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Community News: Northfield City and Volunteer recognition 5/3/16

May 4, 2016

The Northfield City Hall Chambers was filled with family, friends and well wishers of a number of City employees and volunteers who were recognized at a reception and program before the Council meeting Tuesday evening.  Below is a list of all those recognized.

1 – 2016 Employee and Volunteer Recognition Program


Today’s news update – Federal lawsuit filed against Carleton College; 6 get stung in Sex-Trafficking case; Staff and volunteer recognition, EDA work session and Fireworks; Northfield Rescue gears up for fundraising efforts

May 3, 2016


Federal lawsuit filed against Carleton College – UPDATED at 4:40pm with Release from Director of Media Relations Eric Sieger.  See below

A recent Carleton College graduate filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the college.  The victim alleges she was raped twice and the college’s treatment of her caused even more trauma.  In the 49 page lawsuit, filed under Title IX, it’s alleged that Carleton College continued to harm the woman by placing the burden on her to “get over the rapes, act as if nothing happened, and focus on her studies instead”, without offering her the help, services or accommodations she was entitled to.  Neither men, identified as Student One and Student Two, were suspended or expelled.   (more…)

Today’s news update – School Board discusses “expulsion abeyance”; Rebound asks for additional $ for multi-million dollar hotel project; Warm temps mean burglaries heat up too

May 2, 2016


School Board discusses “expulsion abeyance”

Discipline in the schools has been spotlighted all over the State including Northfield’s administration.  Superintendent Dr. Richardson said after meetings with teachers, parents and more, they presented proposed changes to the Board last week including changes to the language defining a firearm and searching student vehicles in the parking lot.  They also looked at expellable offenses.  In the past there have been 2 options; take them through the process and expel them or they could withdraw from school and go somewhere else. (more…)

Community News: Dakota Co. SWCD filing for Board elections

May 2, 2016

ef141bac7f9573a2e9e2cba53fada636Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District is having board election filings beginning in May.  Due to recent redistricting, the Dakota County SWCD has all five Supervisor positions up for election.  Supervisors play an important role in a wide variety of natural resource management issues at the local level, including water quality, soil erosion, stormwater management, agricultural conservation and land protection.  For more detailed information click on the links below:

Board Election Filings final


Kayla Horan | Program Specialist | Dakota County SWCD

4100 220th Street West, Suite 102 | Farmington, MN 55024

651-480-7729 |  [email protected]

Today’s news update – Norovirus sickens dozens; Hosp Board okays 1 year commitment to Community Rec program; Dundas development; Chief Nelson reminds students to drive safe and parents of social host ordinance as Prom approaches

April 29, 2016


Norovirus sickens dozens

Hogan Brothers is closed till Monday, reads a sign on the door.  Minnesota Dept. of Health Spokesman Doug Schultz confirmed yesterday afternoon that they are investigating the restaurant for norovirus. He said the virus is pretty much always circulating and it is…”a fecal/oral virus which comes from our intestinal tract.  You have to get fecal matter on your hands and then ingest it”.  He added… ” typically norovirus is an illness that comes from someone who is ill serves the food or comes in contact with it”.  Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and headache.  It typically clears up within 2 to 3 days. The popular restaurant closed voluntarily for a deep cleaning. Schultz said Norovirus is very common and the largest contributor to foodborne illness in the U.S.   The Dept. of Health got involved when dozens of Carleton College students reported ill. (more…)