Today’s news update – Lakeville man charged with attempted murder; Council discussion over Meadows Park included connectivity and housing; Dundas has a “hefty wish list”


Lakeville man charged with attempted murder Attempted murder charges have been filed against a Lakeville man.  According to Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom, Lakeville officers were dispatched to a disturbance early Saturday morning.  Upon arrival, they were told several males were trying to fight with each other. Officers saw men running from the area.  Two […]

Community News: Frozen raw tuna warning

Salmonella cases linked to contaminated raw tuna, part of national outbreak One lot found to contain outbreak strain; retailers should not sell, consumers should not eat Two Minnesota residents sickened recently with salmonellosis are linked to frozen raw tuna, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said today. The ill Minnesotans are adults in their 30s […]

Today’s news update – Thefts from autos rose with the temperatures; Joy ride ends when the gas runs out; Council will discuss Meadows Park and Spring Creek watershed study; Stay cool and catch a free movie at the Weitz

Thefts from autos rose with the temperatures While there’s no correlation, Northfield police were busy.  From about 11 Sunday night through about 6 yesterday morning, Northfield police report 4 thefts from autos. Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz says they were all on the East side of town.  All the vehicles were unlocked and there were items […]

Community News: Owatonna construction on CR 2 at I-35

Overnight road closure set at CR2/Hoffman Drive in Owatonna for I-35 bridge beam placement ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists in Owatonna will find Steele County Road 2/Hoffman Drive closed beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17 until 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18. The closure is necessary for work crews to safely install the bridge beams for […]

Today’s news update – CUP for Solar headed to Council; HRA to assist in demolition at Viking Terrace; Nfld Library opens at City Hall; Cowling Arb offers beauty and volunteerism; Princess for a Day raises funds for DJJD Ambassador Scholarship Program

CUP for Solar headed to Council The Planning Commission held a special public hearing and approved the CUP for Geronimo Energy’s proposed Community Solar garden.  The 15 MW project had to be scaled back to 5 MW to comply with the Public Utilities Commission revised rules.  Council had approved the second reading of the LDC […]

Today’s news update – Fee changes approved – Solar deferred; Signs okayed but waste questioned; Growing Up Healthy gets healthy grant

Fee changes approved – Solar deferred Council voted on changes to City fees and charges this week.  DeLong asked to remove the solar fee for now.  He questioned the fee with changes to the size of the Geronimo project.  Zweifel supported the amendment adding that she would like to see a comparison from other cities […]

Community News: TZD – The speed that thrills is the speed that kills


The Minnesota State Patrol along with over 300 local law enforcement agencies including Rice County and Northfield Police will be involved in Speed Enforcement July 10th – 26th. Rice County law enforcement in the photo includes: Sheriff Troy Dunn and Sgt. Ross Spicer, Rice County Sheriff’s Office Officer Justin Hunt, Faribault Police Department Officer David […]

Today’s news update – Council clears way for CVDVOTF joint powers; Solar on St. Olaf takes another step; The City celebrates new amenities but cautions “the concrete’s not dry”

Council clears way for CVDVOTF joint powers Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson was seeking approval to formally join the Cannon Valley Drug and Violent Offender Task Force joint powers.  Councilor Ludescher had concerns that the City would be giving up too much control over the Police Department in terms of seizures and forfeitures.  He asked […]