Here's to 2018

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

There’s no way 2018 can be so bad.



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Carleton not affected by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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

Carleton "dodged a bullet," Montero says on Act

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Northfield, Dundas police arrest two of state's drunkest drivers in late 2017

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:30am
In the final quarter of 2017, Northfield and Dundas police departments reported DWI arrests with blood alcohol levels among the highest found across the state.
Categories: Local News

Stu Voigt

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:07am

Former Minnesota Viking Stu Voigt talks with Wayne about the present Minnesota Vikings team, their upcoming playoff game on Sunday and his predictions for the teams that will be in the Super Bowl. Stu Voigt 0101218    

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Corrine Smith and Richard DeBeau

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:20am

Corrine Smith and Richard DeBeau of the Northfield Human Rights Commission talk about the work of the Commission and the upcoming annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration being held on Monday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. at Emmaus Church.  Jennifer Lompart will be presented with the Human Rights Award and she and Sarah Swan McDonald will

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Northfield Senior Center moves forward as FiftyNorth

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:15am
The Northfield Senior Center might be the best kept secret in town but its staff and members want to change that.
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ArtZany: God Girl performed at the Arts Guild

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:03am

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes from the next Arts Guild theater production God Girl: playwright Kristine Holmgren, stage manager and assistant director Dave Flynn, and actors Jacqueline Radtke, and Kevin Chapman. This powerful play explores the hard work, humor, and heartbreak experienced by the first brave women who dared smash the

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Diane Pearsall is Making A Difference

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:00am

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized HealthFinders volunteer Diane Pearsall with the “Making A Difference” award for investment of her time and her heart into our community. The award is given to community members or organizations that help make Northfield an even better place for young people.

HealthFinders Collaborative — with offices in Northfield and Faribault — offers medical and dental care, along with wellness education, to community members with limited access to such services. Because HealthFinders meets the needs of a diverse population of clients, it relies on volunteers for services such as language interpretation.

A recently retired Carleton Spanish professor, Diane volunteers her time as a HealthFinders volunteer interpreter twice weekly. Diane received numerous nominations for this award. Natalie Marfleet, project lead at HealthFinders, noted, “Diane is our longest-serving, most dependable Spanish interpreter. She stays calm even during stressful patient visits and does her best to ensure patients fully understand what the doctor or nurse has said to them.”

Emily Carroll, nurse practitioner at HealthFinders, added that “Diane’s consideration and care for our patients – young and old – is outstanding and her generous spirit and good nature lifts everyone’s mood even during the busiest clinics.”

Diane’s dedication to HealthFinders patients and to our community is obvious. “Our patients love how she interacts with them; she is truly a blessing,” summed up another nominator.

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application, or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

By Cheryl Strike

Categories: Organizations

HRC prepares for MLK celebrations, honors Lompart with Human Rights Award

Northfield News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:00am
Few holidays embody human rights like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so with the nationwide commemoration taking place Monday, the Northfield Human Rights Commission is prepared to celebrate.
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Growing in the New Year!

Daffodil Bulbs being forced in a vase.

Oh! It’s cold! The brief respite from the deep freeze last week, while welcomed, has just made its return that much harder! So, to soften the blow of that drifting snow, I pulled out all the stops! I paged through my favorite seed catalog, read the latest edition of Northern Gardener Magazine, drooled over all the new and exciting perennials, (stay tuned for more about those), and pulled the daffodil bulbs out of the crisper drawer of my refrigerator. I must admit I was feeling quite pleased with myself for squirreling them away indoors to be forced this winter. So begins the 2018 growing season. Not out in the yard, not in the greenhouse. But quietly and simply, with snow falling out the window, at my warm kitchen table, in lists and notes, seed orders, and daffodil bulbs.

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Diane Pearsall is making a difference

Northfield News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:26pm
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative recently recognized HealthFinders volunteer Diane Pearsall with the Making A Difference award for investment of her time and her heart into our community. The award is given to community members or organizations that help make Northfield…
Categories: Local News

Yield reduction? Not in these cover crop fields

Northfield News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:13pm
Many agronomists and farmers agree that planting cover crops to keep farm fields covered with vegetation during the fall, winter, and spring can prevent soil erosion and keep soil and fertilizers from washing into area rivers and lakes.
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“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:24pm

Yes, he said this — REAL NEWS:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

And his family came from where, when conditions were what???  Granted it looks like his grandfather tried to go back to Germany and was deported, but…

Harpers Magazine: The Emigrants — Friedrich Trump SNOPES: Did Trump’s Grandfather Beg the Government of Bavaria Not To Deport Him?

Unless you where already here when us white folks landed, unless you were brought here to live in a penal colony, unless you were brought here in chains in the belly of a slave ship, odds are you chose to come here because it looked a lot better to take the risk and than stay where you were.

In the STrib:

Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’? Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment about Haiti lends credence to report he said Haitians ‘all have AIDS’

In the Chicago Tribune:

Trump dubs Haiti, El Salvador, African nations ‘shithole countries,’ sources say

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why an immigration deal should help immigrants from “shithole countries” in Africa, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

The slur came in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immigration.

Trump made the remark after Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told Trump that under the proposal, a lottery for visas would be ended. Durbin said that in exchange, people from African countries that have benefited from that lottery would be given other access to visas.

The sources said Trump questioned why the U.S. would want to admit more people from “shithole countries.” They say Trump said the U.S. should allow more immigrants from places such as Norway.

The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the Oval Office meeting.

Trump included Haiti and El Salvador in his disparaging remarks, according to the Washington Post.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to the newspaper.

Also in the meeting was Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), the Post reported.

The White House did not deny that Trump used profanity in the meeting.

Spokesman Raj Shah said that while “certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries,” Trump “will always fight for the American people.”

He said Trump wants to welcome immigrants who “contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation,” and will always reject “temporary, weak and dangerous stopgap measures” that he said “threaten the lives of hardworking Americans” and undercut other immigrants.

In Illinois, one leading Democrat said the remarks show the president is a racist.

State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, who born in Chicago to Haitian immigrants, said Trump’s comments show his “ignorance of the contributions Haitians have made to this country, as well as other immigrant nations.”

“Clearly he’s a racist. He has ignorance with regard to the history of his country and the contributions Haitians have made to this country,” Raoul said, adding Chicago was first settled by Jean-Baptist-Point Du Sable, a Haitian.

Raoul, who is running for Illinois attorney general, said an apology from the president over his comments won’t be enough.

“There’s not enough apologies that Donald Trump can do. I think this guy is unfit to be president of the United States,” Raoul said. “There’s nothing he can say that can even be received as sincere.”

Raoul said his sister Ninaj runs an organization in Brooklyn called Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, where she works with immigrants, both documented and undocumented.

Categories: Citizens

Refugees in the Workplace presentation engages Rotary Club

Northfield News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:35pm
Despite chilling temperatures and falling snow, the Northfield Rotary Club gathered at United Methodist Church for its Thursday meeting to learn about a topic of interest: Refugees in the Workplace.
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St. Olaf College to break ground on new on-campus multi-purpose ice arena

Northfield News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:43pm
St. Olaf College announced that it will initiate construction on a multi-use indoor ice arena on campus, having secured 75 percent of funds needed to date.
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St. Olaf to begin ice arena construction

St. Olaf College - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:02pm
An architectural rendering of the St. Olaf Ice Arena; the public entrances will open into the Tostrud/Skoglund entry corridor.

St. Olaf College has surpassed its $6 million funding threshold to initiate construction of its on-campus ice arena. The Boldt Company will start building this winter; the project will be completed by spring 2019.

This project is being made possible by more than 125 alumni, parents, and friends of the college who have committed $4.5 million in capital gifts and pledges in support of the project, in addition to $1.5 million in capital expenditures from the college. St. Olaf will continue to fundraise for the $8 million arena as part of its $200 million For the Hill and Beyond comprehensive campaign.

The ice arena will be located inside Skoglund Fieldhouse — directly accessible from both Skoglund and Tostrud Center main entrances. The updated design includes an NHL-size rink, seating for 800 fans, locker rooms for varsity hockey, and other ice-related program spaces. New locker rooms will also be built for St. Olaf’s varsity baseball, softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer programs. Courts inside Tostrud Center were already resurfaced last weekend to accommodate St. Olaf’s varsity tennis teams who currently use Skoglund Fieldhouse.

“We are incredibly excited to start building — I am grateful for the generous support we have from donors to do this now,” says St. Olaf athletic director Ryan Bowles. “In a little over a year, St. Olaf will have an operating ice arena that benefits a number of our athletic programs and our campus community.”

St. Olaf is initiating construction in advance of rising material and labor costs due to post-hurricane reconstruction. Locating the rink inside Skoglund reuses an existing building envelope that already has the required utility infrastructure. The project utilizes other strategies supporting cost-efficiency and sustainability such as a multistage ammonia refrigeration system and heat reclamation. Funds formerly used to rent ice will cover rink management.

The arena builds on other facility updates recently supported by donors including Holland Hall, Klein Field at Manitou, Tom Porter Hall, and a new golf training facility.

The Bring Ice Home initiative has reached 75 percent of the college’s funding goal and construction is starting. Be a part of the final push to the goal! Learn more about making a gift as well as naming opportunities for seats and other spaces.

Categories: Colleges

Charges dependent on public assistance; Meth, a Bowie Knife and a high school parking lot; Mayor to form “Advisory” committee on NW land development

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:02pm

Northfield Police are reaching out to the community after a slew of thefts from vehicles.  Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said it’s important for the community to contact police if their vehicle was broken into.  The suspects were found with a lot of property that they’ve yet to connect with thefts.  He said, “we’ve recovered a

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Todd Berntson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:59am

Todd Berntson, a member of the band Run Like Hell, a Pink Floyd Show, talks about the band and  a show coming up on Saturday, January 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Paradise Center for the Arts.  Tickets can be purchased online here. Todd Berntson 1-11-18

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John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:51am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses “aggregate” charges possible for individuals recently arrested for car break-ins, as well as cases including a recent rape conviction and several charges against an individual that include kidnapping, drug sales, domestic assaults, and more. John Fossum 1-11-18

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Big night for Katie Chavez leads Knights to 71-66 win

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:04pm

A career-best 21-point performance by Katie Chavez helped the Carleton College women’s basketball team snap its four-game slide with a 71-66 triumph over Hamline University.

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