Knights Fall in Season Opener at Whitworth, 2-0

Carleton Sports - 1 hour 57 min ago

The Carleton College women’s soccer team traveled to Washington State for its season opener but lost, 2-0, to the host Whitworth University.

Categories: Colleges

Mark your calendars!

BREAKING NEWS on KYMN's Radio show "This Northfield Life" with hosts Corey Butler & Brad Ness!  Featured guest Library Director Teresa Jensen announced the GROUND BREAKING for the Library renovation project- September 16th at 4 pm at the Library 210 Washington Street, more details coming soon!
Categories: Organizations

Northfield Area United Way announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Northfield News - 9 hours 16 min ago
The Northfield Area United Way has expanded its board of directors, electing four new directors this year, it was announced in a release this week.
Categories: Local News

Community News: Heads Up on Labor Day weekend construction! 9/2/15

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 34 min ago

From the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation:

Use caution to keep yourself, others safe in work zones during Labor Day weekend

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As Labor Day weekend approaches, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be alert and use extra caution while driving through highway work zones.

“Most projects will shut down over the holiday weekend, but there are still many work zones around the state that will affect travel,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “We ask drivers to pay attention in work zones and make it a safe weekend for everyone. Check before you leave to get current road conditions for your route.”

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel Sept. 4-7 include:
Southern Minnesota  
 I-35 Owatonna to Albert Lea – single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic
 I-90 between St. Charles and Stewartville – single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic
 Highway 14 between Nicollet and Mankato – detour
 Highway 59 in Marshall – short detour

Twin Cities area
 Interstate 494 in Plymouth – multiple lane and ramp closures
 I-35E in St. Paul and Little Canada – lane and ramp closures
 Highway 5 between St. Paul and Highway 55 – lane and ramp closures
 Highway 5 between Waconia and Victoria – road closed, detour
 Highway 100 in St. Louis Park – ramp closures and lane shift
 Highway 169 in Jordan – single-lane traffic in both directions

Central Minnesota
 I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael – lane shift, narrow lanes and reduced speeds, expect delays
 Highway 169 along south shore of Lake Mille Lacs – bypass lanes, minor traffic delays
 Highway 25 at Highway 12 east of Melrose (7 miles south of Buffalo) – closed, detour

West Central Minnesota 
 Highway 12 between Atwater and Litchfield – detour

Northern Minnesota
 Highway 29 in Alexandria – lane closures and lane shifts near I-94, delays possible
 Highway 2 between Cass Lake and Ball Club – lane shifts, flagging activities, some delays
 Highway 371 between Cass Lake and Walker – lane closures, pilot car, some delays
 Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes – single-lane traffic in both directions, expect delays
 Highway 2 (Bong Bridge) between Duluth and Superior – eastbound lanes closed, detour
 Highway 23 between Duluth and Duquette – single-lane, detour
 Highway 70 east of I-35 – both lanes will be open through the weekend, part of roadway will
have a gravel surface

For a complete list of projects, including construction dates and traffic impacts, visit Motorists may also sign up to receive email updates for
major projects at

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and
never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

To learn about funding Minnesota’s transportation system, visit Get Connected at

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Today’s news update – Lengthy Meadows Park discussion has no resolution; EMS training starts September 21st; FREE trees!

KYMN Radio - 11 hours 28 min ago

Lengthy Meadows Park discussion has no resolution

With 2 Northfield councilors absent from the meeting, Council could not get a resolution passed on the Meadows Park master plan.  However they did talk about it for 2 hours.  Paul Miller of Paul Miller design presented his plan that could take the park from the bare necessities to a $3.6 million design.  The City needs to have some sort of plan in place by July of next year to keep the nearly 42 forfeited acres they bought for taxes from Rice County in 2013.  Some councilors want to turn back 4.6 acres to the County which could then be sold on the open market where it could be housing or not.  All of the neighbors want the entire acreage in parkland.  Connectivity for Abbey Road was one of the concerns of some council members early on.  Peterson White said it could be a wonderful park with or without the 4.6 acres but, as councilors, they’re accountable to the priorities of the Park Board, the EDA, the HRA and the tax payers.  Public Works Director Dave Bennett answering a question on stormwater issues said no matter what the development is, the stormwater facility would be sized to accommodate the land use.  Mayor Graham reiterated that they were only talking about Phase 1 of the plan which is very simple and includes community gardens and keeping the option open to turn back the smaller portion.  That would still have to come back to council AND the various boards and commissions to reconvey the 4.6 acres.  DeLong, the Ward councilor for that area, offered a resolution to keep all the land, that also failed without 4 yes votes.  We’ll have more on the levy votes tomorrow.  The Mayor’s recap of the meeting this morning is at

EMS training starts September 21st

This Fall Northfield Hospital and Clinics will hold their Emergency Medical Responder training.  EMS Director Brian Edwards it’s what he likes to call “a first aid class on steroids”.  It’s 64 hours that will teach you how to be the initial first responder to the scene of an accident or critical incident. You’ll learn how to take vital signs, do patient assessments, splint, apply oxygen, do CPR, use and how to use an AED. Stabilizing someone is the main point.  The second half of the training starts in February.  That’s the EMT completion class that is far more in depth and is 100 hours.  After taking both courses, you can take the national registry exam and become an EMT.  Edwards says the training is open to everyone.  Classes are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 and occasional Saturdays.  The fall class starts September 21st.  For more information go to  or call Edwards at 646-1444.

FREE trees!

The City of Northfield will be removing various trees at Wheeler Park at the corner of Jefferson Parkway and Prairie Street tomorrow at noon. There are approximately 20 trees that are 3-4 years old available free to the public.  It’s  first come/first served. If interested, you’ll need a vehicle able to transport. If you would like to look at the trees before tomorrow, they’re on the west end of Wheeler Park marked with a yellow ribbon are available to the public. For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or

Click below to listen to FULL newscast:

9-2-15 news

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

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Cider Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - 12 hours 54 min ago
Event date: September 4, 2015
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Join us for an in-store tasting of superb, locally produced "Heartwood" hard cider from Keepsake Cidery.

Former Randolph, Dennison city clerk sentenced in Dakota and Goodhue counties

Northfield News - 14 hours 12 min ago
Last week was a busy week for Sheila Ekstrom.
Categories: Local News

Ben Percy scheduled for comic book signing at Quill and Blade

Northfield News - 15 hours 13 min ago
Northfield based author Ben Percy, fresh off the release of his latest novel "The Dead Lands" will be stopping by The Quill and Blade on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m for a meet and greet and signing
Categories: Local News

More details released regarding fatal fall at Vikings stadium

Northfield News - 15 hours 15 min ago
A report says the death of a Northfield construction worker atop the new Minnesota Vikings stadium last week happened after he slid down a roof, broke through a guardrail and fell to an elevated platf
Categories: Local News

9-2 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 15 hours 35 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit or You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at or
Categories: Local News

‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 9/2/15

KYMN Radio - 15 hours 43 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Dana Graham after last nights Northfield Council meeting and more.  Listen to the full interview on Meadows Park, the EDA and HRA levies and a closed session comment


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2015 Horseshoe Hunt Clue #3

KYMN Radio - 16 hours 31 min ago

My Celebration Journal – Friday, September 11th
After the 7pm Raid Re-enactment Bill asked for more. He had a brochure and was crossing off events. We sat down for a burger to work on more places. It is all about location I stressed and added these to the list…

That kick-off event that honors the dead, you know not to go there.
And of course the event where the Raiders visit kids, all those places are off limits.
If you plan to watch 8th Street, the shoe won’t be there.
And if you’re into old baseball, you’re in the wrong places.

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DJJD Horseshoe Hunt clue #3 (Wednesday)

Northfield News - 16 hours 31 min ago
The annual Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe Hunt is off and running.
Categories: Local News

Labor Day Weekend Coupon

End of Summer Savings!  

$10 off Any Purchase of $50 or more!

4 Days Only

Coupon valid from September 4th through September 7th, 2015

Must present printed coupon or show coupon on your device in order to receive savings. Cannot be combined with other coupons, offers or multiplied. Only one coupon per visit – only one coupon per customer / purchase. Coupon has no cash value. Cannot be applied to prior purchases, landscape contracts or applied to a current invoice.

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Categories: Businesses

Leal’s Late Tally Not Enough to Rally Knights in 2015 Opener

Carleton Sports - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 8:39pm

Despite out-shooting the hosts, 12-5, a late goal from Danny Leal was all the scoring the Carleton College men’s soccer team could muster in in dropping a 2-1 result to North Central (Ill.) College in the season lid-lifter for both squads.

Categories: Colleges

Knights Open Season with Split at St. Olaf Invite

Carleton Sports - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 7:24pm

After dropping a hard-fought match early in the day, the Carleton College volleyball team responded with a convincing three-set sweep in their second match to finish with a 1-1 record on day one of the St. Olaf Invitational. The Knights dropped a five-set match to the University of Wisconsin-Stout to open up the day before defeating Bethany Lutheran in the nightcap.

Categories: Colleges

Beyond the Open Mic 9/1/15

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:19pm

Don McGee and Victor Summa

Beyond the open mic is intended to open dialogue about the process and the processors in City Hall; Elected Officials, City Staff, citizen and others.  Your hosts are Donovan McGee and Victor Summa. Opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and not necessarily those of KYMN.  To contact Victor or Don you can email them at

Tonight’s subjects include “meaningless discourse at council”, the Liquor store “odyssey” and the rental code ordinance

Click below to listen to the show:

 BTOM 9-1-15

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Northfield council postpones preliminary levy vote to Sept. 15

Northfield News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:15pm
The Northfield City Council made a motion to postpone the preliminary general levy vote on Tuesday, after it appeared the vote to approve a 3 percent levy would fail. 
Categories: Local News

Library Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:01pm
Event date: September 9, 2015
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

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