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All-Wheel Drive/September 22

KYMN Radio - 1 hour 14 min ago

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

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Really enjoyed chatting a bit with author and St. Olaf College professor Mark Allister today about his new book “The Cloud Cult Story: Chasing The Light,” about this amazing and inspiring indie rock band. I definitely encourage you to get your hands on a copy of the book — a powerful and insightful read. Allister will appear this Wednesday, Sept. 24 at St. Olaf’s Viking Theater at 7 pm, reading from the book and signing copies, which will be available for purchase at the event. You can also catch Allister — along with members of Cloud Cult — at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul on October. 15. RSVP for tickets here.

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Economic Development Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - 1 hour 19 min ago
Event date: September 25, 2014
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

All-Wheel Drive/September 3

KYMN Radio - 1 hour 20 min ago

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

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A few weeks late, but definitely worth a listen! It was such a treat to host award-winning musicians Hilary Scott and AJ Gennaro, in advance of their amazing special performance later that night at The Contented Cow. It’s not often such top-notch performers roll through the 55057 — such a treat to catch them live, and to feature them on All-Wheel Drive. You’ll be hearing lots more from this very talented duo in the months and years to come!

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All-Wheel Drive/August 29

KYMN Radio - 1 hour 31 min ago

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

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Yes, it’s actually September 22 (!), but I just realized I never posted the delightful in-studio appearance by Twin Cities singer/songwriters Katy Vernon and Doug Collins — tons of fun to chat a bit and bask in the glow of their musical stylings. Enjoy!

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Open Youth Hockey

City of Northfield Calendar - 2 hours 40 min ago
Event date: September 27, 2014
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Dr.
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
All hockey equipment is required to play.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - 3 hours 25 min ago
Event date: September 25, 2014
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield mayor suggests city investment for YMCA

Northfield News - 4 hours 36 min ago
As the Northfield YMCA continues to progress, Northfield Mayor Dana Graham is proposing a $500,000 city investment to be used to reduce memberships and fees to low-income families in the community.
Categories: Local News

Inaugural 'Nerstrand Night Out' will be Saturday

Northfield News - 5 hours 33 min ago
Nerstrand will be the place to be on Saturday night.
Categories: Local News

Northfield man acquitted of criminal sexual conduct

Northfield News - 5 hours 49 min ago
A Rice County jury acquitted a 41-year-old Northfield man on Friday of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Categories: Local News

Today’s news update – Weiers will handle search for Public Works Director; Dept. of Health could close Well #2; Absentee ballots now available at Northfield City Hall

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 19 min ago

Weiers will handle search for Public Works Director

Council approved the selection of Gary Weiers from David Drown and Associates to search for a Public Works Director.  They had 3 bids with Weiers coming in the least expensive at $12,000.  He assisted in the search for a new City Administrator.  No timeline has been set.  Assistant Brian Erickson is currently standing in for Joe Stapf who retired early to care for his ailing wife.

Dept. of Health could close Well #2

Public Works interim director Brian Erickson said 4 of the 5 wells in Northfield are in production right now but that is set to change as the oldest well is #2 and it’s called a “mixed” aquifer in that it draws from 2 different ones.  Erickson said that staff has expressed some concerns that the Dept. of Health could quickly close due.  Because it’s a shallow aquifer, there’s potential for contamination as well as cross contamination of the Jordan with water from Prairie DuChen.  Bolten and Menk performed a well siting study and recommend placing Well #6 near the Spring Creek soccer field.  It is the best and least expensive.  Council was asked to move this forward and get the well built.  They prefer to build over the winter when the ground is frozen for this type of project.  Council was interested in making sure the well would be aesthetically pleasing.  It was approved unanimously.  The well will not be put into production right away.

Dundas council discusses Bridgewater agreement, purchase of property

The Dundas City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock.  On their agenda is a proposed maintenance agreement for 115th Street that’s been sent to Bridgewater Township Supervisors. Staff is recommending Council approve the agreement and authorize the mayor and city administrator to sign contingent on approval by Bridgewater Township.  There’s also a proposal to purchase 100 Railway Street.  City Administrator McCarthy says the new Public Works/Police Department will be ready for occupancy in 4 weeks.  They would like to set a date for an open house in late October.  McCarthy will be in studio tomorrow morning at 8:45.  The Northfield Police Department has tentatively scheduled their Open House for October 23rd.  Chief Nelson was quick to say that’s a tentative date.  

Absentee ballots now available at Northfield City Hall

All residents of Rice County may vote by absentee ballot at Northfield City Hall  on  Washington Street.   Ballots for the General Election are now available.  Absentee voting hours are Monday through Friday, now through November 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1st: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Also pre-registration closes October 14th. Voters are encouraged to preregister to vote to avoid long lines and waiting at the polling place. Voters who miss this deadline may still register at their polling place on Election Day, November 4th.

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9-22-14 news

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

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9-23 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 8 hours 2 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map on the home page at Northfieldnews.com.
Categories: Local News

15 with the Author | ‘Against Football – one Fan’s Relunctant Manifesto’ by Steve Almond 9/22/14

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 7 min ago

With allegations of child abuse, spousal abuse and drug charges in professional football, today’s 15 with the Author is timely.  Steve Almond is the author of  Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, He tackles his personal obsession head on.  Almond takes on the whole culture of professional ball from the owners to the players to the fans.  With research and wit, the book is a fascinating look at the game.  

 

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Against Football – Steve Almond

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9-21 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 8 hours 22 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Sept. 21.
Categories: Local News

9-20 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 8 hours 24 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Sept. 20.
Categories: Local News

9-19 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 8 hours 26 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Sept. 19.
Categories: Local News

Youth Alive – ValleySCARE

St. Dominic - Church News - 8 hours 36 min ago

Valley Scare October 4th
Youth Alive grades 6-12
$15 per student, that covers admission and bus ride

Bus leaves 4 pm on Oct. 4th at from St. Dom’s Bus returns at 11 pm to St. Dom’s Food is NOT included!

RSVP by Wed Oct. 1st to parish office.

Categories: Organizations

Living and working with a chronic illness

Pegasus Librarian - Iris Jastram - 9 hours 50 min ago

Last week was Chronic Illnesses week. Last week was also the first week of classes at my institution, so time and energy for reflective blogging was at a pretty low ebb. But perhaps it’s in keeping with the theme of that week that posts like this happen when the poster is able rather than by some goal written on a calendar.

Morning, noon, and night. I can swallow each set in a single gulp! How’s THAT for a super power.

Like many people I know, I live and work while dealing with a chronic illness. These illnesses come in many flavors — mine happens to be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A few years ago, my CFS was so debilitating that I seriously contemplated quitting my job and moving in with my parents to be an invalid on their couch for the remainder of my days, and I honestly hoped that those days would be few in number. I had no realistic hope for improvement and no energy to live. Basic things like chewing were often too tiring to contemplate. Breathing was a chore. Work? I was doing my best, but students were beginning to comment that I looked mostly dead, my supervisor kindly removed me from every project and committee I was on in one fell swoop, and my poor colleagues took up more of my slack than was fair (and did so without complaint, for which I will be forever grateful).

Thankfully, things have improved since then. I can’t work the 60- and 70-hour weeks I worked years ago, but I can put in a full, enthusiastic day at work as long as I don’t do anything else that day. I can’t keep a spotless house, but I can keep a functional one if I work carefully and efficiently. I can’t do a lot of galavanting with friends, but I can make some plans and even keep most of them. And for the first time in 7 years, I have hope that I’ll be able to keep up with life and with work.

Because of the amazing support I’ve received from family, friends, and colleagues, and because of the creativity of my medical team (which includes my unbelievably helpful mom), I’m doing ok.

It’s almost guaranteed that you have someone you work with who is living with a chronic illness of some kind or another, and many of these illnesses are invisible to the casual observer. It’s likely that this person is at the end of his or her rope most of the time, desperately hanging on to some semblance of normalcy. It’s likely that this person is scared and feels like a failure a lot of the time, simultaneously worried about receiving accommodations and about not receiving them, constantly rewriting their sense of self.

You really can  make a difference in that person’s life just by being patient, gentle, and kind. I don’t have words to thank the many people in my life who have been and continue to be vital supports for my fragile body and battered psyche. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You have made my life possible in the most real sense imaginable.

Categories: Citizens

Homecoming week events aim to bring NHS students together

Northfield News - 9 hours 55 min ago
The beginning of another school year means a lot of different things, and for students at Northfield High School − like for students pretty much everywhere − one of those things is Homecoming.
Categories: Local News

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