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New Year's Day traffic stop results in felony DWI charges

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 5:21pm
A Faribault man is facing criminal charges after he was allegedly pulled over while driving drunk in Northfield on New Year's Day.
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Council considers railroad quiet zone proposals

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 4:00pm
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Northfield City Council adopts sustainable building policy

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 2:16pm
Northfield has taken a significant step toward its goal of being carbon-free by 2040 by changing its relationship to its built environment.
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Rep. Lippert will not seek re-election

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 12:01pm
Northfield’s representative since 2018 and one of six assistant majority leaders in the Minnesota House said Thursday he’s not going to seek another term.
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Mercado Local vendors pleased with December sales

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 4:56am
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YEAR AHEAD: What's next for city, school district, public in 2022

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 3:00pm
As much as we’d all like to wish the COVID-19 pandemic away, each local official the Northfield News talked to for this year ahead story mentioned the persistent virus as an ongoing challenge the community continues to stare at and…
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A look at Betty White’s 1992 visit to St. Olaf

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 12:56pm
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2008 in the Northfield Entertainment Guide. Betty White died on Dec. 31, 2021, weeks before her 100th birthday.
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Northfield doctors discuss ongoing COVID challenges

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 1:26pm
Two frontline doctors at NH+C were asked to look both backwards and forward in describing COVID-19’s impact on our community. Here’s a portion of their answers:
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YEAR IN REVIEW: The biggest Northfield/Dundas stories in 2021

Thu, 12/30/2021 - 4:00pm
A lot has happened in the last year in Northfield; some good, some bad, sometimes predictable, but often unexpected. On balance, the top events last year were unusually interesting, often noteworthy and never boring.
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No threats to local school districts, but social media still presents problems

Thu, 12/30/2021 - 4:30am
While local school districts have not, thankfully, been thus far impacted by recent threats of violence on social media, local school leaders are still deeply concerned about the all too often toxic impacts of social media discourse.
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Workforce shortage felt in many sectors across southern Minnesota

Tue, 12/28/2021 - 10:53am
As the economy makes strides in recovering from COVID, local workers are taking advantage of a tight labor market to look for better job and career opportunities, leaving local employers struggling to attract and keep the quality workforce they need…
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Franek to retire as Northfield area fire service leader in January

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 1:38pm
For over two decades, Gerry Franek’s leadership flame has burned brightly with the Northfield Area Fire & Rescue Service.
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Zielskes receive stewardship award for work on Big Woods

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 1:25pm
The area surrounding Faribault was once part of the Big Woods, a land of hardwood forests that stretched throughout south central Minnesota. Over the years, much of the forest was converted into farmland, but a Morristown couple has been helping…
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Clean Energy Transition Plan for the Community

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 11:34am
Nokomis Energy, a Minneapolis-based clean energy developer and the city of Northfield, Minn. have announced they are partnering to create a Clean Energy Transition Plan (CETP) aiming to reach the city’s ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP) goals, which were established…
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Quonset home in Faribault has origins in WWII

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 9:37am
The recent storms and high winds that swept through the Faribault area last week put the spotlight on a residence in the community after a large tree fell on its roof.
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Kallestad leaves city of Northfield

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 9:31am
Beth Kallestad’s last day as the city of Northfield’s first-ever program coordinator for climate action and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) was Dec. 27.
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Northfield couple with hearing loss overcomes obstacles to raise child with Down syndrome

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 8:34am
Two attentive parents are prioritizing hope, love and Faith.
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