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NO ROOM FOR DEBATE

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 8 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 - 51 min 8 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 - 51 min 8 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. emanuel@stolaf.edu
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Exhaustion Can

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 8 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 - 51 min 8 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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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 ThoughExchange 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.
Categories: Local News

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

Categories: Citizens

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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Northfield School Board to fill vacant position Monday

Northfield News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:29pm
UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect the election held on Monday evening.
Categories: Local News

HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:33pm
Event date: February 11, 2016
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Autopsy: Woman found dead in Northfield died of ‘heroin toxicity'

Northfield News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:11pm
The deceased woman found outside a Northfield residence after being reported missing two days earlier died of "heroin toxicity," according to the autopsy, which also noted hypothermia could not be excluded as a contributing factor.
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Wayne Eddy Affair | Kevin Voracek

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:53pm

Kevin Voracek is a Faribault resident, city councilor, and employee of Century Link. wayneeddy020816 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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Today’s news update – As NAFRS works on SOG’s elected officials share concerns; Narcan video aimed at loved ones of addicts; Northfield Hospital – best place to have a baby; NEC lunch & learn on Facebook marketing

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:02pm

As NAFRS works on SOG’s elected officials share concerns NAFRS is in the process of updating their Standard Operating Guidelines or, SOG’s, from those written a few years ago when it was the Northfield Fire Department.  There were a number of red-lined items to the document that elected officials on the Joint Powers Board were […]

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15 with the Author | ‘La Ropa Sucia – Dirty Laundry’ by Owen Riess 2/8/16

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:15am

Nearly every biker dreams of the big ride!  Whether they make it happen is another story.   Author Owen Riess leaves Rochester, MN on Christmas Day with three of his friends. They trailer their Harleys down I-35 to Laredo, unload the bikes and head into Mexico.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with […]

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February Community Partner is Laura Baker Services Association!

Just Food Co-op - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:14am

February is a month of love and giving! Just Food’s community partner for February is Laura Baker Services Association, an organization that does just that – loves and gives. Your round up at the register this month will help Laura Baker with their “Fund-A-Cause” programs.

Pathways to the Future

  • Serve as a voice for people with disabilities and engaging in the community to advocate for:
  • Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities
  • Adequate respite resources for families
  • Public Polices that benefit people with disabilities

Creative Arts

  • Laura Baker uses art and music as creative tools so clients can focus on developing, physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills
  • Our creative arts programing serves as a catalyst that enrich the individual and community life of clients and staff by providing opportunities to learn from each other through shared creative experiences.

Family Support Services

  • We help families navigate the world of raising a special needs child and ensure the successful future of their special needs adult.
  • We help people make connections in a way that is comfortable, respectful, practical and sustainable, bringing volunteers and families together.
  • We do this primarily through adult and youth Respite Care events.

Visit Laura Baker’s In Community Blog. In Community sheds light on the many issues and challenges people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face in their journey to leading fulfilling lives. It also focuses on LBSA’s effort to build a supportive community that embraces all people.

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The Digital Humanities and the Librarian

Pegasus Librarian - Iris Jastram - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 9:30am

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Here at Carleton I’ve been tasked with helping to draft a proposal for a campus-wide digital humanities initiative and infrastructure. Being the librarian that I am, I’ve been spending a good deal of time reading the literature of the field in addition to investigating potential model programs at other institutions and pulling together what amounts to a SWAT analysis about our own institution. And one of the really interesting things in the literature of the field is how librarians are thought of (and think of themselves) in relationship to DH work.

There’s a sizable camp of  vocal “librarians should be full partners in the research” proponents. There are quite a few “provide good, quiet service and provide it well” advisers. There’s the “this is a new thing for librarians so we really need to figure out what we can do” camp. And there’s the “there’s nothing new under the sun for librarians so just do this” camp.

I fall somewhere in the middle of all this. There aren’t well-oiled mechanisms here or at many other institutions for humanists (as opposed to scientists) who want to do digitally inflected research, and yet this research is becoming more and more of an expectation in humanities fields. So in that sense there’s an awful lot to figure out, cobble together, and invent when it comes to supporting this research.

On the other hand, librarians have always studied and supported information use and dissemination, research methods, and scholarly communication cultures. We have always fought to make sure that intellectual freedom is a reality and that everyone has a chance to create new knowledge from the record of human thought. These things sit at the core of our profession — the core of our guiding documents and professional ethics.

A few years ago the humanities departments I serve became much more dependent on data and statistics as they engaged in scholarship, so I learned what I needed to know about finding, understanding, and using numerical information. Right now it’s becoming clear to me that the humanities research in my departments has taken on a decidedly spacial flavor, so it’s time for me to learn enough about spacial analysis and GIS to be conversant with the information and methods of the scholarship in my areas. And while I will never be a GIS specialist, basic familiarity is no more outside of my professional scope than leaning database searching was for the librarians who trained me. The stuff of scholarship changes, but our professional expertise lies first in understanding and facilitating how information flows and functions within scholarship, and it lies second in understanding the mechanics of locating the particular kinds of information that happen to be in use at the moment.

On top of all of this, the information that makes up the bulk of the data for humanities scholarship resides in various kinds of libraries, the “labs of the humanities.” The ties between librarian and scholar have always been particularly strong in the humanities. We geek out together over dusty codexes and digitized primary source collections, monograph browsing and frustratingly jargonless full-text article searching, bulky archival boxes and streaming video collections. Humanities scholarship has never been the solo enterprise that has gotten so much air time lately. Librarians and scholars have been there for each other through the ages, though the librarians’ role is often invisible to the broader community. The librarians aren’t listed as co-authors (and shouldn’t be!), but they do participate in very real ways in humanities scholarship’s inception, feasibility, creation, dissemination, and use.

So I think librarians and scholars function best when they are full partners with each other, and I think that “full partnership” often means playing a pretty invisible role.* I think that there is a lot that’s new that needs to be figured out, and I think there’s nothing new under the sun. But most of all I think that this is our world and our reality, and I think that we are equipped to tackle it, messiness and unanswered questions and all.

* There are some problems with invisibility, including things like being underpaid, over worked, etc. But that’s a topic for another post.

 

Here’s a bibliography of things that contributed to me thinking these thoughts.

Aarsvold, Nancy, Kasia Gonnerman, and Jason N. Paul. “Shaping the Roles of Academic Librarians to Meet Emerging Demands of DH Scholarship.” In Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries, 44–65. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2015.

Maron, NL, and Sarah Pickle. Sustaining the Digital Humanities Host Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase. New York, NY, 2014.

Nowviskie, Bethany. “Asking For It.” Nowviskie.org, 2014.

Posner, Miriam. “No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library.” Journal of Library Administration 53, no. 1 (2013): 43–52.

Schell, Justin, Jennie M. Burroughs, Deborah Boudewyns, and Cecily Marcus. “From Digital Arts and Humanities to DASH.” In Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries, edited by Kathleen L Sacco, Scott S. Richmond, Sara Parme, and Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, 234–252. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2015.

Vinopal, Jennifer, and Monica McCormick. “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability.” Journal of Library Administration 53, no. 1 (2013): 27–42.

What would you add to this list?

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Feb. 5 through Feb. 7 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:37am
For the full log of police calls, visit faribault.com/news/local or northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at faribault.com or northfieldnews.com.
Categories: Local News

Morning Show – Rice County Attorney John Fossum 2/8/16

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:48am

KYMN’s Jeff Johnson interviews Rice County Attorney, John Fossum about the recent arrest of Joshua Barron and more… Click below to listen to the full interview: fossum020816

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Community News: Northfield Hospital among best places to have a baby

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:13am

Northfield Hospital among best places to have a baby Northfield Hospital is one of the best places in Minnesota to have a baby, according to the Women’s Choice Award, which rates healthcare organizations based on patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. Northfield Hospital is one of 17 Minnesota hospitals to earn the award, and one of […]

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