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Northfield High School bands perform winter concert on Feb. 2

Northfield News - 8 hours 36 min ago
The Northfield High School bands invite all to come in from the cold and enjoy an evening of music during the NHS Bands Winter Concert.
Categories: Local News

Dayton's transportation plan means $1 million more for Rice County

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:30pm
Gov. Mark Dayton this week outlined his plan calling for new revenue to fill a projected $6 billion funding shortfall of road and bridge needs during the next 10 years to address a major state infrast
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Ain't no cure for the wintertime blues? Not true

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm
From our sponsor, Three Links Northfield, 815 Forest Ave., Northfield. 507-664-8800.
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Sidewalk Poetry Kick-Off

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:45pm
Event date: January 31, 2015
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) will mark the start of this year’s Sidewalk Poetry competition with a kick-off event at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 in the Northfield Library Meeting Room. The short documentary featuring Northfield’s Sidewalk Poetry project, produced by local filmmaker Paul Krause, will be shown at the event.
The public is invited to attend and to bring a favorite short poem to share. The winners of the 2014 competition have been invited to share their entries from last year’s contest. The 2015 competition runs from Jan. 31 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Mission Trip Fundraiser

St. Dominic - Church News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:24pm

Our High School Youth will be bagging groceries at Econo-Foods on Saturday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This is a fund raiser for our upcoming  June Mission Trip.  Stop by and support our youth.

 

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Appointments in Northfield filling up for assistance with a tricky tax year

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:08pm
With tax returns starting to be accepted by the IRS last week, millions of Americans will file their statements, with many of them doing so with assistance from outside help.
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Second Street bridge lane closure update

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:47pm
Xcel Energy has confirmed that the work on Second Street Bridge (MN TH 19) Cannon River gas main directional drilling project is expected to complete the final pre-reaming underneath the Cannon River
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Wayne Eddy Affair | Dorothee Ishler, Parts 1 & 2

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:43pm

Dorothee Ishler is licensed psycologist practicing in Northfield.  In two recent trips to the show, she talks of her journey from growing up in Poland during the Cold War to living in Northfield.

1/22/15  Hour 1  wayneeddy012215

1/22/15  Hour 2  wayneeddy0122152

1/29/15  Hour 1  wayneeddy012915

1/29/15  Hour 2 wayneeddy0129152

Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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All-Wheel Drive/January 30

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:16pm

Jessica Paxton hosts the 4-6pm hours filling them with eclectic music, news and local info.

Playlist:


Girl In A Coma/Smart
Jonathan Rundman/Smart Girls
Buddy Holly/Think It Over
Booker T & The MGs/Think
The Beatles/Think For Yourself
The Jayhawks/Think About It
The Cure/Friday, I’m In Love
Cat Stevens/Here Comes My Baby
The Magnetic Fields/I Don’t Believe You
Sufjan Stevens/Come On! Feel The Illinois!
Something Fierce/Sorry Is My Middle Name
Graham Coxon/You & I
Bananarama/It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)
The Ramones/Baby, I Love You
David Bowie/Modern Love
Fitz & the Tantrums/Dear Mr. President

After the news, area funeral announcements and the weekend weather forecast

The Babys/Back On My Feet Again
The Detroit Cobras/The Real Thing
The Easybeats/Not In Love With You
Dave Rave/Anne-Marie
The Temper Trap/Sweet Dispositions
Sea Wolf/Kasper
The Lemonheads/It Looks Like You
Tom Petty/The Waiting
The Orange Peels/Love Coming Down
The Starfolk/Sleeping Without Dream
The Polyphonic Spree/You’re Golden
batterboy/Matter Of Trust
Midlake/It’s Going Down
The Great Depression/In A Starry State
Poosa/I Must Be Going Now
Giorgio Moroder/I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone

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Northfield firefighters honored at banquet

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:16pm
The Northfield Fire Department held its annual banquet on Jan. 10, celebrating the achievements and work of the city’s firefighters.
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All-Wheel Drive/January 29

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:05pm

Jessica Paxton hosts the 4-6pm hours filling them with eclectic music, news and local info.

Playlist:


Aretha Franklin/Muddy Waters
Squeeze/Black Coffee In Bed
Belle & Sebastian/For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea
The Divine Comedy/Tonight We Fly
Frazey Ford/Firecracker
James Hunter/I’ll Walk Away
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down/Cool Yourself
The Adverts/Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
Now, Now/Thread
Tegan & Sara/You Wouldn’t Life Me
Courtney Barnett/Don’t Apply Compression Gently
The Byrds/I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Laura Veirs/Phantom Mountain
The National/Mistaken For Strangers
Marika Hackman/Cannibal
Radiohead/Paranoid Android

After the news, area funeral announcements, and the weather forecast

The 6ths/Pillow Fight
Pugwash/Anyone Who Asks
World Party/Call Me Up
Jim O’Rourke/All Downhill From Here
Eric Matthews/Fanfare
Staple Singers/This Old Town
The Temptations/(I Know) I’m Losing You
Smokey Robinson/Going To A Go-Go
The Frames/Perfect Opening Line
Damien Rice/Cannonball
Fathom Lane/Waltzing Blue Jesus
Tracey Thorn/Why Does The Wind
Dessa/Dixon’s Girl
Pete Molinari/Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Justin Townes Earle/Someone Will Pay

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City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:22pm
Event date: February 3, 2015
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Wayne Eddy Affair | Krin Finger

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:16pm

Native Northfielder and the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Person of the Year” Krin Finger joins Wayne to talk about her 27 years in retail, most of that at the Rare Pair on Division Street in downtown Northfield.

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Hour One  wayneeddy012815

Hour Two  wayneeddy012815

 

Click here to listen to the show!

Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Today’s news update – Xcel project continues to squeeze 2nd street; Council favors road configuration for Meadows Park; Nfld hosts IG meeting

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:02pm

Xcel project continues to squeeze 2nd street

It’s going to be at least another 2 weeks before the 2nd street bridge lane restrictions over the Cannon River will be lifted.  In a project that’s been plagued with delays from either cold or equipment failure, Xcel Energy says, as of this morning,  work crews have another 150 feet of drilling under the river to accomplish.  Crews expect to pull the new 6” gas main into place and make the necessary tie-ins during the week of February 9th.  They hope to open the road completely the week of the 16th.  Additional work will be completed at a later date when the existing gas main is removed from the bridge structure.  MnDOT, who owns the Second Street (MN TH 19) Bridge and Right-of-Way, is regulating the work.

Council favors road configuration for Meadows Park

In July of 2013, Northfield acquired 40 acres of tax-forfeited land from Rice County at Fargaze Meadows.  The City has 3 years to start work on it or the land goes back to the County.  Northfield’s City Engineer Brian Erickson asked the council for consensus on transportation access through the area.  The idea right now is to pinpoint some geographical areas to give to the Park Board to design elements within it.  Erickson and consultant, Paul Miller brought forth 3 road configurations.  The 3rd option Erickson described as a compromise and seemed to be the favored choice of council.  It would realign Ford Street to sweep south and connect to Hall Avenue.  The City has $35,000 in the budget this year for design work and $135,000 in 2016 for the start of Phase 1.  City Administrator Haggenmiller admits that’s not much money and would likely only pay for the parking areas and some landscaping.   Pownell said that the dollar amount, with all the other projects they have on their docket, concerns her.  She went on to list several projects including the Fire station.  The entire project’s cost has not yet been estimated.  Mayor Graham said “we don’t have to do this all at once”.  It could be 10 phases, it could be 100 phases.  He’s excited about the opportunity for a large park that would offer several options including open space.  There will be more public meetings before the final Master Plan comes to council in April.  For maps and more information on Meadows Park click HERE.

Nfld hosts IG meeting

The City of Northfield hosted this quarter’s Intergovernmental meeting.  Councilor Zweifel explains who’s in the meeting and what they do.  The cities of Northfield and Dundas as well as the 4 surrounding townships and Rice and Dakota counties get together quarterly to discuss one topic, usually with a keynote speaker, and then give their own updates.  The keynote speaker was Rice County Engineer Dennis Luebbe who talked about the upcoming County Road 1 project.  While the project isn’t slated until 2018, there are several perspectives to consider including the School District and Meadows Park which could offer multi-modal transportation.  Zweifel also brought up the fact that farm machinery also uses that road.   Luebbe said they will be meeting with stakeholders next week to discuss the scope of the project.  Zweifel added that it’s been really gratifying to see the collaboration blossom in the last 6 years she’s been a part of the intergovernmental meetings.

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Post No Bills: A closer look at Northfield's community bulletin boards

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00pm
A bright pink piece of paper promising $475 a week for “high energy people” — no experience necessary. Information about a lost family pet. A Wurlitzer piano for sale. A job club meeting. An upcoming
Categories: Local News

Rice County's task force receives funds to continue its fight

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:58am
The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Drug Task Force received some additional ammunition this week to continue fighting violent crime in Rice County. 
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Round Up at Just Food Co-op During February

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:11am

Laura Baker Services is proud to be named as Just Food Co-op’s community partner for the month of February, 2015. When you shop at Just Food during February you will have the opportunity to round up your total to the nearest dollar at check-out. Just Food will donate the difference to Laura Baker Services Association. So spread the word and tell everyone to shop at Just Food and round up for LBSA.

Thank You to Just Food Co-op for partnering with LSBA to help us achieve our Mission: To respect the life choices and dreams of people with developmental disabilities and help them reach their goals.

Note: If you are paying with a credit or debit card, remember to tell the cashier that you want to round up before you swipe your card, so he or she can enter the rounded up total.

 

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ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Sidewalk Poetry 01/30/2015

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:57am

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes writers and poets Diane LeBlancPhilip Spensley and Clair Dunlap.

Click here to listen to the show!ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 01/30/2015

Writers and poets Diane LeBlanc, Philip Spensley and Clair Dunlap join us to celebrate Northfield’s 5th Sidewalk Poetry Competition and the joy of poetry.

Make Your Mark
Kick-off Event
Northfield’s 5th Sidewalk Poetry Competition

Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Competition
ci.northfield.mn.us (search Sidewalk Poetry)

Kick-off Celebration: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10 am
Northfield Public Library Meeting Room
Poetry Submission Dates: January 31 – February 28, 2015
Northfield Library Circulation Desk

Time to get those images that inspire you into words. For the fifth year running, Northfielders will have the opportunity to see their poems or those written by their friends and neighbors stamped into sidewalks around town.

Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) will mark the start of this year’s Sidewalk Poetry competition with a Kick-off event on Saturday, January 31st, at 10 am in the Northfield Library Meeting Room. The short documentary featuring Northfield’s Sidewalk Poetry project, produced by local filmmaker, Paul Krause, will be shown at the event.

The public is invited to attend and to bring a favorite short poem to share. The winners of the 2014 competition have been invited to share their entries from last year’s contest. The 2015 competition runs from January 31 to February 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Diane LeBlanc is the Director of Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Writing and Women’s Studies
at St. Olaf. She is a teacher, writer, and book artist. She directs the writing program and teaches first-year writing, women’s and gender studies, and American Studies. Learn more about her work at dianeleblancwriter.com

  • Diane is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Sudden Geography (2014), Dancer with Good Sow (2008), and Hope in Zone Four (1998). Her poetry and essays appear in Bellingham Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Water~Stone, and other literary journals. Her poetry is also included in the new artist book Echoes, a collaboration by Georgia Greeley and Sue Bjerke. Diane has also been a judge for the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission’s Sidewalk Poetry project for the past four years and she is the only person who has served as a judge for all of the contests.

Philip Spensley is a published, produced, and an award winning playwright as well as a published poet, a professional actor and director, and professor emeritus of theatre. He writes scholarly and popular articles pertaining to theatre, as well as newspaper journalism. He is working on a 70,000-word YA novel, Road To Discovery. Philip is the current chair of the City of Northfield Arts & Culture Commission.

  • His new full-length comedy about William Shakespeare, I Will! is based on documents of the time, scholarship, and critical analysis of his plays, poems and sonnets. I, Will! imagines young Will’s mysterious departure from Stratford leaving his family deep in debt, and offers comically plausible insights into the nature of his genius, his relationship with his wife, his introduction to the theatre, and the kinds of roles he played as an actor.

Clair Dunlap is a senior at St. Olaf College with majors in English and French and a concentration in teaching English as a foreign language. She is President of the Poetry House at St. Olaf College. Her work appears in St. Olaf’s literary journal, The Quarry, as well as in Words Dance Magazine, Germ Magazine, Literary Sexts vol. 2 BLIND GLASS, and, through 2015, on King County RapidRide buses in the Seattle area.

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1-29 Rice County court log

Northfield News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:38am
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Jan. 29.
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Now Hiring

We have started our hiring process for the Spring!!!  We have openings both full-time and part-time in our retail garden center, with our nursery production division and for a landscape installer.

Applications can be picked up at the nursery during the week.  In February, our office hours are 9 am to 3 pm.    Interviews will be scheduled during our office hours.

If you enjoy working outdoors, (in all kinds of weather), working with plants, helping people with plant choices,  and physically demanding work, please stop in for an application and more information.  All positions do require some weekend days.    Wages are commensurate with experience.

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