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Northfield Raiders game is delayed till 7:30 TONIGHT

September 22, 2017

Due to the heat, Northfield Raiders football game will start play at 7:30 this evening.  Be sure to tune in for the pre-game at 7pm with Dusty Budd and Grady McGovern.  AM 1080   FM 95.1 and, of course, streaming on kymnradio.net.

 

“It comes down to interpretation” on street assessments; Transit Hub access road is down the road; Day of Peace brings out students and community members; Wayne Eddy immortalized in oil

September 22, 2017

Northfield Councilor DeLong questioned the 2017 street assessments of several properties.  One owner, who complained, had his lowered.  Council approved the rest of the assessments last month, with DeLong and Ness voting against.  However, there were a handful that DeLong felt deserved another look pointing out the the League of MN Cities said, “if the assessment is higher than the benefit appraisal, then you can’t do that.  I mean, our City Charter has it in 2 spots, the assessment cannot be higher than the benefits”.  .   He had made an amendment at that August meeting, which, he said in an email,  (more…)

Council ok’s concept design for downtown street projects; NH&C re-branding complete; 15th Nfld International Day of Peace includes a young leader

September 21, 2017

On a 4 to 2 vote, the Northfield City Council approved design concepts for the 2018 street projects in downtown.  After over an hour of discussion and hearing from 5 residents and business owners, they chose to accept a combination concept that supports the “Complete Streets” designs.  That includes a raised intersection at Division st. and 7th, curb extensions, permeable pavers and valley gutters as well as landscaping for traffic calming.  Several businesses are affected.  Mayor Pownell, “one of the things that we’re really trying to do here is change that area of our community and make it much (more…)

160 First Responders search for little girl; Lots of calls, no leads; Nfld sets sights on jump in levy to 8.5%

September 20, 2017

Seven hours after she went missing, a Nerstrand girl has been found.  Rice County Deputies were dispatched to a rural farm south of Nerstrand for a missing child last night around 6:30.  Four year old Sawyer Hanson was last seen in the yard that borders a corn field. Sheriff Troy Dunn said it was amazing to have the resources at his fingertips to call on all those surrounding agencies.   (more…)

Alert: Nfld PD looking for suspect involved in theft

September 19, 2017

Updated:

Northfield Police have an alert out for a suspected professional shoplifter.  She’s described as a white Female, 5’5″ Heavy Set, possibly 200lbs with Blue Eyes and Short Brown Hair,  She was wearing Jeans, black shoes and a short sleeved black tunic.  The suspect took jewelry and other small items from stores on Division St. She stole the items while engaging the clerk in conversation.  Reportedly taking the most expensive items in the store that were not in the display case. 

 

If you see this person please call Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4475 (Non-Emergency) or 911 (EMERGENCY) immediately.