Bridgewater Elementary joins the Makerspace movement, increasing hands-on learning

Northfield News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:39pm
Brought to Bridgewater in October by the will of its PTO, MakerSpace has left carts full of equipment constantly checked out by teachers seeking to bring hands-on learning through a range of projects corresponding with class lessons.
Categories: Local News

Wayne Eddy Affair | Barry ZeVann

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:32pm

Barry ZeVann, the Weatherman, returns to the show to recall his colorful life in show business and talk about his new autobiography “My Life Among the Giants, a Memior. wayneeddy012012 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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Drumpf’s “Questionnaire” to Dept. of Energy

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:09pm

Trump’s energy agenda, vague as it is, has been essentially to promote “clean coal,” nuclear and to deny climate change and dismantle federal climate change and “renewable” energy programs, of course with no move to eliminate subsidies for coal and nuclear.  The “transition team” sent a big laundry list of questions to the Department of Energy, and it’s pretty broad.  It’s also something that would be both telling and intimidating to receive.  Looking at this, there’s no doubt where they’re headed.

Here’s the document — read it and see what you think… and note how many of these questions are “Can you provide…” which are easily answered with just a “Yes” or “No” and that’s the end of it!

DOE – Trump Transition’s Questions

But wait… there’s another version (similar, but different order, etc.):

DOE – Trump Transition Question #2

I think Trump needs somebody to write his questions for him, somebody new that is.  He obviously didn’t come up with this, but his staff person who did, well, if they worked for me, “YOU’RE FIRED!”

Categories: Citizens

Bailey Ulbricht '15 earns prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Carleton Sports - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:28pm

Former Carleton College women’s soccer player Bailey Ulbricht ’15 has been named a Marshall Scholarship winner. She plans to use the funding provided by this award to attend graduate school at SOAS University of London.

Categories: Colleges

Community News: City employees pony up for Christmas Sharing

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:49pm

On December 8, 2016, city employees gathered together to show their Christmas spirit. Each year, members of the City Wellness Committee work to find ways employees can give back to the community. This year, in addition to monetary donations to the Northfield Area United Way, gifts for children were purchased as part of the Community […]

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We're Cooking

The Children's House - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm
Winter is a great time to initiate, or expand on, children's roles in the family kitchen. Our weekly cooking classes at MCH follow the Montessori principles of empowering young children to be independent and feature hands on developmentally appropriate and fun projects for young children. Each year we compile a cookbook of our child friendly recipes for families to try at home and have their children take the lead in the kitchen. There are several good cookbooks on the market geared toward preschoolers, such as Molly Kasten's Pretend Soup, Honest Pretzels and her newest, Salad People. Habits for healthy eating and participation in family life can never start too early. It's a great way to empower your child to develop fine motor skills, concentration, a sense of order, independence and more. The end results are sweet rewards--you'll be surprised what even picky eaters will try if they have helped to make it themselves.


First Lady Michelle Obama's blog, Let's Move, has a treasure trove of recipes from Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner" winners over the years. Go there while it's still up...and get cooking.

Categories: Citizens

Northfield undocumented speak on experiences; community gives input on sanctuary status

Northfield News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:14pm
Editor’s note: Two persons identified in this story as Jose and Maria had their names changed by their own requests. The change serves to protect their identities.
Categories: Local News

Today’s news update – First degree murder charges in Burnsville store killing; Fatal on Rice Co. roads, Full house for Fire Facility presentation;

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:02pm

First degree murder filed in Burnsville Dollar Tree killing A Dakota County Grand Jury, yesterday, indicted a South St. Paul man of premeditated First Degree murder in the death of a Rosemount man at a Dollar Tree Store in Burnsville.  27 year old Grant David Hendrickson is accused of killing 69 year old Donald Joseph […]

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U.S. Bank Stadium contractor, roofing company settle OSHA suit in worker death

Northfield News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:56am
U.S. Bank Stadium contractor Mortenson Construction and subcontractor Berwald Roofing paid fines totaling $147,500 − a penalty lower than initially proposed − in order to settle a case with OSHA for safety violations in the death of one worker and…
Categories: Local News

NAFRS hosts public presentation on fire facility, awaits commitment

Northfield News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:00am
The Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Board made it known Thursday where it stands with a fire station renovation project. Now it awaits the stances of each of the entities that make it up.
Categories: Local News

ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | CVRO Handel’s Messiah and Guild Happenings 12/09/2016

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:21am

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes conductor Paul Niemisto from the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra to preview this weekend’s Handel’s Messiah: Christmas Edition! Also, Alyssa Herzog Melby, Executive Director of the Northfield Arts […]

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Rice County court logs for Dec. 8

Northfield News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:16am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 8.
Categories: Local News

‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Karen Knapik and Richard Gifford on grants for flood victims

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 8:03am

Jeff Johnson speaks with SBA Karen Knapik and FEMA’s Richard Gifford on grants available to local businesses, homeowners and renters who were affected by the flooding in September. Click below to listen to the full interview: FEMA 12-9-16

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GALLERY: Northfield Winter Walk 2016

Northfield News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:55pm
A gentle snow and a light breeze made for a picturesque 2016 Northfield Winter Walk Thursday night.
Categories: Local News

All-Wheel Drive/December 8

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:35pm

Jessica Paxton hosts the 4-6pm hours filling them with eclectic music, news and local info. Playlist: Such a treat to celebrate Northfield’s Winter Walk extravaganza with an in-studio appearance by Mother Banjo (aka Ellen Stanley) and Ben Cook-Feltz! Two very talented Minnesota musicians who also happen to be married — to each other! — and […]

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Hope Center partners with Rice County law enforcement, businesses to 'adopt' 34 families

Northfield News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:33pm
Across Rice County, businesses, police departments and other entities are contributing to the Hope Center’s Adopt-a-Family program.
Categories: Local News

Winter Walk Snowflake ornament found by veteran hunter

Northfield News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:59pm
Ed Brodie is no stranger to a treasure hunt.
Categories: Local News


Manitou Messenger - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:51pm
Staring out into the crowd from coat check, all I see are white people. So. Many. White. People. White and pale like lutefisk.White so normalized, home feels different.White like the snow you’ve been begging for.White like papers strewn across my desk.  White like my skin, summer tan fading.White like passing for Norwegian.White like cotton t-shirts.White like piano keys, all natural. White like a yeti, terrifying.White like bed sheets, until I bleed on them. White like coloring pages, until I fill them. White like my empty hands, until I shake someone else’s.  White like popcorn, until I coat it with butter or caramel.White like plastic bags, until I ask for paper. White like marshmallows, until I roast them.White like whipped cream, until I stir it into hot chocolate.White like these walls, until I paint them.White like eggs, until I break them.White like the White House, until I voted a black man into it. White like erasers, until I write in pen.White like my shoes, until I beat the pavement.
Categories: Colleges

Stage fright still affliction, despite experience

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:51pm
Now, dear reader, let’s get something straight. I am primarily an actor, and I have been acting continuously since I was 12 years old. One would think that after performing for nearly eight years, I would have grown out of the infamous feeling of stage fright. After all, I have faced that fear quite a few times. Shouldn’t I be past stage fright by now? Have I not achieved the level of adult maturity where I no longer feel any fear? In case you missed the subtext here, I still get stage fright and I’m just a little bitter about it. As I’ve gotten older it actually seems to get worse. Stage fright doesn’t just happen during shows, though, let no one mistake. It really starts about a week or two before the show opens. Worries of missed entrances, forgotten lines and embarrassing costume malfunctions start appearing and floating through my head. Next comes the inevitable dream (or three, if the production is stressful enough) in which I wake up shaking in embarrassment after watching myself try to perform my role while totally naked.Of course there then come the backstage jitters. In the few moments before entrances onto the stage, time always seems to be moving at the speed of both lighting and molasses.  Suddenly that first line seems a lot more difficult to remember. That sweat that I can feel under my costume has got to be showing somewhere.The third and most well-known stage fright comes when I finally get on stage.  I would liken the feeling of walking on stage to cresting the hill on a rollercoaster.  The pit that has been forming in my stomach before my entrance drops suddenly, and I can only think about the exact moment that I am in, nothing before or after.I suppose one of the reasons that my stage fright has gotten worse is that my fear has only been affirmed by my experience. Missed entrances happen quite frequently, to varying degrees.  I once had a fellow actor miss their entrance by a very long five minutes.  Missed lines happen even more frequently, at least two or three times a show, if not much more.Additionally, mishaps from the realms of projections, lights, sound, props and set pieces happen even more.  On stage I’ve broken set pieces, accidentally kicked a wall in, torn expensive stage fabric, etc.  Believe it or not, there is an incredibly large amount of things that can go wrong on a live stage.The possibility of failure is always present on stage, in innumerable forms.  Stage fright will never be gone, and it exists partially for good reason: to keep performers aware of their environment and constantly ready to solve problems.I do find it funny, though, that even the most seasoned theater professionals experience stage fright.  It’s an inescapable feeling.  Try it sometime.
Categories: Colleges

Resurgent men’s hockey topples Augsburg

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:52pm
Following two consecutive seasons in which it only managed to to win 31.5 percent of its total games, the St. Olaf men’s hockey team headed into the 2016-17 season with several new faces and much to prove. After serving as head coach for 19 seasons, leading the Oles to nine MIAC playoff appearances and a trip to the NCAA tournament in 2006, Sean Goldsworthy was dismissed during the offseason and replaced by Mike Eaves, most widely known for his 14 years of Division I coaching experience with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Furthermore, only eight of the team’s 40 roster spots were occupied by seniors this year, making St. Olaf a very young team prone to change under Eaves’ new philosophical approach. It seemed like the Oles were making serious strides to right the ship back to a winning record and, with some luck, a return to the MIAC playoffs.A 0-4-0 start to the season quickly dashed that optimism as St. Olaf seemed in danger of falling apart in its first year of new leadership, on pace for its worst record since 1997. However, during the past two weeks the team has regrouped and found some chemistry, only dropping one contest since Nov. 19 thanks to a resurgent offense and vastly more impenetrable defense. The Oles’ recent success culminated in a shocking 2-1 upset victory over sixth-ranked Augsburg, handing the Auggies their first and only loss so far this season while earning Eaves his first conference win as St. Olaf’s head coach.The Oles opened the two-game series at home on Friday, Dec. 2, and immediately found themselves in a 2-0 hole following two quick goals by Augsburg’s Will Peterson at 3:28 into regulation and Corbin Chapman at 13:20. However, St. Olaf remained a tough opponent to put down, as Will Dittrich ’20 netted a goal 40 seconds later to cut the lead in half right as the Auggies were starting to pull away. The score remained gridlocked at 2-1 through the second period, but eventually the Auggies struck again, 18 seconds into the third with a goal by Nate Flynn. The Oles kept their wits about them and once again pulled within one goal of Augsburg for the second time on a power play goal by Tuukka Totra ’20. Sadly, their offense couldn’t manufacture a tying goal before the clock hit zero – in a last act of desperation, St. Olaf emptied its goal during the final minute in order to push for a tie, but once Augsburg’s Drew Anderson stole the puck he easily netted the game’s final, clinching goal. Despite a tough fight, St. Olaf’s push for an upset came up just short.The next day told a different story, proving how tenacious this Ole squad can be. This time around, playing Augsburg at its home arena in Minneapolis, St. Olaf gained the early momentum when Jonas Fredericksson ’17 struck quickly at 8:43 in the first period, giving the Oles their first lead of the series and tremendous confidence against a capable opponent. Augsburg came back just over seven minutes later when Lukas Gillett tied the contest. However, 55 seconds into the second period Totra added to his phenomenal weekend by issuing his second goal in as many days, assisted by Drew Otto ’18 and Steven Sherman ’17, the latter of whom is now third in the MIAC with 10 assists for the season. The rest of the contest, nearly two periods of play, remained scoreless thanks to an exceptional outing from goalie Jude Hull ’18, who saved 31 of Augsburg’s 32 total shots on goal. Hull’s strong performance raised his save percentage to .924, boosting him to the top five among all conference goalies. The strong team effort displayed by the Oles resulted in a 2-1 victory, their biggest upset in recent memory.St. Olaf’s victory indicates that Eaves’ coaching approach is rapidly making a positive impact on the Oles’ overall performance. Their quality of play has spiked during the last two weeks, and their record is gradually starting to show evidence of it. Since Nov. 19, St. Olaf has allowed more than three goals in a single game only once, against Augsburg last Friday. Prior to then, it had surrendered four or more goals in every contest except one. Different players are stepping up during critical moments, such as Totra against Augsburg or Otto with a two-goal performance against Lawrence last weekend, indicating a focus on teamwork that minimizes selfishness and maximizes efficiency. The overall state of the Oles’ game is much crisper than it has been in a very long time. Their 3-8-1 record can be attributed to a sluggish start, but if this recent surge is indicative of what the Oles are capable of under Eaves’ guidance, then it’s time to start getting excited about the future of the St. Olaf men’s hockey program.
Categories: Colleges

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