School-record 47 Knights earn Academic All-MIAC Awards for fall 2018

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 2:20pm

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Fall 2018 Academic All-Conference honorees, with Carleton College student-athletes earning distinction a school-record 47 times.

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Rotary Cogwheel | January 31.2019

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 2:04pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Today: Randall Knox, Civil Air Patrol (Frago)

Next Week: Rick Olson, Eastern European Rotary Tour and Alan Anderson RCAT Update

Birthdays: Ben Martig (1/31)

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.

Guests: Pascal Cogan (Cogan), Alex Miller (Zweifel), Amy Goerwitz (Vorwerk)

New Member Inductions: We welcomed new members Emily Fulton-Foley, Executive Director of the Northfield Union of Youth (Atchison), Tim Peterson, Executive Director of the Northfield Arts Guild (Collman), and John Sauer, Orthopedic Surgeon (Rich)

Rotary Minute: John Ophaug shared some quotes from various artists including Sinclair Lewis and Geroge Bernard Shaw who said, “I know where Rotary is going—it’s going to lunch.” These cynics were eventually transformed into fans of Roatry and the ‘power of one hour.’


  • Penny Hillemann’s son Henry came home early from his exchange in Zimbabwe due to civil unrest. Since his time was cut short, he will get to go to Tanzania with the Dilleys and the district will pay for him to do a summer exchange
  • Jean Wakely reports that Sue Boxrud broke her foot and we are sending get well wishes
  • Kristi Purcell announced that Lorn Manthey won the canoe full of brew raffle
  • Lisa Peterson invited us to the Chamber Annual Dinner on January 31 at the Grant. The Business of the year, Business Person of the Year and Ambassador of the Year will be honored. Tickets are $40, available at the Chamber office at 19 Bridge Square
  • We said goodbye to Jenni Roney as our Cogwheel Editor and PR & Communications board member. She has left the NDDC to become the Enrichment Coordinator at Community Services and she was representing the NDDC with her Rotary membership. If you are interested in taking her spot on the board or helping with the Cogwheel, see Scott.
  • The softball tournament will not be happening on President’s Day weekend. If you hear of other games where Scott Richardson could throw out the first pitch, let him know

Scholarship Enhancement: Meredith Galdeen

Last Week: A little known fact about Erica Zweifel is that she does not love to sing at Rotary meetings. She does love to read however, and she brought a few books—Walkable Cities, Drawdown and No Time to Spare. Erica also enjoys helping with the Lighten Up Garage Sale at Carleton, which will be held on June 28 and 29 this year. Last year they sold 23 tons of unwanted items and raised $36,000 for three local partner organizations. Erica introduced Bruce Morlan as a retired analyst from Mayo, local climate change awareness advocate and member of the Bridgewater Township and Dundas Planning Commission.

Bruce shared some updates from the City of Northfield’s Climate Action Planning Committee. But first he showed us the oldest known photo of a tornado, which was taken on August 28, 1884 in Howard, South Dakota. Northfield joined as a Minnesota Greenstep City in 2010 and has completed the first three steps. Bruce says that the CAP committee has four goals

  1. Economic Health—a local, prosperous economy
  2. Physical Health—active residents
  3. Environmental Health—clean air and water
  4. Quality of Life

They have six working teams:

  1. Energy
  2. Transportation
  3. Waste/Materials
  4. Land
  5. Food
  6. Water

Each working team has been meeting regularly. The committee has conducted initial surveys and hired a consultant from the Great Plains Institute.

Here are a few interesting facts that Bruce shared:

There is 31% food waste at the retail/consumer level. Food is the largest landfill component and the third largest source of methane. There are 1,900 landfills in the Continental U.S. We need to pursue incentives, education and reduction.

Energy for all requires conservation and renewable energy sources. We should think of energy as something we create, consume and conserve.

The environment would benefit from more bicycle and pedestrian transportation, more public transit and fewer miles traveled by vehicle.

We must work toward better solutions for wastewater, storm water, drinking water, flood plains and water conservation.

The Climate Action Planning Committee was formed because Northfield believes that the solution begins here and we must be a part of that solution.

Coming Up:

Feb 14 – Lin Bruce, Yes you can: Success Strategies from the Heart

Feb 21 — Erika Staab, The Hope Center

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You know it’s cold when the USPS closes; Nfld used polar vortex to test “Flexible Learning Day”; She was just a pawn

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:02pm

No mail today and all “non-essential” Northfield City offices are closed through noon tomorrow (1/31), except the liquor store, which will be open until 6pm.  DSI will not be picking up garbage today, pickups will be pushed forward a day.  A number of retail stores and restaurants are closed too. With dangerously cold temperatures and

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Trial delayed further in three-year-old sexual assault lawsuit against Carleton

Northfield News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:22am
A lawsuit against Carleton College that started in early 2016 is still without an end in site, as motions, responses and other delays have pushed a potential trial back to at least the end of the year.
Categories: Local News

MPR airs Institute forum on ‘Race, Immigration, and the American Dream’

St. Olaf College - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:21am
Minnesota Public Radio will air the discussion on "Race, Immigration and the American Dream in the 21st Century" that the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community hosted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Knights earn another set of CSCAA Scholar All-America team awards

Carleton Sports - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:07am

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its Scholar All-America Team honors for the 2018 fall semester, and both the Carleton College men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were once again honored.

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Randall Knox, Will Churchill and Bailey Sauve

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:03am

Captain Randall Knox, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Will Churchill and Cadet Airman 1st Class Bailey Sauve of the Civil Air Patrol talk about some of their recent competitions and an open house scheduled for Tuesday, February 5 , 7:00 p.m. to celebrate their 2nd year anniversary.  Members of the community are invited to come and

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Northfield 'Night Owl' couple delivers late night cookies on weekends

Northfield News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:00am
At 9:30 p.m. every Thursday for the last 28 months, Ricki Ciolfi has opened the oven door.
Categories: Local News

Mike Krance and Donna Rae Scheffert

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 9:38am

Mike Krance and Donna Rae Scheffert talk about the 2018 grant allocations from Northfield Shares. $66,500 was allocated this year to various recipients, including grants for housing and youth transportation.  Visit for more information. Nfld Shares 1-30-19

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School board anticipates budget increases, considers student technology options

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 5:00pm
Though it's only January, the Northfield School District is already looking forward to the 2019–2020 school year.
Categories: Local News

Rep. Lippert co-authors bill to expand paid family and medical leave

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 3:15pm
Now in control of the House, Minnesota Democrats have made paid family and medical leave one of its top priorities in the 2019 session, and Northfield’s District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert is in the thick of it.
Categories: Local News

News earns five awards in annual press association contest

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 3:00pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Northfield News earned five awards last week in the 2017-18 Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, including a first-place award for Associate Editor Philip Weyhe.
Categories: Local News

Lucas Mueller earns MIAC weekly award

Carleton Sports - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:58pm

Sophomore Lucas Mueller posted a national top-10 time while winning the 5000-meter run at Minnesota State-Mankato’s Mark Schuck Open. In recognition of that feat, he was tabbed the MIAC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.

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Three victories lead to MIAC weekly honor for Caroline Mather

Carleton Sports - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:42pm

Senior Caroline Mather played a role in three event victories as the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team topped St. Olaf in a dual meet on Saturday. For her performance, Mather was selected as the MIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and the fifth time in her career.

Categories: Colleges

NPD warns about space heaters (fires in Winter add another layer of danger for firefighters), staying in your car and pet safety

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:37pm

With dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills reaching -60 degrees possible tonight, Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz warn the public to stay inside.  Don’t travel unless it’s necessary. It affects how First Responders do THEIR jobs. Nelson said that something as simple as a fall can be much more serious as

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Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:31pm
As near record breaking cold takes hold of southeast Minnesota, motorists are reminded to take extra precautions to avoid potentially life threatening situations, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Dangerous cold prompts warnings; Nfld Chamber honors 50th Business of the Year and celebrates Business Person and Ambassador of the year; Nfld woman deliberately crashes car into boyfriend’s

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:02pm

With dangerously cold temperatures, schools are closed again tomorrow.  FiftyNorth will close at 5 this evening and reopen on Thursday morning. Northfield United Methodist Church has cancelled Wednesday Kids Club and Community Meal and the Eagles Club will not have Bar Bingo tonight.  Bundle up if you have to go out. Rice County Skywarn says

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Downtown restaurant developers look to EDA for $100,000 loan

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:30am
As the process to renovate and revitalize the old Rueb 'N' Stein buildings in downtown Northfield proves exceedingly expensive, Reunion developers find themselves with a financing gap.
Categories: Local News

Winter weather postpones Jan. 30 basketball games

Carleton Sports - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:27am

The extreme winter weather affecting the Upper Midwest has brought about Minnesota’s coldest wind chills in two decades. That scenario created unsafe travel conditions and led the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to postpone all basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The men’s home game versus Augsburg University has been pushed back until Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Due to a facility conflict, the Carleton women’s game at Augsburg has been re-scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

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