Today’s news update – Another death being investigated for possible drug overdose; Designs are wonderful – the building not so much; Melchert-Dinkel gets 6 months in County jail; Where’s my NTV?; Beaumaster/Fossum will face off tonight

Another death being investigated for possible drug overdose The Northfield Police Department is investigating the death of a local male as possibly related to accidental drug overdose.  Yesterday evening at about 6:15,  Northfield Officers responded to the 1600 block of Pheasantwood Trail for a report of an unresponsive male. Officers and paramedics determined the male […]

Today’s news update – Moreland to withdraw guilty plea; Northfield SWAT assist drug bust in Faribault; NHS details activity to Council

Moreland to withdraw guilty plea Michael Wayne Moreland will make a motion in front of Rice County Judge Neuville to withdraw his guilty plea and impose sanctions on the State when he appears for sentencing on October 22nd.  In July of 2012, Moreland was driving the van that killed 48 year old Kimberly Motzko and […]

Community News: Confirmation of Passenger Rail Open House at Carleton

MnDOT seeks public input on plan for improved freight and passenger movement on Minnesota railroads Northfield hosts first meeting on State Rail Plan Oct. 16 ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is partnering with local municipalities and counties to gather public input to inform the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan. […]

Today’s news update – Dundas citizens object to stormwater ordinance; Nfld Council hears fund requests; School Board hedges their bets on snow days; County attorney debate set for The Cow; Passenger rail meeting this week

Dundas citizens object to stormwater ordinance The Dundas council heard from some citizens about their recently enacted stormwater ordinance.  City Administrator John McCarthy they enacted the ordinance just as many other cities have including Northfield, who has had one for several years.  The idea is to protect the waters of the Cannon River and local […]

Community News: Carleton Convocation addresses farming technologies


For immediate release Carleton Convocation Addresses Farming Technologies and Poverty in the Developing World Northfield, Minn.—Carleton College’s weekly convocation will be presented by Robert Paarlberg ’67, a food and agricultural researcher, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Political Fight Over Food and Farming: Who Is Winning?”, Paarlberg’s […]

Today’s news update – Paraphernalia means drug residue – unless City creates it’s own ordinance; Dundas meets early to talk Sewer Fund; NHS players to wear pink for awareness and State Patrol will blast out seatbelt message; Star Party

Paraphernalia means drug residue – unless City creates it’s own ordinance The Northfield City Council has been pursuing a drug paraphernalia ordinance for some time.  While the State has one in place, it is written so that the item is called paraphernalia only after it’s been used and holds drug residue.  Northfield is considering banning […]

Community News: Hampton family honored for conservation efforts


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information call: Brian Watson 651-480-7777 Clanton Family Receives Award for Outstanding Conservation Efforts October 7, 2014—Dakota County, Minnesota. The Clanton family of Hampton was recently acknowledged by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) for their efforts in protecting our soil and water resources. The Clanton’s will also […]

Today’s news update – St. Olaf student found dead; Pawnshop/Precious Metal ordinance to accommodate existing local businesses; TZD Seatbelt Enforcement; Star Party comes to Northfield

Pawnshop/Precious Metal ordinance to accommodate existing local businesses Police Chief Monte Nelson presented a resolution for Pawnshop and Precious metal dealer fees to the Northfield City council.  He’s worked with Attorney Chris Hood researching what other cities are doing and also to accommodate local businesses such as Jenkins Jewelers whose dealing in precious metals is […]