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After concerns they'd be eliminated, compromise struck on civil forfeitures

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:00am
After years of debate, reforms to Minnesota’s civil forfeiture laws passed the Minnesota House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee unanimously, getting broad support from advocacy groups.
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Body found in farmer's field identified

Northfield News - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 8:02am
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the body found last week in a rural Rice County field as Manuel Ramirez, 36, of Kenyon.
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Pandemic-induced revenue losses stack up for Gustavus, South Central

Northfield News - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:27pm
As coronavirus continues to spread, Minnesota’s public colleges and universities have been forced to adjust to serve students while maintaining financial viability.
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Submit your 2020 high school graduate's information today

Northfield News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 6:00pm
The Northfield News will again publish its annual special section featuring area high school graduates. But this year there’s something new.
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New bill could boost veterans services across Minnesota

Northfield News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 3:39pm
Elderly veterans across the state and their caretakers could soon get assistance if the Minnesota legislature enacts a bill sponsored by Rep. Todd Lippert, DFL-Northfield.
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Council OKs refunds for liquor license holders sidelined by COVID-19

Northfield News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 2:00pm
<&firstgraph>Northfield city councilors on Tuesday night approved prorated refunds for liquor license holders sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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County office building renovation project comes in under budget

Northfield News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:30pm
Even before breaking ground, architects hired to oversee the expansion of Rice County’s Government Services Building told county leaders that the project would be under budget.
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Human remains found in Rice County field

Northfield News - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 8:26am
A farmer planting beans in his field at the curve on Kane Trail and Lamb Ave southeast of Northfield Thursday discovered human remains, according to law enforcement officials.
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Pair of elections bills could make major changes in how we vote

Northfield News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 4:03pm
With the coronavirus pandemic likely to extend well into the summer and fall, the state legislature is examining ways to help local election authorities deal with unprecedented challenges.
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Three Links employee tests positive for coronavirus

Northfield News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 3:44pm
Three Links was notified Tuesday of an employee who had tested positive for COVID-19.
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Mayo adds 2nd cancer-treating accelerator at Northfield center

Northfield News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 3:15pm
Northfielders and others from the region who are battling cancer now have a greater chance of being treated closer to home thanks to an additional machine recently installed by Mayo Clinic.
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Rice, Steele see uptick in COVID-19 cases with 27 more since Wednesday

Northfield News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 10:55am
Rice and Steele counties, like the state of Minnesota, have again seen a steep rise in COVID-19 cases.
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Nelson to retire as police chief in July

Northfield News - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 10:53am
Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson announced on Tuesday he plans to retire after a nearly 25 year run in Northfield.
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Northfield police officer, resident injured in crash

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 8:11pm
Two people, including a Northfield police officer, were injured May 6 in a crash involving a police squad car at the intersection of Highway 3 and Jefferson Parkway.
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Officials: COVID-19 will cost Northfield more than $1 million

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 3:02pm
Northfield officials believe budget reserves will be needed to combat a potential revenue loss of more than $1 million through next year as the city continues to face the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Retirement community residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:57pm
Two residents of a Northfield assisted living facility have recovered after testing positive for the coronavirus three weeks ago.
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NHS cancels in-person graduation, to host online ceremony

Northfield News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 8:48pm
The 2020 Northfield High School graduation ceremony will be held for students and their families online May 31.
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COVID-19 fears keeping patients needing care away from ERs

Northfield News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 1:19pm
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, local emergency physicians are raising concerns that Minnesotans are taking advice to stay home a bit too literally and foregoing necessary medical care.
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CAC Food Shelf receives more than 3¼ tons of food in mass donation

Northfield News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 12:00pm
A food drive for the Community Action Food Shelf on Sunday netted more than 6,600 pounds of food from more than 140 cars/bikers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Infectious disease experts: COVID-19 dangers make social distancing still necessary

Northfield News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 9:30am
To infectious disease experts, despite increasing calls to reopen the economy from many across the country, the dangers of COVID-19 make continued social distancing necessary.
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