Locally Grown - Griff Wigley

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The people, scenes & events around Northfield, MN
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There are two DIY bicycle repair stands available on Division St

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:10am

You can perform some maintenance on your bicycle with this bike repair stand on Division St. in front of the Northfield Public Library. There’s another one at 5th and Division. How did these come to be? See this Feb., 8, 2012 blog post.

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Flower pots are sprouting on Division St., Part 2

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:31pm

The toy wagon in front of Judy’s Flower Market (part of Judy’s Floral Designs) on Division St. is sprouting flowers.

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Flower pots are sprouting on Division St., Part 1

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:18pm

This planter is outside the Nutting Block building, Division St. near 3rd.


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Rotary’s cogwheel logo has nothing to do with bicycling. However…

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:06pm

Rotary International and the Northfield Rotary Club‘s logo is a cogwheel (some background info here.) Northfield area bikers like me see more in it than that, especially when I ride across the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge to the Sechler Park Mountain Bike Trail, opened recently by CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails) where I’m a board member. Thank you, Northfield Rotary, for all you do for bicycling in the area.


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Bridge Square is in early bloom, courtesy of its adoption by the Northfield Garden Club

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:38pm

The Northfield Garden Club has adopted Bridge Square. See the City of Northfield’s Adopt-a-Park Program if you’d like to do likewise.


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Scenes from Division St: pesky women

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 8:48am

These women were blocking my view of downtown Northfield from my corner window office at Tandem Bagels last week. And one of them was a paparazzi. Among them: Mary Wood, Linelle Olson, and Jane McWilliams.

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A slightly different Locally Grown Northfield is emerging this spring

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:36pm

LoGro has mostly been dormant since early 2013 as I’ve focused on other things, mainly my blogging at Mountain Bike Geezer and CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails).

But it’s back, with a slightly different focus.

I’ll continue to feature my photography of people, scenes, and events around Northfield. I’ll probably add more videos.

But I won’t be featuring my Northfield-related opinions related to local government (City, School District, County) as my consulting work (here and here) makes that a conflict of interest. I probably will shine a neutral light on current issues as a moderator of live web conferences with community leaders.  And I’m open to having opinionated guess bloggers.

So I’ll be experimenting. Contact me if you’ve got ideas, feedback, or an interest in contributing an issue-related guest blog post.


Follow @logronfld on Twitter and like the LoGro Facebook page as I publish all new blog posts on both. And subscribe to the weekly LoGro enewsletter, which includes all new blog posts and occasionally some extras. If you’re on Facebook and interested in my non-LoGro activities, see my personal Facebook profile.

And about those Google AdSense ads on the sidebars of the individual blog posts, Categories, and Archives?  I’m also experimenting. In the meantime, the measly revenue helps to support my local economic development activity at local pubs, coffeehouses, and bicycle shops.

So move along now. Click any of the images in the grid above to see the most recent blog posts. You can attach comments via several ways, including via your Facebook account if you’re logged in.

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Pre-April 2015 blog posts

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:01am

If you keep clicking to see NEXT (older) blog posts, you’ll see much older ones, as the LoGro blog was mostly dormant from early April 2013 to April 10, 2015.

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