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Supreme Court rejects delay of Minnesota congressional vote

Northfield News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 6:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Minnesota Republican candidate's bid to delay voting in his congressional race to February after the death of a third-party candidate was rejected Tuesday at the Supreme Court.
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What's on my ballot?

Northfield News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 3:01pm
This year’s election serves as a major referendum at nearly all levels of government.
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Adaptation of Minnesota author's novel hits local screens

Northfield News - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:45am
Director Steven Lewis Simpson said he hopes his film "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" will get people to listen with their hearts.
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Area GOP officials: Senate candidate Lewis' Monday surgery won't impact the race

Northfield News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 4:30pm
Even with about a week to go before Election Day, area GOP leaders say they don't expect U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis' time off the campaign trail to negatively affect his chances at the polls.
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YMCA looks to raise $100,000 through annual campaign

Northfield News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 12:45pm
Northfield Area Family YMCA leaders are in the initial stages of an annual fundraising campaign they hope will raise $100,000 by the end of the year.
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Public health experts give some Halloween tips and tricks

Northfield News - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 9:00am
Halloween is spookier than ever this year because there is a real threat: COVID-19.
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Nerstrand Mayor: Where do the candidates stand?

Northfield News - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 1:23pm
What is one city issue you believe the city should pay more attention to?
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Amazon to build massive fulfillment center in Lakeville

Northfield News - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 1:00pm
Amazon, which began as a startup selling books online and was recently valued at $1.4 trillion, will extend its global footprint to Lakeville with a 750,000-square-foot facility that is expected to employ hundreds of people, according to Ryan Wilson, economic…
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Carleton cancels in-person sports competitions for Winter Term 2021

Northfield News - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 9:40pm
Carleton College has canceled in-person varsity athletic competitions during the winter sports season. This decision, announced Friday, was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and affects intercollegiate events through March 15, 2021.
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Satellite food shelf opens at former Greenvale school

Northfield News - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 9:17pm
The Northfield Community Action Center has established a satellite food shelf in the former Greenvale Park Elementary School building to ensure food insecure residents on the north side of the city have access to needed food.
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Dundas City Council: Where do the candidates stand?

Northfield News - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 4:13pm
Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Dundas City Council. Candidates John Cruz and Kimberly Hildahl did not return the Northfield News’ questionnaires.
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Panel: Minnesota US House vote unlikely to be rescheduled

Northfield News - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:14pm
A federal appeals panel indicated Friday that the Republican challenger in a Minnesota congressional race is unlikely to succeed in his appeal to move voting in that race to February after the death of a third-party candidate.
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'Multi-pound' marijuana dealer charged with multiple drug felonies

Northfield News - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:00pm
A man believed to be dealing large quantities of marijuana and found with more than 23 pounds of marijuana and related products has been charged in a pair of Rice County cases, according to court documents.
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NHS set to perform a rendition of historical classic

Northfield News - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 5:49pm
Though COVID-19 has all but eliminated performances in front of large crowds, Northfield High School is set to deliver its rendition of the well-known “The War of the Worlds,” later this month in front of a socially distanced crowd.
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County, city reach agreements to improve internet access

Northfield News - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:00pm
With the need greater than ever, Rice County and even the city of Faribault have taken steps in recent days to improve access to high-speed internet in rural areas.
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Man charged in 2014 hit-and-run that killed 2 in Wisconsin

Northfield News - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 3:39pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man has been charged in a 2014 hit-and-run crash that killed two men in western Wisconsin.
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State launches pilot COVID-19 test at home program

Northfield News - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 12:47pm
Minnesotans in two dozen counties or tribal nations will be able to order a COVID-19 Test at Home kit, to perform in the comfort of their own home. These tests are available free of charge to any Minnesotan in those…
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City Council establishes carbon reduction fund to pay for climate goals

Northfield News - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 3:30pm
The Northfield City Council has established a carbon reduction fund, a step officials believe is key in helping the community achieve carbon-neutral energy by 2040.
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Council OKs Dundas Dome development agreement delay

Northfield News - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 1:46pm
By closing several weeks this spring early to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Dundas Dome lost one-third of its expected revenue.
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Roundabout to open Friday

Northfield News - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:54pm
The roundabout at the intersection of Jefferson Parkway and Minnesota Highway 246 is scheduled to open Friday with a noon ribbon-cutting.
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