There are 2 questions on the November ballot regarding the Northfield School District. Aside from the $109 million bond referendum for 2 new schools, there’s an Operating Levy of nearly $2 million. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the first question is to increase the per pupil levy by $470 to bring the funding level up to $1,967. Hillmann said, “the operating levy is really important because it helps us fill in the gap with the chronic underfunding that the State has [Read more…] about The “levy is for learning”; A “disconnect” connected to allow School Board to hire coaches; LWV holding Council seat forum tonight; Time for Turkey Trot sign up
Twenty-five years later, Sheriff’s Dept. ok’d for more personnel
The Rice County Sheriff’s department is growing. After over 25 years, Rice County Commissioners voted to allocate dollars to add law enforcement staff next year. Sheriff Troy Dunn said population has increased, calls for service have increased and they’ve seen a significant rise in Child Protection services. They’ll add an Investigator to help with that and 2 Patrol Officers which will allow them to have 2 deputies on 24 hours a day. Dunn said, “when you have one officer working and you have a major crash or domestic, you don’t want to be sending in one officer”. By adding these extra people, Dunn, says [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Twenty-five years later, Sheriff’s Dept. ok’d for more personnel; Two are jailed after suspicious vehicle report; Nfld Schools see highs and lows of “World’s Best Workforce”;
Just a reminder that the annual Community Services Sports Special will be held this Friday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Northfield Community Resources Center (near the Youth Wing Lobby). Details are in the attached flyer.