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Perennial grain crop – Kernza – connects local farmers and brewers

Northfield News - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:30am
One downside of our current production of grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oat, and barley is that these crops are annual crops, meaning that they need to be planted each year. This also means that many of the…
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Consultants recommend 3 additional officers for Northfield PD

Northfield News - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 9:40am
An outside consulting group is recommending the Northfield Police Department hire three officers to help correct insufficient staffing levels and the associated risks that poses.
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Sheriff's deputy sued over 'racist' tweets

Northfield News - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:59pm
RICE COUNTY — The Star Tribune is reporting that Diamond Reynolds, who livestreamed the aftermath of the July 2016 officer-involved shooting death of her boyfriend, is suing a Rice County deputy for defamation.
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Sheriff's deputy sued over 'racist' tweets

Northfield News - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:59pm
The Star Tribune is reporting that Diamond Reynolds, who livestreamed the aftermath of the July 2016 officer-involved shooting death of her boyfriend, is suing a Rice County deputy for defamation.
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$5 million gift enables more students to receive Carleton education

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 4:14pm
A $5 million gift from David Ignat ’63 and Eleanor Ignat will help make a Carleton education possible for first-generation and low-income students while challenging other donors to follow suit.
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Kenyon Republican announces run to unseat Angie Craig

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:30pm
A Kenyon Republican has announced his candidacy to challenge Angie Craig next year in the 2nd Congressional District race.
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500 more streams, lakes fail to meet water quality standards

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:20pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, announced the proposed addition of 581 new bodies of water to the list of streams and lakes that do not meet state water quality standards. Two, including Fox Lake southwest…
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Faribault man charged after alleged rape

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:38pm
A Faribault man who allegedly raped a woman he knew Sunday was charged with two felonies on Tuesday in Rice County District Court.
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Northfield farmer uses grant to test precision ag services

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:30pm
Sam Peterson’s farm in Northfield includes a variety of soil types, with sand, loam and clay all represented on his acres.
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2 more DFLers announce they're running for Minn. Senate seat

Northfield News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:39pm
Two more DFLers, including a veteran Northfield city councilor, have announced they’ll seek their party’s endorsement in a bid to unseat first-term state seantor, Rich Draheim.
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Council approves $4.22 million project, will include new bike lanes

Northfield News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:53am
The Northfield City Council on Nov. 5 approved a feasibility report for a $4.22 million road repair project, which will include installing bike lanes on three new stretches of city roadway.
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Commission struggles in early going to find health and human services savings

Northfield News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:31pm
The task: find $100 million in savings in state health spending.
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Veterans recognized in Veterans Day event

Northfield News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:12pm
Northfield area veterans were given thanks for their service on Veterans Day in the form of patriotic songs and passages at Bridgewater Elementary School.
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In wake of recent storms, event offers chance to prepare for next natural disaster

Northfield News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 6:45am
Southern Minnesota has seen tornadoes, flooding and severe winter storms in the past couple years — and an event taking place Tuesday night aims to get residents better prepared for the next emergency.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial needs missing photos to complete ‘Wall of Faces’ project

Northfield News - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 3:47pm
As we commemorate Veterans Day, I would like to share two very important numbers with you: 58,276 and 405.
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Nerstrand Meats recalls beef and turkey strips

Northfield News - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 2:32pm
Nerstrand Meats and Catering is voluntarily recalling three jerky-style meat products that may have become adulterated due to improper processing. Minnesota Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the processing deviation during a routine inspection.
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