I do consulting work for the Citizens League but I’ve also been a member since 1989. (They also were the fiscal agent for the grant that started the Utne Reader Neighborhood Salon Association that I headed for many years and it was a Northfield salon at my house in 1991 that gave birth to Northfield Citizens Online, the non-profit parent of Northfield.org. But I digress.)
The Citizens League has teamed up with MPR’s The Current to host a series of public policy events called Policy and a Pint. It’s hugely successful, in part because it makes policy stuff fun. Food! Liquor! Socializing! Music! Civic discussion! Yeah, baby!
Look at the photos (click each to enlarge) and just imagine a similar version of it happening here in Northfield at the Grand Event Center. Who would do it? How about Locally Grown and KRLX? How about Nothfield.org and the Northfield News? How about KYMN and the League of Women Voters? Or other various combinations of the above?