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Community News: Rice County 4-H’ers selected for Presidential Inauguration Focus

July 11, 2016

Rice County 4-H’ers Vicky Erickson, Kyra Flom and Rose Chmelik selected for 2017 4-H Presidential Inauguration Focus

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Faribault (11/July/2016) – Rice County 4-H’ers Vicky Erickson, Kyra Flom and Rose Chmelik were selected as three of 45 youth delegates who will represent Minnesota 4-H in the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus:  Presidential Inauguration Jan. 16-21, 2017. The delegates will travel to the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington D.C. to participate in the citizenship program. The Minnesota 4-H’ers will join youth from across

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Today’s news update – Police warn of fake bills; Sheriff waiting for test results in Webster shooting; Arbor Street will get a crosswalk and more; Animal ordinance stricken, permit denied; Hwy 3 work in Farmington

July 8, 2016

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Police warn of fake bills

The Northfield Police Department has been notified that someone is attempting to cash in fake $100 bills to local businesses, in exchange for smaller $10’s and $20’s.  Sgt. PT Haider says they’re looking for a silver Dodge sedan (with Illinois plates according to a Chamber release) and 2 people.  The female, described as a black woman about 5 feet to 5 feet 1 with a nose ring is going into Northfield businesses while the driver waits.  They’ve hit 4 so far.  Investigators are actively searching for the vehicle and occupants at this time.  If you see a vehicle matching this description, or the suspects, please contact the Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4477.

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Community Alert: Northfield businesses hit with fake $100 bills

July 8, 2016

NPD-Badge-105x150The Northfield Police Department has been notified that someone is attempting to cash in fake $100 bills to local businesses, in exchange for smaller $10’s and $20’s.  Sgt. PT Haider says they’re looking for a silver Dodge sedan with Illinois plates and 2 people.  The female, described as a black woman about 5 feet to 5 feet 1 with a nose ring is going into Northfield businesses while the driver waits.  They’ve hit 4 so far.  Investigators are actively searching for the vehicle and occupants at this time.  If you see a vehicle matching this description, or the suspects, please contact the Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4477.

Community News: Three Nfld residents ride for Habitat

July 7, 2016

Three Northfield residents will be riding in the Habitat 500, a 500-mile bike ride hosted by Habitat for Humanity MN, from July 10-16.  The Habitat 500 is an annual fundraiser in its 24th year of existence. More than 100 riders will be participating to help raise money and awareness Habitat for Humanity. The ride begins and ends in Proctor, Minn.Dave Wolf, Tim Hanson, Jon Otto (more…)

Today’s news update – Negotiations continue between Waterford and Northfield; Tornado confirmed and some still without electricity; Death on I-35 AFTER the crash; Vincent makes matching gift

July 7, 2016

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Negotiations continue between Waterford and Northfield

Mayor Graham and Administrator Martig have been in negotiations with Waterford Township to come to terms on annexation money Waterford believes is owed them from their original agreement in 1980.  The City Council stopped payment in 2010 after City Attorney Chris Hood told then council including Erica Zweifel and Rhonda Pownell along with Mary Rossing as Mayor, that Northfield had no obligation to continue paying Waterford Township due to recently passed legislation.  The Township attorney disagreed and since then Waterford has sent a yearly invoice to the City.  In an effort to soothe relations (more…)