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PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Rising River Levels - Flood Prone Property Preparedness

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City Staff have been working with the National Weather Service (NWS) to evaluate the rainfall amounts and corresponding effect on river levels in the area.  Areas to the south of Northfield in the Straight and Cannon River watershed areas received significant rainfall in the previous 24 hours, and water levels in the Cannon River have been rising fairly quickly.  At this time, no precipitation is expected through the weekend.
 
NWS professionals have created the attached graph depicting potential rainfall and resulting possible Cannon River levels in Northfield. NWS is still predicting the Cannon River to peak at approximately 896.5’ – 897.5’ on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The river level is expected to slowly fall after that time.

Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction, Washington Street Mill and Overlay, and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations

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For Immediate Release:
 
Construction crews will begin Stage 3 of the Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction,
Washington Street Mill and Overlay and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations on Monday September 10, 2018.  Stage 3 includes Washington Street from Second Street to Woodley Street, the Fifth and Washington Street parking lot, the Grand Event Center parking lot, and the Third Street parking lot. (See attached map)
 
Construction of Stage 3 will be broken down into four phases:
 
Phase 1
Phase 1 will include Washington Street from Fifth Street to Seventh Street, and the Fifth Street
and Washington Street parking lot. This area will be closed to thru traffic beginning on Monday

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.


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