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Today’s news update – 246 and Jefferson to get ICE(d); Foreign language enrollment falling; Local Latino community meets with City and State officials

April 15, 2016


246 and Jefferson to get ICE(d)

The City of Northfield will pay for an $85,000 study of the intersection of Hwy 246 and Jefferson Pkwy.  According to City engineer, Dave Bennett, it’s necessary to come up with options. That intersection has been the focus of constant frustration for many, as 3 schools and the senior center are all in that area.  Bennett explained ICE, Intersection Control Evaluation, the 3 phase study will begin with data collection of vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles at all the intersections including Jefferson Pkwy, Woodley, all school entrances and Jefferson Rd.   (more…)

Community News: Burning ban instituted for Rice County

April 15, 2016

SheriffTroyDunnRice County Sheriff Troy Dunn issued a burning ban as of 8am today due to dry, windy conditions. The ban is in effect until further notice.  All open burning is restricted at this time, including permit burns and recreational fires.

Community News: Plum St. N. closure on April 18th

April 14, 2016

city-of-northfield-logoPlum Street North Closure

Plum Street North between St. Olaf Avenue to First Street will be closed to traffic for utility construction on Monday April 18, 2016. (more…)

Community News: MN Dot’s 2016 Construction list for District 6

April 14, 2016

3de7a3450c776e9c1769531a1231d230That’s us!  Heads up for Hwy 3 work at the northern end of Northfield beginning May 31st, there will be occasional lane closure on Hwy 19 at Carleton to complete historic bridge work and also work in Rice County at Co. Roads 298 and 299.  Read below for the complete list.

Click on the link below for a complete list of projects around our area including Rochester, Owatonna and Winona:

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Today’s news update – Northfield woman charged in theft from a vulnerable adult; Library looks for extra dollars; Bly concerned over “backroom deals” with short session; Heads up on sirens today

April 14, 2016


Northfield woman charged in theft from a vulnerable adult

A Northfield woman is charged in Dakota County with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft by temporary control, both felonies.  52 year old Loretta Anne Fossum is accused of bilking an elderly Northfield woman out of thousands of dollars over a nearly 2 year time period.   According to a source, Fossum moved into the woman’s home on Meldahl Lane in April of 2014.  She started using the woman’s bank card for personal purchases soon after.  The victim’s Power of Attorney started noticing fraudulent activity including numerous charges for restaurants, gas stations and more. (more…)


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