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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Second Victim of Domestic Violence Homicide of 2018

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According to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office, Lori contacted 911 seeking help with a “domestic altercation.” As law enforcement was dispatched, Timothy told the 911operator he shot Lori and planned to shoot himself. When authorities arrived to the ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Northfield Police Department Warns of Phone Scams In Our Area

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The Northfield Police Department and Rice County Sheriff’s Office are warning citizens of phone scams recently reported in our area.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

New D.A.R.E. Officer at the Northfield Police Department

DARE Graduation 2018

School Resource Officer Bart Wiese graduated from the two week Minnesota D.A.R.E. Officer Training on Feb. 2, 2018.

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstanc...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017


Text to 911 is now available in our area! This service allows community members to Text a Message to 911, if they can’t place a Call. It is important to remember to include an exact location in the message, because Dispatch will not be able to determine l...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: January 30, 2017


You can also contact our Rice/Steele 911 Dispatch Center directly at 507-645-4475 to file a non-emergency call for service.