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Submitted by adam.gurno on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 9:16am
Tim Freeland blogs about his experiences designing the 2008 DJJD button on his personal site. It's a great post, talking about the original 1948 button that the design was based around, the nitty-gritty details about trying to match the original style, and has a slideshow at the bottom features a number of DJJD buttons from throughout the years...
In 1948, the Northfield Jaycees decided to dedicate one day of their Fall Festival to defeating Jesse James and his gang. This day would include a western theme and re-enactments of the infamous bank raid. Although this was the Jaycees 3rd year having the Fall Festival, it was the first ever mention of a Jesse James Day. The 1948 button featured a “deputy” star along with period art work, hand drawn font and the words “Jesse James Day”.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 4:37pm
The Northfield Skateboard Coalition will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 8-9:30 a.m. The event will be held at Applebee’s (2433 Highway 3 South, Northfield). Breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, juice, coffee, scrambled eggs, and an order of sausage.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
As part of a challenge grant awarded to the Skateboard Coalition, the Healthy Community Initiative will match all donations to the Coalition, so each ticket purchased will result in an extra $5 for the Coalition’s efforts!
To learn more about the Northfield Skateboard Coalition and their efforts to build a new skate plaza, visit: http://www.unionofyouth.org/skateplaza/
Submitted by adam.gurno on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 10:05am
It's Super Tuesday, the day that most of these presidential candidate races will be mostly settled. As an American, it's your privilege to be able to join in by attending a local caucus and selecting a candidate of your choice. Stay tuned to Northfield.org for your most up-to-date results tonight!
- Super Tuesday overview from the Pioneer Press
- Northfield Precinct caucus information from the LWV
- MN Secretary of State's precinct caucus finder
Update 2:51p: Scarlett Johansson was on the Carleton campus today stumping for [Political Candidate]. Click here to view the pictures (or click here to view the slide show), but be warned that she's wearing a button supporting [Candidate]. :) Many thanks to Doug Bratland for the pictures.
Mini-update: Doug also got some video of SJ speaking, click to watch (YouTube).
Feel free to suggest more links or other information in the comment section!
Submitted by adam.gurno on Mon, 02/04/2008 - 9:48am
Much to everyone's surprise, including my brother Andy, his landscape design company was featured in "Best of the Twin Cities 2007" in December's Minnesota Monthly. Andy is a 1995 graduate of the Northfield High School.
Submitted by adam.gurno on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 9:58am
Singing in school; Lawsuits in school; No school for singing lawsuits
Education World has an article on David Craft, principal of Greenvale Elementary, about his educational methods that use singing to help teach ideas and bring the school together...
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Sun, 01/27/2008 - 9:29pm
The James-Younger Gang and some DJJD Committee members made their annual trek across South Dakota, invited by Jim & Julie Sutton of Sutton Rodeos. The Suttons are the rodeo contractor for the DJJD Rodeo. The group was treated to seats at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, which featured the Xtreme Bull Riding event.
While in Rapid City, the gang also visited the Black Hills Children's Home, a place that has been near and dear to the hearts of the gang for over 20 years. The Children’s Home Society provides a home, school, and therapy for children, ages 4-13, with emotional and behavioral problems. Most are victims of extreme abuse and neglect. This year the gang brought over 90 books for the school library.
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 1:25pm
Northfield Citizens Online held its annual meeting Thursday in downtown Northfield. We had a blast revisiting last year as Adam Gurno walked us through all kinds of 2007 stats, including total unique visitors (80,000) and page views (half a million), and the most popular news items and stories from the past year (note that a LOT of people read the obituaries).
Besides consuming lots of calories (cookies, cheesecake, chips, etc.) and discussing a few issues, perhaps our most important accomplishments were approving new board members and electing new officers. New members are: Jane McWilliams, Rob Hardy, Nate White and Sean Hayford O’Leary. They join returning board members Adam Gurno (our new chair), Ellen Iverson (our new vice chair), Brendon Etter (who will remain treasurer), Cynthia Child (our new scribe), Jeff McLaughlin, Doug Bratland and David Gonnerman.
Look for more information about our new board members in a future post.
Submitted by adam.gurno on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 10:47pm
The StarTribune has a small story in their gossip section about Al Franken coming to Northfield and butting heads with students there...
Franken's spokesman Andy Barr said via e-mail Tuesday that Al "remembers having a spirited convo w/ College GOPer at the urging of some of the kid's College Dem pals. Seemed like everyone was having a good time, or as good a time as you can have debating Reaganomics."
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 11:41am
Local designer/artist/signmaker Jim Bohnhoff recently installed his 34th exterior business sign in historic downtown Northfield for a new business, ‘The Sketchy Artist,’ located at 300 Division Street. He has been designing, building and painting exterior signs, creating logos and marketing materials for over 30 years.
His first sign was in 1977 for the opening of ‘The Rare Pair - Fine Footwear,’ with three additional signs over the 30 years. He has also created signs for...
Submitted by Christine Bernier on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 1:12pm
By All Means Graphics welcomes two new employees: Abby Erickson and Bob Gaul! We invite all to stop by to meet and greet these two wonderful additions to the BAM group!
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 11:40am
Documentary filmmaker and Civil Rights activist Judy Richardson will present the weekly convocation address at Carleton College on Friday, January 15 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement,” Richardson’s address is free and open to the public.
Herself a life-long activist in the American Civil Rights Movement, Richardson was the educational director behind the acclaimed 14-part PBS documentary film series “Eyes on the Prize.”
Winner of the Peabody Award as well as several Emmys, the series presented a stunning picture of the fight to end segregation in America. Lauded by critics, historians and educators, the series combined archival footage and contemporary interviews with participants (including Richardson) in the struggle for and against Civil Rights, presenting a very multi-faceted face of the movement.
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 3:37pm
St. Olaf College will kick off a national teach-in on global warming called "Focus the Nation" with events that include speeches by Arctic explorer Will Steger and author David Orr. The goal of the event is to generate awareness about global climate change. "We're living in ways we can't sustain, even for 50 years," says St. Olaf Professor of History Jim Farrell.
More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country will take part in the event, which most will be holding Jan. 31. Since St. Olaf isn't in session then, it will lead the way in focusing the nation's attention on global climate change by holding the event several weeks earlier. Focus the Nation is designed to turn the entire college's attention to climate change, building awareness and encouraging politicians to address the issue.
Read the full story at stolaf.edu ...
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 01/08/2008 - 8:34am
Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist, will present a convocation titled “Climate Change in Minnesota: Evidence and Implications” at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, January 11 in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton College campus. Following the presentation, Seeley will sign copies of his Minnesota Weather Almanac (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2006), a 200-year history of Minnesota weather trivia. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
A professor in the department of soil, water and climate at the University of Minnesota since 1978, Seeley is a central figure among Twin Cities weatherwatchers, providing weekly climate and weather observations on Minnesota Public Radio’s “WeatherTalk.”
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Wed, 01/02/2008 - 5:02pm
Twenty St. Olaf students are blogging for the Star Tribune as they spend January Interim in New Hampshire and South Carolina working for a variety of presidential candidates. The students, led by faculty members Dan Hofrenning and Don Ostrom, are working phones, making signs, meeting candidates and asking questions.
Daniel Wick '09, for example, writes about cold-calling lists of voters. "It is a long and frustrating task that entails being hung up on frequently. You can ... feel the 'contact fatigue' among voters who probably receive several calls a day."
Submitted by adam.gurno on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 8:49am
It's Cox v. Dahle v. Norgaard for the MN Senate District 25 seat on January 3:
Republican Ray Cox, Democrat Kevin Dahle and Independence Party member Vance Norgaard have 15 days left to campaign before a special election on Jan. 3. Gov. Tim Pawlenty called the special election after naming current Sen. Tom Neuville to a Third District judgeship at the end of November.
Does Norgaard have website or a blog? I can't find anything...