Northfield Historical Society and DJJD

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Harvest Sculpture on the move!

Today was a great day for the community of Northfield. After resting a year in front of the Malt-O-Meal corporate facility, the Harvest sculpture has come home to its proper place! It was moved this morning to the sculpture pad at the center of the new Water Street parking area. It sits in a place of prominence....proudly overloo...

Lamperts Dinner

Yesterday evening the Northfield Lampert Lumber Yard held a customer appreciation dinner for area builders, contractors and business people. It was a wonderful evening and a great chance for visiting. Held at the Three Links Park, it was catered by Nerstrand Meats. As far as I could tell, the hungry workers picked the hog clean t...

Recycling and Awards

Yesterday evening I attended a reception at the Conservation Minnesota Voter Center (CMVC) . They gave out their 7th annual conservation leadership awards. If you are a regular reader of this site you may remember that I served in the Minnesota Legislature for some years, and received their leadership award in 2003. I greatly val...

Associated Builders and Contractors

Yesterday afternoon I participated in a fundraising event with the Minnesota (ABC). This is a group that I’ve been working with for many years. They have a good membership base of contractors all across Minnesota and work together to promote free-markets and individual responsibility in the construction industry. Like many...

Harvest Sculpture Dedication

Yesterday evening Ray Jacobson’s Harvest sculpture was officially dedicated. It was a perfect evening for such an event. People gathered at 5:30 around the sculpture in the new park along side the Cannon River.

We heard from representatives of Malt-O-Meal who so generously gave financial support for the sculpture, as d...

Model A vehicles

About a week ago I headed to Mantorville for a job meeting at the Dodge County Courthouse project. After the meeting I noticed a few older vehicles drive by and turn east on main street. I wondered where they were headed so I walked down a few blocks. There I found a whole bunch of Ford Model A cars in the parking lot of the Hubb...

Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving morning the Northfield Rotary Club hosted its annual “Turkey Trot” family fun run. I joined other Rotary members in helping see that the runners got off to a good start. We had over 400 runners register….a record count. As in past years, it started at the Northfield Golf Club and went around the east side of...

Year End Party

Saturday evening Northfield Construction Company hosted a dinner for employees and their spouses and significant others. This year we gathered at Wiederholt’s Supper Club in Meisville. With busy family schedules it is always difficult to get everyone to attend an event like this in December, but we had 36 people in attendance. ...

Merry Christmas to all

Everyone at Northfield Construction Company wishes all clients and community residents a Merry Christmas. We have lovely snow covered hills and valleys creating idyllic scenes and thoughts of Christmas. We hope you all are able to spend time with your family and friends and enjoy time together.