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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Employees of Laura Baker win Human Rights Award

Human Rights Award winner employees of  Laura Baker

Employees of Laura Baker Services Association received the 2020 Human Rights award given out by the Northfield Human Rights Commission. The award was presented during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration on January 20 at Emmaus Church....

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General News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City of Northfield seeks election judges for 2020 elections

Election judge

The City of Northfield is seeking interested individuals to serve as election judges for the presidential nomination primary on March 3, 2020, the primary election on August 11, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020. Election judges administer...

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More election judge information General News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City of Northfield receives grant for local energy project

Map location of local energy grant recipients

It is an energizing start to 2020 for City of Northfield who received a $3,000 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) today.

“We’re very excited to learn about the grant award,” said Beth Kallestad, City of No...

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Climate Action Plan and sustainability Sustainability
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Spring Creek Road is now open

Spring Creek Road Bridge map

Construction on the Spring Creek Bridge Replacement Project has wrapped up for the season, and Spring Creek Road is now open for traffic. This project included the removal and replacement of the Spring Creek Bridge over Spring Creek (see graphic).


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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Outdoor skating rinks are officially open

Kids and parents enjoy outdoor skating rink

Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses officially open Friday, December 20. With sustained temperatures below freezing, public works crews have been busy flooding the rinks.

All skating rinks have lights except for the one beside the Northfield Ice Arena...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

2020 Living Treasure Award winner

Mac Gimse with A Stone of Hope

The Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Northfield, in partnership with FiftyNorth, is pleased to announce the selection of Mac Gimse as the 2020 recipient of the City of Northfield’s Living Treasure Award. The Living Treasure Award annua...

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Living Treasures General News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Carleton and St. Olaf colleges present gifts to the City of Northfield on Giving Tuesday

Carleton and St. Olaf representatives donate checks to the Northfield mayor and city administrator

Carleton College Chief Finance Officer Fred Rogers and St. Olaf College Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Hanson gave $80,000 respectively to Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig fittingly on Giving Tuesday.

Both colleges tra...

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General News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Untangling what’s recyclable with holiday lights and wrapping paper

Holiday lights

Be nice by recycling your holiday lights. Don’t be naughty by putting wrapping paper in your recycling.

Don’t know what to do with those old or non-working holiday lights? Are you making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Northfield adopts Climate Action Plan

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2020

On November 5, 2019, the Northfield City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan as part of a priority to work on climate change impacts established in the city’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. The goals from the Climate Action Plan for Northfield ar...

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Additional Info... Sustainability
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Northfield ready to fight winter ice dams


As winter approaches, Northfield’s Energy Action Team is mobilizing to help residents avoid costly ice dam problems at home. They are encouraging homeowners and landlords to schedule visits from the Home Energy Squad®.

Inefficient homes a...

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