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District's decision to bar outside groups from using facilities draws backlash

Northfield News - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:30am
The Northfield schools’ decision not to allow a local swim club and other non-district organizations to use district facilities is drawing criticism from local swimmers and their families.
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COVID-19 cancellations reduce lodging revenue, available tourism dollars

Northfield News - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:44am
Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau revenue dropped 46% in the first eight months of this year due to a spate of cancelled events and continued consumer caution amid COVID-19.
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Biden in northeast Minnesota: 'All Trump sees from Park Avenue is Wall Street'

Northfield News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 12:20pm
HERMANTOWN, St. Louis County — Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to rally the support of a crucial voter bloc here Friday that could be decisive in the all-important Upper Midwest: Trades unions.
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Unbeknownst to Trump during his lengthy speech in Bemidji, history pivots

Northfield News - Sun, 09/20/2020 - 11:50am
BEMIDJI — During President Trump’s rambling two hour speech in an airport hangar here in which he praised confederate general Robert E. Lee, bemoaned his own fate of having to make speeches in places like Bemidji, Minn., and played the…
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Who's running in 2020? Find out here

Northfield News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 8:30pm
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Environmental subcommittee calls for creation of carbon reduction fund

Northfield News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 1:11pm
Northfield’s Environmental Quality Commission is seeking council approval for the formation of a publicly and privately funded fund to help ensure the city is carbon neutral by 2040.
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Ottings selected for 2020 Forest Stewardship Award for Rice County

Northfield News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:51pm
The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District has selected Paul and Mary Otting as the 2020 Forest Stewardship Award winners for Rice County.
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COVID-19 posing challenges, opportunities for local authors

Northfield News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:08pm
Societal shifts created by COVID-19 are posing both challenges and possibilities for local authors.
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Voting open for presidential, state and local elections

Northfield News - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:15am
With everything from president to school board on the ballot, November’s election could hardly have higher stakes — and it’s now less than 50 days away.
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Organizers raise nearly $3,400 for CAC, Minneapolis church

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:00pm
Jessi Labenski knew she wanted to help.
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School districts turn to CARES Act to offset MSHSL's large fee increases

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:45pm
The Minnesota State High School League has taken a hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving member schools to deal with the consequences.
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River clean up for community, connection and conservation

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:45pm
As people look for a safe way to have some fun during a pandemic, many are turning to outdoor recreation.
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Republicans hoping Kistner can flip Craig seat in 2nd District

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:27am
For many politicians, campaigning amid the coronavirus pandemic is nothing like it’s ever been.
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City officials seek federal grants to curb downtown flooding

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:24am
Northfield officials say flooding remains a constant threat for businesses and parks nestled along the downtown Riverfront corridor.
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Consultant: $3.8 million investment would help city meet climate goal

Northfield News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 3:45pm
A consulting firm is recommending the city invest more than $3.8 million in the coming years to install solar panels at public facilities with the goal of ensuring 20% of the city’s energy is achieved through on-site solar by 2040.
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'Yellow Ribbon' chapters organize care package drive for deployed soldiers

Northfield News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 1:00pm
Minnesotans deployed from the Second Battalion, 135th Infantry to the Horn of Africa will receive care packages of toiletries, protein drinks and gym equipment next month.
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While looking to cut expenses, council OKs initial 2021 levy hike

Northfield News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 9:57pm
A $10.82 million preliminary 2021 levy OK’d by the Northfield City Council would increase property taxes by about $75 per year on a residential property valued at a $250,000.
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Dundas council approves nearly 12% prelim. levy increase

Northfield News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 9:04pm
The Dundas City Council on Sept. 14 approved a nearly 12% preliminary increase in the 2021 tax levy to account for various projects slated within the next year.
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Man charged with stealing a vehicle to replace other illegally taken

Northfield News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 3:03pm
A Northfield man who allegedly stole a vehicle last month after another one he had taken began to run out of gas has been charged with one felony count in Le Sueur County District Court.
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NMS principal: Improvements planned after increased Fs during distance learning

Northfield News - Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:10pm
More than 100 Northfield seventh and eighth graders failed at least one course during last spring’s distance learning period, and nearly 50% of failing grades came from students of color.
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