JOIN ONE BOOK ONE MINNESOTA

Because of Winn Dixie.jpg

The Northfield Public Library is participating in One Book One Minnesota, a new statewide book club inviting Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together to enjoy, reflect and discuss.

The featured book selection is award winning Because of Winn-Dixie by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, celebrating the book's 20th anniversary.

The Northfield Public Library will hold virtual discussions on:

Monday, May 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

There are three discussion slots, to accommodate schedules.  Families are encourage to join a discussion as a group.

You can register for any of the discussion times at mynpl.org

Because of Winn Dixie is available on multiple platforms.  Readers can access the digital book for free on EbooksMinnesota for eight weeks.


Jefferson Parkway temporary closure May 12 – 14

Jefferson Parkway Closure Map.png

Jefferson Parkway between the east Bridgewater School entrance and TH 246 will be closed Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14, 2020 due to small utility relocations related to the TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Roundabout Project. This will be a temporary closure as crews expect to have the work completed and Jefferson Parkway back open for traffic by late Thursday, May 14, 2020. 

A detour will be posted utilizing Jefferson Road, Woodley Street, and Division Street (Th 246) detouring traffic around the work area.


Northfield City Council waives utilities late fees

At their May 5, 2020 meeting, the Northfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution to temporarily waive late fees on utility bills. The waiver will provide financial relief to Northfield residents and businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “We know that many businesses and individuals are being substantially impacted financially by the important community mitigation strategies of COVID-19 and that a suspension of fees may be helpful as they navigate these challenges,” said Brenda Angelstad, City of Northfield’s finance director.


City of Northfield pro-rates refunds for on-sale liquor license fees for 32 licensees

At their May 5, 2020 meeting, the Northfield City Council unanimously approved proration of refunds for on-sale liquor licenses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota Governor Walz has issued several needed executive orders that have impacted businesses. In recognition of these impacts, staff has been researching potential pro-rated refunds for liquor license fees. Liquor license fees are meant to pay for license issuance, inspection, monitoring compliance (insurance, training, etc.), enforcement, and compliance checks of the licensee.


Northfield HRA approves grant for emergency housing assistance

On April 28, the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) approved the use of $53,600 from its reserve funds to grant to the Northfield Community Action Center (CAC) for emergency housing assistance within the Northfield community. This assistance will help residents who may be impacted by the pandemic and experiencing economic hardship. The CAC is committed to setting aside $100,000 from its own funds first, which are mostly made up of local donations from individuals and businesses in the community, and will tap into the HRA grant funds once their own funds are depleted.


Free Naloxone Kits Available at Local Pharmacies

Free Naloxone Kits

During national disasters and emergencies, the risks of illicit opioid use increase. To help prevent overdose deaths, the Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition and the Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, in partnership with Sterling Pharmacies in Faribault and Northfield, and the Steve Rummler HOPE Network, have made free naloxone kits available at several local pharmacies.

*Insurance will be billed if the individual has insurance and a prescription from a provider.

Naloxone is a medication used to temporarily reverse the effects of the opiate overdose. If a community member is concerned about themselves or a loved one, they can pick up a free naloxone kit at the following pharmacies:

• Allina Health District One Pharmacy, 200 State Ave., Faribault, MN 55021

• Cub Pharmacy, 2423 MN-3, Northfield, MN 55057

• Hy-Vee Pharmacy, 1920 Grant St NW, Faribault, MN 55057


Maple Street closed May 6 and 7

Maple Street between Sibley Drive and Meadow View Drive will be closed Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2020 due to work related to the Sibley Elementary School Addition and Renovations Project.

A detour will be posted utilizing Sibley Drive and Meadow View Drive detouring traffic around the work area.

The City of Northfield urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


Preseason pool sale postponed

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the sale of all preseason pool passes for Old Memorial Pool has been postponed. The original sales dates were May 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 and 16.

At this time, city staff is evaluating the situation and will share more information in the coming weeks. Residents should look for more information about Old Memorial Pool’s sales and operation on the city’s website and Northfield Arena & Pool Facebook page.


Notice of filing for the 2020 municipal election

Notice is hereby given that a general election will be held in Northfield on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing candidates for the offices listed.

Filing period

The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  Note: City Hall will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.


Cannon Valley Place closure

Cannon Valley Place between Falk Avenue and Lincoln Parkway will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2020 due to maintenance work on the exiting storm sewer system near the Cannon Valley Place and Lincoln Parkway intersection.

A detour will be posted utilizing Falk Avenue, North Avenue and Cannon Valley Drive detouring traffic around the work area. In addition, a lane shift will be in place in the Cannon Valley Place and Lincoln Parkway intersection for motorists using Lincoln Parkway. Crews expect the closure to be complete by May 15, 2020.


Spring Creek Bridge Replacement Project resumes

Spring Creek Bridge detour

Spring Creek Road will be closed starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 as construction on the Spring Creek Bridge Replacement Project, started in the fall of 2019 is scheduled to resume. Spring Creek Road will be closed at the Spring Creek crossing to allow the remaining bridge replacement work to be completed.

During construction, a detour will be posted utilizing Jefferson Parkway, Prairies Street, and Woodley Street detouring traffic around the bridge replacement work area. The detour is expected to be in place until mid-May.


Earth Day to be Celebrted on Zoom

Earth-Day-2-3V1.jpg

Check out http://northfieldearthday.com to see the many ways we can celebrate  the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday.


Maple Street closed Tuesday, April 28

Maple Street closure map and detour

Maple Street between Sibley Drive and Meadow View Drive will be closed Tuesday, April 28, 2020 due to work related to the Sibley Elementary School Addition and Renovations Project.   

A detour will be posted utilizing Sibley Drive and Meadow View Drive detouring traffic around the work area. 

The City of Northfield urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. 


Katy Vernon #LiveFromHome

May 2 2020 7:30 pm
May 2 2020 8:30 pm
Location: 
facebook.com/KatyVernonMusic

Guild presents Katy Vernon #LiveFromHome,
a 411 Concert Series performance


The Northfield Arts Guild is thrilled to present the concert Katy Vernon #LiveFromHome at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Originally scheduled to headline at the Guild Theater, this 411 Concert Series performance will now be presented live on Facebook with audiences able to watch and listen from home. Viewers wishing to attend should follow the link facebook.com/KatyVernonMusic

Katy Vernon

Syndicate content