Susan Hvistendahl to tell Anna Dickie Olesen's story

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Susan Hvistendahl, local author and historian, will give a talk on “The Sensational and Strange Story of Anna Dickie Olesen” at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Rice County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the International Society for Key Women Educators. .

PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damage and Community Cleanup Update

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 NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 23, 2018

Dear Members of the Northfield Community,

Due to the volume of trees being disposed at the City Compost Site, the City will open Babcock Park Rodeo Grounds 700 Hwy. 3 South (by the Dog Park, north of Culvers) on Tuesday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m.

The City is currently focusing its effort in the southeast portion of the City where the most damage occurred.  Click this link to see the progress of clearing trees.  The map will be updated daily.  https://bit.ly/2xFCVcW

Organized Cleanup from Private Property


NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damange Update

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 NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

 

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 21, 2018


PRESS RELEASE: September 20, 2018 Storm Damage

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September 20, 2018

Northfield MN -  The City of Northfield crews are cleaning up debris after this evening's storm.  

Call (507) 645-3045 for non-emergency issues.

Your safety is our concern.  For everyone's safety and so first responders can do their job, we are asking the public please do not travel to storm damaged areas.  Only call 911 if it is an emergency so that the line may remain open for those in need.  Law enforcement and emergency responders are out assisting as needed.

Power outages are reported.

No injuries.

We will continue to keep you updated as we assess the damages.

Thank you


Invitation to Join Northfield Masters Swim Club---join us in our 21st season!

West Gym pool where we practice
We are starting our fall season of the local Masters Swim Club on October 1. We will swim every mwf at 5:15 am; workouts end at 6:25. We swim at the West Gym of Carleton. Sessions feature customized workouts created by a great coach (Kevin O'Brien) and some individualized instruction. Swimmers are placed in lanes according to ability. All swimmers are welcome. Current members range from those who have swum in college to those whose background is purely recreational. A small number of members compete in US Masters meets, but most swim for fitness and the comradery of our early morning plunges into the pool. Join us!

Blue Zones author Dan Buettner to share his secrets for a long and happy life

Who are these Northfielders? I heard over the weekend that Dan Buettner is coming to Northfield for a free presentation next Monday, courtesy of Northfield Shares, our local community foundation. (Event\tickets page here.)

No, Dan is not going to talk about his world record-setting bike expeditions in the 80s & 90s. He's now all about Blue Zones and what communities can do to help their citizens live happier and longer.


NJP book group reads account of doctor, mother in tumultuous Palestine/Israel

Oct 2 2018 7:00 pm
Location: 
St John's Lutheran Church

A first-hand account of life by a doctor and mother during the Second Intifada ("uprising") is the next book for the Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel book study group. “It’s Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir,” by Dr. Emma Williams, is her story of living in Jerusalem during turmoil that arose between Israelis and Palestinians in the summer of 2000.

The group will hold its first meeting on this book at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., Northfield. The group will meet the first Tuesday of every other month. Future meetings are scheduled for Dec. 4, 2018, and Feb. 5, March 4 and April 2, 2019.

Easier to Get to Heaven

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Rising River Levels - Flood Prone Property Preparedness

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City Staff have been working with the National Weather Service (NWS) to evaluate the rainfall amounts and corresponding effect on river levels in the area.  Areas to the south of Northfield in the Straight and Cannon River watershed areas received significant rainfall in the previous 24 hours, and water levels in the Cannon River have been rising fairly quickly.  At this time, no precipitation is expected through the weekend.
 
NWS professionals have created the attached graph depicting potential rainfall and resulting possible Cannon River levels in Northfield. NWS is still predicting the Cannon River to peak at approximately 896.5’ – 897.5’ on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The river level is expected to slowly fall after that time.

Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction, Washington Street Mill and Overlay, and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations

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For Immediate Release:
 
Construction crews will begin Stage 3 of the Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction,
Washington Street Mill and Overlay and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations on Monday September 10, 2018.  Stage 3 includes Washington Street from Second Street to Woodley Street, the Fifth and Washington Street parking lot, the Grand Event Center parking lot, and the Third Street parking lot. (See attached map)
 
Construction of Stage 3 will be broken down into four phases:
 
Phase 1
Phase 1 will include Washington Street from Fifth Street to Seventh Street, and the Fifth Street
and Washington Street parking lot. This area will be closed to thru traffic beginning on Monday

CASTastrophe Musical Revue

Sep 8 2018 7:30 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, Northfield

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents CASTastrophe, a new delightful musical revue for the entire family, during Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD).  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 6 – 8,  7:30pm, at The Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  

CASTastrophe is a marvelous mix-up of melodies and monologues where performers play roles in which they’d normally never be cast due to gender, age, race, etc.  The show is appropriate and fun for all ages and only runs about 75 minutes.

Cast members with pianist Curt Johnson.

CASTastrophe Musical Revue

Sep 7 2018 7:30 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, Northfield

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents CASTastrophe, a new delightful musical revue for the entire family, during Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD).  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 6 – 8,  7:30pm, at The Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  

CASTastrophe is a marvelous mix-up of melodies and monologues where performers play roles in which they’d normally never be cast due to gender, age, race, etc.  The show is appropriate and fun for all ages and only runs about 75 minutes.

A new musical revue at the Northfield Arts Guild

CASTastrophe Musical Revue

Sep 6 2018 7:30 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, Northfield

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents CASTastrophe, a new delightful musical revue for the entire family, during Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD).  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 6 – 8,  7:30pm, at The Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  

CASTastrophe is a marvelous mix-up of melodies and monologues where performers play roles in which they’d normally never be cast due to gender, age, race, etc.  The show is appropriate and fun for all ages and only runs about 75 minutes.

We're excited to have you join us at CASTastrophe!

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