City’s annual Shade Tree Program starts today

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By Teri Knight Today kicks off the City’s annual Shade Tree Program.  For the next 2 weeks you can purchase any one or more of 10 ten varieties of trees offered by the City at a nominal cost.  Choices include Maples, a disease resistant Elm and smaller species like Lilac and Crabapple for under wires. […]

“Opponents won’t come here” – Ice Arena offers challenge to City

By Teri Knight The Northfield Ice Arena has a reputation.  “Opponents won’t come here”, Assistant Public Works Director, Brian Erickson, addressing the City Council.  He added that there’s limited locker room space, limited storage, the refrigerant used is being phased out and there are issues with using it for “dry land” events.  There are several […]

Missing man’s family hires Private Investigator

By Teri Knight Family and friends of Chris Nevin, the Northfield man missing since April 5th, hired a Private Investigator yesterday.  Their hope is that this Investigator and his associate will give new insight and direction in the search for Nevin.  An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Northfield to pay […]

PEHS’ “Auction for the Animals” a success


By Teri Knight Prairie’s Edge Humane Society held their annual “Auction for the Animals” benefit Saturday night.  Executive Director Kathy Jasnoch estimated the crowd at 300 people. The event included speakers, a dinner, a silent auction (over 300 items donated) but what brought the house down was the main guest speaker was Kendall Iverson, a heart transplant […]

Today’s news update – 4/14/14 Top News Stories with Audio

Missing man’s family hires Private Investigator;  “Opponents won’t come here” – Ice Arena offers challenge to City;  City’s annual Shade Tree Program starts today and PEHS’ “Auction for the Animals” a success Click below to listen to FULL newscast: Click for 4-14-14 news Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and […]

Two Senators 2 views on Anti-bullying bill

By Teri Knight The Governor signed into law the controversial anti-bullying bill.  While District 58 GOP Senator Dave Thompson believes it’s an untested bill that’s full of bureaucracy and too much cost, District 20 DFL Senator Kevin Dahle said this morning that this bill is very different from the one they wrestled over last Spring. […]

Heads up – Local law enforcement aims to educate on distracted driving

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By Teri Knight Heads up and eyes on the road, starting today 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.   According to Public Safety, 25% of […]

Waste Water Treatment Plant patched together

By Teri Knight A large part of the Capital Improvement Plan council discussed on Tuesday was about the City’s Waste Water management facility.  There are a number of issues with the Plant.  Public Works Director Joe Stapf said that they have been patching parts year after year including patching patches.  Of particular note are the Biological Aerated […]