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Carleton Grads Launch New App for Businesses

Northfield businesses now have a new way to connect with local college students. Recent Carleton graduates Liam Bradney, Ammar Babar, Aman Panda and Max Mattessich have designed a digital coupon app aimed at increasing the engagement between local businesses and college students in Northfield.

The app is called Recoup and it will launch in September when Carleton and St Olaf students return to campus. They are offering a free month trial for all businesses. For more information, email or visit

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See You Downtown at These Upcoming Events

August 25, Sept 1, 15, 22, 29Riverwalk Market Fair – Enjoy an open-air Saturday market located along the beautiful Cannon River offering locally grown produce, artisan foods, and a juried selection of art work. Each Saturday provides a different mix of special events, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family.

August 23Northfield Mobile Photography Tour – Join photography and architecture enthusiasts for an evening stroll around downtown Northfield. Beginning and ending at the Northfield Arts Guild, the tour pairs art and photography with local history. 5:30-7:30pm $25

Aug 30 – Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Celebration – 7 pm at Bridge Square. Hear this year’s sidewalk poems read aloud, meet the winning poets, and hear music by Bonnie and the Clydes. Thanks to the FiftyNorth volunteers, the popcorn wagon will be open for business, serving delicious popcorn and cold drinks.

Sept. 6-9 Defeat of Jesse James Days – Take part in all of the annual festivities including bank raid reenactments, rodeo, parade, craft beverage festival and so much more!
Sept. 8 & 9Riverfront Fine Arts Festival – See and purchase work from over 65 fine artists and craftspersons – ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fiber, wood and steel. 10am to 5pm

Sept. 8Jesse James Bike Tour – Bike this family-friendly ride on your choice of five scenic routes then enjoy a post ride meal and after pedal parties at Imminent Brewing and Tanzenwald Brewing downtown. Proceeds from this Rotary Club of Northfield fundraiser benefit the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s Safe Routes to School program.
Sept. 9DJJD Run/Walk – Choose a 5K run/walk through the streets of Northfield or a more challenging 15K run through the farm country east of town. Both runs, hosted by Northfield Shares, begin at Armory Square and finish at the original First National Bank building where the townspeople of Northfield stopped a bank robbery by the notorious James-Younger gang in 1876.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1Northfield Poetry Festival – Enjoy a morning poetry reading for elementary school age children at Content Bookstore, a poetry event at the Northfield Public Library, a Sidewalk Poetry Celebration in Bridge Square on 9/30 at 7pm and an evening poetry contest and reading at Imminent Brewing.

Come to First Friday Art Night Aug 3 for a Block Party, Live Music, Improv, Line Dancing and more!

Downtown Northfield is the place to be this Friday night with a HUGE lineup of free art events and experiences beginning at 5pm. First Friday Art Night highlights include a Community Block Party celebrating KYMN radio’s 50th Birthday, Country Line Dancing, Improv, pottery demonstrations, and tons of live music–all for FREE! For a small fee, you can also take belly dancing lessons, enroll in a canvas painting class, make slime, do splatter painting crafts and yarn making crafts, and see a theater performance. Mark your calendar now and start planning your Friday night!