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Commissioners favor cutting sale of e-cigs to anyone under 21

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:22am
E-cigarettes. They’re all over the news.
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Increased diversity on city boards the goal of new program

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 8:15pm
City leaders hope a program set to begin next year will help increase city board and commission members from underrepresented groups.
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County records: jailer has history of mistreating inmates

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 5:15pm
A Rice County corrections officer charged with assaulting two jail inmates, seriously injuring one of them, has a history of troubling behavior, including mistreating inmates, harassing coworkers and lying when questioned about alleged policy violations.
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Interest in soon-to-open Rice Co. solar garden growing

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 5:30pm
A new community solar garden will open soon, giving residents of four area counties the opportunity to save money on their Xcel Energy electric bills.
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Sheriff: Calls representing his office are hoaxes

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 3:30pm
This past week, a number of residents received phone calls from scammers identifying themselves as the Rice County Sheriff’s Office staff and stating that they are following up on legal action.
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Council passes Climate Action Plan, pledges to be carbon-free by 2040

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 9:33am
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday expressed its support to be carbon free within approximately 20 years.
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Senator: Northfield projects well thought out, appreciates local buy-in

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 5:12pm
The Minnesota Senate’s Capital Investment Committee kicked off a tour of capital investment projects across southeast Minnesota in Rice County Tuesday, visiting sites of several proposed projects supported by Sens. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, and John Jasinski, R-Faribault.
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HRA opts to spend up to $25,000 to better ID housing needs

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 3:30pm
The city of Northfield knows it has a shortage of housing.
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Officials: Signs point to successful strategic plan implementation

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:45pm
Northfield officials say housing developments, outreach and pending research show the comprehensive strategic plan the city has undertaken is working.
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MnDOT snowplows ready as Winter Weather Advisory issued for SE Minn.

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:00am
MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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County jailer on leave following charges he assaulted 2 inmates

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 7:00pm
A Rice County corrections officer was charged last week with twice assaulting jail inmates and misconduct of a public officer.
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How to be aware during winter hazards

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 1:17pm
Winter in Minnesota can be described in many ways, but unpredictable isn’t one of them. At some point, it will snow and temperatures will drop below zero. There will be ice on the roads. High winds will raise the risk…
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Schools, community recognized for enhancing youth board membership

Sun, 11/03/2019 - 10:28am
The Humphrey Institute has recognized Northfield Public Schools for the community supported initiative to have youth participate on local boards and commissions.
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Could trains haul Dakota County groundwater to Southwest?

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 5:45pm
ST. PAUL — Could Minnesota water end up in the thirsty southwestern United States?
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HRA: Ordinance changes will ensure quality rental housing

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 4:00pm
The Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is taking steps to address recalcitrant landlords, a measure the city says will ensure the community’s rental housing stock is of sufficient quality.
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Call 911 immediately, police say, following report of driver masturbating

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 2:37pm
Northfield police are advising residents to call 911 immediately to report suspicious behavior after a report of a man possibly masturbating in a truck last month was filed Thursday.
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Rep. Craig leading bill to tackle mental health care in rural communities

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:27am
Mental health among farmers and the greater rural population have come more into focus lately.
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