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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...

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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 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. 


The Blast ice cream...

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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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: August 10, 2022

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

microphone and acoustic isolation foam

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: 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...

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