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As calendar turns to 2021, needs increase for struggling Rice County families

Northfield News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 3:34pm
As the pandemic drags into a new year, the economic fallout that has hit lo- income families across Rice County especially hard is showing no signs of subsiding.
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Police warn of counterfeit meds following overdose deaths

Northfield News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 3:29pm
Local law enforcement are investigating the weekend deaths of two Faribault residents believed to have overdosed on counterfeit painkillers.
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Sixth MCF-Faribault inmate dies from COVID complications

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:28pm
A 57-year-old man is the sixth person incarcerated at MCF-Faribault to die after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis.
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Sixth MCF-Faribault inmate dies from COVID complications

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:28pm
A 57-year-old man is the sixth person incarcerated at MCF-Faribault to die after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis.
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Slow progress expected to continue for Mill Towns Trail

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 5:30pm
After years of hard work and slow progress, local advocates for a proposed trail that would provide a crucial link in southern Minnesota’s trail network are optimistic that significant progress could be made in 2021.
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Citing health issues, longtime Dakota County attorney announces retirement

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 2:49pm
Dakota County Attorney James C. Backstrom announced Friday that he plans to retire in late February after 33 years in the role due to health reasons.
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Northfield Hospital + Clinics eases hospital visitor restrictions

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 2:34pm
Starting Monday, Jan. 11, Northfield Hospital + Clinics is allowing some visitors to the hospital as part of adjusting its COVID-19 restrictions. A press release states this expansion, however, could be reversed if there is an increase in positive COVID-19…
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Change to Rice County zoning rules could boost local businesses

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 2:04pm
Now that it’s secured the backing of the Rice County Planning Commission, an amendment to the zoning ordinance could pave the way for one small business to thrive — and possibly more to follow.
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Chamber announces 2021 Business, Businessperson and Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Northfield News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:13am
2021 Business of the Year — Capital Construction:
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Local Master Gardeners: not too early to start planning for spring

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 5:30pm
Even as we enter the depths of winter, local gardeners say it’s not at all too early to be planning ahead for what delicious vegetables or beautiful flowers you could grow this year.
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Court finds Alibi Drinkery in contempt, imposes $3K/day fine

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 5:00pm
Alibi Drinkery, the Lakeville bar and restaurant that has opened in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz’s statewide ban on indoor food and drink service, was found in contempt Jan. 5 in Dakota County District Court for willfully violating a Dec.…
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Fire chief, sheriff among Rice County's first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 4:32pm
Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and 48 others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 30.
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Felony charge leveled against Northfield man in strangulation

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:32pm
A felony charge has been leveled against a Northfield man who allegedly strangled someone he knew Monday in a Northfield apartment.
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Craig, other House members had to be evacuated after protesters stormed the Capitol

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 1:52pm
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Eagan, along with other lawmakers certifying the Electoral College on the floor of the House had to be evacuated Wednesday from the chamber after people attending a rally in support of President Donald Trump stormed the…
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What you need to know about the reopening of Minnesota bars and restaurants

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:47am
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, Jan. 6 that he will allow bars and restaurants to serve indoors at half capacity starting Monday, Jan. 11, a decision made as state health officials report the spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Minnesota…
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Introducing the History Hideout at the Museum

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 11:32am
The Northfield Historical Society recently announced a new opportunity to engage with history for area families: the History Hideout.
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GALLERY: Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

Northfield News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 7:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner before dawn Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a stunning attempt to overturn the election, undercut…
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CVB lodging tax revenue drops 62% in 2020 due to COVID-19

Northfield News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 6:00pm
The Northfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is grappling with a sharp drop in lodging tax revenue last year caused by COVID-19 and is relying on a regional partnership to help with that loss.
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GALLERY: Explosive device found near Capitol amid protest

Northfield News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local):
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