Recent Area News

Nfld City Council meeting cancelled

February 5, 2019
The Northfield City Council meeting scheduled for tonight is cancelled.

No travel advised – City declares Snow Emergency

February 5, 2019

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.

Small grain Winter workshops

February 5, 2019

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)

Read more below: 

2019 Southern SG Press Release_February

An explosion in Hampton with a tragic ending; Bridgewater Township holds Incorporation meeting; ADU’s and Hwy 246 and Jeff Pkwy on Council agenda; City seeks to fill Charter seat

February 5, 2019

Video file from Fox 9

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…)

A message from DSI

February 4, 2019

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