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Three have filed for Nfld Councilor-at-Large; Nfld election holds major school referendum; Dundas discusses new City Hall options with a “jumpstart” for commercial business; Nfld budget work session

August 16, 2017

Three are in the running to complete the last year of the term for Northfield Councilor-at-Large.  Don McGee, Jon Denison and Greg Colby.  Colby was appointed by Council in January when Mayor Pownell vacated her seat to become Mayor.  Denison filed last week and McGee filed yesterday.  KYMN listeners will remember McGee from Beyond the Open Mic.  He’s been a council watchdog for (more…)

Nfld man in jail after choking woman; Tobacco ordinance should include education; ACC looks to create public policy and celebrate Sidewalk Poets

August 15, 2017

A Northfield man who choked the mother of his child is in custody.  26 year old Darius Leandrew Tankson is charged with domestic assault by strangulation, interfering with a 911 call, 2 counts of misdemeanor domestic assault and brawling.  In the criminal complaint, Northfield police were dispatched to 1502 Koester Ct on Saturday morning on a 911 hangup.  One of the officers made contact (more…)

Heads up: extra DWI patrol starts Friday

August 15, 2017


Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink and Drive: Extra DWI Patrols on Rice County Roads Aug. 18 – Sept. 3

Northfield/Rice County, Minn. – Whether it’s having fun on the boat or playing beach volleyball, it’s easy for a person to lose track of how much they’re drinking while out celebrating the final days of summer. That’s why if Minnesotans are planning to drink at all, it’s time to line up a sober driver. (more…)

Fire Station rehab includes landscaping into Nfld downtown; NDDC looking at possible funding options and plenty of collaboration; 2018 DJJD Ambassadors selected!

August 14, 2017

The City of Northfield is part of NAFRS Joint Powers, Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service.  As they work on formalized designs for the Fire Station rehab and buildout, the City specifically owns the building which sits at, what City officials are calling, a gateway, into the historic downtown. City Administrator Ben Martig updated Council.  He wanted to get some feedback as they continue to (more…)

Charter amendment stirs debate; AA rating means $ savings; DJJD Ambassador coronation tonight

August 11, 2017


The Northfield Charter Commission voted to amend the Charter adding language that would require the Mayor to report once during their term on the operations and administration of the City, to the Council.  While the Charter already provides for that, there was no requirement as to when. Right now, the amendment reads that it would be before the last day of the 3rd year of their term.  A public hearing was held this week.  Mayor Pownell commented Wednesday morning, “the Council’s now being given an opportunity to weigh in.  Is this a good idea, not good idea, do we want to give different direction to the Charter Commission?”. (more…)


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