Monthly Archives: February 2005

NDDC to Learn From Winona’s Example

Winona, Minnesota City Manager Eric Sorenson will be one of three panelists at our March NDDC Downtown Forum. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Tuesday, March 1, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Archer House. Speaking along with Sorenson will be Debbie White, newly [...]

Oh Yeah, the Block Heads

Last Wednesday, February 9th, the NDDC hosted one of their increasingly regular (must be the bran muffins) Block Head Gatherings. As is our practice, it was held at Joe Grundhoefer’s Rueb-N-Stein at 8 am. Our special guest was Heidi Hamilton, Director of Public Works for the City of Northfield. She brought Joel Walinski, the City’s [...]

NDDC Presents Safe Crossing Recommendations

The NDDC presented its report on Safe Crossing of Highway 3 to the City Council last night. Mayor Lee Lansing had asked me, as Executive Director of the NDDC, to form an Ad Hoc Task Force to offer recommendations of ideas that could contribute to increased safety in crossing the highway. The Task Force was [...]

EDA Approves Historical Society Loan Request

At Thursday morning’s meeting, the Economic Development Authority reviewed and approved a request by the Northfield Historical Society for $75,000 of Downtown Revolving Loan Funds. The Historical Society will use the funds to restore the roof of the Scriver Building to its original design (repairing the leaks in the process), create new exhibit space to [...]

Next NDDC Downtown ForumTuesday, March 1 8:00 a.m.

The next NDDC Downtown Forum hosts three Winona, Minnesota officials who will discuss the economic implications of art and recreation in their community. Long time City Manager Eric Sorensen and one newly elected member of the Winona City Council (a former ballet dancer)will discuss how various forms of art in the Winona area impact the [...]