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Community News: Nfld Police request Public Assistance

August 10, 2016

We’ll hear from Police Chief Monte Nelson on the NOON news.

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The Northfield Police Department has taken several calls of suspicious activity that are believed to be related. These incidents have occurred over the last several months. The suspect has approached adult females and asked them questions, sometimes asking for directions. (more…)

Community News: TORCH program named finalist for National Award

August 10, 2016

The Northfield Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) program was named today as one of twenty “2016 National Finalists for Examples of Excelencia,” an initiative honoring America’s top programs that increase academic opportunities and increase achievement for Latino students.  This year’s 20 finalists were selected from among 190 programs from 33 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia nominated in four categories.  (more…)

Today’s news update – NAFRS will hold public meeting on Facility; Firefighters search for two; Ice Sheet Task Force forms; DJJD Ambassador coronation set for Friday

August 9, 2016


NAFRS will hold public meeting on Facility

An Engineer took a core sample of the wood pilings underneath the current Fire facility on 5th street, NAFRS Chair Glen Castore reports that they’re “as good as when they were placed in 1970”.  A special meeting of the NAFRS Board is scheduled for this Thursday from 9am to noon in the Northfield Police Station Conference Room on Riverview Dr.  Castore said they will more thoroughly go through the Medin Report, which includes a detailed site plan. They’ll discuss items such as ownership of the building and cost of refurbishing it.  He says, the estimate is close to what they thought. (more…)

Community News: Woodley Street Reconstruction – Overnight Construction

August 8, 2016

city-of-northfield-logoWoodley Street Reconstruction – Overnight Construction

Concrete Crews will be on-site Tuesday August 9th, 2016 to begin pouring the new concrete street section on Phase 1 and Phase 2A of the Woodley Street Reconstruction Project. Phase 1 and Phase 2A included Woodley Street from Prairie Street to Maple Street. As part of the construction process, crews must “Green Saw” the new pavement within 12 hours of placement. Green sawing operations are expected to last into the overnight and early morning hours Wednesday August 10th, 2016.

Ryan Contracting of Elko, MN is the prime contractor for the $3.5 million project.  The City of Northfield urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For additional information contact Sean Simonson at 507-645-3049

Today’s news update – One year later, omnibus hearing to be held for murder suspect; Butler would work to ban the whistle and trim Council spending; Temporary healthcare dwellings on temporary hold as Northfield Council votes to Opt Out for now

August 8, 2016


One year later, omnibus hearing to be held for murder suspect 

Just over a year later, an omnibus hearing will be held for Jason Nisbit, the 40 year old Faribault man accused of First Degree Murder in the death of 26 year old Chelsea Martinez of Ohio. Rice County Attorney John Fossum explains that “omnibus” means all encompassing and the hearing, “it’s the opportunity to challenge the admissibility of evidence, to say that evidence was obtained unconstitutionally, it’s the opportunity to say, hey, I’ve looked at the evidence and there isn’t probable cause to hold this person over for trial”.  Fossum added that it has taken this long to get to this point due to some unusual motions by the defense attorney.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said, “it’s a very complex case, a lot of evidence, a lot of hard work done by the Deputies (more…)