BWCA canoe trip.

I was on a canoe trip in Minnesota’s boundary water canoe area (BWCA) for several days this week. Every year a group of my high school friends gets together for a trip. This year we expanded our group a bit by including a couple other folks from the area so we ended up with a group of 9 people. We had decent weather with some l...

Rotary Picnic

One of the really great things about Northfield is the wonderful organizations and groups active in the community, working to make it a better, stronger place for all. One of those groups is the .

We held our annual summer picnic last night at a member’s rural home. The rain held up and the sun came out. It was a beaut...

Bridge Dedication

Saturday the City of Northfield held a dedication ceremony for the new trail bridge over the Cannon River. It was a glorious morning to be out and about and lots of area folks showed up for the event. It gave us all a fine opportunity to chat with each other about trails, nature walks, the river, ArtSwirl, and other things going ...

NHS 40th Reunion

Last weekend my Northfield High school class of 1969 held its 40th class reunion. What a great event! We had a variety of activities in the area including golfing on Saturday, and a wonderful brunch on Sunday at the Lion’s picnic shelter in Riverside Park. We had 230 graduates in June of 1969 and just over 100 of the...

Rotary Bike Tour

This weekend Northfield held its annual Defeat of Jesse James Days event. The weather was perfect for a community wide celebration like this. There are lots of events for people to select from during the weekend long celebration. We have a tractor pull, old car show, rodeo, parade, bike tour, running races, arts shows, drama produ...

Contractor Dinner

Yesterday evening the hosted its annual Contractor Appreciation dinner for area builders. This is a fun event and a great time to gather together and chat with people in the building construction trades. As in past years, the event was held at the Odd Fellows Park pavilion on the west side of Northfield. There was a good turn ou...

Contrail

In the construction business we typically start our days early. I’m usually in my office by 6:00AM. One of the advantages of that is getting to see all sorts of interesting early morning weather. Today I glanced out the window and saw a beautiful jet contrail captured in the sky by the emerging sun light.

NAF Birthday Party

Last night Ellen and I attended a birthday party…..for the (NAF). NAF is celebrating its first 15 years of helping organizations in the Northfield area. I currently serve on the Board of Advisors for NAF and have thoroughly enjoyed that service. We had a great time last night, complete with a fitting birthday cake.

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Thanksgiving Day

I hope all readers enjoyed a good Thanksgiving day and were able to spend it with family and friends. November has brought rather mild weather to Minnesota so it made traveling a bit easier for folks.

Ellen and I and our children enjoyed a Thanksgiving day meal at my sister’s home in Northfield so we didn’t deal with...

Merry Christmas

I want to wish all our present clients, past clients, and readers of our website a very Merry Christmas. With talk of winter weather arriving we all must take care to see that friends and family are safe and that travelers know what conditions are like. It has been wonderful to see the Christmas decorations this year. Our own off...