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Final Bridge Square planning project open house set for May 14

John Slack at Dec 9 2013 Bridge Square project open house

The third of three public open houses/community sessions to engage the public in creating a master planning update for Northfield’s Bridge Square is now scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Training of Northfield City Hall.

As for the previous two sessions, project consultant John Slack will be presenting. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

See the Northfield Citizen Engagement blog for the Bridge Square project, including the Oct 23rd open house summary and the Dec. 9th open house summary.


Local Volunteer Reports on Rice County MNsure Participation

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As the program was gearing up last fall, several people in Rice County volunteered to become trained certified Navigators to help people through the process of enrolling in MNsure, the Minnesota version of the Affordable Care Act. Northfielder Joan Janusz is one of those volunteers and is providing this report on the work done in Rice County. She also explains how continuing enrollment is available to certain people between the March 31 end of the previous enrollment period and the next period in November


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 28, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the high school media center. A complete packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Sturdevant Presentation to Air on NTV

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Lori Sturdevant, Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist and writer, spoke about her new book, “Her Honor:  Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement” at the League of Women Voters’ Annual Meeting Saturday. The presentation will be aired on Northfield’s Public Access Television, Channels 12 and 16:

Wednesday, April 30th at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7th at 7 p.m.

Rosalie Wahl was the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court, a champion of civil rights, including the rights of women.  Born in Kansas in 1924, Wahl earned an undergraduate degree in 1946 and went back to school to earn her law degree at William Mitchell College of law in 1964. Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich, she served on the court from 1977 until she retired in 1994.  She died in July 2013 age 88.


New Language Resource at the Northfield Public Library

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Learning a new language couldn't be easier with our new Transparent Language Online. The resource is free with your library card and available 24/7. Or download the mobile app for IOS and Android devices and learn on the go!

Features:

* 80+ languages

* Proficiency Tests

* Vocabulary Lists

* Beginner English for speakers of 24 languages

* Choice to write or speak answers


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 14, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center. A packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Columnist Lori Sturdevant to Speak In Northfield

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune political columnist Lori Sturdevant will speak about her recent book Her Honor:  Rosalie Wash and the Minnesota Women’s Movement on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. at the Northfield Senior Center.  Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the book is set against the backdrop of the women’s rights movement and highlights Rosalie Wahl’s personal and professional journey.

A 1967 graduate of William Mitchell Law School, Wahl was the first woman named to the Minnesota State Supreme court, appointed in 1977 by then Governor Rudy Perpich. She is credited with influencing how her fellow justices saw the cases they decided. Sturdevant shares with readers the lasting impact of Justice Wahl, documenting societal challenges faced by women in the late 20th century and the strategies employed to address them.  


Video: 2014 City of Northfield Flood Preparedness Video and Emergency Resources Page

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Check out a new flood preparedness video with Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Emergency Management Director Tim Isom:

http://ci.northfield.mn.us/mediacenter.aspx?VID=35

Follow the link below to a collection of emergency prepardness resources on the City of Northfield's website:

http://ci.northfield.mn.us/Index.aspx?NID=985


City Seeks Fire and Rescue Services Board Applicants

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The city of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions representing the city of Northfield in the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services Joint Powers Board. The Northfield City Council approved a Joint Powers Agreement for fire protection and rescue services at their April 1, 2014 City Council meeting. The agreement establishes a joint fire department that will be called the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services (NAFRS). 

The NAFRS will be governed by an eight-member board consisting of five board members appointed by the city council; two board members approved by Rural Fire; and one board member appointed by the Dundas City Council.  Board members will be appointed to three-year terms, with initial appointees serving staggered terms. . Northfield’s representatives will serve as follows: 1 board member service a one-year term, two members serving two-year terms and two members serving three-year terms.


2014 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) of Northfield, in partnership with the Friends and Foundation of the Library, is pleased to announce the winners of the City’s fourth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest and congratulate them for their efforts.  Chosen from among 89 poems submitted for judging, ten poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks.  The winning poems are available on the attached .pdf file

The Arts and Culture Commission applauds and thanks the many local poets who submitted their poetry to the competition.  We are pleased to announce the following winners, in alphabetical order, of Northfield’s 2014 Sidewalk Poetry Contest:


Panel Will Discuss Voter Rights

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The public is invited to attend an informal “What’s Up?” gathering sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls on Monday evening, March 24th, at 7 pm at the Northfield Senior Center in Room 106. A panel of experts will address topic of voters’ rights:  Jeff Narabrook, Voter Outreach Director – MN Secretary of State’s Office, Sarah Walker, Lobbyist at Hill Capitol Strategies & Co-chair of MN Second Chance Coalition, and Mike Fitzgerald, Professor of History & Director of American Studies at St. Olaf College. They will share their perspectives on this critical topic, with plenty of time for discussion to follow.   


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (March 10, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014. A full packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (February 24, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center. You can find a full packet for the meeting here. You can also hear Dr. Richardson talk about the meeting with Jeff Johnson on KYMN's "Morning Show" by following this link. Highlights of the meeting included:

  • a presentation on Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • an update on workforce development
  • approval of a Director of Technology position

VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (February 10, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 7:00 pm, in the high school media center. A packet fot the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


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