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Northfield School Board approves teacher switch to MacBook laptops over summer break

Northfield News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:50pm
Seeing an opportune time to upgrade technology for staff, the Northfield School Board unanimously approved a four-year lease on MacBook laptops at its meeting Monday.
Categories: Local News

Strategic Planning Work Session - City Council, EDA, and Planning Commission

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:27pm
Event date: April 11, 2017
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
1615 Riverview Dr
Northfield, MN 55057

Rice County court logs for April 7-9

Northfield News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:07pm
Here are the court dispositions for April 7-9.
Categories: Local News

Sheriff Dunn talks carfentanil; Aldi’s breaking ground; Distracted driving enforcement begins today

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:02pm

With a Faribault woman’s death, as well as 4 others, proven to be from the deadly drug Carfentanil, law enforcement is geared up to fight it, as well as protect themselves.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said it reminds him of the first time they started hearing about methamphetamine.  Law enforcment saw it first in California

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Rice County public safety reports for April 7-9

Northfield News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:52am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for April 7-9:
Categories: Local News

Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:38am

Kathy and Sandy talk with Jeff Johnson about Prairies Edge Humane Society‘s Annual Spring Dinner and Auction April 22nd. PEHS 4-10-17

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The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:20am

New York Times bestselling author, Pam Jenoff on her latest historical fiction novel “The Orphan’s Tale”.  Set amid the unconventional world of a traveling circus during World War II, the novel brings together two woman each attempting to live under the radar during the Nazi incursion.  One woman rescues a baby off a boxcar headed

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April 10, 2017 Poem: “Music So Loud We Can’t Hear”

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 8:53am

Music So Loud We Can’t Hear
for Luke
(Joe Bonamassa Concert, March 18, 2017)

It’s as if all the thunder
and bison hooves
pounding over the Great Plains
for centuries,
the spiral winds turning
skies green, and
all the demon freight trains
who shriek across burnt horizons
have gathered here,
in Minneapolis, on stage
at the Orpheum Theater.

Thanks to Benjamin Franklin—
his kite and key and legacy
of innovation at G.E.—we
are temporarily deafened,
our ears sheared free
of their function, and
hearing itself driven deep
into our chests, nearing
the knocking of our own hearts
and even deeper, toward
the lost hell of Orpheus
himself, into the mineral
music of our very bones.

Now we’re tuned to a new key,
flung beyond anticipation
into agitated deep seas:
those inky blues of desperation.

Leslie Schultz

As you will know if you saw my post of March 20 this year, the Joe Bonamassa concert was a high water mark for me. I am still thinking about it, “hearing my memory” of it, and playing the CD I purchased that evening.

Here’s to those sharp peaks, moments of not-so-easy but profound listening!

LESLIE

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Knights take fourth at Wash U Spring Invite

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:52pm

Led by a top-10 finish by sophomore Ziyi Wang, the Carleton College women’s golf team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Washington (Mo.) University Spring Invitational. The field included seven top-25 teams.

Categories: Colleges

Entrevista a Esther domingo 9 abril 2017

KYMN Radio - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:21pm

Tuvimos la visita desde Madrid de la hermana de Mar, Esther. Nos dijo que Mexico es casi como su segundo pais porque estuvo trabajando en Campeche ayudando a los refugiados de Guatemala en esa zona.

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Beavers hand Knights two losses

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:14pm

The Carleton College baseball team absorbed a pair of non-conference setbacks to Buena Vista University on Sunday, including a 3-2 extra-inning loss in the opener before the Beavers opened the floodgates for a 16-5 triumph in game two.

Categories: Colleges

Walkoff win gives Knights split with St. Kate’s

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 8:37pm

Molly Steinberg’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning earned the Carleton College softball team a walkoff, 3-2 victory over St. Catherine University in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. The Knights had dropped the opener 13-2 (5 inn.) but erased a pair of deficits for the comeback triumph that snapped a five-game slide.

Categories: Colleges

Daily Tanka: Reasons to Ride Bikes

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:55pm

Reasons to Ride Bikes
Reasons to ride bikes:
Breathe fresh air. See the country.
Get fit. Get fitter.
Practice cornering. Go fast.
Get some ice cream with the girls.

Categories: Citizens

Fine Tune #359 ballads… 04

KYMN Radio - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:15pm

A ‘danced song’? a  ‘light, simple song, of sentimental or romantic character’? Yes, and more – on this edition of Fine Tune: The Ballad of Andreas and the Rat-Half-Greaser / Basco Ballad of Easy Rider / The Byrds The Ballad of Eddie Klepp / Chuck Brodsky Ballad of Mary Magdalen / Cry Cry Cry The

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Knights stay hot with 9-0 win over Blazers

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 6:49pm

The Carleton College women’s tennis team remains in a tie atop the MIAC standings following a 9-0 victory over College of Saint Benedict on Sunday afternoon. The victory was the fourth straight for the Knights, who saw five players win in both singles and doubles.

Categories: Colleges

Postcard: April 10, 2017

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 2:33pm

Categories: Citizens

April 9, 2017 Poem “Nine Rooms”

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:08am

Nine Rooms
            A Spiral Journey Around Our House as a Bagua

Enter through the central eastern front door. Notice here,
in this place of career, a mirror and, opposite, Spring Creek, framed
in ink-black and ever-flowing, with one black stepping stone just out of reach.

Step right, into the space of opening insight, where I write
seated on denim blue, inspired by photographs of swimming pools,
ancient azure carpet, the cerulean sky through high windows.

Next, a still-greening family tree, shelves overflowing with history,
family mystery, and poetry. Here live the documents, ancestor-images,
old letters and departed people’s diaries.

Furthest west, evidence of a rich life. A trio of purple stones,
the global window of the televised tribal life, windows into
a garden filled with the purpling clouds of evening.

Adjacent, that red compass point, anchors inner and outer worlds–a tall vase
in the garden stands in all weathers, on red bricks laid by us. Fame & name.
Inside, a huge glass cherry, lipstick-bright, on its own pedestal: fruit of career.

Balancing lone insight, pink with potential, the rosy dreams
only life with a partner can provide. Also the essential necessities—
from cook books to record books, umbrellas and washtubs—that make dreams real.

Fragrance of oranges in the kitchen. Orange of stove flame
and curried pumpkin. A busy room with four doorways.
Children’s art on the refrigerator. All the best comforts of home.

Travel on toward the dining table and our home school room.
We gather here together, friends. Thank you for your wisdom
and good will, the teachings you share, and every earned white hair.

Arrive here, in the center, the balance wheel of radiant health
governing all else. Here find the polished broomstick,
glowing lotus scroll, and fine pocket watch bathed in golden light.

And from this inward resting place, a flight
of stairs, curving up toward a pearly moon,
the next level of lively adventure.

Leslie Schultz

I have been inspired by the concentrated wisdom of the Feng Shui bagua for many years. I have read a lot and played around with the ideas surrounding “the Chinese Art of Placement.” As a quilter, the bagua reads not only as a compass for balanced life but as a classic nine-patch quilt square.

This is a collage I made in 2010 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Northfield Arts Guild, part of a fundraiser for the NAG in which visual art was made, donated, displayed in local businesses, and then auctioned off.  My piece–a photography version of a quilt– was displayed for a time at Bierman’s Furniture Store on Division Street. I later made a true cloth quilt version to hang in my kitchen using the same fabrics. (Discerning readers will also note that the favicon for Winona Media is inspired by this piece. It was designed for me by a young artist, Teagan Cole.)

Here is a vintage photo of me with my softer, quilted version of the piece:

Thanks for hanging in there this month! Hope to see you tomorrow. Meanwhile, happy reading! Happy writing! Happy life!

L E  S
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Solid play allows Knights to finish fifth at Wartburg Spring Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:43pm

The Carleton College men’s golf team carded the fifth-best team score on both Friday and Saturday and, not surprisingly, finished fifth out of 12 teams at the Wartburg Spring Invitational. This is the highest finish at a 36-hole tournament with at least 10 teams since September 2007.

Categories: Colleges

Knights knock off Norse, 8-1

Carleton Sports - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:43pm

Led by strong play from Aaron Goodman, the Carleton College men’s tennis team posted an 8-1 victory over Luther College. With the win, the Knights improve to 3-0 versus teams found in the central region rankings.

Categories: Colleges

Underclassmen set the tone for Knights at Ashton May Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:17pm

One junior and several rookies led the way for the Carleton College men’s track and field team at the Ashton May Invite hosted by UW-La Crosse.

Categories: Colleges

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