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  • August 9, 2016 at 12:00 am


    You can see your polling place and your ballot through the Secretary of State website,  It's a short ballot, but there is a Supreme Court seat, plus Northfield City Council for some wards, and district court.

  • August 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Great News! We’re Co-sponsoring a 2nd Congressional Candidate Forum

    We are thrilled to announce a special collaborative venture that will take place on Thursday, September 29th, at 7 pm in the Black and Gold Ballrooms of St. Olaf’s Buntrock Commons: a candidate forum for Minnesota’s open 2nd Congressional seat.  At the invitation of St. Olaf’s Center for Freedom and Community, we will be co-sponsoring with them this candidate forum, along with No Labels Minnesota ( and Carleton College. Still in the planning stages, our current working title is: “Beyond the Sound Bite: A Town Hall Forum with 2nd Congressional Candidates.”

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Northfield City Council Candidate Forum At-Large - October 23, 2014

    Watch Northfield City Council At-Large candidates Dale Gehring & Rhonda Pownell at the October 23 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Northfield City Council Candidate Forum Ward 1 - October 23, 2014

    Watch Northfield City Council Ward 1 candidates Joe Gasior & Suzie Nakasian at the October 23 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Rice County Attorney Candidate Forum - October 25, 2014

    Watch Rice County Attorney candidates Paul Beaumaster & John Fossum at the October 25 Candidate Forum.

  • October 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Northfield School Board Candidate Forum - October 25, 2014

    Watch Northfield School Board candidates Fritz Bogott, Margaret Colangelo, Julie Pritchard & Jeff Quinnell at the October 25 Candidate Forum.

  • September 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Candidate Forums

    Hats off to Jeanne Agee and Terry Stead, our co-Voter Service Chairs in this busy Candidate Forum season!  With the successful Primary Election Candidate Forum behind us, our focus is currently on the November 4th General Election races.  The dates and times for the FIVE forums we are hosting in October can be found in this edition’s Calendar of Events.  The offices for which we have invited candidates are:  City Council At Large and Ward 1, school board, State Representative, and U.S. Congress.  We are now awaiting candidate responses to the invitations. 

  • September 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Cannon Falls Candidate “Walk-about”

    The Cannon Falls Candidate “Walk-about” is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th  from 10 am to noon at the Cannon Falls Public Library, 306 West Mill Street.   The Walk-about is an opportunity for the public and candidates to meet and discuss issues on an individual basis. All candidates on the Cannon Falls and Randolph ballots are invited to attend, along with area voters. While local candidates are most likely to attend, legislative and congressional candidates, as well as those for state offices, are frequent participants.

  • 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.