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Southbound I-35 concrete repairs Elko New Market to Faribault begin Friday

Northfield News - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 3:02pm
Southbound Interstate 35 motorists between Elko New Market and Faribault are likely to experience traffic delays beginning Friday, Oct. 4 when concrete pavement repairs begin on that direction of the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Subsidy granted for market rate apartment complex in downtown

Northfield News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 8:52pm
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday approved subsidizing the planned 79-unit market rate apartment complex in downtown Northfield.
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Fisher named regional president of APG Media of Southern Minnesota

Northfield News - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 5:45pm
Adams Publishing Group, the parent company of the Northfield News and its sister papers in the region, has announced the appointment of Steve Fisher as the regional president of APG Media of Southern Minnesota.
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Worker shortage sparks Minnesota businesses to think outside of the box

Northfield News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 2:04pm
A manufacturer of commercial heating and air conditioning units in Faribault is so hard-pressed to fill jobs at the booming company that it is considering busing workers from the metro area to its facilities 40 miles south.
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Makers move toward February makerspace opening

Northfield News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:15am
The Cannon Valley Makers group is growing closer to opening a space of its own.
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Commission looks to increase minority participation on boards

Northfield News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 4:15pm
The Human Rights Commission is aiming to have minority membership on Northfield boards and commissions reflect the city’s demographic. Currently, 11.2% of the city’s population are minorities.
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Unique outdoor walking play links Shattuck, Carleton College

Northfield News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 4:00pm
An upcoming local theatrical production may attract individuals who prefer moving around outside to sitting indoors for long intervals.
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GALLERY: RAIDER PRIDE: NHS students celebrate homecoming in style

Northfield News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 3:52pm
Northfield High School was enveloped in school pride Friday as students marked homecoming week with an hour-long pep rally in the school gymnasium. The list of fall school sports and other activities available for students was read aloud.
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Northfield police arrest woman who had loaded handgun, ecstasy pills

Northfield News - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 3:13pm
Northfield police arrested a woman Wednesday on a traffic stop who allegedly had a loaded handgun and ecstasy pills.
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Don’t ‘suck it up’ but talk it out: First responders get help for trauma

Northfield News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 5:00pm
In recent years, increased focus has been paid to the mental health of military members and first responders. In large part due to the stress of the job, peace officers have higher rates of heart disease and suicide and a…
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11th Annual Cannon River Watershed CleanUP a success, despite weather

Northfield News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 10:00am
“You know you have people committed to cleaning up our rivers and lakes when they come out to pick up litter in a rainstorm.” said Cannon River Watershed Partnership Executive Director Kristi Pursell.
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Fire atop county offices limited to rooftop

Northfield News - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 7:59am
An overnight fire at Rice County's Government Services Building was likely blunted by a police officer who noticed flames coming from the Faribault building's rooftop.
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Lawsuit: City negligence caused sidewalk fall, injuries

Northfield News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 3:40pm
The city of Northfield is being sued for more than $50,000 by a resident who alleges a defect in a stretch of city sidewalk caused her to trip and fall, and sustain multiple broken and dislocated bones.
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Love of the land: Beckers named county's 2019 outstanding conservationists

Northfield News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 1:00pm
The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District selected John and Debbie Becker of rural Dundas as the 2019 Outstanding Conservationists for Rice County.
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Four charged in Greenvale Twp. home invasion

Northfield News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 9:31am
Four people who allegedly burglarized a Greenvale Township home on Saturday night were charged Tuesday in Dakota County District Court.
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Northfield Shares announces resignation of executive director

Northfield News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 6:00am
Northfield Shares announced Wednesday that Mike Krance, the organization’s first executive director is stepping down from the position he held for two-and-one-half years.
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Officers' de-escalation training provides strategies to calm crises

Northfield News - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 5:00pm
More than two dozen Rice County law enforcement officers and first responders now have tools they need to help defuse the wide variety of tense situations they now encounter on a near-daily basis.
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