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CenturyLink fault causes 9 counties to lose 911 services

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 4:30pm
Cellphones throughout southern Minnesota were sent an emergency alert late Sunday night. While these alerts in the past have been used to notify the community of missing children and escaped inmates, this weekend it was used to warn residents who…
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Later school start time off the table for 2020-21

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 3:00pm
Northfield middle and high schoolers who though they might be able to sleep later next school year: forget about it.
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Dinner and dessert, silent auctions make fundraiser the hottest ticket in town

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 2:30pm
Ruth’s House of Hope holds its biggest and most beloved fundraiser in a matter of weeks. But you’ll need to act fast if you want to get a ticket.
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Cannon River canoe/kayak access point coming this summer

Northfield News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 1:42pm
Canoers and kayakers will soon have a safer place to get their watercraft out of the Cannon River.
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Solar farm planned for St. Olaf College land

Northfield News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:42am
Plans are in place for a solar garden of up to 1 megawatt on St. Olaf College land in northwest Northfield.
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Snowplows ready as Winter Storm Warning issued for SE Minn.

Northfield News - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 3:52pm
MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Friday through the weekend when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Low enrollment has officials touting region's emergency alert system

Northfield News - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 1:30pm
Local public safety officials are strongly encouraging Rice County residents to sign up for the Everbridge emergency alert system, saying that it provides a unique resource to help a person keep them and their family safe.
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Carleton on track to complete $41.9 million geothermal project

Northfield News - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:18am
Carleton College is on track to complete a $41.9 million geothermal energy project next year in its pursuit of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
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$2 billion Walz-backed bonding bill includes Faribault, Northfield projects

Northfield News - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 4:45pm
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a bonding bill of just over $2 billion, in hopes of addressing what he says are a significant backlog of projects throughout the state.
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Strong turnout expected for presidential primary, early voting begins Friday

Northfield News - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:15am
With early voting set to start Friday, election officials in Rice County and across the state are gearing up for the first presidential primary the state has seen since 1992.
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2 GOP women join race to unseat Democratic Rep. Angie Craig

Northfield News - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:41am
Two Republican women joined the race for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig on Thursday, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former state representative.
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Apple Valley woman announces candidacy to unseat Craig

Northfield News - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:19am
An Apple Valley woman has become the third Republican to announce her candidacy to replace incumbent Second Congressional District Rep. Angie Craig, DFL-Minnesota.
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Marty Benson recognized as 2020 Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Northfield News - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 4:32pm
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is pleased to name Marty Benson of Community Resource Bank its 2020 Ambassador of the Year. The award recognizes a Chamber Ambassador who has been especially active promoting the chamber, it’s business…
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Board helps farmers improve water quality while making the most of their land

Northfield News - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:15pm
Rice County’s Soil and Water Conservation District emerged out of programs established back in the 1930s and has been incorporated in its current form for more than 75 years. Still, many Minnesotans aren’t quite sure exactly what the board does.
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