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A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 9:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09921244970889478836noreply@blogger.com
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Don't get caught: Click it or Ticket campaign lasts through June 2

Northfield News - 7 hours 21 min ago
All four Rice County law enforcement agencies are among more than 300 across the state participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign that lasts until June 2.
Categories: Local News

Two St. Olaf students earn Rossing Physics Scholarships

St. Olaf College - 7 hours 37 min ago
St. Olaf students Kayla Gephart '20 and Aaron Swanson '20 have been named Rossing Physics Scholars for 2019–20.
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NPR podcast examines murder of civil rights icon James Reeb ’50

St. Olaf College - 8 hours 25 min ago
In 1965 civil rights activist James Reeb '50 was fatally attacked by white supremacists in Selma, Alabama. A new NPR podcast exposes the lies that kept the murder from being solved.
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Click it or ticket enforcement starts today through June 2

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 21 min ago

NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Sergeant Kevin Tussing PHONE: (507) 663-9471 89 UNBUCKLED MOTORISTS KILLED LAST YEAR IN MINNESOTA    Click It or Ticket: Extra Enforcement in Northfield, Rice County May 20-June 2 Northfield/Rice County – Ninety-two people. That’s four classrooms full of students. That’s an entire NFL football team and their staff. That’s how many unbuckled

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Proposed changes to Dark Sky policy limits artificial light, grants removal authority

Northfield News - 10 hours 37 min ago
Environmental advocates say Northfield’s night sky continues to become more colored by artificial light.
Categories: Local News

Legislators compromise but special session still likely; Mayor may relent on charter amendment; Northfield Strategic Plan and ADU ordinance updates; A soggy Almanzo still attracts hundreds of bicyclists; Northfield Area United Way awards over $240K

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 46 min ago

The big news is that last night the Minnesota Senate and House agreed on a budget before the deadline tonight, with compromises on both sides. Some major issues that required compromise are the gas tax that Governor Walz wanted being dropped and, on the Republican side, concessions on the Healthcare Access fund, which has been

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The Honey Bus – A memoir of loss, courage and a girl saved by bees

KYMN Radio - 11 hours 28 min ago

Teri Knight talks with Meredith May about her book,  “The Honey Bus – A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees”.  She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old

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Chuck DeMann

KYMN Radio - 12 hours 58 min ago

Long-time Northfielder Chuck DeMann is Wayne’s guest.

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Senator Rich Draheim

KYMN Radio - 13 hours 5 min ago

State Senator Rich Draheim provides his weekly update on activities during the legislative session including details about the budget agreement made on Sunday and the items still to be addressed by the end of the session at 5:00 p.m. this evening.

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Agradecimiento a MIM en el final de la sesion legislativa

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 9:16pm

Estamos al final de la sesion legislativa del estado de Minnesota y agradecemos enormemente a MIM, Movimiento Inmigrante de Minnesota, que dirige Jovita Morales, por estar apoyando de dia y de noche toda la semana al lado del capitolio en St. Paul. Siguen en el capitolio para dar visibilidad a esta lucha y que los

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Second annual Knight Awards to be held on May 20

Carleton Sports - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:40pm

The Carleton College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in junction with the Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation Department (PEAR) will hold the second annual Knight Awards ceremony on Monday, May 20. This serves as a celebration of the accomplishments of the various Carleton varsity student-athletes and teams from during the 2018-19 academic year. The festivities will once again be held in the Recreation Center and begins with a 6:15 p.m. dinner for the varsity teams and the awards presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

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Frost preparations!

 

The weather just continues to keep us guessing. If you have any tender plants – such as hanging baskets, warm season annuals planted in the ground, or baskets or other containers outside – you should bring them into the garage or be prepared to cover them. The forecast shows light frost for southern Minnesota.

I brought all of my containers in except for two that I can’t move. I will cover these with a sheet late afternoon. Cool season vegetables like brocolli and cabbage can typically handle a light frost – but if you’re covering things up – why chance it.

 

The is the advisory found on WCCO Weather .. Frost Advisory from MON 1:00 AM CDT until MON 8:00 AM CDT…FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT MONDAY… * TEMPERATURE…Low to mid 30s. * IMPACTS…Sensitive vegetation may be damaged if left unprotected. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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Dukes, Hawks postponed

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 9:24am

The Dukes-Hastings game schedule for Sunday, May 19 has been postponed due to miserable conditions. The game will be made up on Wednesday, June 12 in Dundas at 7:30 p.m.

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Despite rain-dampened event, Almanzo organizers hope cycling race becomes yearly Northfield tradition

Northfield News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 1:43pm
While weather dampened overall numbers, the Almanzo Cycling Event took place in Northfield for the first time Saturday.
Categories: Local News

Drag Show

Carletonian - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:32pm

On Friday, May 10, the Cave hosted four local drag queens at Club Night. Pictured here is Augustina, mid-performance.

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Hmong Awareness Day

Carletonian - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:30pm

On Saturday, May 11, Carleton students celebrated Hmong Awareness Day by learning about Hmong culture and eating Hmong food at an event sponsored by the Coalition of Hmong Students.

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Where are the Sayles soft pretzels?

Carletonian - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:11pm

While there are many issues that are currently impacting Carleton students, all of these problems pale in comparison to what is by far the number one source of grief for students at this time. Sayles has not had soft pretzels all term, and it is the biggest tragedy that no one is talking about.

Soft pretzels are by far the best late-night food at Sayles, and possibly the best overall thing on the menu. Chicken tenders and curly fries are both delicious, but they are not even close to as good as a pretzel. The soft, salty pretzel dipped in creamy cheese sauce or tangy honey mustard creates an orgasm of flavor in your mouth. Carleton student and pretzel enthusiast Liam Holloway-Bidwell ’20 expressed this feeling by saying, “a nice hot pretzel with one’s preference of dipping sauce is the cherry on top of a hard day.”  

Whether you have been grinding in the Libe or are stumbling home drunk from Porch, there is no better way to end your day than with a soft pretzel. 

Now, those delicious pretzels have been ripped away from us by the cold-hearted proprietors of Bon Appetit. It was bad enough when we had to wait until 6 p.m. to enjoy a pretzel, but now we have gone almost an entire term without a soft pretzel in sight. While Bon App claims it is an “oven issue,” I have seen no concerted effort on their part to fix the issue. Meanwhile, us students have been suffering greatly. Luke Webb is a student who has been especially impacted by the pretzel void, as he usually consumes an average of 30-40 pretzels a week. He has been deeply distraught since the pretzels left, stating, “nothing in my time at Carleton has had a worse impact on my mental, physical and emotional health.”

Despite the widespread anguish that students are experiencing from the lack of pretzels, there has been relatively little discourse about the issue on campus. Is this due to a large conspiracy by Bon App to suppress students’ voices and decrease our overall happiness? Almost certainly. This is why it is imperative that we band together and demand that we get what we rightfully deserve: hot, delicious soft pretzels. 

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The top ten room draw numbers

Carletonian - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:10pm

In order to maintain peace and enforce Greek life–esque upperclassmen superiority, the Carleton College administration employs a system of “random” room draw lottery numbers to decide which students get to choose their rooms and in what order.

Here is my personal ranking of the top ten room draw numbers at Carleton.

0001

Unbeknownst to most Carls, this number actually gives you the highest housing choice priority throughout the school. 0001 is given usually to seniors (or those of younger grades that cheat the system—but that rarely happens at Carleton).

0002

Don’t confuse this with “to” or “too!” If you’re assigned this number and you confuse those you’re probably an idiot and don’t deserve this number. 0002 is reserved for those of the upper echelon of intellectual superiority within academia; it’s meant for those who don’t confuse those words; it’s meant for Carleton College students only and if you don’t fall into that category, you sure as hell don’t deserve this doubloon of a number.

0003

This one is one more than 0002 and arguably worse, hence its placement below 0002 on this list. It is also the number of entities in the Holy Trinity (i.e. the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit), directly implying that those with room draw numbers ending in three have some sort of divine connection, and that the Lucky Carl Who Receives 0003 is a full-blown deity themselves.

0420

Although this one will set you pretty far back within the rising senior class, you can still show off to peers with this fairly unique and pretty cool number. If you mention it to friends, they will undoubtedly know you know what marijuana is and, more importantly, that you might consume it here and there.

Within the Carleton social scene, most “coolness” and hierarchical superiority is determined by which student can solve a given math problem the fastest or, perhaps, who can make the quirkiest physics joke that 5 percent of those present understand.

But with this draw number, you can participate and build onto Carleton’s sparse counterculture, rendering you both a rebel and somebody who probably has a lot of sex.

0005

This number is interesting because it has many uses within the American English lexicon. High-five is a good example. A high-five is when two people push their hands together quickly, producing a noise that resembles a loud snap—also known as a “clap.” One’s fingers may be splayed or held together; this does not usually affect the sound of the high-five. High-fives are usually performed after a significant event (usually a happy or exciting one—such as your favorite college football team, the Carleton Knights, beating those damn Concordia Cobbers in a pigskin match), or after, say, a student is assigned the room draw number 0005.

Those assigned 0005 (or those who receive numbers that end with five) have most likely witnessed a high-five before and probably understand the concept, at least on a basic level.

0069

This draw number subtly references 69, which is, unbeknownst to most Carls, a popular sex position. The number has risen to fame in recent years at Carleton following Stevie P’s infamous themed freshmen move-in day speech, titled “Here Are Sixty-Nine Reasons (Wink) Carleton Is an Awesome School,” in which he notably declared his love for said dirty number and that the sole determinant in his ascension to Carleton President was a 69-related joke he made in one of his interviews.

Sixty-nine is an entire culture in itself—something your parents probably don’t know about—making it both a sick reference and a reason to sit next to the Carl who has that room draw number at lunch. Just be sure not to mention it in your third period gym class because Mr. Saunders is a total lamewad.

0007

This room draw number (0007) is also the number of books in the Harry Potter series, which was penned by J. K. Rowling. If you are assigned this number, you are likely a quirky nerd and a senior and will probably be able to draw a desirable room (which is probably not in either Goodhue or Musser because those two dorms are GROSS! P.U., those stink. Burton is also a stinky icky gross dining hall. I want to live in Evans next year because I want to hotbox the entire building with the boys).

0008

Rhymes with abate, ablate, abstrait, achate, affreight, aheight, airfreight, alate, allstate, amate, gate, arzate, attrait, au fait, avait, await, backdate, bank rate, bathgate, baud rate, bay state, belate, benlate, berate, birthrate, blind date, braccate, braithwaite, breakmate, breastplate, bromate, buccate, calaite, callate, carate, castrate, cerate, change state, charge plate, cheapskate, checkmate, chelate, cholate, ciate, porate, postdate, predate, prelate, primate, pro-rate, probate, prolate, prorate, prostate, punctate, quilate, quinate, rabate, rain date, ramate, rebate, refait, reflate, regrate, relate, remate, replait, replate, restate, retrait, retraite, roommate, rotate, rutate, sash weight, savate, schoolmate, seagate, sebate, sedate, serrate, shipmate, shoemate, shumate, siete, sigmate, slave state, sleep late, soul mate, soup plate, southgate, southstate, speedskate, speed skate, stagflate, stagnate, stalemate, stargate, steel plate, sublate, substrate, sucrate, sufflate, sulfate, sulphate, sumgait, sunstate, tailgate, tax rate, teammate, teate, testate, thecate, tin plate, tomate, to date, translate, tri-state, tristate, troy weight, truncate, uncate, uncrate, undate, ungrate, unplait, unstate, unweight, update, upstate, uvate, wall plate, westgate and wingate.

That’s pretty cool!

0009

This draw number is one less than 0010 and Nicole Collins’ favorite number, therefore understandably placing it at number nine in the list of top ten room draw numbers at Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota.

Nine also rhymes with “nein,” the German word for “no.” Being assigned this number probably means you’re an unabashed polyglot who can’t say no to a bratwurst with some sauerkraut.

3500

It definitely can’t get you a room in a dorm, but you can rock that West Gym crawlspace pretty hard.

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Predicting Yesterday : speculation about Beatles-inspired film

Carletonian - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:09pm

Yesterday, the Beatles looked as though they were here to stay. But now, at least in Danny Boyle’s new film, Yesterday, they’re nowhere to be seen. When Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) wakes up in the hospital after a nasty bike collision, no one around him had heard of “Strawberry Fields” or had any idea what Mother Mary said to Paul McCartney in his darkest hour. 

How this happened has captured the minds of two procrastinating Carleton students for months now, and despite their late-night debates in Sayles, they still don’t really have any idea what’s going on. So what did they do? Well, their few remaining friends got pretty tired of hearing about this movie, so the two pals decided to write a Carletonian article about their theories. 

Here’s the rundown: Jack is a struggling musician from a small English town who spends more time as the opener at children’s birthday parties than he does in sold out concert venues. One day, as he’s biking home, the power goes out. Not just the streetlights around him, or even all the power in town, but all the power in the world. In the confusion, a bus slams into him, sending Jack to the hospital and into a coma. 

When Ellie (Lily James), Jack’s girlfriend, presents him with a guitar as a welcome home gift, he belts out an admittedly pretty decent rendition of the famed Beatles anthem “Yesterday” for Ellie and some friends. Ellie and co. are nearly brought to tears by the apparently yet-unheard melody, and Jack soon discovers that he is the only person left in the world who has any recollection that the Beatles actually existed. 

So what does Jack do? Well naturally, after some quick moral reckonings of course, he starts “writing” and singing Beatles hits, which he somehow remembers every note of perfectly (we’ll let it slide). 

So what the heck is going on here? Instead of actually finishing our homework, Max and I have come up with a few theories. 

What We Know (From the Trailers, No Spoilers)

We know that Jack went into a coma at almost the exact moment of the power outage, and that he appears to be the only person left on earth who remembers the Beatles. We also know that he ends up making gobs of money in a second wave of Beatlemania (Jackmania?), some of which he ends up paying to a record executive (Kate McKinnon). We also know that later in the piece, two men who claim to have written the Beatles songs join him on stage on James Cordon’s late-night talk show. And, while we don’t quite know this, we’re pretty sure that those two guys are Paul and Ringo. We only get a shot of their feet in the trailer, but we see that one of them is donning dress shoes, and the other is barefoot. As I and a few apparently equally brilliant YouTube commenters figured out, this is almost certainly a reference to the Abbey Road album cover, where Ringo and Paul (the two remaining Beatles) don dress shoes and bare their feet respectively.

The Theories

Obviously it takes a lot of resources, knowhow, and movie magic to erase all semblance of the Beatles’ existence. Who has the ability and motive to do such a dastardly deed?

The Record Company

This is my (Owen’s) main theory, and is therefore the best and most thought out. It comes from simple logic: who is filthy rich, notoriously profit hungry, and the main beneficiary of a second Beatles windfall? Record labels. They know better than anyone else just how profitable the genius of the Beatles could be, and are perhaps better equipped than anyone to erase any recollection of the Beatles. Record labels definitely have enough cash on hand to wipe people’s memories and erase all physical and digital records of the most popular band of all time. Plus, they might have an easier time than most erasing the Beatles music from stores and servers everywhere since, you know, they do music stuff. 

The Beatles Did It!

I (Max) suggest that perhaps the Beatles themselves are to blame for this whole debacle. Maybe the Beatles wanted to see if their music would still be popular if it debuted today. Maybe they even just wanted to see what it would be like to not be famous for a while. They certainly have the financial might and musical know-how to pull off such a stunt, and I’ve heard that Paul and Ringo have been taking JavaScript classes at their local YMCA to learn how to hack (it’s just that simple). Plus, when we see the people we presume to be Paul and Ringo join Jack on the James Cordon show, it’s because they’re finally going to reveal that they were behind this plot the whole time.

It’s All a Dream

I’m assuming they remember what happened after the Lost finale. 

What we Can’t Explain

How could any non-divine being actually erase all evidence that John, Paul, George, and the luckiest drummer alive ever existed?

Are we seriously suggesting that a record company or the Beatles themselves were able to not only brainwash people, but also incinerate every Beatles CD and John Lennon poster in existence? Well, any explanation of this movie rests on some pretty implausible things, so yes, yes we are. 

Why would a bike collision and a subsequent coma make Jack immune to whatever happened? Presumably, thousands of people around the world were in comas or asleep at exactly the same time. What makes Jack special? 

The final thing we can’t explain is why we care so much about this movie. We’re sure to be disappointed by whatever the explanation is, but we’re still going to be the first ones in the theater to see it. Despite our bloated expectations, we believe in Yesterday

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