News Flash

Posted on: March 2, 2021

Seasonal Load Limit Notification

2021 nfld roadRestrictions

 MN Department of Transportation

Office of Materials & Road Research

1400 Gervais Avenue                             &...

Seasonal Load Limit

Public Works
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Northfield Police seeks public comments on proposed body-worn camera program

Body Worn Camera

The Northfield Police Department is proposing a body-worn camera program and is seeking public comment. Those that would like to provide public comment are encouraged to do so.  Per Minnesota statute, a police department seeking to use body-worn ...

Body-worn camera...

Posted on: February 24, 2021

New financial relief available for small businesses

Downtown business signs along sidewalk

In order to reach the smallest businesses, Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors only from Wednes...

Small business relief...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 24, 2021

It’s time to plan for rain gardens

Rice County Native Planting

Join Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) and City of Northfield staff to learn about the benefits of rain gardens, and how to plan and install your own rain garden on Thursday, March 18, 6 to 9 p.m. at Northfield High School. Participants will learn...

Rain garden...

Posted on: February 23, 2021

Archer House River Inn update

Archer House in the fall 2020

The Archer House River Inn was substantially damaged by fire on November 12, 2020. Since that time, the primary focus of activity on the site has been the on-going investigation of the origin and cause of the fire. This investigation is being led by a pro...

Archer House update...

General News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

St. Olaf Avenue Closure

St Olaf Ave Closure map

St. Olaf Avenue will be closed at the east entrance of the St. Olaf Campus Monday, February 22 through Friday, March 5 due to work related to the St. Olaf student housing project.

A detour will be posted using Lincoln Street, Armstrong Road, and TH 19 dire...

St. Olaf closure...

Public Works
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Economic Development Authority is accepting applications for Façade Improvement Grant Program

Old City Hall building after façade improvements

Downtown Northfield businesses can apply for a Façade Improvement Grant from the Economic Development Authority (EDA) between February 1 and March 15.

The Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to encourage downtown building own...

Façade Improvement Grant...

Economic Development