Monthly Archives: May 2007

They Brought Their Bikes

The weather cooperated. The early morning grey skies receded and the sun broke through over Bridge Square in a show of support for Bring Your Bike to Work Day. At about 7:30 this morning, the bicyclists were coming and going to and from a table offering literature and sustenance in the heart of our community. [...]

More Bike Racks on the Way?

This was the scene in front of the Community Resource Bank’s downtown branch at about 7:30 am this morning. Clearly this bike rack is a well-used resource. The NDDC has been a long-time proponent of bike racks. This scene makes clear that we could use some more. In fact, Jessica Prill, new owner of Oolala, [...]

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton – Nude on Tandem Bicycle

This week is Bike to Work Week and this Friday (May 18th) is Bike to Work Day. In Minnesota, the focus is on safety, in Park Rapids, the focus is on multi-generational riders, for Britney and Paris, its about avoiding DUIs and flogging flagging careers. But who cares about all of them, this is Northfield [...]

Benefit Dinner in Downtown Northfield

At 6 pm, Bereket Haileab and Friewinne Kaleab will provide an Eritrean dinner at Chapati, to benefit the American Refugee Committee. Thanks to the generosity of the the hosts, the owners of Chapati and a number of other volunteers, all proceeds will go to the charity. Tickets are still available and can be purchased today [...]

Mayor Strips for Economic Vitality

Where’s the Wall Street Journal when there’s an innovative initiative to be covered? Perhaps that’s part of this whole citizen journalism thing…when you want something done right, sometimes you’ve got to do it yourself. Northfield, Minnesota – Mayor Lee Lansing peeled off his coat, shook his booty, and stunned the 400 women in the audience [...]