Recent Area News

Distracted driving causes rollover; Rice/Steele 911 offers advanced technologies; Bell ringers fewer while needs are greater

May 22, 2017

Distracted driving was likely the cause of an early morning rollover.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn reports that a semi-trailer driver was heading southbound on Cabott Avenue in Walcott Township at about 12:30 this morning when he looked down at his phone and went into the ditch.  39 year old Dale Marx of Madison Lake was airlifted to North Memorial (more…)

DJJD Seeking Ambassador Candidates

May 22, 2017

The Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador Committee is seeking new ambassadors to reign over the 2017 DJJD Celebration.  The Ambassador Coronation will be held on August 11, 2017 at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium.   (more…)

13 suspended at Carleton; Bar ablaze – complete loss; Crash looked worse than it was; Climate Change a Nfld priority; TCL has one more surprise for Northfield

May 19, 2017

An incident at Carleton College has resulted in a number of suspensions and sanctions.  An email was sent out to the student body and staff late yesterday afternoon regarding a hazing incident on April 28th.  While there are no specific details, President Steve Poskanzer and Dean of Students, Carolyn Livingston, called it a “disturbing incident” that involved “hazing and extreme alcohol consumption as part of initiation into a secret co-ed social club”.  The email goes on, after a thorough investigation, 13 students were found responsible for serious (more…)

Nfld recognizes Tourism with spotlight on Excellence

May 19, 2017

Many of us are likely familiar with the frequently touted (and research-proven) positive effects of travel on our work performance, relationships and personal well-being. But, with all the national conversation about creating and keeping good jobs, how much thought do we give to travel’s economic power in our lives?   It certainly deserves our attention. Tourism is one of Minnesota’s largest industries.  In Rice County alone, there are over 2,300 tourism related jobs and direct traveler spending generates $6.8 million dollars in state sales tax.

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NPD warns of Suspicious Activity

May 18, 2017

The Northfield Police Department would like to inform the community of Suspicious Activity related to home repairs after the recent hail storms since May 14, 2017.

The Northfield Police Department has received reports of people going door-to-door seeking contract work to repair shingles and siding on residential homes. The Northfield Police urge community members to be cautious about inviting people into their homes or giving out personal, private information.  Full press release with much more information below:

Suspicious Activity – NPD Press Release – Roofing Repair Scams-05182017

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