Chapati decision tabled

The City Council voted 4-2 a few minutes ago to table a decision on the Chapati relocation to the next meeting, July 12. Malecha, Bond, Vohs, and Pokorney voted in favor. Graham and Covey voted against. Linstroth was not present.

For background on the meeting, see last Saturday's Northfield News article by Carol Roecklin:
Council to discuss Chapati Monday
Two decisions by the Northfield City Council Monday could determine whether or not Norm Butler and Diane Burry can relocate their Indian restaurant, Chapati, from the Archer House to the corner of Woodley and Division streets... The council is being asked to determine whether it will alter the city's Comprehensive Plan followed by a zoning amendment change from a residential (R-2) to a commercial fringe district (C-2). The plan is a guiding document that addresses Northfield's future by analyzing anticipated changes in land use, housing parks, transportation, economic development and the natural environment. In addition to policy statements, the plan includes a future land use map. Following a map change, rezoning the property would occur.


Scarecrow invasion

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Zakriya Bashir-Hill has a garden full of pals to help ward off critters in their east side neighborhood near 4th and Winona.

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Click on either photo for a full-sized version.


Farmer's Market photo gallery

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The Farmers' Market at Riverside Park on 7th is in full swing Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:45, and Saturdays at 9. "All products are raised by residents within a 15 mile radius of Northfield" sayeth the refrigerator magnet.

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Diane Milan, Hawk's View Farm and Cal Pflaum, vendors

See a dozen photos taken Saturday in the Farmer's Market photo gallery.


Petricka's, Village on the Cannon

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Petricka's County Market is being torn down/recycled to make room for Village on the Cannon. I took these photos on Saturday morning.
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Click on either photo for full-sized versions.


Carleton Alums

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Who are all the unfamiliar faces in town this week? The above is Tom Weaver, aka Thomas Glessner Weaver, Carleton College class of '69. He and fellow classmates are in town for alum week. Click on the photo for a near life-sized photo of Tom and see the Carleton Reunion 2004 page for more, including a nifty photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery: Northfield Adult Community Band

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The Northfield Adult Community Band performed tonight on Bridge Square.

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See a couple dozen photos in the NACB photo gallery.


Jazz trio at Froggy Bottoms

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Jazz vibist Dave Hagedorn (left), bassist Mark Urness, and trombonist J. C. Sanford performed at Froggy Bottoms tonight.

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See the article in yesterday's Northfield News for more about the group: Jazz trio makes local appearance. "Hagedorn is director of jazz bands at St. Olaf College, where he also teaches percussion... Sanford, a native of Northfield and graduate of Northfield High School... Urness... An instructor of music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis..."


Northfield, Northfielders in the news

Star Tribune

Author relates fur trade tales
Jim Reiley, 83... has been a summer ranger historian at Grand Portage and has taught classes on the fur trade for the University of Minnesota Duluth's Elderhostel program. Now a resident of Northfield, he teaches current events classes at the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium.

Organic foods go mainstream
The Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis, opened in December, was the first new co-op in the Twin Cities area in 12 years, and a co-op will open in Northfield by the end of the year.

15 artists get grants from the Bush Foundation
Traditional-and-folk art fellowship winners are... Chinese-born pipa (Chinese flute) player Gao Hong of Northfield, who will study in Beijing and do folk-music fieldwork in rural Yunnan Province, China...


Newsfeed (distributed) calendar

Thanks to Dan Bergeson, Teresa Woodall, and the Alliance Church for contributing entries this week to the community calendar.

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The above is an image/snapshot of the calendar... not the real thing. See the real thing in the upper right corner of the N.org homepage, as well as on the NDDC and League of Women Voters websites/weblogs.

Anyone can submit Northfield-related events to the community calendar at Upcoming.org's listings for Northfield. As soon as an event is entered, the calendar is immediately updated on all the websites that carry it.

And any Northfield-area company or organization can have this listing of events automatically displayed on their website. Contact Us if you're interested.


Photo of the week

Two views of Eric Johnson holding court at the Goodbye Blue Monday. (Click either photo for full-sized, 700K versions.)

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L to R: Wes Chapman, Joel Pumper, Mark Code, Merle Dahl

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Feedback please

I'm interested in getting feedback on our flood coverage this week. It's really the first time we've attempted to cover a breaking news story.

Northfield.org is operated by Northfield Citizens Online (NCO), an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. We're always on the lookout for ways to expand and improve what we do and that sometimes takes money.

Potential funders like to know what impact our services are having on the community, and it often helps to have anecdotal comments to complement the data.

So please consider using our Contact Us form to let us know what you liked and didn't like about our flood coverage this week... and how we might improve in the future when we attempt to cover breaking news events in the area.

Thanks!

Here's an MP3 audio greeting from Richard Nash of Edina, MN. He's related to the Pleschourt family in the Northfield and Dundas area. (He injured an arm and can't easily type, hence the audio.)


Crest!

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The Cannon River appears to have crested sometime overnight. At 5:15 this morning, the water level was slightly below the top the wall under the footbridge.

The Weather Service has a statement about storm potential and flooding potential for later today, but nothing about the crest.

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A Mallard Duck pair paddling about River Walk this morning in front of Froggy Bottoms.

An article in today's Northfield News: Rising waters cause concern by Erick Sommers.

10:30 am update: I've added another ten photos to page 5 of the high water gallery. The photos were taken this morning between 5-7am. That's the end of my photography for this news event. Contact Us if you have photos you've taken of the high water that you'd like to see posted and we'll tell you the best way to send them to us or post them yourself.


Additions to the photo gallery

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At 9 pm, the river was up slightly since 6 PM but the scene downtown tonight was made more memorable because of the spectacular sky -- the sunset offset by the edge of the receding thunderstorm, casting a golden glow over downtown.

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Mary Rossing and Dan Freeman

I've added a couple dozen photos to the gallery, on pages 4 and 5.

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Note: all the photos in the High Water Photo Gallery have 3 sizes:

- A small thumbnail

- A medium, 640 pixel-wide/half-page version

- And a large, full-size original which you can see by clicking on any medium photo.


Flood statement

The National Weather Service issued a revised flood statement at 8 pm:

THE CANNON RIVER AT NORTHFIELD WILL CREST THIS EVENING. THE CANNON RIVER STAGE AT NORTHFIELD WAS 21.8 FEET AT 9 AM. AT 6 PM...THE STAGE WAS 22.1 FEET. THE STAGE IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 22.5 FEET BEFORE BEGINNING TO SLOWLY RECEDE.


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