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Items related to the running of Northfield

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).


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


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 12, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its annual organizational meeting on Monday,January 12, at 7:00 pm, in the high school media center. Three board members—Margaret Colangelo, Julie Pritchard, and Jeff Quinnell—were sworn in to four-year terms. Julie Pritchard was elected chair, Ellen Iverson was elected vice chair, Noel Stratmoen was elected clerk, and Anne Maple was elected treasurer. 

The organizational meeting was followed by the regular monthly meeting of the Board. Highlights of the meeting included:


2015 Utility Rate Changes For Northfield Residents

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Follow this link to the City of Northfield website for further details: 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1639


New Video! Minute with the Mayor

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View Mayor Dana Graham’s first 2015 “Minute with the Mayor” video:

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

A collection of Mayor Graham’s short videos will be housed on the City of Northfield website in the Media Center under the channel “Minute with the Mayor”. 


Don't Run, Call 911

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Northfield EMS carries the antidote for opioid overdose – call 911 for help

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and EMS Director Brian Edwards want local community members to know that they can and should call for help in the case of a drug overdose. 

According to the 911/Good Samaritan provision in Steve’s Law, Minnesota’s drug overdose prevention law that passed earlier this year, a person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for someone who is experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged or prosecuted for the possession, sharing, or use of a controlled substance, or possession of drug paraphernalia if that person is the first person to seek assistance, provides a name and contact information, remains on the scene until assistance arrives, and cooperates with authorities.  The person experiencing the overdose is also immune. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (December 8, 2014))

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014. The packet for the meeting can be found here. The table file is here. Highlights of the meeting included:


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (November 10 & 24, 2014))

Monday, Novermber 10, 2014

 


Take It To The Box!

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The Rice County community is serious about preventing medication misuse or abuse and environmentally unsafe medication disposal practices. “Take It To The Box” promotes the safe use, storage, and disposal of medication. 

Check out a new short video from members of your Northfield Police Department:

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/mediacenter.aspx?VID=57


Colleges Bring Joy to the City of Northfield

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On December 9, 2014, Mayor Graham and City Administrator Haggenmiller proudly receive gifts from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges totaling $155,000, $77,500 from each college.  Both colleges traditionally give an annual gift to the City in appreciation for the City services and support of the colleges. It’s a strong community partnership we plan to continue for years to come.

 

Pictured:  Janet Hanson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Olaf College, City of Northfield Mayor Dana Graham, City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller, and Fred Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer of Carleton College.


Second Street (MN TH 19) Bridge Lane Closure

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On November 24, 2014 Xcel Energy began preparations for boring a gas line underneath the Cannon River.  As part of those preparations, Xcel coordinated lane closures with MnDOT since that portion of Northfield’s Second Street is also MN TH 19.  Xcel estimates that their work will take approximately 3 weeks.  There will be additional work after that time; however, it is anticipated that the bridge will be reopened.  There may be other shorter closures in early 2015 as an existing gas main is removed from the bridge structure.

For additional information contact Brian Erickson, Interim Public Works Director/City Engineer at 507-645-3037, brian.erickson@ci.northfield.mn.us


City of Northfield Declares Snow Emergency

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Date:   November 26, 2014

SUBJECT: Snow Emergency

Date Snow Emergency is declared: 11/26/2014

Date residential streets will be plowed: 11/26/2014

Date all downtown parking lots except 5th & Washington Street are closed: 11/27/2014

Date of downtown snow removal: 11/28/2014

Date 5th & Washington Street lot is closured: 11/28/2014

Length of Snow Emergency: 72 hrs

The Public Works Department has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the City of Northfield.  The snow emergency will start on the date above and will continue until the streets are plowed curb-to-curb after the weather system has passed.  During the emergency there is NO PARKING OR TRASH/RECYCLING CANS ALLOWED ON CITY STREETS.


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