Community News: Northfield Youth Choirs Director is making a difference


Elizabeth Shepley, the artistic director of the Northfield Youth Choirs, has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for November. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Northfield Youth Choirs (NYC) consists of seven choirs and summer programs that serve 200 […]

News Alert – Nfld High School suffers criminal damage

The Northfield Police Department is investigating a criminal damage to property/burglary that occurred over the weekend at the Northfield High School.  The damage was extensive and limited to a single classroom and its office area.    Investigator Sergeant PT Haider said they have no suspects and no motive.  There was extensive damage.  If you have any […]

Today’s news update – Bridgewater recognized by the Humphrey Institute; Licenses and Levies during Dundas Council meeting; LBSA Gala huge success; Breakfast with Santa

Bridgewater recognized by the Humphrey Institute Bridgewater Township will be recognized by the Humphrey Institute on Thursday as one of the winners of their Local Government Innovation Awards for 2014.   A group of 64 homeowners living near Menards have been working for years to replace their propane tanks with natural gas.  Excel Energy had to […]

Today’s news update – CIP approved but not without debate; Chief reminds residents of winter parking ban; Winter Walk and Chamber Bucks!

CIP approved but not without debate The Capital Improvement Plan was approved by the Northfield City Council this week but not without a lengthy debate over whether council would be obligated to spend the dollars in the Plan.  Ludescher brought up the Skateboard Park which had a dollar figure of over $193,000 listed in the […]

Today’s news update – Chief warns of burglaries – says Lock Up; Council okays 2nd street reconstruction for 2015; Plans for Enterprise Park to be posted with alternatives; Rice County gets Casey grant

Chief warns of burglaries – says Lock Up The Northfield Police department reports recent burglaries.  Police Chief Monte Nelson says the main items they’re stealing are cash, jewelry and small electronics.  There were a few burglaries on the west side and one by the soccer field.  Some of the homes had forced entry while others […]

Today’s news update – Lawsuit against Northfield Chamber moves forward; Council approves 1% levy; Christmas Sharing needs donations and volunteers

Lawsuit against NCC moves forward Former Northfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Mary Schmelzer, will move ahead with her lawsuit against the Chamber.  In the complaint, Schmelzer alleges that her employment with the NCC was terminated in violation of the Human Rights Act which includes protection for whistleblowers.  She says she tried to protect a […]

Today’s news update – Rice County drug bust nets 2; Write-in remains after recount in Dennison; Rice County levy looking at 5.65%; Ring the Bell for Rice County and Northfield; 2nd street on Council agenda

Rice County drug bust nets 2 Another drug bust takes 2 more down.  The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force arrested 2 Faribault men in connection with the sale of methamphetamine.  In an investigation that spanned 3 months, agents were able to arrest 35 year old Adam Michael Caron.  He’s charged with 1st […]

Today’s news update – Northfield City Staff to create Grant Application Calendar; City’s cost for Skateboard Park will rise; Dundas residents can sound off at Truth in Taxation meeting; Northfield’s looking to fill Advisory boards; Tree of Remembrance

Northfield City Staff to create Grant Application Calendar The timeline for grant applications has been a bone of contention with Mayor Graham and some councilors as it’s not left time to really consider the ramifications.  To that end, City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller wants to implement a process in which staff and council have an idea […]