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In a 4-3 vote, council approves 11.5% prelim. levy increase

2 hours 14 min ago
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved a 11.5% increase in the 2020 preliminary tax levy with proponents saying the added revenue will cover increased expenses, staffing and road construction projects.
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Manager wants new restroom building in place by 2020 fair

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 4:32pm
It’s a topic no one seems to want to address — or deal with: the aging restroom facility at the Rice County Fairgrounds.
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Advice to farmers: Move away from extensive tilling to improve the soil

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 3:30pm
Farmers from around the region were given an education on available services and the need to move away from extensive tilling.
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Health officials investigating E. coli cases linked to State Fair

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:15pm
At least 11 cases of E. coli being investigated by the state Health Department have been tied to the Minnesota State Fair, according to department officials.
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Tech entrepreneur brings small-town sensibility to big-screen entertainment

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 4:21pm
As a girl, Larissa Lowthorp was drawn—as many children were—into the realm of imagination and fantasy.
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Bill requiring new state sex ed guidelines drives conservative opponents' rally

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:13pm
Sex education curriculum in Minnesota could soon be operating under new guidelines if a piece of legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Lippert, DFL-Northfield, is approved. And that concerns some conservatives.
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Commissioners postpone environmental review decision on proposed car club

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 3:34pm
With hundreds of comments to wade through, Rice County officials asked for and got the board of commissioners to approve a 30-day extension to determine whether an in-depth environmental review is needed for a proposed car club.
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Randolph educator named Outstanding Ag Teacher of the Year

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:40pm
Randolph agriculture teacher Edward Terry has been a teacher for nearly 50 years.
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How opioids, meth have forced Minnesota counties to rethink foster care

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 5:30pm
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature passed laws to strengthen the state’s foster care system, emphasizing intervention and prevention efforts that might allow children from troubled homes to keep living with their parents.
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Linda Oto is Making a Difference for Northfield youth

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 3:53pm
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Linda Oto with the September 2019 Making a Difference Award.
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Walz says Japan can't pick up US-China trade war slack

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 3:03pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that his just-concluded six-day trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive but also showed that Japan won’t be able to pick up much slack from the U.S. trade…
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12-bed memory care facility opens

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 5:15pm
After nearly two years of planning and construction, a new Northfield assisted living facility is providing services in a format similar to a home setting.
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Bridgewater Twp. OKs new annexation agreement with city, steps away from incorporation

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 2:24pm
Bridgewater Township on Wednesday approved a three-year annexation agreement with Northfield.
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I-35 repairs From Faribault to Elko New Market begin this month

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 3:16pm
Interstate 35 motorists between Faribault and Elko New Market are likely to experience traffic delays beginning in late September when concrete pavement repairs begin on the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Dundas votes against giving NAFRS fire chief complete personnel authority

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 2:55pm
The Dundas City Council voiced its displeasure to a change to the Northfield Area Fire Rescue Services joint powers agreement document that would give the fire chief complete control over hiring and firing personnel.
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2019 Rice County Minnesota State Fair results

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:15pm
Animal Science Interviews at the State Fair are designed to further enhance educational opportunities for young people exhibiting livestock.
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