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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...


A Moment in Time

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Rainbows are with us such a short time and rarely do we see the entire arch. There was a pretty one tonight which I am sure lots of people saw. I was at a meeting at the Senior Center and was glad my ever present camera was with me.


Mysterious Object Spotted Over Northfield

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If you "look very closely at this one":http://flickr.com/photos/gurno/132098298/in/set-72057594112581872/ you can see vestiges of a second 'bow that never quite emerged...


Northfield.org "Springtime" Photo Contest - $50 Grand Prize!


The First Annual Northfield.org Springtime Photo Contest

The contest is closed! Thanks for your interest!

This year Northfield.org is holding a photo competition for the best "Springtime" photo. Winner will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks during the big Northfield.org Membership Drive Kickoff Celebration!

More inside!...


Vienna? Paris? No, Northfield.

Romantic Walk Along the Cannon

Many people went out last night to enjoy the beautiful evening -- including this couple taking advantage of a romantic evening along the Cannon.

But beware! I saw my first mosquito this morning. Heidi Hamilton also said the city will have a wide variety of projects going on this summer, but that this year's Highway 3/19 work shouldn't be quite as disruptive as last year's.

Speaking of the Cannon and projects, the Cannon River Watershed Cleanup will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29. Interested volunteers can contact Hilary Ziols at 507-646-8400.


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":http://weather.carleton.edu/

Interesting to note that this comes "less than sixty days since Alex Beeby posted about the -16F day of February 18th":http://northfield.org/node/1422. That's a difference of 93 degrees!


This week in the Northfield Blogosphere...

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

More inside...


Listen to the Music

Last Monday (April 3, 2006) I could hear the frogs and toads in our slough. I thought you might also enjoy listening.

 



Put Your Story on Northfield.org!

Long-time readers of Northfield.org have no doubt noticed a significant change on our front page of late—beyond the ongoing visual and organizational changes. Scroll down and take a look at the list of recent contributors...ten different people have submitted stories this week!

I know what you're thinking: "Hey...how can I get a story posted on Northfield.org?"

Well, here's how NOT to do it. We often get submissions through our Contact Us form—everything from a quick note about an event to a full-blown press release. That email form is a great way to get a question answered, but we rarely publish anything that we receive that way.

Instead, here are your best options...


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":http://www.flickr.com/photos/gurno/sets/72057594059801058/, "Gallery Two":http://northfield.org/gallery/highwater0604), it was making quite a racket as it churned past downtown.

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


This Week In The Northfield Blogosphere...

Among the items of interest in the "Nfld B-sphere":http://northfield.org/aggregator/sources this week: People on horses, people on electric horseless carriages, and people who used to have horses, but now there are electric horseless carriages everywhere and they're getting charged for it.

More inside...


(New) Chairman's Corner

Doug B.Greetings from the new Board Chair of Northfield Citizens Online. I've served on the board for three and a half years, but just a few weeks ago our former chair (and current vice-chair), Bruce Morlan, passed the reins of leadership over to me. And what a fortnight it's been!

I don't want to spend a lot of time talking about the new look and functionality of Northfield.org, but I would like to say one thing about the change: it's huge. At this point it may just look like we moved a few things around (and maybe you take issue with where we moved them...let us know!), but stick around for awhile and you'll start to feel the fundamental shift that's underway. And keep this phrase in mind: "Power to the people!"

I'd really just like to use this "bully pulpit" to share a few of my recent observations about Northfield and NCO...


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