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Rice Co. business assistance applications now available

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 4:17pm
After working out a few remaining details at a Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting, Rice County released application forms for its latest round of business assistance on Friday. The county received about $1.3 million to distribute.
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Rice Co. business assistance applications now available

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 4:17pm
After working out a few remaining details at a Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting, Rice County released application forms for its latest round of business assistance on Friday. The county received about $1.3 million to distribute.
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First Somali-American appointed to serve on city of Northfield board

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 3:36pm
The Northfield City Council appointed a number of young professionals to boards and commissions earlier this month, including a man believed to be the first Somali-American to serve on the Human Rights Commission.
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To keep students in school, educators' unions urge community health precautions

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 2:00pm
As Minnesota sees a loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in bars, restaurants and gyms, a number of local districts have been transitioning into in-person and hybrid learning.
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New solar garden to be constructed for Rice, Steele residents

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:25pm
There are more than 5,800 solar installations in Minnesota and by this spring, the Northfield Community Solar Garden will be added to that growing number.
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COVID vaccine rollout continues: Update on local, state status

Northfield News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:07am
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Northfield Hospital + Clinics is working in coordination with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) plus regional and local Public Health to help vaccinate people in the first phase (Phase 1a) of the state’s priority list.…
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500 COVID-19 vaccinations expected in Rice County by end of week

Northfield News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 5:14pm
Public health leaders say 500 COVID-19 vaccinations will have been given by the end of this week in Rice County as local officials seek to vaccinate more emergency workers and the federal government quickens the rollout pace.
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Bridgewater looks to develop township's southwest corner

Northfield News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 2:45pm
After years of talks with potential stakeholders, Bridgewater Township could finally be moving ahead with plans to bring in an industry to the coveted I-35 corridor.
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Northfield plans to spend more than $540,000 to upgrade City Hall

Northfield News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 1:33pm
The city of Northfield is planning to spend more than $540,000 in repairs/upgrades at City Hall.
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Council to weigh support for state, federal climate initiatives

Northfield News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 9:31am
The Northfield City Council is set to discuss whether to throw its support behind a couple of climate initiatives over the coming weeks. Doing so would signal the importance of the goals in helping Northfield achieve carbon-neutral energy by 2040.
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Area man watched as protest turned to riot at Capitol

Northfield News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 6:15pm
He felt passion. He felt empowered. He felt his voice was being heard.
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Anticipating settlement with former inmates, County OKs agreement with ex-jailer

Northfield News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 2:29pm
With an apparent settlement on the horizon, the Rice County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement that could absolve the county of any responsibility for a former jailer’s legal fees.
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Still facing 33 felonies, Rice County man's theft, perjury convictions upheld

Northfield News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 2:00pm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Faribault man placed on probation in 2017 after a Rice County jury convicted him of perjury and receiving stolen property in connection with the theft of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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With indoor recreation off the table, ice fishing surges

Northfield News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:15am
Over the last several years, the popularity of ice fishing has steadily risen as Minnesotans look to get back to nature. Now that COVID-19 has put a damper on so many recreational opportunities, southern Minnesota lakes are likely to be…
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Despite 2020's challenges, food trucks persevere

Northfield News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 4:23pm
Despite facing a unique set of economic pressures, southern Minnesota’s growing fleet of food trucks persevered through 2020 — and now, they’re looking forward to growth and new opportunities in 2021.
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What's next for Northfield, Dundas in 2021

Northfield News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 3:00pm
Though local officials have a list of priorities on their 2021 agendas, the No. 1 issue on their minds continues to be the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Northfield shares invites residents to grab a bite and see the show

Northfield News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:41am
Looking to celebrate artists and musicians in Northfield while supporting local food delivery services and restaurants, Northfield Shares developed an event to bring families together for an evening of entertainment from the comfort of their homes.
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COVID-19 vaccinations begin next week for Northfield Public Schools employees

Northfield News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:28pm
Northfield Public Schools nurses, service providers who are in close contact with students and personal care attendants will begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations next week, shortly after K-2 students return to in-person instruction.
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Additional theft charges imposed on man linked to Rice County crash

Northfield News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:31pm
An Owatonna man who was charged last week with burglary has been served additional felony charges, according to court documents.
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Northfielder gives birth to first baby of the year at NH+C

Northfield News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 5:30pm
A Northfield couple who had been anticipating the arrival of their second child became the first to deliver a baby in 2021 at Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
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