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GALLERY: Puzzle Playoff celebrates culmination of winter with speedy puzzle-making

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:22pm
Nat Wilson gleaned the inspiration for Saturday's Puzzle Playoff at the Weitz Center for Creativity from a similar event at the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
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Bridgewater volunteer Jane Tapper is making a difference

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:29am
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative recently recognized Jane Tapper, volunteer at Bridgewater Elementary School, with the March 2019 “Making a Difference Award.”
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Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency with no new charges but launching a…
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City's Cultural Plan supports arts, placemaking in community

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:30pm
Northfield is often described as an arts town, but for some in the community, the city can still do better.
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County emergency management director provides flooding update

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:38pm
Rice County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz provided the following update on water levels throughout Rice County on Friday morning:
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Walz scales back budget plan after surplus shrinks

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:25pm
Gov. Tim Walz scaled back his budget Friday to account for a shrinking pot of money, although even those revisions leave a plan legislative Republicans still see as too rich.
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Raider Speech Team wins conference championship

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:00pm
The Northfield High School Raider Speech Team earned the title of Big 9 Conference Champions at the Big 9 Tournament held March 19 at John Marshall High School in Rochester.
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Local officials call for city streets solutions this session

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:08am
We are all in this ‘pothole’ together: That’s the message of city officials from across the state who gathered at the Capitol Thursday to call for dedicated city street funding and flexible policy solutions to be passed this session.
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DMV reckoning: Senate approves $13 million for license centers

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:45am
ST. PAUL — More than a year and a half after the botched launch of a state computer system for vehicle tabs and titles, state lawmakers took another step toward making amends to some of those affected.
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Pilot project would provide legal advice to those who now go without

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:30pm
A new program is looking to make legal advice related to civil disputes more accessible.
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NW roads set for improvements; Third Street gets bump-outs, art features

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:41pm
While some other residential roads in the city's northwest get the standard road improvements, Third Street, considered part of the city's downtown and arts corridors, will get the works.
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Mayor emphasizes six strategic priorities in State of the City address

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:15pm
In her 2019 State of the City address, Mayor Rhonda Pownell focused on the city’s current strategic plan. She highlighted what Northfield has accomplished, as a city, since the plan was implemented in early 2018; she also noted what challenges…
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An historic season for Knowledge Bowl squad

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:00pm
If it was a traditional athletic sport, we’d probably be using plenty of hyperbole to describe the 2019 season of the Northfield High School Knowledge Bowl program — words like, “Incredible,” “Phenomenal” and “Remarkable.”
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No bias in arbitrator's decision, says judge in deputy's suit against county

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:30pm
A Rice County Sheriff’s deputy, suing the county over his demotion following racist comments he made on social media, can’t introduce documents he says show an arbitrator’s bias against him.
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Science Olympiad students place second at state competition

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:30pm
Northfield High School’s Science Olympiad team is young, but it’s already claimed a high ranking at the state competition.
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DNR invites public comment on state's deer management plan

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:30pm
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources last summer released its first-ever state deer plan, which didn’t hit the mark for everyone. Over the next two weeks, the public will have an opportunity to express their concerns, if any.
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Minor flooding impacts Northfield, but worse could be on the horizon

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:45am
With a snow-filled winter seemingly nearing an end, Northfield is fast experiencing its first spring weather concern: flooding.
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Top Human Services investigator on leave after report's findings

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 4:16pm
The inspector general of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is off the job Monday on investigative leave following a Minnesota legislative auditor's report last week.
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Rains, melting snow cause minor flooding in Northfield

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 3:30pm
With a snow-filled winter seemingly nearing an end, Northfield is fast experiencing its first spring weather concern: flooding.
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Northfield YMCA hires new CEO, Krista Danner

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:59pm
On Monday, the Northfield Area Family Y Board of Directors announced the hiring of Krista Danner as the new chief executive officer. The Y Search Committee conducted a national search to fill the open position. Danner will start her responsibilities…
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