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Charges: Man, Posing As Law Enforcement, Forces Sex With Prostitute

A Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.

08/19/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Minnesota Cherries

I hope your 4th of July weekend was as fun and food-filled as mine was. We kicked off the weekend by heading down to Cherry Leaf Farm in Northfield to do some cherry picking.

07/07/2015

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Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza.

07/01/2015

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May The 4th Be With You: Fans Celebrate Star Wars Day At Target Field

The Twins welcomed fans of the classic Star Wars movies to Target Field for Star Wars Day, May 4th — as in, “May the Fourth be with you.”

05/04/2015

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James Reeb Family Attends 50th Anniversary At Selma

John Reeb plodded down the cracked pavement of Washington Street, his thick white beard and frizzy gray hair glowing orange in the setting sun. His feet ached as he moved slowly past the white-brick café on the right, his first footsteps in Selma, Alabama, shadowing the route his father took 50 years earlier.

03/14/2015

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St. Olaf Honors Alum, Icon In Civil Rights Movement

St. Olaf College in Northfield is celebrating the life and death of one of its most famous alums. Reverend James Reeb was a member of the class of 1950 and one of several icons of the civil rights movement. Reeb answered the call for clergy to join civil rights marchers in Selma in March of 1965.

03/12/2015

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Prep Blog: State Gymnastics Meet Highlights Busy Weekend

You have to love this time of year if you’re a high school sports fan. Yes, it’s the middle of February and it’s bitterly cold, but the best programs around Minnesota are flocking to the Twin Cities to take home trophies.

02/20/2015

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Northfield Senior With Storied Career Wants 1 More Title

The Girls State Gymnastics Championships are this weekend at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, and one of the defending state champions is a multi-sport state champion.

02/18/2015

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Northfield Man, 87, Killed In Head-On Crash

One man is dead and one woman is seriously injured after a Ford F150 truck collided head-on with a semi on a Rice County road Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 2:40 p.m. on Highway 19 and Decker Avenue in Northfield.

02/13/2015

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Northfield Man Charged After Couple Tracks Stolen iPad To His Car

A 24-year-old Northfield man is accused of receiving stolen property after a couple tracked items taken from their home last July to his vehicle and confronted him about it, according to charges filed by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

02/09/2015

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Police: 2 Rice County Inmates Escaped Jail, Stole 2 Vehicles

Police say two Rice County inmates are back in custody after escaping from jail and then stealing and crashing two vehicles.

01/22/2015

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St. Olaf’s Rwandan Students ‘Thankful’ For Gift Of Education

On a cold, clear, Minnesota morning, Norbert Abayisenga is headed to biology class. He is a sophomore in a sea of 3,100 St. Olaf College students. “I really appreciate my past and I don’t regret my past because it made me into who I am,” Abayisenga said.

11/27/2014

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Northfield Couple Claims $2 Million Lotto Jackpot

A Northfield couple won a $2 million Minnesota State Lottery jackpot Friday, the second-highest Gopher 5 payout on record.

11/14/2014

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Minnesota Runners Help Opponent In State Meet

Two Minnesota high school runners have been disqualified in the state girls cross country meet for helping an opponent who fell. Kailee Kiminski, a senior from Esko, and Tierney Winter, a junior in Janesville, forfeited the race this weekend to help Jackson County Central freshman Jessica Christoffer over the finish line.

11/04/2014

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Northfield Named Best Place To Retire By Money Magazine

In the most recent issue of Money magazine, Northfield is called the best place in the country for a well-rounded retirement.

10/27/2014

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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

10/26/2014

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Northfield Man Gets Nearly 5 Years For Killing Dogs In Burglaries

A 30-year-old man will spend nearly five years in jail in a burglary spree that resulted in three dogs being killed in May 2013 in Northfield. Matthew David Jensen had been charged with one count of first-degree burglary, four counts of second-degree burglary, torturing animals and fifth-degree drug possession in connection with incident.

10/22/2014

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Warren Stumps For Franken At Carleton; McFadden In Central MN

A top liberal U.S. senator invoked the late Sen. Paul Wellstone in Northfield Saturday, echoing his populist tone in urging voters to give her colleague Sen. Al Franken a second term. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied a crowd of 400 dotted with old Wellstone T-shirts at Carleton College, where Wellstone taught and planted his political roots.

10/18/2014

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Best Day Trips On A Budget Near Minnesota

Skip work for a short day trip without spending a lot of money.

10/18/2014

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Rival Minn. Schools Show Solidarity After Tragedy

College students in Northfield are coming together to support a neighboring school. After learning of the death of a student at St. Olaf last week, Carleton students filled every mailbox at St. Olaf with a flower as a way to show solidarity. “It was an absolutely incredible gesture that we experienced from Carleton,” said junior John Bruer.

10/16/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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Franken To Host Warren For Campaign Events

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Minnesota to campaign for fellow Democrat Sen. Al Franken. Warren and Franken plan a Saturday morning campaign event at Carleton College in Northfield. Warren will also help Franken rally campaign volunteers in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.

10/13/2014

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Bill Maher Visits MN To ‘Flip A District’ Against Kline

Even comedian Bill Maher acknowledges his decision to try to oust Minnesota Rep. John Kline is a long shot. Maher picked the six-term Republican for his “Flip A District” contest live on his “Real Time with Bill Maher” show last month. He’s set to travel to Northfield Tuesday evening for two events to put pressure on Kline.

10/07/2014

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Southern MN Business Offering Reward For Stolen Equipment

A southeastern Minnesota business owner is offering up to $4,000 per unit to find the responsibly party after as many as eight John Deere utility vehicles and a mower have been stolen this year. Terry Mikulecky with SEMA Equipment said he’s had equipment stolen from locations in LeRoy, Northfield and Wanamingo.

08/11/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Teens He Messaged Online

A Northfield man was sentenced to nearly a year in jail Monday after pleading guilty to befriending teenage girls online and having sex with them. Michael Lyle Stucky, 19, plead guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office said.

08/11/2014

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