Thursday, December 27, 2012
More than 6 inches of rain fell in Northfield on June 14.
As the end of the year approaches, Patch recaps the biggest stories of 2012—both in terms of pageviews and impact on the Northfield community. The following article was posted June 14, 2012. UPDATED: 10:05 a.m. Friday A flood warning is in effect for Rice County until 5:30 p.m. According to the Carleton College Weather Database, just shy of 6 inches of rain fell in Northfield. __________ Streets in all corners of Northfield on Thursday were flooding after hours of rainfall dropped more than 5.5 inches of rain by 8 p.m. At the time of this post, it was still raining with the National Weather Service predicting rain through early Friday morning. Several people on Facebook and Twitter said as much as 10 inches of rain fell in the rural areas …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Preliminary assessments revealed more than $108 million in cost damages after June's storms.
Rice and Dakota counties were included today on a list of 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations declared eligible for disaster relief funding after last month's severe storms and flooding. Preliminary assessments revealed more than $108 million in cost damages, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, the federal government will fund 75 percent of the approved cost; the remaining 25 percent is a state/local match. Those areas declared eligible for the funding include: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley and St. Louis. Tribal nations deemed eligible for federal funding include: …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Here's a look back at what everyone was talking about in June.
We're nearly a week into July, so what better time is there to reflect on June? There were a lot of big stories in June, so let's jump right into it show you the most popular posts on Patch last month. WEATHER From flooding to hail to lightning, weather wreaked havoc in Northfield in June. CARLETON MAKES THE NEWS It was a newsy month for Carleton College. From a surprise visit at graduation to a graduate gaining some attention to a bomb squad being called to campus, June was a month that the folks at Carleton won't soon forget. THE REST Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, June 22, 2012
The latest updates from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows.
Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The latest updates from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
FLOODING • PHOTOS: Flooding Northfield—The Morning After • PHOTOS: Flooding in Northfield • SOCIAL: Online Reaction to the Weather in Northfield • UPDATED: Power Restored to Northfield, Dundas Residents • UPDATED: Taste of Northfield Postponed; Areas of Northfield Flooded POLICE/FIRE • UPDATED: City's South Side Hit with Several Theft from Autos • Northfield Man Accused of Stealing Snowboards from Work • Northfield Man Charged with Burglary, Meth Possession • Northfield Police Blotter: More Theft from Autos, DWI, Suicide Threat • Northfield Police Blotter: Child Protection, Suicide Threat, Fight • Dakota County's Most Wanted for June • Northfield Police Blotter: Motorist Assistance, Burglary, Accident • Sheriff's Newsletter: Impaired Man …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Northfield Police Department's crime report for June 13-14.
Editor's note: All information listed is public and comes from the Northfield Police Department. Locations represented are approximate addresses and are not exact. June 14 Police were called at 5:54 p.m. to the intersection of Cannon Valley Place and Lincoln Street North for motorist assistance. Police were called at 11:29 p.m. to the intersection of Fourth Street East and Division Street South for an accident. Police were called at 4:38 p.m. to the 1300 block of Jefferson Road for restraiting order violation. Police were called at 12 a.m. to Jefferson Drive for burglary. June 13 Police were called at 9:41 p.m. to the 500 block of Woodley Street West for burglary. Police were called at 7:18 p.m. to the 1500 block of Pheasantwood Trail …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
More than 5.5 inches of rain fell by 8 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATED: 10:05 a.m. Friday A flood warning is in effect for Rice County until 5:30 p.m. According to the Carleton College Weather Database, just shy of 6 inches of rain fell in Northfield. See photos of the aftermath from around Northfield this morning. __________ Streets in all corners of Northfield on Thursday were flooding after hours of rainfall dropped more than 5.5 inches of rain by 8 p.m. At the time of this post, it was still raining with the National Weather Service predicting rain through early Friday morning. Several people on Facebook and Twitter said as much as 10 inches of rain fell in the rural areas around Northfield. Do you have any flood photos or videos? Add them to our gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos." The…
Saturday, July 23, 2011
A little water couldn't stop vehicles as they made their way along Jefferson Parkway.
Heavy rainfall Saturday morning left some Northfield streets waterlogged as sewage drains were unable to keep up with the downpour. TJ Heinricy, Northfield's streets and parks supervisor, said streets can sometimes become temporarily flooded if rainfall is as heavy as it was Saturday. According to wunderground.com, about 1.73 inches fell in about an hour in Northfield. Oftentimes, however, Heinricy said there is minor flooding because debris jams the drains. As the rain began to lighten and eventually cease late Saturday morning, streets drained without a problem.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The National Weather Service says Northfield and the greater Twin Cities could get more than 2 inches of rain through Thursday.
Another week, another extreme weather event. Since last year, it seems our weather has had one flood, blizzard, tornado or heat wave after another. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Rice and Dakota counties, including Northfield, as well as all of the Twin Cities. The area is forecast to get 2-4 inches of rain by Thursday, with pockets of 5 inches or more expected. Locally, the Cannon River, as well as the many creeks, streams and ponds in the area could see water rise quickly and possibly flood. According to the NWS: Thunderstorms will become widespread across southern Minnesota by this evening and some of these storms could be severe. Several rounds of heavy rain are possible from late today through Wednesday …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A roundup of the region's developments from March 30.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: UPDATE: Cannon River Continues Receding in Northfield Tiger Blood and Winning Required; Lakeville Woman a Finalist to be Charlie Sheen’s Intern Dedication, Motivation Earn 'Diver Dan' Minnesota Zoo's Keeper of the Year Award VIDEO: Mississippi Pub Copes With Rising Floodwaters