Thursday, August 18, 2011
The program started in 1984.
Students from the 2011 Chuo-Carleton Summer Program, a 21-day program with 33 Japanese college students and seven faculty, served a meal to their host families, faculty and student assistants Tuesday night as a way of conveying appreciation and thanks.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dozens of Northfield High School students on Sunday were recognized for their academic achievements.
It may not have been a school day, but Northfield High School on Sunday was filled with students. Dozens of students were recognized for their efforts during the annual Academic Awards and Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Program. Academic awards were earned by both junior and senior NHS students. These students have a GPA of 3.5 or better. More than 40 area organizations awarded scholarships to NHS Seniors. SENIORS RECOGNIZED Samuel Alberg Lisa Atkinson Daniel Becker Elizabeth Benson Noelle Betterley John Breckenridge Courtney Burtness Anastasia Campion Katherine Carlson Soren Carlson-Donohoe Adam Carpenter Steven Carson Atticus Chrsitensen Bo Cimino Aimee Clites Joshua Corbin Anna Courchaine Casey Dallavalle Peter Davidson Cecile DeLong …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The Ad Hoc Finance Study Group's Tuesday presentation called for increased payments from the Northfield Hospital, cuts to the Community Resource Center, among others.
At this point, every nickel—nay, penny—counts. On Tuesday, representatives of the Ad Hoc Finance Study Group addressed the City Council about potential cost-saving measures. The group, established by the Council, outlined six areas where the Northfield might save money to help bridge the gap left by likely reductions in state aid when the Legislature convenes next month. Ad Hoc members Steve Meyer and Bron Scherer talked about relationships with the Northfield Hospital, the Northfield Community Resources Center, the Rural Fire Service agreement, non-tax revenue sources, Carleton and St. Olaf colleges and the Northfield Public Library. Councilors met the report openly, asking broader questions about the study's general recommendations. …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Councilors debated the value of providing exemptions to specific groups at the risk of unforeseen consequences.
Changes to the city's rental ordinance could be coming. The City Council on Tuesday put multiple amendments to the city's rental ordinance up for a vote at next week's meeting. Councilors asked to vote on all nine amendments submitted by Rental Administrator Jim Kessler. One amendment includes language that would exempt rental properties regularly licensed and inspected by another governmental agency, such as a nursing home or college dormitory, from the same attention by the city. Of the other eight, most involved topics involving other potential exemptions for licensing requirements. Councilors generally agreed that the professors at St. Olaf and Carleton colleges should be able to take sabbatical, allowing a renter to make payments on a…
Friday, November 19, 2010
St. Olaf College led all greater Minnesota nonprofits with nearly 1,800 donors.
Well done, Northfielders. Once again, Northfield nonprofits made a strong showing in the annual Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour period of online donating that took place Tuesday. Leading the pack—literally—was St. Olaf College. Nearly 1,800 people donated about $196,000 to the private college. St. Olaf led greater Minnesota in the number of unique donors and in doing so is awarded $20,000 from GiveMN.org, which runs the charitable day. But that's not the news folks at St. Olaf went to bed thinking when they laid their heads down early Wednesday morning. They had been in second, trailing the North American Bear Center in Ely. Around lunchtime Wednesday, St. Olaf was notified it had garnered the most unique donors. "It was quite the surprise…