Northfield Community Video Project: "On The Square"

Here is one of the 12 video documentaries that make up the NCVP. To order a DVD of the full set, please go to our STORE.

To view the video on Internet Explorer, you must have Flash 9 installed on your computer. To view on Mozilla Firefox you can use Flash 8, but I recommend installing Flash 9 in either case. To download the Free Player use this link to, suppliers of the player. Installation is simple and takes just a minute or so.


"On The Square"

Northfield, Minnesota is a small city with a remarkable history. At its heart, it is a river town and its site was chosen by its founder, John North, for that reason. A natural fall in the river led to the establishment of a saw-mill and grist-mill. A town square (originally called Mill Square) was created next to the flour mill and to this day has been the heart or center of community life. It is now called Bridge Squre.

To me, the quality of life in a small Midwestern city is enhanced by having a "center" - a place where people can meet and feel a part of something larger than themselves. At the same time, the meeting place must possess a human scale, a congenial configuration and size that says to those who visit, "I am one of you." The documentary is about 9 minutes long. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did putting it together.
                                             ~ Paul Krause, Producer

"On the Square" - Northfield Community Video Project