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Today’s news update – EDA unanimously supports Imminent Brewery; Online communication of Northfield School District Master Facilities plan elicits 6x the feedback as face-to-face; Stone Bridge work on Hwy 19 begins anew; STEAM presents STOMP

July 18, 2016


EDA unanimously supports Imminent Brewery 

Imminent Brewing received unanimous approval from the Northfield EDA last week for their application of a $50,000 revolving loan.  Randy and Tonja Clay and Derek and Laura Meyers will renovate the garage portion of the Armory to house their brewing operation and open a taproom.   Community Development Director Chris Heineman said they’ll use the funds, in part, for the purchase of the building, some equipment and working capital.  Randy told the EDA that there are 2 reasons breweries fail are being undersized for production and under funded.  Derek told the EDA that they are focused on using local produce, “one of our favorite things to do is to use ingredients from some of the local farmers.   (more…)

Today’s news update – Pedestrian struck at Division and 2nd in Northfield; St. Olaf Title IX Working Group releases final report; With transistion, Northfield School District to create Strategic Plan; Sign up now for Night to Unite

July 15, 2016


Pedestrian struck at Division and 2nd in Northfield

Yesterday afternoon a pedestrian was struck at Division Street and 2nd in downtown Northfield.  About 4:30 a vehicle traveling north on Division went to take a left onto 2nd when he struck an older gentleman in the crosswalk.  Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said witnesses told police, the victim was well into the crosswalk when he was struck.  The driver, 37 year old Gregory May immediately stopped.  He was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.  Dukatz said May was visibly upset.  The victim, a 61 year old man from out of state was alert and talkative at the scene but was taken by (more…)

Today’s news update – Community support “means everything”; Heads Up – Bump outs are in; Middle school driveway makeover; Depot asks for dollars and City talks takeover

July 14, 2016


Community support “means everything”

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson often talks of the support our community gives to his officers but when 5 Dallas police officers were murdered, our community let the Northfield Police Department know just exactly how valued they really are.  Chief Nelson said, “we started getting anonymous flowers at the PD, flowers and cards and cookies and cake and emails, homemade cards from some young people in town”.  Nelson said those thoughts and prayers “mean everything”.  He continued saying that, “our job is difficult every day of the year, again, we have it pretty nice here in Northfield.  Even the (more…)

Today’s news update – Lukewarm to roundabouts – what about a tunnel?; Rice County law enforcement looks to team up with other Counties; The Passing Zone passes to the next step

July 13, 2016


Lukewarm to roundabouts – what about a tunnel?

The City’s consultant, Tom Sohrweide of SEH, Inc. updated Northfield Council with their initial findings of the Hwy 246 and Jefferson Pkwy traffic study.  Ten intersections were graded, the worst congestion is NB Hwy 246 at Jefferson during AM and PM peak, it received a D.  Sohrweide offered some options including separate turn lanes, a roundabout and a traffic signal.  Those last 2 are guided by the Minnesota Manual on traffic.  Warrants are based on volume.  Sohrweide said this is very near to meeting warrants.  He’s provided information to MnDot who’s currently reviewing it to see where they stand with that.  Mayor Graham commented this morning, “roundabouts got very lukewarm reception from Council”. (more…)

Today’s news update – New Market man jailed after standoff; Dundas Council approves brewery; Fossum calls for filtering social media information

July 12, 2016


New Market man jailed after standoff

Elko New Market Police and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call late yesterday morning on report of an intoxicated male shooting a firearm into the ground at a residence in New Market. According to a press release, the maleBennett then went back into the residence, an adult female left the house with her children.  However, there was a 7 week old baby still inside the home.  The Tri City Tactical Team responded along with a helicopter from the Minnesota State Patrol. Negotiators attempted to make contact with the man, identified as 32 year old Lucas Benjamin Bennett.  When that didn’t work they breached the front door and used a robot to search the residence. Bennett was found sleeping on a couch and the child unharmed.  She was reunited with her mother.   Bennett was arrested and is charged with Second Degree Child Endangerment and Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault.  He remains in the Scott County jail.   (more…)