news & noticesWhat's new in the city
New Legal Aid Kiosks Expand Access to Free Legal Help Throughout MinnesotaRichfield is excited to announce they have partnered with the Minnesota Legal Service Coalition, a provider of justice to low-income people throughout Minnesota, to help bridge the digital divide members of our community face. The city now has a kiosk available to provide free legal services to the community. With this technology, anyone can attend a Zoom court hearing, print, scan and submit legal documents for free and get online legal advice and connections to legal services using a dedicated system at no cost.
March 14, 2023
Richfield debuts Strategic Planning DashboardBeginning today, residents will have an inside look on how city policymakers and staff are striving to make change. Building on the work of the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan that was approved last fall, an interactive Strategic Planning Dashboard is now available to help explain and track the city's five strategic priorities.
March 10, 2023
Richfield seeks development partner for regional destinationOne of Richfield's largest and last-standing redevelopment parcels will soon be up for grabs as the city begins the process of looking for a future development partner and landowner. The 3.7 acre property, located in the northwest corner of I-494 and Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue), is the result of decades of work and a unique public-private partnership.
January 20, 2023
Grant funds now available for ongoing pandemic impactsWhile the COVID-19 pandemic may feel ´over' to many, the lingering physical, economic and emotional impacts are still churning within the lives of many people in the community. With that understanding, the City of Richfield is making available $150,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds available for services and activities that help ease the negative impacts of COVID on our community.
January 18, 2023
Emilia Gonzalez Avalos receives the Edwina Garcia Community Builder AwardAt Tuesday's city council meeting, Richfield resident Emilia Gonzalez Avalos was presented with the Edwina Garcia Community Builder Award, in recognition of her outstanding work supporting both her local community and the global community. The city council created the Edwina Garcia Community Builder Award in 2020 to annually recognize a resident who personifies the community's core values and demonstrates outstanding leadership that makes Richfield a better place to live, learn, work and play.
December 16, 2022
PARADE CANCELLED: Delight in the Holiday Lights ParadeBASED ON WEATHER FORECASTS, THE STATUS OF THE PARDE IS TBD. UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED BY NOON ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15. As the community looks ahead to the holiday festivities of the coming month, the city is doing their part with the third annual Holiday Lights Parade, which will roll through east Richfield on December 15.
December 08, 2022