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Election 2014

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Welcome to Northfield.org's Election 2014 page. In the coming weeks, we'll bring you a wealth of information to help you to make an informed choice on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

On this page, you'll find voter resources, including maps of districts and precincts, local candidate information, voter registration information and polling location information.

Be sure to check back often as we add new resources and information, whether created speficially by and for Northfield.org, or coverage from KYMN or the Northfield News.

 

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Q&A: John Fossum -- Rice County Attorney Candidate

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John Fossum is a candidate for Rice County Attorney. His responses for Northfield.org are unedited. Learn more about John by reading his "Get to Know Him" Q&A.

 

How do you view the role of the county attorney?

The major function of the county attorney is to manage the office of the county attorney, to provide competent and effective advice to the county board and to provide regular training and updates on changes in law to law enforcement.  


Q&A: G. Paul Beaumaster -- Rice County Attorney Candidate

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G. Paul Beaumaster is a candidate for Rice County Attorney. His responses for Northfield.org are unedited. Learn more about Paul by reading his "Get to Know Him" Q&A.

 

How do you view the role of the county attorney?


Q&A: Jeff Quinnell -- Northfield School Board Candidate

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Jeff Quinnell is a candidate for the Northfield School Board. His responses for Northfield.org are unedited. Learn more about Jeff by reading his "Get to Know Him" Q&A.

 


Q&A: Julie Pritchard -- Northfield School Board Candidate

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Julie Pritchard is a candidate for the Northfield School Board. Her responses for Northfielf.org are unedited. Learn more about Julie by reading her "Get to Know Her" Q&A.

 

What do you think about required all-day, every day Kindergarten?

While districts statewide are mandated to provide a kindergarten program, in Minnesota children are not required to attend kindergarten.  State statue for compulsory attendance begins at the age of 7.  


Q&A: Fritz Bogott -- Northfield School Board Candidate

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Fritz Bogott is a candidate for the Northfield School Board. His responses for Northfield.org are unedited. Find out more about Fritz by reading his "Get to Know Him" Q&A.

 

What do you think about required all-day, everyday kindergarten?

All-day, every day kindergarten is great for learning--but for children who have not attended pre-K programs, the transition (change of schedule, amount of social time, lack of down-time, etc.) can be very intense. I am in favor of moving toward universal pre-K so that every child can reach kindergarten equally prepared--and with a smoother transition.

 


Q&A: Margaret Colangelo -- Northfield School Board Candidate

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Margaret Colangelo is a candidate for the Northfield School Board. Her responses for Northfield.org are unedited. Find out more about Margaret by reading her "Get to Know Her" Q&A.

 


Save the Date! Northfield Police Facility Open House on October 23, 2014

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The City of Northfield Police Department would like you to join in the celebration of their new facility.

Our new police facility is located at 1615 Riverview Drive in Northfield.

An Open House will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 starting at 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Northfield City Council approves PEG Access Channel change with Charter Communications

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Charter Communications moved to an all-digital environment on October 7, 2014 in the City of Northfield. 

As a result, Northfield public, education and government (PEG) access Channel  12 and Channel 16 to Channel 180 and Channel 187 on the Basic Tier of service.   

 

Questions?  http://www.charter.net/or call (800) 581-0081 or (651) 217-8445


Q&A: Dale Gehring -- Northfield City Council Candidate (At-Large)

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Dale Gehring is a candidate for the At-Large seat on the Northfield City Council. His responses to Northfield.org questions are unedited. Find out more about Dale by reading his "Get to Know Him" Q&A.

 

Downtown parking is talked about a lot. Is there a problem and, if so, what should be done to remedy it?


Q&A: Rhonda Pownell -- Northfield City Council Candidate (At-Large)

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Rhonda Pownell is a candidate for the At-Large seat on the Northfield City Council. Her responses to Northfield.org questions are unedited. Learn more about Rhonda by reading her "Get to Know Her" Q&A.

 

Downtown parking is talked about a lot. Is there a problem and, if so, what should be done to remedy it?

There are a lot of unused spaces in current buildings downtown that aren’t being fully utilized particularly in the northern end.  In order to draw more businesses to the downtown, we will need to address the parking issue.  Paving the old Byzantine lot would be a simple solution that could turn an eyesore location into something usable.  I would consider all creative solutions and use the TIF District dollars to fund it. 

 


Q&A: Jessica Peterson White -- Northfield City Council Candidate (Fourth Ward)

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Jessica Peterson White is a candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the Northfield City Council. Her responses to Northfield.org questions are unedited. Learn more about Jessica by reading her "Get to Know Her" Q&A.

 


Q&A: Joe Gasior -- Northfield City Council Candidate (First Ward)

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Joe Gasior is a candidate for the First Ward seat on the Northfield City Council. His responses to Northfield.org questions are unedited. Learn more about Joe in his "Get to know him" Q&A.

 

Downtown parking is talked about a lot. Is there a problem and, if so, what should be done to remedy it?


MnDOT Public Open House on Rail Transportation Planning

On Thursday, October 16, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Passenger Rail and Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations, will hold a Public Open House onThursday, October 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, in the Great Hall at Carleton College.  The purpose of this MnDot Public Open House is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the State's Rail Plan, which prescribes an anticipated plan for near- and long-term rail projects in the State, and to provide feedback and suggestions to inform the Plan's revision. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (October 13, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting, incluind agenda and table file, can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:

  • a presentation by Bill North, from the the Friends & Foundation of the Northfield Public Library, on the library expansion and remodeling project;
  • a presentation on data from the school district's World's Best Workforce annual report.

The next meeting will be on Monday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school media center. 


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