For long-time educator Laura Stelter, group discussion, projects and meeting the individual needs of students are her top goals in education.
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.
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.
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.
Representatives from the St. Paul-based Mexican Consulate gave local immigrants an overview of their rights Wednesday, and advised them of the steps they should take in case they're taken into custody by federal officials.
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.
Longtime Northfield High School Principal Joel Leer will be on an unpaid leave of absence this fall as he travels the world with his family.
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.
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.
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
The Northfield School Board on Monday approved more than $21.3 million in construction contracts for the new Greenvale Park Elementary School.
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.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ruled in favor of Northfield in a case involving an approximately 40-year-old annexation agreement with Waterford Township.
Nine candidates for 2020 Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador, and another 13 vying for the title of Junior Ambassador, took turns vying for the five crowns up for grabs Friday night at Northfield Middle School.
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…
Bridgewater Township and the city of Northfield are negotiating an annexation agreement that would postpone the township’s potential petition for incorporation.
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…
In 1855, German settlers built a cabin on land that is now Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. Six generations later, one of their descendants is fighting to save it.
Harold Wolle has grown corn and soybeans on his farm near St. James in southwest Minnesota since 1976. Lately, Wolle has been growing brome grass, too. But it’s not for sale.
Over the last decade, school districts, especially those serving rural areas, have found it increasingly difficult to fill all of their open positions with qualified teachers.
The Northfield City Council on Monday again signaled its desire for Bridgewater Township to not seek incorporation.
Last month’s spill of wastewater into the Cannon River is believed to have been caused by an incorrect placement of a pipe used to clean up tank debris and an alarm failure.
Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that the Small Business Administration approved his request for an Administrative Declaration of Disaster for Dodge, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, and Steele counties.
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.
Allina Health now provides star ratings for its primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, including those at Allina Health Faribault and Northfield clinics.
In an annual tradition, Northfield will host the Bridge Chamber Music Festival later this month, bringing a taste of the arts to the entire community over five days.
A surprise decision from the state’s Department of Corrections could put a major crimp in the Rice County budget come November. That’s when it will consider the county’s main jail a 90-day facility.
HealthFinders Collaborative has received a $65,000 grant from MNSure to help people enroll in and keep health insurance that they can afford and that meets their needs.
For 33 years, Bob Baker has navigated a difficult physical condition to provide friendly customer service to countless Northfield McDonald’s customers.
The Northfield City Council last week received an update on the planned 79-unit high-end apartment complex in downtown Northfield.
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.
The site once expected to house an Elko New Market clinic will no longer be owned by Northfield Hospital & Clinics.