Three-time Grammy Award Winning Producer and Singer/Songwriter in Concert

Joe Henry is in concert at the Guild Theater on November 17.

The Northfield Arts Guild presents three-time Grammy award-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry on Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm at the Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield. 

Based in Los Angeles, Henry has released 13 studio albums and produced multiple recordings for other artists.  “Joe Henry is in a league of his own as a producer and musician,” says 411 Concert Series co-producer Dan Rustad.  “He has won multiple Grammy awards and his musical partners have included Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco, and upcoming 411Concert Series artist Mary Gauthier. He is among the most gifted and reflective artists of his generation.”


PRESS RELEASE - Update on Storm Debris Pick Up - The Compost Site on Armstrong Road Will Return to Normal Hours On Saturday, October 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Contact:    Tim Behrendt
Streets & Parks Manager
(507) 645-3027
 tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield¾The Compost Site located at 1801 Armstrong Road will return to normal hours, Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The hours are as follows,  

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM (or sunset)
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (or sunset)
Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM (or sunset)

 

Storm damage debris pick up is complete.  Crews are out removing boulevard tree stumps, damaged boulevard trees and trimming broken boulevard tree branches.  This will continue for the next couple of weeks.

 

For more information, contact City Streets & Parks Manager Tim Behrendt at 507-645-3027 or tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us .

 


PRESS RELEASE - Update Rising River Levels - Flood Prone Property Preparedness

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Northfield, MN - City Staff have been working with the National Weather Service (NWS) to evaluate the rainfall amounts and corresponding effect on river levels in the area.  Areas to the south of Northfield in the Straight and Cannon River watershed areas have received consistent rainfall in the previous 48 hours, and water levels in the Cannon River are expected to rise as the rains continue.  Rainfall is expected to continue over the next 48 hours.

 

NWS professionals have created the attached graph depicting potential rainfall and resulting possible Cannon River levels in Northfield.  NWS is still predicting the Cannon River to peak at approximately 898’ on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  The river level is expected to slowly fall after that time.  In Northfield, 897’ is considered flood stage.  If the river reaches that level, some Northfield properties and park areas along the river would be directly affected. 

 


PRESS RELEASE: The Compost Site on Armstrong Road Will Re-open on Thursday, October 4, 2018

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Contact:    Tim Behrendt
Streets & Parks Manager
(507) 645-3027
 tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us

 

Northfield- The Compost Site located at 1801 Armstrong Road will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, October 4, 2018.  The rodeo grounds (700 Hwy 3), an alternate compost site since the September storm, will be closed Thursday (October 4, 2018). 

 

For more information, contact City Streets & Parks Manager Tim Behrendt at 507-645-3027 or tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us .

 

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PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Disaster Response and Cleanup

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Compost/Debris Drop Off Open Weekdays and Weekends 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Due to the volume of trees being disposed of at the City Compost Site, the Site is full and now closed. The City opened Babcock Park Rodeo Grounds 700 Hwy. 3 South (by the Dog Park, north of Culvers) as the City drop off for tree debris, leaves, and grass clippings.  Follow this link to the full press release with map.  https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/7029/Compost-Site---PressRelease-1---092818

Check the City of Northfield website for updates https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/. Please contact Public Works at 507-645-3045 between 7 A.M and 4 P.M. with any questions or leave a message after hours.


PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Property Damage Assessment

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NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE – UPDATE

September 26, 2018

Property Damage Assessment

This week, the City will perform an initial assessment of private property structural damage in Northfield, specifically, damage to homes.  The assessment will only include location and general category of damage, not specific dollar values of the damage.

In order to perform the assessment efficiently, the City will use two methods of reporting.


PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Requests for Assistance and Volunteering

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NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

September 26, 2018

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Requests for Assistance and Volunteering

The amount of tree damage across the City is extensive and there may still be many property owners still working to clear trees on their property.  Northfield Shares and Rice County have many resources available to all county and city residents regardless of income or status.

The individuals and groups offering assistance are eager to help; please do not hesitate to request assistance.  Also, please check with neighbors and reach out to those you know to make sure storm recovery needs are being addressed.

Northfield Shares


AUTHOR ROMALYN TILGHMAN AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 7:00 PM

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Scottish businessman Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in the steel industry and became a philanthropist later in life, donating money to build a total of 2,509 libaries, built between 1883 - 1929 in the United States.  Northfield Public Library, built in 1910, is a Carnegie Library.  Carnegie funded the buildings, but money was needed to purchase books for libraries. The public libraries in the midwest would never had thrived in the early 20th century if the women in small towns and remote communities had not fundraised, by sponsoring waffle suppers, mintrel shows and women's baseball games.  With the money earned, they provided money for books.   Tilghman writes about the beginning of the Carnegie Libraries and fundraising for books in her novel To the Stars Through Difficulties.  Come and listen to the author read from her novel and talk about the history of Carnegie Libraries on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm


Susan Hvistendahl to tell Anna Dickie Olesen's story

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Susan Hvistendahl, local author and historian, will give a talk on “The Sensational and Strange Story of Anna Dickie Olesen” at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Rice County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the International Society for Key Women Educators. .

PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damage and Community Cleanup Update

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 NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 23, 2018

Dear Members of the Northfield Community,

Due to the volume of trees being disposed at the City Compost Site, the City will open Babcock Park Rodeo Grounds 700 Hwy. 3 South (by the Dog Park, north of Culvers) on Tuesday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m.

The City is currently focusing its effort in the southeast portion of the City where the most damage occurred.  Click this link to see the progress of clearing trees.  The map will be updated daily.  https://bit.ly/2xFCVcW

Organized Cleanup from Private Property


NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damange Update

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 NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

 

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 21, 2018


PRESS RELEASE: September 20, 2018 Storm Damage

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September 20, 2018

Northfield MN -  The City of Northfield crews are cleaning up debris after this evening's storm.  

Call (507) 645-3045 for non-emergency issues.

Your safety is our concern.  For everyone's safety and so first responders can do their job, we are asking the public please do not travel to storm damaged areas.  Only call 911 if it is an emergency so that the line may remain open for those in need.  Law enforcement and emergency responders are out assisting as needed.

Power outages are reported.

No injuries.

We will continue to keep you updated as we assess the damages.

Thank you


Invitation to Join Northfield Masters Swim Club---join us in our 21st season!

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We are starting our fall season of the local Masters Swim Club on October 1. We will swim every mwf at 5:15 am; workouts end at 6:25. We swim at the West Gym of Carleton. Sessions feature customized workouts created by a great coach (Kevin O'Brien) and some individualized instruction. Swimmers are placed in lanes according to ability. All swimmers are welcome. Current members range from those who have swum in college to those whose background is purely recreational. A small number of members compete in US Masters meets, but most swim for fitness and the comradery of our early morning plunges into the pool. Join us!

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