Recent Area News

Dennison gets bonding $ for lift station; Charges will likely be filed in rollover crash; Nfld Council has full plate tonight

June 6, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Mayor Jeff Flaten

Dennison Mayor Jeffrey Flaten finally got what he asked for when legislators, this year, passed a bonding bill.  The City will receive funding for a lift station, water infiltration and lining of the sewer mains.   Flaten’s original ask was for $726,000.  They started setting aside money believing they’d have to have a small match but then language came back saying they didn’t have to match any.  It’s a full grant.  In 2014, citizens started being assessed $25 monthly to start setting aside money for the sewer ponds and lift station.  Flaten said at (more…)

Nfld residents early morning warning, suspect in custody; Faribault Fire responds to 2 fires; Alcohol likely involved in serious injury crash – one critical; 309 students graduate from NHS on Sunday

June 5, 2017

At 1:30 this morning Northfield residents received a phone call from the Dispatch Center alerting them to a person with a history of breaking into homes and stealing vehicles. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson sent a press release at 7:30 this morning reporting that at about 12:30 a.m. this morning, Officers responded to the 1800 block of Aldrich Ct. for a report of a disturbance.  An adult male fled the area on foot.  A short time later, officers took a report of a burglary and vehicle stolen from the 1000 block of Prairie Circle.  The vehicle was located and later the subject was located and taken (more…)

2017 Northfield High School Graduation

June 5, 2017

Northfield High School held their Graduation Ceremony on Sunday at 2pm.  KYMN broadcast the complete ceremony and you can hear it below.  It is also downloadable.

Late morning house fire results in substantial damage, no injuries

June 4, 2017

At 11:04 am on June 3, 2017 The Faribault Fire Department, Faribault Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a house fire at 628 8th St. NW in Faribault.  Light smoke and small flames were coming from a 2nd story window when crews arrived. One adult female living on the main level evacuated the home but the occupants of the second level were unaccounted for.  Firefighters made a quick search for the occupants on the second level and then entered and extinguished the fire in the room of origin.    (more…)

NAUW announces 2017-18 Grants

June 4, 2017

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (June 2, 2017) – The Northfield Area United Way will allocate grants totaling $263,000 to 19 nonprofit partners in 2017-18. These organizations play an essential role in Northfield Area United Way’s commitment to advancing financial stability (basic needs), education and health – the building blocks for self-sufficiency and a good quality of life – in our community. (more…)


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