Public speakers on Tuesday night called a draft Climate Action Plan the Northfield City Council could approve next month a good start and a necessary step to fighting climate change.
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.
Sitting in her Northfield alterations business on a Friday morning in September, Lisa Emery sits down for an interview while the customers quickly come in and out.
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.
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.
Northfield officials say Streets and Parks Department understaffing is complicating their effort to eliminate potholes and conduct other necessary work.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A powerful winterlike storm moving through the Great Plains was closing schools and causing travel headaches in several states, authorities said Thursday.
Two members of the Northfield Charter Commission are seeking to shift the Hospital Board appointment process away from the mayor.
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…
The Cannon River Agricultural Collaborative is a new and unique public-private-nonprofit collaborative that envisions prosperous farms, healthy soils, clean water, a thriving agricultural system and vibrant communities in the Cannon River watershed.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith on Monday were given a tour of Northfield businesses and in turn received feedback from local business owners and federal policies.
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.
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.
Two local men who reportedly possessed meth, marijuana and other drugs in a vehicle have both been charged with felonies in Rice County District Court.
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.
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.
Northfield Public Schools Superintendent Matt Hillmann discussed achievements and challenges his district has faced within the last year on Monday during an address given to local officials.
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.
Southbound Interstate 35 motorists between Elko New Market and Faribault are likely to experience traffic delays beginning Friday, Oct. 4 when concrete pavement repairs begin on that direction of the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Adams Publishing Group, the parent company of the Northfield News and its sister papers in the region, has announced the appointment of Steve Fisher as the regional president of APG Media of Southern Minnesota.
A manufacturer of commercial heating and air conditioning units in Faribault is so hard-pressed to fill jobs at the booming company that it is considering busing workers from the metro area to its facilities 40 miles south.
This year’s Riverwalk Market Fair will generate slightly more revenue than last year partially due to the weather, according to organizers.
The Human Rights Commission is aiming to have minority membership on Northfield boards and commissions reflect the city’s demographic. Currently, 11.2% of the city’s population are minorities.
An upcoming local theatrical production may attract individuals who prefer moving around outside to sitting indoors for long intervals.
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.
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.
“You know you have people committed to cleaning up our rivers and lakes when they come out to pick up litter in a rainstorm.” said Cannon River Watershed Partnership Executive Director Kristi Pursell.
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.
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.
The Rice Soil and Water Conservation District selected John and Debbie Becker of rural Dundas as the 2019 Outstanding Conservationists for Rice County.