Mayor's State of the City Address Scheduled

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On March 19, 2018, the entire Northfield community is invited to hear Mayor Rhonda Pownell’s 2018 State of the City Address.  The event will be held at the Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center, Carleton College.  Doors open at 6pm. The program will start at 6:30pm.

Mayor Pownell will highlight accomplishments, challenges and opportunities throughout the community.  Award winners for the first 2018 Mayor for A Day Essay Contest, High School Ethics Award, and Board & Commission Excellence Award will be announced.

Northfield Business & Tourism Center and the Rotary Club of Northfield are sponsors of the event.  Desserts, refreshments and music sponsored by Xcel Energy.


2018 Northfield Reads Events Scheduled

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The public is invited to this year’s Northfield Reads events, focused on the book The Revolution Where You Live.   This year’s book considers how people can reimagine their immediate world and, in so doing, create a new and deeper sense of community.Reading the book provides a background for the discussion, but is not necessary. Join your neighbors in a conversations about how to make this community even better.


2018 MAYOR FOR A DAY ESSAY CONTEST

The City of Northfield Mayor & City Council invites Northfield 4th and 5th grade students to submit an essay for the 2018 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.
 
ABOUT THE CONTEST The City of Northfield Mayor for a Day Essay Contest is a program to engage local 4th and 5th grade students in civic engagement through a written essay contest.  Mayor for a Day Essay Contest recipients will be announced and awarded by the Mayor at our annual State of the City event on March 19, 2018.
 
AWARD BENEFITS Top three winning entries for eligible 4th and 5th  grade students will receive the following award benefits:  $20.00 Chamber Gift Check.  Certificate of recognition signed by the Mayor and the Mayor-Pro Tem.  News release and photo (optional with parental consent) of the recipient.  Display of winning essay at City Hall and the Northfield Public Library.  Recognition at the annual State of the City event.
 

Murder on the Red River: a Book Talk with Marcie Rendon at the Northfield Public Library

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Join us at 7 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Northfield Public Library, when Marcie R. Rendon reads from her debut novel, "Murder on the Red River", published in 2017.

This story introduces us to Renee Blackbear also known as "Cash" who teams up with her cop friend Sheriff Wheaton to resolve a violent crime against a man from Red Lake. 

Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation.  She lives in St. Paul and is the author of a number of works of nonfiction and poetry.  "Murder on the Red River" is Marcie's first work of fiction for adults. 

For further information please contact Jamie Stanley at the Northfield Public Library, 507-645-1802 or jamie.stanley@ci.northfield.mn.us.  This program is free and open to the public.


Hiking the Holy Land

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Pastor Jerad Morey of Northfield United Methodist Church will give a presentation on his experience hiking the Nativity Trail from Nazareth to Bethlehem in Israel and Palestine before Christmas, staying in Palestinian homes and Bedouin encampments. He will share what he learned as a traveler, as a God-follower, and as a justice-seeking citizen of the world God created. The community is invited to participate in a potluck meal at 5:00pm at Northfield United Methodist Church, or to arrive at 5:30pm for the presentation itself.


Democracy starts with YOU!

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Here's your chance to make a difference at the grass roots.Attend the caucus of the party you support and get invoved with the gvernance and issuesl The two major parties in Northfield begin at 7:00 p.m.Tuesday evening. To find your ward and precinct and the location of the caucus of your party go to: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ Join your neighbors in electing party officers and voing on issues you want the party to support.


LOCAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR SHARON HENRY WILL SPEAK AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Local author and illustrator Sharon Henry will talk about her new book, Good Day, Sad Day, Same Day; a day with my Mommy who has bipolar disorder at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, February 8, at 7:00 pm.  The author, who has lived in Northfield for many years, has written a children's book about mental illness.  She will read her book and talk about her writing and illustration process.  Book will be available for sale.  The program is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, please contact Joan ennis at 645-1802 or joan.ennis@ci.northfield.mn.us


Minnesota Author Peter Geye to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5

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     Award winning Minnesota author Peter Geye will be speaking at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm.  His talk is part of the SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperative) Author tour for 2018.  Peter is the author of Safe From the Sea, which won the India Award for fiction; Lighthouse Road, which won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award for fiction and was also a World Book Night selection in 2014; and Wintering, which won the Minnesota Book Award, the Northeast Minnesota Book Award, and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.  He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was the editor of Third Coast magazine.  He was born and raised i Minneapolis, where he still lives, and is the proud parent of three great kids.


How and Why to Caucus

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Former Minnesota Senator Kevin Dahle and Executive Director of American Majority Jennifer DeJournett will talk about the role caucusing plays in our democracy on Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.at St. John's Church, 500 3rd st. W., Northfield. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls, this valuable forum will help us learn how to participate effectively in the caucus of our choice.

 


2018 Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library

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Are you getting cabin fever after this latest cold spell?  Are you retreating to your warm house and looking for good books to read?  Join us for Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library this winter.  During these cold, snowy months, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library!  Join our winter adult reading program, starting Monday, January 8, and read for prizes until Sunday, March 4.  After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines describing the book.  The name and phone number section will be cut off and put in a fishbowl.  The comment section of each slip wll be included in a notebook.  Patrons will be able to browse other comments for ideas for new books.  Each week, three names will be drawn from the fishbowl.  Each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to a downtown business.  Patrons who use 50 North (formerly, the Northfield


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


Electronic Recycling Saturday

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The next electronic recycling event will be this coming Saturday, January 6th.  It will take place at the UCC Church at 300 Union Street in Northfield from 10am to noon.  Once again, please make sure to drop off all materials on site only on the collection day.  Jim, the recycler, is still accepting CRT televisions and monitors, but they must be transportable by one person and there is a small cash fee for each, depending on the size.Any other electronic items will be accepted, as will metal items.


42nd Annual Lucia Fest Set for Friday

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Northfield High School senior Katie Brust will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 8, at the 42nd 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 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The live music starts at 5:30 p.m., and the potluck supper begins promptly at 6 p.m. The event includes a Lucia processional and pageant, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.

The 2017 Lucia attendants are Libby Brust, Grace Casson, Claire Casson, Tegan Chadwick, Ingrid Elzey, Lucy Graham, Brooke Green, Teagan Green, Erin Gunn, Penelope Johnson, Sylvia Koenig, Annika Korynta, Adela Melby, Annika Ngyugen, Lily Ngyugen, Elsa Nystrom, Ava O’Neill, Charlotte Otterblad, Ruby Otterblad, Lenyn Pfau. The star boys are Max Casson, Avery Chadwick, and Jim Graham.


Open for Public Use! East Cannon River Trail

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East Cannon River Trail, a cooperative trail project between cities of Northfield and Dundas, is officially open for public use.  This enhancement extends the existing trail on the east side of the Cannon River from Bollenbacher Court in Northfield to Everett Street in Dundas.

The trail corridor route winds along the Cannon River between Northfield and Dundas with observation areas along the corridor emphasizing various wooded and wetland areas.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the East Cannon River Trail project will be scheduled for the Spring of 2018.


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