VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (September 14, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:

Quaker Open House

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting(Quaker) is holding an open house for the entire Northfield area community to celebrate our new building.  Please join us Sunday, September 20th, 1:00-5:00 pm, at 512 Washington Street.  There will be music, refreshments, activities, and tours of the building. 

After 50 years of meeting in homes and rental spaces, we broke ground for a Meetinghouse in the fall of 2013.  For a year we have been settling into the space, gradually making it a place of our own.  We would like to welcome the community into our Meetinghouse to celebrate with us.

Minute with the Mayor

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Northfield Mayor Dana Graham talks about the Meadows Park Project in his latest “Minute with the Mayor”.

First UCC Sunday Nights Begins September 13!


Rev. Todd Smith Lippert announces that the First UCC Sunday Nights is back and now it's every week!!  This Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Michael Morris leads the First UCC Sunday Nights band. Peter Michael Miller from We are the Willows is our guest artist. The sermon will be the first of the four-week series entitled Technology and the Spiritual Life: The Good, The Bad, & The Holy.

Todd says, “Hope to see you at First UCC Sunday Night at 5:00p.m.” The church is located at 300 Union Street. 

International Day of Peace to be Observed

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The United Nations International Day of Peace is celebrated annually around the world on September 21. The Northfield Community Celebration of the 2015 International Day of Peace will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30PM in Bridge Square.

Building on this year’s theme, “Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All,” the program will highlight local and regional partnerships that promote ideas and actions for peace in our community and the surrounding area. Special attention will be given to partnerships which advocate on the behalf of diverse populations that make up our community. We thrive as a community when the dignity of everyone who regards himself/herself as a community member is a priority for each of us.

Join members of the Northfield Human Rights Commission, community leaders, and your friends and neighbors for the Northfield Community Celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 20!

Northfield Hockey Association Hosts Total Hockey's First Stride Initiative

The Northfield Hockey Association has teamed up with Total Hockey's First Stride initiative to host a free Learn-to-Play event on Sunday, September 27th,1:30pm - 3:15pm for families interested in trying out the sport for the first time.  It's free to attend and each recruit receives a free set of new equipment from Total Hockey to use at the event!  Players age 5-8 who register for our Learn to Play Hockey (through Community Education) or with Northfield Hockey Association for the 2015-2016 season are eligible to keep all of the equipment.  Registration will be accepted through September 17.  Players will be fitted at Total Hockey in Burnsville on September 20 or September 23. 

Ready to serve? Join the Arts Guild Board!

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The Northfield Arts Guild is soliciting recommendations for three new board members. The organization is at an exciting point of forward growth and progress, and we’re looking for new board members to help lead the way!

Story time for all ages to begin at the Library

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Story times for all/any ages will be returning to the library schedule. And due to the library's interim space at City Hall they will be held in the City Council Chambers! We will have story times with books, fingerplays, songs and movement Wednesday and Fridays from 10-11 am.  We used to break story times up by ages but in our limited space and times all ages are invited! Parents/caregivers are asked to stay and join in the fun.  Our story times focus on pre-reading skills and fun.  No sign up is needed and there is no charge.  This schedule will go through Nov. 25th, and there is no story time on Veteran's Day Nov. 11. Our interim Library is located on the second floor of City Hall 801 Washington St.  The Council Chambers are located on the south end of the first floor. (Fittingly enough in the former Kindergarten room!)

Join Chorale - A regional, multi-generational Choir

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Our multi-generational community choir is ready for a new season, and you're invited to join. This choir includes adults, college and high school students. No experience is necessary.
We're pleased to announce that Dr. Therees Hibbard will be directing.  Therees is Visiting Associate Professor of Music — Voice, Conductor of the Manitou Singers and the Early Music Singers at St. Olaf College.

Northfield Skateboard Park "Grand Opening Event"

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Northfield - The City of Northfield invites the public to a “Grand Opening Event” of the Northfield Skateboard Park on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 PM at Old Memorial Park.  The Northfield Skateboard Park officially opened on August 17th, and this event will mark the successful collaboration between numerous groups that have invested countless hours of time fundraising and working to make this park a reality. 


For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or



Library renovation groundbreaking!

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It's full steam ahead for the Northfield Public Library's renovation project.  You are invited to join in the celebratory groundbreaking at the 210 Washington Street site.  Tuesday, September 15 at 4 pm.

Solar Garden Information at Goodbye Blue Monday


Want to learn more about the Northfield Area Community Gardens?  Learn about generating your electricity through solar, not on the building, but via community solar gardens in our area? Want to reduce carbon emissions and get money back on your electric bill?

There will be an Information Table on Thursday, September 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Goodbye Blue Monday.

To visit the Collaborative website:

YMCA Fall Program and Services Begin Soon - Come See What's New at the Y!

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0in">The YMCA is very pleased to offer a huge number of programs and services.  Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community.  

Our new Fall Brochure supports our intent to ensure our youth have opportunities to realize their potential to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community as well as nurture their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development through holistic youth programming, experiences and supports.   

E-Recycling Scheduled for Saturday

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Carl Henry invites you to bring your unwanted electronics and appliances Saturday, September 5, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, Northfield.

Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted BUT there is a $5 fee for up to 19" and $10 for larger than 20".

PLEASE pass the word and post news about this event on any local bulletin boards, such as St. Olaf and Carleton.

Wheeler Park Trees Available

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The City of Northfield will be removing various trees at Wheeler Park located at the corner of Jefferson Parkway and Prairie Street on Thursday, September 3rdat noon.  There are approximately 20 trees that are 3-4 years old available to the public for free on a first come/first serve basis. If interested, please bring a truck or adequate vehicle to transport the trees.  If you would like to look at the trees before September 3rd, trees located on the west end of Wheeler Park marked with a yellow ribbon are available to the public. 

For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or

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