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Knights go cold in loss to Pipers

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:04pm

Cold shooting was the culprit as the Carleton College men’s basketball team dropped its third straight game, this time falling 51-47 at Hamline University.

Categories: Colleges

Council discusses development in city's northwest as assisted living project awaits

Northfield News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:25pm
Northfield city leaders want an idea of what future development will look like in the city’s northwest corner before that development takes place.
Categories: Local News

Welcome, Lindy Wifler to the Brand Yourself team!

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:52pm

As our client’s businesses expand and grow – so does the Brand Yourself team! We are excited to share that we are bringing Lindy Wifler on as our much needed, Digital Wrangler (a.k.a. – Project Manager). This is a great addition to the team for us as Lindy will help manage details and timing for our client’s marketing campaigns as well as keep the team accountable to their ever expanding to-do lists.

Lindy’s last position before coming to Brand Yourself was a full-time mommy role, her daughter is 3 years old now and she’s excited about getting back into the creative/marketing world. She brings experience in advertising and marketing to the table, along with a heart for details, timelines, strategic thinking & creative brainstorming.

Lindy says, “I love taking on new creative challenges, not only does it allow me to use my design side but I also enjoy problem solving and determining the most efficient, cost effective way to complete them.”

Lindy lives in Farmington, MN with her husband and their adorable little girl.  She has a passion for photography and enjoys taking photos of family and friends when she can. Lindy also loves DIY projects and digging through Pinterest for her next conquest! Past projects have included painting her kitchen cabinets, making decor shelves with a matching frame for the mirror and sewing a pink flamingo costume this Halloween for her daughter (you’ll have to follow her on Facebook for a picture!).

Lindy is a leader of a children’s classroom at her local Bible Study Fellowship class (BSF) and LOVES the opportunity to pour into two year old little boys and girls. She gets a lot of the catchy jingles stuck in her head as she continues her day. So if you ever catch her at Hyvee in Lakeville (her favorite spot!) don’t be surprised if she’s jamming out to a little “B.I.B.L.E.” or “Wheels on the Bus”.

Lindy and her family love to go for walks, watch movies and discover the next best place for pepperoni pizza. Lindy love-love-loves coffee, fall weather and cozying up on the couch with one of the many throw blankets she has an addiction to buying.

Lindy is excited to be a part of the Brand Yourself team and use her eye for detail to support the team,  and add value to every project she touches.

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Categories: Businesses

What you need to know about Minnesota's flu season so far

Northfield News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:28pm
(MPR) — Flu season is full swing in Minnesota. Between October and December, more than a thousand Minnesotans were hospitalized with the flu — and about a third of those cases cropped up in the week before New Year’s.
Categories: Local News

Faribault/Dundas bid to host 2021-22 state amateur baseball tournaments

Northfield News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:24pm
According to minutes from the Jan. 3 Minnesota Baseball Association board meeting, Faribault and Dundas have submitted a bid to host the 2021 or 2022 Class B and C state tournaments.
Categories: Local News

Michael Daly

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:12pm

Michael Daly, life-long Northfielder and 1971 graduate of Northfield High School talks about his life and his love of music, and shares some of his music. Michael Daly 011018

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Alert citizen aids in apprehension; Wastewater treatment plant accident prompts emergency Council action;  Nominate a Northfield graduate – Distinguished Alumnus; Hillmann and Co. will be checking roads tomorrow

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:02pm

A slew of thefts from vehicles hit the south end of Northfield late Sunday into Monday morning.  At 6 o’clock Monday morning, Northfield Police received a call from a resident reporting suspicious activity. Officers apprehend 2 suspects inside their car with, what appeared to be, lots of stolen items.  Police Chief Monte Nelson said they’re

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Julie Ristau

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:57am

Julie Ristau, CEO of the Main Street Project talks about the 100-acre farm they purchased last summer and a new program being offered.  Main Street Project has put a twist on the conventional CSA (community supported agriculture) program by offering shares of locally raised chickens. Community members are invited to purchase a half (six chickens from spring

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:37am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses an emergency involving the waste water treatment plant on Monday as well as last night’s City Council work session. Ben Martig 1-10-18

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Rotary Cogwheel | January 11.2018

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:10am

Today’s Program | Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Today: Patricia Fenswick, Refugees in the Workplace (Blaha)

Next Week: Jenni Ronni, Classification, (Zweifel)

Birthdays: Ragh Singh (1/10) and Lynne Pederson (1/11)

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:

Houston. We have a problem.

The earth is warming at an unprecedented rate; humans are the cause and it’s an urgent issue, says Alan Anderson, chair of our Climate Action Committee.

Save for a handful of “merchants of doubt,” Alan says the scientific community is unanimous in its recognition of the human influence on global warming. “It is no hoax,” he said.

Sixteen of the last 17 years are the warmest years on record. Average global temperature has increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice caps are melting faster than projected. Coastal waters are rising, and climate change has sparked more severe natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes in the gulf and Atlantic to forest fires in California. The only way to combat these changes is to reduce our carbon emissions, he said.

Rotary, with its global reach and track record of success, is uniquely positioned to address these issues, Alan said. On a national scale, Alan sees benefits of implementing a carbon fee and dividend. Locally, he reminded us of our educational efforts at climate summits and our support of city leaders in their efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Climate change affects everyone, he said. It puts at risk all of Rotary’s six areas of focus — peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. Ultimately, we owe it to our children, grandchildren and all future generations to take this issue seriously and to act, he said.

Mini-Classification:
Rick Estenson, a member since 1999, pointed us to a recent missive from the president of Rotary International, Ian Riseley, where he encouraged us to actively seek to attract younger people and women to our clubs. Diversity is our strength, President Risely wrote. He said our clubs must reflect the world in which we live.

Marston Headley Award

David Wolf, our long-time treasurer, was named this year’s winner of the Marston Headley Award. The award goes each year to a club member who provides exceptional service to the club or the community. David was cited for his unassuming and supportive nature while keeping track of money in and money out for the club over the past five years. The award is named for past member Marston Headley, now deceased, who was a past president and long-time secretary for the club. Congratulations David. He now must find an appropriate landing for the fabled traveling Rotary shovel, which will be in his custody for the next 12 months.

Guests: Lin Wolf (Rotary) and Richard DeBeau (the law firm of Craig and Davis)

Scholarship Enhancement: The affable Charlie Gogan

Announcements:
David Koenig invites anyone interested in the club’s Ethical Leadership Committee to meet with him next week after our noon meeting.

The board voted last month to support a pilot project to provide an evening meal at the KEY one Wednesday a month. Janine Atchison is looking for volunteers who will shop for supplies, coordinate the evening or cook on a specific Wednesday evening. See her if you can help.

Chris Weber is looking for 10 more club members to read to elementary students at our elementary schools as part of Northfield Promise’s literacy campaign.  We have 20 already committed and going through the required background check. If you can help, see Chris.

President Wakely said the movie “Breathe,” starring Andrew Garfield, is a movie that will provide information and insight into polio and the development of the iron lung. If you have a chance, she encourages you to see it.

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:

January 25 — Beatriz Rebello, Exchange Student (Stevens)

February 1 — Human Trafficking (Thompson)

February 8 — Penny Hillemann, Classification (Kaczmarek)

February 15 — Robert Massoud, How a Just Palestine-Israel Peace Can Save the Planet (Rogers)

Categories: Organizations

Northfield church offers free place for kids to play

Northfield News - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:00am
Living in Minnesota, you may have noticed it gets cold in the winter. And if you’re the parent or guardian of a toddler in Northfield, you may have noticed there aren’t a lot of places to take them this time…
Categories: Local News

Council declares local emergency after wastewater plant flooding

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:54pm
The Northfield City Council wasn’t planning on doing any voting at its work session Tuesday night, but after a portion of the city’s wastewater treatment plant flooded Monday night, the council’s votes were needed.
Categories: Local News

District to address stagnant reading scores with new curriculum, teacher training

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:19pm
In general, Northfield School District is used to seeing high test scores from its students, which generally surpass state and national averages. So when scores come in flat or below average, staff take notice.
Categories: Local News

Commissioners extend deadline for cleanup of blighted property

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:00pm
A Faribault man has another couple of months to clean up his property near Morristown, a site littered with debris, three junk cars and two abandoned trailers.
Categories: Local News

South end of Nfld hit with multiple thefts from vehicles

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:17pm

The Northfield Police Department would like to notify residents of recent Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Northfield. At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8th, Northfield Police responded to a report of several suspicious males in the area of Aspen St. Officers located two adult males in their vehicle. Officers eventually searched the vehicle and

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Northfield Police report rash of vehicle thefts on south side of town

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:14pm
The Northfield Police Department notified residents Tuesday afternoon of recent thefts from motor vehicles in Northfield.
Categories: Local News

The Pines returns to the stage during the 411 Concert Series

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Folk-rock band The Pines is making a comeback to the Northfield arts scene with an upcoming performance this Saturday at the newly minted Armory Square. Benson Ramesy, co-founder of The Pines, said they’re excited to return to the 411 Concert…
Categories: Local News

Northfield Promise programs, opportunities prepare kids for kindergarten

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:53pm
Early learning opportunities and kindergarten readiness are high priorities for Northfield Promise, which is why the community movement provides a number of services for in-home childcare providers and any child who wants to attend kindergarten.
Categories: Local News

FERC Order nixes coal and nuclear subsidies

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:08pm

Good try, DOE Secretary Perry, but you’re outta here!  Yes, it’s true, a tRump stacked FERC said “NO!” to a proposed rule to subsidize coal and nuclear plants, generation with 90+ days of fuel on hand, outmoded generation plants that are oh-so-suffering while they try to compete in the wholesale “free market” and sinking south fast because costs of production are high and market prices are higher.  I’m shocked, utterly shocked, and very pleasantly surprised!

What did Perry ask for?  Here’s the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

Secretary Rick Perry’s Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Bottom line?  Gotta snort, “Now that a quorum has been restored at the Commission, I am confident…” (click for larger version):

SOL!!! 

That’s SNORT out loud… how’s that workin’ for ya, Secretary Perry?

What he thought was a slam dunk was a 5-0 rejection of preferential “out of market” treatment for certain generators.  Nope, ain’t gonna happen.

Here’s the FERC Order, straight from the horse’s mouth.  I’m most appreciative of the many articles and posts that include the primary document.  It’s crucial to be able to read the FERC Order.  This is REAL NEWS!

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There are a lot of people railing and wailing about subsidies these days, but it’s very lopsided, and I’m not hearing the complaints about all the subsidies of coal and nuclear.  If you want to complain about subsidies, slash them across the board.  “Free market” right, the essence of capitalism, right?

Categories: Citizens

Clocked at 123 mph, Montgomery man jailed; Dundas planning downtown development; Nfld hears from HRC; “under construction” at NHS; Township candidate filing

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:02pm

A Montgomery man is in jail facing several charges including fleeing an officer and 2nd degree DUI.  According to the criminal complaint, 49 year old Christopher Todd Johnson, was clocked by a Rice County deputy traveling 123 mph on Dundas Blvd.  Johnson eventually wound up in a water ditch just north of 130th street.  The

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