Community News: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month from Rice County Attorney Paul Beaumaster Domestic violence has been in the news lately because of several recent incidents of violence perpetrated by NFL players.  The violence by football players put a spotlight on domestic violence that we have not seen since the OJ Simpson trial.  The frequency and severity of […]

Today’s news update – TIGER grant could be rejected – FHA says “we don’t give black marks”; Engineer explains the vast difference in bids; flu clinic tomorrow

TIGER grant could be rejected – FHA says “we don’t give black marks” On Northfield City Council’s Consent Agenda tonight is the Tiger Trail bids.  It’s likely one of the Councilors will have it placed on the Regular Agenda for discussion and possible action. City Administrator Nick Haggenmmiller made it clear in an email yesterday […]

Today’s news update – Watermain flushing could cause laundry discoloration; Open House for new Chamber ED; 100% Local Music Festival 100% successful; Maher will be on KYMN tomorrow with Jeff Johnson

Watermain flushing could cause laundry discoloration Watermains in Northfield will be flushed between 9pm and 6am each night, starting tonight through Thursday morning.  Watermains are routinely flushed to remove minerals as they accumulate in the distribution system and to check the fire hydrants.  Residents are advised to limit water use during the flushing period and […]

Today’s news update – Council may reject TIGER bids – DCP checklist update

In an email from City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller, he says: The City has received new information from MNDOT today in regards to council’s authority to act on bids – Specifically, reject bids without the office of Civil Rights completing their review.  Given the interpretation we received this morning from MNDOT in regards to the PCB […]

Today’s news update – The 2 sides of a TIGER; KYMN is voted Best Radio Station and All Wheel Drive’s Jessica Paxton is Best Radio Personality; 100% local musicians for a 100% local cause; Storyland coming to Nfld. Library

The 2 sides of a TIGER A vocal opponent of the Tiger Trail has been Councilor Ludescher.  After looking at the summary of the bids, now in the 3rd attempt, he said there were a couple of surprises.  One being how far apart the 2 bids were.  The difference between the 2 bids is nearly […]

Community News: Hydrant flushing begins Sunday night 10/5/14

PRESS RELEASE  from City of Northfield HYDRANT FLUSHING Watermains in Northfield will be flushed between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. starting on Sunday night the 5th of October, and concluding at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, the 9th of October. Watermains are routinely flushed to remove minerals as they accumulate in the […]

Today’s news update – TIGER bids AGAIN higher than budget; EDA will review expense reimbursement and 2015 budget changes; Planning Commission talks LDC changes to Downtown District

TIGER bids AGAIN higher than budget Will the third time be a charm?  That depends on your perspective on the Tiger Trail.   This started in 2011 when the City was awarded a grant of $1 million, 60,000.  That Council, under Mayor Rossing, approved a $500,000 City match.  The grant is through the Transportation Improvements Generating […]

Today’s news update – TIGER Trail bid breakdown

For Immediate Release: TIGER Trail Bid Opening Bids on the TIGER Trail were opened on October 1, 2014. There were two bidders on the project;  Minnowa Construction, Inc. of Harmony, MN  Rosti Construction of Jordan, MN There were three additive alternates to bids in addition to the base bid item with constructed the […]