Human Rights Investigation into Northfield Chamber Termination


Former Executive Director of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce Mary Schmelzer would not comment publicly but in a written statement said that she felt terrible for Brent and his family and that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has opened an investigation on a complaint of wrongful termination. Details will be released to the […]

Today’s news update – New Chamber Director fired in less than a month amid allegations of mistrust; HRA talks Workforce Housing

New Chamber Director fired in less than a month amid allegations of mistrust The new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director has already been fired.  Hired just weeks ago, Brent Burns has been let go yesterday morning.  On Wednesday, Burns had sent an email to chamber president Beth Ayotte Naumann and the members of the board […]

Today’s news update – Council skims over the first hurdle to increased compensation; Council okays contract with new City Administrator; Dundas looks to purchase the old school property; PEHS looking for volunteers and fosters

Council skims over the first hurdle to increased compensation The Northfield City Council approved the 1st reading for an increase in Council compensation.  Mayor Pro-Tem Erica Zweifel commented that “it’s difficult politically” but it’s been a long time since there’s been and increase and that, with council agreement, they should do it.  Councilor Pownell, who […]

Today’s news update – Council tables parkland purchase; Northfield School Board hears presentation on Elementary Art; Conrad reigns over Rice County Fair

Council tables parkland purchase The Cities of Dundas and Northfield received a grant of $406,000 to buy property for a regional park along the Cannon River. Northfield is in the process of buying 4 parcels of Gleason property behind Riverview Drive.   Councilor DeLong moved approval of the purchase agreement from the Consent agenda to the […]

Today’s news update – Heads up travelers: 35W closing over the weekend

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I-35W in Bloomington, Burnsville closing July 18-21 Northbound I-35W ramps to and from 94th Street closing July 27 If you’re traveling on Interstate 35W in Bloomington and Burnsville, you will encounter a detour in both directions from 10 p.m. Friday, July 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 21, weather permitting. Southbound I-35W will be closed […]

Today’s news update – Dundas/Bridgewater still wrangle over ARD; Speed Zone study approved; No Chickens for Lakeville; Reading and Kayaking go hand in hand this Saturday; 6th street update

Dundas/Bridgewater still wrangle over ARD The Dundas City Council held a closed meeting in the middle of their session last night.  City Administrator John McCarthy said they discussed litigation strategy.  The City and Bridgewater township still can’t agree on their annexation agreement.  At their last meeting, McCarthy says they had an attorney and were presented […]

Today’s news update – BBB warns of travel scam

Suspect Travel Offer Returns Grand Travel Worldwide purportedly offers free travel vouchers Burnsville, Minnesota – July 15, 2014 – Almost a year to the date from when they hit the Upper Midwest last summer, suspicious travel offers are once again landing in area mailboxes.   Consumers in our area are contacting Better Business Bureau of Minnesota […]

Today’s news update – CRWP working with women landowners


Working with Renters for Women Landowners July 16th from Noon – 3 PM Northfield Senior Center, Room 106 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057 The number of women who own farmland in Minnesota is growing. Often this land is rented to others for management.  Many women wonder whether their renter is doing all he or she […]