News Flash

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 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 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 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