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The Big Giants 4-H Club hosts a Halloween Carnival Oct. 26 and hopes to raise at least $2,000 to help fulfill its mission to its members.

A former St. Olaf College student has been sentenced to up to five years probation and a $500 fine almost two years after he was kicked out of the college for sexually assaulting a fellow student.

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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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Cold and windy weather couldn’t stop art connoisseurs from across the region from making their way to the Rice County area for the 18th annual ArTour.

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Autumn, otherwise known as fall, is the most dramatic time of year. The leaves are turning scarlet, yellow and orange and are dropping from the trees. It’s a beautiful display! The air smells of pumpkin soup and apple cider, we hear the sound of fewer lawn mowers and more leaves crunching un…

With more than 40 local artists stationed at 18 locations in and around Northfield and Faribault, this weekend’s ARTour will feature everything from ceramics, glasswork and painting to pottery, bookmaking and woodwork.

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Reducing the use of fossil fuel and emissions, no matter where you stand on climate change, is everyone's responsibility. And while not every change will be monumental, each of us — including local governments — need to take steps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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Behavior coaches at Northfield elementary schools are helping students work through academic and behavior challenges in ways tailored to individual student needs.

A possible bike lane on College Street and a planned bumpout analysis of the more than a dozen stretches of Northfield streets set for work next year are fueling nearly $81,500 in additional project costs.

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Hy-Vee, in a Thursday press release, provided additional information about the payment card incident first reported Aug. 14. This following information further explains the incident, the measures the company have taken, and some steps customers can take in response.

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During the month of October, the American Legion is flying the American flag in honor and recognition of the VFW Last Man’s Club, World War I, World War II and Korea.

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Northfield High School was enveloped in school pride Friday as students marked homecoming week with an hour-long pep rally in the school gymnasium. The list of fall school sports and other activities available for students was read aloud.

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In recent years, increased focus has been paid to the mental health of military members and first responders. In large part due to the stress of the job, peace officers have higher rates of heart disease and suicide and a shorter life expectancy than the general public.

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An overnight fire at Rice County's Government Services Building was likely blunted by a police officer who noticed flames coming from the Faribault building's rooftop.

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Five years ago, the Northfield Area Family YMCA moved into the Community Center at 1501 Honeylocust Dr. with the intention of bringing members into a shared space with a much broader array of services.

The city of Northfield is being sued for more than $50,000 by a resident who alleges a defect in a stretch of city sidewalk caused her to trip and fall, and sustain multiple broken and dislocated bones.

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