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News Flash

Posted on: February 21, 2024

On air with KYMN radio: discussion on February 20 Council meeting, transit hub, traffic study

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the February 20 City Council meeting. Topics include the Northfield Depot, proposed transit hub, traffic study of Greenvale Park school area, and more.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Proud to be your neighbor

Ben Martig

By Ben Martig, Northfield city administrator

When my family and I planned our move to Northfield eight years ago, we weren’t sure what to expect. We'd heard a variety of things, mostly good but not all good. Amongst my city administrator...

Proud to be your neighbor...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 4, 2021

On air with KYMN radio: discussion on February 13 work session, parks, water treatment plant

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Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the February 13 City Council Work session. Topics include Riverside Lions Park enhancements, review of water treatment plant renderings, and Housing Redevelopment Authority policy review.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Northfield News note from the mayor: practical kindness: lifting up your neighbors

Rhonda Pownell 2017

When I first ran for Mayor in 2016, one of the things most important to me personally was the need for civility in our local government. I had served on the City Council for eight years before that and saw up close how local politics impacts community lif...

Practical kindness...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 4, 2021

Northfield Public Library accepting U.S. passport applications

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The Northfield Public Library has been designated as an official passport acceptance facility and will begin accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State beginning on February 12, 2024.

“We are pleased to accept passp...

Passport...

General News
Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 4, 2021

On air with KYMN radio: discussion on February 6 meeting, rumors, construction, NPB funding

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig address rumors about the ice arena and discuss the February 6 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Preparation for State of the City, legislative efforts to modernize funding; NPB February

Sam Temple, station manager for Northfield Public Broadcasting talks on KYMN radio

Sam Temple of Northfield Public Broadcasting talks about upcoming programs and current programs available on NPB.

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

On air with KYMN radio: Library will sell bus tokens and become passport center

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Northfield Public Library Director Natalie Draper and Emerging Technology Librarian Tyler Gardner talk about services and upcoming events at the library. The library is now selling bus tokens and will become a passport center on February 12.

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Northfield Public Library commemorates Oasis opening with ribbon cutting ceremony

Library Outreach Manager Angelica Linder points to the new sign for the Library Oasis

The City of Northfield invites the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Northfield Public Library Oasis at 1 p.m. on February 29 located inside the Northfield Community Resource Center at 1651 Jefferson Parkway. The program will include rema...

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General News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Northfield Public Library announces search for the next poet laureate

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The Northfield Public Library, Arts and Culture Commission, Library Board, and Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library invite local poets with a passion for promoting poetry to apply to be the next poet laureate of Northfield.

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General News
Posted on: January 18, 2024

The Heartbeat of Our Community

Ben Martig

By Ben Martig, Northfield city administrator

Nestled amidst historic buildings and friendly faces, our downtown is more than just a collection of shops, businesses and eateries; it's the pulse of Northfield. But what makes a vibrant downtown so cr...

The Heartbeat of Our Community...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 12, 2024

Housing possibilities and solutions open house

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Community members are invited to an open house about housing possibilities and solutions in Northfield on Thursday, February 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northfield High School in the lower cafeteria located at 1400 Division Street.

Attendees will hear prese...

Housing possibilities...

Housing & Redevelopment

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

On the radio: Police Chief Elliott discusses fraud, opioid issues, annual report

Chief Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott provides tips to avoid fraud, and discusses fentanyl/opioid issues, annual report, school resource officers, and more.

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

On the radio: Police Chief Elliott discusses the quarterly report, PARD

Chief Mark Elliott

Police Chief Elliott provides crime data and trends from the department’s quarterly report, discusses the telephone threat of violence received by the library last week, and the Police-Assisted Recovery & Deflection (PARD) program, new e-bikes.

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

On the radio: Police Chief Elliott talks about the Fentanyl crisis

Chief Mark Elliott

KYMN radio Public Policy This Week hosts Nathan Leaf and Rich Larson talk Chief of Police Mark Elliott about the Fentanyl epidemic, what is being done at the federal, state and local levels to combat the issue, and what resources are available.

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

2024 spring load limit notification

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start spring load restrictions in the South, Southeast and Metro SLL zones on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12:01 a.m.

Winter load increases have already ended in the South, Southeast and Metro zones.

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Public Works

News Flash

Posted on: February 8, 2024

Learn how to plant a rain garden

Rain garden

Join Clean River Partners and City of Northfield staff to learn how to plant a rain garden on Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Northfield High School in room H122 located at 1400 Division Street South.

Participants will learn about the benefits o...

Rain garden...

Sustainability