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VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 25, 2016)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:
  • a review of revised discipline policies
  • a vote to make changes to the Spanish and Chinese language program

Public Invited to League of Women Voters Northfield/Cannon Falls Annual Meeting: Deb Fitzpatrick of the U of M's Humphrey School speaking: "The Battle for Equal Pay: Men on Paternity Leave, Women in Hard Hats, and Other Fronts in the Fight

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 The League of Women Voters of Northfield & Cannon Falls invites the public to attend their Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 23rd at the Friends’ Meeting House at 512 Washington Street in Northfield.  All are welcome to come for the entire morning. There will be coffee and social time at 9 am, followed by a brief business meeting at 9:30 am.  The Program will begin at 10:00 am.  Deb Fitzpatrick, Program Director of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy’s Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy, will speak on “The Battle for Equal Pay:  Men on Paternity Leave, Women in Hard Hats, and Other Fronts in the Fight.”  There will be time for Q & A following Ms. Fitzpatrick’s presentation. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 11, 2016)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016. Highlights of the meeting included:
  • a discussion of low-enrollment language classes, specifically Chinese 2 and Spanish 6

The next regular school board meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, at 7pm, in the high school media center. 


Super Tuesday Minnesota Style

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Minnesota’s role in Super Tuesday is hours away. Party activists are busy making final arrangements for participating in this biennial grass roots exercise in democracy. Precinct caucuses meet at 7:00 p.m.

In Northfield this year, the Rice County Republican Party will caucus at the Northfield High School, 1400 Division Street South. http://www.ricecountyrepublicans.com/

The Northfield Rice County Democratic Party with meet in Northfield in several locations.  Most Northfield precincts, will meet at the Northfield Middle School, 2200 Division Street South. Residents of Ward 1 Precinct 1 will meet at Carleton College and Ward 4 Precinct 1 will meet at St. Olaf College.  For precise college locations:http://ricecountydfl.blogspot.com/


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (February 22, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. A complete packet (including agenda) can be found here (table file here). Highlights of the meeting included:


New! Minute with the Mayor

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Northfield Mayor Dana Graham talks about a variety of City topics in his latest short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


Everything you need to know about the Minnesota Caucus

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According to their handy brochure: "The Northfield Initiative is a Carleton student-run organization designed to increase voter turnout in the city of Northfield."  The students' aim is to present objective, nonnpartisan information and to encourage all eligible voters to engage in democracy. 

Check out the Northfield Initiative website to learn about the March First precinct cauces.

http://nofoinitiative.org/


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Public Hearing and Meeting (February 8, 2016)

Public Hearing (20 minutes)

The Northfield School Board held a public meeting to gather feedback on applicants for the seat on the school board left vacant by the resignation of Anne Maple. There were four applicants for the position: Mike Birthelsen, Fritz Bogott, Ray Cox, and Dale Gehring. The video includes remarks by supporters of each candidate, and statements by the candidates themselves.  

Regular School Board Meeting (2 hours)


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 25, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:


Skatepark Documentary Screening January 27th at Weitz Center

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Make No Noise ~ The Story of a Skatepark chronicles the 17-year long struggle of skateboarders in Northfield  to secure a permanent place for their sport. Shot in collaboration with members of the Northfield Skateboard Coalition, the film is a testament to young people's resilience and perseverance as well as an examination of the victories and failures of the democratic process in small town America. There will be a Q&A session following the screening with the filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo and members of the Coalition.

The public is invitvited to this exciting event at no charge. The screening will be at 7:00 p.m.in the Cinema at Carleton's Weitz Center, 3rd Street East. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Special Meeting (January 14, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held a special meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2016, to consider a matter of student discipline. The school board met in closed session for over four hours before returning to open session to vote on the resulting resolution. Due to student data privacy restrictions, no names or specifics of the case were mentioned in the public portion of the meeting.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (January 11, 2016)

The Northfield School Board held its organizational meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 7 pm, in the High School media center. A packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights included the election of school board officers: Julie Pritchard (chair), Ellen Iverson (vice-chair), Noel Stratmoen (clerk), and Rob Hardy (treasurer).


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

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, December 14, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A packet, including the agenda, can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


HCI funds 10 “Investing in Youth” grants this fall to benefit area youth

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This fall, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support 10 projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including the first-ever “Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant”. All projects are funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.

Funded projects included:


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