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$806,000 in assessments authorized for road projects to start later this year

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:39pm
Northfield city councilors on Tuesday approved more than $806,000 in assessments for the two-year street reconstruction project slated to start this year.
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2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award honors Clancy Dokmo

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:19pm
The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee has announced longtime Northfielder Clancy Dokmo as the 2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award recipient. The award is given annually to a person who exhibits a dedication to public service which Joseph Lee Heywood…
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Late Planting Corn Considerations in Minnesota for 2019

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:08pm

As of Monday, May 20, 2019, the USDA Minnesota crop progress report indicated that fifty-six percent of Minnesota’s corn was planted, which was three days behind the previous year and ten days behind the five-year average. Averages being what they are, just averages, many parts of the state report that the rate of corn planting

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Intersection of Third and Washington streets to close Wednesday

Northfield News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 3:04pm
The intersection of Third Street and Washington Street and a portion of Washington Street will close Wednesday as part of Division Street and Seventh Street reconstruction, Washington Street mill and overlay, and various parking lot rehabilitations, a press release states.…
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Road closures begin May 22 as Washington St. construction continues in Northfield

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:59pm

The intersection of Third Street and Washington Street, and a portion of Washington Street will close Wednesday May 22, 2019 as part of the Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction, Washington Street Mill and Overlay, and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations Project. Additionally, the Third Street Parking Lot, and the Grand Event Center Parking Lot will

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Traffic stop leads to arrests; Dokmo chosen as 2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award recipient; Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair nets $67K and donates it back

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Two men from Faribault were arrested after a traffic stop in Morristown. 18-year-old Mason Scott Kryzer was clocked driving at 72 mph in a 60-mph zone on Morristown Blvd just before 4 p.m. on Sunday. A Rice County Deputy pulled him over near Iona Avenue. As the deputy approached the

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MPR broadcasts St. Olaf panel discussion on immigration

St. Olaf College - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 8:57am
Minnesota Public Radio will air the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community's panel discussion on "The Question of Assimilation/Incorporation in 21st Century America."
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Two St. Olaf students earn Rossing Physics Scholarships

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 3:11pm
St. Olaf students Kayla Gephart '20 and Aaron Swanson '20 have been named Rossing Physics Scholars for 2019–20.
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NPR podcast examines murder of civil rights icon James Reeb ’50

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 2:23pm
In 1965 civil rights activist James Reeb '50 was fatally attacked by white supremacists in Selma, Alabama. A new NPR podcast exposes the lies that kept the murder from being solved.
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Frost preparations!

 

The weather just continues to keep us guessing. If you have any tender plants – such as hanging baskets, warm season annuals planted in the ground, or baskets or other containers outside – you should bring them into the garage or be prepared to cover them. The forecast shows light frost for southern Minnesota.

I brought all of my containers in except for two that I can’t move. I will cover these with a sheet late afternoon. Cool season vegetables like brocolli and cabbage can typically handle a light frost – but if you’re covering things up – why chance it.

 

The is the advisory found on WCCO Weather .. Frost Advisory from MON 1:00 AM CDT until MON 8:00 AM CDT…FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT MONDAY… * TEMPERATURE…Low to mid 30s. * IMPACTS…Sensitive vegetation may be damaged if left unprotected. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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ADUs: Reframing the discussion

Betsey Buckheit - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:11am
After what seemed like unanimity and a strong sense of purpose at the Planning Commission, the Council discussion about Accessory Dwelling Units has been dispiriting to watch thus far and the public comments even more so. Since the Council will have another go at ADUs today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at their worksession, I’d like …
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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

 

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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)

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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)

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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

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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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Beauty

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:44am

Lost and lonely lives
Floating like waves at sea
We make it day by day
Watching the world go by

In a moment when time stands still
From here we look out on forever

Darling, our love
One love that never fades away
Our love
This love will light the world on its way

Shattered, broken dreams
Sifting like grains of sand
We claim it and here we stay
Watching the world go by

And with the strength that we spend in this life
In hope that it goes on forever
We believe as we promise to try that

Darling, our love
One love that never fades away
Our love
This love will light the world on its way

In a moment when time stands still
From here we look out on forever
And we can see all that time will tell

Darling, our love
One love that never fades away
Our love
This love will light the world on its way

-Michael McDonald, “Our Love,” No Lookin’ Back (1985)

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Truth

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:14am

Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you

-Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

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