Recent Area News

1/2 sales tax option on Nfld agenda; Nfld Schools construction update; Rice Co. Waste Wizard

January 21, 2020
By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Council votes tonight on whether to ask the State Legislature to put a ½ cent sales tax on the November ballot. During a work session last week, Administrator Martig explained the dollars would be used for Parks and Recreation but must have a regional appeal. This is not to fund just our specific neighborhood parks. The tax would be in play for a maximum of twenty years. Martig said, “if for that 20 years you just did a pay as you go, we’d collect $13 million estimated based on what we’ve seen in the last 6 years or so”. Breaking it (more…)

Sales tax/street projects and roundabout on Nfld Council agenda; Rice-Steele 911 Center was down for several hours; Nfld Shares receives national accreditation; City of Nfld seeks election judges

January 20, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Council meets tomorrow night with some important items on the agenda including a vote on asking the legislature to place a local sales tax option on the November ballot and considering plans and specs for the 2020 street project with bid opening proposed for February 20th. There have been numerous iterations involving bike lanes, cycle tracks and parking. The details are on the city’s website (more…)

Rice-Steele 911 is operational

January 20, 2020

Just before 10 o’clock last night, the community was alerted that 911 for Rice-Steele Call center was out. A second notice, at 2:40 this morning, was NOT received by everyone. Bottom line – 911 is now operational.

Northfield Women’s March 2020

January 18, 2020

An estimated 65 people braved blustering winds to march for Women from Ames Park to Hwy 3 and back to Bridge Square in Northfield this morning. The march was put together by a half dozen women in about 2 weeks. Listen to the interview with Sarah Missler and Claudia Gonzalez George under the Morning Show tab.

1/2 cent sales tax and park survey; Nfld School Board chooses Officers; Northfield Women create local Women’s March

January 17, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Council has been discussing a ½ cent sales tax to fund parks and recreation. Administrator Martig noted that in 2007, the City funded the park system at a little over $140,000 a year. Of course the recession hit and funding was cut. He said, at this time, the City now puts in about $94,000 a year into that fund. There are currently 35 parks with over 500 acres, 23 miles of trails and they want to add. A local sales tax must be voted on by the citizens but the ask must first be approved by State legislators. This local sales tax must have a regional (more…)

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