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Northfield Public Schools is not unlike other rural districts in Minnesota, facing declining enrollment, which affects funding. (File photo photos/

Facing declining enrollment, high inflation and the end of COVID funding, the Northfield School Board heard a sobering financial forecast, which could be sweetened this year by legislative action regarding the state’s multi-billion-dollar surplus.


After being named the 2023 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year, Matt Hillmann, Northfield School Districts Superintendent, has now been selected as one of four finalists a for the 2023 National Superintendent of the Year. (Pamela Thompson/

{span}Pamela Thompson is the associate editor for the Northfield News. Reach her at 507-645-1115 or{/span}

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