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School officials say return to in-person instruction would pose challenges

Northfield News - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:19am
Northfield Public Schools officials say a return to in-person instruction this fall poses a number of logistical challenges.
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Rice County Area United Way awards $240,000 in grants to 27 local nonprofits

Northfield News - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 8:45am
<&firstgraph>Rice County Area United Way has awarded $240,000 in grants to 27 nonprofit and school-sponsored programs that promote youth success, foster healthier communities and assist people experiencing crisis and hardship.
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Just Food Co-Op breaks ground on 2,000-square-foot expansion project

Northfield News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:38pm
Just Food Co-Op is embarking on a 2,000-square-foot expansion project after years of moving toward the goal and recent delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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250 families receive food in Nfld. distribution

Northfield News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:39am
Two hundred and fifty local families received needed food on Friday, thanks to a food distribution event at Emmaus Church.
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New report shows disturbing increase in drug overdose deaths

Northfield News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 9:30am
A preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Health revealed a startling increase in drug overdose deaths, though the numbers in greater Minnesota were barely changed.
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Rice County opioid addiction prevention program seen as successful

Northfield News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 9:00am
A new program intended to reduce opioid addiction in Rice County is reportedly showing significant signs of progress.
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CAC: End of eviction moratorium could spell more homeless

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:45pm
Northfield Community Action Center employees are expressing concern that plans to lift the state’s eviction moratorium Monday could increase the number of homeless.
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Tim and Tami Little family recognized as 2020 Rice County Farm Family of the Year

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 1:40pm
<&firstgraph>The Tim and Tami Little family has been named Rice County’s “2020 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.
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AgVocate 'Farmer Kevin' leaves behind lasting impact on farm community, students

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 1:00pm
Children from area elementary schools knew him as “Farmer Kevin,” the man who visited their class to talk about soybeans, corn and pigs as well as farmers’ impact on the world.
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Lippert steps away from First UCC to focus on political work, reelection

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:30am
District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert stepped away from his role as Northfield First United Church of Christ senior minister earlier this year to focus on political work and seek reelection.
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COVID-19 pandemic highlights Minnesota's racial inequities

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 4:00pm
As COVID-19 cases continue to mount, both local and national statistics show that the impact of the pandemic is being felt particularly acutely among immigrants and people of color.
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With CARES Act funding decided, local officials look to divvy it up

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:30am
While local municipalities are just figuring out how to spend millions of dollars in one-time funding from the federal government, area school districts have already made plans for how they intend to spend their allocations.
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Low interest rates reduce Northfield bond issue by $400,000

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:32am
Low interest rates spurred by Federal Reserve action to stimulate the economy have reduced the interest of Northfield’s latest bond issue by $400,000.
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County board backs effort to reunite Webster Twp.

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:45am
Rice County’s Board of Commissioners has signaled its support for Webster Township’s effort to undo a decade-old quirk of court-ordered Congressional redistricting.
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Organizations look to remain open while maintaining social distancing

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 7:45pm
Northfield establishments are trying to safely remain open during COVID-19 while ensuring proper social distancing.
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Council opts to require face masks in public facilities

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 2:00pm
Masks will soon be required inside Northfield public facilities.
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Nfld. City Council considers raises for councilors, mayor

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 1:00pm
The Northfield City Council is considering 2.5% raises for councilors and the mayor in 2021 and 2022.
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Council opts to require face masks in public facilities

Northfield News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 9:36pm
Masks will soon be required inside Northfield public facilities.
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