Upcoming Social Media Marketing Workshop

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:15pm

We are hosting a social media workshop on April 19th in Northfield, MN. We will cover five major platforms and what you can do to increase engagement, SEO and business through these platforms, as well as, how Facebook and Instagram Ads are highly beneficial to business. We hope you can join us!

Here are some things that others have said about this workshop:

“Ever wonder how social media works? When people are looking at your posts and why certain posts get more views? Tasha Herrgott with Brand Yourself Consulting is hosting a workshop.  If you have your own business, are selling things like Norwex and Lula Roe, this is ABSOLUTELY worth your time to attend. In one day, you’ll learn way to increase business and understand who you should target and HOW to do it! After spending a half day with Tasha Herrgott and her team, I had dozens of valuable ways to move forward and get ahead using social media. Tasha is knowledgable, friendly and she KNOWS business. She is a successful small business owner with a passion for helping others grow their business. I can not recommend her and this class enough!” – Alison Geier,

“I had the opportunity to attend this workshop today and as a small business owner I left feeling armed with new knowledge and all kinds of inspired! Did you know that with Facebook’s algorithms there are better times and days of the week to post to social media than others? If you use social media for any kind of marketing, whether you’re the owner of a corporation or a LuLaRoe Consultant, the information you learn here is invaluable! There is so much to social media that I had no idea about and I considered myself pretty savvy. My good friend Tasha Herrgott is teaching the workshop at Brand Yourself Consulting and she does an amazing job with a lot of information. I highly recommend booking a one on one session after the workshop. You’ll receive personal instruction tailored to your specific business. The one on one spaces are limited so don’t miss out! Brand Yourself offers every level of service from website design to running ad campaigns, I highly recommend them if you are in the market to take your business to the next level.” Olivia Wagner,

“Yesterday I got to attend this class on Social Media Marketing put on by Tasha Herrgott of Brand Yourself Consulting. Today I am brimming with ideas on how to improve my social media marketing efforts. Because of what I learned, I am going to be able to spend LESS time and reach a more targeted audience. Who doesn’t want that? They are holding another class in a couple of weeks – so hurry and sign up! You won’t regret it!” Shelley Paulson,“There is a class that I went to a couple of weeks ago that was FANTASTIC! It was put on by one of my wonderful girlfriends. Brand Yourself Consulting can help you with any sort of social media marketing needs. However, they are hosting another workshop in April and I would HIGHLY recommend it, its worth every dollar. Going to a class like this is crucial if you want to learn more about what you should and shouldn’t do on social media for your business.” Noelle Nielsen, Bright Birch Group

Space is limited so register today!
Social Media: All the Things You Wish You Knew

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Categories: Businesses

Rice County court logs for March 31-April 2

Northfield News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:22am
Here are the court dispositions for March 31-April 2.
Categories: Local News

Rice County public safety reports for March 31-April 2

Northfield News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:08am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for March 31-April 2:
Categories: Local News

A killer opioid's dark pathway to Minnesota

Northfield News - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 8:01am
Just two salt-sized specs of it can kill.
Categories: Local News

Daily Tanka: Oak

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 10:25pm

I would love to see
Over some hundreds of months
Or some scores of years
How an oak’s trunk unstraightens,
Gnarls to a perfect misshape

Categories: Citizens

Let’s Make Downtown Northfield “America’s Main Street”

We need your help. Downtown Northfield has been nominated to become “America’s Main Street” in a contest run by a non-profit organization called Independent We Stand. What’s the payoff you ask? $25,000!! The Stihl Company is sponsoring the cash and other prizes for the winner. The public can vote once a day from now until April 24, 2017. After that, there will be another round of voting for 25 semi-finalists.

Friends of Downtown Northfield can go to America’s Main Street website, find the “Downtown Northfield” profile and click on the “vote” button. Everyone is also encouraged to share this voting opportunity with all contacts in their social and professional networks, especially their contacts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are share buttons for these platforms on the Downtown Northfield profile on the America’s Main Streets contest website. Make sure that you vote every day and tell your friends to do the same!

Categories: Organizations

THIS! Trump’s own words, and words matter

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 12:03pm

“Throw him the hell out of here!” and worse:




Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence By The Associated Press Associated Press April 1, 2017 — 7:05pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally.

Trump’s lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. They argued that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force.

Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump’s command. Much of it was captured on video and widely broadcast during the campaign, showing Trump pointing at the protesters and repeating “get them out.”

Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled Friday that the suit against Trump, his campaign and three of his supporters can proceed. Hale found ample facts supporting allegations that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s actions, and noted that the Supreme Court has ruled out constitutional protections for speech that incites violence.

“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” the judge wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command.”

Plaintiffs Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau allege that they were physically attacked by several members of the audience, including Matthew Heimbach, Alvin Bamberger and an unnamed defendant they have yet to be able to identify.

Bamberger later apologized to the Korean War Veterans Association, whose uniform he wore at the rally. He wrote that he “physically pushed a young woman down the aisle toward the exit” after “Trump kept saying ‘get them out, get them out,” according to the lawsuit.

Heimbach, for his part, sought to dismiss the lawsuit’s discussion of his association with a white nationalist group and of statements he made about how Trump could advance the group’s interests. The judge declined, saying such information could be important context when determining punitive damages.

The judge also declined to remove allegations that Nwanguma, an African-American, was the victim of racial, ethnic and sexist slurs from the crowd at the rally. This context may support the plaintiffs’ claims of negligence and incitement by Trump and his campaign, the judge said.

“While the words themselves are repulsive, they are relevant to show the atmosphere in which the alleged events occurred,” Hale wrote.

Lawyers for Trump and his campaign also argued that they cannot be held liable because they had no duty to the plaintiffs, who assumed the risk of injury when they decided to protest at the rally. The judge countered that under the law, every person has a duty to every other person to use care to prevent foreseeable injury.

“In sum, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have adequately alleged that their harm was foreseeable and that the Trump Defendants had a duty to prevent it,” the judge ruled, referring the case to a federal magistrate, Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, to handle preliminary litigation, discovery and settlement efforts.

Categories: Citizens

Daily Tanka: First Rides

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 11:10pm

First Rides

Not far, but the first rides
Of the new season: gravel,
Trails, grass, some pavement
The bike, a friend, a daughter
Let’s ride again tomorrow 

Categories: Citizens

Northfield Hospital Board Meeting - March 30, 2017

League of Women Voters Northfield - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:42pm

This Week at the Northfield Hospital Board Meeting

  • Board approves employee bonus plan
  • February was another busy month.
  • Board explores establishing a foundation
Categories: Organizations

Health funding bills would cover lost federal mental health funding

Northfield News - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:30pm
Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agree that more funding is needed to house Minnesota children whose mental illnesses require residential treatment.
Categories: Local News

Spring OPEN at Knecht’s!

Jim, putting out the open sign, 2017!

Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping is open for the season! We look forward to sharing our love of plants, and landscape design with you this year!

Hours: April through Mid-November…

Monday-Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 10-4

Closed for Easter and the 4th of July.

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Categories: Businesses

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:02pm
Event date: April 18, 2017
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield Retirement Community receives grants to educate workers, youth

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 1:12pm
A couple of new grants will allow Northfield Retirement Community to engage youth in the nursing and care field, while simultaneously providing further education to those already in it.
Categories: Local News

Rice County court logs for March 30

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:18pm
Here are the court dispositions for March 30.
Categories: Local News

Rice County public safety reports for March 30

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:12pm
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for March 30:
Categories: Local News

Northfield leaders take part in week-long food-budgeting challenge

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:29am
The mayor, the superintendent, and a few other Northfield residents took part in a week-long challenge March 26-April 1 to experience eating on a limited budget.
Categories: Local News

Latest exhibit at Northfield City Hall features scenes of outdoors

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:10am
The spring air has gotten people thinking of the outdoors and that has the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission exploring the outdoors with its latest exhibit at Northfield City Hall.
Categories: Local News

Real ID passes MN Senate, now comes the next checkpoint

Northfield News - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:32am
The Minnesota Senate on Thursday resuscitated the state’s effort to change its driver’s licenses so the federal government will accept them at security checkpoints next year.
Categories: Local News

Helleborus, Lenten Rose

Lenton Rose

Say “I do” to the Helleborus Wedding PartyTM  Series!  It’s a new collection of Helleborus at Knecht’s, and we’re honored to share it with you.  The Helleborous Wedding PartyTM Series is an selection of double flowered Hellebores, developed by hybridizer Hans Hansen of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

Hellebours ‘Flower Girl’ Wedding Party Series
Photo courtesy of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

We have two from this handsome wedding party to offer this spring.  Helleborus ‘Flower Girl’ is a lovely pink blushing beauty.  She produces 3″, double pink flowers which are shown off nicely by the thick, deep evergreen foliage beneath.   Next down the aisle is ‘True Love’.  What would a wedding be without

Helleborus ‘True Love’ Wedding Party Series
Photo courtesy of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

it?  ‘Helleborus ‘True Love’ boasts double 3.5″, deep maroon-red flowers on sturdy stems.

These amazing perennials begin to bloom in late winter, announcing springs’ return.  Their bloom coinciding with the Christian season of Lent, which has given them their more popular, common name of Lenten Rose. Helleborus thrive in moist, woodland settings where their roots can spreed out and establish extensively; making them a wonderful choice for naturalizing.  A mature clump will grow to be about two feet tall and wide.  Plant them in partial shade, average to fertile soil, and provide them with regular watering during dry spells.  These marvelous spring bloomers are deer and rabbit resistant, evergreen and zone 4 hardy.

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Categories: Businesses

Reinsurance proposal heads to Dayton’s desk

Northfield News - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 8:24pm
The fate of a measure to try to stabilize Minnesota’s individual health insurance market now lies in Gov. Mark Dayton’s hands.
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