Fugitive arrested in Rice County
Pulled over for traffic violations, a fugitive from justice, living in Cannon Falls, has been apprehended by the Rice County Sheriff’s Department. 27 year old Chad Anthony Robinson has been charged in Wisconsin for felonies related to drug manufacture and sales. He is currently being held in Rice County until Wisconsin extradites him.
Technology Transformation touching Northfield – 5th and final in the series – Will teachers become video “break out” stars?
In this 5th and final installment of Technology Transformation touching Northfield, the question arises about possible “break-out stars” in the teaching world and whether they would start asking for more money as they share their knowledge with kids all over the world. The model has been that people who are involved in education tend to share their information gratis. In other words, for free. Although there will likely be “for pay” resources, those would be looked at differently. However, right now, there are so many options because instruction is coming from varied types of teaching. From the Harvard professor to the Community college instructor. While teachers certainly interact with students now Richardson believes that this offers them more opportunity to reach students. Technology transformation won’t happen all at once. Hillman will be doing focus groups with kids and teachers for their feedback. At each change of the public school classroom there’s been discussion surrounding it and technology transformation is no different but change IS coming and the Northfield classroom of the future looks bright.
Earth Day celebration adds workshops
Northfield is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday and in a big way. Organizer Arlo Cristofaro-Hark explains that they’ve added workshops this year to include breadmaking, compost bin and raised bed building. Activities include everything from hula hooping to a tug of war to chalk drawing and bracelet making. There will be around 30 exhibitors. Food will be available including Martha with her pastries, Klaus’s german sausage and fresh bread from the breadmaking workshop. There’ll be a lot of local bands including Arlo! The event is from noon to 5 outside of United Church of Christ and everyone is welcome.
Don the gloves – it’s Spring Clean up time
Time to put on the gloves and clean out the garage, shed or whatever you have! Northfield’s clean up day is tomorrow. Residents are allowed to drop off items like sheetrock, lumber, brick, window glass and scrap metal. For a fee you can get rid of those old computers, tv’s appliances and tires. Hours are 7am to 11am and you need to show an id. They won’t accept any paints, fertilizers, batteries or brush, liquids of any kind. Clean up day is co-sponsored by Waste Management. The drop off site this year has moved to the city maintenance facility on 1710 Riverview Dr. Another clean up day is scheduled for May 12th.
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