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Minnesota's Safest Cities - NORTHFIELD #20

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Northfield, MN has been selected as the #20 city on the list of Minnesota's Safest Cities by Safe Choice Security.

To ensure the accuracy of the rankings, Save Choice Security compared crime statistics (including both property and violent crimes) of over 300 cities in Minnesota to determine the list of the safest cities. Northfield, MN should be very proud to have made it on the list!

http://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/safest-cities-minnesota/


TH19 Maintenance MNDOT Contact

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If your car received any damage on Saturday due to the oil on TH19, please contact the Contractor - Astech Corporation of St. Joseph, MN at 320-363-8500 to file a claim.


Summer PLUS and BLAST Programs Engage Record Numbers of Youth

By JoyRiggs, freelance journalistGirl Scouts, PLUS 2014

More Northfield students attended free programs this summer designed to support academic achievement and enrichment – and these programs expanded their offerings thanks to increased community involvement.

“The kids seem to be enjoying it,” said Daryl Kehler, coordinator of Northfield Public Schools Targeted Services. “We’ve had new students, and new referrals, well into the program. Word is spreading.”

In past years, Summer PLUS provided academic instruction and enrichment activities for students in grades K-8 at one site for six weeks during the summer. The program is free, but students must qualify for Targeted Services or be referred by a teacher.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (August 11, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7:00 pm, in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:

  • a presentation by Dr. Tom Tapper from ATS&R architects on 21st-century educational spaces, as part of the facilities master plan for the school district;
  • passage of a resolution auhtorizing a school board election on Tuesday, November 4. 

Tuesday, August 12 was the deadline to file for candidacy for school board in this November's election. Four candidates have filed to fill three seats on the school board. The candidates are: Fritz Bogott, Margaret Colangelo, Julie Pritchard, and Jeff Quinnell. 


City Administrator's Memo: August 1, 2014

You can find the Northfield city administrator's weekly memo for August 1, 2014 here


Primary Election 2014: Two Ways to Vote

A primary election will be held in Northfield on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. On the ballot will be candidates for various state offices, as well as candidates for Northfield City Council in Ward 1 and At-Large. There are two ways to vote in this year's primary: early voting at City Hall or voting at a designated poling place on Election Day.

  • Before Election Day, eligible votes may cast their votes at Northfield City Hall (801 Washington Street) Monday - Friday8:30am - 5pm, from now until the end of the day on Monday, August 11.  On-site voter registration is allowed (with a valid ID)  Click here for more information from the Secretary of State's office.
  • On Election Day, August 12, 2014. Voters who choose to vote on Election Day, Aug 12 (7am-8pm) must vote at the polling place  designated for their particular Ward and Precinct. Northfield's Election Wards were redistricted in 2012, so take a minute to verify your Ward and polling location by clicking HERE Precinct Finder.

School Board Candidate Filing Period: July 29-August 12, 2014

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The district’s period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board will begin on Tuesday, July 29, and will end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Three seats on the Northfield Board of Education will be up for general election on Nov. 4. Voters will choose three members to serve four-year terms each, beginning in January 2015.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (July 14, 2014)

A week late, here's the video from the regular school board meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014. 


City Council Candidate Forum - July 30 at City Hall

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Make an informed choice in the August 12th Primary Election:   Come to the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters!  All At Large and Ward One Candidates have been invited to participate in a Forum on Wednesday, July 30th, in Council Chambers at City Hall.  It will begin at 6:00 pm with the candidates for the At Large position on the Council.  Invited candidates are: Jon Dennison, Dale Gehring, Rhonda Pownell, and Nika Sharp.  At 7:00 pm, the candidates for First Ward Councilor are invited to participate.  Invited candidates are:  Jeremy Bishop, Joe Gasior, and Suzie Nakasian.


Welcome to the City of Northfield, Nick Haggenmiller!

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City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller’s employment agreement was unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Nick’s first day of employment is Monday, August 18, 2014.  Starting on August 18th allows two weeks of transition time with current City Administrator Tim Madigan.  City Administrator Madigan gave a 6-month retirement notice to the City in February 2014.  

Nick is coming to Northfield from the City of Howard Lake, Minnesota, where he has been employed for the past 2 years as City Administrator.  Prior to that, he was an Assistant City Manager for Community Development in Montevideo, Minnesota. 

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science – Public administration from Winona State University (Cum Laude) and Master of Art - Urban Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato (Magna Cum Laude).


Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process

Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process 

On July 9th and 10th the Northfield City Council will interview candidates for the position of City Administrator.  The City Council values public input and is therefore making opportunities available for public involvement in the process.

The City Council will be holding a meet and greet event on July 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  This will be an opportunity for members of the public to visit with the final candidates and get to know them a bit.  Interested persons are invited to stop by anytime during the event. 


Northfield City Hall Open House

Media Release
June 25, 2014
Northfield City Hall Open House

Mayor Graham, members of the City Council and City staff welcome the public to Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington St, for an open house on Wednesday, June 25 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The purpose of the City Hall open house is to celebrate the 60th anniversary (1954-2014) of the newly remodeled building and its public service to the Northfield community as an elementary school and City Hall.

Were you a student or teacher in the former Washington Elementary School or are you a former city employee, maybe a regular user of the services at City Hall or just an interested resident or business owner, stop by for a tour of the newly remodeling building and enjoy some ice cream or hot dogs before or after your tour.


The Northfield Police Have Moved

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Mayor Graham, members of the City Council, City Administrator Tim Madigan, Police Chief Monte Nelson and the entire staff at the Northfield Police Department welcome the public to conduct business at our new Police Department located at 1615 Riverview Drive, Northfield.


Update from Rep. David Bly on Flooding

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An email update from Rep. David Bly.

Dear neighbors,

A State of Emergency has been declared in Rice and Le Sueur counties due to significant damage from flooding, making a wide range of state resources available to support our communities.


Northfield Mayor's Press Conference on Flooding, 6/19, 4:30 p.m.

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The City of Northfield has staffed an Emergency Operations Center. City staff and existing agencies are working together to mitigate threats to the City and manage assets. EOC staff is working closely with Rice County, City of Faribault, and other entities to make sure that we have the resources we need to continue to effectively manage this event. The EOC will be staffed as needed for the duration of the event. Additional resources will be brought in if the situation warrants it.

Chief Monte Nelson, NPD, is the acting incident commander. He is supported by staff from Northfield Emergency Management, Northfield Public Works, Northfield Public Safety Agencies, Northfield Hospital and Clinics EMS and city staff.


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