Recent Area News

Rain totals near 4 inches; Getting down to details in Fire Hall facade; Sen. Little to hold Town Hall at Nfld Library; County seeking Rights of Way for Co. Rd. 1 project

July 25, 2017

The rain just kept coming. Downtown Division street looked like a small river as the water came up over the curb and was flowing over the sidewalk.  When the rain looked like it was over, it started again.  We had 3.25 inches of rain measured at the KYMN studios on Division Street between 7 and 9 this morning.  Others reported 3 ¾ inches.  While there were scattered reports of pea size hail, there were no reports of any damage.  Northfield’s Streets and Parks Supervisor, TJ Heinricy, reported a couple of drains clogged but most of the water receded quickly.  Northfield police reported no incidents.  Expect more rain throughout the day. – Looks like the rain is over for the afternoon! (more…)

Local companies expand within; Rice County assesses space needs; DJJD Ambassadors make history as Gonzalez named Queen of the Lakes

July 24, 2017

Local companies are investing in their businesses.  That’s good news to Northfield Community Development Director Chris Heineman.   Cardinal Glass is doing another internal expansion.  They’ll be adding another line, expanding their services to the southern Metro.  They service many major glass providers throughout the region. Heineman said it’s about a $10 mil project.  All Flex and Aurora Pharmaceuticals are looking to expand.  Heineman says both of them (more…)

Draheim says “we’ll look at anything and everything” on new Health Care Committee; Nfld Council continues forward on Strategic Plan; Legislature okays Rice Co bid to appoint Auditor; Distracted Driving simulator at Rice Co. Fair tonight!

July 21, 2017

District 20 Senator Rich Draheim has been appointed to the recently formed Senate Select Committee on Health Care Consumer Access and Affordability.  It’s a bipartisan committee looking at ways to “fix” Minnesota’s healthcare.  He said, “we spend a lot of time talking about how to pay for healthcare, in whatever form, whatever side you’re on, doesn’t matter, we still have to pay for it one way or another, but, we really didn’t examine WHY it (more…)

Carleton student charged in hazing related sexual assault; 2017 a good year for development in Northfield; New Officer sworn in

July 20, 2017

A man has been charged following a hazing incident at Carleton College in April.  13 students were found responsible for serious violations of the College’s student code of conduct and were suspended for 3 terms.  But 19 year old Taariq Muhammad Vanegas has been charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.  According to the criminal complaint, on May 3rd, Northfield Police began an investigation into a sexual assault on campus.  The woman said it began with an email on April 23rd with the subject line “A Sincere Invitation to the Night that Never Happened”. (more…)

Books & Stars moved indoors for tonight

July 19, 2017

Due to the potential for rain this evening, the FREE family Books & Stars program, A Touch of Magic, has been moved to the high school auditorium (1400 Division St. South, back parking lot entrance, door number 10).

A Touch of Magic will be performing starting at 7 pm. Nobody makes family audiences laugh harder than Half-Pint and Oscar! They’ll be performing “Oscar’s Big Break,” so don’t miss out. All ages welcome! Booker will not be in attendance.

Upcoming Books & Stars programming include the following
RAD Zoo – July 26th @ Way Park, 7:00pm
Voice of Culture – August 2 @ Central Park, 7:00 pm
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