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Nearly a decade later, the Northfield Depot is poised to open to the public; Driver hits the “trifecta” when he ignores emergency vehicles; WINGS hits million dollar milestone

June 7, 2019
By Teri Knight, News Director Efforts to save the old depot in Northfield began in 2010 with then mayor Mary Rossing sending a letter of support for the newly formed non-profit, Save the Northfield Depot. Since then the depot has been moved across Third Street to the Q-block and restored. Now, it is set to open to the public thanks to another step taken this week by the current city council. Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig explained that the council authorized the use of TIF funds for plans and specifications for an access road to the depot and to provide some (more…)

Amber Alert from Cottage Grove

June 7, 2019

UPDATE 10:42am
**** AMBER ALERT ***** AMBER ALERT ******
CANCEL ** CANCEL ** CANCEL **

Children have been found safe. Suspect Jeffrey Lo is in custody.
Thanks to all who helped search

**** AMBER ALERT ***** AMBER ALERT ******

VEHICLE CORRECTION ** VEHICLE IS A TAN TOYOTA “SIENNA” NOT A SIERRA AS ORIGINALLY SENT

On 6-7-2019 at approximately 06:34 AM Jeffrey Lo assaulted the mother of his two children and left the scene in the mother’s mini-van with the children. The mini-van is a 2004 Toyota Sierra MN license plate 708XEM tan in color.  Jeffrey Lo is described as an Asian male, 5’ 5” 180 lbs. with brown eyes.  The children are Asian females ages 1 and 3. Clothing description unknown.

***** Suspect is armed. Do not approach. Call 9-1-1

 

City receives major donation from citizen for zero waste program; New developer to complete Bridgewater Heights addition; Community Band kicks off free concerts tonight; City installs Wi-Fi in Bridge Square

June 6, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Current estimates of Northfield’s contaminated recycling waste is 15%. Local citizen Jan Shoger has been participating in the Materials & Waste subcommittee of the Climate Action Plan Advisory Board (CAPAB). With first-hand knowledge of the problem and a desire to bring Northfield to zero waste status, Shoger will donate $50,000 toward vigorous educational efforts and enhanced organic recycling (more…)

Northfield EMS community paramedic program designed to “fill the gap”; City Council approves ADUs; St. Olaf sings for the King and 95.1’s ‘Unexpected Caregiver’ hosts Oles in Norway

June 5, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Northfield Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) do more than respond to crashes and other disasters. Director Brian Edwards explains that their community paramedic program, “…brings a different layer of services to patients in their home or in a place that’s convenient for them, so patients that don’t necessarily need emergency services, don’t necessarily qualify for home care or advanced level care in a nursing home still need certain services and community paramedics were designed to fill that gap.” It’s modeled after (more…)

Northfield man sentenced after multiple violations in domestic assault; Carleton student charged with felony assault of ex-girlfriend; ADUs on Northfield Council agenda

June 4, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Anthony

A Northfield man was sentenced to 17 months in the St. Cloud prison. On Friday, 34-year-old Marc Lewis Anthony was sentenced for multiple violations of domestic abuse while on probation (for previous domestic abuse charges) as well as storing methamphetamine in the presence of a child. In 2017 he hit and choked his 32-week-pregnant girlfriend. Since that time, he’s racked up three more criminal convictions. Anthony will get credit for 140 days already spent in jail, and will serve all sentences concurrently. Anthony has an extensive criminal history that dates back to 2003. (more…)

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