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The cost of the planned roundabout at the intersection of Jefferson Parkway and Highway 246 has increased by approximately $1.5 million.

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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.

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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.

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The malfunctioning of a wood-burning stove reportedly caused a fire on Monday that resulted in $8,000 to $10,000 of damage to a Northfield home.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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In a rare contested and controversial vote, Rice County’s Board of Commissioners approved a waiver to allow continued refugee resettlement.

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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.

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