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Posted on: January 27, 2022

City of Northfield provides free KN95 masks


Starting immediately, the City of Northfield is providing up to five free KN95 masks for each person. Individuals can pick up masks for themselves and members of their household at the Northfield Public Library or the Northfield Police Department...

KN95 masks...

General News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

It's award season; submit nominations in three different categories

Contests open

Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Northfield City Council members invite community members to submit nominations in three different categories.

The Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is a way to engage all local 4th and 5th grade students residing in the Northfield scho...

City contests and awards...

General News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Note from the mayor: improving our small town competitive advantage

Rhonda Pownell 2017

Over the past decade, we have been faithfully addressing deferred maintenance and strategically updating city facilities like our police department, public library, city hall, wastewater treatment plant, fire department building and much more. This was im...

Listening to youth pays off...

General News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Sam Temple talks about Northfield Public Broadcasting

Sam Temple interview at KYMN Radio

Sam Temple, Station Manager of Northfield Public Broadcasting, talks about the city’s approval to expand his position to full time and the changes that will be coming to NPB as a result.

Sam Temple, director de la emisora pública de Northfield (Northfield ...

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Listen to KYMN radio interview... General News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Rice County office within City Hall has closed

cardboard boxes stacked

The Rice County satellite office has permanently moved and is no longer located within Northfield City Hall.

Contact Rice County at 507-332-6115 

Government Services Building320 Third Street NWFaribault MN 55021

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Office moved...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Annual continuing education class

Instructor demonstrating building code with books on table at the building contractors seminar

For residential builders contractors, the City of Northfield will not be offering the annual education class this year or in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Find the list of approved classes from the State of Minnesota

Please feel ...

Building contractors class...

Housing & Redevelopment
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Are you behind on your rent? RentHelpMN may be your answer.

When you just want to get caught up on your rent; get Rent Help MN today

COVID 19 Emergency Rental Assistance is available to Minnesotans struggling to pay their rent and utility bills because of the pandemic. If you are eligible, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance, paid three months at a time for:

  • Rent payments...
Rent help...

Housing & Redevelopment

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Daryl Budenski missing person update

Daryl Budenski

On October 3, 2021 Daryl Budenski was reported as missing. Mr. Budenski has dementia and authorities are concerned for his welfare. He is 71 years old, is 5’9”, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses and usually w...

Daryl Budenski...

Posted on: January 21, 2022

Recent phone scams

businessman holding headset on office phone

Businesses in Northfield have recently been targeted by a new phone scam. The scammers will call the local business and either identify themselves as “corporate” for those larger businesses, or explain that they sold a “new P...

Phone scams...

Posted on: January 20, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Police Chief Elliott

Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott talks about two new officers sworn in. He also provides winter driving tips, talks about safety around the Archer House demolition, and comments on free face masks that will be provided by the federal government.

Listen to interview... Police

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Northfield designated “SolSmart Silver” for advancing solar energy growth

SolSmart Silver designation for advancing solar energy growth

Northfield is receiving a Silver designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. 

This designation recognizes the City of Northfield for taking bold steps to en...