Rest In Peace (Just Not on the Walkway, Please)

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 5:36am
Only took one punch. I kid because I can. Not because I should. Sarcasm masks something. Oh you go ahead and figure it out. I had known this friend had fallen. Now I know she can’t get up. This was the view as of yesterday when I went outside for lunch. So sad. I had […]
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Bill will help banks tackle elder financial abuse

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 3:49pm
Last week, Minnesota’s legislature overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by local Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, to crack down on the growing issue of elder financial abuse.
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Elections at Dakota Electric put new director on board

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 1:34pm
FARMINGTON, Minn. (May 8, 2020) — Dakota Electric Association’s membership cast their vote in the cooperative’s annual election. This year, three incumbents were re-elected and one new board member seated.  Read the full press release for details: Elections at Dakota Electric

Charges: Man overdosed while driving on interstate

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
A Prior Lake man who allegedly overdosed last week while driving on I-35 has been charged with several felonies in Rice County District Court.
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Economic Development Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:50am
Event date: May 28, 2020
Event Time: 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Members of the public may monitor the meeting electronically from a remote location by dialing a conference number or by watching a live stream available Conference number: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 816-972-557

The Laws of Human Nature

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:41am
15 with the Author has been suspended for new interviews due to Covid-19 but I’ll be bringing back some of my favorite interviews. Today, in the midst of such uncertainty and divisiveness, I wanted to bring back Robert Greene with his book The Laws of Human Nature. Listen in from my interview with him last

Menards to open 3rd gate, Dundas council amends code to allow daycare center; Nfld Council holds assessment hearing, discusses Summer pool operations and appt. process for Police Chief; Virtual celebrations for graduates, awards, banquets; Filing starts t

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:20am
By Teri Knight, News Director Dundas City Council amended the PUD for Menards to install a third gate for those with online orders. They plan to put a canopy over the gate. Administrator Teppen said  the Council also amended their zoning code to include daycare centers as a conditional use in the limited industrial district.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:20am
Event date: May 26, 2020
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Members of the public may monitor the meeting electronically from a remote location by dialing a conference number or by watching a live stream available Conference number: +1 (571-317-3112). Access code: 449-135-677.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:40am
As the senior class graduates this week, more than 700 incredible Oles will take their first steps in the real world — giving their best to make it a better place. Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020!
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Online-only ceremony planned for Memorial Day

Northfield News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:39am
Northfielders will have the chance to view the annual Memorial Day address online Monday.
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Senator Rich Draheim

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:30am
Senator Rich Draheim talks about the last day of the legislative session.  The bonding bill didn’t get done so it is likely that the Governor will call a special session on June 12.

Institute hosts faculty seminar on U.S.-China relations

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:23am
Before the spread of COVID-19 halted the Institute for Freedom & Community’s spring lecture series on U.S.-China Relations, St. Olaf College faculty and staff met to engage in interdisciplinary discussions on China today under Xi Jinping.
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Announcing Artists on Main Street 2020-2021!

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:13am

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC), the Northfield Arts Guild, and the City of Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) are pleased to announce the next round of the Artists on Main Street program!

For more information about the 2020-2021 program, please see this info sheet.  You can also download this year’s application here.  Applications are due by July 17th and projects must be complete by May 31, 2021.   An informational webinar will be held on Friday, June 5th from 11:30am-1:30pm for anyone interested in learning more about the program.  More details about the webinar will be shared soon in an event on NDDC’s Facebook page.

The NDDC was selected in Fall 2018 to participate in the Artists on Main Street program (AOMS), a three-year community development initiative offered through Rethos: Places Reimagined and Springboard for the Arts, with support from the Bush Foundation. The program explores the intersection of arts and culture, downtown revitalization, and historic preservation by investing in “creative placemaking” projects within a defined area of a community.  Creative placemaking has many different definitions, but could be simply described as using art and other creative activities to make positive physical, economic, and social impacts within a particular place or community.

The overarching goals of Northfield’s program include:

  • Providing art and creative placemaking experiences that draw people to shop, dine and connect in Downtown Northfield;
  • Enhancing the downtown’s aesthetics through the creativity of our local artists;
  • Utilizing the arts as a springboard for improving diversity and inclusiveness in Downtown Northfield across all cultures.

Northfield’s first year of involvement (2019) in the program was a rousing success, with ten projects funded under the theme of Connections/Conexiónes – highlighting the physical and cultural divides that too often get in the way of a thriving community.  These projects included musical performances, poetry readings, spoken word events, pop-up art installations, and one large cement shark.

In this second year of Northfield’s program, we are looking to support creative placemaking projects under the theme: “Visions of Northfield’s Future.”  Artists and creatives can apply for up to $10,000 to support projects that might, for example, address concepts such as evolving demographics and increasing cultural diversity; climate change or the environment/ nature in general; the impact of technology and digital life on physical communities; or many others besides.  We encourage all applicants to think broadly and make a case for your vision.  Preference will be given to projects that embody a positive vision of the future, in accordance with the principles of creative placemaking – think of adjectives such as welcoming, delightful, whimsical, thought-provoking, and so on.

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Two Lists

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 6:03am
“Character is destiny.” I had heard those words before. Last night I read that they were attributed to Heraclitus, a Presocratic philosopher who was said to practice social distancing several thousand years before it was cool. He was a hermit. There is a lot of wisdom in that view. Character is not a word you […]
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Fine Tune #491 wind & rain 2020.05.17

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 7:15pm
A solid day + of rain and wind inspired this edition of Fine Tune: Soft Winds /  Chet Baker The Wayward Wind / Gogi Grant Four Strong Winds / Neil Young Wind and Rain / Crooked Still Out of the Rain / The Duhks Rainy Day Blues / Willie Nelson, Jonny Lang Some Cold Rainy Day

From the vault: Peanut Butter!

The Children's House - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 1:04pm

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Let It Rain

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 12:28pm
Give me the smell of wet dog. And the sound of pitter-patter on my helmet. Let us walk, little buddy, until water squishes between my toes. I checked my go-to weather app this morning and, as I thumbed across the hours, and saw the rain showers icon appear, hour after hour, uninterrupted, I said go-baby-go-baby-go. […]
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2020 May 06 – Potpourri

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 11:48am
Today we review Earth Day and the celebrations from last month, then tell a couple of stories – then we’ll talk about lessons learned from the coronavirus politics. First story – Alan reviews data that oceans are at record temperatures already Second story – Bruce talks about Mauna Loa data – does it show a slowdown

MN GOP Convention Postponed?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 10:19am
Hacking suspected as technical difficulties stymie Minnesota GOP convention

Hard to do anything but SNORT! The main thing they had to do was to endorse a Senate Candidate to run against Sen. Tina Smith. One of the two is Jason Lewis.

JASON LEWIS? How could anyone take Jason Lewis seriously? He was our carpetbagger one-term Representative here in CD2 — really — he didn’t even live in the district! He’s the one who would not hold town halls until near the end, when he held one of the most policed ever, one that required a reservation (and few were given), intense police showing outside and in, requirement of ID to get in, and no direct questions, only pre-written on cards and heavily edited if used with no follow-up when he ducked and swerved. Rep. Jason Lewis is clueless about so much – May 21, 2018

And his judgment? The photo above says it all.

‘Liberate’ protesters put others at risk – STrib Editorial

This 2020 election will be a 2018 redo for Jason Loser.

In the meantime, since they can’t handle online, it’s time to “OPEN UP” the GOP. Hold their convention in person, no masks, no distancing, and invite tRump as main event and for the pre and post convention mingling.

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Upcoming webinars of interest

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 8:35am

Perhaps a small silver lining of the current situation is the growth in free resources on all kinds of interesting and useful subjects.  Check out a few of these that are coming up soon:

May 20th from 1-2pm     For those interested in historic preservation and property development, Erin Hanafin Berg (Rethos: Places Reimagined) will be a featured panelist on an upcoming webinar highlighting the challenges and opportunities of working within historic districts.

June 16th, 9am-12:15pm     For small businesses and other organizations, marketing is more important now than ever.  The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has organized a training called “Make Marketing Matter” for individuals seeking competitive advantages in this time of change and uncertainty.

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