Sun, Aug 2 - Miesville 6, Dundas 2

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 8:46pm
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E Dundas 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 1 Miesville 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 x   6 10 3

W - Werner L - Ruud
Full Box Score

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Film festival 2015

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:50pm
The 4th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival This year: “The Golden Days of the Hollywood Studios”

In cooperation with Carleton College, the Elder Collegium will present a series of four great films from the 1950s.  All are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, at Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 7.  Here’s the schedule:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 7:    All That Heaven Allows (1955)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 14:  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 21:  The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 28:  The Searchers (1956)


Seminars: In connection with the above films, CVEC is again offering a course of seminars, each given at 9:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film.  For more information, click here.


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Annual Meeting 2015

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:38pm
The 18th Annual Membership Meeting (May 3, 2015)


Click on any image to begin the slideshow.  To read the text of Jim’s talk, click here.
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Summer Fun Day and Dedication on Sunday

Laura Baker Services Association - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:20am

Remember that Summer Fun Day and the dedication of the Recognition Garden is this Sunday, August 2nd.  The full schedule follows.  If you  have not yet RSVP’d please contact Deb at or 507-645-8866 X119.

11:00 Registration Begins

11:30-12:30 Lunch

11:30-12:30 Open House – North Oak & Spring Creek

12:30 Dedication Ceremony

1:00-3:00 Music by Mischief and Mayhem, games, horse wagon rides and bingo.

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August at YOUR Library-

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 5:17pm

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Art Teachers Exhibition at the Northfield Arts Guild

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:36pm

Students, past and present, will enjoy seeing the artwork of their teachers at the Northfield Arts Guild’s new exhibition!  In addition to inspiring young people as current K-12 Art Educators in Northfield Schools, the participants in this exhibition are active professional artists. These colleagues often interact in their professional capacity as art teachers, but this exhibition has given them the platform to showcase the work they create outside of the classroom.  Many of these artists have shown their work independently, but this exhibition represents the first time that this group of artists have displayed collectively. The hope is that this will be the start of a biannual showing of artwork by a group of art educators.

John Bade, Angie Ekern, Rafa Estrella, Karna Hauck, Chris Holmquist, Erica Ness, Katherine Norrie, Vicki Stanley, Sarah Wallis & Kate Woodstrup

Ceramics, Prints, Drawings, and Paintings

July 31–August 29 at the Arts Guild’s Downtown Center for the Arts, 304 Division St. S.
Artist Reception: Friday, August 21,  7–9 pm

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One Day Vintage Band Festival: August 1st

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:06pm

The Vintage Band Festival presents a one day outdoor music event with 12 brass bands on stage in 12 hours. This is an all ages event that is free and staged in collaboration with Riverwalk Market Fair, a collection of artists, food vendors, and craftspeople. Band descriptions and complete schedule can be found at There are additional performances scheduled at the Northfield Cemetery, the Contented Cow British Pub, the Northfield VFW and the Northfield Retirement Center.


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Rotary Cogwheel | 07.30.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:44pm

Today: Lori Pulkrabek, GSE Team 2014

Birthdays: Rotarians around the world

Next Week: Steve Underdahl, President and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, Classification (S. Richardson)

Last Week:

Thank you Matthew Rich: President Halverson presented our past-president, Matthew Rich, with a plague recognizing his leadership during 2014-15. Our fundraisers were successful, our youth exchange program flourished and we made an impact with our donations both locally and internationally. Matthew said it is always difficult to quantify our impact, but letters of thanks from students and people we have helped are what reinforce the work we are doing.

Youth Exchange Update: Our Youth Exchange committee is now making arrangements for three inbound exchange students this fall. We will have Jose from Oaxaca, Mexico, Carson from Taiwan and Nicole from Paraguay. There is a possibility we will receive two additional students around the first of next year.

Vicki Dilley, chair of the committee, is in need of a two more host families, one for Jose and one for Carson. If you can help or know of someone who can help, contact her.

Jose will be 17 when he arrives. He is leaving a six-year old sister at home. He is interested in film, photography, fashion design and tennis. His club counselors are Brad Frago and Michelle Lasswell. His host parents for the fall are Wendy and Andrei Sivanich, and Tiffani and Erik Nelson for the spring.

Carson will be 18 when he arrives. He is an only child. He likes playing basketball, singing, reading novels, cycling and playing computer games. His club counselors are Pat and Dawn O’Neill. Sian and Gary Muir will host him for the fall, Shana and Marty Hodel for the winter.

Nicole just turned 16.  Her father is an architect; her mother is an accountant.  She has three 12-year old triplet siblings, two boys and one girl. She plays piano and violin, and she loves running and basketball. Judy Brown-Wescott is her club counselor. Her host parents will be Julie and Paul Thornton, Margaret and Mike Ludwig and Mary and Dan Magnuson.

Here is a list of this year’s outbound students. Some have already departed.

  • Beimers, Henry – Norway
  • Beimers, William – Brazil
  • Carlson, Samuel -Argentina
  • Estrada, Gabriella – France
  • Hahn, Erin – Thailand
  • Hodel, Christoph – Indonesia
  • Kelley, Caitlin – Chile
  • Lunderby, Jack – Brazil
  • Mandsager, Erik – Zimbabwe
  • Martinez, Odalys – Japan
  • Muir, Mason – Taiwan
  • Olson, Josiah – Colombia
  • Regnier, Eli – Brazil
  • Rodriguez-Vazquez, Leslie – Brazil
  • Scheffert, Jenna – Italy
  • Seitz, Zoe – Denmark
  • Washburn Chapman, Ahna Cole – South Africa
  • Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil.

Guests: Many, many guests at our social last week. Here are a few: Faye Caskey, Marie Benson, Howard Puczko, Richard Hogenson, Karna Halverson, Lea Rich, Lin Wolf, Bernie Lawlor, Char Carlson, Sue and Tom Pokorney, Diane Kyte, Maelynn Thomas, Gretchen Ehresmann, Ruth Crane, and Deborah Anderson.

Scholarship Enhancement:  Judy Brown-Wescott.


  • Tickets are now available for the 2015 car raffle. One of the team captains has your name and tickets for you to sell. We are trying to sell a lot of them.
  • Kurt Larson asks that we think about larger corporations beyond our city limits to sponsor the Turkey Trot. They often need more lead time to decide and process these requests. Now is the time to approach them.
  • District 5960 is forming a Friendship Exchange to India January 9-20. They are looking for five Rotary couples to make the trip. See President Halverson if you are interested in learning more.
  • With the changing of the guard, we also change the password to the Members Only area on our web site. It is now lowercase halverson.

Coming Up

August 13 — Alyssa Herzog Melby, Executive Director Northfield Arts Guild, NAG’s New Start

August 20 — Chris Heineman, Northfield Director of Community Development, Classification (Rich)

August 27 — Dayna Norvold, Rice County Habitat for Humanity

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Send Thanks to the Olmstead Sub-Cabinet

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:35pm

Laura Baker Services Association has reviewed the latest amendments to the Minnesota Olmstead Plan presented by the Olmstead Sub-Cabinet and urges you to contact the Sub-Cabinet by August 3 and thank them for their hard work.

The amendments provide the necessary detail to move the process from planning to action and give clients that we support the option to choose the living situation that best meets their needs.

Send your letter of support to:

Olmstead Implementation Office
400 Sibley Street, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55101

And read more about what this means for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the latest post, A Win for Choice, on our In Community blog.

Sample Support Letter Text

Congratulations to the Olmstead Sub-Cabinet in persevering and allowing people with disabilities to make their own choices. This journey is one fraught with opportunities and/or obstacles. Thank you for your persistence in listening, shaping and path-making. Policymakers have an opportunity to learn much from this group and from the federal judge who kept pushing us to do better.

We asked for response to the broad spectrum of needs: this plan addresses that.

We asked for individual choice: the plan clearly allows for that, in specific and measureable ways.

The plan clearly identifies ongoing issues with funding for housing. It also acknowledges the need and rationale for a spectrum of housing and housing support. It acknowledges the disparate needs of people with differing abilities and needs for support.

Concerns about previous plans imposing futures for all people with disabilities without providing adequate funding, support or personal consent, are mitigated by including numbers and clear targets that indicate personal choice.


Our ongoing obligation will be to monitor and comment as the plan is implemented to ensure that the principles we have raised – that each person is able to live where he or she chooses – continue to be upheld.

For now, we celebrate a victory. Thank you, Olmstead Sub-Cabinet. We look forward to continuing this journey of choice with people with disabilities and our communities.


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Seeking nominations for Project Prevention Champions!

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:03am

A Project Prevention Champion is someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, someone who supports recovery, or someone who builds assets for our youth and other community members.
They can be our friends, our neighbors, our teachers, our mentors, our business partners, our police officers, our health professionals or other community members.

Please help us recognize and encourage these community leaders by nominating them for a Project Prevention Champion Award. They will receive the recognition and encouragement they deserve, and others will be inspired by their story.

Nominating a Project Prevention Champion is simple and takes just a few moments.

  1. Click HERE to download a nomination form.
  2. Send a copy to the address or email contact at the bottom of the nomination form by August 19, 2015.

Please take just a few moments to help us recognize these leaders who make our community safer for our children.

If you have any questions about the nominations, please email Kathy Sandberg at or Zach Pruitt at

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Sun, July 26 - Dundas 7, Elko 0

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:41pm
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E Elko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0 Dundas 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 x   7 16 0

W - Luedtke (1-0)  L - Brekke
Full Box Score

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Yoga in the Park!

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:00pm
A few weeks back we announced that Friends of Way Park received a Healthy Activities Grant from Allina Health Partners for another season of Yoga in the Park. We now have the dates and details! The sessions are open to the entire Northfield community and will be appropriate for all levels. Classes will run from 9:00am to 10:00am on the following Saturday mornings: August 8 August 15 Edward Smith
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Congrats to these TEEN summer readers!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:52pm
Jacob Reister
Cynthia Terry
Lilly Neily
Plus your names are entered in the final drawing on August 20th for one of 3 $50 AMAZON GIFT CARDS.

Please come to BOOKER, the BOOK BUS at any of our regular stops to receive your prizes!  THANK YOU!

Schedule through August 20 Booker will be open:Monday 9:30 - noon Central Park1:00-4:30 Dundas Trail HeadTuesday  9:30 - 4:30  Way ParkTuesdays in the ParkAlternating between Dresden Hill Park and Jefferson Park.Wednesday 9:30 - 4:30  City Hall /Washington ParkThursday 9:30 - noon Greenvale Park SchoolThursday 1- 4:30 YMCA

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Meet Lucas! He read 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:40pm

Planting seeds for Kindergarten  is the Northfield program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read.You will be rewarded for every 100 books you read. 
Information & reading records are available at the Northfield Public Library, ECFE and Longfellow school. 

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Mark your calendars! Library renovation auction.

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:08am
Saturday, August 8th10 amInspection starts at 8 am210 Washington St. Northfield, MNBeginning this fall, the Library will begin a major renovation.  While many items will remain in the new and improved library, numerous items will not have a place in the renovated space and will be some at auction on August 8th. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF LIBRARY HISTORY!Partial list:\Antique quarter sawn oak library circulation desk from orginal Carnegie Library,square oak tables, leather chairs, wood and metal office desks, computer desks, upholstered chairs with wooden arms, brass lamps, built in bookshelves, storage cabinets, oak picture book bins, stackable chairs, built in cabinet w/7 drawers, slide projector & screen, children's toys, VHS & DVD players,  TV & radios, Microfiche reader, advertising sandwich boards, filing cabinets round butcher block table, rolling carts, overhead projector,  electric typewriter, antique quarter sawn oak magazine table, framed art prints, counter tops, metal lockers and MORE!Check out Auctioneer Ed Kuhlman's website 

 Sample items-

Books not included!

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Two AmeriCorps Promise Fellow positions open for upcoming school year!

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 7:40pm

Northfield is fortunate to have been awarded two additional AmeriCorps positions for 2015-16 — one serving at the Greenvale Park Community School and one at Arcadia Charter School.

If you are interested in one or both of these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to Zach Pruitt (  Application review is underway so apply TODAY!

The Northfield AmeriCorps positions work collaboratively to help support the Northfield Promise initiative, a collective impact effort striving to ensure all Northfield youth are supported from cradle to career.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows (2 positions) — Greenvale Park Community School & Arcadia Charter School

One position is available at Arcadia Charter School and one is available at the Greenvale Park Community School.


Position Background

Promise Fellows provide resources to increase high school graduation rates at schools across Minnesota. Each Promise Fellow works with a site supervisor, data coach, and a youth success team (comprised of supervisors, school social workers, and other school personnel) to analyze data, make referrals, identify youth who need support, and connect the youth to resources and programs that will engage them in school and learning. This role ensures that youth receive access to caring adults, academic support, and service learning both in school and out-of-school settings. The goal of the Fellow’s service is to improve attendance, behavior, and core academic skills of the identified youth.

Position Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Promise Fellows will support and deliver a variety of activities to support students. These activities include:

  • Coordinate and deliver in and out-of-school-time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth will experience academic gains.
  • Meet regularly with the Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students.
  • Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in at least 20 hours of civic engagement and service-learning activities during the year as an additional strategy to improve academic success.
  • Lead civic engagement activities with youth, including reflection components.
  • Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.
  • Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations.
  • Maintain program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of after school and summer enrichment programming for low-income and at-risk youth
  • Lead and support post-secondary preparation efforts for TORCH students, including leading ACT preparation classes and assisting students with applications and scholarship requests.
  • Participate in all required Minnesota Alliance With Youth, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments.

Marginal Functions:

  • Support teachers and other school and community members to determine the best local dropout prevention strategies, including how community volunteers will help address the needs of the targeted youth.
  • Organize field trips and other special events to make learning and being at school more engaging and relevant to youth who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out.
  • Participate in “Northfield Promise: Cradle to Career” collective impact initiative
  • Assist with identifying and securing summer enrichment opportunities for all participating students


  • Must be 18 years old*
  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien.

Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check before being officially enrolled by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.


As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st and receive: Modest Living Allowance (approximately $550 twice per month pre-tax); Health Insurance; Qualified Student Loan Deferment; $5,645 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 07.23.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 7:49am

Today: Summer Social, 5:30 p.m., Estenson Event Center, and Chris Kennelly Classification (Reese)

Birthdays: Jayne Hager Dee (7/22) and Steve Underdahl (7/24)

Next Week: Lori Pulkrabek, GSE Team 2014

Last Week:

Shattuck-St. Mary’s of Faribault offers students a traditional college preparatory education and more, and the more isn’t only the school’s celebrated hockey program.

Over the last five years, it has implemented a program described by President Nick Stoneman as “scholarshift,” involving innovative teaching strategies and centers of excellence, all designed to nurture students’ creativity. He describes it as “an investment in the future.”

The IBM profile — blue suit, red tie – is a relic of the past, he said. The future will be built on creativity and innovation practiced in a global context.

The school now offers centers of excellence in academics (bio-science and engineering), arts (pre-conservatory instrumentals and vocal performance) and athletics (hockey, soccer, golf and figure skating). There is also a weCreate Center with 10 studios that provide the environment for students to actively access and explore their creative impulses.

The school has also exchanged the “cells and bells” teaching model for more independent, online instruction. Students are in conventional classroom Tuesdays and Thursdays, but Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they are working on their own with online instruction, internships, and service learning. President Stoneman calls it a “game-changer” that has been well-received by students and effective.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s is also embarking on an initiative to extend its reach across the globe. It has already opened a campus in Beijing and has plans for four or five more in other countries and one in Chicago. These campuses will provide Shattuck students with the opportunity for a global experience and increase the school’s visibility worldwide.

The school boasts a diverse student body of 450. Students come from 34 states and 31 countries. Seventy-five percent are residential students. Forty-six percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid to offset the $46,000 comprehensive fee.

The school doesn’t want to be overlooked by local students looking for a different educational experience. It is adding another admissions counselor to attract students from the immediate region.


Charlie Cogan has been involved in Rotary since 1998. He approached a club about funding for a project in Togo, and soon learned the world works better if you give as well as get.

He and his wife live in Northfield. There oldest son is launched. They have two children at home, one of whom attends Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

Guests: Lauren Hahn and Rachel Gaul (Stevens) and Charlotte Smith (Halverson)

Scholarship Enhancement:  Dale Ness….with an assist from Jim Blaha


We will have three inbound exchange students this year: Nicole from Paraguay, Carson from Taiwan and Jose from Mexico. We still need host families for the two boys.  If you know of someone who can help, see Vicki Dilley.

With the changing of the guard, we also change the password to the Members Only area on our web site. It is now lowercase halverson.

David Brown invited members to consider becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. Fellowships are available for a $500 contribution to the Rotary Foundation, a 50 percent discount. Seventy-two members of the club have made this commitment.

Rob Martin provided an update on progress made by Save the Northfield Depot project. Footings and foundation are in place and final details are being worked out with Canadian Pacific Railroad for the move and transfer of ownership of the 127-year old structure. Rotary contributed $5,000 to the project last year.

The Local Donations Committee is looking for opportunities to make a difference in the community. If you have an idea, see Carl Caskey.

Outbound Students 2015-16

  • Beimers, Henry – Norway
  • Beimers, William – Brazil
  • Carlson, Samuel -Argentina
  • Estrada, Gabriella – France
  • Hahn, Erin – Thailand
  • Hodel, Christoph – Indonesia
  • Kelley, Caitlin – Chile
  • Lunderby, Jack – Brazil
  • Mandsager, Erik – Zimbabwe
  • Martinez, Odalys – Japan
  • Muir, Mason – Taiwan
  • Olson, Josiah – Colombia
  • Regnier, Eli – Brazil
  • Rodriguez-Vazquez, Leslie – Brazil
  • Scheffert, Jenna – Italy
  • Seitz, Zoe – Denmark
  • Washburn Chapman, Ahna Cole – South Africa
  • Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil.

Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

August 6 — Steve Underdahl, President and CEO of Northfield Hospital, Classification (S. Richardson)

August 13 — Alyssa Herzog Melby, Executive Director Northfield Arts Guild, NAG’s New Start

August 20 — Chris Heineman, Northfield Director of Community Development, Classification (Rich)

August 27 — Dayna Norvold, Rice County Habitat for Humanity

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July Art Workshop

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:16am

Thank you to all the community members who made Saturday’s Art Workshop a fun time! Visit our Facebook page to see pictures of individual collaborations, print making, painting, drawing and socializing!

And, before you go, don’t miss the new two-minute creative arts film on our YouTube channel!

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Our Rock Band performs at Red Barn Farm July 29th!

Laura Baker Services Association - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:13pm

On Wednesday, July 29 the Laura Baker ROCK BAND will perform at 5:30 at Red Barn Farm (10063 110th St. East, Northfield).  Bring your blanket or a chair and enjoy some pizza and live music!  This group consists of LBSA clients who rehearse twice a month.  Instrumentation and adaptations includes the electric guitar, ipad guitar, Q-Chord, Beamz, digital drum set and miscellaneous percussion.  And these guys ROCK!

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Booker news!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:19pm

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