Art Exhibit at River Bend Nature Center

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Local native animals are subjects of an exhibit of fabric art by Northfield artist Toni Easterson at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault. Easterson’s fourteen portraits reveal her close connections to the animals she sees from her window - a mink, an egret, a turtle, a rabbit, a bluebird, among others. She uses fabric pieces given to her by friends and transformes them into remarkable creatures. An egret’s plume, for example, was part of a lace wedding gown. 

 


Ole Artisan Bazaar

Nov 16 2018 9:00 am
Location: 
St. Olaf College/Buntrock Commons

Come to the Ole Artisan Bazaar and find a great gift for yourself or others while supporting local artisans. There are scarves, hats, photography, cards, jewelry, honey, wooden bowls, ornaments, candy, pottery, mittens, textiles, prints and so much more. Come and see!

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HOW DID YOU FIND ME ... AFTER ALL THESE YEARS? -- AUTHOR EVENT AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Local authors Karen and Dennis Vinar will talk about their book How Did You Find Me ... After All These Years, on Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 pm at the Northfield Public Library.

A love story for all people who have ever been in love, this true story follows the trials and tribulations of a 13 year old girl who was an A student and a 15 year old boy who was an average student in a small west central Minnesota town - population 595, in the late 1950's.  The boy was in athletics and the girl was in senior high band.  With not much to do i this small town, they would go to dances in the school cafeteria after home football games.  They knew how to do the jitterbug, but they waited for the slow dances so they could hold each other.  They fell in love, but their happness was short lived until 55 years later.  How did they find each other?  How did they find their daughter? [more...]


STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM - TALK BY NUTRITIONIST NOEL ALDRICH ON NOVEMBER 1 AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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As the winter approches, your immune system needs to be prepared.  Dr. Noel Aldrich will review the key nutrients your immune system requires and what are the frequent items that weaken  your immune sytem.  Quality food choices will be included in this free seminar presentation along with a handout on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30 pm at the Northfield Public Library.

Dr. Noel Aldrich is a Licensed Nutritionist in Northfield.  He is a senior consultant with Nutrition Proportion located at 153 Water St. Northfield.


Meet Palestinians through the decades at Nov. 3 conference in Northfield

Nov 3 2018 9:30 am
Nov 3 2018 3:30 pm
Location: 
St John's Lutheran Church

In a time when the circumstances of the Palestinian people become more insecure each day, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel presents “Palestinians: Past, Present and Future.” The conference aims to provide participants with the tragic historical background of the crisis, examine the current inhumane conditions and explore the potential for economic activism in the international community. The conference is 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St W., Northfield.

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SELF PUBLISHING PANEL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 7:00 PM AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Have you thought about self publishing your book? Come to a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 pm at the Northfield Public Library,
and listen to local authors talk about how they self published their books.

Local authors Mary Bleckwehl, Patrick Mader, Nancy Manther, and Dennis and Karen Vinar will discuss their experiences self publishing.  Topics will include how they chose the self publishing method they used, the cost involved, any problems they had and marketing.

The authors will sell books at the event.


NORTHFIELD READS; FILM AND DISCUSSION -- THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY; UNMASKING THE DOMINATION CODE Sunday October 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Please join us in learning about the papal decree of 1452 that authorized the conquering and enslavement of 'heathen' countries and peoples, its impact on the original nations, and the people of the Great Turtle Island (Americas), and its influence on court rulings in todays U.S. legal system.
 
Also, Indigenous Justice - John Stoesz will give a short history of 'legalized' land theft from the indigenous peoples and the reasons and ways for return of the land.
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm  WEITZ CINEMA, 320 3rd STREET EAST.  LIGHT DINNER AND DISCUSSION FOLLOW THE FILM.
 
 Northfied Reads is a collaboration of:
  --Northfield Human Rights Commission
  --Northfield Public Library
  --League of Women Voters Northfield-Cannon Falls
  --Carleton Humanities Center

Open Art for All

Nov 5 2018 1:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street South, Northfield.

Grab your family and friends and come create at the Guild! At Open Art we'll make paintings inspired by the beautiful fall colors, and have materials to spark art of your own invention! FREE for artists of all ages, abilities, and interests! No registration required.  No registration required.  This is a free activity on Friday, November 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South, Northfield.

Free Open Art Making for All Ages

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.

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