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Northfield Youth Choirs train student singers, teach life skills

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:00pm
In 1987, Northfielders Judy Bond and Cora Scholz founded the Northfield Children’s Chorus, meant to provide a shared space for boys and girls to sing.
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Farmington man dies in single car crash; To be or not to be a city, Bridgewater Township’s quest for incorporation continues; Put down the phone and slow down

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A single car crash took the life of a young man from Farmington. Just before midnight Friday, 19-year-old Ryan Mumm was traveling in the 30700 block of Northfield Boulevard in Waterford Township when he crashed. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said Mumm died of multiple head injuries. According to

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Community Paramedic Program helping patients receive needed access

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:30am
Connecting patients with essential public services and ensuring they are able to live comfortably are the ideal result of any health situation.
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Adams Publishing Group to acquire Beloit Daily News

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:25am
Adams Publishing Group, LLC (APG) announced Tuesday that it has acquired The Greater Beloit Publishing Co., including the Beloit (Wisconsin) Daily News, Weekend Daily News and My Stateline Shopper.
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Kari Elliason

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:13am

Kari Elliason, co-owner of The Family Residence with her husband Dave, is Wayne’s guest.  The Family Residence is slated to open in mid to late July.  

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Interseeding cover crops demonstration

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:44am

As per Alan Kraus of the CRWP: Rice SWCD and CRWP are teaming up with Mark and Dave Legvold to hold a free field day to demonstrate and discuss interseeding cover crops into corn on Tuesday July 2nd from 5-7 PM. The field day will start at the Legvold Farm located at 5103 315th Street

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Grand opening of We Are Water exhibit at Weitz Center

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:37am

The Weitz Center We Are Water exhibit is open Tuesday-Friday 12:00-6:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the Weitz Center for Creativity from now until July 28th.  The exhibit Grand Opening takes place this Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm with family-friendly activities, a Mini-River Insect Safari, Fish Printing, special guests, exhibit tours in

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Unemployment rates drop across the region, DEED reports

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:36am
Jobless rates dropped across the region last month to their lowest rates since the end of last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
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C-HC Public Hearings begin TODAY!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:24am

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission Public Hearings on the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line begin today. Wisconsin’s rules about public comments are quite restrictive. ONLY ONE PER PERSON ALLOWED. Not one in writing, one oral, or multiple in writing, but ONLY ONE PER PERSON, and if there are more than one, only the first one is accepted! Also, if making a public comment, you may not submit scientific studies, etc., only documents that you’ve substantially created! Really…

Dates and times, beginning today!

June 25, 2 and 6 p.m. — Youth & Agriculture Center Auditorium, Grant County Extension, 916 E. Elm St., Lancaster.

June 26, 2 and 6 p.m. — PSC Hearing Room (S105), 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison.

June 27, 2 and 6 p.m. — Dodger Bowl Lanes, 318 King St., Dodgeville.


Written comments will be accepted through this Friday, June 28.

Yesterday we filed a Motion for Interlocutory Review, and a request to the EIS Coordinator, asking the Commission to take a look at the EIS and Order a Supplemental EIS to include the U.S. Highway 151 alternative route that’s been discussed in the Applicants’ responses to PSC Data Requests 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3, the FEIS, and PSC’s Vedvik’s testimony, but not developed in sufficient detail to be considered as an alternative. The info from these documents is pasted into the pleading.

Motion for Interlocutory Review-JJI (370239)Download Request to Supplement EIS-JJI (370240)Download

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'We Are Water' exhibit shares water stories, solutions

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:15am
We think we know a lot about water in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but a few minutes at the “We Are Water” exhibit, currently at the Carleton College’s Weitz Center, shows how much there is to know about the…
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Jenelle Teppen

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:06am

Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the June 24 City Council meeting including a proposed 41-unit apartment building that would be located on West Avenue behind Young’s Paint Store in Dundas, as well as the approval of the final plat for the Kwik Trip proposed to be built in 2020.

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Superintendent Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:51am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about monthly podcasts that will be played on KYMN Radio beginning next school year during which staff and students will delve into particular subjects.  He also provides an update on summer construction projects, summer school, and more.

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Farmington man dies Friday in crash north of Northfield

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:29am
A Farmington man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle crash approximately 5 miles north of Northfield, authorities said Monday.
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Planting Large Trees

The tornadoes of September 20th, 2018, forever changed the landscape at our home and woods located near the Cannon River Wilderness Park.  

This spring has seen the cleanup of the yard and a start on the woods.  We have replanted many trees – some just small little seedlings – some a little larger and we have just had a large tree moved in with a tree spade truck.  The new Autumn Blaze Maple reaches just over 40 feet tall!  It is exciting to see such a beautiful larger tree now gracing the edge of the woods – just beyond our yard.  Round one of the tree planting has been accomplished and round two will be later in the summer.  

Our neighborhood was hit hard with the tornado and our neighbors are also planting trees.  Yesterday – one of our neighbors also had larger trees moved in.  It’s actually quite easy to have these trees installed in your yard.   We contract with Strese Tree Service from Dennison, and it starts with their truck coming to your yard and digging a hole.  The soil is then brought back to our field, deposited in an empty hole and they then dig the tree, and return to your yard and plant it in the hole they had just dug.  

We have two different fields which have larger trees available.  Deciduous trees anywhere from 3″ in trunk caliper up the 7″-8″ can be moved easily.  Evergreens typically start at about 6′ in height and can go to 16′-17′ tall.  Evergreens are sold by the foot of height.    The cost varies by size of the tree, variety and your location.  

If you would like more information on the planting of these larger trees, please contact us!

Digging the hole

The empty hole that was dug.

Bringing in the tree.

Begining to lower the new tree.

A little lower

Almost done!

A new addition to the yard!

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The Joy of Heritage Peonies

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:34pm

No other non-native perennial has as strong a connection to Minnesota and northern gardens as the peony. Heritage peonies are abundant and still available, thanks to the peony breeders and growers of long ago and today. Minnesota’s connection to peonies goes back more than 150 years, when O.F. Brand started a peony farm in Faribault, ... Read More about The Joy of Heritage Peonies

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ADUs: Reframing the discussion

Betsey Buckheit - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:11am
After what seemed like unanimity and a strong sense of purpose at the Planning Commission, the Council discussion about Accessory Dwelling Units has been dispiriting to watch thus far and the public comments even more so. Since the Council will have another go at ADUs today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at their worksession, I’d like …
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Action

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:25am

Teams — like the markets — tend to fluctuate from year to year, which is also why [Edmonton Oilers forward Milan] Lucic had a pretty sensible take on the season that lies ahead. Optimism abounds, but wariness is never a bad thing either, he believes.

“At the end of the day, you have to be cautious a little in case of overconfidence and over expectations,” he said. “I went through that in Boston. Sometimes, you just expect to be there and that doesn’t get it done.

“Getting it done gets it done.”

-Eric Duhatschek, “Milan Lucic Holds Court on Oilers’ Chances, Leon Draisaitl, and Cam Talbot’s Workload,” The Athletic, 9-19-2017

 

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Freedom

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:22am

I’m fading out of sight
My wheels are the only sound
Runnin’ at the speed of light
I can’t slow down

Out on the open road
Racing to beat the night
No matter where I go
Guess I’ll get there all right

So why don’t I understand
What’s trippin’ me up
It used to be a simple thing

I can’t hold on, I can’t return
Time to let go, start to live and learn

I took the one way flight
Too high to see the ground
Now I know how long it takes
A heart to come down

Why don’t I understand
What’s trippin’ me up
Oh, it ought to be a simple thing

I can’t hold on, I can’t return
Rivers will run, bridges will burn
I’m not sure just how
But there’s no lookin’ back now

I can’t hold on, I can’t return
Rivers will run, bridges will burn
I’m not sure just how
But there’s no lookin’ back now

I can’t hold on, I can’t return
Rivers will run, bridges will burn
I’m not sure just how
But there’s no lookin’ back now

No lookin’ back now
No lookin’ back now
No lookin’ back now

-Michael McDonald, “No Lookin’ Back,” No Lookin’ Back (1985)

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Action

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:44pm

Wisdom is Revealed
Through Action, Not Talk

Don’t declare yourself to be a wise person or discuss your spiritual aspirations with people who won’t appreciate them. Show your character and your commitment to personal nobility through your actions.

-Epictetus, Manual for Living (1994, Sharon Lebell translation)

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Growth

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:00pm

Once the necessities for survival are satisfied, the struggle against sin and for virtue is the central drama of life. No external conflict is as consequential or as dramatic as the inner campaign against our own deficiencies. The struggle against, say, selfishness or prejudice or insecurity gives meaning and shape to life. It is more important than the external journey up the ladder of success. This struggle against sin is the great challenge, so that life is not futile or absurd. It is possible to fight this battle well or badly, humorously or with cheerful spirit. Contending with weakness often means choosing what parts of yourself to develop and what what parts not to develop. The purpose of the struggle against sin and weakness is not to “win,” because that is not possible; it is get better at waging it. It doesn’t matter if you work at a hedge fund or a charity serving the poor. There are heroes and schmucks in both worlds. The most important thing is whether you willing to engage in this struggle.

-David Brooks, The Road to Character (2015)

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