Northfield, Northfielders in the news

Where Snow Globes Go When They're Broken
Snow globes cost as much to repair as to buy a new one. But many owners opt to get theirs repaired for sentimental value. NPR's Liane Hansen talks to snow globe mender Dick Heibel, who runs a repair shop in Northfield, Minnesota.

Pioneer Press
Beyond the glitter
Recent publicity has meant a blizzard of jobs for a snow-globe repairman.

The Trucker magazine
Trucker takes break to help islanders who have 'nothing'
Twice a year, Bob Siebenaler parks his Peterbilt and hops on a plane to Vanuatu [Van-oo-wa-too] in the South Pacific, a series of 80 islands formerly known as the New Hebrides. Siebenaler, who calls himself a "born-again Catholic," first went to these islands in 2000 through a trip with members of his home church diocese in Northfield, Minn.

Star Tribune
Films put Northfield in focus
Picture a coffee shop. Picture two guys having a conversation about globalization and the increasing consolidation of mass media. It's a scene that has played out in coffee shops in cities everywhere.
Paul Krause and Dennis Wilcox are featured in the above piece for their Northfield Community Video Project.
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County attorneys prefer open-ended sentences for sex offenders
State Sen. Tom Neuville, R-Northfield, has repeatedly advocated a return to open-ended sentencing of sexual predators, but the idea has failed to receive a legislative hearing in recent years.

Northfield residents explore options for old hospital site
Intent on honoring a 1930s-era gift to their city, some Northfield residents continue to look for ways to convince their City Council to reuse the city's old hospital building or return the donated land on which it sits to parkland.

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