused and that he was afraid," said Greg Schoener, Goodhue County Social Services director. "That's something we take very seriously." Schoener said the investigation did reveal emotional abuse by Knutson.
Greg Schmotzer and Chris Swarbrick have done it again. For the third consecutive year, the local duo took first place in the St. Paul Winter Carnival multi-block ice carving competition. Their entry, "Fountain of the Unicorns," which depicts three unicorns rearing up from an intertwined ball of ice, landed them $3,000. Awards were given out Sunday. Schmotzer is a Hastings resident and a chef at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. He lives in Hastings with his wife, Sharyl, and two kids, Riley and Tyler.
Goodhue County Administrator Scott Arneson is a finalist for Ramsey County's top job. Names of the seven candidates for the open county manager position were made public Wednesday. "It's a tremendous opportunity for an individual, and is probably one of the top county positions in the state working directly in our state's capitol," Arneson said Thursday. "I'm honored to be in the finalist group." Patrick O'Connor has been Ramsey County's interim manager since September, when David Twa accepted a position in Contra Costa, Calif. The finalists were selected from a pool of 39 applicants
Up to 39 wind turbines could be spinning across Goodhue and Belle Creek townships as early as next December. Goodhue Wind, LLC.