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More snow on the way: Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of southeast Minn.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:00pm
Motorists in southeast Minnesota may encounter challenging winter driving conditions in portions of the region Sunday evening and into Monday morning’s commute, based on the current weather forecasts that include a Winter Storm Watch, according to the Minnesota Department of…
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Wastewater plant operating normally after flooding

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:00pm
After a flooding scare earlier in the month, the city of Northfield wastewater treatment plant is back in working order.
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Three candidates selected for vacant Rice County judgeship

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:58pm
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Friday it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.
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Northfield Curbside Composting off to strong, profitable start

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:38pm
There were no guarantees of success when a group of young Northfielders embarked on a curbside compost business in 2017, but that’s exactly what they’ve found in the first six months.
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Truck driver injured in crash with school bus UPDATED

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:38pm
A 58-year-old man was injured in a Thursday afternoon crash between a pickup and a school bus west of Lonsdale.
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Northfield man arrested in Rice County swamp requests jury trial

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:37pm
A Northfield man, who was allegedly found hiding in a swamp after a high-speed vehicle chase, called for a jury trial in Rice County District Court.
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New offerings at FiftyNorth

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:37pm
FiftyNorth (formerly known as Northfield Senior Center) is offering some programs, old and new, in February.
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Carleton's Cowling Arboretum trails open for the winter

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:13pm
An option to beat the cold and enjoy the outdoors during these winter months is hidden in plain sight.
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Rice County to update housing study this year

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:10am
Rice County is due to update its housing study this year, so the Housing & Redevelopment Authority hired a consultant to launch surveys and gather the required information.
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As county grows, residents prefer its overall character remains

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:15pm
No surprises here.
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Council delays decision on expanding Northfield Historic District

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:04pm
The Northfield City Council erred on the side of caution Tuesday night, postponing a decision on expanding the downtown historic district. The delay provides staff time to notify affected property owners, who may or may not benefit from having their…
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Rise in domestic violence has led to efforts toward solutions, stopping the disturbing trend

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:30pm
In the year since two murder-suicides rocked this community, there’s been a continuing rise in domestic violence cases, more than 100 in Rice County alone. That’s paired with a rise in lethality, the likelihood of death or serious harm.
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Cloverbuds invited to Rice County 4-H's Winter Wonders event

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:51pm
It may be too cold to make the outdoors a winter wonderland, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the fun indoors.
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Dayton statewide construction plan, local projects could top $2.3 billion

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:56pm
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton might support borrowing more than $2.3 billion for public works projects this year, his last in elective office.
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League of Women Voters offers training to "demystify" caucus process

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:29pm
It’s rather difficult to partake in the political process if you don’t know how it works.
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Set for summer opening, 10,000 Drops makes progress on downtown location

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00pm
FARIBAULT — Nearing two years of hard work turning the old Peterson Art Furniture Building into a distillery, the men at 10,000 Drops Craft Distillery finally were able to unwrap some of the fun stuff.
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Community unites for MLK celebration

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:49am
‘We All Belong Here’ was the theme of the 24th annual community celebration of the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Northfield High School students set record for Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:35am
Eleven Northfield High School students received Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards —the most in the school’s history — from thousands of submissions across the state.
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ArtOrg defendants move to dismiss case involving possession of valuable works

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 1:15pm
After being sued by the widow of a noted artist in October 2017, a local nonprofit arts organization has moved to dismiss the charges against it.
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GALLERY: Vikings beat Saints 29-24 in comeback for the ages

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:22pm
On the brink of another catastrophic playoff loss, the Vikings delivered a moment that will live on in their fans’ minds for the rest of their lives.
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