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Planning Commission Meeting - Special Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:21pm
Event date: June 24, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057
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Nfld Fireworks canceled

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:14pm
Northfield, MN (June 15, 2020)  Due to COVID-19 and large gathering restrictions currently in effect by executive order of Governor Walz, the Northfield City Council voted to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks for 2020. “It was a sad decision and we know people will be disappointed,” said Ben Martig, city administrator, “but the

Bridge stays open with 5 ft. walkways; Four Nfld School Board seats open; Riverwalk Market Fair will not open on Bridge Sq. this year

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Last week’s Northfield Council split decision to close the Water St. Bridge received blowback from the businesses that would be affected and the community let them know in the e-comments section and on social media. Administrator Martig suggested closing the small section of Water St. between Bridge Sq. and the

St. Olaf to begin in-person instruction again in August

Northfield News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:51am
St. Olaf College plans on resuming in-person instruction this fall three weeks earlier than usual.
Categories: Local News

Kathy Jasnoch

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:41am
Kathy Jasnoch, Executive Director at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, provides an update on the process of taking in and adopting out animals during the pandemic.  Visit the prairiesedgehs.org website for more information.

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:34am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the June 16 City Council meeting including the proposed racial equity action plan which is one of the Council’s six strategic priorities, funding for a new position at the wastewater treatment plant, and traffic modifications in the Bridge Square area.  

2020 Riverwalk Market Fair season canceled

Northfield News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:18pm
The in-person Riverwalk Market Fair has been canceled this year.
Categories: Local News

Council changes course, adds walking lanes to Fourth Street Bridge

Northfield News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 9:40pm
One week after agreeing to develop a plan to close the Fourth Street Bridge to vehicle traffic, the Northfield City Council opted to keep driving lanes open and temporarily add pedestrian walking lanes on both sides.
Categories: Local News

Blood Drive

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 6:42pm
Event date: July 1, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
1615 Riverview Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished.

St. Olaf sets plans for fall opening

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 1:31pm
St. Olaf will welcome students back to campus for fall semester, which will begin August 20. Every Ole will play an important role in the health and safety of the entire community.
Categories: Colleges

Monthly Franchise Fee vs Street Assessments; Covid consideration for Downtown parking/pedestrians/businesses; “It’s a benefit to the system”, Fossum says, for AG and BCA to handle Officer-involved cases

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director As the City of Northfield continues to grapple with how to assess property owners for street repairs, the Council has been pondering franchise fees for some time. Last week they had a lengthy discussion in a work session. Very basically, an additional fee would be placed on gas and electric

Region's arts organizations slowly begin reopening process

Northfield News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 4:30pm
Last week, performing arts centers across Minnesota were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity as part of Gov. Tim Walz’s phase three reopening plan announced on March 5.
Categories: Local News

Economic Development Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 3:23pm
Event date: June 25, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Economic Development Authority Closed Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 3:23pm
Event date: June 25, 2020
Event Time: 07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Closed Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 3:21pm
Event date: June 23, 2020
Event Time: 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Tavern of Northfield re-opening pushed back to next spring

Northfield News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 3:06pm
Ongoing disputes between insurance companies and Rebound Enterprises will likely push back the opening of the Tavern of Northfield until at least spring 2021.
Categories: Local News

Fundraiser nets at least $140,000 for Northfield nonprofits

Northfield News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:43pm
Local nonprofits are set to receive a needed financial infusion later this year thanks to a Northfield Shares fundraiser that has so far netted $140,000.
Categories: Local News

Water St. closure back on Council agenda; Underdahl urges covid precautions continue; NPD Chief message to community; Nfld Y opens; “Don’t cut through neighborhoods” as Roundabout detour starts

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The slim vote of Northfield Council to close the Water St. Bridge will be back on their agenda for tomorrow night. C. Peterson White and Zweifel were focusing on the pedestrians, bicyclists and fishermen, however, staff, the Mayor and C. Ness and DeLong had the businesses in mind. Many of

I Am Harriet Tubman

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 11:20am
Tired of reality stars being hailed as some sort of hero, NY Times Best-selling author Brad Meltzer set out to write stories of ordinary heroes and the series I am… began.  Today’s book is “I Am Harriet Tubman”. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids
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