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Public Input Wanted on Concepts for Potential Business Campus

Somehow, word of this got missed, so I’ll start at the end and work back to the beginning: There is an open house today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4:00-6:00pm at Community Resource Bank, 1605 Heritage Drive. The purpose of the open house is to get reaction to each day’s work on design/concept charrettes drafted by HKG with input from the steering committee.  The charrettes are very much works in process. I’ll add details to this post as I can over the next couple of hours (I’m between meetings). But for now – please plan to attend the open house and give feedback on the concepts being considered.

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Podcast: Guest Nancy Braker, Director of the Carleton Arb

Nancy Braker, Griff Wigley sleeping, Ross CurrierOur radio show/podcast guest this week: Nancy Braker, Director of the Carleton Arb (AKA the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum), talking with us about the great things happening with the Arb and some of the challenges. (Guess which is the biggest problem currently: off-leash dogs, invasive species, or overabundance of deer?)

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School District’s Compañeros Program is under review. What are the issues?

campaneros-image The Northfield Public School District is hosting public feedback sessions today and tomorrow (PDF of Supt. Chris Richardson’s memo) on the Compañeros Partial-Immersion Spanish Program currently offered at Bridgewater and Greenvale Park Elementary schools.

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Chamber/NDDC ‘Be Local Buy Local’ campaign embraces the local blogosphere

Be Local … Buy Local (BLBL)I’m thrilled to see that the Be Local … Buy Local (BLBL) campaign initiated by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is not only web-savvy but recognizes the role that the local blogosphere plays in both the local economy and the information ecosystem. The HTML code they provide for BLBL images includes these explanations:

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Northfield retailers: making use of social networking for the holidays?

social-networking With Black Friday approaching this week, the Strib ran two articles on Sunday related to retailers’ use of social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, etc):

1) Tweet, tweet is retailers’ new ho, ho, ho; and 2) Social animal: Best Buy’s holiday strategy is all about tweets, friends and its very own Twelpforce.

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