Paving crews will be onsite starting Wednesday to begin placing the final lift of bituminous pavement on Washington Street from Woodley Street to Second Street, a press release states. Parking will not be allowed on the project corridor during paving. The project area will be open to thru tr…
In 1987, Northfielders Judy Bond and Cora Scholz founded the Northfield Children’s Chorus, meant to provide a shared space for boys and girls to sing.
Connecting patients with essential public services and ensuring they are able to live comfortably are the ideal result of any health situation.
Adams Publishing Group, LLC (APG) announced Tuesday that it has acquired The Greater Beloit Publishing Co., including the Beloit (Wisconsin) Daily News, Weekend Daily News and My Stateline Shopper.
We think we know a lot about water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but a few minutes at the “We Are Water” exhibit, currently at the Carleton College’s Weitz Center, shows how much there is to know about the rivers, lakes and drinking water that we depend upon.
A Farmington man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle crash approximately 5 miles north of Northfield, authorities said Monday.
The Dundas City Council on Monday gave final approval for Kwik Trip to replace its current location at 1910 Honeylocust St. in Northfield with a new, 9,000-square foot station within city limits.
After years of knocking on doors, looking for help in improving what many see as a dangerous interchange, Rice County Galen Malecha got an answer that he liked.
For three weeks this month, Northfield High School students have access to hands-on learning from industries they are interested in, all within the confines of the high school.
A 39-unit market-rate apartment building is being planned for Dundas. If constructed, the complex would be the only one of its kind in the city.
After 15 years serving Northfield’s Church of St. Dominic, the Rev. Dennis Dempsey is leaving to begin a new chapter in his career and returning to a faraway second home: Venezuela.
Less than one month before they were scheduled to be sent to San Diego for Marine basic training, the look on the faces of recent Northfield High School graduates Nathan Schmidtke and Joshua Roethle was indicative of the excitement and pride they felt in their coming duty.
Preliminary plans are underway for townhome complex of at least 24 market-rate and affordable units on the city’s southeast side, but are drawing some tension on the Northfield City Council.
The Northfield City Council is looking to extend its annexation agreement with Bridgewater Township for five years, but only if the township agrees not to file a petition for incorporation during that period.
Public safety officials say 2018 saw a sharp increase in traffic fatalities across Minnesota where speed was a major factor.
Northfield Hospital and Clinics President and CEO Steve Underdahl was recognized late last month for his work in educating elected officials on the role hospitals play in communities and broadening the base of community for support of the hospital.
The Northfield Community Action Center Food Shelf is looking for more volunteers after a recent stretch has left the nonprofit with only half of the number of volunteers it needs.
The Northfield City Council is in the beginning stages of evaluating whether to continue with special assessments, a practice utilized every year for city street reconstruction projects.
From putting out barn fires to assisting with grain bin rescues, Jeff LaCanne is actively involved in keeping area residents safe. Now he and his family are being recognized for their contribution to enhancing agricultural practices.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans who showed up Saturday to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy’s newest combat ship, named in honor of the Twin Cities.
It’s difficult to get involved in a craft like woodworking or blacksmithing without proper equipment. One local group aims to make this start-up a little easier.
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.
A popcorn party celebrating 40 years of the popcorn wagon being on Bridge Square took place Thursday on Bridge Square. A history of the popcorn wagon was provided by Susan Hvistendahl. A rendition of the Supremes’ song “Buttered Popcorn” was led by Randy Ferguson, Ann Etter and Michelle Dren…
Improving water quality by reducing soil erosion is important to farmers when they’re thinking about planting cover crops. A 2018 survey of farmers who had worked with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership found that these farmers planted cover crops because they had an interest in improvin…
In an expected move, the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously opted to develop an incorporation petition.
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.
Eight months after the $41 million Northfield Public Schools referendum to build a new Greenvale Park Elementary building and conduct other needed renovations, the work is moving along as scheduled.
For nearly 20 years, Northfield WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) has supported local nonprofits and other groups making a difference through financial awards.
About 160 acres of former Rice County farmland was dedicated June 1 as the Engeseth-Rinde Unit of the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area, ensuring the area will again become native prairie.
In Minnesota, water is a vital part of our history, identity, and culture. In a state with more shoreline than Florida, Hawaii and California combined, this connection to water, both culturally and literally, is vital.
The Dundas City Council is moving forward with plans for a new, $1.4 million City Hall building. Construction is expected to begin this fall.
For the 10th straight year, Northfield-area children will be able to participate in a short triathlon meant to build their self-confidence and provide a sense of achievement.
Minneapolis police say they’ve seen a record-setting number of drug overdoses in recent days, a disturbing trend that Rice County hasn’t encountered.
The Fourth Annual IRIS Bike Ride is hitting country roads to remember infants lost before and soon after birth. This year, cars are invited to register and join the ride.
A bur oak tree on John and Dorothy Mach’s Webster property survived a fire and severe weather conditions for over 300 years, but it was no match for Tuesday’s storm.
In a sign of support for gun violence awareness, the Northfield City Council on Tuesday proclaimed Friday and Saturday National Gun Violence Awareness Days in Northfield.
A Faribault teen who allegedly used racially derogatory language while spraying a family of Somalis with water charged June 3 in Rice County District Court.
Northfielders looking to build anything from an apartment above a garage to a tiny home on their property now have more relaxed rules to work with.
Despite not receiving $2.5 million in bonding for a transit hub in this year’s Legislative session, the city of Northfield is moving forward with developing certain parts of the project while hoping state lawmakers take action on its request next year.
One day before stepping down from his role as Dundas city administrator, John McCarthy was in his office discussing his approximately 50-year career, including stints as an architectural designer, beverage business owner near the Canadian border and leading a growing city.
A bill introduced by a metro legislator earlier this year has raised concerns among local law enforcement that a funding source that helps pay for specialized training and equipment could dry up.
Northfielders know that spring is finally here when they see the little red and yellow popcorn wagon appear on Bridge Square. When it departs in the fall, we know another dreaded Minnesota winter is not far away. At 6 p.m. June 13, there will be a celebration in Bridge Square of the 40th ann…