Summer Recreation Positions Open!

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Are you looking for an exciting, part-time job this summer? Northfield Community Services is seeking motivated team members who thrive off of conquering challenges, strive for excellence in their work, and who genuinely desire to be a positive role model for youth. We hope that is you! If interested, please click to be directed to the application page and apply by Monday, March 4th! Applicants must be 16 by May 30th. For questions, call Melissa at 507.664.3502 or email

We are hiring for the following summer positions.
1. Summer Intern (40 hours/week)
2. General Recreation Programs (2 - 25 hours/week)
3. Aquatics Program (2 - 15 hours/week)


Stars Over Clear Lake
     Loretta Ellsworth's historical novel, Stars Over Clear Lake, is a love story that draws on real-life ballroom and big band era during World War II, as well as the little known POW camps in the U.S.  The novel transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940's and which holds the key to one woman's deepest secret.
     Loretta has also published four young adult novels, The Shourding Woman, In Search of Mockingbird, In a Heartbeat, and Unforgettable.  Her books have won awards such as the Northeastern MN Book Award, the Midwest Bookseller's Award in Children's Literature, ALA picks, Kirkus Picks, Teen's Top Ten nominess, IRA Notables and named to the New York Library's List for the Teen Aged.
     Come to the Northfield Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Jan 21 2019 7:00 pm
Jan 21 2019 7:00 pm
Emmaus Church, 712 Linden Street North


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. "  - Martin Luther King Jr.

Speaker:  Anthony Bateza

Performers:  Northfield Youth Choir, Justice Choir and Black Student Union Dancers

2019 Human Rights Award recipient:  Community Action Center

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Imagination Celebration

Jan 19 2018 10:00 am
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street S., Northfield

The Northfield Arts Guild invites the Northfield community to attend Imagination Celebration, a free day of art and performances, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm. This family-friendly event features the All-School Show in the Guild’s Main Gallery, mini performances, demonstrations, and hands-on art activities at the downtown Guild, 304 Division Street South, Northfield.

This celebration of all things great about art is a popular, long-running event, drawing hundreds of people to the Northfield Arts Guild.  New Year, New Perspectivesis this year’s All-School Show, an exhibition of vivid 2D and 3D artwork created by over 950 K-12 students from Northfield Area schools. During Imagination Celebration local art teachers will be present to guide visitors through the exhibition and answer questions regarding the show.

All-School Art Show

Jan 9 2018 12:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street S., Northfield
New Year, New Perspectives

Division Street Sidewalk/Parking Stall Closure

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December 28, 2018


For Immediate Release:


Davina and the Vagabonds

Jan 12 2019 7:30 pm
Armory Square, 519 Division St., Northfield

Davina and the Vagabonds at the Northfield Arts Guild

The Northfield Arts Guild 411 Concert Series presents the sassy and crisp sounds of Davina and the Vagabonds at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Armory Square, 519 Division Street, Northfield.   

Davina and the Vagabonds have been creating excitement on the national music scene for more than a decade with their dynamic shows, quality musicianship, and powerful stage presence.  With blues and jazz styling, the group radiates a Memphis swagger and a New Orleans charisma.  

“Davina Sowers is a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox,” says Downbeat magazine.

The Guild presents Davina and the Vagabonds on Jan 12 at Armory Square.

City of Northfield Announces Vacancy on Charter Commission

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For Immediate Release

Monday, December 17, 2018



UPDATED: Annual Meeting

Dec 20 2018 10:00 am


Geez.... I had ONE job...


Come one, come all to the 2018 annual meeting of Northfield Citizens Online, a/k/a

We will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10:00am in the back room at Tandem Bagels, 317 Division Street. 

Bring your ideas and enthusiasm. 

City of Northfield Declares Snow Emergency

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Date:   December 1, 2018


SUBJECT: Snow Emergency


Date Snow Emergency is declared: 12/01/2018

Date residential streets will be plowed: 12/01/2018 & 12/02/2018

Date all downtown parking lots except 5th & Washington Street are closed: 12/02/2018

43rd Annual Lucia Fest Set for Friday, Dec. 7

Siri Lindell and Erin Gunn, 2018 Lucias

Northfield High School seniors Siri Lindell and Erin Gunn will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 7, at the 43rd annual Lucia Fest sponsored by the Northfield Swedish Club.

Area residents of Swedish descent, or those interested in Swedish customs, are invited to join the festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The celebration includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.

The 2018 Lucia attendants are Libby Brust, Claire Casson, Grace Casson, Tegan Chadwick, Lucy Graham,Brooke Green, Teagan Green,Penelope Johnson,Sylvia Koenig, Annika Korynta, Elsa Nystrom,Ava O’Neill,Charlotte Otterblad, Ruby Otterblad,Astrid Peterson White, Lenyn Pfau, Vilma Turunen, and Eva Wolfson.The star boys are Avery Chadwick, Jim Graham, and Karsten Korynta.

Lucia Fest 2018

Dec 7 2018 6:00 pm
Dec 7 2018 8:30 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West, Northfield

Join local residents of Swedish descent in celebrating the beginning of the Swedish Christmas season. This free, family friendly event includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing. Everyone—young and old, singles and families, Swede and non-Swede—is invited to attend. Bring your own tableware, two dishes to pass, and one dozen cookies.

CVRO Holiday Chamber Music

Dec 6 2018 6:00 pm
Eagles Club, Northfield
On Thursday evening, December 6, members of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, will divide up into small musical groups, such as string quartets, woodwind quintets, trombone choirs, and other groups, to perform music during Northfield's annual "Winter Walk".  The groups start at 6:00 PM at the  Eagle's Club Dance Hall at 304 Water Street, by the Third Street Bridge and Bridge Square, and continues playing until 8:00pm.
Join CVRO during Winter Walk

Boys of America "Ameriikan poijat" Finnish Brass Band new CD Release

Dec 1 2018 11:00 am
Dec 1 2018 1:00 pm
Content Bookstore
Ameriikan Poijat (“Boys of America")  is a unique Finnish American brass band that was founded by Paul Niemisto in 1990 in Northfield.  Their newest CD- “Juhlat – Festivals and Celebrations” releases on Dec. 1. 2018, at Content Books on Division St.   Paul Niemisto will be there to autograph between 11:00 and 1:00.
Paul writes "It’s been about ten years since Ameriikan Poijat has recorded a new album. Part of this is because our Finnish style brass septet has already covered a lot of our favorite music in the first four CDs (about 80 separate selections). At one time, we were thinking about doing a Christmas album, but couldn’t get excited about adding one more to a glut of seasonal recordings. What was left? The modern stuff!

Joe Henry Concert Postponed

The Guild regrets to announce that the upcoming Joe Henry concerts in Northfield, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Ann Arbor are all postponed due to a medical issue (non-life threatening) which has made travel impossible. Our sincere apologies. The Northfield Arts Guild show has been rescheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019. Clarence Bucaro will still open the show. Tickets already issued for the November 17 show will be honored on February 15, 2019. Thank you for your understanding and patronage.  For more information visit or contact

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