Today’s news update – Northfield comes out to Give at The Grand; Gear ReSource gears up for change; Rice County weighs in on Woodley street

Northfield comes out to Give at The Grand 25 local non-profits raised nearly $56,000 during the four hours of the Northfield Gives at The Grand event last night.  That’s both online and on site.  Sandy Vesledahl, one of the organizers said, there was a steady flow of donors all evening and more than last year.  […]

Community News: Meadows Park Community Meeting

Meadows Park Community Meeting On November 19, 2014 there will be a public meeting to discuss the possible future plans for Meadows Park located on the southeast corner of Northfield. This meeting, the first of series of planned meetings, will be held at the Middle School Cafeteria (2200 Division Street South, Northfield) from 6:00 P.M. […]

Community News: Interstate 35 construction in Owatonna wraps up Year 1 for the winter

Minnesota Department of Transportation District 6, Rochester/Owatonna 2900 48th  Street NW Rochester, MN 55901-5848 Nov. 13, 2014 Contact: Mike Dougherty For Immediate Release Michael.Dougherty@state.mn.us Interstate 35 construction in Owatonna wraps up Year 1 for the winter ROCHESTER, Minn. – All Interstate 35 lanes and ramps through Owatonna opened Thursday, Nov. 13 as Year 1 of […]

Today’s news update – Couple loses home and dog in blaze; City’s IT dept. asks for more money in 2015; Northfield Gives at The Grand

Couple loses home and dog in blaze NAFRS responded to report of a house fire late yesterday morning when it was reported by a passerby who saw smoke.  The fire broke out at Jamaica Avenue and  305th St. about 8 miles out of downtown.  Fire Chief Gerry Franek said the home was fully engulfed when […]

Community News: Rice County looking for Planning Commission members

The Rice County Board of Commissioners is seeking two (2) Rice County residents to serve a 3-year term on the Planning Commission & Board of Adjustment.  Members of the Planning Commission & Board of Adjustment currently receive 56 cents per mile driven to and from meetings, and $65 per meeting attended. Questions should be directed […]

Today’s news update – Fowler agrees to 4 year term; Getting teens enough sleep could be a budget buster; What’s the criteria to close school due to weather?; Northfield parking ban starts Saturday; Last day to register your Trivia Team to support the Library

Fowler agrees to 4 year term With one write-in winning 2 council seats in the City of Dundas in the past election, officials needed to figure out what to do.  Longtime resident Larry Fowler, won both positions.  City Administrator John McCarthy said that he agreed to accept the 4 year term.  The Mayor and Council […]

Today’s news update – Sheriff Dunn says heroin is cheap, available and very dangerous; Dunn says “Safety First” during deer opener; 4th Street bridge closing on Monday

Sheriff Dunn says heroin is cheap, available and very dangerous Mayor Dana Graham has tasked the Mayor’s Task Force on youth alcohol and drug use with finding partnerships and gathering information on ways to educate kids, parents and the community on the rise in heroin use in Northfield.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says that […]

Community News: MN Corn Growers and Ethanol investments

MN corn growers

Minnesota Corn Growers Association Proud of Ethanol Investments Corn farmers have dedicated $18 million to ethanol, corn co-products over last 7 years SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Nov. 7, 2014) – The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has a long-standing tradition of supporting our state’s pioneering ethanol industry. That support continues today and is highlighted in a new […]