Bicentenary Norwegian constitution lecture series at St Olaf College


St Olaf College would like to announce a lecture at St. Olaf on Wednesday April 23. Professor Grete Brochmann will lecture at 7:30 pm in the Viking Theater at Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College. The title of her lecture is:  “GOVERNING IMMIGRATION IN ADVANCED WELFARE STATES. THE SCANDINAVIAN CASE.” Professor Brochmann is a professor in the department of Sociology […]

No love lost over Heartbleed Bug

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Consumer Advisory – From the Office of Rice County Attorney G Paul Beaumaster Remember my consumer advisory back in February? I shared the best way to keep online information safe and secure is to make sure you are using a secure website. At that time I said a secure site will show a padlock icon […]

8th Annual Northfield YMCA Healthy Kids


Join over a million people and take part in the nation’s largest health event for kids! Designed to help kids stay active head to toe this summer, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways. In addition to displays from local merchants and community organizations, local police, […]

Summer programming registration almost open

  By: Melissa Bernhard - Recreation Coordinator Coming SOON – One week from today! Community Services is offering recreation and enrichment programming throughout the summer and wants to help YOU soak in the many opportunities available.  Programs offered include, but are not limited to, little league softball & baseball, swimming lessons, football, tennis, volleyball, tae kwon do, lacrosse, […]

Minnesota reducing gender pay gap, Income inequality

David Bly

By State Representative David Bly (DFL – Northfield) State lawmakers in the Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Women’s Economic Security Act on April 9, legislation that will help women earn equal pay for equal work, strengthen workplace protections for pregnant mothers and expand employment opportunities for women in high-wage, high-demand professions. Less than 24 […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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By Paul Beaumaster, Rice County Attorney Last year in Rice County, the headlines noted horrific child abuse cases. Those headlines only reflect a small number of cases of abuse which pass through the Rice County. In 2012, an estimated 1,640 children in the U.S. died from abuse or neglect according to the Child Welfare Information Gateway […]

Official search yields no clues

Christopher Monroe Nevin

By Teri Knight Northfield Police and reserves, Dakota County Mounted police along with NorthStar Search and Rescue and their dogs gathered yesterday morning to search the Carleton Arboretum for Christopher Nevin who went missingon Saturday.  In an email from Police Chief Monte Nelson last night, he stated “the search went very well, but unfortunately we […]

Texting while driving? “It Can Wait”


By Teri Knight Starting tomorrow law enforcement all over the State will kick off a 10 day enforcement campaign aimed at distracted driving.  The Northfield Police department will be participating as they did 2 weeks ago when they focused on seatbelt usage.  Leading up to it, the Northfield High School has been participating in the AT&T “It […]