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Northfield chosen as one of '10 great places to retire'

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:34pm
Northfield can add another trophy to its proverbial shelf, as a national publication recently named the city one of the “10 great places to retire” for 2017.
Categories: Local News

Rice County to offer free chronic disease management course

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:56pm
Rice County Public Health wants to help area residents suffering from chronic conditions regain control of their lives.
Categories: Local News

Now Available: Aeschylus, Oresteia: An Adaptation

Rob Hardy - Rough Draft - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:56pm
Now available from Hero Now Theatre: Aeschylus, Oresteia: An Adaptation by Rob Hardy. Paperback. 72pp. $16.95

In his adaptation of Aeschylus's classic drama, first performed at Carleton College’s Weitz Center Theater in May 2012, Rob Hardy delivers the essence of this famous trilogy in a single play that speaks forcefully to today’s audiences. 
In lean, lyrical poetry, Hardy’s Aeschylus highlights all the glory of the original, including epic tales of lust, war, family strife, and revenge; choruses that echo the religious influences behind Greek drama; and Aeschylus's pride in Athenian law, philosophy, and oratory. 
In his Oresteia Aeschylus gave Athenians reason to believe that institutionalized justice, not revenge, would tame the savagery of human beings. His message resonates in our time, and Hardy’s accessible adaptation is a steadfast modern guide to this ancient wisdom. 
“A heady bouquet of new wine drawn from an old wineskin.” —Eric Dugdale (Gustavus Adolphus College), reviewing the 2012 Carleton College production in Didaskalia: The Journal for Ancient Performance 
The book comes with an introduction by Professor of Classics (Emeritus) Thomas Van Nortwick, of Oberlin College, describing the political, social, and aesthetic context of the trilogy, and offering high praise for Hardy’s adept, graceful adaptation. Hardy has added numerous explanatory notes to help the non-specialist with unfamiliar names and concepts, and a map shows the location of important place-names mentioned in the play.
Categories: Citizens

Governor declares SPAM Day

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:39pm

It’s a special day 80 years in the making.  Today, Governor Mark Dayton declared July 7th as SPAM Day!  Read the proclamation below: Spam Day official proclamation by Governor Dayton

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Two airlifted following train-car crash UPDATED

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:15pm
Two people are in good condition after a Friday morning crash involving an SUV and train on Second Avenue NW in Faribault.
Categories: Local News

Car/Train crash injures 2; Developers discussing Senior Housing in Nfld; Quiet 4th but Sheriff warns about fireworks; If it says 55mph – it’s 55 – speed enforcement underway; Gardens and Art

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:02pm

Car/Train crash  injures 2 Two were airlifted after a car/train crash.  Faribault Police Chief Andy Bohlen said the crash happened near Faribault Woolen Mills on 2nd Ave NW at about 9:15 this morning.  49 year old Shan Roehrick was southbound on 2nd Ave NW in an SUV when she struck a train backing across 2nd

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PIPELINE Project provides opportunity for students and employers

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:58am
Bishar Abdullahi was desperate for a job.
Categories: Local News

Carleton announces three women's golf commitments

Carleton Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:58am

Alexis Chan (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Abby Euyang (Seattle) and Olivia Laub (Stilwell, Kan.) plan to join the Knights for the 2017-18 season.

Categories: Colleges

GALLERY: Fare For All steady in Northfield

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:55am
Fare For All staff want you to know they take the “all” in its name quite literally.
Categories: Local News

David DeLong

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:40am

Wayne talks with David DeLong, a frequent guest on the show. Listen here: wayneeddy070317

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Author Faith Sullivan

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:15am

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Faith Sullivan to talk about the novel Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse and her upcoming event at Content Bookstore in Northfield. ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 07/07/2017 Content Bookstore Saturday, July 8th, at 4 pm. Reading, Q&A, and book signing contentbookstore.com/event/faith-sullivan-content Faith Sullivan is the

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Love

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:44am

Walon: “Look, forgiveness from other folks is good, but ain’t nothin’ but words comin’ at you from outside. You want to kick this shit, you got to forgive your own self. Love yourself some, brother. And then drag your sorry ass to some meetings.”

Bubbles: “Meetings?”

Walon: “What the fuck do you wanna hear? That you’re strong enough to do this by yourself? Gettin’ clean’s the easy part. And then comes life.”

The Wire (Season 1, 2002)

Categories: Citizens

Astilbe, False Spirea

Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’ Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Astilbe are a favorite perennial for shaded garden beds and borders. Sturdy flower stems rise up above their bushy clumps of dark green foliage in early to mid summer, sporting showy plumes in shades of red, pink, purple and white. Astilbe make a perfect companion plant to hostas, ferns, woodland grasses and brunera. Their flowers make fun and long lasting additions to fresh cut bouquets and dried arrangements. They are deer and rabbit resistant, and supportive of bees. Astilbe thrive in part shade and average to slightly acidic soils. Their one requirement is moisture. Regular watering will produce and maintain vigorous and long lived plants. Plant in mass, along woodland borders, or as a specimen.

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Categories: Businesses

County considers family therapy program as child maltreatment cases rise

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Rice County, like many counties throughout the state, has a growing number of children in foster care or living outside the home.
Categories: Local News

Townships hope for share of fine revenue

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:45pm
A township supervisor in Waseca County thinks Rice County’s townships are missing out on some money that should be theirs.
Categories: Local News

Thanks for your votes and a successful Taste Tour!

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:52pm
2017 Downtown Northfield Taste Tour Queued up at The Hideaway

Greetings from Downtown Northfield! Thanks to everyone who came out to make our first ever Downtown Northfield Taste Tour food crawl such a big success!  On Thursday, June 15, the sun was shining, the food was amazing and we sold more than 3000 tickets in just two hours. Eleven downtown restaurants participated in the inaugural event and the variety of offerings was terrific.

The national anthem kicked off the Community Band concert

Everyone enjoyed the free Northfield Community Band concert afterwards in Bridge Square. Next year, we’re hoping to make the event longer and add the breweries to the tour. Save the date for June 14th, 2018!

America’s Main Streets Contest

Congratulations to DeLand, Florida, the winner in the “America’s Main Street” contest!

Deland, Florida supporters with a $25,000 check!

242 Main Streets in 48 states were nominated for the title, and more than 300,000 votes were cast. Because of your votes, Downtown Northfield made it into the Top 25 main streets in the nation. It is the people that make our downtown the central heart of our community–thank you and stay tuned: they’ll do it again in 2018!!

Categories: Organizations

Kids go for gold at Rice County 4-H Day Camp

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:15pm
Whether they were competing in relay races, swimming at the pool or settling down for arts and crafts, every camper ended the day with a gold-medal smile.
Categories: Local News

FREE Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 2:54pm

FREE Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes Starting Soon in Faribault Sign-up Deadline July 24 Rice County Public Health, Allina Health and Faribault Senior Center are teaming up to offer Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Faribault for interested community members. These evidence based programs help people with chronic conditions live healthier and fuller lives. The six

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From PBS to nurse practitioner, science at every step

St. Olaf College - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:59pm

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” says Pearl Faldet ’17.

Many students receive vocational guidance from professors, supervisors, and other mentors — but Pearl Faldet ’17 found inspiration from PBS characters.

As a Social Entrepreneur Scholar through the St. Olaf College Piper Center for Vocation and Career, Faldet secured an internship with Twin Cities PBS as the Minnesota Productions and Partnerships Intern. At PBS, Faldet spent many days visiting children’s hospitals with characters from the organization’s shows.

Faldet also worked with the SciGirls program, a show that features stories about women in STEM careers. This program “helps curb the stigma that it’s not cool for girls to do science,” says Faldet.

Faldet, who majored in biology at St. Olaf, has experienced this stigma firsthand. “There’s a stereotype that female scientists wear huge glasses and are super nerdy, and it’s not that way at all,” she says.

For Faldet, helping young girls do experiments and encouraging them to explore their potential as scientists was immensely rewarding.

In addition to the time that she spent with SciGirls, Faldet’s internship involved work at ECHO, an organization that partners with PBS to provide public health information for refugees and recent immigrants in Minnesota.

Faldet found redesigning ECHO’s website just as rewarding as her work with SciGirls, knowing that her internship would benefit others.

Pearl Faldet ’17 (center) with her coworkers at Twin Cities Public Television.

And she became passionate about the public health sector through this part of her internship: “The two best ways to improve a person’s life are through education and health, and public health does both,” she says.

On campus, Faldet was a member of the Board of Regents Student Committee, where she served as a liaison between members of the administration and the student body. In addition, her student work enriched her time at St. Olaf, from maintaining water levels in carnivorous plants as a greenhouse worker to teaching evolutionary phylogeny concepts as a lab assistant to facilitating vocational discussions as a Peer Advisor in the Piper Center.

Faldet, who plans to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced nursing degree, says that it was her experience at PBS that solidified her commitment to establishing a career as a nurse practitioner.

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” she says.

Categories: Colleges

From PBS to nurse practitioner, science at every step

St. Olaf College - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:59pm

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” says Pearl Faldet ’17.

Many students receive vocational guidance from professors, supervisors, and other mentors — but Pearl Faldet ’17 found inspiration from PBS characters.

As a Social Entrepreneur Scholar through the St. Olaf College Piper Center for Vocation and Career, Faldet secured an internship with Twin Cities PBS as the Minnesota Productions and Partnerships Intern. At PBS, Faldet spent many days visiting children’s hospitals with characters from the organization’s shows.

Faldet also worked with the SciGirls program, a show that features stories about women in STEM careers. This program “helps curb the stigma that it’s not cool for girls to do science,” says Faldet.

Faldet, who majored in biology at St. Olaf, has experienced this stigma firsthand. “There’s a stereotype that female scientists wear huge glasses and are super nerdy, and it’s not that way at all,” she says.

For Faldet, helping young girls do experiments and encouraging them to explore their potential as scientists was immensely rewarding.

In addition to the time that she spent with SciGirls, Faldet’s internship involved work at ECHO, an organization that partners with PBS to provide public health information for refugees and recent immigrants in Minnesota.

Faldet found redesigning ECHO’s website just as rewarding as her work with SciGirls, knowing that her internship would benefit others.

Pearl Faldet ’17 (center) with her coworkers at Twin Cities Public Television.

And she became passionate about the public health sector through this part of her internship: “The two best ways to improve a person’s life are through education and health, and public health does both,” she says.

On campus, Faldet was a member of the Board of Regents Student Committee, where she served as a liaison between members of the administration and the student body. In addition, her student work enriched her time at St. Olaf, from maintaining water levels in carnivorous plants as a greenhouse worker to teaching evolutionary phylogeny concepts as a lab assistant to facilitating vocational discussions as a Peer Advisor in the Piper Center.

Faldet, who plans to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced nursing degree, says that it was her experience at PBS that solidified her commitment to establishing a career as a nurse practitioner.

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” she says.

Categories: Colleges
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