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The Declaration of Independence

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 9:30pm
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
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Plans for Circle Lake come into shape

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 6:00pm
Nearly a year and a half after receiving approval from the Rice County Board of Commissioners, a newly formed taxing district around Circle Lake in northwest Rice County is starting to work toward its intended goals.
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Dundas seeking a full-time police chief

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:30pm
The city of Dundas is officially seeking a new full-time police chief.
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Backyard Bash moves to online format due to pandemic

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 2:28pm
Although Backyard Bash is becoming an annual tradition north of Nerstrand, the onset of COVID-19 is forcing this year’s performance online.
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Business leaders: Further COVID-19 restrictions could inflict additional damage

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:45pm
Local business leaders on Wednesday expressed concern that a second wave of COVID-19 could roll back the gradual reopening process and further damage businesses already impacted by the pandemic.
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Four area townships band together to eliminate wild parsnip

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:30pm
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 grant to help four area townships eradicate a dangerous invasive species.
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Memorial Pool opens to swimmers on a warm, humid day

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 1:26pm
Northfield Memorial Pool opened to a grateful public July 1.
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Hospital officials: patient numbers on the rise, danger to organization persists

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Although patient visits are increasing substantially at Northfield Hospital and Clinics, officials and board members say the pandemic is still severely hampering the organization and could pose even greater risks in the future.
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Local farmers see strong growing season, but low prices

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Local crop farmers left reeling after back-to-back years of poor growing conditions and struggling markets entered 2020 with high hopes of a rebound. So far, they’ve gotten at least part of what they wished for.
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Area hospitals ease visitor restrictions

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 9:39am
Northfield Hospital + Clinics and Allina Health facilities in Faribault and Owatonna are adjusting their visitor policies as part of COVID restrictions. Included in the Monday announcement, is a note that the changes may be reversed if there’s an increase…
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Hospital board member cites COVID-19 racial disparities in call for change

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 9:24am
With racial inequalities and disparities exacerbated by COVID-19, Charlie Mandile called on his fellow Northfield Hospital and Clinics board members to address the issue as the pandemic continues to leave minority groups overrepresented in cases.
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Two charged with providing heroin to OD victim

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 2:30pm
A heroin overdose Friday in Faribault has resulted in the arrests of two people who reportedly supplied the victim with the drug.
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Downtown eyewear business to close

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 2:25pm
After serving as a place for unique eyewear for six years in downtown Northfield, Vision will close Saturday and merge into River Valley Eye Professionals.
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NH+C CEO: Caution needed to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:18am
Northfield Hospital and Clinics President/CEO Steve Underdahl called for caution on Thursday as approximately half of U.S. states see spikes in COVID-19 and Minnesota sees a continued decline in hospitalizations from the virus.
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Chamber hopes to boost local eateries with 'Minne-roadtrip' checks

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:00am
With local bars and restaurants struggling to recover from losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, area Chambers of Commerce & Tourism are partnering with their neighbors to try and help.
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Hospital to add wound care program

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 8:59am
People who need advanced wound care can soon be treated closer to home.
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Second Faribault prison inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 5:42pm
A 71-year-old man incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault, died early Saturday at a local hospital.
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Hy-Vee pulls add'l. salad kits after recall expands

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 2:50pm
Hy-Vee is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with cyclospora. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Fresh Express – which manufactures the product –…
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Surge in COVID-19 among young southern Minnesotans linked to bars

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 6:30pm
With bars and restaurants opening up right on the cusp of summer, it’s little to no surprise that young adults immediately flocked to their usual watering holes to escape isolation and return to some sense of normalcy.
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With food insecurity expected to increase, deadline for assistance extended

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 5:30pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues without a vaccine or high-quality treatment in sight, a number of crucially important federal government relief programs are set to run out.
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