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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Utilities Manager Wagner receives the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award

Justin Wagner receives the Patriot award from Derick Kvam, Cassidy Kohn from ESGR, and Council

Wastewater Plant Supervisor Darick Kvam nominated Utilities Manager Justin Wagner for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. This is a surprise.

Background Information provided by Darick Kvam:

The Patriot Award recognizes superv...

Patriot Award...

General News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Northfield is accepting applications for a new, one-time Tourism Recovery Grant

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Tourism-related organizations within Northfield effected by the pandemic can apply for a Tourism Recovery Grant from the Economic Development Authority now until October 14.

The City of Northfield has designated $30,000 of its American Rescue Plan Act fede...

Tourism Recovery Grant...

Economic Development
Posted on: October 5, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig

microphone and acoustic isolation foam

Northfield Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig discuss the October 4 City Council meeting. Topics include capital improvement plan for pedestrian and bikeways, amendment to land development code, and license fees for sale of cannabinoids.

Listen to interview... General News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Sam Temple talks 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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Listen to KYMN radio interview... General News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Officer Eiklenborg discusses Pink Patch Project

2022 Northfield Police's Pink Patch

Northfield Police Officer Champagne Eiklenborg reports that the NPD has raised $4,526 for the Pink Patch Project supporting breast cancer research. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you can still order NPD Pink Patches and pink handcuff pins.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

4,000 years of indigo from Egyptian mummies to American cowboys: a talk with Margo Krager

Margo Krager

Community members are invited to learn about the 4,000-year use of indigo from Egyptian mummies to American cowboys with local resident and textile expert Margo Krager on Saturday, October 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northfield Public Library, 210...

Krager...

General News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

City of Northfield recognized for sustainability efforts

Environmental Quality Commission 2022 receiving the GreenStep City Award for steps 4 and 5

GreenStep City recognized for work to conserve resources and increase efficiencies

The City of Northfield received an award for being a Steps 4 and 5 city in the Minnesota GreenStep program. The award was presented to the Environmental Quality Commission a...

GreenStep Award...

General News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month memorial event

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In honor of October, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, those who have lost a child during early or late pregnancy, at birth, or through early childhood are invited to join IRIS for a special memorial event on October 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the N...

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General News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and City Administrator Martig

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig explain how taxes fund the City, discuss the tax base, preliminary tax levy and more.

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Nominate someone for the Living Treasure Award

Mac Gimse with A Stone of Hope

The Arts and Culture Commission invites the community to nominate someone whom they feel is worthy of being considered its 2023 Northfield Living Treasure.

This annual award honors an individual who has, over a period of time, made significant contribution...

Living Treasure...

General News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

New art exhibit opening at the Northfield Public Library

Tavera

The Northfield Public Library is hosting an exhibit of new photography by Xavier Tavera, assistant professor of Art and Art History at Carleton College, highlighting the diversity of Northfield’s Latino community in formal, large-scale portraits from Sept...

Art exhibit...

General News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

What makes Northfield unique? City committee embarks on community branding project

Couple looking at Cannon River Ames Dam on bright sunny summer day

The new Branding Advisory Committee invites key community stakeholders and all interested Northfielders to engage and share brand insights via interview and online survey by answering the questions what word or phrase comes to mind when you think of North...

Branding...

General News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Rental housing survey

Searching for affordable housing

Rental owners and property managers are encouraged to complete a data survey about their rental property to help with affordable housing in Northfield.

The intent of the survey is to gather data to support an effort to adopt Small Area Fair Market Rents (S...

Rental housing survey...

Housing & Redevelopment
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Author talk: Anne Winkler-Morey, in conversation with Robin Wonsley

Allegiance to Winds and Waters by Anne Winkler-Morey

Community members are invited to a talk by Anne Winkler-Morey, author of Allegiance to Winds and Waters: Bicycling the Political Divides of the United States, on Saturday, October 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library, 201 Washington Str...

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General News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Mayor Pownell and Finance Director Angelstad

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Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Finance Director Brenda Angelstad discuss the September 20 City Council meeting. Topics include licensing to sell edible cannabinoids, preliminary tax levy and impact on property taxes.

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

On air with KYMN radio: Police Chief Elliott

Chief Mark Elliott

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott discusses police coverage during Defeat of Jesse James Days, Pink Patch Project success, and need to hire a new officer.

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Note from the mayor: the secret sauce of our community

Rhonda Pownell 2017

As we head into September, it never ceases to surprise and delight me to experience how our community transitions from a low to medium to high level hum of activity. It’s truly amazing to see the amount of preparation, excitement, and energy tha...

The secret sauce of our community...

General News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Northfield City Council approves Lander Group to redevelop 5th and Water streets site

Northfield Liquor Store exterior with flowers

On September 6, 2022, the Northfield City Council approved the Lander Group as the developer of choice for the 5th and Water streets redevelopment project. The decision was made following a review of proposals, in addition to a series of developer intervi...

5th and Water streets redevelopment...

General News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Sam Temple talks 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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Listen to KYMN radio interview... General News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Pink Patch Project

Sworn Northfield police officers with Pink Patches on uniform and each holding a Pink Patch

The Northfield Police Department is excited to join more than 700 law enforcement agencies nationwide participating in the #PinkPatchProject. The Pink Patch Project is a campaign to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the ...

Pink Patch Project...

Police
Posted on: August 23, 2022

City wants input on improvements to the park and recreation system

playground with scalloped ladder and crawling tubes in Heywood Park

The City of Northfield wants community input on a draft 10-year Park and Recreation Capital Investment Plan for funding existing deteriorated park and recreation infrastructure while also addressing unmet park and recreation needs in the community.

Communi...

Park and recreation system input..

General News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

City wants input on improvements to the park and recreation system

playground with scalloped ladder and crawling tubes in Heywood Park

The City of Northfield wants community input on a draft 10-year Park and Recreation Capital Investment Plan for funding existing deteriorated park and recreation infrastructure while also addressing unmet park and recreation needs in the community.

Communi...

Park and recreation system input..

General News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

A taste of Mexico — Coco’s Place

Coco's owners Alvaro and Lucy Martinez

Alvaro Martinez believes Northfield is special. The sense of community he has felt in Northfield has kept him and his wife, Lucy, here for 30 years. Martinez says the couple considered moving away many years ago, but that idea was short lived.

“W...

Coco's Place...

General News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

A taste of Mexico — Coco’s Place

Coco's owners Alvaro and Lucy Martinez

Alvaro Martinez believes Northfield is special. The sense of community he has felt in Northfield has kept him and his wife, Lucy, here for 30 years. Martinez says the couple considered moving away many years ago, but that idea was short lived.

“W...

Coco's Place...

General News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Fun for families — Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes

Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes’ manager Adam Tulkki and owner Adam Flaherty

Families, friends, and neighbors can find Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes driving south on Highway 3 on the west side of the highway. Since last fall, the business has been making some noticeable changes — both on the outside and on the inside.

Owner Adam Flah...

Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes...

General News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Fun for families — Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes

Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes’ manager Adam Tulkki and owner Adam Flaherty

Families, friends, and neighbors can find Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes driving south on Highway 3 on the west side of the highway. Since last fall, the business has been making some noticeable changes — both on the outside and on the inside.

Owner Adam Flah...

Flaherty’s Northfield Lanes...

General News
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: 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: 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