The Faribault City Council held an emergency meeting at City Hall this morning and passed a resolution declaring a State of Emergency. Mayor John Jasinski gaveled the meeting to order with all council members present
Mayor John Jasinski stopped by KDHL to inform everyone that there would be an emergency City Council meeting this morning at 11am to discuss plans to prepare for possible flooding of the Straight River
Farmers and others are asking, when will this all end. Rivers are rising, some parks are under water, (like teepeetonka in the photo)another up to about 3 inches of rain reported around the area since yesterday
Faribault Parks and Recreation Director Paul Penansky tells KDHL Teepeetonka Park has been closed due to flooding. City Emergency Management Director Dusty Dienst told City Council members meeting as a Committee of the Whole Tuesday night a check of the Straight River coming into Faribault found between midnight and 2am Tuesday the river level went up 4 inches, from 2-6am it went up a foot and from 6-10am up another foot
This is a picture of a typical field in out listening area. Because of the heavy rains there is a lot of ponding in lower areas of fields. The corn that is completely under water will die in about two days
In the picture is a gallon of one of the herbicides I used last weekend on my corn. Normally I use Liberty and Atrazine that has worked really well for a number of years. Liberty can only be used on Liberty Link corn
This is a picture looking out the front window of my cab as I was spraying corn. It was a fun job because it was a nice stand (population) of corn. Most of the field had very few weeds although there were spots that needed to be sprayed
I was at Ag Power Enterprises picking up a part and I took this picture of one of the technicians. With todays equipment, technicians have to be good with a wrench and computer. Many times the first thing a technician does is plug in his lap top computer into the computer system on the tractor
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn reported to us that there have been some homes that have been broken into in Faribault Recently. He gave us a description of possible suspects and their vehicle and wants to remind everyone to be watchful and report any suspicious activity
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