Recent Area News

Rosemount man pleads guilty after kicking Sheriff; Hotel opening set back a couple months; Night to Unite parties double in participation; Interrupted service continues for Nfld DMV; Get your Crazy on in Nfld!

July 27, 2017

The 18 year old from Rosemount who kicked Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn in the head during an arrest pled guilty Tuesday to 3 felonies.  18 year old Nikolas Devon Secret was caught in a drug bust in June by task force agents.   According to the criminal complaint, Secret attempted to sell fake xanax pills to an undercover agent, who then questioned whether they were Xanax.  Secret grabbed the $750 cash.  There was a struggle and the Agent felt things (more…)

If it’s not rain, it’s soggy soil – Books and Stars has moved inside tonight

July 26, 2017

Due to the saturated ground at Way Park, Books & Stars has been moved to the high school auditorium this evening. Come and see the RAD Zoo Reptiles at 7 pm (1400 Division St. South, back parking lot entrance, door number 10)!

Upcoming Books & Stars programming include the following
Voice of Culture – August 2 @ Central Park, 7:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Northfield DMV experiencing software difficulties

July 26, 2017

Northfield-Northfield DMV is still experiencing complications with the new statewide software upgrade.

At this time, the only services that Northfield DMV can provide are Driver’s license transactions and DNR transactions.

Motor Vehicle transactions such as tabs/registration, title transfers etc. are NOT able to be completed at this time.

Faribault DMV is fully functioning and open.

For more information, contact Communications & Human Resources Manager Michelle Mahowald at 507-645- 3012 or

Nfld School Board approves large Bond Referendum; NAFRS finalizes budget and adds a couple of cool tools; PUD approval delayed for parking and walkability

July 26, 2017

The Northfield School Board made it official.  On November 7th there will be two questions added to the ballot.  The District will be asking the community for an operating levy increase and a substantial $109 million for facilities.  Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the first question will be to “revoke and replace” the current operating levy with an increase per pupil of $470.15 for 10 years.  The previous levy was approved in 2011 at just under $1500.  If voted in, the new levy would add up to an additional $1.8 million.  The $109 million request is for a potential new (more…)

Red Cross has Critical Summer Blood Shortage

July 26, 2017

ST. PAUL​, Minn. (July 25, 2017) — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  Read more below: Red Cross blood drives


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