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Council to consider mask mandate; Pursell announces candidacy; NH+C greatly tightens visitor restrictions

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:02pm
The Northfield City Council will meet tomorrow night in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and among the several items on the agenda, the council will consider an emergency mask mandate for all public indoor spaces.  Last week, City Councilor Jami Reister sent a letter to Mayor Rhonda Pownell, City Administrator Ben Martig and Police

City creates public survey as it considers emergency mask mandate in indoor public spaces

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 10:21am
The City of Northfield is considering an emergency mask mandate for all indoor public spaces. A Google survey has ben created to ask for public input. Please fill out the survey before noon, Monday, January 17th. The City Council will debate and vote on the mandate at their regular meeting on Tuesday night. To find

Raider Wrap with Jimmy LeRue and AJ Reisetter 1-15-22

Sat, 01/15/2022 - 11:25am
We go skiing on todays program with Alpine Head Coach Tracy Clossen. AJ kicks off the program with the Raider Score board with all the scores and highlights from the past week. Activities Director Joel Olson enlightens us as to all activities and COVID Protocols due to the newest outbreaks. This week in meet the

Archer House demolition begins; Council addresses Board & Commission concerns; Hillmann praises Arcadia, Prairie Creek

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 12:02pm
After more than a year of emotion filled conversation and debate, as well as some significant community wide mourning, demolition crews have begun the process to take down what is left of the Archer House River Inn.  The hotel, which was constructed and opened in 1877, was heavily damaged by a fire in November of

Carrie Carroll of Northfield Shares encourages service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 8:56am
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 17, and Carrie Carroll of Northfield Shares encourages people to make it a day “on”, not a day “off”.  There are many volunteer opportunities to be found on the volunteer hub at the Northfield Shares website.

County Board combines, expands Social Work and Corrections departments; Northfield schools geared up for virus spike; How to observe MLK Day

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 12:32pm
The Rice County Board of Commissioners approved the merger of the County Social Services Department with the County Corrections Department on Tuesday, creating a new County Department of Community Services. While the move to streamline services in an effort to provide more holistic care to the citizens of Rice County was not a surprise, the manner in which the

National Security This Week with Dr. Raymond Kuo (China, Taiwan and The South China Sea)

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 4:05pm
  This week host Jon Olson discusses the Chinese interests in the South China Sea with Dr. Raymond Kuo of the RAND Corporation.

Gonzalez-George elected School Board Chair; Northfield to seek federal funding for water treatment plant, other projects; Dundas seeks new hires

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 12:02pm
The Northfield School Board met on Monday night for their annual organizational meeting, and among other developments, Claudia Gonzalez-George was elected as the new Board Chair.  Julie Pritchard, who has led the board for the past seven years, announced at the beginning of the meeting that she would be stepping aside as board chair. Gonzalez-George

Ben Martig discusses Northfield City Council Work Session

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 8:20am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the January 11 City Council work session.

Smith ‘proud’ of No Surprises Act; Traffic fatalities up in state, down in Rice County; City Council preview

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:02pm
Senator Tina Smith has co-sponsored a new law that will keep patients from having to pay unexpected bills from emergency situations that they were not expecting.  Under the No Surprises Act, excessive out-of-pocket costs will be restricted, and emergency services must continue to be covered without any prior authorization, and regardless of whether a provider

Dr. Matt Hillmann on School Board meeting, Covid update

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 8:28am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses the January 10 School Board meeting, announces that Claudia Gonzalez-George has been elected as the new Board Chair, and provides a Covid update.

Franek makes his retirement official; Lippert will find ways to connect rural citizens and the DFL; Library to help kids do their homework

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:02pm
After months of speculation and some unofficial pronouncements, Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Chief Gerry Franek has finalized his plans for retirement.  Last week, Franek sent a letter to the NAFRS Board, stating that his final day as Chief will be next Tuesday,  January 18th.  “While it has been an honor to serve our Northfield community

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Sun, 01/09/2022 - 10:09am
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The Raider Wrap with Jimmy LeRue and AJ Reisetter 01-08-2022

Sat, 01/08/2022 - 10:55am
It’s Hockey Day Minnesota and Hockey Day on the Wrap.  Coach Paige Haley of the Girls Hockey Team and and Coach Mike Luckraft of the Boys Hockey team join the program to talk all things Raider Hockey.  Both teams are highly competitive and there is plenty of optimism going ahead for both teams. Girls are

Smith discusses her Jan 6 experience; Thomas discusses safety on the ice; Virtual MLK Day Celebration set for Jan 17

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 1:04pm
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the riot at the Nation’s Capital. As Congress worked to certify the presidential election of 2020, an angry mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked Capital Police and stormed the building in an attempt to stop the process and somehow overturn the results of the election.  As this was one

Craig Swenson on upcoming programs/activities at FiftyNorth

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 9:00am
Craig Swenson talks about upcoming programs and activities at FiftyNorth.

Representative Todd Lippert on decision not to run for re-election

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 8:50am
Representative Todd Lippert discusses his decision not to run for re-election in November.

Natalie Draper and Emily Lloyd discuss Northfield Public Library Events

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 8:39am
Natalie Draper and Emily Lloyd of the Northfield Public Library discuss childrens’ programming including drop-in homework hours for students K-12 with Carleton student tutors beginning January 18, 4-6 pm., and talk about upcoming events at the library.  For more information, click here.  

Lippert says he will not seek re-election

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 12:18pm
Rep. Todd Lippert, who represents Northfield and District 20B in the State House of Representatives, announced today that he will not seek re-election this fall.  “I have decided not to run for re-election in 2022,”” Lippert said in a statement.  “I plan to finish out my term, and I’ll work with people in my district to achieve

City takes closer look at railroad quiet zone; Northfield Historical Society adjusting hours, offering special programming

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 12:02pm
There was some good news at the Northfield City Council meeting on Tuesday night for those who do not enjoy the incessant howl of train horns blowing through Northfield multiple times every day and night.  After receiving a presentation from Andy Mielke of SRF Consultants, it became apparent that the barriers to establishing a Railroad Quiet Zone from Highway