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Six Knights Earn All-MIAC honors

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:22pm

A half-dozen members of the Carleton College women’s tennis team earned a total of seven All-MIAC honors for the 2015 season. Junior Claire Spencer and first-year Danielle Vasiliev earned the award for their singles performances, while Mikayla Becich, Alana Danieu, and Grace Davis were recognized for their doubles play. Sophomore standout Caitlin Shea was named to both the All-MIAC singles and doubles teams.

Categories: Colleges

Three Knights Earn All-MIAC Honors, Hwang Receives Arthur Ashe Award

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:07pm

Three members of the Carleton College men’s tennis team earned All-MIAC honors for the 2015 season, following a second-place finish in the regular season, with an 8-1 conference record. Sophomore Patton McClelland was selected for his play in singles, and junior Erik Johnson picked up honors for doubles for the second straight year. Senior Andrew Hwang was named to both the All-MIAC singles and doubles teams and was honored with the 2015 Arthur Ashe Award. Additionally, head coach Stephan Zweifel received his fifth MIAC Coach-of-the-Year award.

Categories: Colleges

Northfield residents show concern with proposed Woodley Street plans

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:56pm
In the second community forum designed to discuss the Woodley Street reconstruction, Northfield residents showed concerns over the preliminary plans. 
Categories: Local News

Listen, Don’t Fix

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:46pm

I don’t know what the hell is wrong with me, but I’m more and more susceptible to being inspired or at least informed by quotes on the internet.

This week’s example comes through my wonderful coworker Dee from the thinker and speaker Parker Palmer, which she shared with me in the course of a conversation about raising kids – a topic on which Dee has a deep well of wisdom.

In the face of our deepest questions… our habit of advising each other reveals its shadow side. If the shadow could speak its logic, I think it would say something like this: “If you take my advice, you will surely solve your problem, If you take my advice but fail to solve your problem, you did not try hard enough. If you fail to take my advice I did the best I could so I am covered. No matter how things come out, I no longer need to worry about you or your vexing problem.”

The shadow behind the “fixes” we offer for issues that we cannot fix is, ironically, the desire to hold each other at bay. It is a strategy for abandoning each other while appearing to be concerned. Perhaps this explains why one of the most common laments of our time is that no one really sees me, hears me, or understands me. How can we understand another when instead of listening deeply, we rush to repair that person in order to escape further involvement? The sense of isolation and invisibility that marks so many lives is not least the lives of young people, whom we constantly try to fix. It is due in part to a mode of “helping” that allows us to dismiss each other.

When you speak to me about your deepest questions, you do not want to be fixed or saved; you want to be seen and heard, to have your truth acknowledged and honored…so the best service I can render when you speak to me about such a struggle is to hold you faithfully in a space where you can listen to your inner teacher.

(The emphases are mine.)

Categories: Citizens

Northfield to see 14 new homes; city comfortable with future growth opportunities

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:00pm
Northfield has continued to grow at a steady pace in terms of residential housing, according to city staff, but they're hopeful a new addition is a sign of even more to come. 
Categories: Local News

Geraldine Tellbuescher Picks Up Second MIAC Weekly Award

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 5:10pm

In a historic season for the Carleton College women's golf team, Geraldine Tellbuescher added her name to the record books while sharing medalist honors and leading her team to victory at the UW-Eau Claire Spring Invitational. Tellbuescher became the first Carleton woman, and possibly the first MIAC woman, to break 70 in a single round to rally for a first-place individual tie. For her performance, Tellbuescher was honored with her second MIAC Women's Golf Athlete-of-the-Week award of 2014-15.

Categories: Colleges

Northfield History Collaborative to host digital archiving workshop

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:42pm
As digital collections of photographs, papers, and other documents continue to grow in personal and professional collections, questions have arisen about long-term care. The Northfield History Collabo
Categories: Local News

Northfield Roundtable to host a community visioning sessions

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:32pm
The Northfield Roundtable is inviting the public to attend two community visioning sessions with urban designer Bill Johnson on Friday and Saturday morning (May 15 and 16.)
Categories: Local News

Make Affordable Housing a Reality

Laura Baker Services Association - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:23pm

Did you know that one in four people in need of affordable housing can access affordable housing? Please join us at Laura Baker Services Association for a Housing Forum on May 19 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, at Millis Hall, 211 Oak Street, Northfield.

Categories: Organizations

Slide show W15

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Here is a slideshow of Winter Term, 2015

  • Steve Kelly gave another wonderful class -- this one on The Great American Songbook.
  • Andrea Een and Dick Crouter led us in a final group singalong.
  • Craig Forsgren gave us his parting display of Karaoke.
  • Ed Lufkin gave a class on the History of Medicine, Recent Major Advances
  • Rich Noer described Quantum Reality---
  • ---to an attentive audience.
  • Daniel Van Tassel, a teacher new to us, taught a class on Humor.
  • Here are some of his students.
  • Jane Becker Nelson and Laurel Bradley offered a course from their two art museums, the Weitz and the Flaten.
  • This photo was from the Flaten Museum, St. Olaf.
  • David Quarberg, second from L, offered a course on The Psalms.
  • Eric Nelson gave another popular cinema course on Documentaries.
  • Bob Bonner shared his knowledge of the Battle of Little Big Horn
  • Men are always interested in battles.
  • John Rondestvedt gave a short course on Louis H. Sullivan, the architect.
  • It was at the Senior Center.
  • Barbara Evans discussed two Erin Hart Irish Murder Mysteries.
  • Erin Hart discusses one of her books at a class.
  • This was a breakout session of that class.
  • Bill Carlson taught The United States Economic Story.
  • Here are some of his students.
  • Richard Bodman taught on Fantasy Literature.
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You can pause the slideshow by mousing over an image,  and can download images by right clicking on them.    Ed

Categories: Organizations

River Bend Nature Center's monthly OWLS lunch and learn for May

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:44pm
River Bend Nature Center's OWLS program (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors) meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Interpretive Center building. 
Categories: Local News

Wayne Eddy Affair | Keith Welter

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:03pm

Keith Welter is a former Northfield back for a visit from Arizona.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Another Bakken BOOM! train explodes

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:31pm

This photo was taken by neighbor Jennifer Willi, who lives about 1/2 mile from the scene of the derailment, near Heimdal, North Dakota.  At least 10 cars exploded and are burning.  They should publish the destination of the cars so people will know the reach of these trains!  They line up outside the Delaware City refinery; blew up in Lac Megantic, Ontario; Lynchburg, VA.  We are all at risk!

Some coverage, with a snippet from each:

Crude oil train derails in North Dakota, residents evacuate town

“It’s all over the place,” Wells County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Janelle Pepple told the Daily News. “Thick, billowing black smoke; flames shooting 100 feet in the air. It’s a pretty spectacular-looking fire.”

North Dakota Town Evacuated After Train Derailment

North Dakota Town Evacuated After Oil Cars Derail And Catch Fire

Roehrich said she couldn’t get close enough to the train to see whether it was exploding or just burning. “It looks a lot like Casselton,” she said, referring to the fiery train wreck of oil tankers near Casselton in late 2013.

Oil train derailment prompts evacuation

(with the admission that new cars don’t really matter)
BNSF said the tank cars that derailed were constructed under a 2011 voluntary rail industry standard intended to make them tougher than older cars that were long known to pose a safety risk. But the new cars have proved equally dangerous. The five major oil train accidents so far this year in the U.S. and Canada all involved the newer cars, each of which can hold about 30,000 gallons of fuel.

 
From KMSP:


A new MnDOT analysis released in March shows 326,170 Minnesotans live within the half-mile evacuation zones along state oil train routes.

This video was up on KMSP’s site, then disappeared, maybe it will come back:

KMSP-TV

Categories: Citizens

Retirement quiz: Is it time to start planning?

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:15pm
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Today’s news update – Faribo Jennie-O lays off over 200 workers; Citizen surprises with native beautification initiative; Hope Chest teams up locally with Apple Chev

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:02pm

Faribo Jennie-O lays off over 200 workers

Jennie-O Turkey Store announced yesterday that they will temporarily lay off 233 workers at the Faribault processing plant.  Jennie-O announced the layoffs are in response to a low turkey supply due to the avian flu outbreak.  Representative Brian Daniels said he’s been in contact with Jennie-O officials and was  assured that the layoffs should only be temporary.  He encouraged employees who are laid off to contact his office if they have any questions or concerns.”  Employees can also call the Faribault Workforce Center at (507) 333-2047

Citizen surprises with native beautification initiative

The Northfield City Council met last night.  During the open comment period, there was a pleasant surprise.  A request from Norman Oberto regarding a portion of City property near the corner of Prairie and Jefferson.  He was introducing himself and asking support from the Council to beautify the 2.7 acres of land.  Mayor Pro tem Dave DeLong said Oberto was driving past the roughly mowed area and thought “the City ought to do something about that”.  He then took the initiative and has been working with the Park and Rec Board as well as City officials to create a natural space there.  He’s been working with Glenn Switzer of Switzer’s Nursery and Landscaping who landscaped his property at 527 Professional Drive.  He’d like to see natural grasses, wildflowers and trees.  Speaking of his plans, Oberto added that everyone he’s talked with and shown the plans to likes it and there’s “no downside” to it.  As DeLong said “you gotta like the cost to the City”.  (nothing) DeLong’s interview is posted online at kymnradio.net.

Hope Chest teams up locally with Apple Chev

Barbara Hensley is the founder of Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. They help local families who are experiencing breast cancer and are financially challenged with their most urgent needs.  That might include keeping the lights on, the home warm with heat or making sure mom or dad can get to treatments.  They’ll also pay for childcare.  Hensley lost 2 sisters to breast cancer and in 2001, she started Hope Chest here in Minnesota.  They have 2 retail stores that sell upscale furniture, accessories and designer womens clothing that is all donated to them.  Hensley says they’ve also partnered with Apple Auto for the past 5 years with their Apple oil change for Hope.  During the month of May Apple Auto will donate $1 for every oil change done at their locations.  Hensley added that they get up to $6,000 a year through this program.  All 4 Apple Auto dealers, including Northfield’s Apple Chevrolet/Buick, are taking part in the promotion.  If you’d like more information check out hopechest.com.

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5-5 Rice County court log

Northfield News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:42am
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for May 5.
Categories: Local News

Wayne Eddy Affair | Betty Giloman

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:36am

Betty Giloman talks about her life being born and raised in Northfield.

Hour 1  wayneeddy043015

Hour 2  wayneeddy0430152

Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Music on Trial: May 1, 2015

Manitou Messenger - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:26am

In many ways, the music industry acts as a microcosm of society. For example, the widening gap between the rich and poor in America is seen also in the widening of income distribution in the music industry. With the rise of illegal downloading, revenues for musicians now come from concerts. Yet, big name artists are capturing more revenues from ticket sales just as the top one percent of Americans are capturing more wealth.

Fortunately, not all shifts in the music industry mean bad news. In fact, some shifts reflect greater acceptance. One genre in particular is poised for a gradual shift of greater inclusion: rock and roll.

Rock music, for the most part, has been a male-dominated industry. When people think of rock music, old names like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd come to mind – classic all-male bands. Even though newer bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys, and indie rock bands such as Radiohead break away some distance from the tradition, they still cling to the old formula of white men playing rock music. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. Some genres such as punk rock were built by strong, female voices. Old names like Pat Benatar and new names like Sleater Kinney and Savages come to mind. Yet, by and large, rock music remains a male dominated genre.

However, this decade and the ones following it will belong to women in rock. We are already seeing more female-fronted bands take the spotlight. They give voice to an experience that was, at first, largely silent in rock music. This shift comes from the fact that as older generations age, they take their perceptions and tastes with them. On the other hand, our generation brings with it a greater appreciation for more varied voices.

This change means that we will see more female rock artists because we want something different; we want to see someone besides white men on stage rocking out, because that’s been done before, time and time again. Besides, the rising female artists in rock music, well, rock. They change the genre and push its boundaries with their new, fresh approaches to rock music. Their lyrics make us think about life in ways we may not have noticed. Their approach to rock gives us hope and helps us define our generation. Their music speaks to us, and we won’t stop listening anytime soon.

This shift will consist of not only more all-female bands but also multi-gendered bands. Soon we’ll even start to see male-led bands backed by all-female musicians. More importantly, this shift reflects a greater shift among our generation overall. Our generation will be one of greater inclusivity, built on the pillars of equality by giving voice to those who traditionally have had none. Here are some rising female rock bands that you need to listen to right now:

Makthaverskan

Swedish for “strong woman,” this Scandinavian band pulls out riffs reminiscent of 1980s British rock. The lead singer belts out powerful lines in a voice that is comparable to a force a nature. The band’s lyrics serve as a big middle finger to strong, domineering men who take advantage of women.

Songs: “No Mercy,” “Asleep,” “Witness.”

Sheer Mag

Not only does this hard-rocking Pennsylvanian band remind one of AC/DC, but the lead singer also breaks down the perceived conventions of female beauty. We should no longer expect female musicians to be of stunning proportions that are unrealistic at best. Instead, they should be human. She rocks her look and has one of the most unique rock music voices in the industry today.

Songs: “Hard Lovin,” “Fan the Flames.”

Cherry Glazerr

This Californian lo-fi garage rock band takes notes from St. Vincent in its aesthetics, but relinquishes nothing in its delivery. The lead singer’s voice ranges from calming and beautiful to wretched and ripped with emotion. Released when the band members were still in high school, the group’s first album explores the stereotypes of teenage girls and breaks down each one, one chord at a time.

Songs: “Had 10 Dollaz,” “White’s Not My Color This Evening,” “Trick or Treat Dancefloor.”

ellingss@stolaf.edu

Categories: Colleges

New play readings

Manitou Messenger - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:24am

On Friday, April 17 and Friday, April 24, student-run theater organization Deep End APO sponsored new play reading events. Despite being spaced a week apart, these were the first of such events for the organization this academic year.

The April 17 reading was titled Hotline. Written by Emily Stets ’15 as her Public Mental Health: Wellness and the Arts Center for Integrative Studies (CIS) project, the play centers around a girl who experiences suicidal thoughts and calls the suicide hotline. The reading starred Tara Schaefle ’16, Stacie Argyrou ’16, Shannon Cron ’15 and Zach Greimann ’15. Hotline was preformed in the Flaten Art Barn as part of Deep End APO’s Mental Health Awareness Weekend.

The reading on April 24 was Honeymoon, written by Dane Staffer and Michael Voit. That reading took place in the David Johnson Boardroom. Though the play was originally written in 1991 and produced at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis, the reading’s version of Honeymoon had been heavily revised from the original script. The reading was intended for the playwrights to hear their new draft read aloud, using distinct voices, in order to assess the current flow of the show.

Honeymoon explores themes of expectation and commitment. The play tells the story of Judy, a woman who locks herself in a closet over anxiety about her looming wedding to a puppeteer.

Honeymoon was read by Christine Menge ’18, Katie Johns ’15, Will Ibele ’18, Casey Bouldin ’15, Dylan Stratton ’16, Megan Behnke ’16 and Ian Sutherland ’18.

The play readings attracted not only Deep End board members and other students interested in theater, but also theater department faculty including Assistant Professor Jeanne Willcoxon and Artist in Residence Gary Gisselman.

A talk-back session with the playwrights followed each reading. Hotline’s talkback consisted primarily of the audience conversing with Stets about her show’s meaning, while Staffer and Voit were primarily interested in the Honeymoon cast’s thoughts of the play they read.

Both readings were catered with appetizers and beverages provided by Bon Appétit. While all refreshments were greatly appreciated, none was more coveted than the large cheeseball in the center of the appetizer tray. Both events saw the spherical cheese product consumed in its entirety before any actors spoke a single line.

mayo1@stolaf.edu

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