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Student researchers work to diversify classical music canon, curriculum

St. Olaf College - Sat, 09/04/2021 - 4:04pm
Assistant Professor of Music Emery Stephens and student researchers Elijah Leer ’22 and Jimena Fernández ’22 spent the summer working on a Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) project titled "Amplifying Composers of Color: Decentering Whiteness in the American Art Music Canon." 
Categories: Colleges

Texas SB 8

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 7:41pm

The interwebs are exploding with comments and takes on Texas SB8, essentially outlawing abortion and authorizing vigilante actions… but what does it really say? Have you read it? Here it is:

Texas-2021-SB8-Enrolled.html
Categories: Citizens

Recall City Hall filing doesn’t add up!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 3:39pm

Recall City Hall must file Campaign Finance Reports. It’s taken a while to get to this, but… the numbers don’t add up, but maybe they do if there’s an inherent presumption regarding dollars not listed. Here’s the most recent report, covering from March 10, 2021 to May 31, 2021:

Committee-to-Recall-City-Hall_3-10-21-5-31-21_OriginalDownload

Note that in this report, they must “Give the total for all contributions received during the period of time covered by this report.” Here’s what they report:

But they report $3,455 in donations over $100 and cash contributions of $2,916 “on different days as an aggregate.” $3,455 + 2,916 = $6,371.

On the following page, they report in-kind donations of $358.50. $6,371 + $358.50 = $6,729.50.

My calculator says:

$9,518.50 – $6,729.50 = $2,789.

Where did the $2,789 come from? No explanation. I’d guess that the inference is that the rest of the donations were not case and were not “over $100” but…

I don’t see dates listed for those donations over $100, and there’s no separate sheet to itemize all, ALL, contributions from a single source that exceeded $100 during the calendar year. It’s not up to snuff.

Postage for $360, May 27, 2021 — I wonder if this was to mail the postcards that were handed out at the fair at the Republican booth — though there’s no expenditure listed for postcards:

Is Recall City Hall having a fundraiser on Friday at Colvill? Their website says so, but I’ve also heard it’s been cancelled. We shall see. Anyway, if so, what’s their fundraiser for? Maybe someone should call and find out!

Some other posts on Legalectric about Recall:

Yeah, let’s trot this guy out again:

Categories: Citizens

Equity and Inclusion Update

St. Olaf College - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:47pm
A message from Vice President for Equity and Inclusion María Pabón Gautier that is part of a series of regular updates she sends to the campus community.
Categories: Colleges

Defeat of Jesse James Days

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:14pm
Event date: September 8, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Defeat of Jesse James Days

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:14pm
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Defeat of Jesse James Days

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:14pm
Event date: September 10, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Defeat of Jesse James Days

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:14pm
Event date: September 11, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Defeat of Jesse James Days

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:14pm
Event date: September 12, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

Rice County Sheriff has concerns about roadway safety; Safe rides available during DJJD

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson Yesterday Sheriff Troy Dunn announced that the Rice County Sheriff’s Department would participate in a Southeast Minnesota law enforcement initiative called Dying to Get Home. The Sheriff said, as he has been saying all summer long, that he is very concerned by the number of people who have died on Minnesota roads

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 11:54am
Event date: September 7, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 11:16am
Event date: September 7, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:14am
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

ArtZany: Archer House with Susan Hvistendahl and Sandy Haas 09-03-21

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:11am
Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist shares the history and stories of the iconic Archer House in downtown Northfield with author and historian Susan Hvistendahl and former Archer House owner Sandy Haas.  Susan Hvistendahl events: The History of the Archer House Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 6:30PM – 7:30PM Northfield Public Library, 210

Craig Swenson on upcoming events/activities at FiftyNorth

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 9:09am
Craig Swenson provides information about upcoming events and activities at FiftyNorth.  

Paul Reiland on Bluff View Housing Development Project

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 8:34am
Paul Reiland talks about the new Bluff View Development project on the south side of Northfield.  The groundbreaking will be Saturday, September 4.

Northfield Hospital + Clinics’ EMS changes its look

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:49pm
The EMS staff of Northfield Hospital + Clinics are getting a new uniform — after 25 years in the same style shirt.
Categories: Local News

Why We Garden: It’s a Family Thing

As children, many of us helped our parents and grandparents tend vegetables, mow, pull weeds, and prune in the family garden. We might have taken these activities for granted- they were as woven into the fabric of our childhoods as the first day of school or cruising the block on our bikes.

Upon entering adulthood, we started to recognize that gardens are intentional acts. Our families maintained and cultivated plants not only to keep up appearances, but also because they are sources of food, beauty, and privacy, and opportunities to engage in environmental stewardship. Many of us soon realized that we wanted to be part of this intentional engagement with the land.

Gardener Spotlight: Adrian

Adrian is one such customer at Knecht’s. We started to see him, a lot, during the summer of 2020. When 2021 rolled around, back came Adrian, just as excited to work on his landscape as he had been the previous year. As we got to know him, Adrian told us that his love of planting is rooted in his family.

“Growing up, I watched my grandparents plant trees. My grandma inspired me to give back to the environment.” 

When Adrian bought his house a few years ago, there were no plants, no trees, and no privacy. He quickly set to work to correct the situation, dipping into the knowledge that his grandma had instilled in him as a child.

A love for hydrangeas turned into an obsession, and he has even referred to himself as “the guy with all the hydrangeas.” An Adirondack flowering crab soon joined the mix. A maple was a must for fall. As he kept on planting, the compliments from friends and neighbors started pouring in and motivated him to keep improving. 

Adrian’s Adirondack flowering crab in spring

Adrian loves watching everything grow and thrive and he looks forward to keeping things neat and cared for. He has embraced the ever-changing nature of gardens and isn’t afraid to move things that aren’t working. His dedication to planning for the mature size of his trees is downright impressive when many of us struggle to overcome the temptation to crowd our plants.

Adrian’s Phantom Hydrangea tree

Adrian is building a diverse landscape one plant at a time and incorporating plants that engage the senses and support pollinators. He recently picked out a fragrant Agastache because of “the smell… and because it was covered in bees.” 

Fragrant Agastache is adored by bees Anyone Can Garden

Adrian had the benefit of a family garden and a grandma who knew what she was doing, but whether or not anyone in your family has ever planted a tree doesn’t matter. You can start gardening any time. Every new gardener has to start somewhere, even if it’s with a single tree or a small veggie garden.

Gardening is a matter of doing. Learning to be a great gardener happens along the way. Of course, some advice from plant people doesn’t hurt either, and Knecht’s is happy to help in that department!

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

HRA recommends creation of local fund to combat housing crisis

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 5:51pm
The Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved the formation of a new fund to help combat the local housing crisis.
Categories: Local News

Only rain down the drain

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 5:24pm
Only Rain Down the Drain
Categories: Local News
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