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Community News: River weather Alert from Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson

September 20, 2016

NPD-Badge-105x150Heavy rains expected and likely rising river levels prompted Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson to issue a Press Release.  Read the full release below:


Today’s news update – Northfield Council to set Preliminary Levy tonight; Shutting down “School to Prisons Pipeline”; Farmington man’s quest to quell squirrels causes commotion

September 20, 2016


Northfield Council to set Preliminary Levy tonight

The Northfield City Council meets tonight.  They will set the preliminary levy and budget.  Right now, 3% is the highest they’re looking at.  Once set tonight, they can lower that number up to December when the final number is required near the end of the month.  A public hearing on the matter is scheduled for December 6th at 7pm.   Back on the agenda is the 4.6 acre portion of Fargaze Meadows that Council has been mulling over turning back to the County and back on the open market.   City Administrator Ben Martig will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 with a recap.  He is filling in for Mayor Dana Graham during the election season.   (more…)

Today’s news update – Covey resigns from NDDC; LINK Center “a tremendous asset for the community”; Division and Woodley intersection will close

September 19, 2016


Covey resigns from NDDC 

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation will be looking for a new Executive Director again.  Scot Covey told the Board last week that he intends on resigning after almost 2 years on the job.  Sixteen years ago when the NDDC formed, they asked the City for seed money with the idea the organization would become self sufficient.  The amount of dollars they’ve asked from the City, instead, has increased to $35,000 per year.  In August, Covey gave a presentation to the City Council asking for the 2nd half of this year’s contract with the City.  While Councilors Pownell, Zweifel, Peterson White and Nakasian were (more…)

Today’s news update – Special Ed Cooperative “it’s own school district”; Fire Safety training “a true success”; Weitz Center hosts “Sense and Nonsense: Clinton, Trump and the media in 2016”

September 16, 2016


Special Ed Cooperative “it’s own school district”

This is the first year of the Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative.  Cheryl Hall, Northfield School District Director of Special Services, also serves as the Director of the newly formed Cooperative.  The CVSEC includes Northfield, Faribault, Owatonna and Medford and serves students with a high level of special needs.  Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said this is essentially a new school district.  He added that right now they have programming at all three sites and they’re still looking for Educational Assistants.  If you’re interested in that kind of work (more…)

Community News: Behind the scenes of the somewhat soggy DJJD 2016

September 15, 2016

Hayes ScrivenTeri Knight talks with Northfield Historical Society Executive Director and Chairman of the DJJD Board about all the decision making behind the scenes to pull off the soggiest DJJD in memory!

Click below to listen to the full interview:

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