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Candidate Forum for Council Seat October 23

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The League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls will hold a candidate forum on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at the Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street.

On November 7, there will be an election for an at-large seat on the Northfield City Council, with three candidates vying for the position. The incumbent, Greg Colby, was appointed to fill the vacancy created in November 2016 when Rhonda Pownell was elected Mayor. Colby’s term ends on December 31, 2017.  The term of the elected candidate will be one year with the possibility of running in the 2018 election for a 4-year term.

The three candidates are:  Greg Colby, Jon Denison and Don McGee.  Allene Moesler of Cannon Falls will moderate the forum. There will be opportunities for the public to submit questions to the candidates following their formal presentations.


This is Medicaid: Northfield Townhall

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Join This Is Medicaid for a public conversation about the benefits Medicaid offers to Minnesotans in Northfield, what coverage will look like if the AHCA passes the Senate in its current form, and what you can do to advocate for protecting Medicaid. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 6  to 7:30 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church (500 3rd Street West, Northfield). More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-medicaid-northfield-townhall-tickets-34470793070.


Mayor Pownell's 2017 State of the City Address

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Follow the link http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=598 to watch Mayor Rhonda Pownell deliver the 2017 State of the City Address.


Current State of Health Care in Northfield Topic of Forum

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The state of health care in Northfield is the topic to be discussed at a forum onThursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  A panel will talk about current health care plans and challenges, the consequences of repeal of the Affordable Care Act as well as pending health care legislation at both state and federal levels. Members of the panel are:  Steve Underdahl, president & CEO of Northfield Hospital and Clinics; Charlie Mandile, CEO of Health Finders Collaborative; Ashley Hodgson, Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Olaf College; and David Bly who represents Northfield in the Minnesota House.

The public is invited to attend. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northfield-Cannon Falls.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (February 27, 2017)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017. Highlights of the meeting included a report on progress toward adopting a social-emotional learning curriculum, and a report on the sale of bonds for the work on the roof of Bridgewater Elementary. Part of that report included the information that Northfield Public Schools earned at AA+ rating from Standard & Poors.

Northfield City Council Approves Change to 6pm Start Time Effective March 7, 2017

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Northfield - On February 21, 2017, the Northfield City Council approved the 2017 City Council Meeting schedule and 6pm as the new start time for meetings effective March 7, 2017. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 23, 2017)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 7pm, in the high school media center. A packet of materials from the meeting can be found here.

2016 TH 246 and Jefferson Parkway Intersection Study

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Follow this link to the City of Northfield's dedicated TH246 webpage:

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1070

We’ve added photos, maps, video of our open house presentation, power point presentation, and a survey using Survey Monkey.    We hope to get the community’s feedback as staff prepares for city council review in February. 

 

 


City of Northfield Schedules Public Meeting For TH246/Jefferson Parkway Project Findings

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The City will hold a public meeting to share findings on the Jefferson Parkway and Trunk Highway 246 Intersection Study. The meeting will be held December 21, 2016 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at Northfield City Hall Council Chambers 801 Washington Street. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with an open house format to follow. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to receive input on the study please call the Northfield Engineering office at (507) 645-3020.


City of Northfield Announces Deadline Extension for Applications to Fill Vacancies on City Advisory Boards And Commissions

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The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions including Northfield’s representatives for the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Joint Powers Board. At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees will expire. Please visit the City of Northfield’s website at http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/Index.aspx?NID=98 for information on all City boards and commissions.

Over 100 citizen members annually provide valuable leadership to the City through their participation on these groups and special study committees.


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