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Today’s news update – Mayor “optimistic” as Northfield council to discuss Waterford Annexation issue; NAFRS hears preliminary budget items and forms Ad Hoc committee; Groundbreaking for rural broadband in Goodhue Co.

June 30, 2016

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Mayor “optimistic” as Northfield council to discuss Waterford Annexation issue

Waterford Township has sent an invoice to Northfield every year since 2010 for payments they feel due them on an Orderly annexation agreement from 1980.  It’s up to $27,000 now.  In 2009 legislation passed that made those types of agreements void after 6 years.  City Attorney Chris Hood determined that, since the City had paid for 30 years, they didn’t have to any more.  In an attempt to soothe relations, Councilors Ludescher and Zweifel were on a subcommittee to address the issue last year.  In February, they each brought forward different resolutions.  Most council members at the time, seemed to want a hybrid of the two.   (more…)

Today’s news update – Thefts and burglaries on the rise; Is it a subsidy for the wealthy or a subsidy for the future of Northfield?; Three Links CEO announces Retirement

June 29, 2016

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Thefts and burglaries on the rise

In the last the last three weeks, the Northfield Police Department has received numerous reports of thefts from motor vehicle, tampering with vehicles and burglaries. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson says there’ve been approximately seven burglaries and six thefts from vehicles reported. The incidents have occurred all over the city at various times of the day and night. (more…)

Community News Alert: Recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries

June 29, 2016

Recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries

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The Northfield Police Department would like to notify residents of recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries in Northfield.

In the last the last three weeks, the Northfield Police Department has received numerous reports of thefts from motor vehicle, tampering with motor vehicles, and burglaries of residences. There have been approximately seven burglaries and six thefts from motor vehicle reports. The incidents have occurred all over the city at various times of the day and/or night. (more…)

Today’s news update – Butler speaks his piece as Council ponders noise ordinance; Beyond the Open Mic discuss the hotel project; Will County Road 1 be lowered?

June 28, 2016

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Butler speaks his piece as Council ponders noise ordinance

As the City of Northfield ponders an “Unlawful Noise Ordinance”, Norman Butler, owner of The Contented Cow, spoke up at the Open Mic during last week’s Council meeting. He took issue with the number of times The Cow and his name were mentioned during the council’s work session 2 weeks ago.  Other outdoor venues were mentioned 1 to 3 times, his was 15.  He said that it was disingenuous, “to declare that this proposed ordinance is not targeted at The Cow”.  While there have been complaints through the years, Butler noted that Police Chief Monte Nelson said the decibel levels of live music from The Contented Cow do not exceed permitted levels. (more…)

Today’s news update – Schmelzer attorney looking “hard” at appeal; Two airlifted after a reported throttle malfunction sends a motorcycle into the Millersburg Schoolhouse Museum; Council postpones decision on crosswalk

June 27, 2016

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Schmelzer attorney looking “hard” at appeal

After listening to testimony from 3 Northfield Chamber of Commerce Board members, Rice County judge John Cajacob dismissed the case brought forward by former Executive Director Mary Schmelzer.  The Northfield News reports the decision took place after the Chambers attorney, William Celebreze, made the motion Friday morning saying there was “an absolute failure of proof” that the reasons Schmelzer was fired (more…)

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