Laptop jockeys, winners

Scott Davis, NCO board member and eventual Northfield City Council Ward 2 winner, manned one of the laptops displaying election results on the wall of the Cow last night.

Jessica Peterson, eventual Rice County District 2 winner, peers over the laptop of hubby Rob Brown, NCO Board member. On the right is Rob Davis, of recent Firefox/NY Times fame.

More photos in the Election, 2004 album.

NCP Fall Crawl

Northfield Creative Professionals (NCP) held their B2B Social/Fall Crawl tonight. College City Beverage sponsored the event, and pub crawlers moved from J. Grundy's Rueb 'n' Stein to Diamond Dave's, The Contented Cow, The Upstairs Tavern Lounge, and the Froggy Bottoms Irish River Pub.

Ryan Heinritz, Nfld News staffer and NCP co-founder, munches on the drawing tickets.

Sandy Sjoblom won the trip to Cancun.

See all the photos in the NCP photo album, as well as the promo piece for the event in yesterday's Nfld News.

ArtOrg photo album

See the 21 ArtOrg photos from last night's wingding at the Rueb in the ArtOrg fall info party album.


Art crawl at ArtOrg - photo album

There's an album of 55 photos in the ArtOrg Art Crawl album, taken at tonight's event at ArtOrg.


Wind turbine construction update

The turbine rotor was put in place about 45 minutes ago.


St. Olaf's Pete Sandburg says site preparation for their wind turbine should begin this fall, with construction set for May, 2005.

12:30pm update: Hi-res versions of these and dozens more photos are being uploaded now in the wind turbine construction album. Upload should be finished by 12:45 pm.
12:55 pm update: DONE.

Wind turbine construction update

The 2nd and 3rd tower sections were installed this afternoon, and the nacelle unit this evening. The rotor will be installed on Wed. morning.

L to R: Brian Peterson farms the land where the turbine is being constructed; Jay Gislason, president of Diversified Energy Solutions in Gary, SD, is the construction site manager; Carolyn McKay, pediatrician in the Twin Cities, owns the farm land where the turbine is being constructed and is leasing it to Carleton.

See dozens more photos in the wind turbine construction album.

Wind turbine construction update

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According to my sources, the operators who work for Truck Crane Service, Russ Raaf, Rudy Maurer, and Matt Busse (who's favorite T-shirt reads "I love the smell of diesel in the morning"), the schedule of events for assembling the pieces of the wind turbine was changed today to accommodate the media blitz expected tomorrow.

So today, the blades were attached to the rotor hub on the ground. Tomorrow will be busy: two tower sections, nacelle, and the grand finale, the rotor assembly will all be put together.

See the hi-res versions of these & 18 more photos that I added to the wind turbine construction album today.

Wind turbine construction update



The tower sections, nacelle & generator unit, and rotor hub arrived on Friday and Saturday. The base of the tower is up, with the remaining two tower sections and nacelle to be put in place on Monday. On Tuesday, the blades will be attached to the rotor hub while on the ground and then, assuming favorable weather, the entire rotor assembly will be lifted to the top of the tower.

See the hi-res version of these and 3 dozen more photos in the wind turbine photo album.

See's wind turbine educational section for an explanation of the parts of the turbine... suitable for kids and turbine-clueless adults like me.

Wind turbine construction update

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The turbine blades are off the trucks, the crane is up, and Xcel Energy is installing new power transmission poles along Wall St. Road.

Last night, vandals slashed a tire on the smaller crane, broke into the cab of the larger crane, and did miscellaneous other damage.

See the hi-res version of these and 8 more photos in the wind turbine photo album.

Wind turbine construction photos

Three 132 ft. blades for Carleton's wind turbine arrived earlier this evening. B & K Trucking (Bruce & Kim Lang & employees) from Marathon, Wisconsin hauled them from Houston, Texas.


Tower assembly begins asap and continues through Tuesday. Dedication ceremony is set for Sep. 25.

See hi-res versions of these and several more photos in the wind turbine construction album. I should have more photos to add each day over the remainder of the construction.

ArtOrg metal spinning class photos

I attended a demo class on metal spinning on Aug. 18, one of a series of classes offered by ArtOrg.

Tim Alberg was the class instructor, assisted by Dave Machacek and Eric Johnson.

See a dozen high-res photos in the ArtOrg metal spinning album.

Chamber hosts mayor/council candidates

The Northfield Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum this morning, featuring the candidates for mayor and city council.

L to R: Victor Summar, Jon Denison, Kris Vohs, Lee Lansing, Galen Malecha, Betsey Buckheit, Phil Anderson.

See all the candidate and post-forum schmoozing photos in the Chamber Candidates forum album.

Strawbale warehouse construction at Carleton

Students and community members are constructing a strawbale warehouse on Three Oaks Drive on the Carleton campus today.


See high-res versions of these and other photos in the strawbale construction photo album.

See the April edition of Carleton's Facilities Planning & Management Newsletter for more details on the project:
Structural framing will be the same as for a standard, wood-framed

Sonicate at The Key - photos

Local band Sonicate performed at The Key last night... part of ArtSwirl.


See the high-res versions of these photos and a dozen more in the Sonicate photo album.

HMS Pinafore in the park - opening night photos


NAG's opening of HMS Pinafore was performed last night in Central Park... part of ArtSwirl.


See high-res versions of these photos and 3 dozen more in the HMS Pinafore live photo album.

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