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For an arts rich community like Northfield, there was no shortage of noteworthy entertainment stories and happenings in 2015. Here’s a short look back at some of the events, names, comings, goings and holiday romantic comedies being filmed in our town that made headlines.

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For an arts rich community like Northfield, there was no shortage of noteworthy entertainment stories and happenings in 2015. Here’s a short look back at some of the events, names, comings, goings and holiday romantic comedies being filmed in our town that made headlines.

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For many years in the New Yorker Frank Sullivan, followed by Roger Angell wrote a poem for the holidays, with a lot of names scattered though out. Let this be the first (and maybe the last) try for Northfield.

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Mike and Lori Leahy with Strike Accord, along with Herzlinger, arrived in Northfield earlier in the week to begin scouting possible locations for filming, and met with Todd Bornhauser, president of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

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With a coordinated look like that of a boy band, serious musical chops rooted in a deep tradition, and a sense of humor — their website includes a “which member are you?” quiz — Baltic Crossing is in the midst of its United States debut, complete with a stop at St. Olaf College on Sept. 19.

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"Get your juggling balls boys, they're performing in front of the bank" doesn't quite have the same ring to it as the iconic phrase uttered during the Defeat of Jesse James Days bank raid reenactment. But this year, you just might hear it for the first time.

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For Waseca-based musician Jerome Broughten, when asked what prompted him to put together his recently formed Tejano/Tex-Mex band Los Tequileros (The Tequila Runners), the answer is simple — three beers.

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If you happen to make your way out to the Northfield Senior Center gallery, you’ll find two very distinct styles of paintings from two different artists on the walls — work from both Mary Boylen and Bill Stromayer went up on Aug. 10 and will run through Sept. 20.

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Fathom Lane frontman Michael Ferrier is becoming more familiar with Northfield. He said that the band first played at a house show in the area last year, and most recently, he and the band’s guitarist performed at The Cow in a stripped down version of Fathom Lane.

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At the final performance of the most recent Young People’s Theater Workshop summer session and celebration of the program’s 25-year anniversary, Patsy Dew and Myrna Johnson were awarded the Making a Difference Award by Penny Hillemann, co-chairperson of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative.

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