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Ruth Steinke Finished 11th in Steeplechase on Final Day at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:19pm

Junior Ruth Steinke was the final member of the Carleton College women’s track and field team competing on day three of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. She finished 11th overall in the steeplechase, clocking a time of 10:56.85.

Categories: Colleges

Hart Hornor Closes NCAA Championships with Another All-America Award

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:03pm

On the final day of competition at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Carleton College junior Hart Hornor turned in his second All-America performance of the national meet as he finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:25.09.

Categories: Colleges

GALLERY: Rice County residents peruse for rustic gold

Northfield News - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:46pm
Trinkets, odd and ends, woodwork, metalwork, rusty decor, tractors, farming equipment and more were on full display Saturday afternoon, as a part of Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc.'s 15th an
Categories: Local News

Jerry Cook-Gallardo Qualifies for 800-Meter Finals at the NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:53pm

Jerry Cook-Gallardo  continued his stellar rookie campaign by earning a spot in the finals of the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He finished second in his heat with a time of 1:51.08, the second-best mark posted by a first-year in the field of 20 student-athletes.

Categories: Colleges

All-American Amelia Campbell Finishes Fourth in Heptathlon on Day Two of the NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:22pm

Carleton College junior Amelia Campbell secured All-American status for the third time in her career after finishing fourth in the heptathlon at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She accumulated 4,924 points over the two-day of competition.

Categories: Colleges

Senior Menu

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:39pm
For meals at the Northfield Senior Center, suggested donations for those older than age 60 is $3.50. Cost for those under age 60 is $6.
Categories: Local News

KYMN Presents………Stephane Wrembel Quartet live at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:38pm

World renowned guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his Quartet thrilled the sold out crowd at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater Thursday night, May 21.  Drawing from his new album “Dreamers of Dreams” and vast volumes of his previous work, Wrembel and his band put on a nearly two hour show.  It was a night to remember.

We would like to thank Martha Larson, curator of the Northfield Gypsy Jazz Jam Series for bringing Stephane to Northfield and allowing us to broadcast the show,  Ray Coudret for his excellent work and cooperation on the sound, and Apple Chevrolet/Buick of Northfield for sponsoring the KYMN Presents series.

 

Note:  Due to the sheer size of the file, we are having difficulty putting the recording of the show online without shrinking it to a low-quality mp3, which certainly would not do it justice.  We are working on this and hope to have a high quality version up shortly.

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City Council Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:07pm
Event date: May 26, 2015
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Civil War veteran's gravesite leads to discovery of 'important' Northfield history

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:00pm
Walking among the gravestones in Northfield cemeteries might seem a little odd to some, but for the history-loving Sauve family, it’s a way to learn about Northfield’s rich past.
Categories: Local News

COUNCIL POLL: What would you like to see covered by the Northfield News?

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:29pm
The Northfield City Council will meet for a work session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and the Northfield News wants your opinion to help determine what topics you would like to see covered in greater depth.
Categories: Local News

SMSQ Architects continue legacy

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:19pm
Founded over 66 years ago by Ed Sövik, the firm known as SMSQ Architects attained a national reputation for excellence in architecture, particularly in church design with a modernist approach.
Categories: Local News

Community News: KYMN will broadcast Memorial Day Service

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:07pm

Once again, it is KYMN’s honor to broadcast Northfield’s Memorial Day service live beginning at 9am on Monday, May 25th.  The ceremony will take place at Veteran’s Park.  In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside at The Armory.  If you can’t make it, you can listen on AM 1080 or online right here on kymnradio.net.  The broadcast is brought to you by the local VFW and American Legion.

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The Go Somewhere Goal

Myrna CG Mibus - Idyllwild - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:07pm
I envy my friends who live in town who can hop on their bikes and quickly pedal to the grocery store for, say, a red bell pepper needed in order to finish dinner or ride to the library to return books. I also envy my friends who commute to work via bike paths in the cities or by road in Northfield.

It seems so ideal, replacing a car trip with a bike trip and it has long been my goal to ride my bike instead of driving my van on a trip to town. The thing is, I live 7 miles from the nearest town and about 14 miles from Northfield, the town in which I work and run most of my errands. A ride to Northfield would take me about an hour and fifteen minutes. A lot of the route is on busy roads and I don't like riding them alone and don't have panniers to haul stuff and wasn't comfortable riding on gravel and....well,  I haven't managed to complete my go somewhere goal.

Until today, that is.

Today I rode my bike home from work.

True, I have to go back to town now to pick up my van so that sort of defeats the saving money on gas benefit of riding home. But I'm not going to focus on that because today I accomplished a my Go Somewhere Goal!

I packed my Salsa Vaya in my van this morning, worked my shift and changed into my bike clothes. By 12:15 I was on my bike heading for home. It took me an hour and 16 minutes. To avoid the busy roads, I took a route that mostly gravel (a good compromise as I like biking gravel). I saw two red foxes. I got tired and sweaty. My knee hurt. But I did it. Yay!

Now that I know what it takes to ride from work, I can plan to ride to work and back home again and completely replace a vehicle trip with a bike trip.  I'm not sure I'm ready for that 30 mile round trip commute quite yet. Here are my obstacles

  1. I am a little concerned about how I will, uh, smell, after riding 14 miles to work
  2. I don't have a shower at work so I can clean up
  3. I'd have to get up really early to get to work by 8:30. I'd have to leave home at 7:00 a.m.
  4. I'm scared I'll get a flat, fall off, get too tired etc. etc.
Here's how I can deal with these obstacles:

  1. I'm thinking if I leave early enough it will be cool and I won't get too sweaty. I will change into work clothes and they will not smell
  2. In place of a shower, I can always clean up in the bathroom with moist towelettes or something.
  3. Well, I can wake up at 6 and get ready, I guess. It's only 30 - 45 minutes earlier than my normal wake time.
  4. I can pick a day to bike to work that Owen is working from home so I have a backup crew to help me - just in case.
All for now. I'm going to get a whole mile latte to celebrate accomplishing Go Somewhere Goal!




Categories: Citizens

Liquor Store Closed

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:53pm
Event date: May 25, 2015
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location:
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
The Liquor Store is closed for Memorial Day.

Pet Therapy with Reggie

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:17pm

Thank you Penny for bringing Reggie in for a Pet Therapy visit on Thursday. He brought a smile to all of our faces!

Categories: Organizations

Northfield High School honor art exhibit invites you to go 'beyond' expectations

Northfield News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:15pm
For its gallery exhibition at the Northfield Arts Guild, the Northfield High School honors art students want people to think “beyond the fridge.”
Categories: Local News

One-inch wide focus

Carletonian - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00pm

Complaining distracts us with past experience; worries distract us with potential futures. And when these distractions make us unhappy or produce undesired results, we too often turn to blaming the subjects of these negative thoughts and not the thoughts themselves.

Categories: Colleges

My way: a food snob reviews the Northfield dining halls

Carletonian - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00pm

What really swung the vote in favor of St. Olaf was the popsicles available for dessert. With their first three ingredients being “corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar,” I knew I’d found something to satisfy the secret food slob in me.

Categories: Colleges

Ash trees under seige in Minnesota

Carletonian - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00pm

Emerald Ash Borer, as you may or may not have heard, is one of the most imminent threats to the ecology of the Midwest. Experts predict that all of Minnesota will be inundated with the deadly beetles within the next decade, and there is truly nothing we can do to prevent it.

Categories: Colleges

Troubled by trendy “back to the land” tendencies

Carletonian - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00pm

When college students act like they could drop it all today and start planting seeds tomorrow, it belittles the demanding and risky undertaking that sustainable farming really is.

Categories: Colleges

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