City of Northfield Prepares for Independence Day

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For Immediate Release

Friday, June 29, 2018

Contact:    Michelle Mahowald
Communications & Human Resources Director
(507) 645-3012

Northfield - June 29, 2018, Northfield City offices, including the Northfield Public Library and Municipal Liquor Store, are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.


Old Memorial Pool will close at 6:00 p.m. on Independence Day.  Normal regular pool hours are 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


The City of Northfield Fireworks Display will be held on Wednesday, July 4, and start at approximately 10:00 p.m. The attached map has the location of the launch site, the safety zone and viewing areas.

Public Work Director/City Engineer David Bennett is the main contact for the fireworks display.  He can be reached at 507-645-3006 or


Tips from the Northfield Police Department:

 - We want everyone to be safe and encourage parents to closely supervise any use of fireworks.

- Legal fireworks can only be used on Private Property, not on city streets, parks, etc.

- It is recommended to have a water source or other extinguisher closely available while using fireworks.

- Be considerate of neighbors, animals, etc. when using fireworks.

- Do not use fireworks near flammable or combustible materials.

- Most violations of the fireworks laws are Misdemeanors.  Adults and juveniles can be cited for violations.

- If going to watch the public fireworks display, please do not block roads, streets, sidewalks, driveways, etc.  This is one of our common complaints in the area of the fireworks display.



- 4th of July weekend is also a time we encourage people to drive safely and not drink and drive.  Traffic crashes, traffic citations, and traffic deaths are often high on the 4th of July weekend.  Please obey traffic laws and plan for a sober driver.