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City Council Candidates to Appear at Forum

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On Saturday, October 22, candidates for mayor and for city council have been invited to participate in a forum at the Northfield Community Action Center/Northfield Senior Center. At 9:00 a.m, candidates for mayor will appear. Candidates for city council will appear at 10:30. This is an opportunity for voters to hear short introductory comments by each candidate, and to submit questions for the candidates' responses. 


Mayoral Candidate Debate at Carleton on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm

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On November 2nd at 7pm, mayoral candidates Dana Graham and Rhonda Pownell will engage in a debate about their respective policy positions and visions for Northfield's future.


Candidate Forum Videos Available for Viewing

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Videos of the October 18 Candidate Forums sponsored by the Northfield/Cannnon Falls League of Women Voters may be seen on the LWV website:  http://lwvnorthfieldmn.org

The candidats for Minnesota House of Representatives, Districts 20B and 58B and those for the Northfield Board of Education spoke and answered audience questions at the Northfield Community Resource Center. 

 

 

 

 


New! Short video from the City of Northfield

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The City of Northfield Public Works Director/City Engineer David Benett talks about the bumpouts located on 5th and Washington Streets.

 

 http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicMedia?VID=Temp-Bumpouts-at-5th-and-Washington-Stre-105.


Watch Video About The Role of Media in Elections

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"Using, Misusing, and Ignoring Political Information" was the subject of the September 24, 2016 meeting of the Northfield-Cannon Falls League of Women Voters. In our media rich culture, St Olaf Political Science Professor Chris Chap's talk is very timely, covering such topics as:  (1) How trust in a source influences the uptake of information, (2) How individuals' prior attitudes influence political learning, (3) How misinformation is received and processed by voters, and (4) How ambiguous messages are understood by voters. 

The video of this presentation may be seen at: 

http://lwvnorthfieldmn.org/blog/?story_id=258283


New! Minute with the Mayor

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The City of Northfield's Communications and Human Resources Manager Michelle Mahowald announces that Mayor Dana Graham talks about the efforts of many during the recent flood event in his latest short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicMedia?VID=Minute-with-the-MayorOct-5-2016-104


League Of Women Voters to Hold Candidate Forums

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There will be two opportunities for voters to hear from state and local candidates and to ask them questions at forums conducted by the League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls. On Saturday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m. the candidates for House Districts 20B and 58B have been invited. At 10:30, the Candidates for Senate District 20 and 58 have been invited. Northfield Board of Education candidates have been invited to appear at 1:00 p.m., .

Later, on October 22, at 9:00 a.m., candidates for Mayor of the City of Northfield have been invited. City Council Candidates have been invited to appear at 10:30 a.m.

The public is urged to take advantage of these opportunities to become familiar with the candidates of these important public offices. Both events will be held at the Northfield Community Resource Center/Senior Center, Room 103, and 1651 Jefferson Parkway. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meetings (September 2016)

September 13, 2016
 

September 27, 2016


“9/11: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Commemoration” - Art at City Hall Reception

This year, our nation recognizes the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Northfield acknowledges the events of that period with an art exhibit presented by Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission on display in City Hall “9/11: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Commemoration."  In this exhibit, Northfield artists Wendell Arneson, Marybeth Coyle, Toni Easterson, Jill Ewald, Shawnee Langworthy, Sharol Nau, Riki Kölbl Nelson, Don Roos, John Saurer and Mar Valdencantos present their look at the tragedy and the rebuilding of the country. The works in this powerful exhibit include paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, collages, textiles, and combinations of these materials.


Role of the Media in Elections Is the Topic of League of Women Voters Fall Kick-Off

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“As a matter of fact: using, misusing, and ignoring political information” is the topic for the discussion at the League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls on Saturday, September 24.

Professor Chris Chapp of the St. Olaf College Political Science Department, will tackle this issue, addressing a range of topics including:(1) How trust in a source influences the uptake of information, (2) How individuals' prior attitudes influence political learning, (3) How misinformation is received and processed by voters, and (4) How ambiguous messages are understood by voters. 

The event will begin with coffee and conversation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd Street West, in Northfield.  The program will begin at 10:00,


Y Youth in Government (YIG) Northfield Delegation Informational Meeting

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Come Learn About Youth In Government (YIG) at the Info Session on Monday, September 26 at 6:00 at the Northfield Y, 1501 Honeylocust Drive. Any student in grades 8-12 can participate. Scholarships are available. Contact Mr. Tyler Balow at NHS for teacher support.

 

Join text reminders:  text @nfldyig to 8101

 Join our Facebook page: Northfield YMCA YI

 

STAY IN THE LOOP

 Contact Mr. Tyler Balow at NHS for teacher support

 Join text reminders: text @nfldyig to 8101

 Join our Facebook page: Northfield YMCA YIG

IMPORTANT DATES

 Delegation Info Meeting September 26

 Fall LAUNCH Training October 29

 Model Assembly Session January 5-8, 2

IMPORTANT DATES

 Delegation Info Meeting September 26

 Fall LAUNCH Training October 29

 Model Assembly Session January 5-8, 2017

Delegation Director: Liz Cooney

Contact Info: 507-649-1909


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (August 8, 2016)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. A packet from the meeting can be found here. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center.

Are You Ready to Vote in the August 9 Primary Election?

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Did you know that a Supreme Court seat is the only statewide race on this year’s primary ballot? This rarely happens—and it could deter many from going to the polls on primary day, August 9. The Minnesota Bar Association is providing information about the candidates here:  http://www.mnbar.org/public/judicial-candidate-information#.V5QAgdArIkj. In addition, there are 2 seats on the 3rd District Court. 


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

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school auditorium. It was Dr. Matt Hillmann's first board meeting as superinendent. Highlights included a presentation by principals Joel Leer (NHS) and Greg Gelineau (NMS) on how a master schedule is created. The next regular school board meeting will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center. 

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