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Community News: Local DWI enforcement begins

August 18, 2016

NPD-Badge-105x150CELEBRATE THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY SAFELY AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT

Extra DWI Patrols on Rice County Roads Roads Aug. 19 – Sept. 11  

Northfield, Minn. – Labor Day weekend is a final hurrah to the fun of a Minnesota summer. Rice County Law Enforcement agencies will be helping keep Minnesotans safe as they travel and celebrate the final weeks of summer. Law enforcement statewide will be taking drunk drivers off the road as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign Aug. 19 — Sept. 11. And on Friday August 19th, is a day that every Law Enforcement agency is being asked to demonstrate a united front across the entire state by dedicating efforts to DWI enforcement. (more…)

Community News: Northfield has it’s First Poet Laureate

August 18, 2016

Rob HardyThe Northfield Public Library and the Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) are pleased to announce the appointment of local poet Rob Hardy to a three-year term as Northfield’s first Poet Laureate.  In establishing the program, the Library and ACC envision the Poet Laureate as a coordinator and creative leader for poetic and literary arts in the community.   The (more…)

Today’s news update – Nisbit pleads Not Guilty to murder; Council fishing for more options to Fishing Ordinance; Northfield Officers recognized for Lifesaving

August 18, 2016

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Nisbit pleads Not Guilty to murder

Jason Nisbit pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, to charges of First Degree premeditated murder and NisbitSecond Degree murder with intent – not premeditated.  He’s the Faribault man accused of killing 26 year old Chelsea Martinez of Ohio a year ago.  Nisbit was arrested in August of last year after leading law enforcement to her body in Shager Park.  According to the criminal complaint he admitted to killing her.  Martinez was a troubled young mother of 3 who, Nisbit says, came to Minnesota to discuss suicide with him after they’d met on the internet.  For now, a settlement conference is scheduled for September 27th.  Nisbit remains in the Rice County jail on a million dollar bond.  Nisbit Grand Jury indictment (more…)

Community News: City of Northfield is looking for community photos!

August 17, 2016

city-of-northfield-logoThe City of Northfield is in the process of updating our website. We are seeking new photos of our community members enjoying events, activities, city parks, landscapes and cityscapes, culture & art, nature and animals of all seasons.
Click on this LINK for more information and how to proceed!

Today’s news update – Self Defense? The question hangs in the air while BCA investigates local homicide; Noise Ordinance chimes midnight; Citing safety, Scriven scraps this year’s Outlaw Run

August 17, 2016

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Self Defense?  The question hangs in the air while BCA investigates local homicide

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson updated media on the relationship between the women involved in Sunday’s shooting on Jefferson Road.  He said the deceased, Lilly Kirckof and the 70 something woman suspected of shooting her were not related, they had been long time “acquaintances” and also had a, “like a landlord/tenant type relationship”.  Although the older woman was taken into custody, she was released and remains cooperative.  Nelson would not name her, “it’s an open and active  investigation.  Yes, we’re not comfortable releasing the name”.  Some of that is for her protection.  In (more…)