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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Northfield curfew is not extended to Monday or Tuesday nights

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On Sunday, May 31, Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and curfew starting 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31. The proclamation included the possibility of the curfew being extended to Monday, June 1 and/or Tuesday, Jun...

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Mayor's Declaration of Emergency and Curfew General News
Posted on: May 30, 2020

Important message to the entire community from the Northfield Police Department

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Residents are understandably concerned about civil unrest, rioting and property damage occurring in the Twin Cities.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Rice and Dakota County are working together to protect public safety in the county. Together they are r...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Press Release: City of Northfield Police Chief Issues Statement

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May 29, 2020

Dear City of Northfield Community Members,

The officers of the Northfield Police Department value the relationships and partnerships we have built with all of our community partners, in every culture, with people of every race and with people o...

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Press Release Police
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Seventh Street parking lane closure

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Warranty work on the Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 28, 2020. This work will require a closure of the parking lane on the north side of Seventh Street from Division Street to Washington Str...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City offices gradually reopen to the public

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City staff has been working behind the scenes to provide services and now city offices will gradually reopen to the public.

The DMV is open to the public and providing full services. The Police Department lobby is also open to the public.

On May 26, the Nor...

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General News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

City prepares for restaurant and bar reopening

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City departments are working together and identifying opportunities under the executive orders and state guidelines to support restaurants and bars and their outdoor service areas where possible.

The City recognizes some restaurants and bars have outdoor s...

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General News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Dundas defeats Northfield in the 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge

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The Northfield City Council had to concede to Dundas in their friendly wager to see which city has the highest response rate for the 2020 Census. As the terms of their contest state Northfield will be rename Bridge Square to “Dundas Square&r...

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General News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Additional guidelines for candidate filing for the 2020 election

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The filing period for City offices begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 and ends at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020. City offices on the ballot for 2020 include: Mayor, Council Member At-Large, Council Member Second Ward, and Council Member Third Ward.

The CO...

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Elections and Voter Information General News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Northfield launches Renewable Energy Challenge

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On Earth Day, the City of Northfield and Northfield’s Energy Action Team launched a Renewable Energy Challenge. The City is challenging Northfield households to support clean energy by covering 100% of their electricity use with wind or solar. H...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

2020 State of the City Address video premieres May 15

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Due to the seriousness of the coronavirus, City officials decided to postpone the State of the City Address originally scheduled for March 16, 2020. 

Mayor Rhonda Pownell invites the entire community to watch the 2020 State of the City Address on ...

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General News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Farmers Market temporary relocation

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Due to construction on Seventh Street, the Northfield Farmers Market will be temporary relocated to Eight and Poplar streets (see map) adjacent to the Riverside Park Shelter through early June. The market is scheduled to open on Friday May 8, 2020 and wil...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Preseason pool sale postponed

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the sale of all preseason pool passes for Old Memorial Pool has been postponed. The original sales dates were May 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 and 16.

At this time, city staff is evaluating the situation and will share more information in ...

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