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Library Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm
August 6, 2014

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:00pm
August 5, 2014

Matres en el Parque/Tuesdays in the Park

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:30pm
August 5, 2014
Come gather with us. Tuesdays during the summer at Jefferson Park or Dresden Hill Park! Come with your family to socialize with neighbors and friends. Includes: *Rice County Public Health Nurse Laura Jensen * Booker, the Northfield Book Bus! Check out library materials for all ages. *Farmer's Market *Simple and healthy cooking demonstrations *Games for kids *snacks ****and much more! Sponsored by the Northfield Area United Way and Growing Up Healthy ¡Venga a convivir con nosotros, los martes durante el verano en el parque Dresden Hill! ¿QUÉ ES? U na convivencia – venga con su familia para socializar con vecinos y amigos. ¿DÓNDE? El parque “Dresden Hill” al lado de Viking en Northfield.  ACTIVIDADES: Enfermera de Salud Pública del Condado Rice Booker (camión de libros de la biblioteca publica de Northfield) Mercado de productores Demostraciones de cocina fácil y saludable Juegos para los niños Meriendas…¡Y mucho, mucho más! Fundado por la generosidad de una beca

Lego Challenge Fun!

July 31, 2014
Open LEGO creation time! You can take the weekly challenge to create a cool item, or make what ever you wish. The Library provides the LEGOS in the meeting room.

Books & Stars with The Roe Family Singers!

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:30pm
July 30, 2014
Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters. The band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll, featuring banjo, auto harp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging! In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St. Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

Matres en el Parque/Tuesdays in the Park

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:30pm
July 29, 2014
Come gather with us. Tuesdays during the summer at Jefferson Park or Dresden Hill Park! Come with your family to socialize with neighbors and friends. Includes: *Rice County Public Health Nurse Laura Jensen * Booker, the Northfield Book Bus! Check out library materials for all ages. *Farmer's Market *Simple and healthy cooking demonstrations *Games for kids *snacks ****and much more! Sponsored by the Northfield Area United Way and Growing Up Healthy ¡Venga a convivir con nosotros, los martes durante el verano en el parque Dresden Hill! ¿QUÉ ES? U na convivencia – venga con su familia para socializar con vecinos y amigos. ¿DÓNDE? El parque “Dresden Hill” al lado de Viking en Northfield.  ACTIVIDADES: Enfermera de Salud Pública del Condado Rice Booker (camión de libros de la biblioteca publica de Northfield) Mercado de productores Demostraciones de cocina fácil y saludable Juegos para los niños Meriendas…¡Y mucho, mucho más! Fundado por la generosidad de una beca d

All-Wheel Drive/July 29

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:44pm

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

Playlist:


The Lumineers/Ho Hey
The Civil Wars/From This Valley
Old Crow Medicine Show/Hard To Love
Carolina Chocolate Drops/Country Girl
The Roe Family Singers/Lil’ Billy Reuben (TOMORROW NIGHT at Central Park as part of the Books & Stars Summer Entertainment Series!)
Those Darlins’/Wild One
The Bottle Rockets/Hey Moon
Imelda May/Mayhem
Lydia Loveless/They Don’t Know
Michelle Shocked/My Little Sister
Paul Kelly/Stories Of Me
The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Stand Back
John Hiatt/Thing Called Love
Los Straightjackets/Gatecrasher
Link Wray/Mary Anne
Chuck Berry/School Days
The Builders & The Butchers/Devil Town
Devil In A Woodpile/Good Morning Lil’ Schoolgirl
The Dusty 45s/Bumble Bee

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

Wilson Pickett/Mustang Sally
Them/Baby Please Don’t Go (Happy birthday greetings to Terry Walsh, head honcho of The Belfast Cowboys!)
NRBQ/Some Kind Of Blues
Lucinda Williams/Big Red Sun Blues
Jack Klatt & The Cat Swingers/Must Have Been The Devil
Ian Thomas Alexy/Louisa (August 14 at The Tavern Lounge!)
Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures
Hooray For The Riff Raff/I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright0
Richard Thompson/Will You Dance, Charlie Boy
Fattenin’ Frogs/Comin’ Home
Miss Becky Kapell/Drive Away
Los Lonely Boys/Heaven
Robert Cray Band/Baby’s Arms

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Today’s news update – Rice County Sheriff seeking information about incident at Red Barn Farm

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:19pm

THE RICE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MEDIA RELEASE

Offense: Drug complaint

Date and Time Reported: 07-23-2014 at 12:35pm

Location of Offense: 10063 110th Street East, Northfield, Minnesota

Victim(s): See Narrative

Description of Incident: On 07-23-2014 the Rice County Sheriff’s Office received a

report of a woman who had been drugged with Rohypnol at a gathering. The incident

happened on 07-16-2014, in the evening, at the Red Barn Farm of Northfield during a

large get-together. The victim left a drink unattended for a short time and after some

time started showing signs of what was later revealed to be severe drug intoxication. The

victim was transported to Rice County District One and later transferred to a Rochester

hospital for further treatment.

Medically administered blood tests later confirmed the presence of Rohypnol in her

system. At this point there is no evidence of any type of physical assault, just the use

of the Rohypnol against the victim. The Rice County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an

investigation and is looking for anyone with information in regards to this incident.

A male at the party, who is not currently a suspect, is someone we’re looking to identify

and speak with in regards to this case. Information received is that his name may

be “Jason”. A photograph is attached to this release. If you know this person please

contact the Rice County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at 507-334-4391 or use

the Tip411 information on our website to report it anonymously.

News Released Prepared by: Sheriff Troy Dunn

Date and Time Prepared: 07-29-2014, 3:00 pm

 

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Today’s news update – Northfield police investigate overnight shooting; Northfield man who fell to his death is identified; Riverwall deck may come down before DJJD, Council compensation varies widely; Inaugural Jesse James Film Festival starts Thursday

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:20pm

Northfield police investigate overnight shooting

The Northfield Police Department is investigating the armed robbery and shooting of a Northfield citizen.   Northfield Police responded to a report of a possible gunshot victim in the area of Hwy #3 and 3rd St. W. at 12:15 this morning.  Officers found a male victim lying on 3rd St., on the west side of Hwy #3. According to Police Chief Monte Nelson, the victim had been approached by a lone male suspect who demanded the victim’s personal items. The suspect fired one round from a handgun, and the victim was struck in the abdomen. It is believed the suspect might have fled in a van from the area.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the Northfield Hospital E-R, treated, and then flown by helicopter to HCMC with internal injuries in serious condition.  Police are asking for public assistance in locating or identifying the suspect or suspect vehicle.  With varying accounts from witnesses the description is pretty wide open.  He’s White or Hispanic male, 20 – 30 years old, approximately 5’6” – 5’10”, medium to heavy build, short hair or shaved head, wearing either jeans and white shirt, or shorts and button-up shirt.  The possible Suspect Vehicle Description: Light colored mini-van, possibly late 90’s – early 2000’s model, believed to have Minnesota plates. Last seen leaving NW of the incident location.  It is assumed the suspect may still pose a threat to the public. If the suspect is located, do not approach, and call PearlStreet Dispatch by 911 or the Non-Emergency line at (507) 645-4475.   Inquiries should be directed to Sgt. P. T. Haider at (507) 663-9485.  Police are talking with the victim’s family.  The Press Release is posted.

Northfield man who fell to his death is identified

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department released the name of the Northfield man who fell out of a 3rd floor apartment window in Columbia Heights last Friday morning.  Witnesses say that 44 year old Brett Roger Bamonte simply fell out of a typical window.  Bamonte’s criminal history reveals years of run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 1993.  Most of which are related to theft and drug and alcohol charges.  The most recent arrest was for fraud.  He was accused of swindling business owners in the Minnetonka area out of over $21,000 for ad space in a flier. The ads never materialized.  If convicted of the felony, he faced up to 10 years in prison.  Anoka County Sheriff Commander Paul Sommers said the incident remains under investigation but drugs may have played a factor.

Riverwall deck may come down before DJJD, Council compensation varies widely

The Northfield City Council is not meeting tonight as it’s the 5th Tuesday.  They will meet for a regular session on August 5th.  On the Consent agenda will be the removal of the Riverwall deck attached to the Carlson Management building at 4th street.  City Administrator Tim Madigan said that Carlson would like to get the deck removed before DJJD but realize they have to keep that area open.  Once the demo has taken place, they’ll need to inspect their building.  While the City will be inspecting the wall itself for erosion.  That’s another project in itself that will come back to council and may be a Capital Improvement Project concerning erosion.  The 2nd reading on Council compensation will be on their agenda.  Across the wider metro area, compensation and how councils feel about it varies widely according to a report in the Star Tribune.  Savage and Burnsville both say no to any increase.  Lakeville hasn’t seen an increase since 1999.  In Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke lobbied last year for an increase.  They more than doubled their salary.  Tabke now receives $1250 a month.  The range of pay starts at $667 a month in Savage to as high as $2200 a month for the Mayor of Bloomington.  In St. Cloud, the full time Mayor makes $4200 a month.  Northfield Council are looking at a monthly increase from $600 to $669 with the Mayor seeing an increase from $700 to $866 to take effect January 1st 2015.  A 2nd reading needs to be approved before it’s final.

Inaugural Jesse James Film Festival starts Thursday

The Northfield Historical Society in collaboration with Carleton College is presenting their inaugural Jesse James Film Festival.  Films will be screened at the Weitz Center for Creativity.  Each of the 5 films was chosen for it’s depiction of the famous attempted robberty of theFirst National Bank in 1876.  The first film is “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid” starring Cliff Robertson and Robert Duvall and will be shown this Thursday evening at 7.  The events are free and open to the public but donations are welcome.  For a full list of movies and times go to KYMN’s website or northfieldhistory.org.

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7-29-14

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Today’s news update – Northfield resident is victim of shooting – Police ask for help

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:54am

Police Chief Monte Nelson asks for the public’s assistance.

Read the full press release with suspect description by clicking below:

 

 

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Today’s news update – Police investigate early morning shooting

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:17am

Police investigate early morning shooting

At 12:15 this morning, Northfield Police responded to Hwy 3 and 3rd street on a reported shooting.  Police Chief Monte Nelson informed KYMN that the victim was taken to HCMC.  The person is expected to survive but with serious injuries.  A press release is expected soon with more details and possible description of the suspect.  We will post information the moment it becomes available.

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Dundas City Adm John McCarthy 7/29/14

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:17am

Jeff Johnson speaks with John McCarthy after last nights Dundas City Council Meeting, they discuss the agenda and other topics. Listen to the full interview….

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Skatepark Benefit Concert and Design Meeting

Northfield Skateboard Coalition - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am
A lot has happened in the past couple of days. On Sunday, July 27, the Skateboard Coalition hosted a benefit concert at The Key, featuring local acts BK, E-Man, Dewi Sant, El Triunfo, and The Cutters. The concert was held in the back yard of The Key, with bands setting up on the new stage constructed by Key members.  

Here's a slideshow of photos from the concert.



You can also find the photos here on Flickr.

The Skateboard Coalitions raised $425 on concert admissions and t-shirt sales. At last week's Coalition meeting, we also sent out thank you notes to twelve different contributors who gave a combined total of $450 through GiveMN.org in June. We're making good progress on fundraising, but we need to keep the momentum going and pick up the pace if we want to start construction next spring.

The best way to contribute toward the skatepark is to send a check made out to "Northfield HCI" and send it to Northfield HCI, 1651 Jefferson Parkway Suite HS 128, Northfield, MN 55057 (write "Skateboard Coalition" in the memo line). You can also contribute online with a credit card through our GiveMn.org page

"This is legit!" Brad Siedlecki, president of Pillar Design Studios, looking at designs drawn by Charley with input from members of the Skateboard Coalition. One original Skateboard Coalition member present at today's meeting with Brad said the meeting left him more stoked about the skateboard park than he'd been in years.
The other exciting development this week was yesterday's meeting with Brad Siedlecki, president of Pillar Design Studios, who was in town to get input from the Skateboard Coalition and neighbors of Old Memorial Park. Brad looked at drawings made by Charley Markson with input from the Coalition, and was impressed with what he saw. He said that in his fourteen years as a professional skatepark designer, Charley's drawings were the best any skateboarder had shown him. The drawings will provide a good starting point for a professional design. 

Brad met with representatives of NESNA in the morning, then sat down with the Coalition from 1:30 to 3:00. From 5:00 to 6:30 pm, he joined assistant city engineer Brian Erickson for a public meeting in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. There was no formal presentation, but members of the public were able to ask Brad and Brian questions about the design and siting of the skateboard park.

Categories: Organizations

Adult Open Hockey

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:15pm
July 28, 2014
18 years or older to play. Helmets and gloves required. All other equipment recommended.

Public Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:30pm
July 28, 2014
All ages welcome. Helmets are recommended. No shoes on the ice at anytime.

All-Wheel Drive/July 28

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:53pm

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

Playlist:


The National/Don’t Swallow The Cap
The Secret Machines/Nowhere Again
Cloud Cult/Good Friend
The Polyphonic Spree/You’re Golden
Band Of Horses/Dilly
The Byrds/Thoughts And Words
The Easybeats/Not In Love With You
The Detroit Cobras/Baby Help Me
Wanda Jackson/Did You Miss Me?
The Duckworth Lewis Method/Sticky Wickets
XTC/The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
World Party/Ship Of Fools
The Velvet Underground/Rock And Roll
Missing Persons/Destination Unknown
Blondie/X Offender

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

Elvis Costello/Radio, Radio
Paul Kelly/Ball And Chain
Nick Lowe/Shake That Rat
Neko Case/Mood To Burn Bridges
Josh Rouse/Late Night Conversation
The Rural Alberta Advantage/The Deadroads
Cat Stevens/Here Comes My Baby
Billy Bragg/Body Of Water
Marshall Crenshaw/This Is Easy
Something Fierce/Brush With The Law
Matthew Sweet/Looking At The Sun
Aimee Mann/Susan
The Lemonheads/Into Your Arms
Morrissey/Shame Is The Name
Paul Weller/Uh Huh Oh Yeh

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Today’s news update – Inaugural Jesse James Film Festival starts Thursday

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:30pm
Northfield Historical Society to present new Jesse James Film Festival

The Northfield Historical Society and Carleton College are teaming up this year to host the inaugural Jesse James Film Festival starting July 31. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and will free and open to the public (donations appreciated).

“The NHS wanted to find a way to show these movies on the big screen,” says board chair Christian Hakala. “With the exception of the Brad Pitt movie, I’m not sure that many people in town have seen these films in a movie theater.” And of course there was special interest in creating some nostalgia with the presentation of a Roy Rogers double-feature.

“With Carleton College graciously agreeing to host,” adds Hakala, “we jumped at the chance to offer this summer event to the community.”

Five films were chosen for the festival because of their depictions of the famous attempt by the James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield’s First National Bank in 1876:

  • Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m.: The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid(1972), rated PG; directed by Phillip Kaufman, starring Cliff Robertson and Robert Duvall
  • Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.: Roy Rogers double feature: Jesse James at Bay (1941) and Days of Jesse James (1939), both rated G
  • Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m.: The Long Riders (1980), rated R; directed by Walter Hill, starring David Carradine, Stacy Keach, and Dennis Quaid
  • Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford(2007), rated R; directed by Andrew Dominik, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, and Sam Shepard

The festival will end during Defeat of Jesse James Days when SPUR Award Winning Author Johnny D. Boggs will present his book, Jesse James in the Movies at the Northfield Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. on September 4.

 

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Today’s news update – Another Council candidate pulls out from Forum; Dundas talks Annexation, Fire JPA and LGA; Northfield woman named 2015 Aquatennial Princess

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:02pm

Another Council candidate pulls out from Forum

Citing concerns over partisanship, another Councilor-At-Large candidate has pulled out of the Northfield League of Women Voters candidate forum.  Dale Gerhring told the Northfield News that  “I’m a big supporter of the League of Women Voters, but I have concerns about the local chapter since they appear to have not been impartial in recent years,”.  Jon Denison wrote a letter [follow the link for entire letter]outlining his issues with the local chapter.   Joe Gasior, Ward 1 Council candidate will also not be attending due to a scheduling conflict.  At this point it would appear that only incumbent Rhonda Pownell and Neka Sharp will debate for the At-Large seat and incumbent Suzie Nakasian and challenger Jeremy Bishop for Ward 1.  Jessica Peterson White is the only candidate for Ward 4.  The debate is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6 from Council Chambers and will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.  KYMN has extended an invitation to each candidate for an opportunity to appear on the Morning Show the week before the primary on August 12th.  Gasior, Gehring and Denison have confirmed so far.  We’ll keep you posted on exact dates and times.

Dundas talks Annexation, Fire JPA and LGA

The Dundas City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock.  On their agenda is further discussion regarding their meeting with Bridgewater Township last week over disputes in the Annexation agreement.  An attorney conflict letter is also on the agenda.  The Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service agreed to engage attorney Ryan Blumhoefer to assist with the legal work necessary to get the JPA up and running.  Blumhoefer is the attorney for one of the members, Northfield Rural Fire. The letter recognizes a potential conflict of interest and puts forth a method of resolution,   Council is being asked to vote on a motion to accept the letter.  In City Administrator John McCarthy’s memo he states that Dundas received their 1st LGA payment for 2014 and it’s more than $30,000 over last year’s payment.   McCarthy will be in studio tomorrow morning at 8:40.

Northfield woman named 2015 Aquatennial Princess

In a ceremony Friday night, a large contingent of Northfielder’s were at the Ted Mann theater to witness former Northfield Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador, Sonia Berdahl named one of two 2015 Aquatennial Princesses.  Ambassador Scholarship Chair Julie Eddy said, “Sonia is a well spoken, intelligent  and highly driven young lady who has done a great job representing Northfield and we are thrilled to share her with Minneapolis”.  Berdahl, is a 2012 graduate of Northfield High School and the daughter of Mark and Laura Berdahl. She attends the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, studying nutrition and public health, and volunteers at Fairview Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Forty-seven candidates went through a judging process to become the Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes or one of the two Aquatennial Princesses.  Former Miss Cambridge, Morgan Scheiller was also named Princess and the 2015 Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes is former Miss Willmar Ambassador Laura Swartz.  The Ambassadors make over 300 appearances throughout the year across the county – and the world –  representing Minneapolis. At the end of their year of service the women receive scholarships to continue their education.  Earlier this year, DJJD Ambassador Committee member Abby Hoglin became the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s Queen of the Snows.  That says a lot about the work the DJJD Ambassador Scholarship Committee has put into the program.  Kudos to Julie Eddy and Shelley Brady.

 

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7-28-14 news

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15 with the Author | ‘The Visionist’ by Rachel Urquhart 7/28/14

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10am

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight interviews Rachel Urquhart.  Her debut novel, “The Visionist”, begins with a real life incident: in the mid 19th century  a group of young Shaker girls suffered mysterious fits and were thought to be in communication with the spirit world. They are revered by the community.  “The Visionist” tells the story of a young girl who kills her abusive father in a fire, seeks shelter in a nearby Shaker Settlement and is then thought to be a visionist. The book is about how secrets become lies, and how lies torment those who harbor them.  Fascinating story, great interview!  Rachelurquhart

The Visionist – Rachel Urquhart

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