Post Holdings acquires MOM Brands for $1.15 billion

Northfield News - 1 hour 14 min ago
In an announcement that had Northfielders talking and speculating about the future of one of the city's largest employers, Post Holdings, Inc. made public a deal to purchase privately-owned MOM Brands
Categories: Local News

Cana Dinner

St. Dominic - Church News - 3 hours 28 sec ago

Mark your calendars for this year’s Cana Dinner on Sunday, February 15th! All married couples are invited to attend this event titled “Supplement your marriage with a healthy boost of laughter!” Enjoy an evening of wine, a romantic candlelit dinner and to fit this year’s theme, entertainment by Glen Everhart, a musician, comedian and happily married man.  You may register at the parish office with a payment of $40.00.  Registration will occur after masses on the weekends of 1/31-2/1 and 2/7-2/8.


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15 with the Author | ‘Stella by Starlight’ by Sharon M. Draper 1/26/15

KYMN Radio - 3 hours 18 min ago

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight interviews Sharon M. Draper, author of “Stella by Starlight”.  The book is written in the language of the time, 1932 and by the voice of an 11 year old girl.  It’s the segregated south and the division between black and white is wide especially when it comes to the right to vote.  Draper was a school teacher for 25 years and has written numerous books for teens and tweens as well as tutorials for educators.  She says the book is really focused on our history, our communities and our courage, how they come together over the belief that all citizens are equal.  Draper has won 2 Coretta Scott King Awards for her novels.

Stella by Starlight – Sharon M. Draper

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Today’s news update – POST buys MOM Brands; NAFRS looking for equipment purchase and to speed up the facilities reconstruction/replacement; 100% Local wins “Star of the North” award

KYMN Radio - 3 hours 26 min ago

POST buys MOM Brands

In a $1.15 billion deal, POST Cereals has announced the purchase of MOM Brands. MOM Brands official announcement came via their website just before 9am.  The statement reads that they have entered into an agreement for the sale of the company to Post Holdings, Inc. for approximately $1.15 billion.  The transaction is expected to close by the third quarter this year.  Upon closing, MOM Brands Chairman and CEO Chris Neugent will continue to lead the MOM Brands business as President, reporting to Richard K. Koulouris, who is joining Post Holdings February 9 to lead the combined Post Foods and MOM Brands cereal business.  Neugent said that by “ joining forces with Post, we will have more resources available to innovate, extend our brands and expand distribution.  We believe that this new, combined enterprise will be uniquely positioned to help our customers find new solutions in the highly competitive cereal category. In addition, it will give us the opportunity to pursue our mission of saving families money on an even greater scale.”  A phone call to Media Relations Linda Fisher in their Lakeville office has not yet been returned.  In 1919 John Campbell created a farina and wheat cereal meant to compete with Cream of Wheat.  He moved the production of the cereal to Northfield in 1927.  In an article by Susan Hvistendahl for the Entertainment Guide, a rep told her that MOM is now SECOND to St. Olaf as largest employer here with 716 employees and St. Olaf at 890.  John Stull was the Senior vice President when he left the company in 2002 said his “first reaction was surprise”.  He said the company took pride in private ownership.  That also meant they didn’t base decisions on stockholders.  Stull added that he was disappointed with the news and is concerned that the historical connection with Northfield, which was so important, will be lost.  In regard to employees, he said “they” always say nothing will change but it may be different in time.  We hope to have more information from Media Relations personnel later today.

NAFRS looking for equipment purchase and to speed up the facilities reconstruction/replacement

The Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Joint Powers Board met last Thursday.  Dundas City Administrator John McCarty said one of the main issues was the proposed purchase of breathing apparatus and a replacement compressor. The Board estimates the total cost will be around $250,000.  Some members of the Board are requesting an accelerated schedule for a facilities reconstruction/replacement.  As it’s a multi-million dollar project, members of the NAFRS Board are concerned they need more time to communicate to their communities.

100% Music Festival wins “Star of the North” award

The 100% Local Music Festival put together by volunteers with the Northfield Area United Way will receive an award.  Every year, District 2 Congressman John Kline selects somewhere around 80 people/events to honor for donating service to the community and for “random acts of kindness.” This year, Kline selected The 100% Local Music Festival as one of his “Stars of the North”.   Numerous volunteers along with 8 bands gave their time and expertise over 2 days last October to put on this benefit at The Contented Cow for the NAUW.   A ceremony to honor those recipients will take place at the Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville on February 17th at 6:30 p.m.

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1-25 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 4 hours 56 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Jan. 25.
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1-24 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 4 hours 59 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Jan. 24.
Categories: Local News

1-23 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 5 hours 1 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Jan. 23.
Categories: Local News

1-23 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 5 hours 28 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at
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Ole Store Restaurant - 8 hours 54 min ago

Małolat pracobiorca atrakcyjny się stosunkowo krótko transakcjami świętymi na oko zaznawać chwile grozy, gdy wskutek nieopanowania nerwów okaże się, iż kompozycja VAT pozostała błędnie pokradziona. Jakiego rodzaju mogą one znajdować się? Pomyłkowo doniesiony kod efektu przypadkiem w wyniku spowodować, że nienormalny położenie zostanie nieczuły ze formatu, może się też nie zgadzać część kupowanych na mocy kolesia sztuk nieodsłoniętego efektu, bądź jego należność. Nie powinno jednak skutki do paniki. Dzięki takiej pomocy, jaką wydaje się projekt do faktur, skorygowanie pomyłki owo tylko kwestia okresu. Im zatrudniony ma większą wprawę, tenże prostsze staje się wyszukiwanie błędów, które popełnia, zaś ich korekta. W większości wypadków w razie pomyłki rekomendowane znajdują kompozycja korygująca ( gwoli klienta przedsiębiorstwa, która spowodowała pomyłkę ), tyczy się np.: liczebności kupionych produktów tudzież przypisek korygująca ( wyróżnia ją facet firmy, która popełniła omyłka ) - odnosi się błędu np.: w bazie delikwenta, ewentualnie jego adresie. Podsumuwując - obecne muzykowanie faktur owe obecnie fajny blogbanalna sytuacja

Categories: Businesses

Community News: St. Dominic School to Host Saints Night Out

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 27 min ago

St. Dominic School to Host Saints Night Out

(NORTHFIELD, January 2015) – St. Dominic School invites the public to attend their 16th Annual Saints Night Out on February 21, 2015 starting at 5 p.m. at St. Dominic School, located at 216 Spring Street N. in Northfield, MN.

The silent and live auction that benefits Catholic education will also include dinner, games, raffles and a dance. The general public is invited.

2015’s theme is a throwback to 1980s Prom, and prizes will be awarded for “best dressed.” There’s even plans for a grand march. Tickets are available at St. Dominic School in advance of the event or the night of. Call 645-8136 or visit “Saints Night Out 2015” on Facebook for up-to-date information. The event promises to be a great time to connect with friends while listening to favorite 80s tunes.

The success of Saints Night Out (SNO) is attributed to the generosity and commitment of the families and the community. St. Dominic School offers Pre-K through 8th Grade private Catholic education and is “committed to guiding students toward educational excellence, spiritual growth, and service to God and others.” This is an important event for the school to help keep tuitions costs obtainable and to provide much-needed educational supplies for students.

Consider donating a gift as the excitement builds for bidding on great items and services in the Northfield area, or come to buy raffle tickets for cash or prizes. Items such as sporting event tickets, themed baskets, electronics, gift cards, a vacation stay at a cabin or condo, hand-crafted items, airline miles, or group event such as hosting a special dinner, pool party, game night, etc. are appreciated. Donations are being accepted at

Saints Night Out is an adults-only event that consists of a silent and live auction, dinner, games, raffles, and the opportunity to celebrate St. Dominic School. Join other parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors at SNO 2015 — all are invited.

For questions or further information, please contact us at or call the school at (507) 645-8136.

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Laughing all the way

Myrna CG Mibus - Idyllwild - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:21pm
We have a great new mountain bike trail in Northfield. The Sechler Park River Bottoms Trail was built by members of the Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails (CROCT) club a few months ago and runs along the Cannon River. I've had the chance to ride it with Owen a couple of times and had great fun.

We had a fresh layer of snow last week and I was itching to get out and ride my Beargrease on the trail again. Owen wasn't free to ride and since I'm a beginner when it comes to mountain biking I didn't want to ride alone - I think it's safer to ride with a buddy plus it's more fun! - so I contacted Griff Wigley (friend and blogger at Mountain Bike Geezer) to see if he was free to ride with me. Griff was free so we set a time to meet.

It was sunny and about 28 degrees when we headed out on the Sechler Park trail last Thursday afternoon. The trail was snow covered but fairly well packed by other mountain and fat bikes that had been out not he trail before us. We set off on the main trail then, just as I'd hoped, Griff led me off the main trail to explore some sections of the trail I hadn't ridden before - sections known as The Spine and The Velodrome.

Well, riding those more technical sections of the trail certainly was a challenge! I managed to fall off my bike a few times and had to put a foot down to catch myself from falling over many times. I found it a bit scary to try the new-to-me parts of the trail but Griff patiently talked me through new things and demonstrated how to ride each section before I gave it a go. Though the ride was a challenge, it was also great fun and I found myself laughing pretty much all the way (even when I was falling down or getting up after my falls).Here I am right after a fall. I decided to make a snow angel while I was there.
Photo by Griff WigleyGriff took some pictures of me riding (and falling) and also put together a video clip of me attempting different parts of the trail. He also blogged about our ride on his Mountain Bike Geezer blog and on the CROCT blog.
Click on the link to view Griff's video of me riding my fatbike -
You can also view the video, see more pics and read what Griff had to say about our ride at the links below.
Click HERE to read the Mountain Bike Geezer post
Click HERE to read Griff's post on CROCT
Categories: Citizens

Arrowhead Stoke

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:51pm

Composing my blog post before last year’s Arrowhead 135, I had to sit far away from my motel-room window, which was entirely iced over in that year’s epic cold.

This year, we are prepping for the race in a too-hot room at the Falls Motel in International Falls, where tomorrow’s temperatures are forecasted to range from 15 to 35 degrees F, or about 50-60 degrees warmer than last year.

Needless to say, I’m extremely excited for the race. I know the course, the weather and conditions will be good, the Buffalo proved itself in Idaho to be a great bike, and I should have a decent bump in fitness from the Fat Pursuit.

Or, you know, maybe not: maybe my legs are still fried! Either way, though, I’m happy and lucky to be here in I Falls ready to kick things off again. I enjoyed catching up with some old friends and meeting some new ones at the pre-race events this afternoon, and I’m very grateful for all the support and interest from friends far and wide – especially as always Shannon, who’s solo-parenting while I’m adventuring.

I’m hoping for a 24-hour finish, which is conceivable and maybe even realistic. My tactics, such as they are, include stopping as briefly as possible at the checkpoints and trying to follow the wheels of some racers whom I know are just a little bit faster than I am.

You can follow the race on the Trackleaders service used at the Fat Pursuit. The race tracking page is at Since not all racers are using tracking devices, Trackleaders won’t provide a comprehensive view of racers’ times and placings. For that, check the official race results page, which will include everyone’s times at each checkpoint and the finish.

Yay bikes!

Categories: Citizens

Fine Tune #268 Jobim!… 25 Jan 2015

KYMN Radio - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:21pm

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.

Fine Tune 01-25-15 #268

A small serving of the wonderful musical legacy left us by
Antônio Carlos Jobim, born 25 Jan 1927 (d. 1994).

Opening:  Yo-yo Ma / Chega de Saudade The 1964  album, Getz/Gilberto, with        Stan Getz – tenor saxophone        João Gilberto – guitar, vocals        Antonio Carlos Jobim – piano    The Girl from Ipanema    Doralice    P’ra Machucar meu Coração    Desafinado    Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)    Só Danço Samba    O Grande Amor    Vivo Sonhando Bebel Gilberto & Daniel Jobim / Bim Bom Karrin Allyson / Desafinado (Slightly out of Tune) Eliane Elias / Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) Cassandra Wilson / Waters of March Elis Regina & Antônio Carlos Jobim / Aguas de Marco (Waters of March)

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Postcard: January 26, 2015

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:32pm

Categories: Citizens

Arb Notes: No Stone Unturned

Carletonian - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:50pm

Winter has once again settled over the Arb, and with this new blanket of snow comes a change in the color palette of the Arb.

Categories: Colleges

Wierd Minnesota: Beer Cheese Soup

Carletonian - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:47pm

The majority of Carleton’s student population is not from Minnesota, or even from the greater Midwest.

Categories: Colleges

Between Loneliness and Being Alone

Carletonian - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:44pm

I am a firm believer that solitude is essential for the soul.

Categories: Colleges

Free Speech and Editorial Conscience

Carletonian - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:42pm

From time to time, article submissions pop into my inbox that trouble me, sometimes very deeply.

Categories: Colleges

Free speech, but not hate speech

Carletonian - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:39pm

It has come to our attention that Norman Butler, the owner of the Contented Cow and Chapati, has invited a man named James Fetzer to speak at the Contented Cow four times between February and May as part of a series of “Cow Talks.”

Categories: Colleges

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