Recent Area News

Sunday Feb 9: St. Peter’s Church service CANCELLED

February 9, 2020
Due to the snowstorm, St. Peter’s 9am service, and all activities, are cancelled today.

Nfld Council receives updates on their Strategic Plan; Spike in DWI’s with “enhancers”; Hillemann sees changes in need for Rice County United Way

February 7, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield City Council received a quarterly update on their Strategic Plan, now in its 3rd year. Administrator Martig said, “we’ve seen major action items and policies like the climate action plan last year was adopted. We’ve had a number of economic development projects occur”That included the 5th St. Lofts (more…)

HRA expands to 7 members; Craig’s bill on payment accountability goes to the President; What’s going on at Hwy 19 and I-35

February 6, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Council had a long discussion regarding the Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s move to increase the number of commission members to seven from five. Councilor DeLong had multiple questions of City Attorney Chris Hood. Mayor Pownell requested the expansion. She explained, “so that we can get more people serving and bringing their perspectives to the decisions that are made at the HRA. So the HRA, I think, is the only board within the city that has just five members”Their terms are five years, most boards and commissions are (more…)

Missing person alert

February 5, 2020

Updated information from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office:

We received a notice of a missing person from a family member. Richie Sanders Jr., 37, has been missing from the Cannon Falls area since Sunday morning, Feb. 2nd. Richie is 5’11” tall, 180 lbs., brown hair and hazel eyes. He reportedly left on foot with no phone and no money.
He didn’t show up for work Tuesday night and didn’t call in. The family is very concerned for his welfare.

According to a post on the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Sanders, was last seen walking West on Highway 19 near 40th Avenue Way.

He was last seen wearing a camouflage coat, jeans and green shoes.

Authorities have asked that anyone with information on Sanders’ whereabouts contact the Goodhue County Sheriff at 651-385-3155 or their local law enforcement agency.

“To serve others” – Nfld Auxiliary helps honor legacy with remodeled EMS; Wayne Eddy Day and bonding approved; Public comment sought on Elko New Market commercial project 

February 5, 2020

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary held its Winter meeting at the newly remodeled headquarters of Emergency Medical Services. Combined with dollars from Mary Freeman, the Auxiliary’s generous donations covered the costs to upgrade EMS’s training space and equipment so that can do more realistic simulation-based training. EMS Director, Brian Edwards said, “and you’ve given us a gift that allows us now to do that”The (more…)