Community News: Rep. Daniels warns hunters on CWD in SE MN


ST. PAUL – If you hunt deer, State Representative Brian Daniels (R-Faribault) said you should be aware that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in two harvested deer from southeastern Minnesota.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) made the announcement recently after sampling hunter-killed deer in Fillmore County as part of its CWD surveillance program.  (more…)

Today’s news update – Nfld. Granny pod ordinance could be “huge can of worms”…; Hillmann talks new high school possibility; Board and commission seats opening


Nfld. Granny pod ordinance could be “huge can of worms”…

Virtually every municipality in Minnesota opted out of Governor Dayton’s “Granny pod” legislation.  However, the Northfield Planning Commission was asked by Council to consider adopting some sort of specific LDC language to address the Temporary Health Care Dwellings.  There are a number of issues with these dwellings, not the least of which is making sure emergency vehicles could get to the pods.  A question about allowing businesses to place them in parking lots was brought up.  Member Jay Jasnoch asked, “did you want to set them up as a business?  Or did you want it set up to meet a private need that’s not being met?  Because if you want it set up as a business, that’s a different thing to me”.  He added, (more…)

Community News: NAFRS to hold Public meeting on Facilities

NAFRS logoNAFRS Special Public Meeting

The Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Joint Powers Board will hold a special meeting regarding the facilities.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend

When: Thursday, December 8th from  9am – 11am
Where: Community Resource Bank, 1605 Heritage Dr, Northfield, MN 55057, USA (map)
Description: Public Meeting presenting the Facility Project to City Council Members, Township Supervisors, and the general public.

Community News: City of Northfield looking to fill Boards and Commissions

city-of-nfldThe City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions including Northfield’s representatives for the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Joint Powers Board. At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees will expire.  Continue reading below:


Today’s news update – Master Facilities Plan has big plans for Nfld elementary schools; HPC starts new initiatives; Expect extra DUI enforcement starting tomorrow


UPDATE:  An earlier crash at 5th and Washington in Northfield is clear.  Police Chief Monte Nelson said a vehicle swerved and hit a guide wire, which ignited one of the white pylons.  No one was hurt and the power was restored quickly.

Master Facilities Plan has big plans for Nfld elementary schools

The Northfield School Board heard from ATS&R, the consulting firm for their Master Facilities Plan last week.  Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann says there are 2 parts to the long range plan.  First is the Building Life Cycle Management Plan which looks at the physical, environmental and educational adequacies of each building.  The District has 2 “Next Projects”.  Hillmann says that doesn’t mean there’s going to be a bond issue right away, rather, every year the Board should look at and consider if the conditions are right for them to activate one of the projects.  There’s a high school (more…)