Northfield, Northfielders in the News

Pioneer Press
Turbine could generate cash for school
Northfield school leaders want to harness the wind, so they're contemplating staking some $1.65 million in debt on a turbine that could generate enough energy to power about 600 homes, by far the largest wind project operated by a public school in the Midwest and maybe the country.

Malt-O-Meal expanding
Malt-O-Meal will open a third manufacturing plant today to expand production of its popular ready-to-eat cereals. Minneapolis-based Malt-O-Meal, the fastest-growing cereal manufacturer, says the addition of a manufacturing plant in Tremonton, Utah, is needed as it mounts a challenge to Kellogg and General Mills branded cereals. But Malt-O-Meal would need to grow a lot more before it starts elbowing those two industry leaders off the breakfast table. ... has two plants operating at near capacity in Northfield, its home base.

MPR
Hands on learning in New Hampshire (audio file)
In New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential candidates are criss-crossing the state campaigning before next Tuesday's primary. Their campaigns have provided a learning experience for a group of students from St. Olaf college in Northfield. Those students are spending the month out in New Hampshire, taking a class offered by St. Olaf professor Dan Hofrenning and working on a presidential campaign of their choice. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Professor Hofrenning, and Rachel Ricker, a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska who is enrolled in the class and working on the Edwards campaign.

Minnesota Monthly Feb, 2004 (not online)
Sparring with Kierkegaard
Ex-boxer Gordon Morino teaches philosophy and pugilism at St. Olaf -- and is becoming a contender in the national literary arena.

Star Tribune
Teachers find money crunch means smaller raises, fewer benefits
Doug Crane, director of business services in the Northfield district, called the statewide budget constraints a "sad reality." But he's dealt with at least two other periods of downturn during his quarter-century in the district.

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