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Directors use community foundation as conduit for relationships

Northfield News - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 12:30pm
It’s hard to imagine now, but as summer 2019 turned to fall, over 1,000 community members gathered together to share a meal along Division Street. Easier to imagine is the effort it took to coordinate hundreds of volunteers, find food…
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Mayoral candidates offer starkly different opinions on major issues

Northfield News - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 9:07am
The two candidates for Northfield mayor offered starkly different opinions on major city initiatives Saturday during a virtual debate.
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Council candidates: Development should come on existing city land

Northfield News - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 3:16pm
Saturday’s Northfield City Council debates focused on the possible financial impacts of COVID-19 and the need for the officials to utilize existing land to spark economic growth.
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Local luthier driven by love of learning and making

Northfield News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 10:27pm
Ann Iijima has the kind of resume that, at first glance, looks like it would take multiple lifetimes to cover.
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Rice County preliminary levy likely to raise most tax bills

Northfield News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 1:36pm
Though the overall rate may remain much the same, rising property values seem likely to lead to a levy increase for Rice County in 2021.
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Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has 'mild symptoms'

Northfield News - Fri, 10/02/2020 - 7:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump was suffering "mild symptoms" of COVID-19, making the stunning announcement after he returned from an evening fundraiser without telling the crowd he had been exposed to an aide…
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School Board approves 2.25% prelim. levy increase

Northfield News - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 5:20pm
The Northfield School Board approved a preliminary tax levy with an inflationary 2.25% increase.
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Data shows 2019 statewide increase in crime, but not locally

Northfield News - Thu, 10/01/2020 - 4:34pm
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows a clear increase in crime across the board, bucking a more hopeful trend seen over the last several decades. But locally the numbers are far better.
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Wellbrock a photography fixture at Northfield athletic events

Northfield News - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 6:37pm
Sometimes a simple hobby can snowball.
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Rice County Jail, Annex scrutinized over high cost of inmate calls

Northfield News - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 5:15pm
Rice County jails are facing scrutiny after being named in a Federal Communications Commission report for charging inmates for phone calls in excess of recommended guidelines.
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Consultant: Delayed procedures could worsen patients' future health

Northfield News - Wed, 09/30/2020 - 9:45am
As concern over the medical impacts posed by COVID-19 continue, a nationally known health care consultant is sounding the alarm that the decision by many patients to delay surgeries could jeopardize public health in the years to come.
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Northfield resident enjoys fielding calls, wearing many hats as Dundas city administrator

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 5:45pm
When Jenelle Teppen arrived in Dundas as city administrator in 2019, she brought with her over two decades of experience in local government — much of it from right here in southern Minnesota.
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Board pushes ahead with policy that would change school names

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 4:30pm
The Northfield School Board is moving to rename Sibley Elementary School as part of a broader policy change that would ban the naming district buildings after individuals.
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Minn. Senate District 58: Where do the candidates stand?

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 3:45pm
If elected, what is your top priority for the 2021 Legislature? Why are you running for office?
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Minn. House District 20B: Where do the candidates stand?

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:00pm
If elected, what is your top priority for the 2021 Legislature? Why are you running for office?
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911 outage in Rice, Steele counties part of multi-state failure

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:15am
The 911 outage residents of Rice and Steele counties experienced Monday afternoon was part of an outage that impacted multiple states, according to the Rice/Steele 911 Center administrator.
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Nerstrand opens new fire station

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 9:31pm
Nerstrand celebrated the opening of the city’s new fire station Sunday with a socially distanced open house.
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Market Fair organizers plan in-person celebration, continue contract talks

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 7:43pm
Riverwalk Market Fair organizers are planning an Oct. 10 in-person celebration as contract negotiations between the Fair Board and Northfield Economic Development Authority continue.
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