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


Check out 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

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

Katy Vernon

It’s on! Northfield issues 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge to Dundas

The Northfield City Council agreed to a friendly wager against Dundas to see which city has the highest response rate for the 2020 Census.

The cities agreed, if Northfield wins, the Dundas Dog Park will be renamed “Northfield Dog Park” and if Dundas wins, Bridge Square will be renamed “Dundas Square” for one month.

The winner will be determined by the response rate listed on the 2020 Census website on May 15.

Sign up for yard waste curbside pickup service

The City of Northfield with its refuse hauling partner Dick’s Sanitation (DSI), is pleased to continuing offering yard waste curbside pickup and encourages more residents to sign up for the service.

The pickup services runs from April to November with the first pickup on April 13. Residents choose from two collection cart size options, 64-gallon and 96-gallon. Yard waste is collected weekly on Monday. The weekly yard waste collection service is $7.50 per month for a total of $90 per year.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17

The week of April 13-17 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. This week is intended to remind everyone about the severe weather threats present in Minnesota. This is also an excellent time to practice your emergency plan, or create one if you don’t have one already and to build or refresh your emergency preparedness kits. 

Seven poems picked for imprint in 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Competition

The Northfield Arts and Culture Commission (ACC), in partnership with the Friends and Foundation of the Library, is pleased to announce seven winners in the 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Competition: DEJA TU HUELLA / MAKE YOUR MARK. Chosen from among 57 poems submitted for judging, seven poems were selected for imprinting in city sidewalks.

Beginning in the spring and continuing through the summer, poems will be installed in city sidewalks, as weather permits. The winning poems will also be on display at the Northfield Public Library and City Hall (when permissible), posted on the Friends and Foundation of the Library and City of Northfield websites, and shared with local media.

Fifth Street closed April 9 and 10

Fifth Street closure map

Fifth Street between Division Street and Washington Street will be closed Thursday, April 9, 2020 and Friday, April 10, 2020 due to work related to the Fifth Street Lofts project currently under construction in the 100 block of East Fifth Street.   

A detour will be posted utilizing Division Street, Fourth Street, and Washington Street detouring traffic around the work area. 

Sign up for TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Roundabout Project updates

With construction on the TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Roundabout project beginning soon, the City of Northfield is encouraging residents to subscribe to construction updates by visiting the Notify Me page and choosing “TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Roundabout” from the list of available topics. Instructions on signing up for either email or text updates are at the top of the page.

The Compost Site on Armstrong Road opens Wednesday, April 8

The Compost Site located at 1801 Armstrong Road will open Wednesday, April 8.  Regular hours are as follows:

Monday, closed
Tuesday – Friday, 2p.m. – 7 p.m. (or sunset)
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (or sunset)
Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. (or sunset) 

The Compost Site will be closed Sunday, April 12.

If sunset occurs before the closing time, the site will close due to darkness. The compost site does not have lights.

More information about the compost site can be found on the city’s website:

PRESS RELEASE: Complete the census and encourage others


Northfield, MN (March 27, 2020)-

In light of the threat that the COVID-19 virus poses for the members of the Northfield community, the Northfield Complete Count Committee has suspended census-promotion activities that would involve interactions with the public.

The country's current state of National Emergency underscores the critical importance of a complete 2020 Census count for Northfield. It is critical in emergency response situations to have census data about where people live. Census data are used to allocate billions of dollars in federal funding each year, including for emergency response services.

The Complete Count Committee is asking for everyone’s help to reach out and encourage others to complete the census. This will help ensure that our city, townships, and school district receive fair representation and funds, so Northfield can continue being a strong community.

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