Recent Area News

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 25, 2017

Rice County motorists are asked to pay particular attention to motorcyclists now that the weather has brought even more riders out on the roads.  This is a good time to remember how important safety is for motorcyclists and motorists – slow down and use extra caution especially this Memorial Day weekend. (more…)

Nfld Sgt. Kevin Tussing awarded by MADD

May 25, 2017

Mothers Against Drunk Driving—Minnesota presented a Statewide Recognition Award to Sgt. Kevin Tussing, Northfield Police Department, for Outstanding Service in Greater Minnesota.  This award was presented at the MADD Minnesota 2017 Statewide Recognition awards ceremony and luncheon held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  The goal of these awards is to highlight individuals who, in their work or daily lives, embrace MADD’s mission to end drunk driving, (more…)

Speeding and an open bottle; Local man named new Greenvale Park Principal; Hilleman named to lead NAUW; Detour in Kenyon begins May 30th

May 24, 2017

A man driving near 100 mph with an open bottle is now in the Rice County jail.  On Saturday afternoon, dispatch reported 2 calls of a person driving fast and erratically on I-35.  A Deputy waited just north of Faribault and witnessed the speeding driver.  He pulled over 36 year old Dominick Wayne Baptiste of Madison Lake and discovered several open containers of alcohol including a half empty (more…)

Better buckle up!; Fire hall renovation seeing tangible movement; Council has a break then it’s back with Basil’s; Riverwalk Market Fair looking for vendors

May 23, 2017

Twenty four hours after a statewide Seatbelt enforcement wave began, Northfield Police are taking it seriously.  Eleven citations were handed out yesterday. The enforcement continues through June 4th, which is also graduation day in the School District.  While overall Minnesotans are more likely to wear their seatbelt than the rest of the county, so far 2017 has been tough with 25 unbelted motorists having died.   (more…)

DJJD Open House for Queen Carolyn

May 23, 2017

Northfield should be extremely proud to have a Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen!  Last July, Carolyn Meyer was chosen as the 2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes and there will be an Open House on Sunday June 4, 2017 5:00-8:00 PM with a program at 6:15PM at the Grand Event Center to celebrate.  The event is open to the public. How does one become Queen? (more…)


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