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Knights shine at Luther Sprint Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 8:17pm

Emma Lederer, Caroline Mather, and Ada Meyer each won individual events, and the trio figured in a whopping 10 top-five finishes for the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team at the Luther Sprint Invite.

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Strong third quarter helps Knights topple Concordia

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 7:11pm

Katie Chavez set a new career-best with her game-high 22 points, while Cece Leone added 16 points and Sarah Waldfogel chipped in 10 more to catapult the Carleton College women’s basketball team to a 64-53 victory at Concordia College-Moorhead.

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Knights post numerous top-five results at Luther Sprint Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:25pm

Competing at their second meet in less than 24 hours, first-years Andrew Chang and Stevie Fitch led the way for the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team as the Knights notched seven individual and one relay top-five results at the Luther Sprint Invite.

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Arts for Martin honors King's legacy, messages during the annual celebration

Northfield News - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:00pm
Artists and Rice County residents squeezed together Friday into the Arcadia Charter School theater for a night of solidarity, artistic performances and messages from Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual Arts for Martin celebration.
Categories: Local News

Knights get back on track, cruise to win at Concordia

Carleton Sports - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 3:04pm

Behind 17 points from Matthew Stritzel and a game-high 18 points for Kevin Grow, the Carleton College men’s basketball team rode an impressive first-half performance to a convincing 77-52 victory at Concordia College.

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Thunderhook Fly-ins Al Heidebrink

KYMN Radio - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:32am

You’re thinking about booking that once in lifetime hunting trip or going on a fly-in fishing trip with your buddies.  How do you select the right Outfitter, Guide or Resort?  Listen as Dave and Andy talk with Al Heidebrink with Thunderhook Fly-Ins.  AL brings with him a lifetime of experience on this subject. Thunderhook Fly-ins  

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Dalluge and Chang double-up during dual with Gusties

Carleton Sports - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:38pm

Sophomore Jack Dalluge and first-year Andrew Chang both won a pair of races as the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team began the 2018 portion of the schedule with a dual meet at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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Meyer and Mather lead Knights in Gustavus dual meet

Carleton Sports - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:28pm

Ada Meyer won twice and Caroline Mather added another victory as the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team returned to action with a dual meet at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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Cook-Gallardo brothers start season with wins at St. Thomas Opener

Carleton Sports - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:57pm

Brothers Joey Cook-Gallardo and Donson Cook-Gallardo both won races as the Carleton College men’s indoor track and field program sent a small contingent of runners to compete at the St. Thomas Opener.

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End of Temporary Protection Status?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:23pm

Yes, this administration is planning to end “Temporary Protected Status” for many legally admitted/present refugees. Here’s the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Temporary Protected Status page.  They’ve been here legally for how long, and now, the rug will be pulled out from under them.

Countries covered include:

And here’s the real news of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen doing tRump’s bidding — note it’s coming from Homeland Security, this one regarding El Salvador:

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Nielsen Carefully Considered Conditions on the Ground

en Español

WASHINGTON— Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador was required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay the termination for 18 months. The designation will terminate on Sept. 9, 2019.

The decision to terminate TPS for El Salvador was made after a review of the disaster-related conditions upon which the country’s original designation was based and an assessment of whether those originating conditions continue to exist as required by statute. Based on careful consideration of available information, including recommendations received as part of an inter-agency consultation process, the Secretary determined that the original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes no longer exist. Thus, under the applicable statute, the current TPS designation must be terminated.

The Department of Homeland Security has conducted extensive outreach to Salvadoran communities throughout the country. This includes, but is not limited to, community forums on TPS, panel discussions with Salvadoran community organizers, stakeholder teleconferences, regular meetings with TPS beneficiaries, news releases to the Salvadoran community, meetings with Salvadoran government officials, meetings at local churches, and listening sessions. The Secretary met recently with the El Salvadorian Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the United States, and spoke with President Sánchez Cerén.

Following the 2001 earthquake, El Salvador received a significant amount of international aid to assist in its recovery efforts, including millions of dollars dedicated to emergency and long-term assistance. Many reconstruction projects have now been completed. Schools and hospitals damaged by the earthquakes have been reconstructed and repaired, homes have been rebuilt, and money has been provided for water and sanitation and to repair earthquake damaged roads and other infrastructure. The substantial disruption of living conditions caused by the earthquake no longer exist.

Additionally, in recent years, the U.S. government has been repatriating individuals back to El Salvador – more than 39,000 in the last two years – demonstrating that the temporary inability of El Salvador to adequately return their nationals after the earthquake has been addressed.

To allow for an orderly transition, the effective date of the termination of TPS for El Salvador will be delayed 18 months to provide time for individuals with TPS to arrange for their departure or to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible. Salvadorans in the United States who benefited from TPS may still receive other protections under our immigration system for which they are eligible.

The 18 months will also provide time for El Salvador to prepare for the return and reintegration of its citizens. During this timeframe, DHS will work with the Department of State and the Government of El Salvador to help educate relevant stakeholders and facilitate an orderly transition. In addition to materials posted online, DHS components will participate in outreach activities such as teleconferences, town halls and roundtables to ensure that affected populations have a full and accurate understanding of their rights and obligations.

Only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS who have lived and worked in the United States for many years. The 18-month delayed termination will allow Congress time to craft a potential legislative solution.

Salvadorans with TPS will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States until the termination of El Salvador’s TPS designation becomes effective Sept. 9, 2019. Further details about this termination for TPS, including the re-registration period, will appear in a Federal Register notice. Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries should not submit re-registration applications until the re-registration period is announced through the Federal Register notice.

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Each has its own notice, but some are set to expire and no notice — here’s what’s on the site:

Categories: Citizens

'God Girl' brings contemporary messages to Northfield Arts Guild's stage

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Many don’t recall that while women won the right to vote in 1920, newspapers routinely segregated employment ads into “men only” and “girls only” jobs until the mid-1970s. But Kristine Holmgren does.
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HPC Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:42pm
Event date: January 18, 2018
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

A Dialogue on Sport, Protest, and the NFL National Anthem Debate

St. Olaf College - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:37pm
Alan Page, whose illustrious career has included time spent as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Vikings and as a justice with the Minnesota State Supreme Court, is one of the panelists who will visit St. Olaf January 23.

On January 23, less than two weeks before the Super Bowl comes to Minneapolis, the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community will host a town hall–style forum on sport, protest, and the controversies surrounding the NFL and its players taking a knee during the national anthem.

The St. Olaf community will be joined for this conversation by Justice Alan Page, whose illustrious career has included time spent as a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Vikings, as a justice with the Minnesota State Supreme Court, and as the founder of the Page Education Foundation. Joining Justice Page will be Jackie MacMullan, an award-winning sports journalist, and Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret and NFL athlete who played a key role in convincing Colin Kaepernick to kneel rather than sit during the national anthem.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in Viking Theater in Buntrock Commons, is free and open to the public. It will be streamed and archived online.

Read more about forum and speakers on the Institute for Freedom and Community’s event page.

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Dedication to public gardening makes Judy Code a Living Treasure

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:15pm
It’s quite possible, if you’ve spent much time in downtown Northfield, that you’ve seen a 70-something-year-old woman hopping out of a van, armed with gloves and gardening shears, and going to town on some pesky weeds.
Categories: Local News

Student charged with sexual assault expelled from St. Olaf

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:45pm
A St. Olaf student was kicked out of school following an investigation into allegations of sexual assault. He’s now being charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct after police say he sexually assaulted a drunken classmate while she drifted…
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Board wants Steele County's treasurer Piepho as its CFO

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:31pm
Rice County’s Board of Commissioners wants Catherine Piepho to be the county’s first chief financial officer.
Categories: Local News

Land swap falls through; HRA eyes new plans for potential SE neighborhood

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:27pm
In the end, the timelines between private and public were just too different.
Categories: Local News

Mayor makes unusual request of Developer; Nfld Explorers Post 3300 model for State; NAUW offers free tax filing

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:02pm

The Northfield Council discussed a draft development agreement with Yanik Companies to develop a Senior Housing project across from the Nfld Hospital. This process is unique in that, as a private developer, this is normally done through City Staff.  Administrator Martig explains that City Council has an ownership interest in the site and, along with partnering

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Wings of winter: Bird migration

Carletonian - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:00pm

What the Cole Student Naturalist has to say this week

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