Daily Tanka: Snackwork

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:20pm

Without a massive
Project to eat my desk,
I snack on small tasks.
Emails, articles, phone calls,
Chats, all washed down with coffee.

Categories: Citizens

Offense stymied as Knights get swept at Saint John’s

Carleton Sports - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:18pm

The Carleton College baseball team must have forgotten to pack the right bag of bats before hitting the road to visit Saint John’s University. The Knights were shutout in both halves of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Johnnies, falling 7-0 and 11-0.

Categories: Colleges

La visita de Sara Garcia, Teresa Ruiz y su hija Egara

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 8:11pm

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DNR floats hunting, fishing fee hikes; Republicans aren't biting

Northfield News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:45pm
The fund that pays for fish and wildlife management in Minnesota has fallen from more than $20 million a few years ago to less than $10 million. Next year, it will be half that.
Categories: Local News

Rice County and its townships tussle for authority

Northfield News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:45pm
As a county and its townships interact and intertwine, a careful dance must be performed.
Categories: Local News

Hiawathaland Transit to use grant funds for multi-cultural travel trainer in Rice County

Northfield News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:00pm
Rice County’s public transit is expected to see a boost after the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) awarded Three Rivers Community Action a grant late last week.
Categories: Local News

Corey Butler

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:19pm

Corey Butler, journalist and co-host of KYMN’s ‘On Tap”, tells his life stories in this edition of “The Wayne Eddy Affair”. Hour 1   Corey Butler 1 Hour 2  Corey Butler 2    

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Flaten Museum hosts first Minnesota screening of new documentary

St. Olaf College - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:14pm

A scene from ‘Ordinal (SW/NE),’ a new experimental documentary directed and produced by Minnesota filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy in collaboration with visual artist Miljohn Ruperto.

St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum will host the first Minnesota screening of the new experimental documentary film Ordinal (SW/NE) this Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Viking Theater. It is free and open to the public.

The film, directed and produced by Minnesota filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy in collaboration with visual artist Miljohn Ruperto, explores relationships among land use, global climate change, and human health through an investigation of valley fever, a disease associated with a soil-dwelling pathogenic fungus in California’s Central Valley.

Following the screening of the 65-minute film, Keagy and Ruperto will lead a discussion about the documentary and their work.

The film screening is part of a larger Flaten Art Museum exhibition focused on the film. The exhibition, titled Black Sun: Rini Yun Keagy with Miljohn Ruperto, is open through April 16.

Black Sun transforms elements of the film Ordinal (SW/NE) into a rich sensory environment. The gallery is occupied by film stills, live-action video, animated sequences, soundscapes, and physical objects used in the film’s creation.

Watch a trailer for the film here:

Categories: Colleges

Trip DeMann

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:06am

Trip DeMann returns as Wayne’s guest. wayneeddy040417

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Underwater Photography with Zach Stadler

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:52am
Event date: April 13, 2017
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
201 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
Join Northfield's own Zach Stadler as he discusses his travels and photography from across the world.

Rice County court logs for April 4

Northfield News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:03am
Here are the court dispositions for April 4.
Categories: Local News

Rice County public safety reports for April 4

Northfield News - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 8:57am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for April 4:
Categories: Local News

April 5, 2017 Poem: “Maple, Sky, Clouds”

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:24am

Maple, Sky, Clouds

White dappled blue, tapped by red—
looking up at the spring sky
upends my human head.
I don’t imagine I now can fly;

I feel as though I’m falling
into a welcoming well;
that something or someone is calling
or ringing a silver bell,

inviting me downward, and deeper
than I’ve ever ventured before—
Like Alice, I’m falling steeper
than the earth’s magnetic core,

and I’ll finally get to the bottom
of something I need to know,
where something waits, wise and solemn,
beneath this sweet vertigo.

Leslie Schultz

I find it both nerve-wracking and exhilarating to write a new poem and make it public on the same day. It helps if I regard it in a painterly way, as a sketch or a plein-air study. Today’s poem was inspired by these images I took yesterday in our garden, and, despite the formal differences, by the NaPoWriMo prompt inspired by Mary Oliver. (The NaPoWriMo site has a link to a rare interview with her.)

Check out other participants at the NaPoWriMo Challenge 2017 home site!

Categories: Citizens

Daily Tanka: Ducks

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:15pm


When ducks fly over
I look away, embarrassed.
The frantic curved wings,
The urgent, demanding calls.
Nature at its most frantic.

Categories: Citizens

Introducing ... Kermit!

Myrna CG Mibus - Idyllwild - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:36pm
Meet my new bike! "Kermit" is an Advocate Lorax that found his way to my house in late February.
Why the new bike? Well, my Vaya, Zippy, has been a good bike for me yet I was still tweaking some fit issues and with it's extra small frame I was running out of options for adding height to my handlebars etc. Also, due to the 26" tires,  I discovered my options were limited for getting better tires for riding gravel.

So, even though I loved little Zippy and he served me well, I started considering a new bike.
I talked to my favorite bike guru from Angry Catfish Bicycles, James, about what to get and quickly decided a new Vaya one size bigger than Zippy would do the trick. Sadly, my size was sold out at Angry Catfish and at Salsa Cycles. So James and I talked options. And I rode a couple of bikes and they were okay. Then I rode a demo model of the Advocate Lorax and knew within, oh, the first 20 feet of my ride that the Lorax was the bike for me. It's hard to say just why I knew...the bike just felt right.

Still, I'd never heard of Advocate really (other than my friend Griff of Mountain Bike Geezer has an Advocate Watchman fatbike and loves it) so was a little hesitant to buy a bike without knowing more about it. So I sent my friend Marty a few text messages to get his opinion of the brand. He texted back immediately saying he loves Advocate, owns one himself (or maybe it's two. I don't remember for sure), likes the Lorax and also knows the man who owns Advocate Cycles and thinks very highly of him. On top of all that, Advocate, donates 100% of their profits to bicycling advocacy efforts (read more about Advocate Cycles here)!

Marty's hearty endorsement was enough to convince me that I for sure wanted the Lorax so walked over to James and said, "Order up a green Lorax for me." So he did. And a week later I had a brand new bike!

It's a gorgeous bike - it is a stunning "Minnesota in Midsummer Green" color with orange detailing and a cool top tune graphic by artist Adam Turman. The frame is chromoly steel with a carbon fork. It has disc brakes and 700x38c wheels. Click HERE for build specs. Click HERE for frame specs.

I got out for a few short hops on Kermit in the past few weeks and now am riding it every day because I'm doing 30 Days of Biking once again (this is my eighth year!). So far, Kermit the Lorax is fitting well and is a dream to ride!

Categories: Citizens

Modern Minimalist Home Project | Northfield, MN

Northfield Construction Company - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:34pm

This custom-built, modern minimalist home brings us to the outskirts of Northfield, MN. Matthew and Christine began working with Northfield Construction Company in the fall of 2016 to complete their dream of building a home on this beautiful piece of land. The design definitely takes advantage of the view (we can’t wait to see it in the summer/fall!) […]

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Categories: Businesses

Imminent Brewing March Update

Northfield Construction Company - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:33pm

It’s been a big month for the folks over at Imminent Brewery! Brewing equipment arrived!!! Need we say more?!

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Categories: Businesses

NPD investigating 'potentially dangerous incident' at Carleton College

Northfield News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:12pm
The Northfield Police Department released information about a “potentially dangerous incident” that occurred Tuesday on the Carleton College campus, involving what was perceived to be a dangerous firearm.
Categories: Local News

Rotary Cogwheel | 04.06.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:20pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Today: Mike Eaves, St. Olaf College hockey coach (Barry Carlson)

Next Week: Nico Suarez, Exchange Student (Stevens)

Birthdays: Rachel Estrella (4/6)

Last Week:
Chien, Kuang-Shen, known to us as Daniel Chien, first encountered snow in his exchange year here in Northfield. In his home country of Taiwan, there is a mountain range in the middle of the country with snow-capped peaks, but until he came here, he had never experienced it first-hand. But Daniel literally jumped with both feet into the Minnesota winter, call it meteorological immersion. He participated on the high school Nordic ski team.  

Daniel comes from a close family. His parents run a printing and design company back home, and his father is the president of the local Rotary club. Daniel said he appreciates what his parents have done to create a secure place for him.

Volleyball, basketball, and guitar are some of Daniel’s passions. He’s become an accomplished guitar player by watching You-Tube videos.

City life in Taiwan is busy, crowded and messier than what he has found in Northfield. The Chinese New Year is the premier holiday at home. When he returns home, Daniel will have two more years of school to complete before moving on to higher education.

Presentation: — Dave Brown presented a Paul Harris Fellowship +8 pin to Mark Abbott.

Guests: Nancy and Steve Braker and Jackie Nelson (Daniel); Stephanie Marks (Snodgrass)

Scholarship Enhancement: John Larson


— Jean Wakely will host new-member orientation and lunch on Wednesday, May 3, from noon-1:00 p.m. at Community Resource Bank. We have added 14 new members in the past 20 months. Current members who’d like a refresher are also welcome. Please RSVP to Jean.

— Rotary will hold a party Thursday, June 8, at the Estenson Event Center to celebrate graduation for our exchange students. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 7:30 p.m. It will also be an opportunity to thank sponsors of our Turkey Trot and Bike Tour, so be on your best behavior. We want to make a good impression.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

April 20 — Margo Squire, Nuclear Non-Proliferation (R. Flaten)

April 27 — Wanzita Ally, (Barry Carlson)

May 4 — Gordon Marino, St. Olaf philosophy professor and boxing coach

May 11 — Bill Davnie, retired Foreign Service Officer, the Future of Europe (S. Flaten)

Categories: Organizations

Northfield council and staff consider opening liquor store on Sundays

Northfield News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:34pm
Since Northfield has exercised its authority to operate an exclusive off-sale municipal liquor store, city staff and elected officials have a few options when it comes to Sunday sales in the city.
Categories: Local News

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