Recent Area News

Motorhome fire deemed electrical; NPD already implementing Novak study changes; NHS grad sworn in to NPD; Breadth of Nfld HRA/EDA activities are overwhelming

November 20, 2019
By Teri Knight, News Director Rice County Deputy Sheriff Jesse Thomas updated KYMN late yesterday afternoon on the suspicious fire at the Flying J Truck Stop. Upon inspection, the Fire Marshall ruled it an electrical fire that started in the engine compartment. As for tracking down the owner, he had sold it but there was no bill of sale. He paid to have the motorhome towed.  NPD already implementing Novak study changes The Novak Consulting Group recently evaluated the Northfield Police Department, looking at all aspects. Two representatives from Novak shared the full report with the city council last week. Police Chief Monte Nelson said they also spoke with their sergeants group and administrative team, adding, “We already have implemented a schedule change for next year that aligns with some of their recommendations in the study.” The biggest thing that came out was that Novak recommended the (more…)

Suspicious fire at Flying J has fire marshall involved; Nfld district holds parent meetings on late start; Recent vandalism has police chief asking public to call; NCC ranks tops in a nationwide report: Stay off the ice warns DNR

November 19, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

UPDATE 3:30pm from Deputy Jesse Thomas: The Fire Marshall determined it was an electrical fire. The registered owner had sold the motorhome but there was no bill of sale. That man paid to have the motorhome towed.

The State Fire Marshall was called in yesterday after a suspicious fire at the Flying J Truck Stop. Around noon yesterday, the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service (NAFRS) responded to a fully engulfed motorhome fire in the parking lot. Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said late yesterday afternoon that deputies were still trying to track down the owner of the motorhome. No one was injured and gratefully the blaze was far away from any gas pumps. No further information has been made available.

Northfield district holds parent meetings on late start

The Northfield School District continues to gather feedback about the concept plan of a late start for the upper grades. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann will give the school board an update on the plan next Monday, November 25, and they will hold a work session on December 16 for further discussion. Hillmann said they’ve held (more…)

Parent meetings today and Thursday on late start for Northfield schools

November 18, 2019

The Northfield School District continues to gather feedback about the concept plan regarding a late start for middle and high school students. There are two parent meetings this week — this afternoon (November 18) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday (November 21) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Both are at the high school auditorium. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said, after this week’s meetings are completed, they will also seek feedback via an online form.

Pickup strikes tractor, woman suffers non life-threatening injuries; Charter Commission discusses Hospital Board appointment changes; Nfld Council ponders raising tobacco age and hiring a consultant on community recreation needs; Car fire in Randolph

November 18, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

A car collided with a tractor in Goodhue County on Saturday. Just before 10 a.m., a Ford pickup driven by a 55-year-old woman from Kenyon was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 in Wanamingo. A 69-year-old man from Kenyon, driving a John Deere tractor, was making a left turn into the John Deere dealership as the Ford pickup was attempting to pass. The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The tractor driver was unhurt.  (more…)

Northfield PD warns: Suspicious Activity/Indecent Exposure Incidents

November 15, 2019

Suspicious Activity/Indecent Exposure Incidents

November 15, 2019

In the interest of public safety the Northfield Police Department is releasing information in reference to suspicious activity near the 100 block of Maple Street and the 200 block of College Street. Carleton
College Campus Security has contacted NPD regarding incidents reported to them in which a man
exposed himself to a passerby, and a separate incident in which a student reported that they were
being followed home through a neighborhood. Both of these incidents have occurred over the past
week.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40’s or early 50’s wearing a dark colored jacket.
No one has been physically harmed in these incidents.

Read the full press release here: Suspicious Activity – 11.15.19

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