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Building Permit Fees

Several people have talked to me lately about the cost of building permits…they wonder what you get for the fee. This is a very sensitive subject for many building contractors today. It is espec [...]

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Running for Ethanol

Last Friday I met with Tom Andrews at the Cannon Valley Coop in Northfield. Tom ran 500 miles across Minnesota to publicize and support E85 fuel. Tom was in Northfield as his last stop before he ended [...]

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Bank Ground Breaking

Monday was the ground breaking ceremony for Community National Bank’s new facility on south Highway #3 in Northfield. The bank invited Chamber of Commerce members, former Directors and a variety [...]

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CROP Walk

Sunday I participated in the Northfield CROP Walk. This is an ecumenical program supported by many churches across the nation, organized by the Church World Service. It provides support for refugee ca [...]

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House sizes

We all seem to be concerned about energy use these days, which is good. One thing that has an impact on overall family energy use is the size of a home….the larger the home is the more energy of [...]

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Solar Energy Tour

The American Solar Energy Society is once again hosting a National Solar Tour on Saturday, October 4, 2003. This tour focuses on homes and businesses that utilize solar energy in their design and oper [...]

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Rotary Bike Tour

I posted a message earlier about the Northfield Rotary Club bike tour held on September 6th. As I said, it was a great event with nearly 1,000 riders participating. I liked this photograph of the bike [...]

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A Home for All

The Northfield Community Action Center is working on a campaign to support the housing programs in Northfield. One part of the campaign is a program to build some permanent supportive housing in North [...]

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Eye Protection

At our safety meetings twice a month, eye protection is talked about quite a bit. I maintain a full array of safety glasses as many are needed to suit the comfort of individual employees. I learned a [...]

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Project heating

As fall weather starts to arrive those of us in the construction industry start to think about heating our projects. We use a variety of heating equipment to maintain required temperatures during wint [...]

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