A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 9:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michelle
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Dia de los padres y mundial con la victoria mexicana

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:14pm

Dia de celebraciones varias, el dia de los padres y la victoria mexicana en el mundial frente a Alemania. Conversaciones igualmente sobre el clima anti inmigrante y la mejor forma de enfrentarse a situaciones de abuso de poder.   El Super Barrio 6 17 18

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Fine Tune # 398 father 17 June 2018

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:15pm

Thinking of fathers today… Fine Tune 06-17-18 #398 Father’s Gun / Carter Burwell Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp) / Allan Sherman Unwed Fathers / Deer Tick w Liz Isenberg Father and Son / Cat Stevens A Father’s First Spring / The Avett Brothers Father’s Day / Chris Smither Dear Father / Colin

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WINGS takes the lead in community efforts, philanthropy

Northfield News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 5:34pm
Fifteen women, of different ages and professions, gathered together early on May 9 at the Northfield Community Resource Center for a monthly meeting.
Categories: Local News

Camping at Camden State Park, etc.!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 2:04pm

Back from camping with a friend this week.  Last fall, a friend from Northfield mentioned that she’d like to visit Pipestone National Monument, it was on her bucket list, but there’s no campground at Pipestone, just an RV park (UGH!) nearby, sooooo, have pop-up, will travel, and we booked it in October!  Alan and I have the routine down, and it’s very different with a friend who hasn’t been camping in decades, and never in a pop-up!

Getting there… CapX 2020 and other transmission was EVERYWHERE!

The weather was bizarre.  Got set up, but had to do it quickly, as it dribbled a bit of rain not long after (whew, good timing).  But the WIND!  WHEW!  It was SO windy.  Tied down the awning right away, and ultimately had to use an emergency blanked clamped to the awning as a windscreen to be able to cook!  Put the camper’s stove on the table, set up as another wind screen, and propped up the Coleman in that, kinda precarious, but needed the shelter.  It rained all day and all night and the next day too, and most of the next night!!!  Waterlogged, for sure!

Hard to keep everything under the awning, and very hard to keep that emergency blanket “rain fly” in one place.  On the stove there is the makings of wild rice (and sweet peppers, corn, green onions, mushrooms, and a dash of cream!), to go with the turkey (so easy when we have electricity, the hardest part is fitting it in the convection oven).  Got the hang of this now, first one was Thanksgiving in Arkansas, and this was worry free, no way the wind could blow away that oven.

The next day, we hit Pipestone National Monument, which was cool, actually hot but windy to make it OK, and there was a class meeting in the grass near the building when we arrived, and the next day, we learned that the Minnesota Historical Society had a group that had been there the day before, I think it was part of the American Indian Museum Fellowship program.  Pipestone National Monument is a sacred site,and in many places, there are remnants of prayers and offerings.

There are active quarries, and inside, three stations for pipestone carvers.  The carver I talked with had been wanting a spot there for over a decade, and it’s a long-term family thing, with ties going back generations, with the next generation waiting for someone to retire before they can take a place there as a carver.  Throughout, I thought of Robert Rosebear — I’d commissioned a piece decades ago, and he put a lot more into it than I’d bargained for, much more, the detail was amazing, a round piece, 2-3 inches, completely carved out in places, with a moose on one side, and an accurate likeness of the recipient (friend of his) on the other side.  How he planned and pieced that together was amazing.  Rosebear had mined the pipestone for his carvings from the quarries here.  It struck me that natives have to go through a permitting process to mine pipestone, but how does that work?  How is it that the Pipestone National Monument got into the hands of the feds, and the feds are in charge of determining who gets to mine at this sacred site?  Seems a bit off…


The following day, we went over to the Jeffers Petroglyphs:

It was impossible to get reasonable photos because it was at early afternoon, and the sun disappeared the petroglyphs, but staff tricks with boards and mirrors, and an occasional squirt bottle revealed them.  Here’s a depiction:

Thursday, it was off to Albert Lea for some pretty monumentous real estate closings  — the Bent Tree buyouts are DONE!  What an intense day!  And over 300 miles!

It’s good to be home!!

Categories: Citizens

Northfielder chosen as Aquatennial queen candidate

Northfield News - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 6:00am
Olivia Keske will represent Northfield in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization candidate program from July 17 to 22.
Categories: Local News

Steve Schier's interest, abilities make him a much sought after political commentator

Northfield News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:46pm
He no longer lives in town, but after 36 years at Carleton College, Northfield still feels like home for Steve Schier.
Categories: Local News

Ellison brings attorney general run to Rice County

Northfield News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 2:49pm
Cynthia Gonzalez just wanted to learn about who this man was.
Categories: Local News

2nd annual This Is Living expo grows offerings, looks to reach more seniors

Northfield News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm
It was a good start for organizers of the 2017 This Is Living expo, and they hope to carry the momentum into 2018.
Categories: Local News

Stanton Airfield Father’s Day special

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:35am

The Stanton Airfield is an aviation gem right in our own backyard.  Learn about the history, the many activities open to the public and all about the upcoming “Father’s Day Fly-in.”  Listen in as Andy and Dave interview John Quilling and Tim Bjork from the Stanton Airfield. Stanton Airfield Father’s Day special

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Party favorites trail competitors in cash race for governor

Northfield News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and Republicans have picked their favorites to run for governor this fall, but campaign finance reports released Friday show both endorsed candidates trailed their competitors heavily as they head toward an August primary.
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Northfield composer receives $25,000 McKnight Fellowship

Northfield News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:00am
The American Composers Forum announced the four recipients of this year's McKnight Fellowships for Composers, one of which is JC Sanford of Northfield.
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Zoning Board of Appeals

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:01pm
Event date: June 21, 2018
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Personalized memory care a key component of new assisted living facility

Northfield News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:30pm
Kari Elliason knows the nursing industry well.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:10pm
Event date: June 19, 2018
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Hjellming named Faribault Daily News publisher

Northfield News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:45pm
The Faribault Daily News and The Kenyon Leader will see a change in leadership effective Thursday, June 21.
Categories: Local News

Swearer makes old sculptures new for Northfield depot

Northfield News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:45pm
A Northfield-raised artist is bringing back a piece of local history most didn’t realize was missing.
Categories: Local News

LONG DIVISION: Finding Northfield's history in its first cemetery

Northfield News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:09pm
Often the history of a community is not far removed from those buried in its local cemeteries. Northfield's first formal resting place, the historic Northfield Cemetery (on Division Street, opposite Northfield High School), contains many unique and varied stories with…
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Shakopee man gets 4 yrs in drunk-driving death; Nfld Hosp. CEO discusses healthcare pricing; Nfld City staff to Action Plans with target dates;

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:02pm

30 year old Brandon Patrick Dellwo of Shakopee, was sentenced to 48 months in prison yesterday after pleading guilty in April, to one count each of Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Criminal Vehicular Operation in connection with the death of 29 year old Kacy Merseal of Des Moines.  Last August, Dellwo was driving his SUV eastbound

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‘C’ Club Hall of Fame to add five new members

Carleton Sports - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:30am

In conjunction with Carleton College’s Alumni Reunion Weekend activities, five new members are to be welcomed into the 'C' Club Hall of Fame: football player Mark Williams ’73, three-sport star Madeleine McAfee ’78, track and field All-American Jeff Brown ’88, Olympian Philip Dunn ’93, and former men’s tennis coach Bob Bonner.

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