Recent Area News

Northfield declares snow emergency

April 10, 2019
The Public Works Department has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the City of Northfield. The snow emergency will start on the date above and will continue until the streets are plowed curb-to-curb after the weather system has passed.  Read the full release below… no overnight parking, no garbage or recycling bins in the streets either… Snow Emergency April 10, 2019

I-35 southbound closed

April 10, 2019

FARIBAULT, Minn. (2 p.m.) Interstate 35 southbound is closed at Faribault and detoured down to Medford because of numerous vehicle crashes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The detour route is Highway 60 west at Faribault and is the marked alternate route. Motorists will go south on Rice County Road 17 and follow the signs to Medford, where motorists can rejoin I-35 southbound. Crashes have been reported on northbound I-35, but the highway is open at this hour.

Full release below:

I-35 SB closed for crashes, April 10, 2019

Wednesday weather cancellations (and you thought it was spring!)

April 10, 2019

Here is a list of the weather related cancellations received today.  This is, by no means, a complete list.  Please call ahead if you have an event to attend today:

-50North will close at 5pm today.  While they plan on being open tomorrow, they ask folks to use their discretion about driving in.

-Northfield Fare For All has been postponed to Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Church of St. Dominic

-Northfield Shares annual celebration at Community Resource Bank scheduled for this afternoon from 4:45pm to 6:15pm has been cancelled.

Northfield Schools will let out at their regular time.  However, all after school activities, including parent-teacher conferences at the High School, have been cancelled.

-The United Methodist Church has cancelled Kids Club, Meal Sharing, and all Wednesday activities.

-The VFW Ausillary meeting tonight has been cancelled.


District “struggles” with permanent solution for Gymnastics Team; 5 finalists for Dundas Admin; Tornado drills cancelled; Health insurance – the Great Divide; “Hotdish A-Hmong Friends” winner

April 10, 2019

The Northfield Gymnastics Team has been searching for a home for over a year now.  For 25 years, they worked with the Northfield Gymnastics Club but that became unworkable last year.  Since then, the school team has used space in the old K-Mart building, owned by the Brown family, for free.  The District purchased $70,000 in equipment to do so. As for their next move, Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann reports they’re struggling to find a long term solution, saying, “it’s not like we can look for any kind of vacant storage buildings and say hey we’ll put it there.  There’s some pieces around having a 19 ft. high (more…)

Two men sought in alleged assault; Appeals Court reverses Gibson’s sentence – sides with Prosecutor; ADU’s, Snow Removal and Street reclamation

April 9, 2019

Just after 6 o’clock Sunday evening, the Faribault Police Department took a report from a juvenile female of an attempted assault in the area of 14th St NE at the bike trail crossing. The victim said two African American males, armed with handguns, came out of a wooded area and grabbed a hold of her. She struggled with the men, who then fled the area on foot. The victim ran to a relative’s residence nearby and contacted law enforcement. Officers responded immediately and searched the area, but didn’t find the suspects. Suspect one was described as 5’7” tall, slender build, wearing a red sweater and black (more…)

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