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Steve Underdahl discusses enhanced Birth Center and more

2 hours 14 min ago
Northfield Hospital & Clinics CEO Steve Underdahl discusses the newly enhanced and expanded Birth Center, Covid 19,  and more.

John Fossum on enhanced traffic enforcement, body cameras, data privacy and more

2 hours 29 min ago
Rice County John Fossum discusses enhanced traffic enforcement, police body cameras, data privacy, and more.

Man with violent past picked up in Faribault; Nfld applies for Fed $ to assist in flood study; Nerstrand Fire to hold Open House at new Fire Hall and receives grant for rescue equipment

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director A Rosemount man is in the Rice County jail charged with a felony after police get a tip. According to the criminal complaint, 35 year old Brandon Jerome Doby has repeatedly threatened a person who lives in Faribault, with violence. The reporting party knew that Doby had a silver gun

Ben Martig on Absentee Voting, DMV, Street Projects and more

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 9:20am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig provides information about absentee voting, DMV operations, riverfront enhancement, street project updates, and more.  The Roundabout on Hwy 246 is expected to open in mid October.

Road work on Hwy 52 between Cannon Falls and Hampton

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 2:36pm
A new project has begun on Hwy 52 between Hampton Township and Cannon Falls in Dakota County. The ride quality of the road on Hwy 52 in this area is reaching its life expectancy. A concrete overlay will improve the smoothness and ride quality in the area. The project work will include construction crossovers, concrete

NH+C staff receive special thank you . . . with COVID precautions

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 1:26pm
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinic staff got a special thank you for their hard work during the pandemic when Lion’s Fire Pizza Truck visited NH+C’s main campus to deliver a pizza lunch. This event took place under very special circumstances – a one-time-only gathering under COVID precautions. Lion’s Fire Pizza Truck has

“Click it or Ticket” campaign: September 18th – 30th

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 1:05pm
From Rice County: Driving in Greater Minnesota can be a welcome contrast to metro driving. What isn’t different is the need to buckle up and ensure children are in the correct car seat! The statewide Click It or Ticket campaign is being held September 18th –September 30th to enforce the life-saving seat belt law and

Nfld Strategic plan updates on EDA/HRA/grant opps; NH&C to open new Birth Center Sept. 28th; Dundas makes offer on new Police Chief

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Northfield Administrator Martig gave the Council a 2nd quarter update on their Strategic Plan. In terms of Economic Development he briefly touched on the progress of the 5th St. Lofts apartment complex downtown. The EDA is continuing with their implementation of their minority and immigrant business expansion program, Martig said,

“Regional park designation” could open up $ for Nfld riverfront; Dundas Councilors interview Police Chief candidate; Election Guide; Nfld HRC invites community to Land Acknowledgement presentation

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Out of Northfield’s Economic Development strategic plan came the Riverfront Enhancement Advisory Committee. Over the last 18 months they had significant support from the National Park Service through a Technical Assistance Grant and a consultant team that joined the project. The Northfield Council heard an initial presentation from Community Development

Free Covid-19 testing at Waseca County Fairgrounds

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:43am
Open to everyone ▪ Symptoms or no symptoms ▪ Free, no insurance needed Sign up for an appointment time now. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Waseca County Fairgrounds 4-H building #6 409 Eighth Ave NE Waseca, MN 56093 Get TestedWaseca_English -2 partner logos Get Tested_Waseca_Spanish – 2

Rachel Miessler on Volunteer Needs in Northfield Community

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 9:20am
Rachel Miessler of Northfield Shares discusses volunteer efforts surrounding Covid19.  There is still a need in the community for masks as well as isolation gowns for some of the long-term facilities.  Visit northfieldshares.org for information on how you can help.

Prairie Island Indian Community Buffalo Project part 3 of a 3 part series

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:50am
In March of 1992 the Prairie Island Indian Community accepted a male bison bull, 6 years old, from the Lakota Nation of South Dakota. The Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council and Elders of the community supported the establishing of a bison herd on their own tribal lands.  The community purchased additional bison cows in 1993.

Virtual presentation on land acknowledge statements

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 7:53am
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Northfield, MN (September 17, 2020)  The City Human Rights Commission invites the community to join in an online presentation by Professor Meredith McCoy from Carleton College regarding the history of, need for, and development of land acknowledgement statements on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation

Man found in Cannon Lake identified; City of Nfld will seek bids on solar; Family/student/teacher mtgs start an unprecedented school year start; KYMN’s Election Guide to local elections to launch Monday

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The man found in Cannon Lake yesterday morning has been identified as 84 year old James R. Frederick of Faribault. Rice County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 3000 block of Cannon Lake Tr. in Wells Township to assist a person looking for their father. A pair of boots were

Representative Todd Lippert comments on 4th Special Legislative Session

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:22am
District 20B Representative Todd Lippert discusses the 4th Special Session of the Minnesota Legislature held on September 11.

The Weekly List – The Cosmic American Music Show

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:00pm
On the anniversary of his passing, Rich looks at the music of Gram Parsons and the rich legacy of music he influenced and inspired.

Man Drowns In Cannon Lake

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:24pm
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowing death in Cannon Lake west of Faribault.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn released this statement:Rice County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE: September 17, 2020 Date/Time of Incident: September 17, 2020. Time of call 10:49 am Incident Description: Death Investigation Location of Incident: 3000 block

Nfld Chamber updates on CARES funding and Candidate forums

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 1:38pm
From Lisa Peterson, President of Northfield Chamber of Commerce: I have a couple of very important updates for you this week! Businesses and nonprofits looking for financial relief due to COVID-19 can apply for CARES Act funding through the City of Northfield. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for payments to state,

13 member citizen task force to review Nfld police reform; Rice County looks at how to spend CARES $; Dundas to use CARES $ to redesign website; Nfld School Board using re-fi to save $

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director In April 2020 the Northfield Police Department contracted with Lexipol to begin updating their policy manual. Shortly after was the death of George Floyd, leading to civil unrest and calls for police reforms. The Northfield City Council voted on a resolution to establish a Citizen task force. Chief Elliott told

Missing person alert

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:42am
UPDATE 8:30am ***CANCEL*** The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone that assisted in looking for Timothy Dasovich. He was located deceased in Itasca County on 9/20/2020. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating Timothy Dasovich, age 39. He was last seen in the city of Nashwauk on 9/14/2020 and