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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

Longtime Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher new Arcadia executive director

For long-time educator Laura Stelter, group discussion, projects and meeting the individual needs of students are her top goals in educatio… Read more

NAFRS hires six firefighters after more than 20 apply

Northfield Area Fire & Rescue Services on Thursday announced the hiring of six firefighters after receiving approximately two dozen app… Read more

County staff: More space would better prep inmates for life after jail

A recent decision from the Minnesota Department of Corrections leaves the main Rice County Jail at risk of becoming a 90-day facility. The … Read more

Fishing the Cannon River connects youth with the river

A wealth of anecdotal and research data shows that children who spend more time outdoors playing, exploring, and hanging out with friends t… Read more


Dukes storm past Coon Rapids with 17 hits in state tourney

DASSEL — In the first seven plate appearances of Saturday afternoon's Class B state tournament game, the Dundas Dukes roped six hits. The o… Read more

Knights score 4 in 8th to surge past Beaudreau's Saints in state tourney

DASSEL — There wasn't a moment of panic for the Northfield Knights. Read more

Northfield volleyball young, talented and eyeing another Big 9 title

After back-to-back Big 9 Conference titles, not even the departures of five starters from last year’s team can dampen the hype surrounding … Read more


NHS musicians perform with All-State Ensembles

The following Northfield students were selected to perform with the Minnesota Music Educators Association's All-State music groups during a… Read more

Summer Belle Faust

Summer Belle Faust was born July 25, 2019 in Northfield to Kaylin Alise Faust and Tyler Lee Faust. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Read more

Today in History - Aug. 17

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Read more


Save the turtles, stop using straws

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Summer’s almost over but don’t forget to stay safe on the water

Where has our summer gone? It’s definitely gone fast and it’s been quite interesting. The days of a nice rain shower every 4 or 5 days have… Read more

Republicans and Democrats should work together instead of preventing discussion

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