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Carleton announces three women's golf commitments

Carleton Sports - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:58am

Alexis Chan (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Abby Euyang (Seattle) and Olivia Laub (Stilwell, Kan.) plan to join the Knights for the 2017-18 season.

Categories: Colleges

GALLERY: Fare For All steady in Northfield

Northfield News - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:55am
Fare For All staff want you to know they take the “all” in its name quite literally.
Categories: Local News

David DeLong

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:40am

Wayne talks with David DeLong, a frequent guest on the show. Listen here: wayneeddy070317

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Author Faith Sullivan

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:15am

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Faith Sullivan to talk about the novel Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse and her upcoming event at Content Bookstore in Northfield. ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 07/07/2017 Content Bookstore Saturday, July 8th, at 4 pm. Reading, Q&A, and book signing contentbookstore.com/event/faith-sullivan-content Faith Sullivan is the

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Love

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:44am

Walon: “Look, forgiveness from other folks is good, but ain’t nothin’ but words comin’ at you from outside. You want to kick this shit, you got to forgive your own self. Love yourself some, brother. And then drag your sorry ass to some meetings.”

Bubbles: “Meetings?”

Walon: “What the fuck do you wanna hear? That you’re strong enough to do this by yourself? Gettin’ clean’s the easy part. And then comes life.”

The Wire (Season 1, 2002)

Categories: Citizens

Astilbe, False Spirea

Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’ Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Astilbe are a favorite perennial for shaded garden beds and borders. Sturdy flower stems rise up above their bushy clumps of dark green foliage in early to mid summer, sporting showy plumes in shades of red, pink, purple and white. Astilbe make a perfect companion plant to hostas, ferns, woodland grasses and brunera. Their flowers make fun and long lasting additions to fresh cut bouquets and dried arrangements. They are deer and rabbit resistant, and supportive of bees. Astilbe thrive in part shade and average to slightly acidic soils. Their one requirement is moisture. Regular watering will produce and maintain vigorous and long lived plants. Plant in mass, along woodland borders, or as a specimen.

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Categories: Businesses

County considers family therapy program as child maltreatment cases rise

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Rice County, like many counties throughout the state, has a growing number of children in foster care or living outside the home.
Categories: Local News

Townships hope for share of fine revenue

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:45pm
A township supervisor in Waseca County thinks Rice County’s townships are missing out on some money that should be theirs.
Categories: Local News

Thanks for your votes and a successful Taste Tour!

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:52pm
2017 Downtown Northfield Taste Tour Queued up at The Hideaway

Greetings from Downtown Northfield! Thanks to everyone who came out to make our first ever Downtown Northfield Taste Tour food crawl such a big success!  On Thursday, June 15, the sun was shining, the food was amazing and we sold more than 3000 tickets in just two hours. Eleven downtown restaurants participated in the inaugural event and the variety of offerings was terrific.

The national anthem kicked off the Community Band concert

Everyone enjoyed the free Northfield Community Band concert afterwards in Bridge Square. Next year, we’re hoping to make the event longer and add the breweries to the tour. Save the date for June 14th, 2018!

America’s Main Streets Contest

Congratulations to DeLand, Florida, the winner in the “America’s Main Street” contest!

Deland, Florida supporters with a $25,000 check!

242 Main Streets in 48 states were nominated for the title, and more than 300,000 votes were cast. Because of your votes, Downtown Northfield made it into the Top 25 main streets in the nation. It is the people that make our downtown the central heart of our community–thank you and stay tuned: they’ll do it again in 2018!!

Categories: Organizations

Kids go for gold at Rice County 4-H Day Camp

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:15pm
Whether they were competing in relay races, swimming at the pool or settling down for arts and crafts, every camper ended the day with a gold-medal smile.
Categories: Local News

FREE Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 2:54pm

FREE Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes Starting Soon in Faribault Sign-up Deadline July 24 Rice County Public Health, Allina Health and Faribault Senior Center are teaming up to offer Living Well with Chronic Conditions in Faribault for interested community members. These evidence based programs help people with chronic conditions live healthier and fuller lives. The six

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From PBS to nurse practitioner, science at every step

St. Olaf College - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:59pm

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” says Pearl Faldet ’17.

Many students receive vocational guidance from professors, supervisors, and other mentors — but Pearl Faldet ’17 found inspiration from PBS characters.

As a Social Entrepreneur Scholar through the St. Olaf College Piper Center for Vocation and Career, Faldet secured an internship with Twin Cities PBS as the Minnesota Productions and Partnerships Intern. At PBS, Faldet spent many days visiting children’s hospitals with characters from the organization’s shows.

Faldet also worked with the SciGirls program, a show that features stories about women in STEM careers. This program “helps curb the stigma that it’s not cool for girls to do science,” says Faldet.

Faldet, who majored in biology at St. Olaf, has experienced this stigma firsthand. “There’s a stereotype that female scientists wear huge glasses and are super nerdy, and it’s not that way at all,” she says.

For Faldet, helping young girls do experiments and encouraging them to explore their potential as scientists was immensely rewarding.

In addition to the time that she spent with SciGirls, Faldet’s internship involved work at ECHO, an organization that partners with PBS to provide public health information for refugees and recent immigrants in Minnesota.

Faldet found redesigning ECHO’s website just as rewarding as her work with SciGirls, knowing that her internship would benefit others.

Pearl Faldet ’17 (center) with her coworkers at Twin Cities Public Television.

And she became passionate about the public health sector through this part of her internship: “The two best ways to improve a person’s life are through education and health, and public health does both,” she says.

On campus, Faldet was a member of the Board of Regents Student Committee, where she served as a liaison between members of the administration and the student body. In addition, her student work enriched her time at St. Olaf, from maintaining water levels in carnivorous plants as a greenhouse worker to teaching evolutionary phylogeny concepts as a lab assistant to facilitating vocational discussions as a Peer Advisor in the Piper Center.

Faldet, who plans to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced nursing degree, says that it was her experience at PBS that solidified her commitment to establishing a career as a nurse practitioner.

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” she says.

Categories: Colleges

From PBS to nurse practitioner, science at every step

St. Olaf College - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:59pm

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” says Pearl Faldet ’17.

Many students receive vocational guidance from professors, supervisors, and other mentors — but Pearl Faldet ’17 found inspiration from PBS characters.

As a Social Entrepreneur Scholar through the St. Olaf College Piper Center for Vocation and Career, Faldet secured an internship with Twin Cities PBS as the Minnesota Productions and Partnerships Intern. At PBS, Faldet spent many days visiting children’s hospitals with characters from the organization’s shows.

Faldet also worked with the SciGirls program, a show that features stories about women in STEM careers. This program “helps curb the stigma that it’s not cool for girls to do science,” says Faldet.

Faldet, who majored in biology at St. Olaf, has experienced this stigma firsthand. “There’s a stereotype that female scientists wear huge glasses and are super nerdy, and it’s not that way at all,” she says.

For Faldet, helping young girls do experiments and encouraging them to explore their potential as scientists was immensely rewarding.

In addition to the time that she spent with SciGirls, Faldet’s internship involved work at ECHO, an organization that partners with PBS to provide public health information for refugees and recent immigrants in Minnesota.

Faldet found redesigning ECHO’s website just as rewarding as her work with SciGirls, knowing that her internship would benefit others.

Pearl Faldet ’17 (center) with her coworkers at Twin Cities Public Television.

And she became passionate about the public health sector through this part of her internship: “The two best ways to improve a person’s life are through education and health, and public health does both,” she says.

On campus, Faldet was a member of the Board of Regents Student Committee, where she served as a liaison between members of the administration and the student body. In addition, her student work enriched her time at St. Olaf, from maintaining water levels in carnivorous plants as a greenhouse worker to teaching evolutionary phylogeny concepts as a lab assistant to facilitating vocational discussions as a Peer Advisor in the Piper Center.

Faldet, who plans to attend graduate school to pursue an advanced nursing degree, says that it was her experience at PBS that solidified her commitment to establishing a career as a nurse practitioner.

“Nursing allows me to nurture passions I explored at TPT: a passion for science and research, a passion for health as an instrument to empower, a passion for teaching, and a passion for solving complex issues in a team setting,” she says.

Categories: Colleges

Rotary Cogwheel | 07.06.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:47pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, July 6, 2017

Today: Aramis Wells, Northfield Rescue Squad (Morlan)

Next Week: Nate Watters, Keepsake Cidery (Morlan)

Birthdays: Dayna Norvold (7/5) and Candy Taylor (7/7)

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:
Pam Tschida, a Rotarian from White Bear Lake, shared her story about a Fast for Hope project to improve the lives of residents in El Corozo, Nicaragua. The goal is to create systemic change by bringing quality, sustainable solutions to projects identified by the local community.

The need now is for books, medical supplies, clean water and passable roads. This project has been years in the making. Pam admits she was slow to get behind this initiative. “Before I went, I was not a believer,” she said. “But I connected with the people and it was all real.”

Several Rotary delegations have spent time in El Corozo, and relationships are being built with community members and NGOs that also are active in the country.

This District 5960 project is changing lives she said. Progress has been made on the literacy initiative, medical supplies and local roads. Pam said most people in El Corozo simply say they just want a better life for their children.

Another delegation will travel there in November. Two spots are still available. If you want more information, contact Dave Newman at dave@bancorgroup.com.

Mini Classification:

Alan Anderson was raised in Owatonna, graduated from Gustavus Adolphus and then pursued a Wildlife Management degree from the University of Oregon. He and his brother ran a bookstore for a few years in St. Cloud before Alan started a 35-year career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Now retired, he volunteers his time with Rotary and the Boy Scouts and is a champion for addressing climate change.


Paul Harris Presentation:
A Paul Harris Fellow was presented to Karen Allawala in honor of her late husband, Ramiz, who passed away earlier this year. David Koenig, Bruce Morlan and Charlie Cogan coordinated the effort.

Guests: Lisa Peterson (Conway), Luis Dominguez (Rich), Georgene Malecha (Yogi) and Bill Lindberg (Koenig).

Scholarship Enhancement: John Ehresmann

Announcements: 

— Ron Linde thanked members of the club and their friends who helped with Cannon River clean-up recently.

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

July 20 — Amelia Ousley, Northfield Composting, (W. Sivanich)

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)

Categories: Organizations

The Promise of Medicaid

Laura Baker Services Association - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:09pm

“The Promise of Medicaid” one minute video is a powerful testimony to the promise made, and that should be kept, to all Americans. The piece was produced by the This Is Medicaid coalition.

Please share broadly, especially in key states – Ohio, West Virginia, Maine, Alaska, Colorado and Nevada – and take action to save Medicaid.

 

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Categories: Organizations

Narcan not a cure but a chance; Northfield building projects big and small; Another Top Ten for Northfield

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:02pm

Why are you trying to save an addict? That’s a question Northfield Hospital EMS Director Brian Edwards has heard as he discussed the use of Narcan, the drug that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose.  Edwards said, “we have a legal, moral and ethical responsibility to do this.  You can’t treat someone’s addiction if they’re

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Knight duo earn All-American Scholar honors

Carleton Sports - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:48am

Ziyi Wang, Kelsey Sullivan earn spots on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar team.

Categories: Colleges

Julie Ristau

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 9:32am

Main Street Project, a Minnesota based organization recently closed on land where they will build an environmentally-friendly, demonstration farm on the northeast side of Northfield.  COO Julie Ristau discusses the project and the direction of regenerative agriculture.  Main Street Project, established for over a decade, strives to give low income residents opportunities within agriculture. The

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Sheriff Troy Dunn

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 8:13am

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn discusses the upcoming speed enforcement, fireworks and why it doesn’t pay to run from police. Sheriff Dunn 7-6-17

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Law enforcement cracks down on speeding with extra enforcement

Northfield News - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:30am
Fighting distracted and impaired driving is important to making Minnesota’s roads safer, but this July, Rice County officers will be on the lookout for something more common: speed.
Categories: Local News
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