How to Choose the Perfect Lighting for Your Living Room

Northfield Construction Company - 3 hours 45 min ago

Lighting provides us with the essential, subtle element that ties together the ambiance of a room. It can be used to accent an art piece or emphasize a fundamental design component. Choosing the right lighting for your living room will help accentuate key aspects and tie together the overall atmosphere. We’ve put together a quick […]

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Little Man in Downtown Northfield, MN

Little Man, the group voted Best Rock Band by City Pages, will appear for the first time in Southern Minnesota this Friday night.  Led by virtuoso rock guitarist Chris Perricelli, the band provides a selection of ’60s and ’70s-inspired psychedelic rock.  Little Man is just one of the many bands, including Occasional Jazz, The Zillionaires, Seven Steps to Havana, The Frye, The RCAs, Midnight Collision, Bonnie & the Clydes, and WindWorks, that are performing in Music City, MN this weekend.

Friday, August 22nd: Occasional Jazz, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; The Zillionaires, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Northfield Senior Center, Bridge Chamber Music Festival: Jazz Concert by Seven Steps to Havana, 7:30 p.m., Northfield Middle School Auditorium; The Frye, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and Little Man, 9:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Saturday, August 23rd: Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; ’80s Tribute Night Featuring The RCAs and Midnight Collision, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Contented Cow; and Bonnie & the Clydes, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, August 23rd: Bridge Chamber Music Festival: WindWorks and Pianist Andrew Hisey, 7:30 p.m., Urness Recital Hall on the St. Olaf College campus; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.


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Northfield's DJJD Horseshoe Hunt kicks off Monday morning

Northfield News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:30pm
Last year, Joe Miller and his daughter Sarah found the Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe in the tall grass behind the thin fence on the back pond in Spring Creek Park.
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8/21/14 Northfield Planning Commission 7pm (LIVE)CANCELLED

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:57pm

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I. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
1. 14-082 Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
2. 14-083 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
III. Unfinished Business
3. 14-079 Amendments to the C1 Zoning District
Cover Letter – C1 Amendments 8-18-14
C1 District Amendments 8-15-14
C2 Draft Amendments – 8-15-14
IV. Reports and Discussion Items
a) Commissioner Comments and Reports
b) Staff Updates and Reports
c) Comments from the Chair
V. Adjournment

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Faith Formation Registration

St. Dominic - Church News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:22pm

Information regarding the 2014-2015 Pre-8 Faith Formation program is now available.  Completed forms and payment need to be turned in to the Parish Office by Wednesday, September 3.  Faith Formation staff will be at the Parish Office on September 3 from 6:15 – 7:15 pm to answer questions and receive registrations.  Click here for forms and calendars.

Important Dates to Note:

Wednesday, September 10 – Pre – Grade 5 Faith Formation orientation for parents and students from 6:15 – 7:15 pm at St. Dominic School.  Please arrive by 6:15 to attend the complete event.

Wednesday, September 17 – Faith Formation dinner and classes begin.
Dinner: 5:30 – 6:00 pm, O’Gara Social Hall
Pre – Gr. 5: classes, 6:15 – 7:15 pm, St. Dominic School
Gr. 6-8: Parent and student orientation and Youth Alive information, 6:15-7:15
pm, O’Gara Social Hall.


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Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:26pm
Event date: August 25, 2014
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057

LBSA Employees Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Laura Baker Services Association - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:59am

Thanks to our LBSA Employees who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and helped raise awareness about ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease)!

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Northfield High School graduate continues to find success in the Big Apple

Northfield News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:35am
The 1990 graduate of Northfield High School, JC Sanford, has discovered a list of professions since moving to New York, and come December, becoming a father will be added to that list.
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8-22 Rice County Public Safety Report

Northfield News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:29am
For the full log of police calls, visit You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map on the home page at
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Today’s news update – 16 sustain injuries in a single vehicle rollover near Dennison

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:27am

16 sustain injuries in a single vehicle rollover near Dennison

A single vehicle rollover near Dennison yesterday afternoon had Northfield Hospital on Orange alert for nearly 3 hours.  Goodhue County deputies were called to report of a rollover at 350th street and 10th avenue in Warsaw Township just after 1pm yesterday.  While the report is still being written, Goodhue County Spokeswoman Chris Weiss said the driver of an extended van transporting Hmong workers took the corner on the gravel road too fast and rolled.  Sixteen victims were treated at Northfield Hospital Emergency Department.  Nine were transferred, seven to Hennepin County Medical Center and two to Regions Hospital. One was admitted to Northfield Hospital.  Media Relations Scott Richardson said the language barrier created further issues.  They sent for an interpreter to come from St. Paul.  Victims who were transferred means their injuries were severe enough to need another level of care.  No word right now on their status.  We will update you as that information becomes available.

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Northfield Safety Camp- day 3! Wheels.

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:15am
Officer Borchert and the kids talk about Stranger Danger.

Kevin from Dakota County Electric gave a great talk and
demonstration about electrical safety- including lightning!A new lineman for Dakota Electric!Giant Duck-Duck-Goose game

The younger group were good listeners this morning.Getting ready for the Bike Rodeo! 

Bike/wheels Rodeo with Officer Thad Monroe with the help
of BIKE NORTHFIELD and Police Reserves.

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Northfield City Engineer Joe Stapf to retire

Northfield News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:00am
(UPDATE: This story has been updated with comments from Brian Erickson and Jasper Kruggel.)
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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Tim Freeland talks about the 2014 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt 8/21/14

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:04am

Jeff Johnson speaks Tim Freeland – master creator of the clues for the DJJD Horseshoe Hunt talks about the rules and… maybe gives you some hints on how to best hunt for the shoe! 

Just in time!  Will Tim let out any secrets about WHERE the shoe is this year?

Click below to listen to the interview: 

Horseshoe Hunt 8-21-14

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Work-Life Balance for the Social Media Manager

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:00am
Between your smartphone and your computer, you can hardly escape from the...
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Currier Resigns as Executive Director of NDDC

Long-time Northfield Downtown Development Corp. Executive Director Ross Currier has resigned.  Currier has accepted the position of Community Development Program Officer at the Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Currier has served as the NDDC’s Executive Director since July of 2003.  During that period the organization strengthened its commitment to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program and its comprehensive approach to community vibrancy and economic vitality.

Major accomplishments of the organization during Currier’s tenure include: the establishment of a long-term relationship with the University of Minnesota Extension Service for the purpose of utilizing their market research expertise and their annual Retail Trade Analysis; collaborating with Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges to increase the economic leverage that downtown businesses have with students, families, and alumni, and to take advantage of the wealth of creativity and intellectual energy that students exhibit when analyzing social, economic, and environmental issues affecting the Northfield community; the annual publication and distribution of a print directory of downtown businesses and points of interest; the Historic Municipal Signs on I-35 directing visitors to Northfield for almost a decade;  participating in many City of Northfield task forces for the purpose of improving and expanding  the many public amenities in downtown Northfield; using social media to market downtown Northfield to both residents and visitors; and fostering regular communication between a wide range of downtown stakeholders.

Past President of the NDDC Board of Directors Greg Kneser said of Ross, “His most lasting contribution may be his daily work in being the touchstone for “all things downtown.”  In word and deed, Ross reminded all that “Great downtowns don’t just happen” and his constant presence on the street, in businesses, at events, and in work sessions were the necessary actions that carried out the ideal.”

Currier particularly enjoyed working with a diverse mix of individuals and organizations on a wide range of issues important to the downtown district and the wider Northfield community.  He noted, “The broader your definition and inclusion of stakeholders, the greater the depth of unique ideas and potential solutions”.

The NDDC board will hire an Interim Executive Director to complete implementation of the organization’s 2014 Work Plan and coordinate planning for 2015.  The search will begin immediately.  Currier has offered his on-going support to the NDDC.

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is a non-partisan 501©3 non-profit dedicated to a vibrant and vital downtown.  For more information, contact: Greg Kneser, on behalf of the NDDC Board.



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Northfield Retirement Community hosts annual fair

Northfield News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:37pm
As summer winds down, many Minnesotans are heading to the Minnesota State Fair for the animals, the games and, of course, the food. Many of the residents of the Northfield Retirement Community have fo
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Autumn Blaze Maple

In recent years, Autumn Blaze Maples have been among the most popular varieties of shade trees, and with good reason.  Autumn Blaze Maples grow quickly into sizeable trees that offer excellent shade, have a vigorous appearance, pleasing shape and intense red fall color.

Autumn Blaze Maples can tolerate a wide variety of soil types, but prefer neutral to slightly acidic soil over alkaline soils.  Able to grow in quite damp soils, Autumn Blaze Maples do best in soils with moderate to good drainage, and are hardy enough for lighter soils.  That’s pretty good versatility!

Consistent pruning is a key to having good, long-term success with all shade tree varieties and this is especially true with Autumn Blaze Maples.  During the first ten years after planting a shade tree, you should prune it aggressively every other year to remove branches that are at too steep of an angle and likely to be weakly attached in later years.

This aggressive removal of poorly structured branches will benefit all shade tree varieties, and especially Autumn Blaze Maples, due in part to their rapid growth rate.  Remove poorly structured branches before they get larger than your fingers.  By pruning early, the wounds will be small and will heal quickly.

If you have pruned aggressively and consistently on your shade trees the first 8-10 years, a good pruning every 4 to 5 years thereafter should keep your trees in good shape.  If you love red fall color, consider an Autumn Blaze Maple.  It will delight the eye and quickly grow into a handsome shade tree.

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Bridge Chamber Music Festival

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:09pm

The 2014 Bridge Chamber Music Festival begins tonight (Wednesday, August 20) with the first of six concerts being offered in the week-long series. The Artaria String Quartet will perform at St. Olaf College (Urness Recital Hall) in Northfield at 7:30 pm, presenting Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and a world premiere quartet piece by Minnesota composer Reinaldo Moya. The Bridge Chamber Players perform the Septet by Saint-Saens, joined by Christopher Atzinger, piano, and Martin Hodel, trumpet. Tickets are available at the door for just $5.

Festival Performances continue through Tuesday, August 26.

Thursday, August 21, 7:30 PM
Young Artist Recital (Studio A, Skifter Hall, St. Olaf College)
Featuring: Talented young musicians from southern Minnesota perform a variety of solo and chamber works. Free concert.

Friday, August 22, 7:30 PM
Jazz Concert I (Northfield Middle School Auditorium)
Featuring: Seven Steps to Havana perform a fast paced and engaging program of Latin-inspired jazz.

Sunday, August 24, 7:30 PM
Festival Concert II (Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College)
Featuring: WindWorks and pianist Andrew Hisey perform Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Winds, and SPCO violinist Kyu-Young Kim, MN Orchestra cellist Pitnarry Shin and pianist Esther Wang perform a new work by Minnesota composer Doug Opel and Schubert’s last chamber work, the majestic Trio in E-flat Op. 100.

Monday, August 25, 7:30 PM
Festival Concert III (Carleton Concert Hall)
Featuring:Pianists Nicola Melville and Jill Dawe perform Shostakovich’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and the Bridge Chamber Players and special guests perform Rossini’s String Sonata in C, and Tchaikovsky’s epic “Souvenir of Florence.”

Tuesday, August 26th, 7:30 PM
Jazz Concert II (The Grand Event Center)
Featuring: The Dave Hagedorn Trio performs an eclectic and upbeat program of jazz standards and contemporary compositions.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. For more information, visit

- written by Amy Acheson for the Bridge Chamber Music Festival

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Rotary Cogwheel | 08.21.2014

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:04pm

Today:Kathy Jasnoch, Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (Kaczmarek)

Birthdays: Craig Ellingboe 8/22

Next Week: – Chuck Huntley, Angel Flight Central (Nemo)

Last Week:

Todd Thompson spends half his time these days in Guatemala, using music education as a bridge between cultures. Five years ago, he traveled there on a church mission trip. Now he has a regular presence in school classrooms and local churches.

Guatemala’s educational system is woefully short of resources, and there is not much music in the curriculum. Guatemala has many needs, Todd said, but his passion is music and he wants to share it with young people. He sees it as nourishment for the body, mind and spirit.

His latest project is the publication of a Spanish hymnal with accessible arrangements. He said most of the musicians he has met in Guatemala play by ear and find many of our standard hymns too complex for guitar, the instrument most commonly used. His hymns have a slower melodic progression and rhythms familiar to Guatemalans.

To raise money for his music education projects, Todd has made two CDs of music in Spanish He is now seeking funding to allow him to continue his music education exchange for periods of up to three months. Todd is also collecting songs in the Mayan dialects. There are 22 of them. Todd said Guatemala has one of the largest indigenous populations in the world. Of the 17 million folks there, 80 percent are considered indigenous, Todd said.



John Sinning is in transition. (Editor’s Note: Aren’t we all?)

John worked most recently as a controller for Field Solutions, a company that provides field technicians to the electronics industry. He is now taking a step back and looking for a way to work in his home community.

John and his wife, Susan, moved to Northfield in 2001. They raised their two kids on a 40 acre hobby farm. Their daughter is now on her own after graduating from Wittenberg and their son is a junior at Bradley University in Illinois. Susan runs a boutique in the Archer House in downtown Northfield.


Welcome Lydia:

Lydia Solheim, the first of four inbound students, arrived last week and joined us for lunch. She is from the Faroe Islands. Wendy and Andrei Sivanich are her host parents. Brad Frago and Michelle Lasswell are her club counselors. Welcome Lydia. We are delighted to have you with us.

Still to come are: Philipy from Brazil, Marcelo from Peru and Giulia from Italy.

Last Week’s Guests:  Wendy, Katie, Maggie Sivanich (Lasswell), Sharon Flaten (Flaten), Tracy Fossum (Fossum), and Joe Wakely (Sinning).

Scholarship Enhancement: Jon Snodgrass. Invest it wisely, Jon.

First Job:

Adam Elling, our newest member, cut his employment teeth on Dairy Queen products. He worked at a Cottage Grove franchise for seven years. He characterized himself as a mistake-prone employee. The mistakes went home with him for later consumption.


Rotary has received five proposals for a flagship local service project. Presentations will be made to a committee on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The board will make a decision Thursday, Sept. 11.

Jean Wakely is recruiting club members for the Defeat of Jesse James Days Bike Tour. We need all hands on deck. It is our largest annual fundraising event. If she has not yet contacted you, please see her before you leave today.

If you have ideas for upcoming weekly programs please let Candy Taylor or Alan Anderson know.  We have many openings for future programs.

Rotary Minute:

President Rich said by the end of the year, polio should be eradicated across the globe, except for Pakistan. A complete eradication requires $5.5 billion. We still must raise $557 million. Each year our club contributes $3,000. Other funds are contributed through our Every Rotarian Every Year campaign. If you want to make a contribution, go to the Rotary International website.

Coming Up:

Sept. 4 – Bike Tour Planning
Sept. 11 – Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College (C. Richardson)
Sept. 18 – Jesse Streitz and His Cross Country Bike Tour (Williams)
Sept. 25 – Matt Hillmann Transformational Technology in Northfield Schools (Lawlor)

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