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Posted on: May 20, 2022

City launches free online community event calendar

list of events on the community calendar

City of Northfield communications staff has set up a free online community event calendar that allows Northfield organizations to submit and display events in one place. Google Translate allows translation of community events in several languages.

Communit...

Community calendar...

General News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Author talk with adventurer Natalie Warren

Natalie Warren is a paddle boat

Community members are invited to an author talk with author and adventurer Natalie Warren on Tuesday, May 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library, 201 Washington Street.

In 2011, Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho took a 2,000-mile journey by paddle...

Natalie Warren...

General News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Pickleball courts closure

pickleball courts

The pickleball courts located in Riverside Park will close Monday, May 23, 2022 until mid-June for construction. Crews will be replacing the existing courts with new sub-base, pavements and surfacing. The work is expected to be completed and the courts ba...

Pickleball courts...

Public Works
Posted on: May 18, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig

microphone and acoustic isolation foam

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the May 17 City Council meeting. Topics include electric vehicle car share program, tax increment financing for Heritage Lofts, and sidewalk chalking.

Listen to interview... General News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Master gardeners at the Northfield Public Library!

Master Gardeners of Rice County

The Master Gardeners of Rice County will be coming to the Northfield Public Library the third Thursday of each month from May 19 through October 13, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. to answer gardening questions.

Master gardeners can provide answers to a lot of commo...

Master gardeners...

General News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Interested in running for city office in the 2022 election? File by May 31

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The filing period for City offices ends at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022. City offices on the ballot for 2022 include Council Member At-Large, Council Member First Ward, and Council Member Fourth Ward. All offices are four-year terms. Candidates must comp...

Candidate filing...

General News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Reporting power outages and staying safe around downed wires

power utility pole with transformers

Here is a message from Xcel Energy

When it comes to restoring power, top priority is given to situations that threaten public safety, such as live downed wires. Repair priority is based on what will restore power to the largest number of customers most qui...

Power outage...

General News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Note from the mayor: making a difference through public service

Rhonda Pownell 2017

Do you have a genuine passion and commitment for our community; value public service and community involvement; enjoy learning and working in an environment with many diverse perspectives, have a balance of courage, fearlessness, and humility?

People with ...

Making a difference through public service...

General News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Hydrant flushing

 Flushing a fire hydrant; water spraying out funnel at back of truck from hose from fire hydrant

Watermains in Northfield will be flushed daily between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26.

Watermains are routinely flushed to remove minerals as they accumulate in the distribution system and to check the operational integrity of ...

Hydrant flushing...

Hydrant flushing Info... Public Works
Posted on: May 11, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: City Administrator Martig

microphone and acoustic isolation foam

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig announces new Community Development Director Jake Riley and discusses the City Council work session. Topics include budget, intersection of Jefferson Parkway and Jefferson Road, and potential sale of Ice Arena.

Listen to interview... General News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Art in Public: John Sterner in Conversation with Mac Gimse

Sculptor John Sterner

Northfield Public Library welcomes the community to take part in a conversation with sculptors, John Sterner and Mac Gimse, on Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington Street. The in-person interview will be followed by au...

Conversation with sculptors...

General News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Get ready for summer and preseason pool pass sale

Kids waving in the zero depth entry in the Old Memorial Swimming Pool in Northfield

Purchase pool passes early and receive a 10% discount! The preseason pool pass sale is scheduled for two Saturdays, May 14 and 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and Monday and Thursday, May 16 and 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Old Memorial Pool, 801 Seventh Street. Sw...

Preseason pool pass...

General News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Living as if climate change matters: building energy efficiency and electrification

Bruce Anderson

By Bruce Anderson. Bruce Anderson is a member of the City of Northfield’s Environmental Quality Commission

The gravity of the climate emergency the world faces was highlighted by the latest report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Cli...

Building energy efficiency and electrification...

Sustainability
Posted on: May 4, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig

microphone and acoustic isolation foam

Northfield Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig discuss the May 3 City Council meeting. Topics include quiet zone for railroad crossings, planning for Bridge Square and 5th and Water Street development projects, and building a brand for Northfield.

Listen to interview... General News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Sam Temple talks about Northfield Public Broadcasting

Sam Temple interview at KYMN Radio

Sam Temple of Northfield Public Broadcasting talks about upcoming programs and current programs available on NPB.

Read on...

Listen to KYMN radio interview... General News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Celebrating the second annual Pride in the Park

Pride in the Park 2021 with Natalie Draper, Emily Lloyd, Robby McEachren and Sven Sundgaard

Northfield Public Library invites all to celebrate and show support of the LGBTQ+ community at Northfield’s second annual Pride in the Park on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Central Park, 421 Fourth Street East.

Sven Sundgaard and bo...

Pride in the Park...

General News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Northwest Area Mill and Overlay Project starts May 2

Map of the Northwest Construction Project Phase 1

The City of Northfield will begin construction in the northwest area of the city on Monday, May 2, 2022 until early September. The construction area is north of Fifth Street and west of Highway 3.

The Northwest Area Mill and Overlay Project includes millin...

Northwest Area Mill and Overlay...

Public Works
Posted on: April 21, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Police Chief Elliott

Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott discusses the D.A.R.E. Program, addressing mental issues and more.

Listen to interview... Police
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Fifth Street Bridge closure

5th Street Bridge at 5th and Water streets

The Fifth Street Bridge, located over the Cannon River just east of Highway 3 and Fifth Street, will be closed Monday, April 18 through late June to complete a maintenance project.

The maintenance project includes repairing expansion joints, replacing conc...

5th Street Bridge...

Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Note from the mayor: helping everyone get around Northfield safely

Rhonda Pownell 2017

Whether you are choosing to walk, bike, drive or roll to move about our community, you should be able to do that safely and easily.

The safe movement of people, goods, and services throughout the community is a long-range goal that includes creating a high...

Getting around Northfield safely...

General News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Living as if climate change matters

Bruce Anderson

This is the first in a monthly series from members of Northfield’s Environmental Quality Commission. Bruce Anderson is a member of the City of Northfield’s Environmental Quality Commission.

The Northfield City Council is to be commended for being one of 16...

Climate change matters...

Sustainability