Category Archives: Video

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

Calling All Irish, and Wannabes

Here’s the event poster for the festivities downtown this Saturday in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, beginning with a parade downtown, followed by the second annual Irish/American Idol competition at the Grand. Put a green bandanna on your dog and come on downtown!

See Griff’s 60+ photos from the 2005 parade (then called ‘Paddy Dazzle’) or this slideshow:

And see this 2007 video (by Gilly Wigley) of the Folding Chair Precision Marching Unit which included Northfield City Councilors Jim Pokorney and Noah Cashman.

Click to play. 20 seconds.

Podcast: Northfield Historical Society’s Hayes Scriven. Video: Maggie Lee oral history

Hayes Scriven, Ross Currier, Tracy Davis nhs-2008-annual-poster christine rosholt

Our guest on today’s show (recorded yesterday afternoon) is Hayes Scriven, executive director of the Northfield Historical Society, talking about the history of prostitution in Northfield the upcoming NHS annual meeting and ball on Saturday night, featuring Twin Cities ‘First Lady of Jazz’ Christine Rosholt.

See Hayes’ blog post for more on the event, sponsored by the First National Bank of Northfield and Carleton College.

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM on KYMN 1080 AM. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe with iTunes. We seek your comments and suggestions.

FYI, Maggie Lee is the honorary chair of the NHS annual meeting. Thanks to a WINGS grant, her oral history is now available via Google video (in two parts). See the NHS Oral Histories page for more.



Northfield youth featured in America’s Promise Alliance video

Back in late January, I blogged about Northfield being named one of America’s 100 best communities for young people by America’s Promise Alliance.

In a Feb. 1 Northfield News article titled Video highlights Northfield youth by Megan Proft, she wrote:

Northfield youth were highlighted in a recent video produced by America’s Promise, a national collaborative dedicated to the well-being of children and youth. High school students and Mayor’s Youth Council members Ruth Amerman, Sam Ruby and Adrian Lazaro were featured in a video that profiled local youth initiatives, such as the Northfield Union of Youth and the Skateboard Coalition. The video was shown at the Minnesota Summit on Youth Development held on Dec. 5. Soccer coach Jorge Zuccolotto and teachers Bubba Sullivan and Jennifer Lompart were featured in the video too.

Here’s the video, in two parts. Thanks to HCI’s Zach Pruitt for the alert.

Video: the future of the Ames Mill Dam may include a kayak park

This is a video of the second half-hour of Councilor Jon Denison’s Ward 4 meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Saturday morning. At-large Councilor Noah Cashman also participated. This segment is entirely about the plans for the Ames Mill Dam, with a report on the latest developments by Dave Hvistendahl.


I blogged about tearing down the Ames Mill Dam back in August and there was some discussion of how a this area of the river might be suitable for recreational/competitive kayaking, similar to the kayak/canoe park that exists downtown Wausau Wisconsin and the whitewater park planned for the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Watch the video, as planning has progressed considerably since then. Photos below are of downtown Wausau.

wausau-whitewater urban-kayaking


Video: Ward 4 meeting with Councilors Denison and Cashman

This is the video of the first 39 minutes or so of Northfield Councilor Jon Denison’s Ward 4 meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church this morning. At-large Councilor Noah Cashman also participated.


  • 0-7:30: discussion of Denison’s recent eviction from his residence and its relevance to the recently passed rental ordinance
  • 7:30-10: Alex Beeby’s comments on Denison’s performance as a councilor
  • 10-33:30: discussion of capital improvement projects including the library, the skate park, and city hall
  • 33:30-39: discussion of relocating the liquor store to the existing safety center and relocating the safety center to Hwy 3 and Woodley (MNDOT property)