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New Video! Update on Fire At Wastewater Treatment Plant

July 18, 2018 - Mayor Pownell introduces Public Works Director and City Engineer Bennett’s presentation delivered to the public at the July 17 City Council meeting.  It's an update after a fire in the biosolids building at the City of Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2GelTtT7C0&feature=youtu.be


New Video! Update on Issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

July 11, 2018 - Mayor Pownell introduces Public Works Director and City Engineer David Bennett’s presentation about issues at our wastewater treatment plant.

 

https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=831


New Video! Mayor Pownell on Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Follow this link to viiew Northfield Mayor Pownell on Wastewater Treatment Plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc4Tiq-F8XE


Seeking Election Judges for City of Northfield

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For Immediate Release

Friday, July 6, 2018

Contact: Deb Little, City Clerk

(507) 645-3001

Deb.Little@ci.northfield.mn.us 

The City of Northfield is seeking interested individuals to serve as election judges for the Primary Election on August 14, 2018 and the General Election on November 6, 2018. Election judges administer election procedures in polling places and ensure that voters' rights are protected and respected on Election Day. Election judges receive pay for their services, unless they choose to serve as volunteers. By law, employers must give election judges time off from work to serve. In addition to serving on Election Day, judges must complete required training that will be approximately two hours in length. Election judges may serve all day (approximately 6 am – close) or a half day shift (6am – 2 pm or 2 pm – close).


City of Northfield Ending Advisory Warning Effective Immediately

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 6, 2018

Contact:    David Bennett
City Public Works Director
(507) 645-3006
 
david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield-12:00 p.m. Effective immediately, the City of Northfield is ending the advisory warning to the public to consider avoiding direct contact with the water on the Cannon River downstream of Northfield in Dakota County and Goodhue County as a result of a discharge of wastewater from the Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant on the early morning of Tuesday, July 2, 2018. 

Water quality test samples collected Wednesday, July 4 and again Thursday, July 5 show bacteria levels have decreased below recreational water quality levels. 

For more information, contact City Public Work Director Dave Bennett at 507-645-3006 or david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

 


Update: City of Northfield Extending Advisory Warning on Cannon River Recreational Use Following a Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact:    David Bennett
City Public Works Director
(507) 645-3006
 
david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield-The City is extending its advisory warning to the public to consider avoiding direct contact with the water on the Cannon River downstream of Northfield in Dakota County and Goodhue County through 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6 as a result of a discharge of wastewater from the Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant on the early morning of Tuesday, July 2, 2018. 

Water quality test samples collected Wednesday, July 4, show bacteria levels have decreased below recreational water quality levels.  The City is waiting on additional test results to confirm this trend and is anticipating the advisory will be lifted on Friday, July 6, 2018. 


City of Northfield Provides Advisory Warning on Water Recreational Use on the Cannon River North of Northfield Following a Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge

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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Contact:    David Bennett
City Public Works Director
(507) 645-3006
 
david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield-The City is providing an advisory warning to the public to consider avoiding direct contact with the water on the Cannon River downstream of Northfield through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6th.  The City has contacted governmental jurisdictions in Dakota County and Goodhue County that are downstream from Northfield who are determining if there are any public health notifications or restrictions that are appropriate.  Designated City staff continue to communicate with these partners.

 


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
 michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us

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.


The City of Northfield has a NEW mobile app!

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Press Release – The City of Northfield has a NEW mobile app!

For Immediate Release

Date June 26, 2018

 

Contact:           Michelle Mahowald, Communications & Human Resources Director

                        michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us

               

Northfield, MN - The City of Northfield is pleased to announce the release of our new mobile app! This new digital tool will provide you with a better connection to the local resources, news, and information you want and need when on-the-go and out in our community.


City of Northfield Announces Vacancy on Charter Commission

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Contact:     Deb Little
                   City Clerk
                   (507) 645-3001
                   deb.little@ci.northfield.mn.us

 


Census 2020: Crucial--and Controversial

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The League of Women Voters of Northfield-Cannon Falls, in cooperation with the City of Northfield and Northfield Public Schools, invites the public to join neighbors in learning more about the direct importance of the 2020 U.S. Census to Northfield.At 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Northfield High School auditorium, State Demographer Susan Brower will share the podium with Marcia Avner, director of policy at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and longtime advocate for the census, to describe the process for the 2020 census and the current state of preparation. Based on their experiences and perspectives, the speakers will unpack some of the controversies surrounding the census and encourage questions and discussion.

This is a public, free and interactive event. Everyone is welcome to come learn about the vital vein of democracy that is our census.


2018 Northfield State of the City Address Was A Night To Remember

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On March 19, 2018, Mayor Rhonda Pownell presented her annual State of the City Address to over 150 attendees in Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center, Carleton College.Poet Laureate Rob Hardy shared words of reflection and inspiration of “vision”. Contributions to his reading by Northfield poets Becky Boling, Florance Dacey, D.E. Green, Marie Gery, Karen Herseth-Wee, Diane LeBlanc, Steve McCown, Hannah Pahs, Leslie Schultz, Nancy Soth and Anne Sovik. Stitched together by Rob Hardy.

Mayor For A Day Essay Contest, a first time award, was presented to six Northfield students; three from 4th grade and three from 5th grade:  Lola McCarty 5th gr. Sibley, Crystal Palma 4th gr. St. Dominic, Grace Mostad 4th gr. St. Dominic, Madyson Sevcik 5th gr. Bridgewater, Riley Schwamb 5th gr. Prairie Creek, and Ben Flory 4th gr. Sibley Elementary School.


Mayor's State of the City Address Scheduled

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On March 19, 2018, the entire Northfield community is invited to hear Mayor Rhonda Pownell’s 2018 State of the City Address.  The event will be held at the Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center, Carleton College.  Doors open at 6pm. The program will start at 6:30pm.

Mayor Pownell will highlight accomplishments, challenges and opportunities throughout the community.  Award winners for the first 2018 Mayor for A Day Essay Contest, High School Ethics Award, and Board & Commission Excellence Award will be announced.

Northfield Business & Tourism Center and the Rotary Club of Northfield are sponsors of the event.  Desserts, refreshments and music sponsored by Xcel Energy.


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