Recent Area News

Additional closings for January 17

January 17, 2020
*Fifty North will be closing 4pm today – they will reopen at 8am tomorrow (Jan. 18) but ask that you keep an eye on the roads
* Due to weather, the Sidewalk Poetry kick-off event is cancelled. Due to other events happening at the library in coming weeks, we will not be rescheduling the kick-off.  The submission period is from Feb. 1-Feb. 29. Please help spread the word and encourage people to submit! More details can be found on:
*The Northfield Gymnastics Club has cancelled school-age Open Gym
*Fifty North has closed Cafe North and SEMCAC Senior dining for today *Aradia Charter School’s production of Arts for Martin has been cancelled for this evening. The next one will be January 15th, 2021 *Northfield Raider Girls basketball for this evening against Winona has been cancelled  
We will continue to update this space as more closings/cancellations come in.

Rep. Lippert Newsletter 1-16-20

January 17, 2020

District 20b Representative Todd Lippert News letter:

Town Hall Tour

Before we get back to our work in the Minnesota House, I want to hear from you. I’ll be holding a Town Hall Tour across our district on Saturday, February 8th, stopping in Lonsdale, Montgomery, and Northfield. All are welcome at these events, and I look forward to your questions and comments on how we can improve our community and state together.

Read the full letter HERE.

Logan Wells on Youth In Government program

January 16, 2020

Teri Knight talked with Arcadia Senior, Logan Wells, about his last YIG event as a student. What his thoughts were on this year’s event, how it’s impacted his life and what he will take away from it.

YIG with Logan Wells
YIG with Logan Wells

Photo credits go to Neil Gysland (MN YMCA YIG), Glenn Stubbe (Star Tribune) and Aramis Wells (Northfield Area Family YMCA).

Nfld Transit Hub on bonding package; The Rock House to be sold to make room for roundabout; Bump out for 7th & Water; St. Olaf invites Community to 1st ever Unity March for MLK Day

January 16, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan unveiled the final bonding packages in the Local Jobs and Projects Plan, including $2.5 million for the City of Northfield’s regional transit hub. Rep. Todd Lippert said, “The governor’s bonding proposal serves as a great start to the conversation we’ll be having at the Legislature this year around improving Minnesota’s infrastructure, and I’m thankful Northfield’s regional transit hub was recognized. The transit hub will expand transit options for area workers, residents, and students traveling to and from our community. This investment will benefit Northfield and our entire region.” A complete list of the recommended projects can be found here. (more…)

No late start this Fall for Nfld Schools; Balancing bicycles, walkers and cars, Nfld Council considers 2020 street projects; Real ID starts Oct. 1

January 15, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield School District has been discussing a late start for middle and high school students for over a year. This week, the School Board discussed the benefits, of which Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann has shared multiple times on KYMN and at numerous meetings with the public, various stakeholders and sports organizations. The medical research is there to support a later start but there has to be a balance of the impact that kind of change would have on people day to day. Hillmann commented on KYMN yesterday, “while the Board really is (more…)

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