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Northfield Hospital & Clinics is reducing hours for some employees, transferring others within the organization and laying off of another dozen workers to fend off a projected $1 million budget loss brought on by changes in the health care industry.

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Growing up, Sarah Spaulding would accompany her father on Sunday mornings as he opened The James Gang in Northfield. Her first working memories are at 8 years old, helping her father at the store, which the family owned and operated until 2008. The family started The Hideaway Coffee House an…

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The Minnesota Senate’s Capital Investment Committee kicked off a tour of capital investment projects across southeast Minnesota in Rice County Tuesday, visiting sites of several proposed projects supported by Sens. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, and John Jasinski, R-Faribault.

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The Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is taking steps to address recalcitrant landlords, a measure the city says will ensure the community’s rental housing stock is of sufficient quality.

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Members of the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s agribusiness committee shared their gratitude for the region’s farmers last week, delivering boxed lunches as the farmers worked to bring in this year’s harvest.

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Standing in front of a Jolly Green Giant-size inflatable bag of Tootie Fruities, Matt Hillmann listed the ways cereal manufacturer Malt-O-Meal’s “very generous” gift of $25,000 will help hungry students and bring the community together.

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The Northfield City Council agreed to a plan that allows drive-thru at a proposed bank on Hwy. 3, but wants to ensure adequate pedestrian access to the site. And in a related development, it nixed a n arrangement to allow public parking at a private development.

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The Northfield City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved a 11.5% increase in the 2020 preliminary tax levy with proponents saying the added revenue will cover increased expenses, staffing and road construction projects.

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After nearly two years of planning and construction, a new Northfield assisted living facility is providing services in a format similar to a home setting.

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The Tavern of Northfield is now pegging November/December as a possible re-opening date after a kitchen fire in an upstairs restaurant caused significant water damage in June.

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