Community News: Stray cats available at Countryside Animal Hospital 8/28/15

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These strays have overstayed their legal reclaim period and the good folks at Countryside couldn’t stand to put them down so they are available for adoption for the cost of a rabies shot – $22.00.  Interested parties should contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 645-4522. These 3 are all neutered males. The black with white star […]

Community News: New Minute with the Mayor 8/28/15

Northfield Mayor Dana Graham has released a new “Minute with the Mayor” on the preliminary tax levy.  View it by clicking on the link below: http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13

Today’s news update – Nfld. Council discusses levy at work session; School Board approves deferred maintenance plan and more public meetings set for Master Facilities Plan; Nfld Police get 2 PBT’s

Nfld. Council discusses levy at work session The City’s preliminary tax levy must be set September 1st.  As always the levy can go DOWN from that point but not up.  Mayor Graham said they talked about a 1% or 3% levy.  Staff recommends 3%.  Citing $100,000 less LGA projected for next year, Councilor Pownell wanted […]

Today’s news update – Grease is the word for thieves; Public Works department presents change recommendations; Nfld School Board approves changes to Sick Leave Bank

Grease is the word for thieves Two were arrested Monday in Faribault for stealing grease from restaurants in Faribault and Northfield.  Sometime this Spring, a local restaurant owner called Northfield police to say their grease had been stolen. Since then, they’ve received multiple emails with the same complaint.   Food establishments contract with companies to sell […]

Community News: Low Interest Rate Single Family Housing Loans Available 8/27/15

Low Interest Rate Single Family Housing Loans Available Faribault, Minn. – The USDA Rural Development Agency is currently accepting applications for loans available to low-income families to buy, build, rehabilitate or improve homes located in rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less.   Faribault, Northfield and Owatonna are currently eligible areas as these communities […]

‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Nfld Hosp. EMS Dir. Brian Edwards on EMS training 8/27/15

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Jeff Johnson speaks with Northfield Hospital and Clinics EMS Director Brian “Tex” Edwards about upcoming EMS training opportunities. Click below to listen to the full interview:

Rice County Attorney John Fossum: Understanding Minnesota Sentencing Practices

Understanding Minnesota Sentencing Practices By John L. Fossum, Rice County Attorney One of the most common complaints heard about the criminal justice system is that sentences are too lenient, and offenders are getting off too easy.  To understand the process, it is important to understand that there are a number of different sanctions and processes […]

Today’s news update – Reopening rental ordinance is “a can of worms”; School Board ratifies teacher contract; Dukes looking to improve ballpark; You become the curator!

Reopening rental ordinance is “a can of worms” The Northfield Council held a work session last night.  The rental ordinance was on the agenda.  Currently only 20% of homes on a block can be rented.  However, that’s not city wide but more specifically focused around the colleges where the students are likely to live.  Many […]