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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 32 min 29 sec ago
Nursing homes, hospitals and churches are popular locations for St. Olaf students to share their musical talent off the Hill, but two Oles are adding an unexpected and underserved location to that lis
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How To Disappear Completely

Manitou Messenger - 32 min 29 sec ago
The members of Radiohead are masters of the unconventional album release. In 2007, for In Rainbows, they were the first major act to utilize the pay-what-you-want download model that has since been ad
Categories: Colleges

Lyric Theater’s muscial revue recieves positive reviews

Manitou Messenger - 32 min 29 sec ago
diences with their production of the opera Der Vampyr.  Luckily for everyone who left that show wanting more, Lyric Theater is back at it again with their 2016 spring show, Light.  This year’s product
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Myswyken production of Middletown muses on life and death

Manitou Messenger - 32 min 29 sec ago
In the shadow of a town’s insecurities, an awkward but honest quest for human affection and affirmation is laced through with humor and wonder at the stars. Ian Sutherland ’18 directed 10 student acto
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Senior art majors to end year with double-show

Manitou Messenger - 32 min 29 sec ago
On Sunday, May 8, senior art majors will have their final pieces on display throughout Dittman Center during “Lasting Legacy” and “The Senior Art Show.”  There are more featured artists than ever bef
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Law enforcement search Webster area ditches, fields; Sheriff says related to shooting

Northfield News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:31pm
Just shy of three weeks to the day that droves of law enforcement responded to the 4800 block of Elmore Avenue in Webster for a reported shooting, roadside ditches around the area were searched Wednesday by law enforcement agencies, both…
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Today’s news update – Thefts and burglaries on the rise; Is it a subsidy for the wealthy or a subsidy for the future of Northfield?; Three Links CEO announces Retirement

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:02pm

Thefts and burglaries on the rise In the last the last three weeks, the Northfield Police Department has received numerous reports of thefts from motor vehicle, tampering with vehicles and burglaries. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson says there’ve been approximately seven burglaries and six thefts from vehicles reported. The incidents have occurred all over the […]

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Noontime Organ Recital series returns for 10th year

Northfield News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:05am
As it enters into its 10th season of events, Noontime Organ Recital organizer Richard Collman is surprised.
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This Northfield Life with Brad Ness and Corey Butler – Teddy Roosevelt (Adam Lindquist)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:35am

Adam Lindquist is one of the world’s premier Teddy Roosevelt impersonators.  He is in character for most of the show. This Nfld Life 6-22-16 This Northfield Life  with Corey Butler and Brad Ness airs each Wednesday at 6pm on KYMN Radio.

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June 28 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:28am
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’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 6/29/16

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:11am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Dana Graham about several items including the hotel project, Waterford annexation, the noise ordinance and more.  There was no meeting this week.   Listen to the full interview… Click below to listen to the full interview: graham062916

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'Crimes of opportunity': NPD reports six thefts from autos, seven burglaries over last month

Northfield News - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:56am
A wide range of theft from vehicles and burglaries of residences led to the Northfield police chief providing a list of suggestions.
Categories: Local News

Community News Alert: Recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:01am

Recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries 06-29- 16 The Northfield Police Department would like to notify residents of recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles and Burglaries in Northfield. In the last the last three weeks, the Northfield Police Department has received numerous reports of thefts from motor vehicle, tampering with motor vehicles, and burglaries of residences. There […]

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Northfield PD to start regularly enforcing two-hour parking downtown

Northfield News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 7:15pm
If you frequent downtown, chances are you came across a pink “warning” slip that the Northfield Police Department has been issuing.
Categories: Local News

Local special education cooperative continues to grow

Northfield News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 7:00pm
As the Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative continues to grow, it becomes more attractive to nearby Southern Minnesota school districts.
Categories: Local News

Beyond the Open Mic 6/28/16

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 6:30pm

Beyond the open mic is intended to open dialogue about the process and the processors in City Hall; Elected Officials, City Staff, citizen and others.  Your hosts are Donovan McGee and Victor Summa. Opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and not necessarily those of KYMN.  To contact Victor or Don you can email […]

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Rotary Cogwheel | 06.30.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:38pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Today: Al Zdrazil, Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Birthdays: Richard Collman (6/26), Karen Allawala (6/27) and Scott Richardson (7/1).

Next Week: Ben Flannery, MD, and CC Linstroth, 1,2 3 Read With Me (Spethmann)
Praying for an orderly transition of power.

Last Week:
Next summer, the Cannon Falls Rotary Club will invite church youth mission groups from across the country to come to Cannon Falls to participate in the Service Above Self Home Repair Project. They envision 350 to 450 youth coming to town during a week in June to work on 60 to 80 homes in the larger Cannon Falls area.

Joe Coyle, a Cannon Falls Rotarian and a veteran of four church mission trips, said the communities he’s worked in are no different than Cannon Falls. There are homes occupied by low-income, elderly and disabled people that could use everything from exterior and interior painting and porch repair to construction of wheel-chair ramps.

“There are elderly, low-income and disabled people who need a little bit of help to make their housing nicer,” Joe said. It led him and others to consider inviting church mission groups to Cannon Falls.

Cannon Falls Rotarians are working with Group Mission Trips out of Colorado to find the youth mission groups. The mission groups will be housed at Cannon Falls High School, with local youth and businesses helping with hospitality.

Cannon Falls Rotary will identify the homes in need of improvement, secure resident cooperation and provide the materials. Joe said the mutual benefit for the homeowners and the youth will be emphasized rather than the act of charity.

A typical house crew will be comprised of five youth and one adult. There will be ongoing supervision by people with home repair experience.

The project is expected to cost $19,000. Joe said with the help of a Rotary District grant and other donations the project is doable.

For more information, contact Joe at 612-986-6572.

Mini Classification:
Yogi told several stories about serendipitous Rotary connections.

Special Presentation:

A check for $10,000 was presented to Peggy Prowe, who was representing Mill Towns Trail. The money was raised at our annual Defeat of Jesse James Bike Tour. Peggy said the funds will be used for the missing link between Northfield and Cannon Falls.

Guests: Gerry Gengenbach (Pederson), Carol Gengenbach (Prowe), Sandy Gerdes (Hager-Dee), Kevin Scripp (Child), Steve Soderlind (Yogi), Monique and Margaret Ludwig, Nicole’s host Mom (Nicole).

Scholarship Enhancement:  Jan Stevens. The announcement was vintage music to her ears.

Announcements:
Vicky Langer is still in need of two host families for the coming years. Talk to her if you have ideas.

The Vintage Band Festival is in need of volunteers for the four-day musical extravaganza July 28-31. Sign up in the lobby today.

The Rotary Outdoor Musical Plaza (ROMP) is starting to take shape at Way Park. Barry Carlson is monitoring the progress and will put out a call soon for some volunteer labor. He thanked Rick Estenson for donating some decorative rock for the project, which saves us some $1,500.

This Just In:
Rebecca Langer, daughter of Vicky and Greg Langer, is participating in a pilot program to bring lights and AC power to 40 homes in the village of Dhapchung, Nepal

Working with the nonprofit company Grid Alternatives, Rebecca She is helping install a battery-based PV micro grid system for people who still use kerosene lamps. If you would like more information about Rebecca or the cause visit:  donate.gridalternatives.org.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

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.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

July 14 — Julie Eddy, Defeat of Jesse James Days Scholarship Program (Covey)

July 21 — Paul Niemisto, Vintage Band Festival (Stevens)

July 28 — District Governor Jim Hunt (Lasswell)

August 4 — Wendy Sivanich, Classification

Quote of the Week:
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.”

— Mother Teresa

Categories: Organizations

St. Olaf students find success in consulting careers

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:09pm

St. Olaf graduates (clockwise, from top left) Roger Ntawukulityayo, Zequn (Charlie) Li, Laura Schmiel, and Mariah DuBose are some of the most recent Oles to have successfully landed careers in the consulting field.

Recent St. Olaf College graduate Zequn (Charlie) Li ’16 says he was drawn to a career in consulting for a very simple reason: it’s all about problem-solving.

And Li, who landed a position with consulting powerhouse Deloitte before graduating, notes that the liberal arts education he received at St. Olaf provided the perfect training ground for a career centered on creative and analytical problem-solving.

“I learned how to formulate questions and hypotheses, how to apply different statistical methods to different scenarios, and how to think thoroughly in order to convince people with my evidence,” he says.

He’s not the only member of this year’s graduating class to find that these skills are highly sought after in the world of consulting.

Mariah DuBose landed a position at Accenture Consulting, Roger Ntawukulityayo at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Alec Paulson at Analysis Group, and Laura Schmiel at The Huron Consulting Group.

These 2016 graduates are the most recent class of students to have successfully landed careers in the consulting field. They join a stream of St. Olaf graduates who have also realized their ambitions in this most competitive of sectors, including Tim Tuscher ’15 and Shannon Cordes ’14 at The Boston Consulting Group, Zihao (Daniel) Pan ’15 at Deloitte, and Nick Evens ’14 at McKinsey & Company.

“The college and its faculty have introduced these students to a broad range of disciplines, have helped them develop and understand differing points of view, and have underscored the role that values and belief play in shaping human life and work,” says Leslie Moore ’77, director of the St. Olaf Piper Center for Vocation and Career. “These students are well-prepared to listen to and respond to their clients, while keeping in mind the needs and interests of the broader community.”

Schmiel, who majored in mathematics and economics, notes that consulting places a high degree of importance on collaboration and teamwork.

“St. Olaf prepared me for this type of work because of the emphasis that many of my professors placed on group work,” she says. “Consulting is never done alone, and I know that I am well-equipped to handle any issues that may come my way.”

In addition to helping students sharpen their skills in the classroom, St. Olaf provides a wide range of resources and experiential learning opportunities that have helped many students make the transition from college to consulting.

The Piper Center’s Connections Program, for example, enables students to explore careers and network with alumni in cities across the country. Each city focuses on several career tracks and invites alumni in those fields to meet with current students.

Students who find consulting an intriguing career choice can go on the program that is offered in Chicago to meet alumni working in the Windy City.

DuBose, an economics and mathematics major with a concentration in management, was one of those who went on the Chicago program.

“It gave me the opportunity to connect with alumni at various consulting firms, one of which was Accenture,” she says. “Also, being able to get this exposure early helped me to discern my vocational interests in consulting and Accenture.”

St. Olaf students are also able to obtain experience in their chosen field before they step foot into the job market.

Paulson, an economics and mathematics major with a concentration in statistics, participated in research through both the Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR) programs — developing skills that will be invaluable in his job.

CURI and CIR each offer St. Olaf students the opportunity to work closely with professors and other students to conduct research. Working with Assistant Professor of Economics Ashley Hodgson, as part of a CURI project, Paulson studied the rates at which hospitals adopted technology. The results were presented at the international Atlantic Economic Conference in Boston.

In a world where companies are expanding into new markets at a rapid rate, a global perspective is becoming more and more important. Ntawukulityayo, an economics and chemistry major, participated in study abroad programs in China, Peru, and Panama during his time at St. Olaf. He also completed several internships — most notably one in Kigali, Rwanda, with Global Communities as a monitoring and evaluation analyst.

Those experiences played an important role in preparing him for his new career.

“The Boston Consulting Group is known for valuing a global perspective in their consultants,” he says. “St. Olaf helped me enhance my well-rounded personality, which is something that all major consulting firms are looking for.”

Categories: Colleges

Rice County law enforcement signs JPA with Dakota County MAAG tactical team

Northfield News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office and area police departments will soon have quite a few more resources at their disposal.
Categories: Local News

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