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Northfield Area Fire & Rescue Services on Thursday announced the hiring of six firefighters after receiving approximately two dozen applications to fill four open firefighter spots.

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A recent decision from the Minnesota Department of Corrections leaves the main Rice County Jail at risk of becoming a 90-day facility. The department argues that the change is necessary because of the dearth of recreational facilities and programming at the jail.

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A wealth of anecdotal and research data shows that children who spend more time outdoors playing, exploring, and hanging out with friends tend to be happier and healthier than youth who spend most of their time in front of electronic screens.

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Almost a year after tornadoes ripped apart Roberds Lake homes, uprooted trees and hurled just about anything that wasn't nailed down into the water, county officials are starting the cleanup process.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating what it's calling "a data incident involving its payment processing systems" at some of its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.

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The Northfield Police Department hopes to hire a fourth patrol sergeant and an evidence technician, purchase body cameras and replace radio equipment within the next two years.

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On May 1, 2019 HealthFinders Collaborative closed on the purchase of the former I & S Engineers & Architects building at 1415 Town Square Lane in Faribault. The purchase will facilitate a major expansion of HealthFinders services for residents of Rice County

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Federal prosecutors agreed Friday not to prosecute a Bloomington man for two area bank robberies and illegally purchasing five guns in exchange for an admission of guilt in a January robbery at Northfield’s Premier Bank.

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For the 27th year, Operation Backpack is bringing much-needed school supplies to Northfield Public Schools students in need.

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Every chair in Buckham West’s large meeting room was taken, leaving a few latecomers to mill around the exits as one speaker after another pointed to flaws in a proposed car club planned for 466 acres just off the interstate and a review of environmental impacts the completed development mig…

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At all levels, law enforcement agencies of all types are increasingly using drones to conduct their work. Outside of established protections established in the Bill of Rights and freedom of information laws like Minnesota’s Data Privacy Act, few restrictions currently exist on the use of dro…

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Two people briefly submerged Tuesday on the Cannon River south of Dundas were rescued by first responders after swimming to shore.

The Northfield Community Action Center expects to open a fourth emergency shelter within the next week to help more people who are experiencing homelessness transition to a healthy environment.

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For 33 years, Bob Baker has navigated a difficult physical condition to provide friendly customer service to countless Northfield McDonald’s customers.

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A Farmington man who allegedly assaulted someone he knew with a knife in a domestic incident Thursday in Northfield was charged with three felonies the following day in Rice County District Court.

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