Hardy highlights relevancy in Greek tragedy 'The Oresteia'

Northfield News - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:44am
Poet Laureate Rob Hardy is reviving his adaptation of “The Oresteia” through a script launch where people can read the adaptation and experience scenes performed by actors from the Hero Now production.
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Tickseed, Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’

Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’ Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

Summer is in full swing, and so are summer flowering perennials like coreopsis (tickseed). Coreopsis has long been a favorite of mine. Their cheerful, bright golden flowers shine like the sun, recalling fond memories of small bouquets for the table, and the image of my older sister tucking them into lovely arrangements for the annual flower show each summer. Coreopsis are hardy, long-lived perennials. They prefer average, well-drained garden soil, but will perform nicely in gravely, sandy or heavier soils that have been amended with good quality compost or composted manure. Of the many wonderful varieties we carry, Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’, is an All American Winner. ‘Early Sunrise’ is a compact selection. Clumps mature at 12” tall and wide, making it a great choice for the front of the border. Its long-lasting, golden-yellow, double 1.5-2” flowers add a ruffled softness to these strong and sturdy plants. Keep your coreopsis blooming longer by removing the spent blooms as the flowers fade. This keeps a clean looking plant and encourages more buds.

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Mill Towns State Trail sculpture closer to adorning trailhead

Northfield News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:49pm
It might have taken more than a decade but Mac Gimse’s “Between Earth and Sky” sculpture is set to reside at its original destination.
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Drug dealer gets 7 years; It’s a go for Hills of Spring Creek; School District renews contract with Benjamin Bus; Work to resume on Hotel project

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:02pm

In June of 2016, Ezequiel Lopez of Faribault, was selling cocaine and methamphetamine to Cannon River Drug Task Force.  Yesterday he was sentenced to 88 months in prison after pleading guilty to 2nd and 3rd degree drug sales.  Lopez admitted selling cocaine and methamphetamine to the agents on different occasions.  Rice County Attorney John Fossum

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Northfield Middle and High schools set lofty goals

Northfield News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:49am
Northfield Middle and High schools did not meet all the improvement goals set out for the 2016-17 school year. Of course, those goals were set pretty high.
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Easy Notification When Group Ex Classes Change

Northfield YMCA - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:37am

We’ve been working on a better way to communicate changes in group exercise classes at the Y. Here’s a handy-dandy ap.

Sign-up for the classes you participate in and get a message if that class changes (or is cancelled).  There are occasions when instructors need to make short-notice changes (we want to support our GX staff too).  Communication is hard (which sounds odd in a world of social media) because we all use such different ways to connect.

Here’s a direct way to get the info you need. Contact get signed up (specify the class(es)).   We’ll add classes as time goes by (we’re testing it right now) and appreciate your continued feedback).

Here’s a Printable info sheet.


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Lisa Smiley

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:11am

Founder of the Cannon Falls Wine & Art Festival, Lisa Smiley talks about this weekend’s events and Minnesota wines. CF Wine and Arts 7-13-17

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John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 7:47am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses jury duty, drug court, Townships request for a share of fines and more. John Fossum 7-13-17

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Northfield Arts Guild sails off with 'The Pirates of Penzance'

Northfield News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:45pm
Northfield Arts Guild is setting sail this summer with their production of operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.”
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Minnesota attorney general sues CenturyLink, alleges overbilling of customers

Northfield News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:35pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday, July 12, against CenturyLink, claiming that the company had billed customers higher amounts than its sales agents had quoted.
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Dundas building a boon for tax base; Nfld BTYR honors former Mayor with award; Council will hold Public Hearing on Charter amendment, whether it passes remains to be seen

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:17pm

As Dundas Council looks at their budget, Administrator John McCarthy said with all the building the City has going on the taxes for the commercial building will be a boost for the City when they’re added to the rolls.  There’s also residential improvements with more single family homes built this year and the Phase 2

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Council sets up city solar subscription decision for July 18

Northfield News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:39am
The Northfield City Council will wait at least one more week before deciding whether the city should subscribe to community solar gardens.
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Derek & Laura Meyers, co-owners of Imminent Brewing

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:08am

Wayne interviews Derek and Laura Meyers about their lives and their co-ownership of the recently opened brewery in Northfield – Imminent Brewing. Listen here: Meyers071217  

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Norman Butler – Parts 1, 2, and 3

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:30am

Norman Butler, owner of The Contented Cow in Northfield, is Wayne’s guest. Listen here: wayneeddy042517 – Part 1 normbutler042412 – Part 2 wayneeddy071117 – Part 3

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Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:51am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss last night’s Council meeting including a possible Charter amendment, the City’s decision on solar usage and more. Pownell-Martig 7-12-17

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Rotary Cogwheel | 07.13.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:14pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, July 13, 2017

Today: Nate Watters, Keepsake Cidery (Morlan)

Next Week: Amelia Ousley, Northfield Composting, (W. Sivanich)

Birthdays: George Davis (7/1), Kari Nelson (7/12) and Jan Stevens (7/15) 

Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet. 

Last Week:
The Northfield Rescue Squad is in need of a new heavy duty rescue truck.

Aramis Wells, captain and a 17-year veteran of the rescue squad, said it will cost somewhere north of $600,000. The Northfield VFW is taking the lead in the fundraising, but is canvassing the community for support. The campaign began this year; they hope to order the truck in 2019 and have it in operation by 2020.

This will be the rescue squad’s sixth vehicle since its inception 1959. The truck currently in service was purchased in 2000. Much has changed since then. The new truck will have numerous safety features, such as anti-lock breaks, rear camera for backing up and air bags. It will also accommodate newer and more effective extrication tools to deal with stronger automobile design.

The Northfield Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer group with 30 members who cover 144 square miles in and around Northfield. They responded to 229 calls last year, 85 were motor vehicle accidents.

If you are interested in donating, go online to or contact Aramis at You can also support the campaign through Amazon Smile.

Mini Classification:
John Ehresmann began his dental practice in Northfield in 1982. He worked with Buck and Remes at 711 Division Street while his wife, Gretchen, practiced medicine across the street. They raised two children here. John retired in 2011 and, for the past seven years, he has volunteered on natural disaster teams for the American Red Cross.

New Banner: President Wakely unfurled the new Rotary International banner. It reads: “Rotary Makes A Difference,” a slogan endorsed by our new Rotary International president, Ian Riseley of Austrialia.

Fond Farewell: Last week, Wanzita, Daniel and Eric all reported on their East Coast Rotary trip. New York City, Boston’s Freedom Trail and a roller coaster ride with Eric were some of the highlights. The three returned home last weekend. Nico and Mateo returned home last month.

Guests: Marty Anderson (Alan Anderson), Penny Hillemann (Kaczmarek), Kelly Chang (Hoschouer)

Scholarship Enhancement: Wendy Sivanich


— Jan Stevens invited all to enjoy this year’s abbreviated Vintage Band Festival Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Bridge Square. Great music; great time.

— Larry Fowler announced that a sculpture, “Between Earth and Sky,” created and donated by Mac Gimse, retired St. Olaf College Art professor, is being installed near the Dundas bike trail head. It’s 32-feet tall and made of stainless steel. There will be a formal dedication in early September.

— If anyone would like to be a new member mentor, please see Barry Carlson. Being a mentor simply means that you would be willing to check-in or meet with a new member from time to time to answer their questions about the club. It’s a good way to get to know new people.


Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland

Joan Erickson — Argentina

Annika Fisher— South Africa

Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia

Emma Iverson — Spain

Alex Kovach — Japan

Joseph Kreis — Italy

Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil

Piper Nelson — Germany

Jenna Olien — South Korea

Jack Overstreet — Brazil

Gregory Pelletier — Argentina

Espen Richardson — Norway

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark

Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up

Wednesday, July 26 — Mayor Rhonda Pownell, Northfield’s Strategic Plan (5:15 p.m. at Imminent Brewing)

August 3 — Scott Wopata, Director of The Key, Classification (Covey)

August 10 — Katie Arnold, Rice County Dispute Resolution Program (Morlan)

August 17 — Vicki Dilley, District Grant — Bunk Beds in Tanzania

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County officers get newly required crisis training

Northfield News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:40pm
Rice County’s police officers are out ahead of a new state law that mandates conflict de-escalation, mental health and implicit bias training.
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Northfield council moves ahead with Jefferson-246 roundabout

Northfield News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:19pm
The Northfield City Council Tuesday took the next step in making a change at the much-maligned Jefferson Parkway and Hwy. 246 intersection.
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Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour includes four Rice County stops

Northfield News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:38pm
Those in search of a quick day trip can find one Saturday with the Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour.
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