News Flash

Posted on: August 10, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and Community Development Director Reilly

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell introduces new Community Development Director Jake Reilly and they discuss projects including the Kraewood development, Viking Terrace, housing, Archer House property, and more.

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Note from the mayor: an invitation to help form and shape our community

Rhonda Pownell 2017

Prior to choosing St. Olaf as a place to continue my education after high school, I’d never heard of Northfield. And once I was here it wasn’t until I started attending City Council meetings, nearly 20 years after living in our small t...

Invitation to help...

General News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Public dedication ceremony for new sculpture at Highway 3 and Third Street

Wanbli Mitakuye Oyasin (Eagle Relatives) by John Sternerm, a steel sculpture of an eagle in flight

City officials and the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission are hosting a public dedication ceremony for a newly installed sculpture located at Highway 3 and Third Street on Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held across the street from t...

Sculpture dedication ceremony...

General News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: City Administrator Martig and Police Chief Elliott

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Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig and Police Chief Mark Elliott discuss new law relating to THC and cannabinoids that went into effect July 1 and talk about the August 2 Night to Unite that included 48 neighborhood parties in Northfield.

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Sam Temple and intern Emma Conway talk 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: July 29, 2022

A bike business’ benefits — the power of redevelopment

Farmstead Bike Shop’s co-owner Greg Neis, manager Marty Larson and employee Noah Johnson

When Greg Neis was in grade school, he would ride his bike with his buddies from Apple Valley to Northfield. High Quality Bakery became the group’s mid-point pit stop before heading back home. From 1988 to 1992, he coached the Carleton Cycling Club. Since...

Farmstead Bike Shop...

General News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and Assistant to the City Administrator Karim

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell introduces new Assistant to the City Administrator Risi Karim. They discuss Northfield’s climate initiatives and more.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Taking care of the community one nail at a time

V Nails owner Tami Pham and employee Nga Nguyen

Nail salons should do more than paint fingers and toes — according to Tami Pham, nail salons should take care of their customers. Pham has been doing nails for the past 30 years. She moved from Vietnam to California when she was 19 and relocated to Minnes...

V Nails...

General News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Community news forum with the associate editor of Northfield News

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Community members are invited to a forum with Pamela Thompson, the associate editor of Northfield News, on Wednesday, August 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library, 201 Washington Street.

The forum will provide information on Northfield Ne...

Northfield News forum...

General News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

It’s a blast — summer in an ice cream shop

Blast’s Owner Alex Morgan and Manager Eric Simon stand outside the shop

Nothing says summer like ice cream. Down by the river on Division Street, the Blast dishes out soft serve treats like flurries, frosties and cones. But the Blast’s Manager Eric Simon says the shop brings more than sweet treats to the community. 

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The Blast ice cream...

General News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Northfield City Council approves prohibition of conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults

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On July 12, the Northfield City Council approved a city ordinance that prohibits conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults effective August 20, 2022.

Conversion therapy is defined in the ordinance as any practice or treatment by a provider that s...

Conversion therapy ban...

General News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

City of Northfield and the Viking Terrace manufactured home community

Viking Terrace mobile home community

The City of Northfield is committed to healthy, safe and affordable housing for all our community members. The City is aware of the anxiety and concern of Viking Terrace manufactured home community residents related to new rules, regulations and fees foll...

Viking Terrace...

General News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Cheers – a bridge between the community and the City of Northfield

Brian Whitt in front of the Northfield Liquor Store

The Northfield Liquor Store has been serving the city for 70 years. Brian Whitt has managed the store for four. Whitt appreciates Northfield Liquor Store’s roots, yet the store itself is not what gets Whitt out of bed in the morning. The community does.

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Northfield Liquor Store...

General News
Posted on: July 17, 2022

Finding the fun — Tom’s Downtown Bicycles

Employees from Tom's Downtown Bicycle stand outside their shop

When someone walks into Tom’s Downtown Bicycles, they’ll see loads of bikes, bike apparel and specialized equipment. While these items upfront are great for bikers, the best lies in the back — a shop, complete with people.

Owner Tom Bisel has been a part o...

Tom’s Downtown Bicycles...

General News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Note from the mayor: many opportunities to gather with friends and neighbors

Rhonda Pownell 2017

Northfield is home to some amazing people that care for this community and love to gather and have fun. Whether you’re new to town, a townie or somewhere in between, I hope you’ll take the time to enjoy some of the many events coming u...

Many opportunities to gather...

General News
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 ...

Ben Witt...

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

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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...

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