A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 8:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michelle
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2020 Sponsorship Info

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:56pm
Document:  dukes-2020.pdf
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Request for Contracted Assistance

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 9:49am

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) regularly works with outside contractors to assist with projects beyond the capacity of the organization.  In particular, HCI regularly seeks contractors to work on:

  • Spanish translation and interpretation
  • Somali translation and interpretation
  • Grant writing
  • Grant reporting
  • Coalition coordination
  • Evaluation
  • Graphic design
  • Copyediting
  • Marketing
  • Writing publications & communications

HCI is seeking proposals from interested contractors to aid with the above during the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.  Contractors interested in being considered are asked to submit proposals.

Proposals should include:

  • Description of expertise in key area(s) above
  • Qualifications in selected area(s)
  • Cost rates
  • Examples of past work
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

Interested parties are asked to please submit the above materials by February 28, 2020. Materials should be emailed to Review will be conducted by HCI staff and members of the Finance Committee. HCI expects to work with the identified contractors through the end of 2021.

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Enhancing Readiness for Business Succession

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 1:57pm

Are you part of the 60% of small business owners who were born between 1946-1964 who are nearing retirement? Do you have a plan for unexpected life transitions? Do you recognize the need for succession planning, but feel hindered by the cost, time and lack of resources?

The University of Minnesota Extension and VisionOne High Performance Group have collaborated to create a course that will help you prepare with a 10-week transition planning course, specifically designed for small businesses in rural Minnesota.

What will you gain by participating?

  • Build knowledge and ability to strengthen your business in preparation for a succession event.
  • Learn about resources in your community and how to leverage them.
  • Engage in an on-line learning community with other firms featuring five bi-monthly sessions including one 120-minute kickoff session and four 90-minute sessions to enhance your succession planning knowledge
  • In the alternating five weeks, business owner participants will meet in-person in their community with local economic development facilitators to apply their learning to your specific business.
  • By the end of the course, you will have drafted a formal, written succession plan that addresses and supports your most important business succession, personal wealth, and legacy desires and needs.

What is the commitment?

  • This program is ten weeks in length and will run from March-May 2020
  • Participate in the five on-line learning sessions – March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29
  • Attend five local meetings in your community with other business owners and your economic development facilitator to complete the coursework for each session. Dates TBD.

What is the cost?

  • Because of a grant through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, your cost as a business owner is only $100.00 for the full 10-week course. If the registration fee creates a financial hardship, there are limited scholarship funds available through SMIF. Contact John Katz at SMIF for more info (


Details and registration are available online at

Question? Contact Greg Siems (

Access to this workshop is the result of a partnership between the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, and the Northfield Enterprise Center.

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Northfield EDA Announces Facade Improvement Program

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 2:46pm

The Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) recently announced a new 3-year pilot loan program to assist downtown property owners who wish to make improvements to their building exteriors. The Facade Improvement Program will provide $20,000 a year in matching grant money to fund this initiative.  Each reimbursable grant will match the investment of the property owner dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

The NDDC Design Committee is grateful to the EDA for creating this new program. It’s the first local public assistance available to building owners in the historic district for many years. We encourage anyone that has been considering exterior work on their buildings to take advantage of this new opportunity!

Interested property owners should read the criteria for the program and, if interested, submit an application before March 15, 2020. If you have questions about the program or your application, please contact: Nate Carlson, Economic Development Coordinator ( /507-645-3069)




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Save the Date! LBSA Annual Gala: Saturday, December, 5, 2020

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:00am

Join us for the 25th Annual LBSA Gala which will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Carleton College’s Great Hall and Great Space in Northfield, Minnesota.   The theme for this year’s gala is “New Perspectives. New Hope”  We look forward to celebrating the mission that has enriched our community and changed lives for over 120 years.

The evening includes a social hour, silent auction, dinner, live auction, fund-a-cause and program.  Formal attire, black tie optional.

Proceeds Support the Following Programs Core Services

To maintain excellence in our level of care we need to retain and develop high performing staff, provide transportation services, and develop innovative program solutions.

Creative Arts

We provide a variety of opportunities to enrich the individual and community life of our clients through shared creative experiences in our Music Therapy and Art Programs.

Family Support Services

We help families navigate the world of raising a child with special needs and work to ensure a successful future.  We do this primarily through youth and adult respite events.

Pathways to the Future

We serve as a voice for people with disabilities and engage the community to advocate for: affordable housing, adequate respite resources for families and public policies that benefit people with disabilities.

Sponsorship Levels

For sponsorship information, contact Andrei Sivanich at or call 507-645-8866 for details.

2020 Gala Sponsor
  • Contact Andrei if you are interested in learning more.
Platinum Sponsor
  • $2,500
  • Seating for 10 and premier placement in mixed media ads and social media
Gold Sponsor
  • $1,750
  • Seating for 8 and listing in mixed media ads and social media
 Silver Sponsor
  • $1,250
  • Seating for 6 and listing in all print and social media 
Bronze Sponsor
  • $750
  • Seating for 4 and listing in all print and social media
Individual Ticket
  • $150

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Save the Date! LBSA Annual Golf Tournament: Monday, July 13, 2020

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 9:54am

Join us for the 29th annual  LBSA Golf Tournament which will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, at Northfield Golf Club!  Help us raise $50,000 for programs to support individuals with developmental disabilities. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Be in your carts by 12:45 p.m. for a 1 p.m. shot gun start!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and registration is now open.

Sponsorship Levels:

$5,000 – Tournament Sponsor – Includes 8 Golfers + Carts + Game Packages

$2,500 – Platinum Sponsor – Includes 8 Golfers + Carts

$1,000 – Eagle Sponsor – Includes 4 Golfers + Carts

$500 – Birdie Sponsor – Includes 2 Golfers + Cart

$500 – Cash Raffle Sponsor

$400 – Lunch Sponsor

$300 – Par Sponsor

Contact Andrei Sivanich (507-645-8866 ext. 108) with questions or if you are interested in sponsorship.



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Save the Date! Flannel Gala III – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 9:33am

Join us for our 3rd annual spring fundraiser on Wednesday, May 6 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the Armory Square Event Center and help us raise $30,000 for Laura Baker Services Association!

  • Drink a Beverage – A portion of beverage sales will be donated to LBSA!  Thank you to our beer partner:

Imminent Brewing

  • Eat some Food – A portion of food sales will be donated to LBSA!  Thank you to our food partners:

 Noris Cuisine

Cafe Shawn 

  • Enjoy the Music – Musical performances by:

Mark Kreitzer

The Zillionaires

  • Win Prizes! Donate! Socialize! Learn more about LBSA!

Tickets are $20 in advance and quantity is limited.  Stay tuned in upcoming weeks for details about tickets.  A very special thank you to Armory Square Event Center for hosting this event!!



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