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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Economic Development Authority approves Facade Grant Improvement Program


The Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved $20,000 per year for the next three years to pilot a Facade Improvement Program. This program is designed to encourage downtown building owners to reinvest in the exterior of their buildings to extend the ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City of Northfield seeks election judges for 2020 elections

Election judge

The City of Northfield is seeking interested individuals to serve as election judges for the presidential nomination primary on March 3, 2020, the primary election on August 11, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020. Election judges administer...

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More election judge information General News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr.

The Northfield Human Rights Commission is pleased to be hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Emmaus Church, 712 Linden Street North from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the event is “We All Count.” Members of the Complete...

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Human Rights Commission General News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

2020 Sidewalk Poetry Competition Kick-off Event

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Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission will mark the start of the 2020 Sidewalk Poetry competition with a kick-off event hosted by Northfield’s Poet Laureate Rob Hardy on Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. in the atrium of the Northfield...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

2020 Living Treasure Award winner

Mac Gimse with A Stone of Hope

The Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Northfield, in partnership with FiftyNorth, is pleased to announce the selection of Mac Gimse as the 2020 recipient of the City of Northfield’s Living Treasure Award. The Living Treasure Award annua...

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Living Treasures General News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Carleton and St. Olaf colleges present gifts to the City of Northfield on Giving Tuesday

Carleton and St. Olaf representatives donate checks to the Northfield mayor and city administrator

Carleton College Chief Finance Officer Fred Rogers and St. Olaf College Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Hanson gave $80,000 respectively to Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig fittingly on Giving Tuesday.

Both colleges tra...

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General News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Northfield seeks your input on wellness and community and neighborhood questions

Polco logo

The City of Northfield is asking for public input on general community and neighborhood questions during its annual community survey (closing on December 15) and other wellness related questions by using Polco, a public engagement platform. Community memb...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Crash at a friends, not on the road; friends don't let friends drive impaired

Minnesota's Top 13 DWI counties

A holiday beer with a friend. A glass of wine at a family member’s home. One shot for the road. A drink here or there can seem insignificant but one drink can affect a driver’s judgement. This holiday season, give the gift of life by c...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017


You can also contact our Rice/Steele 911 Dispatch Center directly at 507-645-4475 to file a non-emergency call for service.



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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Parks and recreation survey

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Northfield residents will be receiving a survey from the City of Northfield in the mail. Residents are encouraged to complete and return it in the self-addressed prepaid envelope.

The City of Northfield has retained Fieldstone Research to conduct a survey ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Crews are out trimming boulevard trees

winter tree branches

City crews are out trimming boulevard trees. Trimming the boulevard trees allows our city crews to perform street maintenance activities such as street sweeping and snow plowing without hitting low branches.

Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Outdoor skating rinks are officially open

Kids and parents enjoy outdoor skating rink

Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses officially open Friday, December 20. With sustained temperatures below freezing, public works crews have been busy flooding the rinks.

All skating rinks have lights except for the one beside the Northfield Ice Arena...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Spring Creek Road is now open

Spring Creek Road Bridge map

Construction on the Spring Creek Bridge Replacement Project has wrapped up for the season, and Spring Creek Road is now open for traffic. This project included the removal and replacement of the Spring Creek Bridge over Spring Creek (see graphic).


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News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2020

What happens at a Home Energy Squad visit?

The City of Northfield is encouraging residents to have a Home Energy Squad visit conducted in their homes to find out ways to save money and energy.  So what happens during one of these visits?  Check out the short video on our Sustaina...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

City of Northfield receives grant for local energy project

Map location of local energy grant recipients

It is an energizing start to 2020 for City of Northfield who received a $3,000 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) today.

“We’re very excited to learn about the grant award,” said Beth Kallestad, City of No...

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Climate Action Plan and sustainability Sustainability
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Untangling what’s recyclable with holiday lights and wrapping paper

Holiday lights

Be nice by recycling your holiday lights. Don’t be naughty by putting wrapping paper in your recycling.

Don’t know what to do with those old or non-working holiday lights? Are you making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Northfield adopts Climate Action Plan

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2020

On November 5, 2019, the Northfield City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan as part of a priority to work on climate change impacts established in the city’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. The goals from the Climate Action Plan for Northfield ar...

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Additional Info... Sustainability
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Northfield ready to fight winter ice dams


As winter approaches, Northfield’s Energy Action Team is mobilizing to help residents avoid costly ice dam problems at home. They are encouraging homeowners and landlords to schedule visits from the Home Energy Squad®.

Inefficient homes a...

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