Recent Area News
4:40pm Just got off the phone with Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson. He advises NO TRAVEL. He’s been on Hwy 3 for over half an hour between Faribault and Northfield and people are not able to keep the snow off their windshields and are driving with their heads out the window! Check the city’s website. In fact, we just received this from the City:
From the City of Northfield: With the potential of another storm system coming Wednesday afternoon rather than declaring two snow emergencies, we will declare 1 snow emergency beginning Wednesday at noon through Saturday.
Plowing will continue today until everything all streets are open (until 7 p.m.)
Crews will be back at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning, Wednesday, to plow all residential streets curb to curb.
Street department is recommending not traveling in Northfield until everything is plowed curb to curb.
University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production.
Row crop farming brings busy spring and fall workloads. There are also pests common to row crops, including herbicide resistant weeds, soybean cyst nematodes, soybean aphid, and other insect and disease pests becoming more problematic across Minnesota.
Monday, February 18 – New Prague, First Bank and Trust, New Prague 9:00 – 1:00 (formerly the State Bank of New Prague) (Contact Shane Bugeja at 515-708-3486)
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At 6:14 this morning, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office deputies and first responders from Randolph/Hampton Fire and Northfield Fire were dispatched to a house explosion at 24705 Lewiston Boulevard, which is south of the City of Hampton. The Sheriff’s Office received reports that the explosion could be heard as far away as Hastings and Farmington. On arrival, Deputies observed a male wandering the scene with severe burns over much of his body. He said he was looking for (more…)
Dick’s Sanitation drivers need your help please. They do need a clear and safe access to your dumpster(s) at all times. Excessive snow piles and ice buildup in and around the enclosures will prevent the driver from emptying the dumpster safely. Please click on the link for more details. Snow removal around dumpsters