Arrest made

About a half hour ago, Northfield Police Chief Gary Smith posted this to his weblog: Arrest of Subject In Sunday Assault Incident

Some good police work and citizen involvement resulted in the arrest of an individual for one of the two assaults and attempted abductions that took place last Sunday evening. I rushed back from the cities yesterday evening to hold a press conference. Thanks to Sergeant Roger Schroeder and Officer Monte Nelson for their efforts that led to the identification and arrest of this person. And thanks to those of you who called, emailed and sent notes to us about information. It was critical to the identification and location of the person arrested. (continued)

New dining spaces downtown

Left photo: The Kitchen in the Archer House has opened a Tea Room in the room behind its dining area. It overlooks the Cannon River. The gazebo is visible in the right window and The Tavern's outdoor deck is visible in the left window.

Right photo: The Contented Cow has a new deck.

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Council approves Froggy Bottoms request for River Walk seating

Northfield High School All School Reunion

I ran into Dan Freeman, one of the co-chairs of the Northfield Sesquicentennial Executive Committee, at The Kitchen yesterday and he told me that the Northfield High School All School Reunion web site is up. Sue Odette is organizing the event which will coincide with Sesquicentennial Fourth of July celebration.


Internet2 infrastructure

Fiber optic cable from the Twin Cities is about to make its way under the Hwy 3 bridge.

It'll serve Carleton and St. Olaf colleges with greatly increased high-speed Internet capacity, including Internet2.

Graffiti removed

The graffiti on the side of the building by the digs and Red Letter Day store has been painted over.

Anyone know who's responsible? Linda Schneewind?

Too many donations?

I blogged last week about the USAgain clothing and shoes dropbox in front of Northfield Family Dentistry on Woodley near Jefferson Road.

There's now a sign on the box that reads, "This location no longer excepting [sic] donations!!!"

6 PM Update: the box and all the clothing have been removed.

Northfield, Northfielders in the news

In the non-Northfield media this week: Northfield Police, Chapati, Village on the Cannon.


Two Men Sought in Northfield Assaults (includes 2 min. video clip)
nfldsuspectsketch.jpg Northfield, Minnesota police are searching for two suspects in a pair of attempted abductions of college-aged women on Sunday night. One suspect is described as a five-foot tall Hispanic male with a muscular build. He was described wearing a white sleeveless tee shirt, blue jeans, and sunglasses. The other suspect is a white male in his late forties. The victims of both attacks are students at St. Olaf College.

Police Dept. press release: attempted abductions, assaults last night


Northfield Police Chief Gary Smith sent me this press release this morning on two attempted abductions and assaults that occurred last night.

Click the image for the PDF or see the text below.

Cannon River Clean-up

Malt-O-Meal and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership joined forces on Saturday to clean the east bank of the Cannon Rriver from the 5th street bridge south to the Highway 3 bridge.

Left photo: Katy Gillispie, Environmental Engineer for Malt-O-Meal, CRWP member Patti Haskins, and CRWP Board member, George Kinney. Center photo in wetsuit: Charley Skinner. Right photo: Charley, George, Patti.

Tonight: City of Northfield website redesign forum

nfldredesignforum.gifFrom a post on Livefront's redesign weblog: "Come share your ideas for a new city web site at the City of Northfield Web Redesign Public Forum coming up on Monday, May 23rd at 7:00pm. The event is located in room SS103 of the Northfield Community Resource Center."

We've added their blog to our Civic Blogosphere and have started aggregating their most recent posts to the right sidebar of this page.

Commuter Challenge, Share the Road

RENew Northfield hosted a Commuter Challenge/Share the Road (formerly known as B-BOP) breakfast on Bridge Square last Friday.

Pledgers were encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus to their workplace.

[21 May 2005] Special Olympics (Regional)

Today, as in the past, Carleton College hosted (at Laird Field) the 2005 Special Olympics.
This event gives year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 1 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries (Ref: Special Olympics)

Northfield Garden Club's Memorial Pergola at Riverside Park

On Monday, the Northfield City Council approved an agreement with the Northfield Garden ClubPDF of the motion or the text below. Click the sketch and photo for larger views.

Note that the Northfield Garden Club has a new blogsite (web site with a weblog), built/designed by Michael Blaha, Organic Arts and Kari Alberg, Studio Kari.

Tom Thumb bites the dust

Mendota Homes, developer of the Riverfront site, tore down the Tom Thumb store this week. (Construction on Highway 3 is happening all around the Riverfront development site.)

The Legacy Motel, left in the photo, is next to be torn down. I spoke with representatives from Mendota Homes this week and they said they will have PDFs of the Riverfront plans on their web site next week.

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