KYMN started a new 8 week series this morning with Northfield’s Alan Anderson. He belongs to Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit bipartisan organization working to inform the public and create legislation on the effects of climate change based on scientific information. He holds a degree in Wildlife Biology and Management and is online and self taught in climatology. Anderson and KYMN’s Jeff Johnson talked Climate Change 101 today. He explains, “one of the things that’s fascinating is that sometimes folks who may not be
directly to regular sciences think that the whole climate thing has just been going on for the last 30 years maybe, and we’re just sheep as far as what little we know about climate. But in fact, all the way back to 1824 there were already scientists studying greehouse gases”. Upcoming episodes include, in part, discussions on, “the different debates on these different issues. We’ll be talking about how, even just a small amount of warming, can really negatively impact the planet and the future. We’ll talk about one of the most sobering challenges and that is why whatever the new temperature levels we rise to will be the permanent normal for maybe a thousand years”. Most importantly, he added, they’ll talk about solutions, of which there are many. That’s at 8:45 each Monday morning for the next 8 weeks.
Inaugural golf event for Nfld Historical Society
The Northfield Historical Society will be hitting the links with their first inaugural Golf Event. This is replacing the Outlaw Run, which ran for 9 years, becoming their biggest fundraiser. Board member Ron Gardener said they needed to find a way to replace those funds for programming such as the youth education work done with the schools, the new and permanent exhibits. It will be a 4 person scramble at Willinger’s on July 27th. Gardener said there are some unique prizes including a chance to sit inside the bank as it’s being raided during Defeat of Jesse James Days. You’ll get an inside (up close) view of what Joseph Lee Heywood and the others went through when the James Gang tried to rob the First National Bank. If you would like to golf, be a sponsor or donate a prize, go to northfieldhistory.org for complete details. The “shoot out” starts at noon.
3 Northfielders vie for Rice County Fair Queen
Six are running for Rice County Fair Queen this year. Among them are 3 Northfielders. 16 year old Gretchen Hohrman, 16 year old Madison Jenrich and 19 year old Lauren Wieber. Gretchen will graduate in 2018 and plans to attend UW River Falls for elementary education. She works as a Barista and greeter at Caribou Coffee in Northfield. She’s been in 4H for 12 years and held leadership roles within the organization. Madison attends Randolph High School and will graduate in 2019. She plans on furthering her education and is interested in an agriculture or education. Madison works as a Camp Counselor at the Northfield YMCA. Lauren graduated from Northfield High School in 2016. She’s attending Bethel University studying art and business. She works as a transcriptionist at Wieber Physical Therapy in Faribault. Judging is tomorrow in Faribault with coronation on July 18th at 7 pm on the Sellner Midway Stage. Read about each candidate below: