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"Locally Grown" podcast for 02.03.06: economic development

 

Issues covered in show #6 of Locally Grown, recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon: The EDA and the forthcoming economic development plan. See EDA member Tracy Davis' weblog post Economic Development Plan - "Context Mapping" session which contains the PowerPoint presentation and Community Assessment - TIP Strategies (DRAFT) which contains the PDF document.

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Northfield City Council meeting tonight

 
The Northfield City Council meets tonight at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street.

The agenda and complete council packet are available on the City's Feb. 6 agenda web page.

Among the items on the agenda:

* the outdoor swimming pool



"Locally Grown" podcast for Jan. 27

locallygrown-logo.gif Issues covered in show #5 of "Locally Grown," recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon: 1. Northfield public library expansion with guest Lynne Young, director: 0:00 to 21:00 2. The need for a nightclub: 21:00 to 29:15 3. Outdoor swimming pool: 29:15 to 36:00 4. Traffic light and MNDOT: 36:00 to 38:00 5. School district's handling of problematic employees: 38:00 to 40:45 6. Wrap-up, issues being followed: 40:45 to 42:45


Bird flu advisory to school superintendents

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Goodbye Blue Monday regular Charlie Kyte, former Northfield schools superintendent and now Executive Director of the MN Association of School Administrators, sent me this document (PDF) that he wrote recently for Minnesota superintendents regarding the bird flu. He also wrote, "I provided Superintendents a further private briefing paper outlining what to expect and actions to take in the event a serious outbreak actually happens."


Excessive tree trimming?

Dan Dimick phoned me earlier this afternoon, concerned about what he thought was excessively harsh tree trimming near his house on 2nd St. West near St. John's Lutheran Church. Asplundh is evidently the contractor that Xcel Energy uses here in Northfield for tree trimming around its powerlines. Click the photos to enlarge. Join the ISSUES list to follow/contribute to the conversation.

Friday, 01/27 6:15 am update: Dan Dimick posted an update on this to the ISSUES list.

Friday 10 am update: I added the photo on the right which I took this morning.


City Council Work Session AND Regular Meeting

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The Northfield City Council meets Monday at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street. The agenda and complete council packet are available on the City's Jan. 23 agenda web page.


"Locally Grown" podcast for Jan. 20

Issues covered in the 4th show of "Locally Grown," recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton yesterday afternoon:

1. Groundbreaking for Northfield Crossing: 0:00 to 7:00
2. Arts/cultural programming on 3rd Thursdays: 7:00 to 14:00
3. Cereal bowl bandshell in Ames Park: 14:00 to 17:30
4. Traffic calming: 17:30 to 26:00
5. Q-Comp update: 26:00 to 30:00
6. Straw poll to rate public school teachers: 30:00 to 33:00


"Locally Grown" podcast for Jan. 13; airs Thurs. on KRLX 88.1

"Locally Grown" is now the name of the Northfield.org weekly audio show about local Northfield issues. Our third show was recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon. The show airs for the first time this Thursday, Jan. 19th, 5:30 PM.


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