Manitou Messenger - 37 min 15 sec ago
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, St. Olaf student activists gathered in the quad to demonstrate their support for the Minneapolis Black Lives Matter movement. Amid the popular chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “
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Lutheran center proposed

Manitou Messenger - 37 min 15 sec ago
In early November, all faculty and staff received an email that proposed establishing “an infrastructure to enhance both internal and external engagement with the distinctive mission and vision of the
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Bird Run Over by a Car

Manitou Messenger - 37 min 15 sec ago
Feathers flattened and flaking away, Blood turned black as tar, Beak cracked, Legs broken, Wings splayed sideways Like two quotation marks Around an ironic phrase.
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Exhaustion Can

Manitou Messenger - 37 min 15 sec ago
Exhaustion can creep up on you When you stand by your window late at night Staring into the black softness of the sky When the light pollution from these city streets Punched black eyes on stars,
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Humans of St. Olaf

Manitou Messenger - 37 min 15 sec ago
“I like radio as a means of communication. For me, it’s a two way street kind of thing, with listeners being able to call in and everything. I feel you get this insight into how people are thinking, w
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Today’s Program | Thursday,

Northfield Rotary Club - 3 hours 11 min ago

Today’s Program | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Today: Nicole Blaires, Exchange Student (V. Dilley)

Birthdays: Robert Craig and Ross Thomason (2/7) and Jan Hanson (2/13)

Next Week: Jayne Hager Dee, Classification Talk (Prowe)

Last Week:

The science on climate change is settled, according to Alan Anderson, club member and advocate for reducing carbon emissions.

“It’s us. It’s getting warmer, and it’s urgent,” he said.

That’s Alan’s shorthand for: Our dependence on fossil fuels is the cause of unprecedented global warming, and the situation is dire.

Left unchecked, global warming will melt land ice, resulting in rising sea levels, resulting in coastal flooding, resulting in displaced people and hundreds of thousands of refugees who will require humanitarian aid. Alan said it will threaten all of Rotary’s good work in the developing world.

For the sake of our children and grandchildren, Alan says we cannot run the risk of sitting on our hands. Addressing the climate science skeptics, he said: “Are we willing to run an uncontrolled, irreversible experiment?”

He says we are the ones who must initiate the change. He calls it a terrible “intergenerational injustice” if we fail to address this critical issue.

Things to do:

  • Make climate change a personal priority.
  • Insist our state and national representatives support efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Vote only for those who understand the issue and have made a commitment to change.
  • Become educated based on science not those who benefit from the status quo.
  • Courteously challenge climate change skeptics with real science from
  • Encourage Rotary to get involved in climate change educations and national and worldwide initiatives that protect Rotary’s investment in the world.

Mini Classification:
Every person needs a quest, and for Rick Estenson it’s collecting National Geographic magazines. He told us last week that he has in his possession one of every National Geographic magazine published between 1923 and last month, special issues included. His collection is the result of some good luck and an inquisitive nature.

This is all good to know. Now when we want to read an old National Geographic, we won’t have to dig through the old “Field & Streams” in Pat O’Neill’s waiting room to find one.

Presentation: A check for $5,000 representing the club’s contribution to the Northfield Y’s recent capital campaign was presented to Virginia Kaczmarek and Chris Kennelly.

Guests: Gary Campbell (Lasswell), Sandy Campbell and Dorothy Ischler (Wakely), Tom Loretto (Holden), Scott Wopata (Estenson), Griff Wigley (Morlan), and Patty Ciernia (Hager Dee).

Scholarship Enhancement:  Beth Kallestad


Gary Campbell, former District Governor and incoming chair of the District Rotary Foundation, reminded us of the foundation’s good work. This is its centennial anniversary and it will be celebrated with an expanded program at the foundation’s November 12 annual dinner. A Rotary Day at Target Field is set for June 18 when the Twins will play the New York Yankees.

The district would like us to register on its website. Here’s how you do it:

  • Find your Rotary ID number on the label of your Rotary Magazine; 2) Log on to www., click “My Club,” below Rotary International click “Sign in Register,” and click “Create Account. 3) Follow the prompts to complete the questions and your Rotary profile.

A former outbound exchange student, Zachery Mitchell, son of Mike and Mary Mitchell of Dundas, died last week from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was 23. Most recently Zach was a student at Carleton College. His funeral was last Saturday.

Ramiz Allawala, a friend of the club, has been diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and was in the hospital last week. Rob Bierman delivered to him a Cogwheel with our best wishes inscribed.

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
  • 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.

Coming Up

February 25 — Betsey Buckheit, Northfield Bike Plan (Zweifel)

March 3 — Adrian Thomas, Classification (Conway)

March 10 — Carson Hsai, Exchange Student (V. Dilley)

March 17 — The Irish are coming (Madigan)

Quote for the Day:
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”  — William James

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Northfield student musicians take part in Minnesota All-State concerts

Northfield News - 4 hours 14 min ago
Student musicians from Northfield High School will be participating in the Minnesota All-State Concerts this weekend at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Concerts begin at 10:30 a.m. with the All-State Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Choirs. The Concert and Symphonic Bands…
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Today’s news update – Barron bail set at $1.5 million; Heroin toxicity ruled cause of death for woman; TIF 4 dollars and Rules of Business on Council’s agenda

KYMN Radio - 4 hours 27 min ago

Barron bail set at $1.5 million Joshua Paul Barron of Northfield was out on bail when he led several law enforcement agencies on at least 2 high speed pursuits.  Rice County has 3 open files on him.  Rice County attorney John Fossum said one of those files is 1st degree controlled substance.  Barron was found […]

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Rice County grounds to go tobacco free beginning May 1

Northfield News - 4 hours 29 min ago
Following discussions last week between Rice County Public Health and the Rice County Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed policy to make Rice County grounds tobacco free, the commissioners unanimously approved the policy during its Tuesday morning board meeting.
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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Dundas City Adm John McCarthy 2/9/16

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 8 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with John McCarthy after last nights Dundas City Council Meeting, they discuss the agenda and other topics. Listen to the full interview….Click below: mccarthy020916

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - 7 hours 13 min ago

This image was inspired by a poem by Stella Nesanovich and made possible by art objects from Corrine and Elvin Heiberg–takes a village to make a photograph!

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Rosen Method Bodywork practice in Northfield connects clients with deeper selves

Northfield News - 7 hours 13 min ago
For Northfield resident Susan Dunhaupt, the journey to her latest endeavor began eight years ago.
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HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - 7 hours 18 min ago
Event date: February 11, 2016
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Dr. L. Chris Richardson 2/9/16

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 53 min ago

Dr. Richardson talks with Jeff Johnson about topics from last nights School Board Meeting. Listen to the full interview…. Click below: richardson020916

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Feb. 8 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 7 hours 55 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit or You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at or
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Knights Snap Slide with OT Win Against Hamline

Carleton Sports - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:35pm

Peter Bakker-Arkema drained a game-tying three-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Carleton College men’s basketball team knocked down key shots in overtime to solidify a 81-75 victory over visiting Hamline University. The result snapped the Knights’ season-worst three-game losing streak.

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Northfield School Board Members receive ThoughtExchange results

Northfield News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:24pm
Now that all three steps of the ThoughtExchange process have been completed by parents, staff, students and community members, the Northfield School District is beginning to roll out the results.
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How Well Do You Know Your Dad?

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:52pm

I couldn’t resist this meme-y questionnaire that was floating around Facebook, and luckily the girls were into it, too. No real surprises here, which is probably good! (Neither one mentioned beer in any response!)

J = Julia, age 11, sixth grade
G = Genevieve, age 9, fourth grade

1. What is something I always say to you?
J: “How was your day?”
G: “I love you!”

2. What makes me happy?
J: Biking
G: Biking

3. What makes me sad?
J: Not biking
G: When I’m sad.

4. How do I make you laugh?
J: “By doing weird stuff.”
G: “By tickling and being super strange.”

5. What was I like as a child?
J: A fat baby
G: Chubby

6. How old am I?
J: 42
G: 42

7. How tall am I?
J: 5’10”
G: 5’10”

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
J: Bike
G: Bike and snuggle with me.

9. What do I do when you’re not around?
J: Bike
G: Bike

10. What am I really good at?
J: Biking
G: Cheering me up

11. What is something I’m not good at?
J: Punishing Genevieve
G: Getting mad [“You never get angry.”]

12. What do I do for a job?
J: Grantwriter
G: Grant writer at Carleton

13. What is my favorite food?
J: Pizza
G: Pizza

14. What do you enjoy doing with me?
J: Biking
G: Biking

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411 Concert Series: Communist Daughter

Northfield Arts Town - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:25pm

The Northfield Arts Guild presents acclaimed Twin Cities rockers Communist Daughter on Saturday, February 27 at the Arts Guild Theater, 411 West 3rd Street.

A few years ago John Solomon walked away from music. After a long struggle with addiction and a brief stint in jail, he broke up his critically acclaimed band Friends Like These and moved to a small town. Supposedly that was that…

Even though Solomon left music, music never left him. After a long hiatus, he called some friends to come out to that small town and begin again.

Now in its 4th season, the 411 Concert Series features regional and nationally-recognized artists in the intimate venue of the Northfield Arts Guild Theater and offers a truly unique listening and viewing experience. Each concert opens with a local musician. The series is produced by NAG members Ray Coudret and Dan Rustad.

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UPDATE: Northfield School Board fills vacant position Monday

Northfield News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:29pm
(UPDATE: This story has been updated to introduce the new school board member after a vote was held on Monday evening.)
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