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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Cycles and community — Ben Witt’s connection to Northfield

Ben Witt smiles outside his shop, complete with a large patio and freshly planted flowers.

Biking has taken Ben Witt to amazing places. From Sechler Park to the West Coast, Witt has enjoyed the people he has met through riding. Now, bikes have taken Witt back to where it all started — Northfield.

Witt grew up in Northfield, along with his wife M...

Ben Witt...

General News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell provides information about funding assistance programs available for business owners in the area. Chau Truong, owner of Tin Tea, talks about her decision to start a business while still in college.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Northfield City Council seeking interested persons to fill a City Council vacancy for 2022

Filling out paperwork

The Northfield City Council invites persons interested in being appointed to fill a Council Member Ward 1 vacancy to submit an application to the city clerk no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022. The term of the appointment will be for approximate...

Council vacancy...

General News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Councilor Nakasian and City Administrator Martig

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Suzie Nakasian is resigning from the Northfield City Council and reflects on the work of the council during her tenure. City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the process to fill Nakasian’s term and reviews the June 21 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Independence Day fireworks July 4, 10 p.m. at Northfield Middle School

Fireworks

The Northfield fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 4 starting at 10 p.m. at Northfield Middle School. Viewing areas near the fireworks display include Northfield Middle School parking lot and south fields, Tyler Park, and the fields north of Je...

Fireworks...

General News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: City Administrator Martig

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Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the June 14 City Council work session. Topics include the Riverfront Enhancement Plan, Bridge Square concept plan, redevelopment project on Fifth and Water streets, comprehensive financial report.

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Posted on: June 7, 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.

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Summer Concert Series

2022 Summer Concert Series poster

The Northfield Public Library presents a Summer Concert Series. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Storytime and bookmobile start at 5:30 p.m. This is part of the Books & Stars program.

June 15 - Everett Smithson Band (Central Park)

June 22 - Salsa del Sol (W...

Seven weeks of Parks and Music...

General News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Note from the mayor: honoring those that have sacrificed for us

Rhonda Pownell 2017

On Memorial Day each year we pause to remember the Americans who have died defending our country and freedom.  Memorial Day was established in 1866 to honor union soldiers of the Civil War but is now a day set aside to remember all American milit...

Honoring...

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 second 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 comm...

Master gardeners...

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...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Extra speed patrols in July

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The Northfield Police Department will be joining law enforcement statewide in July for extra speed patrols to stop this dangerous driving behavior. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinates the campaign with funding pr...

Speed patrols...

Police
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Register your Night to Unite party

Officer Cordova with kids in front of police car with lights on

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, will be celebrated throughout Northfield as the Night to Unite. 

Northfield residents are encouraged to host a neighborhood gathering to meet one another and promote community safety. All registered hosts will receive a fr...

Night to Unite...

Police
Posted on: June 16, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Police Chief Elliott

Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott talks about ‘Coffee with a Cop’ where people can visit with a Northfield officer over coffee and the new Rice County community-based coordinator who will help respond to non-police calls for people in crisis.

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Winners of the 2022 Stormwater Pollution Poster Contest announced

Stormwater Poster Contest Laurel Benson First Place Winner Grade 2-3

The Clean River Partners and the City of Northfield presented the winners of the 2022 Stormwater Pollution Poster Contest during the City Council meeting on June 7. Northfield students in grades 2 through 5 were asked to create a poster that represented t...

Stormwater poster winners...

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...

Sustainability