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Bridgewater Twp. Board wants to increase its numbers

Northfield News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:15pm
The Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors is looking to increase the number of board members from three to five.
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Charter Commission members seek to change Hospital Board appointing process

Northfield News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:00am
Two members of the Northfield Charter Commission are seeking to shift the Hospital Board appointment process away from the mayor.
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Keep the leaves out of rivers and lakes

Northfield News - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 1:15pm
Autumn, otherwise known as fall, is the most dramatic time of year. The leaves are turning scarlet, yellow and orange and are dropping from the trees. It’s a beautiful display! The air smells of pumpkin soup and apple cider, we…
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District working to recognize, combat implicit bias

Northfield News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 5:18pm
Northfield Public Schools is employing a multi-pronged approach to tackle implicit bias.
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New partnership brings together ag, conservation, economics to help improve water quality

Northfield News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:00am
The Cannon River Agricultural Collaborative is a new and unique public-private-nonprofit collaborative that envisions prosperous farms, healthy soils, clean water, a thriving agricultural system and vibrant communities in the Cannon River watershed.
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Celebration of Minnesota musicians returns to town with Caravan du Nord

Northfield News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 3:45pm
Minnesota musicians tour six communities in the southern region of the state this month, and Faribault is fortunate enough to be included in this ninth annual Caravan du Nord event.
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ARTour to feature local artists this weekend

Northfield News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 3:00pm
With more than 40 local artists stationed at 18 locations in and around Northfield and Faribault, this weekend’s ARTour will feature everything from ceramics, glasswork and painting to pottery, bookmaking and woodwork.
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Nonpartisan group urges county board to find ways to cut fossil fuel use

Northfield News - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 2:46pm
Reducing the use of fossil fuel and emissions, no matter where you stand on climate change, is everyone's responsibility. And while not every change will be monumental, each of us — including local governments — need to take steps to…
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CENTURY FARMS: Anthonys feel responsibility, pride in keeping 150-year-old farm going

Northfield News - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 2:42pm
More than 150 years ago, a pregnant woman and her husband did something that probably wouldn't be advised under the best of conditions today.
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Two local men charged with meth sale, other drug violations

Northfield News - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 4:50pm
Two local men who reportedly possessed meth, marijuana and other drugs in a vehicle have both been charged with felonies in Rice County District Court.
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Bike lane being considered for College St. project

Northfield News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 5:00pm
A possible bike lane on College Street and a planned bumpout analysis of the more than a dozen stretches of Northfield streets set for work next year are fueling nearly $81,500 in additional project costs.
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CENTURY FARMS: 150 years later, Eckberg family farm remains integrated with Bernadotte history

Northfield News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 4:49pm
The historic Eckberg family farm dates back to when the Bernadotte Township was first founded in 1869. 150 years after its establishment, the now 130-acre farm has stood as the home for five generations of Eckbergs and was at the…
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Hy-Vee reports findings in data breach investigation

Northfield News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 3:41pm
Hy-Vee, in a Thursday press release, provided additional information about the payment card incident first reported Aug. 14. This following information further explains the incident, the measures the company have taken, and some steps customers can take in response.
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Superintendent discusses successes, challenges in address to leaders

Northfield News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 3:14pm
Northfield Public Schools Superintendent Matt Hillmann discussed achievements and challenges his district has faced within the last year on Monday during an address given to local officials.
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Legion flag to fly all month in honor of Last Man's Club

Northfield News - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 9:30am
During the month of October, the American Legion is flying the American flag in honor and recognition of the VFW Last Man’s Club, World War I, World War II and Korea.
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Council grapples with expansion of building inspection program

Northfield News - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 5:00pm
Of the 158 downtown buildings the city has attempted to inspect, 102 had fire and/or safety code violations, an average of about 2 per building, according to a report given to the City Council Tuesday.
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Faribault looks to take a cue from Shakopee in business/education partnership

Northfield News - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 3:15pm
Before coming to Faribault Public Schools as the director of teaching and learning, Ryan Krominga spent three years in Shakopee serving as a curriculum coordinator. On Wednesday, he returned with a group of 15 Faribault industry and education leaders to…
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