Ben Percy scheduled for comic book signing at Quill and Blade

Northfield News - 1 hour 31 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

9-2 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 1 hour 53 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 - 2 hours 1 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 - 2 hours 49 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 - 2 hours 49 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

Liquor Store Closed

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:14pm
Event date: September 7, 2015
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
The Liquor Store is closed for Labor Day.

Cider Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:13pm
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 hard ciders from Keepsake Cidery: Heartwood and Woodskeep.

Northfield Historical Society, HPC encourage designation of Northfield Armory as historic site

Northfield News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:45pm
Staff and board members of the Northfield Historical Society (NHS) not only want to protect the Northfield National Guard Armory, they want the development of the property to tell a community story.
Categories: Local News

Circle Lake Association leading charge to improve water quality

Northfield News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:05pm
Lakes across the state face a crisis with invasive species of fish and vegetation, run-off, sediment deposits and algae blooms.
Categories: Local News

Northfield offers free trees to the public

Northfield News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:01pm
Anyone interested in free trees should visit Wheeler Park on Thursday. 
Categories: Local News

Rotary Coghweel | 09.03.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:45pm

Today: Holly Schoenbauer, Help Me Grow (Kaczmarek)

Birthdays: Tate Running (8/30) and Judy Brown-Wescott (9/4)

Next Week: Nate Heilman, Classification (O’Neil)

Last Week:  

Rice County Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to provide stability for families and the community by providing affordable housing for families in need. Since its inception in 1991, the local nonprofit has built 40 homes. Dayna Norvold, executive director, is pleased to report that 37 of their partner families still live in their homes.

To qualify for a Habitat home, families must be willing partners, have the ability to support a mortgage and have a need. Dayna introduced us to Traci Morris and her family, partners for the home now being built in Dundas. The Morrises have a need.

Three of four Morris children have been born with a rare genetic condition called Hartsfield Syndrome. It interrupts brain development at critical junctures, leading to both mental and physical handicaps. One of their children, Jake, died from the syndrome last February. Tommy, 10, is confined to a wheel chair, and Colin, 1, has developmental issues. Their other son, Matt, is a healthy five-year old.

Traci said her children’s disabilities have been challenging. They are looking forward to moving to a home that is handicapped accessible. Presently, they are essentially living on one floor to accommodate Tommy’s mobility issues.

The new home will be a standard Habitat build, a three-bedroom rambler built to energy-efficient Silver LEED specifications with a bathroom on the first floor and egress windows in the basement. All Habitat homes are handicapped visitable, Dayna said, but this one will be handicapped accessible.

The new home will have wider doorways, a large handicapped accessible bathroom, a second bath downstairs and a track system that will help move Tommy and later his brother from room to room.  

“I think this is what Habitat for Humanity is made for,” Dayna said, “a community coming together to help a family in need.”

She thanked Rotary for its help providing volunteers for the build. She also said Habitat is always in need of financial support. For more information, go to:


Jayne Hager Dee moved to Northfield in 1998 when she became Regional Director for the University of Minnesota’s Extension Service in Southern Minnesota. She retired in 2012 and is now involved in many civic activities. Besides being a member of Rotary, Jayne is president of the Northfield Community Action Center board, a member of the city Housing and Redevelopment Authority, an active member of WINGS, a member of Minnesota Public Radio’s advisory council, and she is fundraising for the Northfield City Library project.

Jayne does consulting work. She helped secure a grant for Action on Alzheimer’s, which will sponsor both an Alzheimer’s Walk September 27 and a community summit on Alzheimer’s November 10.  She and her husband have two grown children.

Here is a list of this year’s outbound students. Some have already departed.

  • Beimers, Henry – Norway
  • Beimers, William – Brazil
  • Carlson, Samuel -Argentina
  • Estrada, Gabriella – France
  • Hahn, Erin – Thailand
  • Hodel, Christoph – Indonesia
  • Kelley, Caitlin – Chile
  • Lunderby, Jack – Brazil
  • Mandsager, Erik – Zimbabwe
  • Martinez, Odalys – Japan
  • Muir, Mason – Taiwan
  • Olson, Josiah – Colombia
  • Regnier, Eli – Brazil
  • Rodriguez-Vazquez, Leslie – Brazil
  • Scheffert, Jenna – Italy
  • Seitz, Zoe – Denmark
  • Washburn Chapman, Ahna Cole – South Africa
  • Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil.

Guests: Our new exchange students: Nicole from Paraguay, Carson from Taiwan and Jose from Mexico; Gary Campbell, past District Governor (Halvorson); Brent Nystrom (Reese); Dan Knutson (Rich); Andy Goke (Knutson); Jose Dunn-Foster, Ed Marek and Natalie Cantbury (V. Dilley); Sarah Carlsen (Kallestad) and Alyssa Herzog Melby (Lorang).

Scholarship Enhancement:  Dr. Richardson I presume.


There are only a few volunteer spots left for the bike tour. Check with Jean Wakely if you can help the weekend of Defeat of Jesse James Days.

The skateboard park will have a grand opening Thursday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m. at Old Memorial Field.  All are invited to hear Russ’s speech.

Rotary will sponsor an Ethics Workshop for select juniors and seniors from Northfield High School on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Community Resource Bank. We will need volunteers to help with the day-long event delivered by members of the Eagan Rotary Club. Talk to Scott Richardson if you are interested.

The Ford Focus, our raffle car, will be available at various venues around town in the coming weeks, a high school soccer game, high school football games and the steam engine show in Dundas.  It is a great opportunity to sell tickets and fun to work in teams.  

Rotary will be working a Habitat for Humanity site in Dundas Thursday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. See Jake Conway if you can help.

Northfield Rotary Club will celebrate its 90th year with a birthday party at the Estenson Event Center Saturday, Oct. 17. We are inviting the Janesville, Waseca and Faribault clubs to help us celebrate.

We will be hosting a friendship exchange group from Brazil for a few days beginning Sunday, Oct. 4. We need places for the five to stay.

Coming Up

September 17 — Chris Kennelly, Classification (Reese)
September 24 — Jan Hanson, Classification (Weber)
October 1 — Mike Leming, Bereavement Process (Holden)
October 8 — Marlene Gargulak, District Governor (Cogan)

Categories: Organizations

Today’s news update – Liquor at Castle Rock Store still in question; Nfld Council has a closed session and a full agenda; Rice Co. Commissioners okay grant dollars and wildlife mgmt areas; Nfld School Master Facilities plan mtg. tonight

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:02pm

Liquor at Castle Rock Store still in question

Castle Rock Store owner Monty Grinager is looking to add off-sale liquor.  He wants to specialize in local spirits, brews and wines.  While he has a lot of supporters including Dakota County, Grinager said they’ve checked the variances and he’s gone through a background check, Waterford Township has an issue.  The are is an Agricultural Preserve Zone.  The store, which sells gas and convenience items, has been in the same location since the ‘70’s.  During a public hearing last night, Grinager said that Township Supervisors are still holding on to the ordinance that this is called a change of business but will have their attorney look into it.  He added that Supervisor Liz Messner had done a lot of research into adding off-sale liquor and found MANY instances where this is happening.  Grinager said she changed her mind on it and seemed in favor.  The next step is approval from the attorney and then it’s on their September 14th agenda.  This allows time for Grinager to get before the Dakota County Board of Commissioners.  He’s excited and says he has lots of plans.  Messner confirmed they will vote on September 14th so that Grinager can be prepared for the final step in Dakota County.

Nfld Council has a closed session and a full agenda

Northfield City Council will meet in a closed session tonight at 5:30 for preliminary consideration of allegations against an employee.  That’s what the notice says, no one at City Hall is talking.  They will then meet at 7 for a regular meeting.  They’ll hear a presentation from NAFRS joint powers board members Glen Castore and Bron Scherer on their budget.  Council will be asked to accept the budget at a future meeting.  During the regular agenda they’re being asked to approve a Master Plan for Meadows Park, including turning back 4.6 acres of the 41 acres parcel to the State.  Council will also be voting to approve preliminary tax levies for the HRA, EDA and the Property tax.  The meetings are streamed live on the City’s website.  Mayor Graham will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 with a recap.   On tonight’s Beyond the Open Mic, Victor and Don discuss the liquor store odyssey and the history of the rental code, which Don co-wrote.  That’s at 6 tonight.

Rice Co. Commissioners okay grant dollars and wildlife mgmt areas

Rice County Commissioners quickly approved accepting grant dollars from Homeland Security for $32,000 for emergency management operations including drills.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says the dollars pay for about half of the emergency managers pay.  Commissioners also approved 2 resolutions to purchase land for wildlife management areas which will be for hunting, trapping, bird watching, etc.  Jeanine Vorland of the DNR added that these areas are closed to motorized traffic.  One parcel is 166 acres in Erin Township along the west shore of Phelps Lake, the other is 165 acres at Prairie Creek in Wheeling Township near Nerstrand.  The state will pay the property owners the assessed tax value.

Nfld. Schools Master Facilities Plan mtg. tonight

The Northfield School District is holding another Master Facilities plan meeting tonight at 7 o’clock at Sibley Elementary media center.  They’re looking for public input to gauge community interest in the plans and cost.  There will be another this Thursday at Bridgewater Elementary.  Same time, same material.  Three more meetings are scheduled for September.  Superintendent Dr. Chris Richardson said the idea is to make sure as many community members as possible have an opportunity to voice their opinion.  Some of these plans could involve a bond referendum.

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9-1-15 news

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

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