Category Archives: Video

[I think this should be a tag, not a category; for now it’s both]

Video: A bicycle locked to a parking sign in downtown Northfield gets forcibly removed

See the discussion thread attached to this Facebook post (viewable by anyone).

Upate, Noon: I contacted Northfield City Hall and got a prompt reply from City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller who wrote:

“I’m told our CSO [Community Service Officer] responded to a complaint noting the bike had been located there all winter. About a week ago, he put a sign on requesting the bike to be moved within 48 hours. Today as you well documented the bike was removed and is being held at the police station if/when its owner steps forward to claim it.”

Update 4pm: MPR’s NewsCut blog featured the video.

Video: Rich ‘Mick Jagger’ Larson and pals at the Cow

Rich 'Mick Jagger' Larson and pals at the Cow

It was another idyllic scene on the outdoor decks at the Contented Cow last night: warm, no wind, no bugs, a full moon, and a packed house for Cows, Colleges, and Satisfaction – A Tribute to the Rolling Stones.

Props to producer Rich Larson, Left-Handed Entertainment and the staff at the Cow for a memorable event.

Watch this one-minute video clip of Rich and pals belting out Honky Tonk Women:

Photos, video: The Last Known Whereabouts reunion show

Aaron Hagenson, Vocals & Guitar; Jake Stroup, Vocals & Mandolin; Aaron Cross, Fiddle & Vocals; Carl Haskins, String Bass The Last Known Whereabouts reunion show at the Contented Cow Marylyn Stroup, Jacob Stroup, Stewart Stroup
The Last Known Whereabouts held a reunion show at the Contented Cow last Saturday. The former Northfielders (2 Carls, 2 Oles) went their separate ways in 2009 after forming the bluegrass band in 2003.

I happened to sit next to Stewart and Marylyn Stroup, the parents of Jake Stroup (Vocals & Mandolin) who came from Madison WI to watch the show. I twisted Jacob’s arm during a break to pose for a photo with his parents.

Here’s a 3-min video clip from their riveting show:

Photos and video: Prairie Creek Group at the Contented Cow’s Mayfly Festival

Prairie Creek Group at the Mayfly Festival, 2011, Contented Cow Prairie Creek Group at the Mayfly Festival, 2011, Contented Cow Peter Diggins & daughter, Prairie Creek Group at the Mayfly Festival, 2011, Contented Cow Peter Diggins & daughter, Prairie Creek Group at the Mayfly Festival, 2011, Contented Cow 
The threat of rain chased the Prairie Creek Group indoors last Saturday during the 2011 Mayfly Festival at the Contented Cow.  Members: Alisa Leonard, lead vocals; Dave Drentlaw, drums; Peter Diggins, guitar and vocals; Bo Aylin guitar and vocals; Joel Cooper, bass and backup vocals; Peter Diggins’ daughter, piggyback. 

The video clip below:

Video: Peter Diggins & Steve Jennings performing; see them again tonight at the 620 Grill


Last Friday night at the Cow, local superstar musicians Peter Diggins and Steve Jennings wailed for a couple of hours, much to the delight of the crowd. Robbie captured this 2-minute video on her phone.

They’re playing again tonight at the 620 Grill, 9 pm, and they’ll be joined by Minnesota Music Award winner “Bassist of the Year” (3 times), Erik Fratzke.

Local economic development: apple growing

Northfielder and Fireside Orchard & Gardens owner Todd Harvey is featured in this Apples in Minnesota video produced by Minnesota 2020, "a progressive, new media, non-partisan think tank focused on what really matters."

Minnesota produces some of the highest quality apples in the country.  Varieties developed at the University of Minnesota are grown all over the country, but are especially bred and adapted for the Minnesota climate.  There is tremendous growth potential for the apple industry to grow across the state, but more research, innovation from growers, and support from consumers are all slices of the local food economy.

Thanks to Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist, for the alert.

Video: surprise serenade at Northfield’s Caribou Coffee

I got this email from Northfielder and Happy to be from Iowa blogger Margaret Colangelo:

Merry Christmas Griff! Thought you’d enjoy this local “flash mob”. On Wednesday 12/22 my daughter Jean arranged a surprise serenade for her Secret Santa at Northfield’s Caribou Coffee – Mgr Amanda George. The guys involved are some members of the NHS group BCG. From the left they are Dan Remes, Connor Fink, Peter Duba, Cole Harding, Steven Carson, Sullie Ojala-Hembolt, and Theo Hofrenning. Customers there were so happy they were able to witness this! I was able to film the whole thing.