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Rice County leadership working to increase trade with Japan

With two visits abroad under their belts and another on the way, local officials are hoping the connections they've developed with Japanese… Read more

Early talks have council discussing 7.5 percent levy increase

The city of Northfield is discussing a 7.5 percent preliminary tax levy increase for 2020. Read more

Jobless rate dips slightly over most of region in July, DEED reports

Unemployment was down slightly across the region from June to July, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Em… Read more

Northfield Arts Guild pioneer honored with city recognition

Over a decades-long career as a Northfield Musical Theater director and co-founder, Myrna Johnson solidified her status as a pioneer in the… Read more

Minnesota's vehicle forfeitures hit new high in 2018

In 2018, civil forfeitures across Minnesota reached their highest level yet under the new, more stringent reporting guidelines required whi… Read more


Young Northfield boys soccer ready to compete in Class AA

This year’s version of Northfield boys soccer might be young on paper, but they certainly don’t lack in either experience or talent. Read more

Gators bringing speed, state experience into Class AA

If a team is going to be bumped up a class, it helps to possess the depth the Northfield girls swimming and diving team has at its disposal… Read more

Northfield bowling flush with new members

After recording the program’s highest-ever conference finish, the Northfield bowling team has turned into one of the fastest-growing teams … Read more


Six tips for safe State Fair shopping

The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Thursday and runs through Sept. 2, and among the freshly baked cookies and corn dogs will be hundre… Read more

Today in History - Aug. 21

(AP) — Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Read more

Boys, girls in grades K-5 are invited to join Cub Scouts Sept. 19

Boys, girls in grades K-5 are invited to join Cub Scouts Sept. 19 Read more


The case of the purloined Craftsman combination wrench — 5/16 open end and 11/32 box end

It was back before I’d ever uttered the words, “Back in my day.” Read more

Israeli treatment of U.S congresswomen runs afoul of needed protocols

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It is time for action to prevent gun violence and hate

Our nation has been shaken once more by the horrors of gun violence. The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and Dayton, Ohio, on A… Read more


Julitta M. Pumper

Julitta M. Pumper 1934–2019 Lonsdale— Julitta Pumper, age 84, of Lonsdale, passed away August 18, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, M… Read more

Walter D. Lee

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Robert Bradford II

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