St. Olaf 'townies' tap trees, pavement

St. Olaf student -- and townie -- Rebecca Carlson outside her sugar shack

Two local Northfielders attending St. Olaf College, Rebecca Carlson and Gus DeMann, currently are featured in separate stories on stolaf.edu. A video story about Carlson shows her hard at work in her on-campus sugar shack as she collects sap from college maple trees and boils it down to syrup. The DeMann story outlines how he's spent the past year juggling work in the classroom, on theatre productions, and at Goodbye Blue Monday in preparation for Monday's Boston Marathon.