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Joke CSA candidate profile: Bob Coffee

Carletonian - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:00pm

Disclaimer: The Carletonian does not endorse Bob Coffee for CSA President.

Categories: Colleges

Winter hexapods: the amazing snow flea

Carletonian - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:00pm

What the Cole Student Naturalist has to say this week

Categories: Colleges

KRLX album review: Buoys by Panda Bear

Carletonian - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:00pm

Experimental pop guru and critic favorite Noah Lennox—better known as Panda Bear—released his sixth studio album last Friday to hungry fans and non-fans alike.

Categories: Colleges

Understanding the age of social media

Carletonian - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:00pm

As Viewpoint section editor I often find myself in the unusual position of asking questions I find myself unable to answer. I wrote this week’s topic, in large part because I find its implications fascinating and far-reaching, but at the time I hadn’t considered that I might have to scrape together my own thoughts on the matter. Needless to say, I feel conflicted.

Categories: Colleges

Peter Tork, who died Thursday, was a Carleton College dropout before joining The Monkees

Northfield News - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:59pm
Peter Tork died Thursday, and while his claim to fame is his time with The Monkees, he was hanging around Northfield before it all got started.
Categories: Local News

ArtZany: Arts Guild Fifth Year Gallery Exhibit and CVRO Mardi Gras Ball

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:23am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist features two events from the Northfield Arts Guild. First Carleton and St. Olaf Fifth Year artists introduce us to their gallery exhibit Unbound. Then,Paul Niemisto previews the the Mardi Gras Ball with the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra. northfieldartsguild.org Northfield Arts Guild Gallery Main Gallery Exhibit: Unbound northfieldartsguild.org  https://northfieldartsguild.org/visual-arts/galleries/main/current-exhibit/ Please join us for an Artist Reception on Friday, February

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Representative Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:44am

State Representative Todd Lippert talks about the Governor’s budget proposal, its emphasis on education and the proposed gas tax.  He provides an update on his Farm to School bill, and more….

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Public Review and Feedback Invited for Rice County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:38am

Rice County has completed an updated draft of the of the County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Local jurisdictions are required to update the plan every five years to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation grant programs. Community involvement and feedback are vital

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The CAC will celebrate the Grand Re-opening of their new Food Shelf

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:16am

Last year, CAC distributed over 540,000 pounds of food through the Food Shelf. And rescued over 249,000 pounds of food from local retailers.  Contact CAC to learn about the Food Shelf or Thursdays Table.   They received a grant to become a SuperShelf!  Join them on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, at noon for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. SuperShelf trains and assists food shelves in the

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Does this solar make my house look fat?!?!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:29pm

Does this solar make my house look fat?!?! Soon… coming to a new white roof on West! It looks reasonable that we can cover our annual useage, average is 465 kWhr/mo., and if we can keep Alan’s air conditioner out of the window, and figure out a heater for the mudroom during polar vortices (?)(got a panel heater, should work), it’s even lower, so NO PROBLEM! Won’t be able to get out of the $8/mo to Xcel for the privilege of getting a low bill from them, drat!

We’ve got the new roof on, so we’re ready to rock! Just have to nail down the details!

THIS is how solar should be, on every rooftop. It’s SO easy, it’s at load, DOH!  Just do it!

And then there’s this: Build a Simple Solar Air Heater.

I want one on the south side of every building in Red Wing. How hard would that be?

Categories: Citizens

Ask the Tradesman: Schulz Electric

Northfield Construction Company - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:45am
Tradesmen and tradeswomen are in high demand. One of the biggest benefits to working in the skilled trades is the opportunity available. Not exactly sure which trade or how to get started? That is why we are here to help with our new “Ask the Tradesman” blog. This month we had the opportunity to talk....
Categories: Businesses

Ask the Tradesman: Schulz Electric

Northfield Construction Company - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:45am
Tradesmen and tradeswomen are in high demand. One of the biggest benefits to working in the skilled trades is the opportunity available. Not exactly sure which trade or how to get started? That is why we are here to help with our new “Ask the Tradesman” blog. This month we had the opportunity to talk....
Categories: Businesses

Ask the Contractor: Why is My Project So Damn Expensive?

Northfield Construction Company - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:09pm
We often get asked “Why is my project so damn expensive?” And while there could be a handful of reasons, we are ten reason why your project could reach or exceed the higher end of your budget: Planning is expensive, but a lot less expensive than the consequences of not planning Raw land costs and....
Categories: Businesses

Ask the Contractor: Why is My Project So Damn Expensive?

Northfield Construction Company - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:09pm
We often get asked “Why is my project so damn expensive?” And while there could be a handful of reasons, we are ten reason why your project could reach or exceed the higher end of your budget: Planning is expensive, but a lot less expensive than the consequences of not planning Raw land costs and....
Categories: Businesses

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

 

Categories: Citizens

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)

Categories: Citizens

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)

Categories: Citizens

Acceptance

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:57am

Hang on through the tense parts of the day in the knowledge that they will pass soon enough. These little conflicts, inconveniences, and expectation adjustments are really unavoidable.

-Holiday Mathis, “Horoscope,” StarTribune, 9-17-2017

Categories: Citizens

September 2017

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:04am

19 Tuesday
– When the words come easy.
– Expanded consciousness.
– The snake in the toilet bowl.
– Being firm yet not hard.

18 Monday
Knowing you are good at helping people — and realizing you get as much from it as they do.

15 Friday
– Squirrels.
– Not having to be right.
– Not having to be good.
– Moving forward, flaws and all.

14 Thursday
Playing games at work.

12 Tuesday
– Rabbits on the path ahead.
– Your dog’s eyes.
– The pigeon who appears next to you on your morning walk, right there in the parking lot, reminding you of another pigeon at another time and place that had appeared next to you during one of those moments for which there are no words.

11 Monday
– Sunshine at lunchtime.
– Unexpected ice cream.
– Sadness.
– Strength.
– A blemish on your arm that reminds you this is your skin.

10 Sunday
That a certain friend was born.

9 Saturday
– The feeling of throwing a solid punch.
– The right song at the right time (redux).
– Doing more than you need to — but not more than is useful.
– The ding on your windshield as you drive down the highway. It leaves a mark but that mark is minute. The hurled item doesn’t penetrate. And it doesn’t slow you down in any noticeable way.

6 Wednesday
– Crisp air.
– Holding both: the part of you that is strong, capable, kind, caring with the part that is weak, erratic, angry, fucked up. They are you, both.

5 Tuesday
– Work. Demanding-commanding-immersing-distracting work.
– Feeling valued.
– Listening to weakness, honoring it, accepting it, allowing it to be.

3 Sunday
– A free ticket.
– Neighbors who don’t mind if you poop a little on their lawn (dog involved).

2 Saturday
– Helping out. Spur of the moment. And, hey, look, free doughnut!
– Getting some needed OT in.
– Texting. Really. You love it and hate it. Love it with friends who light you up.

1 Friday
Working at a place that recognizes your skills and then values them enough to put them to direct and meaningful use.

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