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Northfielder Setterstrom drafted by Rams

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"Mark Setterstrom":, NHS '02, "U of MN": '06, was drafted today by the "St. Louis Rams": Mark was taken 242nd overall. He was the third Gopher drafted this year.

Good luck, Mark! Hit 'em hard!

This Week in the Northfield Blogosphere

This week in the 'Sphere, it's death and taxes, history and politics, reform and sweaters. Wait - sweaters?

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How did the Dog Park Meeting Go on Tuesday Night?

Story submitted by Rick Estenson

Grrrrreat!  A combination of citizens, city officials and members of CAP (Canines At Play) discussed the virtues and challenges of a dog park in our city.  The whole idea is to get public input to select the best possible pilot park location and then allow the CAP group to work with the City Park and Recreation Advisory Board get it done.  There was much enthusiasm in the full room at the lower level of the Archer House.

Less than 24 hours left in the Spring Photo Competition!

You can still enter the Springtime Photo Competition!

The Spring Photo Competition ends Tuesday night at midnight. The contest is free and open to everyone. Grand prize is $50 in Chamber Bucks. More information about the contest can be found by going to the contest page located here.

There are currently twenty entries in the competition pool. You can view the gallery by clicking here.

This week in the Northfield Blogosphere

The 'Sphere is back! Back with guns in churches, corn in gas tanks, and awards in blogging! All this and much more, inside...

Mysterious Object Spotted Over Northfield

"!{float:right;margin: 0 0 0 5px;}!": Okay, not really _that_ mysterious, but I managed to "snap a half dozen images of a rainbow": that came after the sprinkle that we had tonight.

If you "look very closely at this one": you can see vestiges of a second 'bow that never quite emerged...

Sign of the Season: Road Construction

!{float:left;margin: 0 5px 0 0 }! The old joke goes like this: _There are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction._

Jefferson Rd, near the clinic, was temporarily closed yesterday as infrastructure was laid for the new development to the south. I spoke with Joel Walinski from the City of Northfield who informed me that it will be temporarily closed again around Monday to replace the asphalt.

When I asked about summer plans for construction, he noted that there will be a few small projects, but the upcoming work on Hwy 3 will be the one that affects everyone.

How warm was it?

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Today was the first really warm day of 2006 and the question on everyone's mind was "_How warm was it?_" According to the degree crunchers over at Carleton, "it reached a high of *77* today":

Interesting to note that this comes "less than sixty days since Alex Beeby posted about the -16F day of February 18th": That's a difference of 93 degrees!

This week in the Northfield Blogosphere...

Springing anew through the defrosted grounds of the "Northfield Blogosphere": this week are entries on soccer, science, singing, and sustainability. Sweet!

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March's Nfld Public Library Board Meeting Notes

!{float:left; margin:0 5px 3px 0;}! March's Library Board Meeting has come and gone. This is an informal report of the happenings. To entice you to read it, there's a library joke at the end. :)

Enough with the chit-chat! On with the "Knots Landing"-esque drama of a modern public library!

The Spring Melt fills the Cannon River (with Video!)

The spring melt has begun to fill the Cannon River again. While it's not nearly as high as it was in 2004 ("Gallery One":, "Gallery Two":, it was making quite a racket as it churned past downtown.

If you'd like to see more, look inside...

Northfield 360: St. Olaf

"!{float:left; margin: 0 5px 5px 0;} View From Larson)!": Sometimes these things take a lot of work, sometimes they're just handed to you.

St. Olaf has done a full set of very well done VR panoramas for the more interesting spots on campus. You "can take the entire tour here":, but if you'd like the highlights, may I suggest...

* "Boe Chapel":, currently under construction.
* The "Rolvaag Library":
* And what everyone imagines when they look at it from a distance, "the view from on top of Larson Dormitory":

The VR movies requires Apple Quicktime.

Northfield Group on Flickr

We'd like to take a second to remind you (or introduce, I suppose) that there is a "Northfield group": on "Flickr": The group currently has 15 members, 72 pictures, and is growing larger by the day.

The group is open to anyone, of any skill level. Flickr is free and is a subsidiary of Yahoo!, so if you currently have a Yahoo! account, you can sign into Flickr through it.

If you use an RSS(Real Simple Syndication) reader, there's an "RSS feed for the photo pool":, which will bring in the most recent pictures to your reader automatically! is currently in the process of migrating our photo galleries to Flickr, so expect to see more integration in the future.

This Week in the Northfield Blogosphere

A quick round up of this weeks posts in the "Northfield blogosphere":

Northfield 360: Bridge Square

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It's time for another panorama of Northfield - this time our beloved Bridge Square.

It's been a rather dry few months, so this February panorama is notable for its lack of snow.

* "Medium Size Panorama":
* "Large Size Panorama":
* "Low resolution VR movie": ( _requires Quicktime_ )
* "high resolution VR movie": ( _requires Quicktime_ )

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