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  • 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 Northfield.org.

    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

    Read more at Northfield.org

  • 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 Northfield.org.

    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: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=134

  • 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…