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GALLERY: Jingle Bell Run draws racers to share holiday cheer, support YMCA

Northfield News - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:30am
Instead of a countdown, the Jingle Bell Run starts off with a more seasonal sound: a chorus of the song "Jingle Bells."
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HRA contributes $15,000 in fight against youth homelessness, pledges future support

Northfield News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:00pm
On any given night, an estimated 30–35 Northfield youth either sleep on the streets or otherwise lack reliable housing. And that number may be low.
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Police seek public's help identifying downtown break-in suspect

Northfield News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 4:06pm
Police are again searching for a suspect after a break-in at a downtown Northfield business.
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Warming hearts and bodies: Santa delivers quilts made with love

Northfield News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Dave Smisek of Montgomery has played Santa Claus for 53 years, and this year he brought some extra Christmas magic to foster children at Lutheran Social Services. But instead of elves making toys, women from four Faribault churches banded together…
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World's Best Workforce Report: Northfield schools reaching some goals, missing others

Northfield News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00pm
For the Northfield School District, unmet goals are simply a reminder to work harder.
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Police: Bomb threat appears to be part of a nationwide hoax

Northfield News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 1:30pm
It appears that a Faribault law office is among dozens of others nationwide that received similar emailed bomb threats.
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Hospital expansion gets council endorsement, moves forward

Northfield News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:05am
The Northfield City Council gave the Northfield Hospital and Clinics' proposed expansion and addition projects seven thumbs up at its Dec. 11 meeting.
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Air quality alert kiboshes outdoor burning

Northfield News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:48pm
An air quality alert has been posted for southern Minnesota from 1 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Thursday.
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3 serious crashes has sheriff urging extra care during bad weather

Northfield News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:26pm
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office responded to three personal injury crashes within a 30-minute period Wednesday morning along with a number of other calls of vehicles off the road. These crashes occurred after freezing rain passed through the county.
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SageGlass will invest another $14M in Faribault plant, add jobs

Northfield News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:45pm
SageGlass will invest an additional $14 million in its Faribault operations, city Community and Economic Development Director Deanna Kuennen announced Tuesday.
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Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Northfield News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:08am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging…
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Minn. lawmakers vow action on rising insulin costs

Northfield News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:49am
ST. PAUL — Alec Smith died less than a month after he fell off his parents’ health insurance plan because he could not foot the $1,300 bill to refill his insulin.
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Bridgewater Township considers becoming a city

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:41pm
Bridgewater Township has always been a little more city-like than most of its Rice County township peers, and in 2019, it might make that description official.
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New free legal clinic offers services otherwise out of reach to some residents

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:22pm
A new legal clinic in Northfield, initiated by community faith leaders, could prove a crucial resource for area residents with financial obstacles.
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Increases in property values likely mean rise in Dundas taxes

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:59pm
If it wasn’t for those pesky property value increases, residential property owners in Dundas might have seen decreases to their city taxes in 2019. Alas, most residential properties in the city are expected to increase in value by at least…
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School Board approves 4 percent levy increase, moves forward with building projects

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 3:30pm
There are still a few weeks left in 2018, but the Northfield School Board spent the year’s last meeting looking forward to 2019.
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Hold the salt to keep rivers and lakes cleaner this winter

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:10pm
Once a thick layer of ice covers our rivers and lakes, it’s easy to forget how our everyday actions can lead to cleaner or dirtier water in our region. In the Cannon River Watershed, the concentrations of many river pollutants…
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Email campaign helps save Humane Society funding

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:40am
A small but steadfast contingent broke out into applause at the end of Tuesday’s meeting, the group’s way of thanking the Board of Commissioners for continuing to fund Prairie’s Edge Humane Society into 2019.
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Judge commits man accused of rampage during peace gathering

Northfield News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 9:09am
A Northfield man accused of going on a drug-crazed rampage during an annual peace gathering in Superior National Forest has been committed to a treatment center.
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Hats With Heart project encourages community-building among young adults with autism

Northfield News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 5:00pm
A local knitting club, Hats With Heart, is spreading holiday cheer by keeping Northfielders warm this winter. At the same time, the group, made up of young adults on the autism spectrum, wants people to know that anyone can give…
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