A rollover accident kills a Northfield teen
A rollover accident in Burnsville claimed the lives of two teenagers yesterday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that 17 year old Alesha Roehl of Northfield was airlifted to HCMC had died. 16 year old Frederick Alexander of Burnsville died at the scene. The teens were riding in a car with 3 other teenagers southbound on Buckhill Rd. when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled several times landing on 35W near Co. Rd. 46. The two teens killed were not wearing seat belts. While the 3 other teens were reported injured none of them was life threatening. Their names have not been released by the state patrol. The accident happened at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon and backed up traffic for several miles.
Movement made on Transit Hub
The Northfield city council met last night. They approved the RFP to hire WSB and Associates to prepare an environmental assessment of the site for the proposed new Northfield Transit Hub. This has been a subject ongoing for years. There was a public outcry by some Northfielders that the original site behind Walgreens was not appropriate. That set off a chain of events involving the Transportation Department. Mayor Rossing said now they have to go through the process again and it’s becoming costly to the City. Public Works Director Joe Stapf says it is his expectation that a grant will be awarded to fund the process.
Grace Whittier Committee passes the torch to NAF
The City has had a Grace Whittier fund for years. The fund goes to youth recreation and activities. The council chose on Tuesday to have the Northfield Area Foundation to oversee the grant process because they can do a better job of managing it, relieving staff of overwork. The Grace Whittier committee will be disbanded. During the meeting they also accepted bids and awarded contracts for the roof replacements on City Hall and the Wastewater Treatment plant. Mayor Rossing says they both came in under budget.
1862 Through Rice County’s Eyes
Today the Northfield Historical Society (NHS) opens a new exhibit, 1862 Through Rice County’s Eyes. This month marks the 150th anniversary for the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The exhibit will highlight how certain residents of Rice County played important roles in our state’s history. NHS partnered with the Rice County Historical Society and other organizations to share perspectives that include extremes of locals involved. For more information about NHS or the exhibit call us at 507-645-9268 or visit our website, www.northfieldhistory.org
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