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Posted on: May 15, 2023

“Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Poster Contest 2023 winners

Zaya Detert winning poster

By Kevin Strauss, Clean River Partners

Zaya Detert (grade 2 and 3) and Laurel Benson (grade 4 and 5) won first place in the 2023 City of Northfield “Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution” Poster Contest. Students from all five Northfi...

Stormwater poster...

Posted on: March 14, 2023

Emerald ash borer discovered in Northfield

Holes in tree from the emerald ash borer

On March 6, 2023, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed the first emerald ash borer infestation in Northfield. A local tree care business reported an ash tree in an area north of Oddfellows Park with bark cracks and woodpecker damage in the tr...

Emerald ash borer...

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...

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...