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2nd Overdose victim in a week

May 25, 2018

Late yesterday afternoon, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn reports that his department along with Lonsdale Police and Northfield EMS were called to the 4000 block of Clearwater Trail in Forest Township on report of an unconscious female.  CPR was being administered by bystanders but she was in respiratory distress.  The victim was given 2 doses of Naloxone and started to regain consciousness.  Dunn said he believes the heroin used by this victim and a previous one this week in Rice County were laced with fentanyl due to having to administer more than one dose.  Read the full press release below:

Media Release Form – Overdose 05-24-18

HRA “bridges the gap” for housing; Bly laments last legislative session; Nfld Charter seeks volunteer, Nakasian files for Ward 1

May 25, 2018

Affordable housing encompasses a variety of living spaces.  Northfield’s HRA Chair, Dayna Norvold, explains her definition is “what’s affordable for each person who wants to live here”.  She added, “People are often surprised when I cited that about 27% of households in Northfield have household incomes of less than $35,000 a year”.  With that income, and keeping the house cost at 30%, a family could only afford a home worth $120,000.  She said that’s just not going to happen, “cost of construction is rising, we’re running out of land, particularly land (more…)

NDDC announces Northfield a “Main Street” community

May 25, 2018

Northfield is the newest Designated Main Street community in Minnesota. The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) applied for designation with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota in March and has been accepted into the program at the Big City Affiliate community level. The public is invited to attend a special announcement in Downtown Northfield on June 1, 2018 at 5pm on Bridge Square.  Read the full press release below:

Northfield Downtown Development Corporation announces…

Missing person alert – CANCEL

May 24, 2018

UPDATE:  Cancel Pine County Sheriff’s Office missing person Cassandra Jo Lindig alert. Cassandra has been located safe. Thank you to all who helped look for her.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s assistance in locating Cassandra Jo Lindig, 30, of Brook Park, MN. Cassandra Jo was last seen walking along Highway 107 in Brook Park on May 17th. She has had no contact with friends or family since then, which is highly unusual and authorities are concerned for her welfare. Cassandra Jo is described as 5’06”, 160 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She has a mole on her upper right lip and a pierced left eyebrow. If you think you have seen Cassandra Jo or know of her whereabouts please contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 320-629-8342 or dial 911.

The case will go to court, Nfld answers Waterford; Man says he’s not selling meth, he got a “two for one” deal; Memorial Day service and BTYR picnic

May 24, 2018

The City of Northfield maintains that the Orderly Annexation agreement with Waterford Township signed in 1981 is null and void.  Attorney for Northfield, Robert T. Scott, officially answered Waterford Township’s lawsuit stating “the City denies each and every allegation, matter, thing and inference contained in the plaintiff’s complaint”.  Waterford’s attorney, Mike Couri,explained in a nutshell, “they’re basically saying the agreement’s void and there was no authority for it to ever be enacted and it should be, in essence, killed by the court.  And the Township, of course, is saying the agreement is (more…)

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