Recent Area News

Northfield police seek public’s help in Ziggy’s burglary

February 14, 2020
The Northfield Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in a burglary that occurred at Ziggy’s gas station in the early morning hours on February 11, 2020. The suspect fled the crime scene after a burglary alarm sounded. We are asking the public to assist in identifying the male suspect from the surveillance camera photos provided. He was wearing a darker jacket and black pants. The jacket had a rip over the elbow exposing the light colored insulation. Click on the Press Release for full details and more pictures: Burglary Suspect 02.14.2020

Transit Hub on Gov.’s Recommended list – Rep. Lippert comments; Dundas hires 2 PT Police Officers – offers the Chief position; Warm up with Latin Dance Party to benefit the Nfld Library; Smile Drive – drop off your donations at the studio!

February 14, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Council discussed legislative bills of local interest at their work session. Of particular note is the Transit Hub on the Q-block which made it into the bonding bill. Administrator Martig commented that the City is, “seeking $2.5 million in support for a new transit station, basically restrooms, facilities”He added that the request is on the Governor’s recommended list and on the House list. They’ll try to work the Senate. There is support from Senator Rich Draheim, however it takes two-thirds of the legislature to pass. District 20b (more…)

NH&C to reduce staff due to budget shortfall; Local cemetery looks to City for assistance; Felony DWI’s increase prison population

February 13, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

In January, Northfield Hospital and Clinics was looking at a major budget shortfall. President and CEO, Steve Underdahl reports that they’ve been working for several months to close a $3 million (3%) gap in the 2020 budget. With healthcare market changes, he said, they need to further reduce expenses, including labor costs, which means reducing the size of their staff. Underdahl explained that six vacated positions will not be filled. FTE reductions and reassignments will result in 30 employees being reassigned and their hours reduced as they fill 10.4 jobs and twelve people (more…)

Listen live to Girls hockey tonight

February 13, 2020

KYMN will be broadcasting the Northfield Raiders vs Farmington Tigers in tonight’s Girls Hockey Section Championship. They’re playing in Owatonna, Jimmy LeRue is on the call!  Game starts at 5pm, pregame at 4:45pm 2-13-20

Area School late starts for Thursday 2-13-20

February 12, 2020

Northfield Public Schools – 2 hr. late start

Northfield Head Start – 2 hr. late start

Faribault Public Schools – 2 hr. late start

Faribault Head Start – 2 hr. late start

Kenyon-Wannamingo – 2 hr. late start

Medford Public Schools – 2 hr. late start