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Walz, legislative leaders rally for "conversion therapy" ban

Gov. Tim Walz and LGBTQ activists celebrated Valentine’s Day with a rally to demand that the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate pass a … Read more


Concert to feature St. Olaf’s new concert grand piano

St. Olaf College is hosting a dedication concert for its new concert grand piano, the Bösendorfer 280VC. St. Olaf, in Northfield, was the f… Read more


Emotional behavioral disorders increasing at Northfield Public Schools

Over the last decade, Northfield Public Schools has seen a 30% increase in the number of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Read more


Carleton College researcher uncovers the Boston Massacre’s human element

You probably learned in history class that the Boston Massacre of 1770 is one of the foundational moments of the American Revolution. Now a… Read more


Developers want park fees cut in half, council pushes back

Developers of the planned downtown 79-unit Fifth Street Lofts project want a cash payment city ordinances require cut in half. Read more



All 14 Northfield wrestlers survive 1st day of individual sections

After one day of individual section wrestling at the Rochester Civic Center, Northfield is still alive in all 14 weight classes. Read more


200 medley relay qualifies for state, Gators narrowly miss on handful of other qualifiers

The qualifying effort started with a bang for the Northfield boys swimming and diving team at Friday's Section 1AA championships at the Roc… Read more


BACK ON PODIUM: Northfield gymnastics returns to state, leaves with hardware

The route toward Friday's Class AA team state championships might have changed since Northfield's last string of appearances, but the end r… Read more


Still time to vote in the March 3 presidential primary

Early is available at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington St., or at the Rice County Government Center, at 320 Third Street NW, Faribault. Read more

Local students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities dean's list

The following students have been named to the 2019 fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Read more

Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training to be held in Rosemount

Camp Spring Lake-Rosemount is hosting Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training classes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday's March 18 … Read more



Recognizing grain bin safety awareness

Farming quietly continues to be one of the most dangerous professions in the United States, and as a result, this past week we recognized G… Read more

Pete Buttigieg's rise as a Democratic candidate for president

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The end justifies the means

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