Recent Area News

NHS joins other Historical Societies to promote tourism

May 26, 2017

SoMN History, a group of southern Minnesota history museums, announces their collaboration designed to promote weekend and mid-week travelers to take a historical drive connecting six local history museums that are just 30-60 minutes apart. As part of this new partnership, SoMN History has created a website to aid visitors in discovering more history in the region—  Read below for the complete information and link:


City doubles down on energy efficiency; Finance Director finalist from Nerstrand; Klobuchar at St. Olaf; Memorial Day ceremony information

May 26, 2017

Various groups in Northfield have been engaged in discussions on climate change and energy efficiency for decades but now, with City Council backing, it’s been given priority status.  Questions abound on how Cities will remain resilient. Mayor Rhonda Pownell questioned, “how do we deal with all the flooding, how do we deal with emerald ash borer, are there better ways that we could be utilizing energy sources that would actually yield cost savings to the community?”. Bruce Anderson and Martha Larson both work in the field of energy efficiency and have long been engaged in initiatives (more…)

Maroon and Gold Banquet

May 26, 2017

The annual Maroon and Gold Athletic Reception was held Wednesday night at Northfield High School.  Students where honored for their achievements in the realm of athletics.  Some of the highlights were the top Senior athlete awards.  Picking up honors in team sports were Brynn Puppe and Hunter Koep, while John Vitito and Mya Jirik were tops in individual sports.

Booster club distinguished service award went to Kevin Rogers, a long time supporter of program.   KYMN’s Dusty Budd was there to announce the NHS Coach of the Year Award, which went to Boys Hockey coach Mike Luckraft, who led the team to their first ever section championship and state tournament appearance.

MnDot urges caution through work zones

May 25, 2017

With summer road construction in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through highway work zones.

Read below for full press release:

FINAL work zone caution during Memorial weekend

Level 3 sex offender busted breaking into Bridgewater Twnshp home; Nfld School District has healthy fund balance, still prepares; 2018 a big year for Dundas CIP; MADD honors Tussing

May 25, 2017

A Level 3 sex offender who is supposed to be living in rural Le Sueur County is back behind bars.  On May 10th, LeSueur County Sheriff’s department was to announce that 35 year old Brian Joseph Miller had moved into a residence in Cordova Township.  Instead he was taken into custody in Rice County charged with attempted burglary.  According to the criminal complaint, Miller attempted to break into a woman’s home in Bridgewater Township around 5:45 that morning.  The woman reported Miller was knocking at 2 of her (more…)


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