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Northfield native Steve Grove now leads the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, a role that continues a successful career that has included stints at YouTube and The Boston Globe.

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After seven years of operating in Dundas, take-and-bake shop Gooter’s Dough to Go will close late this month, a move owner Peggy Weaver attributes to rising rent costs and increased prices for goods.

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After an extensive remodeling process, the much-anticipated Reunion restaurant will open next week in Northfield, bringing a restaurant not only unique to the region, but one developers hope further sparks the downtown district.

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After weeks of discussion and deliberation, the Dundas City Council determined it could not approve a zoning request from a local business to facilitate its expansion, because the city’s comprehensive plan simply doesn’t allow for it.

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Wanting to respect the city’s comprehensive plan, Dundas leaders are struggling with a request from a local business to rezone two properties in town and facilitate its expansion.

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After several months of conversations to work out the details, Northfield leaders decided March 5 what was seemingly inevitable — the city will continue contracting Dick’s Sanitation Inc. for waste and recycling pickup services.

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Northfield city leaders say they’re confident the courts would again side with the city if a legal battle with its northern neighbor, Waterford Township, continues, but in an effort to “mend and build relationships,” the city is offering the township $47,000 to drop its appeal.

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Timing can probably be blamed for some of it, but the fact remains, the initial vision for The Crossing in Northfield never came to full fruition, and 13 years after construction began, developers are still struggling to make it work.

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Picture this: a home with wigs in it, where a woman dealing with hair loss or just interested in an easy new style can get individualized assistance. No aisles of different looks. No searching for help. No judgment.

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The Northfield City Council was on board with the Planning Commission’s proposal to relax the city’s rules on accessory dwellings, but some members had questions about the specifics.

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