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Se aprueba el ID Municipal en Northfield el 12 de diciembre

December 13, 2017

Programa pregrabado el 13 de diciembre y sale el domingo 17 de diciembre. Celebramos la aprobacion del ID Municipal.

Land lease amendment approved but not without much debate; Municipal ID 2nd reading approved unanimously; Judge Neuville steps down – to be honored by RCTC

December 13, 2017

After 2 and a half hours of discussion, it was a 5/2 vote in favor of approving a lease amendment with St. Olaf College.  The city of Northfield needed to release 12 acres of land, just west of the hospital in order for a private developer, Yanik Companies, to lease the land directly from the college.  Their plan is to develop a 94-unit senior housing facility with the potential for a 70-unit facility later on.  The project is estimated to bring in $314,000 in property taxes based on an estimated valuation of $21 million, said Administrator Martig.  Multiple questions were answered by (more…)

Nfld District levy overall rises 23% – factors include increased enrollment; Dundas certifies levy; 2nd reading of Nfld City ID tonight; Chief prefers no DWI arrests

December 12, 2017

The Northfield School District’s tax levy combined with the voter approved increase comes to an increase of 23.62% overall. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the “primary driver of that is the additional funds that the voters generously approved of in November”.  Additionally, at the State level, about 60% of the levy calculations are based upon student enrollment.  Northfield’s enrollment is up 3.4%.  The study anticipated about 3700 students, however, enrollment is just above 4,000.  Secondary students are weighted higher and those are where many of the increased enrollment is.   (more…)

Raider Boys Hockey vs New Prague Live on KYMN tonight at 7:10

December 12, 2017

The Raider boys hockey team plays host to longtime rival New Prague tonight at the Northfield Arena.  The Raiders are 3-1 while New Prague, now in the Wright County Conference, is 3-0.  They drop the puck at 7:15.  KYMN’s broadcast begins at 7:10 with Fred West and Andy Beaham on the call.

Emergency responders busy on I35 Elko/New Market this morning; Chen trial reset; Infrastructure concerns Nfld Mayor on Senior Housing project; Dundas holds Public hearing on taxes tonight

December 11, 2017

There were numerous crashes this morning along I-35 in the Elko/New Market area as roads were dicey from a combination of a light rain/snow mix, the air temperature and temperature of the roadway.   For a time, I35 was blocked with injury accidents.   Rice County fared much better.  Sheriff Troy Dunn said they had one minor injury crash south of Faribault and some vehicles in the ditch but nothing serious.  Chief Nelson said there were no accidents in the City of Northfield. Roads are currently in good shape. (more…)

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