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GALLERY: Re-enactors demonstrate fur trade life at Cannon River Rendezvous

Northfield News - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 4:00pm
This weekend, visitors took a break from modern life for a short trip to the fur trade era.
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Dakota County selects Voith to replace 100-year-old turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam

Northfield News - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 3:00pm
Dakota County recently awarded Voith Hydro North America with a contract to replace 100-year-old power-generating turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam. The water-to-wire contract, which provides the power supplier with Kaplan turbines and other powerhouse components, is expected to increase the…
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St. Dominic, Prairie Creek students win 2019 stormwater poster contest

Northfield News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 2:36pm
Seventy-seven students from all five elementary schools in Northfield took part in the 2019 Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution poster contest. This annual event gives second- through fifth-grade students the opportunity to learn how they can take action for…
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Nerstrand council approves bids for new fire hall

Northfield News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 1:41pm
Nerstrand is one step closer to getting a new fire hall.
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Book Fair raises more than $67,000, to help with training, truck purchase

Northfield News - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:51am
This year’s Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair raised more than $67,000, money expected to buy medical training equipment and help purchase a new rescue truck.
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Lois Riess indicted for the slaying of her husband in rural Blooming Prairie

Northfield News - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:11pm
More than 14 months after the body of David Riess was found shot to death in his rural Blooming Prairie home, his wife, Lois Riess, 57, has been indicted on first-degree murder charges by a Dodge County grand jury.
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Bridgewater Twp. expected to approve developing incorporation application in June

Northfield News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:20pm
The Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors reportedly plans to approve developing an application for incorporation next month.
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Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend

Northfield News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:13pm
The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead before traveling Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through work zones.
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Alternate work scheduling approved for some City Hall employees

Northfield News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:59pm
The work schedules for the approximately three dozen Northfield city employees who occupy City Hall will become more flexible this summer if certain conditions are met.
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$806,000 in assessments authorized for road projects to start later this year

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:39pm
Northfield city councilors on Tuesday approved more than $806,000 in assessments for the two-year street reconstruction project slated to start this year.
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2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award honors Clancy Dokmo

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:19pm
The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee has announced longtime Northfielder Clancy Dokmo as the 2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award recipient. The award is given annually to a person who exhibits a dedication to public service which Joseph Lee Heywood…
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Intersection of Third and Washington streets to close Wednesday

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:04pm
The intersection of Third Street and Washington Street and a portion of Washington Street will close Wednesday as part of Division Street and Seventh Street reconstruction, Washington Street mill and overlay, and various parking lot rehabilitations, a press release states.…
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St. Dominic School chosen to partner with Groves Academy to boost student literacy

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:00am
It’s hard to stay caught up in school when you can’t read proficiently.
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Local task force credited with bust of Burnsville woman sentenced in heroin case

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:00am
A Burnsville woman found with more than $700,000 worth of heroin was sentenced Friday to 24 months in federal prison.
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Jobless rate dips in counties, cities across the region

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:57am
Jobless numbers showed a sharp drop of a percentage point or more in most cities and counties across the region from March to April, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
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