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Northfield, Owatonna Target stores reopen after temporary closures

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 8:10am
The Northfield and Owatonna Target stores have reopened after temporarily closing due to the unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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Police chief: NPD will ensure safety of those protesting legally

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:38am
Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson said the Police Department will ensure the safety of protesters as violence continues in the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis.
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GALLERY: Protests over George Floyd's death come to Faribault

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:30am
A modest but vocal crowd gathered outside the Faribault Police Station Friday night to protest the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
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Northfield businesses advised to lock doors, activate cameras as riots devastate Twin Cities

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 5:38pm
Northfield police say they are ready should riots destroying parts of Twin Cities spread south into the community this weekend.
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NH+C lost more than $1.2 M in operating revenue in April

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:00pm
Northfield Hospital and Clinics lost more than $1.2 million in operating revenue last month due to the elimination of elective surgeries as hospitals combat COVID-19.
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COVID-19 may delay 1/2-cent sales tax vote by at least a year

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:38pm
The onset of COVID-19 has left state and local governments reeling from a loss in revenue, forcing budget cuts and delays in new spending.
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Owatonna educator chosen to lead special education co-op

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:15am
Owatonna educator Sarah McGuire will step into a new role this summer, taking over as executive director of the Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative.
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Rice and Steele Co. fairs canceled

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:15am
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Elko New Market man arrested following alleged assault

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:27pm
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office helped law enforcement from two other counties track down a man wanted by Washington County Tuesday morning, utilizing drones to aid in the search.
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Longfellow School name change under consideration

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:12am
The Northfield School Board is considering renaming Longfellow School to accommodate a shift in the building's purpose.
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Schools altering grading for distance learning

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 8:28am
Northfield Public Schools administration is temporary altering the grading structure to accommodate distance learning challenges.
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'Everybody respected him': pastor remembered for compassion, embrace

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 7:09am
Craig Breimhorst never intended to become a minister. But maybe some things are just meant to be.
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Updated list of historically significant buildings removes library, adds former bank

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 3:41pm
The city of Northfield will soon apply to update the list of its buildings considered historically significant by the National Register of Historic Places — a move that’s set to see the Northfield National Bank Building recognized and the Northfield…
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Online Memorial Day ceremony honors those who served

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:12am
Although this year’s Memorial Day service was moved online due to COVID-19, local veterans were still able to clearly outline the main message of the day: Honoring those who have died in service of the country.
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Deaf community impacted by face masks, social distancing

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 5:30pm
As Minnesotans everywhere continue to adjust to the “new normal” that is wearing face masks and practicing safe social distances, members of the community are facing additional obstacles to this way of life.
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Republicans endorse Moravchik in 20B; 20A convention delayed

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 4:47pm
At an endorsing convention held online Thursday, local Republicans overwhelmingly endorsed retired police officer and teacher Joe Moravchik for state legislature in District 20B.
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Restaurant, gym owners have mixed opinions on COVID-19 limitations

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 7:00pm
Local restaurant and gym owners say they’re prepared to accommodate Gov. Tim Walz’s recent order to offer only limited outdoor seating next month but have mixed opinions on the necessity of the restrictions to combat COVID-19.
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Area farmer plays international role in the corn industry

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 3:00pm
Jim O’Connor may grow his corn on a 150-year-old family farm in Blooming Prairie, but his work as an advocate in the ag industry spans nearly half the globe.
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Free COVID-19 testing in Faribault this weekend

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 3:00pm
Minnesotans who need or want to be tested for COVID-19 will be able to access free testing at six National Guard Armory locations across Minnesota, including Faribault, throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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Faribault Walmart temporarily closes for cleaning following COVID-19 cases

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 2:07pm
After a couple of positive COVID-19 cases appeared in employees, the Walmart Supercenter located on Western Avenue in Faribault closed at 2 p.m. for a deep cleaning and sanitizing from a third party company.
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