Alternative forms of electricity production.

Over the weekend I was reading some construction trade journals. There were two articles that caught my attention. The first describes how two companies....Xantres Technology, and Alantis Energy Systems, have collaborated to develop . Sun Tie XR is a roofing panel ...

Good Wood

Yesterday I took enough of a lunch break to have lunch with Don Arnosti in St. Paul. Don and I got to know each other last year through Don’s work as a lobbyist with the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. We worked on phosphorus and other water quality issues in the Legislature. Northfield folks may remember seeing Don at the Cann...

Chamber Dinner for “Business of the Year”

Wednesday evening Ellen and I attended the annual dinner at The Grand. This event also recognizes the Business of the Year and the Business Person of the Year. The 2004 selections are Bierman's Home Furnishings and Flooring for the Business of the Year and as the Business Person of the Year. Robert Bierman and Brett Reese gave fun...

Just Foods Coop

Last night I attended an informational meeting for the at the First UCC Church. (See the blog posting and photo gallery of the event on the site.) I've been supportive of and assisting Just Foods Coop get organized and opened. I wanted to attend the meeting to learn about the selected store location. The store will be located i...

Northfield Community Day of Service

There is a Northfield Community Day of Service on Saturday, May 8th. It is a great time to get together with friends and co-workers and help clean up areas of town. Volunteer teams will be working on cleaning the river, each area park, the downtown areas, etc...

Community Day of Service, follow-up

Saturday was a beautiful day for the Community Day of Service. There were a lot of teams and individuals out and about in the community cleaning things up. Ellen and I were assigned to the Odd Fellows Park to pick up trash....a nice, easy task that kept ...

Olympus Athletic Club

Yesterday Gordy from called me and asked if I would stop over for a short radio interview and visit at . KDHL was doing a remote broadcast from Olympus featuring all types of community programs. I had not met with the new owners of Olympus, but was able to chat with Scot Suess. Scot and his wife Heather, along with Chad and Robin ...

Northfield Arts Guild

Last night Ellen and I attended the annual meeting of the . Northfield is fortunate to have a very active Arts Guild....operating since 1959. They offer all sorts of art classes, dance lessons, theater productions, etc. for all ages. Our 3 children were all involved in the programs and received wonderful exposure to the arts. Northf...

Maggie Lee

Yesterday I attended a retirement party for Maggie Lee at the . It was great to see so many people there to congratulate Maggie...and I chatted with some folks that came back to Northfield for the event. Maggie Lee is a wonderful lady that has worked for ...

Memorial Day

As we prepare for Memorial Day, I hope everyone will take a few moments and reflect on the great sacrifices made by our soldiers, sailors and military personnel to protect and preserve America. We all need to remember that a democracy like ours ta...