Northfield Curbside Composting off to strong, profitable start

Northfield News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:38pm
There were no guarantees of success when a group of young Northfielders embarked on a curbside compost business in 2017, but that’s exactly what they’ve found in the first six months.
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School bus/truck crash sends 1 to hospital; Another step toward a development agreement; Nfld. HRC has full board, a budget and an agenda

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:02pm

UPDATE:  The driver of the pickup truck was Andrew Pany (age 58) of rural New Prague. As of this update, Pany is still in a metro hospital being treated for a serious leg injury, among other injuries. The driver of the School bus was Jerry Iverson (age 73) of Prior Lake. All parties are cooperating with

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Mastering the art of being very mediocre at multiple things

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

First let me start by vehemently defending mediocrity. Too often in our hyper-refined “civilization” these days do we lose touch with ~reality~ and fall prey to illusions of personal grandeur, as if we each had some sort of inherent skill or idiosyncrasy that had since been unseen on the earth.

Categories: Colleges

The kingfisher on Spring Creek

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

What the Cole Student Naturalist has to say this week

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Discovering the joys of driving and thinking alone

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

If I ever have a bad day at Carleton, my car is where I take my lone retreat and re-energize.

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Opinion writing provides a powerful bully pulpit

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Opinion writing can be scary at first (I know it was for me, in large part because it’s so much more personal than any other form of journalism), but it’s also incredibly necessary.

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New pre-law advisor hired

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

“I’m looking forward to getting to know students and am excited to transition from a larger university campus to a smaller campus setting,” said Clemens. Her role as the Career Center’s sole Pre-Law Advisor is a position that Internship Program Director Rachel Leatham assumed in the interim since the departure of the previous advisor, Erin Chamlee.

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Concert Hall organ bought by local company, Chapel organ renovated

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

“I really love the Chapel. It’s a really great place for performances,” said Quintero, excited to play on the revamped instrument. “Real organ gets more emotion and performance.”

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Kaegi Reflects on a Triumphant Cross Country Season

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Emily Kaegi ’18 from Williamstown, MA is a senior Math/Stats major and the captain for both the Carleton Women’s Cross Country team and the Carleton Women’s Track and Field team. Kaegi has excelled in both cross country and track, picking up numerous MIAC athlete of the week awards. She is a three time MIAC All-Conference runner, a two-time Central All-Region runner, a four-time national qualifier with her team in cross country, as well as a two-time All-MIAC Honorable Mention in track and field.

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Board of Trustees must communicate with students

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Whether or not you agree that fossil fuel divestment is the right move for Carleton College, it is clear from this email that the chairman of the board is not taking the concerns of students seriously.

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A repeal of net neutrality would be disasterous for the Internet

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Now think about having to go back to that to read alternate points of view. Would you actually end up reading that article if you had to wait two minutes for it to load?

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New movie theater opens close to Northfield

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

“I think it is long overdue for Northfield to have a movie theater and I hope it can do well.”

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Reusable plate program ends in Sayles Cafe

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Nearly 500 Sayles  reusable plates not returned by diners

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Sunday Night Trivia moves to Imminent Brewing

Carletonian - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm

Each team is given a pen and a pad of paper. Chakladar reads out the questions and the teams record their answers—in an atmosphere Young describes as “quiet but tense.” Then they pass their papers to the adjacent team and Chakladar reads out the correct answers.

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Film created by professor, students tells story of Japanese Americans after WWII

St. Olaf College - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:20am
Hikari Sugisaki ’17 and Paul Sullivan ’17 interview Jim Kirihara for ‘Beyond the Barbed Wire.’ The documentary film project, led by Associate Professor of Chinese Ka Wong, tells the stories of Japanese Americans who came to Minnesota after the Pacific War.

Beyond the Barbed Wire: Japanese Americans in Minnesota, a documentary film created by St. Olaf College Associate Professor of Chinese Ka Wong and several student researchers, explores an emotional and challenging chapter in perhaps one of the darkest moments of 20th-century American history.

The film, which Wong worked on for nearly two years with the assistance of Hikari Sugisaki ‘17 and Paul Sullivan ’17, presents the unique experiences of Japanese Americans who came to Minnesota after the Pacific War. Approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced into internment camps after Pearl Harbor, and some of them relocated to and restarted their lives in Minnesota in part because of education opportunities at schools that included St. Olaf.

“The purpose of this film is to preserve this part of history as well as present these individual stories to inform and educate the newer generation, who might not have much knowledge about it,” Wong says. “The film will be distributed through educational channels, and perhaps several Asian American film related programs.”

The next showing of Beyond the Barbed Wire will be at the Northfield Public Library on Saturday, January 20, at 1 p.m. in the Bunday Meeting Room.

“The story of the interment and its aftermath is not just about the struggles and sufferings of the Japanese Americans but also the courage and comradeship of others who stepped up, spoke for, and helped them during such difficult times,” says Associate Professor of Chinese Ka Wong.

The project began as a Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) summer project in 2015 and gradually developed into a documentary film with the generous support of funding from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), Digital Humanities on the Hill (DHH), as well as the Interdisciplinary and General Studies and the Asian Studies departments at St Olaf.

Wong was inspired by Yoshiteru Murakami ’51, a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) from the internment camp who attended St. Olaf and later served in the military.

“His story made me want to explore this unknown part of Minnesotan history and, of course, in the context of the larger yet seldom discussed WWII experiences of Japanese Americans,” Wong says.

Both Sugisaki and Sullivan wanted to further explore the history behind the internment camps and the stories that came after.

“I thought this was a good subject to research because the attitude in the United States today toward some minorities, especially Muslim Americans, is unfortunately reminiscent of how the Japanese American community was viewed pre-internment,” Sullivan says.

Initially the film was not meant to be a documentary, but after hearing the stories of their interviewees the group was moved to help their voices be heard.

“Generally they were happy to share their experiences,” Sullivan says. “I think most of them were open to being interviewed, despite their stories being full of hardship, in hopes that through sharing nobody else would have to go through what they went through.”

The group hopes the documentary will bring awareness to a series of events that is both often forgotten and, unfortunately, incredibly relevant today.

“There are rich and untold stories about Asian Americans everywhere, even in an unsuspected place like Northfield or St. Olaf, that we should not overlook,” Wong says.

“The story of the interment and its aftermath is not just about the struggles and sufferings of the Japanese Americans but also the courage and comradeship of others who stepped up, spoke for, and helped them during such difficult times,” he adds. “The fight against injustice is never simply about, or can it ever be reduced to, just race/color. Under the current political climate, both on campus and nationwide, it’s crucial to give more thought and time to discussing the past, so we can better prepare for present challenges, and hopefully work toward a better future.”

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ArtZany: Kevin Kling and Zeitgeist: “For the Birds”

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00am

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling to talk about the Zeitgeist presentation of For the Birds at Carleton College. Art Zany! Radio for the Imagination 01-19-18 Zeitgeist: “For the Birds” Thursday, 25 January 2018 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center for Creativity Performed by Zeitgeist,

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Truck driver injured in crash with school bus UPDATED

Northfield News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:38pm
A 58-year-old man was injured in a Thursday afternoon crash between a pickup and a school bus west of Lonsdale.
Categories: Local News

UFCW Announces Intentions to Form Union at Just Food Co-op

Just Food Co-op - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:47pm

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1189 (UFCW) have announced their intentions to form a union at Just Food Co-op. On Wednesday, January 17, Just Food Co-op Management was presented with a petition from the UFCW 1189. To ensure all members of Just Food’s staff have a voice in this decision and in the spirit of Cooperative Principle 2, Democratic Member Control, there will be an election for all eligible staff to determine if the majority wish to be represented by a labor organization.

Just Food Co-op recognizes the right of any group of people to form legal associations to meet their collective needs. This includes the right of our employees to choose to organize or join a union in the workplace. The decision to associate, or not, is up to each employee.  This is an important employee decision, not a Co-op decision, and we want to make sure that all employees have an opportunity to voice their opinion on unionization.

Just Food Co-op Management will ensure that the decision to unionize is an employee decision and the Co-op takes a neutral position toward any legal efforts to organize. As this process moves forward, including the election and vote for a Union at Just Food, we will keep our membership and shoppers informed.


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Chris Anisowicz creates solar-powered summer program

Carleton Sports - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:35pm

Senior Chris Anisowicz, a starter on the offensive line for the Knights’ football team, turned his passion for learning into a program that he hopes will teach high school students from Northfield about the physics of energy and light while at the same time creating their own solar backpack.

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Northfield man arrested in Rice County swamp requests jury trial

Northfield News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:37pm
A Northfield man, who was allegedly found hiding in a swamp after a high-speed vehicle chase, called for a jury trial in Rice County District Court.
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