Woman's body found six miles west of Northfield

Posted to the Star Tribune website about 45 minutes ago: Woman's body found in Forest Township ditch

At first, a backhoe operator west of Northfield, Minn., thought he saw a mannequin lying face-down in a ditch on Sunday afternoon. But closer inspection revealed it was the body of a blonde woman in her mid-30s, who had shoulder-length hair and wore a silver friendship ring.

Update 11/08 6 am: StarTribune

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.

6:30 am update: The agenda, council packet, and weekly meetings schedule are not current. I've notified staff, requesting a quick update.

11:30 am update: the agenda page is now current.

NHS Auction photo gallery

The Northfield Historical Society held their annual auction -- dubbed Club Ed this year -- at the Grand Event Center last night.

nhsauctiontn.gifAbove Left: NHS Board member Mary Rossing and auctioneer "Club Ed" Kuhlman strutting their stuff. Above Left Center: Glamorous babes were everywhere, including L to R: Pam Morlan, Deanna Kuennen, and Jessica Paxton. Above Right Center: Tropical males Bruce Morlan and yours truly. Above right: Dan Freeman, Maggie Lee, Arnie Nelson. Click photos to enlarge.

Left: I took 120+ photos of the schmoozing, the festivities and most of the winning bidders. See the 2005 NHS Auction photo album.

NHS Auction today

Northfield Historical Society's annual auction is tonight at the Grand Event Center. Ed Kuhlman of Kuhlman Auction (with son Nathan in the left photo above) will be the auctioneer. Schmoozing opportunities will be rampant. The photos are from the 2003 auction (see dozens more in the album), held at Jacobsen's after it closed its doors.

NCC wins Chamber Halloween contest

Northfield Construction Company won the Northfield Chamber of Commerce's Hallowween decoration contest this week. Jodi Duden was the chief contractor on the project, shown above with the traveling trophy. Click the photo to enlarge.

Upgrade to MT 3.2

We've upgraded the Movable Type weblog platform here to V 3.2. Let us know if you experience any problems.

ArtOrg was out of this world tonight ...

example.thumb.jpgberkey.john.painter.JPGArtOrg outdid itself tonight with its showing of art by John Berkey (right). The Artist was present, and was gracious and low key as I and others viewed and praised his works.

State Demographer Tom Gillaspy at the Grand

MN State Demographer Tom Gillaspy spoke at the Grand Event Center yesterday afternoon, courtesy of Catherine McBride of Investment Centers of America. Click the photos to enlarge and see a dozen more in the photo album.
Center photo, L to R: Dave Shumway, Tom Gillaspy, James Schlicting. Right photo, L to R: Becky Behrens, Jennifer Sawyer, Theresa Fierst, Geralyn Sheehan, Catherine McBride, Jody Graff.

Oliver! starts tonight at the Northfield High School

The musical "Oliver" begins today at the Northfield High School auditorium, directed by Bob Gregory-Bjorklund. See the Upcoming.org calendar event entry for details.

I took a dozen photos of the first hour of the dress rehearsal last night and put them up in a photo album.

Local churches promoting Club Ed

I snapped these photos (click to enlarge) last night of at least two area churches (Trinity and First Baptist) that are using their outdoor signs to promote the Northfield Historical Society's annual auction -- Club Ed -- coming up this Saturday at the Grand. See the Club Ed blog post from a week ago featuring an audioblog promo. And see yesterday's Northfield News for an article by Emily Zimmer titled Going, going, gone.

Northfield, Northfielders in the news

In the non-Northfield media recently: Dave Machacek & ArtOrg, Sarah Hale & ARTech, Mark Setterstrom.

Art show openings

Left: Dean Kjerland's Art on Water studio opens a show on Friday called Bead Days - Studio Nights. "chARTonnay, wine, women, chocolates" is the byline and it features the work of Judy Saye-Willis, Leanne Stremcha, Jennifer Wolcott, Lori Schmidt, Cathy Collison, Elizabeth Schott, and Sue Hammes-Knopf. For a spicier promo of the show, see Ross Currier's Torrid Sex Downtown blog post.

Right: Dave Machacek has blogged a press release on the John Berkey Observed Exhibition which opens Nov. 4 at ArtOrg

One year ago in the N.org weblog: elections

What was happening this week a year ago in Northfield, according to blog posts to N.org? Scott Davis (city council) and Katy Hargis (school board), among others, were elected. See the October 31, 2004 - November 06, 2004 archive.

Northfield Entertainment Guide: November issue

negcoverthumb.gifThe new issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (NEG) is now available free throughout the Northfield area and here via PDF. (Click image to view within your browser or right-click on the image to "Save link/target as..." and then download it and view/print from your PC.)

It's published by Rob Schanilec at By All Means Graphics.

Boys soccer team takes 3rd at State

In the Class A 3rd place soccer game this afternoon at the dome: Northfield 2, St. Thomas Academy 0. See the MSHL narrative below and the box score for more.

Thanks to Rick Estenson for the phone tip.

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