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Director: Faribault's higher number of COVID-19 cases due to employer screening

Northfield News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 2:30pm
Rice County has nearly five times the number of coronavirus cases it did two weeks ago. But that doesn’t surprise Deb Purfeerst.
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Honors Art students to be recognized in show

Northfield News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 8:54am
Northfield High School Honors Art students will still be recognized in an approximately two-week art show beginning Friday through June 6.
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Bill will help banks tackle elder financial abuse

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 3:49pm
Last week, Minnesota’s legislature overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by local Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, to crack down on the growing issue of elder financial abuse.
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Charges: Man overdosed while driving on interstate

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
A Prior Lake man who allegedly overdosed last week while driving on I-35 has been charged with several felonies in Rice County District Court.
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Online-only ceremony planned for Memorial Day

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:39am
Northfielders will have the chance to view the annual Memorial Day address online Monday.
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Mayor strikes hopeful tone in annual State of City address

Northfield News - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 12:15pm
After a COVID-19 induced delay in the mayor’s annual State of the City speech, Rhonda Pownell delivered a hopeful online address Friday night.
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Draft plan seeks to improve diversity of job candidates, employees

Northfield News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 4:39pm
A draft Racial Equity Plan includes revisions to the city of Northfield’s hiring process, which officials hope will lead to a greater number of minority candidates for employment and therefore employees
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Local legislators secure farm mediation extension

Northfield News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:45am
With the legislative session winding down, two local legislators played a key role in helping to secure assistance for farmers struggling to stay afloat amid severe economic challenges.
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Add'l supervisor recommended after problems at city's waste water treatment plant

Northfield News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 5:00pm
A consultant is recommending the city hire an additional wastewater treatment plant supervisor to accommodate the facility’s size and better document maintenance procedures following a series of incidents within the last 2½ years.
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Board of 5: Bridgewater Twp. elects 2 new supervisors

Northfield News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 4:33pm
Bridgewater Township successfully held the first election in Rice County of the coronavirus era on Tuesday, electing two new members to its Board of Supervisors.
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Add'l supervisor recommended after problems at city's waste water treatment plant

Northfield News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 4:15pm
A consultant is recommending the city hire an additional wastewater treatment plant supervisor to accommodate the facility’s size and better document maintenance procedures following a series of incidents within the last 2½ years.
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Survey: Majority of middle, high schoolers adjusted to distance learning after difficulty

Northfield News - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 7:30pm
A majority of Northfield Middle and High School students say they’ve adjusted to distance learning after experiencing difficulty.
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Hundreds honor first responders in flyover

Northfield News - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 3:33pm
Hundreds of cars lined the streets surrounding Northfield Hospital and Clinics May12 afternoon as two fighter jets flew through the sky in recognition of the health care workers and other essential employees working in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Elevated levels of mineral in water has city recommending filtration for residents

Northfield News - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 7:56pm
A recent study reportedly found elevated levels of manganese in three of the city’s five operational wells.
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Northfield, New Prague earn flyover honoring those on COVID-19 frontlines

Northfield News - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 7:13am
The Minnesota National Guard along with the 934th Air Wing of the Air Force Reserve will conduct additional statewide flyovers Wednesday in recognition of those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response as part of Operation American Resolve.
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Northfield's live-in firefighter ends 47-year career

Northfield News - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 5:45am
Mike Kruse is retiring after 47 years of braving fire and smoke for Northfield Area Fire Rescue Services, ending a venerated firefighting career.
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NHS junior combines talent with dedication to inspire others

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 5:45pm
Talent without dedication is seen as a waste.
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Rice County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 12:56pm
The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Monday that a second Rice County resident has died due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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APG offers free crisis marketing, reboot strategies seminar for area business owners

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:27am
With so many daily uncertainties, business owners are asking themselves tough business questions — especially with regard to survival, cash flow and marketing.
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Northfield police advise caution after numerous break-ins reported

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:50am
Northfield police recommend residents lock their vehicles and homes after numerous reported incidents of vehicle and home break-ins over the last several weeks.
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