Rice County court logs for Dec. 8

Northfield News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:19am
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 8.
Categories: Local News

Morning Show with Jeff Johnson – Police Chief Monte Nelson 12/7/16

KYMN Radio - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:22am

Jeff Johnson talks with Police Chief Monte Nelson  about issues affecting Northfield residents. Click below to listen to the full interview: nelson120716

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Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament found near Washington Street parking lot

Northfield News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:40am
The Winter Walk snowflake ornament has been found.
Categories: Local News

Community News: Winter Walk CLUE three 12/7/16

KYMN Radio - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:00am

UPDATE:  ORNAMENT HAS BEEN FOUND!!  CONGRATULATIONS ED BRODIE OF MAPLEWOOD.  Click on the link to hear his interview with Jeff Johnson: snowflake-12-7-16 Day 3:  Dec. 7th Grandma got run over by a 10-speed Walking home from Monarch Christmas Eve. You can say there’s no such thing as karma But as for grandma I’m sure she […]

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Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament Hunt Clue No. 3

Northfield News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:00am
Winter Walk Ornament Hunt kicked off Monday, with cluemaster Tim Freeland releasing the first clue at 8 a.m. to get things going.
Categories: Local News

‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 12/7/16

KYMN Radio - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:54am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Dana Graham after last nights Northfield Council meeting and more.  Levies, trails and more     Click below to listen to the full interview: graham120716

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RUS Scoping Meetings for Cardinal-Hickory Creek xmsn

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:28pm

Slow evening at Rural Utilities Service’s scoping meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Cardinal – Hickory Creek transmission project.  RUS is involved because Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) plans to hold a 9% undivided interest in the project, and are looking to RUS to provide the funding.  RUS held two more meetings, following on prior meetings October 31 and November 1 & 2, because their notice for those meetings went out a day late, so another Notice went out:

Notice of Intent To Hold Public Meetings and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement (October 18, 2016

Second Notice_2016-27988-2

Where’s my prior post on these meetings?  It’s gone! Here’s the dates and locations (click for larger version) — the last one is tomorrow in Barneveld, Wisconsin:

So to make quick work of it, this is cut and pasted from the RUS Cardinal Hickory Creek page:

Alternatives Evaluation Study (July 2016)

Notice of Intent To Hold Public Meetings and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement (October 18, 2016)

Macro-Corridor Study (September 2016)

Alternative Crossings Analysis (April 2016)


I had a quick chat with Dennis Rankin who’s in charge of the environmental review on this and the Dairyland Q-1 South projects, and had a few quick things to register, particularly that ATC has announced that the project is delayed:

ATC postpones Cardinal-Hickory Creek project – The Dodgeville Chronicle -Dodgeville, WI

I had this article and a few comments to add tonight, and will file more detailed comments before the deadline — now January 6, 2017.

(don’t worry, I’ll get this looking pretty by the deadline!)

On the way in, there was new transmission marching across the countryside, so ugly:

And look how close to this house in New Vienna, right up near the garage, and not far from the house either — this line cut right through the middle of town:

But all in all, it was a beautiful day for a drive today!

Categories: Citizens

Northfield School Board approves Master Facilities Plan developed with community input

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:01pm
After more than two years of community meetings, the Northfield School Board unanimously approved the master facilities plan.
Categories: Local News

Kevin Doyle and Riley Phelps Named to NSCAA All-Region Team

Carleton Sports - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 5:04pm

For the 12th consecutive season, the Carleton College men’s soccer team is represented on the All-Region team announced National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This time around, both defender Kevin Doyle and forward Riley Phelps were tabbed for the All-North Region Third Team.

Categories: Colleges

Letting Go: Northfield Seven Gables owner reflecting, hosting final closing sale

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:45pm
Joy Ganyo has a lot of stuff.
Categories: Local News

Northfield optometrist of 35 years to retire in 2017

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:30pm
Dr. James Gutfleisch of Northfield Eye and Optical announced he will retire in 2017, after 35 years.
Categories: Local News

Northfield council settles on levy increase

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:13pm
The Northfield City Council stuck with its preliminary plan for the 2017 citywide tax levy, consisting of a 2 percent increase from the 2016 level.
Categories: Local News

Community News: NDDC hires new Executive Director 12/6/16

KYMN Radio - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:12pm

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) has hired a new Executive Director. Jenni Roney has accepted the part-time position and will begin her duties on January 1st.  According to a press release from Board Chair, Dan Bergeson, Roney operates Wordsmith Marketing & Design, a graphic design and strategic marketing company here in Northfield.  Previously, she […]

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Rice County court logs for Dec. 5

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:38pm
Here are the court dispositions for Dec. 5.
Categories: Local News

Rice County public safety reports for Dec. 5

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:29pm
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for Dec. 5:
Categories: Local News

Caroline Mather Tabbed for Another Weekly Honor

Carleton Sports - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:59pm

For the second time this season, Carleton College sophomore Caroline Mather was selected as the Swimmer-of-the-Week for the MIAC. Each week, selects swimmers-of-the-week for NCAA Division I, II, and III.

Categories: Colleges

Northfield Downtown Development Corporation selects new leader

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:11pm
The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) has hired a new Executive Director. Jenni Roney has accepted the part-time position and will begin her duties Jan. 1, 2017.
Categories: Local News

Rotary Cogwheel | 12.08.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:02pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, December 8, 2016

Today: Ragh Singh, Classification (W. Sivanich)

Birthdays: John Ehresmann (12/4), Alan Anderson (12/5), Jim Holden (12/6) and Jim Pokorney (12/7)

Next Week: Dinner at the Dome (Estenson)

Last Week:
John Ehresmann does not court disaster, but he is quick to respond when one occurs.

After retiring from his Northfield dental practice in 2011, John became a trained volunteer for American Red Cross, first providing damage assessment and now disaster services technology (DST) when duty calls. In five short years, he has seen it all — hurricanes, floods, mudslides, tornadoes, and wild fires — all of the ones we read about in the national news.

The Red Cross is mandated by Congress to provide food and shelter for victims of natural disasters with privately-raised funds. Volunteers, like John, are asked to deploy on a moment’s notice. He has the option of declining an assignment, but if he says “yes,” he needs to go now. A supportive spouse, like John’s wife, Gretchen, is key to his volunteer career. He said he couldn’t do it without her.

Red Cross assignments offer long hours and Spartan living; they put a premium on the resourcefulness of volunteers to make equipment work in all kinds of settings.

A financial donation is the best way to support Red Cross’s work, John said. Cash instead of in-kind services or goods gives clients some control over lives that have been turned upside down.

Richard Maus has lived with polio all of his life. He contracted it at four months of age. Over a period of 16 years, he had multiple surgeries and logged some 900 days in the hospital. He documented his experience in a book called “The Lucky One.”

Richard went on to have a 30-year career as a math instructor. He also worked for a period of eight years in the computer software industry. He is just now finishing a new book called “Faith Enterprise,” which reflects on his experience with the Catholic faith.

Marston Headley Award
Matthew Rich was named this year’s recipient of the Marston Headley Service Above Self Award. He was recognized for his ongoing efforts to support the work of the club. Matthew has served on the board and is a past president. He has stepped up to serve on the bike tour and Turkey Trot committees. He also is a very successful recruiter of new members.

Besides his Rotary work, he has served on the board of directors for HealthFinders and the Community Action Center, and he is involved in Northfield Sertoma, Connected Kids and Emmaus Baptist Church. Thanks for all you do, Matthew.

Guests: Gretchen Ehresmann (Ehresmann)

Scholarship Enhancement: David Brown

Rob Bierman reported that the Turkey Trot was a great success. Final numbers are not yet in, but he believes we had a record number of runners, a record number of food donations and a record net profit. He thanked those who worked on the planning of the event and those who volunteered their time Thanksgiving morning. He also thanked Carleton for making the Weitz Center available to us. 

Congratulations Rotarians. In two short weeks, we raised $5,000 for the new Northfield Public Library’s bookmobile. The club contributed $2,500 from the club budget and individual members donated the other $2,500. Our total contribution will qualify for an additional match from a gift to the Friends of the Library. Besides the satisfaction that comes from supporting an important community literacy asset, Rotary will have its logo prominently displayed on the vehicle. A big thanks goes to Chris Weber for his creative financing for this project.

Rotary is responsible for Meals-On-Wheels delivery the first two weeks of January. See Lynne Pederson if you can help.

David Brown pointed out that we now have 79 Paul Harris fellows among our active membership. We have also contributed $272,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Both are club records.

Rachel Estrella had a baby boy recently.

Start going through your closets to find your “ugliest” winter sweater. President Lasswell is inviting us to show off our most garish or misguided threads at our meeting December 22.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford, Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

December 22 — Santa Visits Rotary

December 29 — No Meeting

January 5 — Darcy Ellarby, Dakota Curling Club (D. Hanson)

January 12 —

Categories: Organizations

Northfield Youth Choirs ring in 30th year with winter concert

Northfield News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:31pm
The Northfield Youth Choirs is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and as the year comes to a close, it will hold its Winter Concert Saturday at Skinner Chapel at Carleton College at 3 p.m.
Categories: Local News

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