Ford Tri-motor airplane

A couple of weeks ago I was heading home to Northfield from the east. I passed by the Stanton airport and a large plane caught my eye. I pulled in to check it out and discovered a beautiful Ford Tri-motor airplane. I have seen many pictures of these airplanes but had never seen one up close...this one was a real beauty. From what I...

Northfield Historical Society and DJJD

100_0694 If you have been in downtown Northfield lately you may have noticed our work at the

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...

ABC Annual Meeting

ABC. cropped Last night I attended the Minnesota Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) annual meeting and recognition dinner. It was held...

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. ...

Northfield Area Foundation

This morning I participated in a very fun event. I serve on the Board of Advisors for the Northfield AreaNAFlogo Foundation (NAF). ...