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Posted on: December 2, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Library Director Draper

Northfield Public Library Washington entrance

Natalie Draper of the Northfield Public Library talks about the many items on loan from the library, services offered, and a new program “Get to Know Northfield” that will be held on third Thursdays and begin in January.

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

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

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss staffing levels and employment rates

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Public comment open for the Terrace Companies residential development

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The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board is taking public comments on the environmental assessment worksheet of a proposed residential development located in the northwest part of Northfield until 4 p.m. on December 30. Terrace Companies, a private devel...

Commenting on development..

General News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Dick's Sanitation letter sent in error

example of letter from DSI sent in error

Dick’s Sanitation (DSI) recently mailed a letter to all Northfield residents in error. Residents should disregard it unless you have a commercial account that is billed directly from DSI. The letter states DSI is upgrading their computer system ...

DSI...

General News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

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

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the November 22 City Council Work Session. Topics include the Terrace Companies residential development environmental assessment, and the budget.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Budget information

Budgeting process

Each year the City Council and staff work for more than six months to develop a proposed budget for the following year. In December, the City Council must approve a budget authorizing the tax levy.

City budget and taxes... General News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

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

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Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig recap the November 15 City Council meeting. Topics include the Heritage Preservation Commission annual report, professional service agreement for study for Ames Mill dam removal, and survey for Northfield parks.

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Nominate a worthy person, group or organization for the 2023 Northfield Human Rights Award

Human Rights Commission gives the 2022 Human Rights Award to Dr. Matt Hillmann

The Northfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Human Rights Award by December 15, 2022.

To be considered for this award, a nominee should be a local individual, group or organization that has demonstrated a long-standing commitme...

Human Rights Award...

General News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Northfield hosts Governor Tim Walz and Commissioner Steve Grove for discussion on local business

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Powell talks with Governor Tim Walz and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove spent the morning in Northfield on October 27 discussing redevelopment and small businesses. The visit took place following DEED&am...

Walz and Grove visit...

General News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Can I recycle this? How?

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The Master Recyclers and Composters of Rice County are available to help you “sort” out your recycling questions with a personal five-minute session on Saturdays, November 26, December 3, 10 and 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the atrium of the...

Recycling questions...

General News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Note from the mayor: November 2022 holding steady for the common good

Rhonda Pownell 2017

There has been a lot of political talk and activity in the recent months surrounding the midterm elections, and much of it has been divisive, focused on defining the camps which separate us.

Political rancor and polarization in our society has been growing...

Holding steady for the common good...

General News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Grow your leadership skills

Participants, mentors and teacher of the 2022 Growing Local: Emerging Leaders Program

Community members interested in building their leadership skills and knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Growing Local: Northfield Emerging Leaders program by December 2, 2022.

Growing Local: Northfield Emerging Leaders program is for residents in th...

Leadership program..

General News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Northfield mayor endorses United States bid for World’s Fair

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After a formal review of the site, infrastructure, financial, and project plans, the United States is one step closer to bringing a Specialized Expo back to America in 2027. Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell joins dozens of communities from across ...

World's Fair...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Police Chief Elliott

Chief Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott provides winter driving tips, discusses the City ordinance that went into effect on November 1 to regulate edible cannabinoids, encourages donations to the Pink Patch Project, and more.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2022

Recycling and composting for a better Northfield

metal container for trash with black lid and recycling with blue lid located at Bridge Square

By Matt Rohn, guest contributor on behalf of the Environmental Quality Commission

So, what’s with all those colorful tops and information stickers on the Bridge Square waste receptacles? It’s a city pilot project to increase the quality of downtown recycli...

Recycling and composting...

Sustainability
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: 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...

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