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City to share findings on Hwy. 246, Jefferson Parkway intersection

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:53pm
Months after initial findings showed Northfield's Hwy. 246 and Jefferson Parkway intersection is one of the most dangerous in the city, engineers will host a public meeting to share full study results.
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Rice County court logs for Dec. 10-11

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 8:49am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 10-11.
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Rice County public safety reports for Dec. 9-11

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 8:32am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for Dec. 9-11:
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Bridgewater Elementary joins the Makerspace movement, increasing hands-on learning

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:39pm
Brought to Bridgewater in October by the will of its PTO, MakerSpace has left carts full of equipment constantly checked out by teachers seeking to bring hands-on learning through a range of projects corresponding with class lessons.
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Northfield undocumented speak on experiences; community gives input on sanctuary status

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:14pm
Editor’s note: Two persons identified in this story as Jose and Maria had their names changed by their own requests. The change serves to protect their identities.
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U.S. Bank Stadium contractor, roofing company settle OSHA suit in worker death

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:56am
U.S. Bank Stadium contractor Mortenson Construction and subcontractor Berwald Roofing paid fines totaling $147,500 − a penalty lower than initially proposed − in order to settle a case with OSHA for safety violations in the death of one worker and…
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NAFRS hosts public presentation on fire facility, awaits commitment

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:00am
The Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Board made it known Thursday where it stands with a fire station renovation project. Now it awaits the stances of each of the entities that make it up.
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Rice County court logs for Dec. 8

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:16am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 8.
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GALLERY: Northfield Winter Walk 2016

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:55pm
A gentle snow and a light breeze made for a picturesque 2016 Northfield Winter Walk Thursday night.
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Hope Center partners with Rice County law enforcement, businesses to 'adopt' 34 families

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:33pm
Across Rice County, businesses, police departments and other entities are contributing to the Hope Center’s Adopt-a-Family program.
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Winter Walk Snowflake ornament found by veteran hunter

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:59pm
Ed Brodie is no stranger to a treasure hunt.
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Northfield, DNR consider moving part of Mill Towns Trail nearer to Cannon River

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:30am
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and city of Northfield staff are hoping to partner on realigning a part of Mill Towns State Trail along Dundas Boulevard.
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Family of craftspeople take on craft of songwriting with first album

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:02am
Two sisters and their husbands working together may sound like the start of a sitcom. Instead, it’s the basis for the band “The Blacksmith’s Daughters.”
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Rice County court reports for Dec. 7

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:29am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 7.
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Minnesota's changing: Here are key takeaways from new Census data

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:41am
When the U.S. Census Bureau released its five-year block of data this week, it confirmed several theories about Minnesota’s population trends: We’re getting older, we’re becoming slightly more diverse, but we’re slow to adapt to both of those changes.
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Rice County court logs for Dec. 8

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:19am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 8.
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Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament found near Washington Street parking lot

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:40am
The Winter Walk snowflake ornament has been found.
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Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament Hunt Clue No. 3

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:00am
Winter Walk Ornament Hunt kicked off Monday, with cluemaster Tim Freeland releasing the first clue at 8 a.m. to get things going.
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Northfield School Board approves Master Facilities Plan developed with community input

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:01pm
After more than two years of community meetings, the Northfield School Board unanimously approved the master facilities plan.
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Letting Go: Northfield Seven Gables owner reflecting, hosting final closing sale

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:45pm
Joy Ganyo has a lot of stuff.
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