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STOries: The caffeinated English coffee club

St. Olaf College - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 2:44pm
In 1929 the St. Olaf English Department established a coffee klatch that served as "a clearing house of the spirit — a place for the thorough discussion of important problems."
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Diving into the Shark Tank

St. Olaf College - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 2:15pm
When Kate Tecku Field ’10 pitched her business venture, The Kombucha Shop, on ABC’s popular reality show Shark Tank, she wasn’t sure if the investors would bite. But they did.
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Making a Difference: The Alumni Board Welcomes Two New Members

St. Olaf College - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 1:55pm
The St. Olaf Alumni Board welcomes two new members, both of whom are looking forward to making connections with the larger alumni community.
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Klobuchar staff meets with Northfielders to discuss rising cost of prescription drugs

Northfield News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:20pm
As prescription drug costs rise, both legislators and small-town Minnesota communities are asking how it happened, and more importantly, what’s to be done about it.
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Climate Action board shares early progress

Northfield News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:17pm
As political leaders at the national level unveil a Green New Deal and consider other climate change measures, Northfielders at the front end of the fight aren’t waiting.
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Clearing downtown streets takes patience and coordination; Gravel roads get no salt; Nfld. Planning looks at Workforce housing and senior living possibilities; Olson honored with Outstanding Leadership Award

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:02pm

With the shear amount of snowfall, removing it from downtown Northfield is a big job that requires a lot of coordination.  For 19 years, Steve Malecha of the City’s Streets department has driven the big snowblower responsible for loading up the snow piles into the semi’s.   Starting at midnight last night, using 7 semi trucks,

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Carls Talk Back meets, seeks to rekindle student activism on campus

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

On Sunday, February 27, Carls Talk Back (CTB) held a meeting for the student community to kick off a new term and to establish working goals for the rest of the year.

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CSA resolution disregarded, classes held despite polar vortex

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

“The main thing is we don’t know why the college chose this.”

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Review of community standards policy examines hazing and passive participation

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

"I am hopeful for an updated community standards policy that provides greater clarity to the Carleton community."

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Student summer research displaced as lab sciences migrate to new facilities

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

Carleton’s science departments are adjusting their funded summer research offerings as migration into the new Integrated Science Facility will prevent access to functional labs and research spaces. While equipment is transferred into the Integrated Science Facility, Olin and Hulings will both be closed. The main departments affected are Chemistry, Biology and Physics and Astronomy.

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City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:48am
Event date: February 12, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Cover crops, grazing improve soil health and profitability, research says

Northfield News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:45am
Farmers who implement cover crops in the upper Midwest see financial benefits, according to new research backed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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NDDC Accepting Applications for Executive Director

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:57am

The Board of Directors of the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is accepting applications for the role of Executive Director.

The Executive Director reports to the NDDC Board and is an active and engaged advocate for Downtown Northfield, Minnesota Main Street and Main Street America programs, especially in sharing information, goals and accomplishments of the NDDC to critical community and city stakeholders and partners. They serve as the primary program manager responsible for advancing the work of the organization’s committees, task forces and special initiative aligned to Main Street requirements and contractual agreements with the City of Northfield. This position is a part-time salaried role, requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week.

Please review the detailed job description that outlines the expected responsibilities and desired qualifications.  The search committee will accept and review applications through February 22, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a current resume or CV, and 3-5 professional references to NDDCSearchCommittee@outlook.com.

 

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Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 8:59am

The snow and cold hasn’t stopped House District 20b Representative Todd Lippert from working at the Capital.  He spoke with Jeff Johnson on legislative issues this week including his bill on a drug repository and more.  All bills must be ready by March 31 to get a hearing. Rep- Todd Lippert 2-8-19

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Woman killed in Hampton home explosion identified

Northfield News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 8:11am
The woman who was found dead after a Tuesday morning home explosion south of Hampton was identified Thursday night as Theresa Ann Snoeyenbos, 56, according to a release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
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Ride along on City snowblower

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:14am

The coordination it takes to remove all that snow from downtown is amazing!  Teri Knight had a chance to ride along for a few minutes thanks to our wonderful Streets department.  Seven semis and 16 loads of snow!  Thank you, Steve Malecha!!!!!

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Governor Walz Declares Peacetime State of Emergency to Assist Stranded Motorists

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:56am

At just before 10pm last night, Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency, and ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide assistance and emergency relief services for stranded motorists in Renville County. Heavy snow and strong winds have stranded motorists in Renville County and continued storm conditions are expected to create dangerous conditions for people traveling through the

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Q&A with Candace Moore, the newest professor in the WGST and CAMS departments

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00am

Candace Moore arrived at Carleton this fall as an assistant professor and Mellon Faculty Fellow. She will be teaching in both the Women’s and Gender Studies department and the Cinema and Media Studies department.

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Reflections on Carleton’s polar vortex decision

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00am

The so-called “polar vortex”—bearing down upon humanity packing high winds and that technical-sounding title for what amounts to a serious cold snap—the so-called “polar vortex” is a god-send for raising human awareness of experience.

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47 Knights earn Academic All-Conference

Carletonian - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00am

Fall 2018 saw more Knights earn Academic All-Conference than in any other season the school’s history, with their 47 recipients placing second among all other MIAC programs.

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