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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Input wanted on housing

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The City of Northfield is asking for the public to participate in short survey questions related to housing by using POLCO, a public engagement platform. Survey results will be tabulated and shared with the City Council and community through the city webs...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

TH246 & Jefferson Parkway Intersection

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The City of Northfield held an open house on August 21, 2019 to learn about the proposed improvements to the TH246 & Jefferson Parkway Intersection.  Please visit the project website at the link below to view the presentation and handout mate...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Young Driver Hands-Free Info

Hands Free law

Please see the following flyer with information for drivers under 18.

Hands-Free Under 18 Info Police
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 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

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In an unpublished decision issued this morning, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the Dakota County District Court’s ruling that the City’s unique orderly annexation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 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 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 www.ci.northfield.mn.us/notify. Subscribers can choose which topics they are interested in. Topics ra...

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Sign up for emails or text updates General News
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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See survey questions Public Works
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Hands Free MN takes effect August 1

Hands Free law

A new law takes effect August 1 that prohibits drivers from manipulating their phones while driving. The new law allows a driver to use their cell phone to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts and get directions, but only by voice commands or sin...

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Police
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: July 2, 2019

Officers rescue injured bald eagle in time for 4th of July!

Eagle in cage

Sergeant Scott Johnson and Officer Drew Wierson rescued an injured bald eagle on Monday, July 1! They braved the rain and talons to get the eagle secured so it could be transferred to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.

Over the last couple of days,...

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University of Minnesota Raptor Center Police
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
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Northfield ranked one of the best cities to live in Minnesota

Best Cities To Live in Minnesota 2019

ChamberofCommerce.org 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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See rankings General News
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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General News
Posted on: January 30, 2017

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