Two suspected cases of the deadly illness coronavirus have been reported in Minnesota, sparking fears that a now-global epidemic which started in China could be close to hitting home.
A persistent shortage in special education funding from state and federal governments has left Faribault and Northfield school districts no choice but to make budget cuts.
Nine southeast Minnesota counties are working with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division to learn the cause behind a disruption to the state’s 911 system.
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday night opted to seek state authorization for a November public vote on whether to implement a half-cent sales tax for repairs to city park and recreation facilities.
Seeking to protect the health of rural residents, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has applied new rules designed to reduce the amount of a dangerous chemical in the water supply.
Although the Jan. 20 night’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Emmaus Church was a celebration of the life and message of the Civil Rights era icon, speakers and those in attendance stressed that his values are needed more than ever 52 years after his 1968 assassination.
Cellphones throughout southern Minnesota were sent an emergency alert late Sunday night. While these alerts in the past have been used to notify the community of missing children and escaped inmates, this weekend it was used to warn residents who may experience an emergency.
Ruth’s House of Hope holds its biggest and most beloved fundraiser in a matter of weeks. But you’ll need to act fast if you want to get a ticket.
MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Friday through the weekend when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Local public safety officials are strongly encouraging Rice County residents to sign up for the Everbridge emergency alert system, saying that it provides a unique resource to help a person keep them and their family safe.
Carleton College is on track to complete a $41.9 million geothermal energy project next year in its pursuit of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a bonding bill of just over $2 billion, in hopes of addressing what he says are a significant backlog of projects throughout the state.
St. Olaf College students and Prairie Creek Community School children are working together this month on an original opera about the origin story of animals.
With early voting set to start Friday, election officials in Rice County and across the state are gearing up for the first presidential primary the state has seen since 1992.
Two Republican women joined the race for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig on Thursday, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former state representative.
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is pleased to name Marty Benson of Community Resource Bank its 2020 Ambassador of the Year. The award recognizes a Chamber Ambassador who has been especially active promoting the chamber, it’s business members, and improving member relation…
When Carleton College junior Katherine Mateos arrived on campus in fall 2017, she strove for academic success but was unaware of any chance to work with children, something she had relished growing up.
Rice County’s Soil and Water Conservation District emerged out of programs established back in the 1930s and has been incorporated in its current form for more than 75 years. Still, many Minnesotans aren’t quite sure exactly what the board does.
When a series of tornadoes struck Rice County the evening of Sept. 20, 2018, several Little Prairie United Methodist Church members were participating in a Bible study session on the main floor.
The Commission on Judicial Selection on Friday announced the three candidates it has recommended for the governor’s consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable John T. Cajacob and will be chambe…
Along with weighing in on races for President, Congress and the state legislature, Rice County will need to fill three seats on its Board of Commissioners this fall.
Northfield residents could vote on a 0.5% sales tax this November to help fund improvements to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota should borrow $276 million to invest in safe and affordable housing projects across the state to benefit the homeless, seniors, families and veterans who have been shut out of the market, Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday.
Impaired driving arrests were up across Minnesota in 2019. And Rice County was no exception. In fact, DWI arrests in Rice County increased by nearly double the statewide percentage, reaching their highest level since 2011.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Marine Corps officer has become the second Republican to announce his candidacy in the race against incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.
Rice County’s HOPE Center hosts an informational session Friday in hopes of helping local men to get more involved in the fight against domestic violence.
After a five year tenure on the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn is taking on a new role as the board’s president.
Bridgewater Township has been reaching out to neighboring cities as it seeks to spark commercial development within its borders.
The city of Dundas will have an interim police chief for at least the next six months after the current leader steps away from the job on Friday.
Northfield radio icon Wayne Eddy retired last week after more than five decades behind the microphone. Eddy’s had a hall of fame career that included interviews with some of the nation’s most prominent figures.
In 2017, Minnesota’s state legislature legalized alcohol sales on Sunday, boosting sales across the state. Now, one legislator is arguing that it’s time to make it even easier for Minnesotans to buy booze. But local stores managers worry that it will cut into their profits or put them out of…
A couple who had been anticipating the arrival of their first child became the first to deliver a Northfield baby Wednesday at Northfield Hospital and Clinics.
2020 will be a huge election year in Minnesota, with every member of the state legislature up for re-election along with the state’s eight House Members, Sen. Tina Smith and President Trump. In the meantime, there will be plenty of issues on the docket in St. Paul to keep legislators busy.
We live in an age-segregated society. Since the industrial revolution, our population has become increasingly organized by age, due in part to a shift towards mass production and mass education. With students attending schools exclusively with same-age peers and elderly citizens retiring to …
Northfielders will gather Jan. 17 and Jan. 20 for a pair of celebrations honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.
Street and building construction projects that will change the local landscape, elections that could shift the balance of power federally and locally, and a number of city initiatives set to take place in 2020 top the list of coming news stories in the next 12 months.