Bank Raid Re-Enactments
Sep10

Bank Raid Re-Enactments

Performance Schedule Friday 6pm and 7pm (ASL at 6pm) Saturday 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm (ASL at 11,1,3) Sunday 11am & 12:30pm (ASL 11) (limited seating at 12:30 show) Leer la versión española The Raid Re-Enactment takes about 30 minutes to complete. There is a narrative description of the events that took place in 1876 which is promptly followed by the appearance of the James/Younger Gang and the re-enactment. All participants in...

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Horseshoe Found at Sechler Park After 5th Clue – Full Explaination
Sep04

Horseshoe Found at Sechler Park After 5th Clue – Full Explaination

As everyone knows, this year offered the largest payout ever. For the 18th annual DJJD Horseshoe hunt, I decided to change up the cadence of the clue writing drastically. The idea was to educate hunters about the many different DJJD events that happen each year in hopes of them taking in one they may have never attended before. I used a “stream of conscious” clue flow style. I know how people tend to dig really deep into...

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The Defeat of Jesse James Days is proud to honor one of our own!
May19

The Defeat of Jesse James Days is proud to honor one of our own!

It had been 25 years since Northfield’s Defeat of Jesse James Days had a young lady become a Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess prior to this year. The 1990 title went to Amy Machacek Etzell who still makes Northfield her home and owns and operates the local downtown business Heartwork Yoga. This year, Northfield’s own Sonia Berdahl was chosen as the 2015 Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess along with Morgan Scheiller of Cambridge and...

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Celebration History
Feb10

Celebration History

This festival is an annual heritage event which began in 1948 as the “Fall Festival” with Saturday’s theme being “Jesse James Day”.  It is held the weekend after Labor Day and is among the largest outdoor celebrations in Minnesota and is organized and managed by a true all-volunteer organization. Thousands of visitors witness reenactments of the robbery, which is staged on Division street, outside of the...

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2014 Horseshoe Has Been Found!
Aug28

2014 Horseshoe Has Been Found!

Karen Roback and her daughter found the horseshoe at 10:15am this morning (Thursday) behind the “THE OLD SAFETY CENTER” in the area directly behind the current fire station (City property on 5th and Hwy 3). This area will be host to the firemen’s party/event next week during DJJD as they do every year. Karen and her family deciphered the sidewalk poems throughout downtown Northfield this week gathering letters and...

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