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  • June 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, September 23rd

    In September 2013, our local League set up Voter Registration tables at both St. Olaf and Carleton. Not only did this provide us an opportunity to register voters, we also created important connections with college students, some of them becoming members of our League. In the coming year, our goal is to expand our registration efforts to local high schools.

  • January 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    2014 Precint Caucuses set for Tuesday, Feb 4

    Precinct caucuses are coming up on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 7:00pm. LWV member Jane McWilliams posted detailed information on the precinct caucuses on

    Caucuses are political party-organized meetings which bring neighbors together to set in motion the structures and political goals of their respective party.

    2014 locations are as follows:

    Republican Party
    Northfield High School
    400 Division St. S.
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
    Northfield Middle School
    2200 Division St. S
    Northfield, MN 55057

    Independence Party
    Owatonna Community Education
    122 E. McKinley Street
    Owatonna, MN 55060


  • Vote Today
    November 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Membership and Leadership Development (MLD)

    You may recall that our local League is participating in the MLD program offered by LWVUS through the Ruth S. Shur Fellowship.  Local president Ricky Peterson and board members Mary Hahn and Sarah Entenmann participate in a monthly call with our coach, Suzanne Kerwin of the Edina League.  The focus of these calls is building membership and developing leadership.  Local board member, Bonnie Jean Flom, serves as a coach for the Golden Valley and Edina Leagues. On November 5th when she traveled to Edina to meet with their League representatives, she noticed “Vote Today” signs in the neighborhoods she visited.

  • Ward 4 Special Election forum with candidates Jessica Peterson White, Rick Esse, and Scott Oney
    October 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Thank You for Making the Candidate Forum a Success

    A big thank you to all who helped put together the League's Candidate Forum for the Ward 4 Special Election on November 5th. The Forum was held at the Senior Center on Monday, October 28th. We got excellent publicity beforehand and the Northfield News has a good account of the meeting online. You may also watch the full video online at the NTV Vimeo site.

    The three candidates vying for the position of Ward 4 City Councilor are Scott Oney, Rick Esse and Jessica Peterson White. Bonnie Jean Flom welcomed the audience and Sarah Entenmann acted as moderator. Many other members made critical contributions to this successful voter education event.

  • October 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Learn about the Ward 4 Special Election Candidates

    League members are reminded of the upcoming Special Ward 4 Election.

    Council candidates are Rick Esse, Scott Oney, and Jessica Peterson White. A bank of questions has been designed by a committee of League members and posed to the candidates. Their responses have been posted on

    The League's Candidate Forum is taking place on Monday, October 28th at 7 pm at the Senior Center - Room 103. Also note that The Contented Cow is hosting a Q & A with the candidates on Thursday, October 17th at 7 PM.

    We are pleased to be able to encourage an informed citizenry through a combination of in-person and on-line formats.

  • September 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Ward 4 City Council Candidate Forum ~ Monday, October 28

    We are pleased to announce a Candidate Forum for the Fourth Ward seat on the City Council. It will take place at the Senior Center on Monday, October 28th at 7 pm, with Sarah Entenmann serving as moderator. Candidates Rick Esse, Scott Oney, and Jessica Peterson White have all agreed to participate.

  • August 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Election Season is Underway!

    On August 14, Minnesota held its primaries. The statewide turnout was very low, 9% (the second lowest since 1950). In Northfield, 14.2% of registered voters turned out to vote.

    Not sure if you are registered? To check your registration status, or your precinct location click here: Voter Registration Look-up

    To find out where you vote in November, or to register to vote absentee, see the Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s website:

  • August 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Voter Education - Save these Dates!

    We are having fora on three dates in October:

    • Saturday October 6, 10am-12pm at City Hall - State House and State Senate
    • Saturday October 13, 10am-12pm at City Hall - City Council Ward 2 and At Large and Mayor
    • Thursday October 25, 6-8pm at Senior Center - County Commissioner District 1 and 2
  • July 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Election Coverage: Upcoming Opportunities to Meet the Candidates

    The League is pleased to bring you several opportunities over the next few months to meet candidates standing for election, and to learn about the issues that we will vote on in November.

  • February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Legislative Interview with Kelby Woodard

    At the beginning of each legislative session, League of Women Voters Northfield - Cannon Falls requests informal interviews with each of the State Senators and Representatives who represent our area. Presented below are the notes from the League's…

  • October 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Election 2010 page launched!

    We're proud to announce the launch of our collaboration with Northfield Citizens Online - the Election 2010 page at Read about the candidates' positions on a range of relevant local issues in their own…

  • October 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    League to Host Candidate Forums

    On Monday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. Northfield City Hall, there will be a candidate forum for the public to hear Northfield School Board and City Council candidates.  They will respond to prepared questions and those from the audience. On Saturday, October 23, at 9:30 a.m., candidates for Minnesota…