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Unable to social distance in existing space, county creates a new courtroom

1 hour 51 min ago
Space that just a few months ago gave the county room to grow is about to serve as the halls of justice.
Categories: Local News

New housing coordinator hopes to use experience to help others

5 hours 32 min ago
Melissa Hanson knows the feeling of housing insecurity all too well.
Categories: Local News

UPDATE: President Trump scheduled to visit Mankato Airport; no public event

7 hours 49 min ago
President Donald Trump has plans to stop in Mankato on Monday, Aug. 17, as part of his re-election campaign.
Categories: Local News

Small town, full ballot: 6 candidates seek office in Nerstrand

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:46pm
In Nerstrand, a combined six candidates have filed for mayor and council, ensuring a full November ballot for residents of one of the area’s smallest communities.
Categories: Local News

City contemplates budget transfer to continue township discussion

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:06am
The Northfield City Council will take up a request to transfer $100,000 originally intended to help stop Bridgewater Township’s petition to incorporate as a city.
Categories: Local News

Northfield, Dundas elections spark major candidate interest

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 8:44am
November elections for the Northfield School Board and Dundas City Council will feature multiple candidates competing for limited spots.
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NH+C: Eased virtual requirements part of health care shift

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:27am
Reporting requirements for Northfield Hospital and Clinics and other health care systems throughout the U.S. have been loosened during COVID-19 to allow for greater delivery of virtual care to combat the spread of the virus.
Categories: Local News

Commissioner candidates Docken, Purfeerst post strong primary showings

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:25am
Minnesota held its first major election of the COVID-19 era on Tuesday, and while ballots are still trickling in, the state's vaunted elections system seems to have held up well.
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Pownell receives resounding support in mayoral primary

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 9:42pm
Northfield mayoral primary numbers Tuesday indicated resounding support for incumbent Mayor Rhonda Pownell in a three-way contest with challengers David Ludescher and Jon Denison.
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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 3:26pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters…
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Schools forms plans to reduce achievement gap found during distance learning

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 2:01pm
Northfield Public Schools data from this spring's distance learning show large achievement gaps between elementary students of color and their white peers.
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Northfield Public Schools delays school start to Sept. 14

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 1:24pm
The first day of instruction for Northfield Public Schools students has been pushed back nearly a week to allow for family conferences as the district transitions into an uncertain 2020-21 school year caused by COVID-19.
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District prepares for back-to-school decision, details how it might look

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:45am
As Northfield Public Schools officials prepare to make a decision on the initial 2020-21 learning format, plans for all three possible options are becoming clearer as COVID-19 causes more uncertainty.
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Council: Street, trail connections needed as SE Northfield grows

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:41am
Northfield's City Council is aware of the important role the southeastern part of the community is playing in expanding the housing market and helping people who want to live in the city do so.
Categories: Local News

Dundas Dome owners request development agreement delay, council balks

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 9:00am
Dundas Dome owners are requesting delays to on-site parking lot and pond work included in a city development agreement due to a loss of revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Local News

Local immigrants face pressure from COVID, feds' policy changes

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:00pm
As the COVID-19 crisis drags into its sixth month with no end in sight, local immigration advocates say that an already backlogged immigration system has become more difficult to navigate than ever.
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Lakeville developer hopes to improve, expand Florella's park

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 2:52pm
Walking through Florella’s manufactured home park on Friday, Mark Zweber eyed the mobile homes to his left and to his right, some built as many as 50 years ago.
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Society hosts safe, family-friendly tour of county's historic sites

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 1:30pm
Touring historic sites doesn’t require leaving the county. In some cases, it doesn’t even require planning ahead.
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Work underway on 62-unit Nfld. apartment development

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:49am
Construction is underway on a 62-unit, market rate apartment development on the southeast corner of Jefferson Road and Honey Locust Drive.
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Two injured in car-semi crash

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:08pm
Two people were injured Friday afternoon after an SUV struck a semi on Highway 19 just west of Northfield.
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