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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The mention of the News can be seen at 2:17 in the video.
For the second time, the Northfield News has made the "headlines" segment of the "The Tonight Show." The show, hosted by Jay Leno, has a segment each Monday that looks at funny headlines and advertisements. The newspaper was teased for this headline: "Northfield plans to plan strategic plan," which had previously been shown on the show several years ago. The mention of the News can be seen at 2:17 in the video. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Here's a look back at Tuesday's Northfield City Council meeting and work session.
Here's a look back at Tuesday's Northfield City Council meeting and work session, courtesy of KYMN. The agenda and packet are attached to this post as PDFs. The Council: Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, December 21, 2012
Gene Finger had a surprise waiting for him Wednesday at the Northfield Senior Center—too bad he didn't stick around long enough to receive it.
After 75 years of waiting, what's another few hours? Gene Finger had a surprise waiting for him Wednesday at the Northfield Senior Center—too bad he didn't stick around long enough to receive it. Finger joined a small group who showed up to a book signing and to chat with Jeff Sauve, St. Olaf College Associate Archivist and longtime member of the Northfield Historical Society, who compiled “Dear Santa, Mama Wants Hat Pins, Papa, One Mule: A Compilation of Letters from the Northfield News, 1902-1945,” the latest offering from the NHS. Unfortunatey, Finger left a minute before Sauve built up to the big reveal. "He has a doctor's appointment," said Kris Ellison, Finger's longtime partner. Finger, now 82, wrote one of the letters used in the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's a cheat sheet so you know when you can vote, where you can vote and who's asking for your vote.
Nov. 6 has been circled on the calendar for some time. Finally, Election Day is here. Northfield Patch has created a guide so you know when you can vote, where you can vote and who's asking for your vote. On this post you'll find a breakdown of the races and issues with several links that'll lead you to more information on Patch and other sources. Words that are blue are links that will bring you to more information. Be sure to keep your browser on Patch on Election Day as we bring you updates throughout the day and share results as they come in. Voting is open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Because of redistricting this year, some voters have shifted precincts, wards and polling locations. If you're still not able to …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Northfield residents were treated to a number of events, including Crazy Daze, Taste of Northfield and Wear Purple for Maggie Lee Day.
A powerful early-evening rainstorm failed to dampen the excitement of a busy day in downtown Northfield on Thursday. The storm struck as ceremonies for Wear Purple for Maggie Lee Day—to honor the lifetime Northfield advocate and former Northfield News managing editor, columnist, reporter and just about everything else—were wrapping up and the entertainment portion of the Taste of Northfield was ready to kick off. But after a short delay, the band Area 51 started its performance on the city's showmobile stage, and Northfield eateries served food and beverages to those residents in attendance. The Taste of Northfield ended a crazy day of activity in Northfield that started at 7 a.m. with the annual Crazy Daze bargain-shopping event. To read …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Northfield’s annual bargain bonanza is one of a number of events taking place in the city on Thursday.
You know it’s an atypical day in Northfield when you legally can sit in a couch on the street at the corner of Division and Fifth streets. Or, when scores of people stand in line to buy donuts as big as your head. That’s Crazy Daze for you! Today is the annual bargain bonanza for downtown Northfield businesses, many of which set up shop on the sidewalks along Division Street. Or, even on the street itself. Downtown eateries also get into the act. For instance, Quality Bakery sells its massive Alaskan donuts at a table outside its store front. Shoppers were out early this morning scooping up deals on a variety of merchandise, ranging from clothing to furniture. Many businesses opened at 7 a.m. The Crazy Dave shopping event is just one of a …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There's no shortage of events to check out on Thursday.
It's a busy Thursday in downtown Northfield. Let me repeat that: BUSY. The annual Craze Daze Sidewalk Sale was long scheduled for Thursday when rain wreaked havoc on the Taste of Northfield last month, prompting it to be rescheduled to, you guessed it, Thursday. Other events have been added to Thursday's schedule, making it one of the busier weekdays in some time. Here's a rundown of events on Thursday in downtown: Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Here are three stories written by kids in the YMCA Teen Media Camp—and a few photos from the week of fun!
On Monday I wrote about visiting with the YMCA Teen Media camp. As promised, here a few pieces the kids wrote during camp and a few photos from the week of fun. Enjoy! “Huff, huff, huff, huff yeeah!” I squealed, jumping to the other side. My name is john, and at the moment I am being chased by a giant spore critter in space jumping from polluted asteroids that are, also trying to kill me. “Joon! Jump!” said a creature from a ship. BOOooom!!! The planet explodes and I go flying. “AaaaAAHHH!” stop! I bet your wondering how all this happened. It was just a normal spring morning… except for the fact that it the last day of school, and everyone was going crazy. I was just about to leave the to go to the bathroom when the bell rang and everybody…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
In addition to the lecture, early short films and a stellar cast of local musicians and performers will enliven the show
Carol Donelan, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton College, will offer a narrated tour through re-created episodes in Northfield’s early moviegoing history in the cinema at the Weitz Center for Creativity at 2 p.m. Sunday. In addition to the lecture, early short films and a stellar cast of local musicians and performers will enliven the show. Come experience the movies as they once were. The event is co-sponsored by Carleton’s Humanities Center and Cinema & Media Studies Department, the Northfield Historical Society, the Northfield News and KYMN Radio. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The talk and re-created episodes are based on historical evidence documented in Donelan’s new book, Electric…