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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…)

Charges dependent on public assistance; Meth, a Bowie Knife and a high school parking lot; Mayor to form “Advisory” committee on NW land development

January 11, 2018

Northfield Police are reaching out to the community after a slew of thefts from vehicles.  Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said it’s important for the community to contact police if their vehicle was broken into.  The suspects were found with a lot of property that they’ve yet to connect with thefts.  He said, “we’ve recovered a lot of items, some little, some are just power cords/accessory cords, but it helps us determine how many vehicles these two may have actually accessed”.  It also helps them determine all the areas of town the suspects may have hit AND makes a difference in how the suspects are charged.  (more…)

Alert citizen aids in apprehension; Wastewater treatment plant accident prompts emergency Council action;  Nominate a Northfield graduate – Distinguished Alumnus; Hillmann and Co. will be checking roads tomorrow

January 10, 2018

A slew of thefts from vehicles hit the south end of Northfield late Sunday into Monday morning.  At 6 o’clock Monday morning, Northfield Police received a call from a resident reporting suspicious activity. Officers apprehend 2 suspects inside their car with, what appeared to be, lots of stolen items.  Police Chief Monte Nelson said they’re still looking for more victims as they have more stolen items than have been claimed!  There could be upwards of 30 vehicles broken into.  If you believe you’re missing items, call the non-emergency phone number.  Nelson pointed out that none of the vehicles (more…)

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