Northfield: The Video


Watch local Northfielders, including pastor -- and noontime basketball star -- Will Healy (in photo), talk about why Northfield is so great in the new Get to Know Northfield! video series produced by Blue Moon Productions of St. Paul. The series includes nine “webisodes” featuring stories about Northfield's people, places, and qualities.

Funded by a number of local organizations and businesses, the videos are intended to introduce Northfield to people in their 30s and 40s. Northfielders are encouraged to promote the videos via social media.

"When I first moved here it was summer," Katie Helgen, a doctor at Northfield Medical Center, says in one segment. "So everybody was outside all the time in their yards, kids were in town on their bikes, and I really felt like I had moved to Mayberry."

In another segment, Neil Perkins, CEO of Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting, recalls one day when he rode his motorcycle downtown and parked himself on Division. "As much as I hate to use the term . . . I had to admit that it was a cute city," he says.

Other Northfielders who make star turns in the series include Richard Garcia, Gayle Jones Hansen, Regi Haslett-Marroquin, Dean Kjerland, Maggie Lee, Gina Lovestrand, Paul Niemisto, Scott Richardson, Mary Rossing, and Hayes Scriven.

Watch the video all at once or view each of the nine chapters individually.

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Community Video producers

Blue Moon was selected from about a dozen firms who submitted proposals last summer. The Northfield EDA was the first organization to step up with funding, but there are a total of eight funding partners. See the city website for a complete list.