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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police say two Rice County inmates are back in custody after escaping from jail and then stealing and crashing two vehicles.
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.
A Northfield couple won a $2 million Minnesota State Lottery jackpot Friday, the second-highest Gopher 5 payout on record.
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.
In the most recent issue of Money magazine, Northfield is called the best place in the country for a well-rounded retirement.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 27-year-old Northfield man faces several felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to an armed robbery Tuesday morning that left a man with a gunshot wound lying in the middle of the road.
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged Northfield drugging incident earlier this month.
Northfield Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man during an armed robbery early Tuesday morning. Police responded to reports of shots fired at about 12:15 a.m. in the area of Highway 3 and 3rd Street West.
A 44-year-old Northfield man is dead after falling from a third floor window in Columbia Heights on Friday, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.