A handwritten thank-you note

Do people appreciate Northfield.org? I get a steady stream of thanks (sometimes several times a week) from people I happen to see or meet face-to-face. We get an occasional email thanks via our Contact Us form. But I think this might be the first handwritten thank-you note we've gotten... from Jessica Paxton who was one of the people in charge of the Northfield Historical Society's "Club Ed" auction. Click to enlarge.

The Legacy bites the dust

Demolition of the Legacy Motel started yesterday... and by 3 pm this afternoon, it was gone. It was the last structure on the site left standing. Construction of Northfield Crossing, a mixed-used development, should begin soon. (A tip of the blogger hat to Kurt Larson, Larson's Printing, for the alert.)

Northfield, Northfielders in the news

Mark Setterstrom, Gary Smith (2), Carolyn Fure-Slocum, Ken Grisim, Bill Morson, Al Greenlee, David Koenig, B.T. McElrath.

South Hwy 3 development

Miscellaneous development along Hwy 3 south. Click photos to enlarge.
Left: Perkins is hosting a job fair today. Renovation appears to be nearing completion.
Center: Earth-moving equipment has appeared on the Jasnoch parcel just south of the Allina Clinic.
Right: Super America has reopened after extensive renovations.

Northfield City Council meeting tonight

agendatemplatethumb.gifThe Northfield City Council meets Monday at 7:00 PM at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street. The agenda is available on the City's agenda web page.

See the City's Weekly Meetings web page for an updated list of other city-related meetings this week.

7:00 am update: The agenda and council packet are not current. I've notified staff, requesting a quick update.

10:30 update: Agenda is now updated.

"Bob's Sleep Out" on Bridge Square

The local Edina Realty office sponsored Bob's Sleep Out on Bridge Square last night to raise money for the homeless.

I took the photo of the wind-whipped, partially-collapsed tent this morning at about 7:30. I assume there were people inside, otherwise the tent would have blown away. But I didn't want to find out as they likely didn't get much sleep, given the nasty weather.

Photos of the day - Veterans Memorial dedication

Photo highlights from yesterday's Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony. Left photo: Mayor Lee Lansing with Paul Rieffer, sculptor of the bronze statue. Left center photo: Leif Knecht with former MN Governor Al Quie, keynote speaker at the event. Right center photo: Bagpiper Steve Hamilto playing "Amazing Grace." Right photo: "Hey, how's it goin'? Oh, I can't kick." Wayne Eddy and a veteran comparing their prosthetic legs. Click photos to enlarge. And see more in the dedication photo album.

Hwy 3 reopens completely; developments underway

Hwy 3 fully reopened yesterday. The trees in front of the Quarterback were removed earlier this week (see April blog post). And the old Community National Bank drive-up has been torn down... soon to be replaced by a Mendota Homes model condo for Northfield Crossing, the mixed-used development that's now ready to begin construction across the street. (Last Monday, the Northfield City Council endorsed the development and provided $3.6 million in TIF.)

Veterans Memorial Dedication photo album

Dedication of the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial was held today at 11:00 am in Riverside Lions Park. Click the photos above to enlarge. And see seven dozen more in the dedication photo album.


Northfield Youth Sports web site

The Northfield Youth Sports web site has updated links to all these area youth sports web sites:

  • Northfield Basketball Association-Boys
  • Northfield Basketball Association-Girls
  • Northfield Booster Club
  • Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association
  • Northfield Gymnastics Club
  • Northfield Hockey Association
  • Northfield Soccer Association
  • Northfield Swim Club
  • Northfield Volleyball Club
  • Northfield Wrestling Club
  • Northfield Youth Baseball Association
  • Making Waves Swim Club
  • Starlets Dance Club

Last weekend for compost site

The city's compost site closes for the season on Sunday, Nov. 13

Full disclosure: this photo is a year old. I changed the date on the sign to make it appear current. The hours, however, are still the same.

Veterans Memorial dedication tomorrow: 11/11 at 11:00 AM

Dedication of the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial in Riverside Lions Park is tomorrow, Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The bronze soldier was added recently. Click photos to enlarge and see the dozen hi-res photos in the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial photo album. In case of inclement weather, see the dedication web page for details.

Sunset on St. Olaf's prairie

I snapped these photos (click to enlarge) at about 5:15 on Tuesday afternoon on the St. Olaf arb-like area just west of the Tostrud Center. Does the prairie area have a name? Does the evidently-new pond have a name? Attach a comment or contact me.

Cannon River Watershed Partnership Hosts Task Force

The Cannon River Watershed Project has assembled a task force of local talent to address three components of polution: mercury, phosphorous and fecol coliform bacteria.

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