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Northfield Compost Site 2015

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It’s time to think Spring! 

T. J. Heinricy, Streets & Parks Supervisor, talks about the opening of our compost site on April 7 in this new short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Public-Works-7


New Short Video! Minute with the Mayor

Mayor Dana Graham talks about Northfield's Beyond The Yellow Ribbon iniative in this short video. 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meetings (February 2015)

The Northfield School Board's regular meetings in February were held on Monday, February 9 and Monday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center. 

Monday, February 9


Passenger Rail Service For Northfield?

MnDot is revising the State’s Passenger Rail Plan, and a regional grass roots initiative has succeeded in getting Northfield tentatively designated for passenger rail!  MnDOT is requesting public Comments on this proposal.

Two routes are proposed for study – both connect south central Minnesota to the Twin Cities using existing rail line through Northfield. In addition to restoring the historic passenger rail service to central Minnesota, the Northfield line continues south to Kansas City where it connects with three of Amtrak's long distance routes (Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas).


City of Northfield Staff Receive Minnesota Concrete Council Award

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The City of Northfield received the 2014 Pavements Award for the Riverview Drive Reclamation Project at the Minnesota Concrete Council's annual awards event. This award is presented for cast-in-place concrete parking lots and local streets under 5,000 square yards in area. This project was a great example of a partnership to improve an extremely deteriorated pavement. The event was held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville, MN.


New Exhibit to be Unveiled at City Hall

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Philip Spensley, chair of he city’s Arts and Culture Commission, announces that this coming Friday there will be an artist reception in conjunction with the opening of the second professional artist's art exhibit in the main corridor of City Hall. Jill Ewald, Arts and Culture Commission member, is the curator.  A new schools art installation will also be on display on the second floor.  

Northfield City Council has embraced the promotion of artists who reside in the Northfield Area, and the beautification of the City through art in public places. As part of this, the renovation of City Hall included creating a gallery atmosphere in both levels of City Hall: professional artists show their work on the first floor and student work is on display on the 2nd floor. Both shows rotate. The second professional Show will open this Friday, Feburary 27, from 4-6 in City Hall. Snacks will be provided.


Safe Roads, Strong Communities Draws a Crowd

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A large crowd gathered at St. Dominic Church Sunday to talk about the need for legislation allowing everyone to apply for a driver’s license, regardless of immigrant status.  Local members of ISAIAH, a statewide organization whose mission is to act collectively toward racial and economic equity, sponsored the gathering.

Following a lunch served by the Latino community, the crowd gathered in the St. Dominic sanctuary to listen to stories of local residents who reluctantly, but of necessity, drive without a license.  Father Denny Dempsy greeted the crowd.


New Video! Minute with the Mayor

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Mayor Graham asks for community input on 2015 projects in this short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?VID=Minute-with-the-MayorFeb-13-2015-61#player

You can find this video along with other short videos in the Media Center on the City of Northfield website:    http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/mediacenter.aspx


State Rail Plan Open House: Monday, February 2

Passenger Rail Service for Northfield?  A grassroots effort is underway to persuade MnDot to study the feasibility of passenger rail service between south central Minnesota and the Twin Cities on existing rail lines through Northfield!  Two routes are proposed for MnDot's consideration (see attached map).

A long list of regional cities, counties and stakeholders (see list below) have signed official letters urging MnDot to designate the Northfield rail corridor as a "Tier One" project in the State's Rail Plan which is now being revised. 

Now MnDot wants to hear directly from the public! 

Please plan to attend MnDot's STATE RAIL PLAN PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

 
Monday, February 2, 5:00-7:00 pmWeitz Center, Larson Room (Room #234)
 

Come hear about proposed plans for Minnesota's passenger and freight rail system and weigh-in with MnDot regarding passenger rail service for Northfield and other potential projects around our State. 

This meeting is open to all members of the public! 

You may also submit comments and suggestions about the State Rail Plan online, via the 

MnDOT Rail Plan Public Comments website (Click Here).


Second Street (MN TH 19) Bridge Lane Closure Update

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Xcel Energy has confirmed that the work on Second Street Bridge (MN TH 19) Cannon River gas main directional drilling project is still on-going.  Directional Drilling crews have approximately 150’ of 8” pre-reaming left to complete underneath the Cannon River as of Friday morning January 30, 2015.  Next week, drilling crews are expected to complete the final 12” pre-reaming underneath the Cannon River. 

Crews expect the work on pulling the new 6” gas main into place and making the necessary tie-ins during the week of February 9, 2014.  Xcel Project Representatives expect the lane shift on the Second Street Bridge to be removed sometime during the week of February 16, 2014.  Additional work will be completed at a later date when the existing gas main is removed from the bridge structure.


Minute with the Mayor

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Northfield Mayor Dana Graham talks about youth involvement with the city in this short video:

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 26, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 7:00 pm, in the high school media center. A packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights included:


Mayor Dana Graham talks about Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

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In last week's Minute with the Mayor, Mayor Dana Graham talks about making Northfield a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community.


View the videa at the city's website: http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


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