Protesters cheer as feds push pause on final Dakota Access pipeline link

Northfield News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:13am
Cheers, prayer and song rang out as word spread among protesters here who for months have blocked a final link of a giant oil pipeline: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had put up a barrier of its own.
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Community News: Northfield’s Winter Walk Ornament Hunt: CLUE 1 12/5/16

KYMN Radio - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:00am

Day 1: I’ll be home for Christmas. You can count on me. Please have snow and mistletoe and ornaments on the tree. The bark and twigs will Hide me, Where the branches split. I’ll be home for Christmas. If only in my dreams. Video link to Melissa singing the clue: For official rules click […]

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Winter Walk Snowflake Ornament Hunt Clue No. 1

Northfield News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 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 | NARFS Chair Glen Castore 12/5/16

KYMN Radio - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:48am

Jeff Johnson speaks with NAFRS Chair Glen Castore on the upcoming Fire Facility meeting and more.  The meeting will take place Thursday, Dec. 8th at 9am at Community Resource Bank in their meeting room.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Click below to listen to the full interview: castore120516

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Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd |Raider Winter Sports Preview

KYMN Radio - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:35am

Dusty Budd chats about the Raider Winter Sports Teams and previews their upcoming seasons and recaps those sports that have already started competition. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.   Click the arrow to listen!

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Test Audio

KYMN Radio - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 11:17pm

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Fine Tune #345 bird-y… 4 Dec 2016

KYMN Radio - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:15pm

Host Wendy Nordquist hosts an eclectic hour of acoustic, Americana, jazz, old-time, roots and world music every Sunday evening from 6-7 p.m. Mining the rich, deep veins of tracks in the kymn music library – these are just a few ‘birdsongs’… fine-tunes-12-04-16 Birds of a Feather / The Civil Wars Bluebird / Paul McCartney Blackbird […]

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Army Corps denies DAPL easement, but then??

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:47pm

The internet is going nuts with news that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the Dakota Access Pipeline permit.  It’s a pause… not STOPPED!

Morton County Sheriff briefing on moving back from bridge

Bismarck Tribune: Police consider pulling back from Backwater Bridge

But what’s really happening with the permit?  No direct statement from Army Corps yet.

UPDATE: From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Now, from Dept. of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

It looks like what’s happening is that the ACoE is denying the permit for the route over the river and through sacred Indian lands, and will be looking for a reroute and doing an Environmental Impact Statement.  ABC News states that pretty clearly below.  It’ll be in “stick it there” mode, with the ACoE looking for somewhere to put it!  I’ve been looking and looking, don’t see anything from ACoE directly.

NYT – Federal Officials to Explore Different Route for Dakota Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline denied near Sioux Reservation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Administration orders review of Dakota Access Pipeline easement (this version most closely states what I’m guessing is going on)

DAPL: Sec. of Army announces DAPL easement has been denied

ABC News: JUST IN: US Army denies easement allowing Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under North Dakota lake, citing “need to explore alternate routes”

Categories: Citizens

Postcard: December 5, 2016

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 1:03pm

Categories: Citizens

Knights Compete at Jean Freeman Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:35pm

The Carleton College swimming and diving teams took part in the two-day competition at the Jean Freeman Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. The 17-team field included a trio of NCAA Division I programs: Minnesota, South Dakota State, and University of South Dakota. The biggest highlights of the weekend came on Friday as both Caroline Mather and Maria Wetzel posted NCAA ‘B’ cut times.

Categories: Colleges

Knights Stumble Against Saint John’s

Carleton Sports - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:47pm

The Carleton College men’s basketball team dropped a second consecutive road contest to open the MIAC schedule, this time falling 62-45 at Saint John’s University. Mitchell Biewen finished with 14 points and was the lone Knight in double figures.

Categories: Colleges

Knights Scorched by Blazers’ Hot Shooting

Carleton Sports - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:03pm

Three players finished in double figures for the Knights, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team could not match the scoring pace of host Saint Benedict as the Blazers shot 57 percent in the contest and prevailed 88-52.

Categories: Colleges

Northfield Nursery School hosts first Cookies with Santa event

Northfield News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:10pm
This year, the Northfield Nursery School hosted its first Cookies with Santa event at United Methodist Church in Northfield.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 5:18pm
Event date: December 6, 2016
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Faribault prison, Dundas church create unique choir collaboration

Northfield News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:45pm
A group of incarcerated individuals and a congregation from Dundas have discovered the parallels between their lives through singing.
Categories: Local News

Moriah Arnold Selected to All-Region Team

Carleton Sports - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:16pm

Moriah Arnold became the latest in a long line of All-Region performers for the Carleton College women’s soccer program. The senior defender was voted to the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Region Third Team, becoming the Knights’ 14th All-Region performer since 2010.

Categories: Colleges

Community News: Winter Walk Snowflake ornament hunt begins Monday

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:58pm

The hunt for this year’s Winter Walk Snowflake ornament begins at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.  The brown 3 to 4 inch metal snowflake will be on Nfld city property but will NOT be in ANY decorations. There will be no need to dig unless we get snow.  There will be up to 4 clues.  KYMN […]

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Language of boatbuilding inspires new poetry collection by alumnus

St. Olaf College - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:23pm

Matthew Nienow ’05, pictured here paddleboarding with his dog, says his new book draws on his experiences living in a small town on the Salish Sea.

When Matthew Nienow ‘05 enrolled in the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, he didn’t expect to finish with his first full-length collection of poems.

“During this immersive experience I was thrown into the new-to-me language of wooden boats and old tools, and the metaphors and striking names were astounding,” says Nienow, who majored in English at St. Olaf College. “I couldn’t help but sit in my truck during lunch breaks and begin to write from the experience.”

Many of the poems that Nienow wrote while earning his associate degree in boatbuilding eventually made their way into his new collection, titled House of Water.

House of Water, Nienow says, is about “the love of making.” When he had written several poems from his experience with boatbuilding, he showed a rough manuscript to a fellow Ole, Todd Boss ‘91. “Todd asked, ‘Where are the people?’ I had been so focused on things that I forgot about the people who might use the things that I wrote about,” says Nienow.

This comment led Nienow, who also has a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Washington, to begin writing from “the struggle of my life situation, growing into full manhood in a small town on the Salish Sea.”

Nienow and his wife had just moved to Port Townsend, Washington, with two young boys.

“Family became another focus in the poems,” he says. “Being a father is the most challenging and rewarding part of my life, and my poems attempt to honor that work, even as they don’t sugarcoat the struggle.”

“Life was overfull and overwhelming. Good things were everywhere, but we were, in many ways, floundering,” adds Nienow, who won a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010. That struggle, though, helped him to write some of the best poetry of his career.

It makes sense that Nienow’s advice to other writers is simple: “Live. If you are paying attention, everything — every little thing — will feed your writing.”

Watch one of Nienow’s poetry films, which features a piece from House of Water, below.

Categories: Colleges

Local breweries getting closer to launch dates in Northfield

Northfield News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:15pm
It won’t be long before hops enthusiasts will be visiting three upstart breweries in the Northfield area.
Categories: Local News

Reindeer Games and Stories

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:52pm
Event dates: December 27, 2016 - December 30, 2016
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
210 Washington
Northfield Public Library, MN 55057
Games & Stories for school age kids 1 to 3 pm
Legos, Wii, board games, Reindeer Bingo and more!

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