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History project preserves Mudd

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

“It’s hard to capture the moment, the community, the culture. It’s hard to capture what exactly it meant to stand in a space. But what we can do is preserve pieces of it so that people can come back later and at least imagine it or interpret it, in their own way.”

Categories: Colleges

Professor Fred Hagstrom reflects on life at Carleton

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

Hagstrom’s interest in books arose around ten years ago and was inspired by his students. “They are all so narratively driven,” he explained.

Categories: Colleges

Softball looks to capitalize on strong start to spring season

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

In spite of various injuries and a lack of depth so far this season, the Knights have shown to be a resilient and extremely talented group of student-athletes. They look to continue their quest for a MIAC playoff berth tomorrow vs. Augsburg College.

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Time in Ethiopia gives Jonas Lindholm-Uzzi ’20 perspective on life

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

Meet a member of Carleton Tennis

Categories: Colleges

When freedom is too much

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

In the past few years we've seen the rise of many Internet features that we could never call democratic. The continued rise of clickbait, fake news, trolling, hate speech, and yes, even memes reflect our new Internet.

Categories: Colleges

In defense of the Internet

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

This is why I find the derision of the Internet so bothersome. When people critique “millennials who are too obsessed with their phones,” what they are implicitly saying is that they don’t value, or possibly are even aware of, the progressiveness that comes from the Internet. Even seemingly dumb things like memes often serve as a way to express a lived experience shared by internet subgroups, and provide a space for oppressed people to establish a sense of solidarity.

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Where's the good news?

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

But at the  time, everyday you log onto Facebook or look at Google News, you hope beyond all rational hope that today, things will be different. Today, the top story won't be another one of President Trump's hair brained "policies," but a story of hope, full of humanity and love and life.

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Travel Diary: What I miss about Northfield

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

Here is a reflection from our former Chief on her time so far studying in Rome.

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The staff imagines: Lizzy Ehren takes Rome!

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

Thanks to Lizzy's Instagram for the input

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Meet the Arb's spring wildflowers

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00pm

What the Cole Student Naturalist has to say this week

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Lab USA Ash Mining – PCA says “No EIS needed”

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:57am

No surprise.  BUT, many issues not addressed, and many comments not registering, much less considered, it seems.  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency “reviewed” the Lab USA Environmental Assessment and Comments and determined that:

And the bottom line:

Here’s the full document, check it out:

Lab USA FOF (MPCA Final)

Note they do not address the Water Tank Mound, which comprises much of the Red Wing lay down yard site, and there is no acknowledgement, much less characterization or use in modeling, of the La Crosse incinerator ash that’s trucked in, and something like 50% of that is old railroad ties full of creosote.  Pretty toxic stuff, that creosote.

Something odd — if not for a little birdie, I’d not have known that this was issued, no service, no notice, nada. ???  Thank you, little birdie!!!

Categories: Citizens

Northfield native dives into world of art theft with new book

Northfield News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:26am
A Northfield native and his former instructor have delved into the world of art theft, and their research has revealed some alarming facts.
Categories: Local News

Potential state funding could finish Rice County Veterans Memorial project

Northfield News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:02am
As work on the project hits a decade, a means to complete the Rice County Veterans Memorial appears to be on the horizon.
Categories: Local News

April 7, 2017 Poem: “At Home, after April the First”

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:40am

At Home after April the First
(for My Great-grandmother, Katherine Hinman Williamson Schultz)
 
I remember 521 Broad Street,
that solid, brown, two-story house you built
with Emil, local pharmacist. Bridegroom
and bride, yet already quite adult,
were you—zaftig Edwardian thirty-
something—carried over the new threshold
into the hallway and polished music room?

Here is an invitation, on thick cream stock,
to your wedding. It floated for years around
that snug-built but lofty house on the bank
of the Menasha River, was somehow washed
here, to me, in the next century. And
another card announcing when town folk
could call. To announce your new rank

as a married woman, your calling card:
this one, the smallest, in thin gothic script.
A triplet of transformation. You grew
fifty years older there, went from plump to lank,
always loving (if not Emil) then a good joke,
a witty gesture or phrase turned neat,
even, Kate, when the joke was on you.

Leslie Schultz

Some years ago, I wrote a long post about this great-grandmother–part of a series of four–and there is a poem in my collection about the house she built that mentions her piano and her son and daughter-in-law. This morning, I realized, it was high time that she had her own poem.

Leslie

Check out other participants at the NaPoWriMo Challenge 2017 home site!

Categories: Citizens

Jenni Roney

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:15am

Jeff Johnson talks with NDDC Executive Director Jenni Roney about Northfield’s entry into the Mainstreet America contest!  You can vote daily.  mainstreetcontest.com/nominees Jenni Roney 4-7-17

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Outdoor burning restricted – UPDATE – Burning Ban lifts at 7am April 8th

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 8:52am

April 7, 2017 Because of rising temperatures and high winds predicted for the weekend along with some dry vegetation, the MN DNR and Sheriff’s office is recommending no open burning other than recreational fires. Therefore, all burning permits issued in Rice County are hereby suspended on the authority of the Rice County Sheriff until further notice. Only

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Rice County public safety reports for April 6

Northfield News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 8:34am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for April 6:
Categories: Local News

UPDATE: Burn ban in effect in Rice County until 7 a.m. Saturday

Northfield News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 8:29am
(UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Friday: This story has been updated with additional information after a second press release issued by the Rice County Sheriff's Office indicated the ban is only in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday, due to improved weather conditions.)
Categories: Local News

Low acceptance rate for class of 2021

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00am

“There is no difference on our end between the Coalition and Common Apps. It’s more of a difference for those who apply. It doesn’t change our selection.”

Categories: Colleges

Emily Ross '17 wins prized Watson Fellowship

Carletonian - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00am

"The Watson was really intriguing because there is no prescribed outcome."

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