Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing at the Northfield Public Library

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Get ready to have some fun at the Northfield Public Library! Come dance and enjoy the music of Jivin' Ivan and the Kings of Swimg Bank on Friday, October 21 from 7 - 9 pm. Come as we continue to celebrate the new library atrium! This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at 507-645-6606.

Cloak of Ashes - Book Talk by Local Author Donnita Rogers

Oct 26 2016 7:00 pm
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Northfield Public Libraary

Local author Donnita Rogers will return to the Northfield Public Library on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm and talk about her newest book, Cloak of Ashes, book three of her Women of Beowulf Series.  Drawing on her years of research and travels in Scandinavia, author and retired teacher Donnita Rogers will bring to life the women of the 6th century epic, Beowulf, and the related Saga of King Hrolf Kraki.  The elevated status of women in Norse culture will be compared and contrasted with the struggles of modern women for recognition and respect.  

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New! Short video from the City of Northfield

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The City of Northfield Public Works Director/City Engineer David Benett talks about the bumpouts located on 5th and Washington Streets.

 

 http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicMedia?VID=Temp-Bumpouts-at-5th-and-Washington-Stre-105.


Watch Video About The Role of Media in Elections

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"Using, Misusing, and Ignoring Political Information" was the subject of the September 24, 2016 meeting of the Northfield-Cannon Falls League of Women Voters. In our media rich culture, St Olaf Political Science Professor Chris Chap's talk is very timely, covering such topics as:  (1) How trust in a source influences the uptake of information, (2) How individuals' prior attitudes influence political learning, (3) How misinformation is received and processed by voters, and (4) How ambiguous messages are understood by voters. 

The video of this presentation may be seen at: 

http://lwvnorthfieldmn.org/blog/?story_id=258283


New! Minute with the Mayor

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The City of Northfield's Communications and Human Resources Manager Michelle Mahowald announces that Mayor Dana Graham talks about the efforts of many during the recent flood event in his latest short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicMedia?VID=Minute-with-the-MayorOct-5-2016-104


Author Ben Percy to speak at the Northfield Public Library

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The Northfield Public Library, along with Content Bookstore and Graywolf Press, is pleased to have Benjamin Percy, novelist, comics writer and screenwriter, present a storytelling workshop and craft lecture on plot and suspense at the library on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm in the Bunday Meeting room.  After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, Mr.


Visit Italy! At the library- Italy- A Mosaic in Time

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On Thursday evening, October 6, join Bill North as he talks about the pleasures of exploring Italy's many layers of history. Like a mosaic, Italian landscapes and cultures are composed of elements drawn from many times and possessing many different qualities, and nowhere can this mosaic-like quality be observed better than Rome and Sicily. Bill will share images and perspectives accumulated over years of living, travelling, and teaching in Italy with his wife Victoria. He will also offer some thoughts on the practicalities of Italian travel and answer questions. 

Bill is a professor of  History & Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Carleton College. He and his wife, Victoria Morse, have traveled and taught extensively in Rome and Italy.

Library's Bunday Meeting room on the main level from 7pm to 8 pm.  The event is free and open to all.


League Of Women Voters to Hold Candidate Forums

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There will be two opportunities for voters to hear from state and local candidates and to ask them questions at forums conducted by the League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls. On Saturday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m. the candidates for House Districts 20B and 58B have been invited. At 10:30, the Candidates for Senate District 20 and 58 have been invited. Northfield Board of Education candidates have been invited to appear at 1:00 p.m., .

Later, on October 22, at 9:00 a.m., candidates for Mayor of the City of Northfield have been invited. City Council Candidates have been invited to appear at 10:30 a.m.

The public is urged to take advantage of these opportunities to become familiar with the candidates of these important public offices. Both events will be held at the Northfield Community Resource Center/Senior Center, Room 103, and 1651 Jefferson Parkway. 


2017 NORTHFIELD LIVING TREASURE AWARD: DO YOU HAVE A NOMINEE?

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The Arts and Culture Commission invites Northfielders to submit the name of anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered its 2017 Northfield Living Treasure.The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2016.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1507 or picked up in hard copy at the Public Library, the City Hall Administration office, and the Northfield Arts Guild.


“9/11: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Commemoration” - Art at City Hall Reception

This year, our nation recognizes the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Northfield acknowledges the events of that period with an art exhibit presented by Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission on display in City Hall “9/11: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Commemoration."  In this exhibit, Northfield artists Wendell Arneson, Marybeth Coyle, Toni Easterson, Jill Ewald, Shawnee Langworthy, Sharol Nau, Riki Kölbl Nelson, Don Roos, John Saurer and Mar Valdencantos present their look at the tragedy and the rebuilding of the country. The works in this powerful exhibit include paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, collages, textiles, and combinations of these materials.


Many events at the Northfield Public Library this fall-

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September 29, Thursday, 7-8:30 PM

Finding Northfield's History in Nooks and Crannies

How to research and write local history.  A panel discussion with Earl Weinmann (and his students), Susan Hvistendahl and Bruce Colwell, all of whom have written about people and places in Northfield that have made our community what it is now.  Refreshments will be served. Q&A following the panelists' stories. In the library's Bunday Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm  


Tom Bisel is Making a Difference

Tom Bisel of Downtown Bicycles

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Tom Bisel, owner of Downtown Bicycles in Northfield, with the September 2016 “Making a Difference” Award. the award given monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people. Bill Nelson, co-owner of the Tiny’s building where Downtown Bicycles is currently located, has known Tom since he opened his store in 2009. “I’ve seen Tom adjust his business in many ways to cater to young people,” Nelson said. “Tom is a skilled enough cyclist to ride only with the fastest bikers in town. Instead, he often organizes youth rides to help young riders develop as cyclists.


Northfield Youth Lead Gathering for Peace

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There was a youth-led gathering on Bridge Square on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the International Day of Peace. A multi-age group gathered to hear Northfield’s Poet Laureate Rob Hardy read his poem “Building Blocks”, written for the event. On his website, Rough Draft, Hardy says, the poem is “ . . . dedicated to the young people of our community, who have so much to teach us about making a more peaceful world.”

Musicians and organizers who participated in this gathering were Elijah Leer and Synneva Bratland as well as Jack Cuddy and Gabi Estrada.

The International Day of Peace was brought into being by United Nationals Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Each year, hundreds of students take part in a student observance.

To see the text of Rob Hardy’s poem: http://rbhardy3rd.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 


The Philadelphia Story

Esme' Elzi is Tracy Lord, a role made famous by Katherine Hepburn

The Northfield Arts Guild presents Philip Barry’s zany and romantic farce, The Philadelphia Story, September 30 through October 9 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 
 

A classic American comedy, this intelligent and witty satire takes a clever look at the eve of a posh socialite wedding.  Heiress Tracy Lord is set to walk down the aisle for the second time when she is suddenly confronted by both her ex-husband and a provocative reporter covering the wedding for a national magazine. Will Tracy make it to the altar at all? 


September 2016 Flooding

Here's a collection of photos and information on local flooding compiled on Storify: Northfield Flood 2016 (keep refreshing the page for new posts). 

Here's the United States Geological Survey (USGS) page that shows current precipitation, discharge, and flood levels for the Cannon River in Northfield: USGS 05355024 Cannon River at Northfield MN

Facebook: Like Rice County Skywarn on Facebook for additional information. 

Closings/Cancellations:

Flood Closings (9/22/16)

UPDATE: Local Flood Warning (City of Northfield/Northfield Police Department). Thursday, September 22, 2pm. 

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