Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Police dogs made rounds during routine searches at Northfield High School and Northfield Middle School on Tuesday morning.
K-9 narcotic searches at Northfield High School and Northfield Middle School on Tuesday morning did not turn up any drugs. Northfield’s interim police chief, Chuck Walerius, told the Northfield News that the dogs searched lockers, locker rooms and parking lots during the routine search. “They, luckily, found nothing,” he said. “The kids know we are going to do this one or two times a year, but the kids don’t know when.” Students were notified of the search and were kept in classrooms while the dogs made their rounds, the Northfield News says. Parents and guardians were alerted of the search via email. Here is the email sent out by Northfield Middle School Principal Jeff Pesta: NMS Families: The purpose of this message is to notify you that…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Parents and students can share their best graduation photos with the Northfield community in the gallery below.
Seniors from Northfield High School will graduate at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. We know you'll be taking lots of photos of the day's events and here's your chance to get them featured on Patch. Here are a few simple steps you need to follow. Then you'll be able to upload photos, announcements, events and comment on stories. Your photos will be included in our daily newsletter for thousands of your neighbors to see. Don't receive our newsletter? Sign up here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Also in this week’s recap – A Mother's Day fire ruins things for Eagan apartment residents and Lakeville Public Schools ponder a run at a referendum.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Paving Paradise? Lebanon Hills Trail Plan Worries Residents Dakota County officials have plans to develop a 6.5-mile, paved bike trail in Lebanon Hills Regional Park to increase recreational opportunities. But some residents would prefer the park stay as pristine as possible. Eagan Council Warms Up to Proposed Pilot Knob Improvements The consternation that marked a January meeting on the proposed reconstruction of a portion of Pilot Knob Road was nowhere in sight last week. What to Do with the Sperry Water Tower? The 146-foot-tall water tower in Eagan is a money-maker for the city…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also in this week's headlines, a possible monastery in the south metro and a dribbling duo. Plus, Patch says farewell to Mr. Northfield.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. EHS Grads Will Dribble Across Minnesota on Awareness Mission Alex Daley and Matt Scott want to bring soccer fields, sustainability and social change to urban areas in the U.S.—and are about to embark on a trans-Minnesota journey to spread the word. On Eve of Outlet Mall, Jensen's Supper Club Seeks Reinvention Jensen's plans to invest as much as $900,000 into a series of internal and external renovations designed to expand parking and update the 17-year-old restaurant's ambiance. Neighborhood's Affordable Housing Development Fears Unfounded, Officials Say A 50-unit housing development…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Big 9 voted to add two new member schools starting in 2014-15.
The Big 9 Conference's executive board voted this morning to admit Northfield High School. The decision, announced by the Minnesota State High School League on Twitter, comes none too soon for Northfield as schools continue to flee the sinking ship of the Missota Conference. Northfield had been a member of the Big 9 until the late 1960s, but much has changed in the last 40-plus years. “When Northfield left the Big 9 there were zero girls sports,” Northfield activities director Tom Graupmann told the Northfield News in March. "Automatically we’ve doubled what we’ve done since the early 1970s. “We didn’t have nearly as many sports for the boys either. We have a lot more stuff going on now. We’re spending a lot more time on the road than what…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bridgewater Elementary School students Alivia Kortuem, Elliot Ness and Griff Dahle will have their artwork featured on digital billboards in the Twin Cities for the next month
Northfield residents Alivia Kortuem, Elliot Ness, and Griff Dahle will have their artwork featured on digital billboards in the Twin Cities for the next month. The Bridgewater Elementary students are three of 26 students whose artwork was selected to be featured on the billboards as part of the 2013 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway, in St. Paul. The artwork of two students from each grade K through 12 was selected for the billboards. The artwork of Kortuem, Ness, Dahle, and more than 550 other Minnesota students will be on display in downtown Saint Paul storefronts and skyways through June 2 as part of the Clear Channel ARTwalk. ARTwalk locations can also be found online at www.ordway.org/festival/…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Do you have photos from Saturday's Northfield High prom to share? Upload them here.
The Northfield High prom could be described the glamour event of the year for NHS and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors and their families. It's one long photo op, and Patch is the perfect place to share your pictures with the community. Share your shots from: • Shopping • Grand March • Dinner • Dancing • Post-prom Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above and show off your photos.
Also in this week's wrap: A reprieve for Northfield students, and Sobriety High gets kicked off the state's financial bus.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Watch Out Motorists: Major Interstate 35E Closures Start May 3 MnDOT will be closing portions of Interstate 35E and 35W in May to make repairs to the freeway interchange in Burnsville. Parkview Will Open on May 3 for 'Last Hurrah' Proceeds from the golf course, which is slated for redevelopment, will go toward several local charity causes. Eagan Actress Nominated for Second Tony Award Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes earned her second Tony Award nomination for her role as Cinderella. Sobriety High to Close After School Year Concludes After 21 years of service to students …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Northfield High School and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors snapped photos and hung with friends as they prepared for the Grand March in the NHS gymnasium.
Saturday is Prom Day for Northfield High School and Area Learning Center juniors and seniors. Prom-goers assembled in the Northfield High cafeteria early Saturday afternoon to wait for the 3 p.m. Grand March to begin in the gym. Students spent their time talking with friends and snapping photos on their cell phones and digital cameras. Following the Grand March, students are free to go to dinner, shoot more photos or relax with their peers until the evening, when the the Prom begins the Northfield Ballroom. The After Prom Party is set to begin at midnight at Jesse James Lanes.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Northfield's school superintendent says district officials believe it’s too late in the 2012-13 school year to reschedule class time missed because of recent snowstorms.
Students in the Northfield Public Schools will not make up the two days they missed in the past two weeks because of snow-related school closings. In a message emailed to district parents on Friday morning, Superintendent Chris Richardson says district officials believe it’s too late in the school year to schedule make-up days. The last day of classes for the 2012-13 school year is June 4. Classes were cancelled on April 23 and May 2 because of late-season snowstorms. The district cancelled classes one other time during the winter. Here is the text of the Richardson’s message: Dear families, Yesterday's closure due to the heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions was a first in my 33 years as a Superintendent. Never before have I had to …