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Years of waiting will soon be over for Fire Hall; Koester/HRA Land swap is likely off; Township candidate filing

January 18, 2018

It was pretty much a slam dunk as the Northfield Council approved the plans and specs and authorized bids for the $4 million remodel and expansion of the Fire Station on Hwy 3 and 5th Street.  The City of Northfield owns the building and will carry the bond.  The project has been underway since 2008.  Originally the plan was to house Fire with Police at their new facility.  Since then a Joint Powers Agreement was created between Northfield, Dundas and Rural fire.  The entity known as NAFRS, Northfield Area Fire and Rescue. The Board opted to stay at the corner of Hwy 3 and 5th.  Multiple studies were done on the building itself which is in a floodplain.  Architect DJ Medin designed the remodel and expansion to alleviate flooding issues. (more…)

St. Paul man pleads to criminal vehicular homicide; Fynboh seeks jury trial; Postponed – HPD recognition; FiftyNorth celebrates

January 17, 2018

In August of 2016, 41 year old Chad Michael Gibson never even slowed down when he slammed into a vehicle on I-35 and Hwy 60.  Gibson of St. Paul, pled guilty yesterday in Rice County court to criminal vehicular homicide and  criminal vehicular operation.  Last April, Rice County attorney John Fossum commented on KYMN that Gibson had his cruise control set at 78 mph and didn’t touch the brakes.  He slammed into a Kia which burst into flames.  There were warning signs for at least 4 miles leading up to the construction zone.  A 63 year old Eden Prairie man was killed, his wife was severely injured.  The crash caused a chain reaction. Gibson’s jury trial had been set for January 22nd.   Fossum, who prosecuted the case, said “We appreciate Mr. Gibson accepting responsibility for his (more…)

PEG fees, new committee, Fire Station and more on Council agenda; SLIFE offers opportunity; Main Street goes to the chickens

January 16, 2018

The Northfield City Council, last week, heard from IT Director Kurt Wolf,regarding a Cable Access PEG Fee Increase for users.  Administrator Ben Martig said the City charges to be in the City’s public right-of-ways.  He said there’s a 5% general revenue fee and also a PEG fee which, “basically goes to equipment needs and upgrades that are necessary to provide a community access channel”.  Those are channels 180 and 187.  Right now, subscribers are paying 75 cents a month.  Council will vote tonight on whether to increase that to a dollar a month which would provide an additional $10,000 to spend on Northfield’s public access television equipment. (more…)

Randolph man found a month after he went missing; Faribault man pleads guilty to Arson; Renewed interest in HRC brings about change/ MLK Jr. celebration tonight at Emmaus

January 15, 2018

After nearly a month of searching a young Randolph man is found.  29 year old Adam Gilbertson had moved to Denver.  He went missing December 15th after leaving a bar around 1am.  Family and friends, unable to reach Gilbertson, flew to Denver a few days later.  Family reported to FOX news that his phone was shut off, the door to his apartment locked and his keys inside.  They filed a missing person report and started knocking on doors.  A volunteer search party found his body yesterday afternoon at the edge of the south Platte River just south of Interstate 25’s Alameda Avenue. (more…)

Mayor makes unusual request of Developer; Nfld Explorers Post 3300 model for State; NAUW offers free tax filing

January 12, 2018

The Northfield Council discussed a draft development agreement with Yanik Companies to develop a Senior Housing project across from the Nfld Hospital. This process is unique in that, as a private developer, this is normally done through City Staff.  Administrator Martig explains that City Council has an ownership interest in the site and, along with partnering with the Hospital, have some control, one was to ensure quality.  They’re recommending higher building standards to match the quality of the Hospital.  Community Development Director Chris Heineman said in the work session that the developer (Yanik) fully expects to comply and has “no problem (more…)