Locally Grown podcast #12: bike racks, bike lanes, economic development and traffic light updates

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Griff Wigley and Betsey Buckheit English bike racks

I took the train to Cambridge in the UK yesterday to visit Northfielders Betsey Buckheit (former blogging planning commissioner), husband Justin London (Carleton music prof) and daughter Elizabeth who’ve been there since Sept. Justin received a Fullbright to do research there for the year. I took the opportunity to do another show for our podcast, Locally Grown, with Betsey as a guest and the two of us participating via Skype Out to the KRLX studios where Ross Currier, Tracy Davis and Cameron Nordholm graciously got up very early on Saturday morning — April 8 — central time to accommodate my schedule.

Topics:

  1. Bike racks and the pros and cons of bike lanes in downtown Northfield;
  2. the forthcoming economic development report from the consultants hired by the EDA;
  3. an update on the Highway 3 & 3rd St. traffic light request.

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Locally Grown podcast #11: the Northfield Municipal Liquor Store

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Issues covered in show #11 of Locally Grown (March 10), recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton on Friday afternoon:

  1. The Very Short Play Festival with guest Brendon Etter (click photo to enlarge; taken at a karaoke event a month ago).
  2. The proposed expansion/relocation of the Northfield Municipal Liquor Store (starting at the 19 minute mark).

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Locally Grown podcast #10: Making Northfield an energy self-sufficient community

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Issues covered in show #10 of Locally Grown (March 3), recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton on Friday afternoon: making Northfield an energy self-sufficient community.

Guest: Bruce Anderson, Executive Director of RENewNorthfield. Click the photo thumbnail to see his memorable shirt (photo taken last summer).

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“Locally Grown” #9: telecom infrastructure

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Issues covered in show #9 of Locally Grown (February 24), recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton on Friday afternoon:

Ultra high-speed broadband and Northfield’s economic development.

Guest: Milda Hedblom, adjunct professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and professor of politics and communications at Augsburg College.

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“Locally Grown” #8 features Elizabeth Schott and the Northfield Area United Way

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Issues covered in show #8 of Locally Grown (February 18), recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton on Saturday afternoon: The Northfield Area United Way fund drive with guest Elizabeth Schott, Executive Director.

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“Locally Grown” podcast for 02.10.06

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Issues covered in show #7 of Locally Grown, recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton on Friday afternoon:

  1. Carleton’s Bursting the Bubble civic engagement series: 0-6:00
  2. Economic development plan update: 6:00
  3. Outdoor swimming pool update: 8:15
  4. Clem Shearer Micro Grant decision: 9:30
  5. Upadopting 1306: 13:45
  6. Public utitlities/city-wide wi-fi: 16:00
  7. Green businesses: 21:45
  8. Jobs for/business startups by college students: 26:00
  9. “Third” places in downtown: 35:45
  10. Outdoor dining on public spaces in downtown: 38:15
  11. Community media task force update: 49:00

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“Locally Grown” podcast for 02.03.06: Economic development

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Issues covered in show #6 of Locally Grown, recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon: The EDA and the forthcoming economic development plan. See EDA member Tracy Davis’ weblog post Economic Development Plan – “Context Mapping” session which contains the PowerPoint presentation and Community Assessment – TIP Strategies (DRAFT) which contains the PDF document.

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“Locally Grown” podcast for Jan. 27

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Issues covered in show #5 of “Locally Grown,” recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon:

  1. Northfield public library expansion with guest Lynne Young, director: 0:00 to 21:00
  2. The need for a nightclub: 21:00 to 29:15
  3. Outdoor swimming pool: 29:15 to 36:00
  4. Traffic light and MNDOT: 36:00 to 38:00
  5. School district’s handling of problematic employees: 38:00 to 40:45
  6. Wrap-up, issues being followed: 40:45 to 42:45

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Locally Grown team

“Locally Grown” is a Northfield.org weekly audio show about local Northfield issues. The show is podcast every week and airs every other week on KRLX 88.1 FM on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. In the photo (L to R): Carleton College KRLX news director Morgan Weiland; Ross Currier, Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) Executive Director and member of the Northfield Planning Commission; Tracy Davis, local business owner and member of the Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA); and me, ED of NCO. Click to enlarge.

“Locally Grown” podcast for Jan. 20

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Issues covered in the 4th show of “Locally Grown,” recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton yesterday afternoon:

  1. Groundbreaking for Northfield Crossing: 0:00 to 7:00
  2. Arts/cultural programming on 3rd Thursdays: 7:00 to 14:00
  3. Cereal bowl bandshell in Ames Park: 14:00 to 17:30
  4. Traffic calming: 17:30 to 26:00
  5. Q-Comp update: 26:00 to 30:00
  6. Straw poll to rate public school teachers: 30:00 to 33:00

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Locally Grown team

“Locally Grown” is a Northfield.org weekly audio show about local Northfield issues. The show is podcast every week and airs every other week on KRLX 88.1 FM on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. In the photo (L to R): Carleton College KRLX news director Morgan Weiland; Ross Currier, Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) Executive Director and member of the Northfield Planning Commission; Tracy Davis, local business owner and member of the Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA); and me, ED of NCO. Click to enlarge.

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