News Flash

Posted on: August 15, 2019

Northfield unveils new street banner design for downtown

Street Banner Design

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and the City of Northfield Arts and Culture Commission unveiled the winning design from their street banner competition. The new banners will be hung on lamp posts along Division Street and Water Street in d...

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General News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Court of Appeals rules in favor of Northfield on Waterford Orderly Annexation


In an unpublished decision issued this morning, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the Dakota County District Court’s ruling that the City’s unique orderly annexation agreement with Waterford Township that was at issue in the liti...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Community members are encouraged to sign up for email or text updates on city topics

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Community members are encouraged to sign up for email and text updates from the City of Northfield on various topics through the city’s website Subscribers can choose which topics they are interested in. Topics ra...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Paving crews add final layer to Washington Street starting June 26

Road Construction

Paving crews will begin placing the final layer of bituminous pavement on Washington Street from Woodley Street to Second Street starting Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Parking will not be allowed on the project corridor during the paving operations. The proje...

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Construction project General News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Northfield ranked one of the best cities to live in Minnesota

Best Cities To Live in Minnesota 2019 just released a report ranking the best cities to live in Minnesota and they're happy to announce Northfield ranks #24. Their researchers analyze data covering employment, housing, education, health, and quality of life for over 2,50...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Northfield installs free, public Wi-Fi in downtown Bridge Square

Bridge Square

The City of Northfield installed a Wi-Fi hotspot in Bridge Square enabling residents and visitors to the Square to connect to the free, public network.

Users can choose “Northfield_Guest” from their list of available Wi-Fi networks to a...

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General News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

St. Dominic School and Prairie students win stormwater pollution poster design contest

Second and third grade winners of the "Be the Solution to the Pollution" poster contest with N

Seventy-seven students from all five elementary schools in Northfield took part in the 2019 “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” poster contest. This annual event gives second through fifth grade students the opportunity to learn how they can take ac...

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See the winning posters General News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Closure of Spring Creek Road

Road Construction

Spring Creek Road will be closed to thru traffic starting Tuesday May 7, 2019 as Stage 1 of the Spring Creek Road Reconstruction Project gets underway. Stage 1 includes Spring Creek Road

from Superior Drive to Huron Court.  During construction of ...

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Press Release and Detour General News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Sign up to receive emergency alerts through Everbridge

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Through the Everbridge emergency alert program, you can get critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as:

  • severe weather
  • unexpected road closures
  • missing persons
  • evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods

You will receive time-sensitive mess...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Compost Site

Got Compost

Monday - ClosedTuesday - Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM (or sunset)Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (or sunset)Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM (or sunset)Holidays - Closed* If sunset occurs before the closing time, the site will close due to darkness. The Compost Site does not hav...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 20, 2019

Boat performing sediment sampling

Ames Mill dam

Post Consumer Brands is having Barr Engineering Co. perform routine river sediment sampling from a boat within the Cannon River just upstream of the Ames Mill Dam in Northfield on August 21 and 22. You can expect to see a small boat and equipment in the r...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 15, 2019

River wall repair

River Wall Repair Area

Repair work is set to begin on the Cannon River limestone river wall on Monday, August 19. The project includes the west river wall adjacent to 307 Water Street South, just north of the Third Street Bridge. The project includes cleaning, tuck-pointing, re...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Wastewater Treatment Plant release update

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Northfield has concluded its internal investigation into the Wastewater Treatment Plant discharge from July 22, 2019 in which a maximum of 5,500 gallons of wastewater was released into the Cannon River. The investigation revealed that the disc...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Divers to perform wall inspection

Ames Mill dam

Post Holdings has scheduled divers from Midco Diving to inspect the Malt-O-Meal building foundation and dam bypass adjacent to the Ames Mill Dam in Northfield on Monday, August 5. The inspection is part of a routine maintenance project to repair portions ...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 31, 2019

City of Northfield seeks input on roundabout project located at Highway 246 and Jefferson Parkway

Hwy 246 Jefferson Roundabout Alternatives

The City of Northfield is asking the public to participate in short survey questions related to a roundabout project at Highway 246 and Jefferson Parkway set to begin in 2020 by using Polco, a public engagement platform. Survey results will be tabulated a...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Park playgrounds

Washington Park 2

The playground mulch is being replaced in these 6 parks throughout this summer:

  1. Sibley Swale Park: completed
  2. Washington Park: completed
  3. Cherry Park: to begin July 31
  4. Way Park: to begin in August
  5. John North Park: to begin in August
  6. Prairie Hills: to begin in Aug...
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Public Works
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Wastewater treatment plant release

Wastewater Treatment Plant

During the morning hours of July 22, 2019, a wastewater tank overflowed releasing a maximum of 5,500 gallons of wastewater into the Cannon River. There aren’t any public health concerns related to the release.

Equipment is in place to prevent the overflow....

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Public Works
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New guidelines for drinking water; filtering recommended for infants

Drinking water

Based on new guidelines, the City of Northfield is recommending households with infants one year of age or younger to filter water for manganese before consumption.

The Minnesota Department of Health has set new guidance levels for manganese in drinking wa...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Two traffic control changes on Washington Street

Washington Traffic Control Changes

With the near completion of the Washington Street Mill and Overlay project, a traffic control change has been implemented at two key intersections along the project corridor. The Washington Street and Fifth Street intersection, which previously operated a...

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Project overview Public Works