The city of Northfield saw an increase in homes sold for the second year, but the talk of the town is the low inventory.

Northfield junior Skye Sonnega will have some company at the state Alpine ski meet Wednesday in Biwabik at Giants Ridge when Ashton Croy and Katie Brust ski in their first state meet.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 27, Divine Mercy Church will host a morning retreat titled Come Away and Rest Awhile at 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. Brother Bob Roddy and Kathy Berkien will be presenting.