Current Happenings

Fall 2017 Local League Election Events

We invite you to two upcoming events:

Monday October 23, 7pm

At-Large City Council Member Candidate Forum –

The Northfield City Council Chambers

801 Washington Street.


On November 7, there will be an election for the 4th ward seat on the Northfield City Council, with three candidates vying for the position. The incumbent, Greg Colby, was appointed to fill the vacancy created in November 2016 when Rhonda Pownell was elected Mayor. The three candidates are: Greg Colby, Jon Denison and Don McGee. Allene Moesler of Cannon Falls will moderate the forum. There will be opportunities for the public to submit questions to the candidates following their formal presentations.

For more information, contact: Stephanie Ennis, Voter Service,


Thursday, November 2, 7 pm

School Levy Presentation – Matt Hillman Superintendant

Bridgewater Town Hall

500 Railway Street, Dundas.


On November 7, there will also be a vote for a school levy. The school levy ballot has two requests, the first is an operating levy, the second a building levy. The second depends upon the first passing, Superintendant Hillman has done a series of presentations on the levy in Northfield. We have organized this presentation specifically to be outside of Northfield to offer information to constituencies throughout the district. There will be opportunities for the public to hear Superintendant’s presentation and to ask questions following that presentation.

For more information, contact: Kathleen Doran Norton, Vice-President of the League,

We are also looking for a few volunteer time keepers and others who could help with logistics the day of the event. If you are able, please let us know.

Please feel free to share these events with your friends and invite them to join you.

What’s Up with Northfield? – September 13th Event

On September 13th at 7 pm, the League will be hosting a presentation and conversation event entitled ‘What’s Up with Northfield?’.

The event will be led by the League’s summer intern, Keith Ketola, a St. Olaf student. Topics of particular interest will be affordable housing and Northfield’s environmental situation.

All League members and interested friends are encouraged to attend!

A location will be announced as the event nears.

LWV Interview with Brynhild Rowberg of Northfield is now available!

Born in Northfield on August 26, 1917, Brynhild “Brynnie” Rowberg is an outsanding community member and United States citizen. An interview conducted by Allene Moesler and Keith Ketola is now available to read as a transcript on the League’s website!

We hope that you will take a few moments to appreciate this part-questionnaire, part-conversation with one of Northfield’s most exceptional citizens!

The link to the interview transcript can be found here.

LWV of Northfield-Canon Falls Proud to Unveil New Website Design

The League has a new website! This design, which is built in the cutting edge Content Management System of WordPress, emerged as a result of the League’s summer internship with Keith Ketola, a St. Olaf Senior, as well as web designer Nathan White and current League Vice President Kathleen Doran-Norton.

We hope that this new design will facilitate League communication and action in the years to come!