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 […]

Today’s news update – Fire at Florella’s; Riverview Dr. reclamation over $500,000; Hope Center works with Rice County on grant

Fire at Florella’s A fire at Florella’s this morning is being investigated by Ron Raymond of the State Fire Marshall’s office.  Fire Chief Gerry Franek said they responded this morning around 7 and on arrival saw flames and smoke coming from the trailer.  They were on scene for nearly an hour and a half.  Trailer […]

Today’s news update – Tiger Cost – Too Much; Fire Chief Franek talks safety; New NAFRS “better operation”

Tiger Cost -Too Much Three strikes and the Tiger is out.  With the latest lowest bid for the Tiger Trail over $500,000 higher than the engineers estimate, last night the entire Council laid it to rest.  Assistant Public Works Director Brian Erickson, gave a short presentation outlining the differences.  The largest increase between WSB consulting […]

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 […]