‘This Northfield Life’ Hayes Scriven 4/1/15

KYMN Radio - 4 hours 1 min ago

Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society Hayes Scriven joins hosts Corey Butler and Brad Ness in “This Northfield Life”.  Listen for the show and a new guest each Wednesday at 6:00pm.

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All-Wheel Drive/April 1

KYMN Radio - 6 hours 53 min ago

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


Celebrating April 1 — and the birth date of the late, great Ronnie Lane

Def Leppard/Foolin’
Joe Jackson/Fools In Love
The Cardigans/Lovefool
The Shins/For A Fool
Lake Street Dive/Got Me Fooled
Jack Penate/Have I Been A Fool?
Girl In A Coma/One Eyed Fool
James Hunter/’Til Your Fool Come Home
Nick Lowe/Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart
Ween/You Were The Fool
Actual Wolf/The Fool
World Party/Ship Of Fools
The Temper Trap/Fools

After the news, area funeral announcements and the (windy!) weather forecast

Faces/Ooh La La
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance/How Come
Ronnie Lane & Pete Townsend/Keep Me Turning
Small Faces/Itchycoo Park
Faces/Twistin’ The Night Away
John & Mary (featuring Ronnie Lane)/We Have Nothing
Susan Voelz/Glad & Sorry
Ride/A Trip Down Ronnie Lane
Chris Rea/Fool (If You Think It’s Over)
Elvin Bishop/Fooled Around And Fell In Love
The LeRoi Brothers/Fool In Paradise
Dwight Yoakam/King Of Fools
Buddy Holly/Fools Paradise
The Pickets/Fool

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Anointing Masses and Blessing of Prayer Shawls

St. Dominic - Church News - 7 hours 12 min ago

The Lord shows great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commands his followers to do the same.  In our Catholic tradition the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.  This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick.  Anointing will take place at the Northfield Hospital on Wednesday, April 8, at Three Links on Friday, April 10, at the 10:30 AM Mass Sunday, April 12, and at the Northfield Retirement Center on Wednesday, April 15.

During the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, April 12, there will be a blessing of prayer shawls and prayer shawl ministers.  These prayerful ministers create a shawl that is a gift of comfort and peace for those receiving, a reminder of the loving presence of God.  You are welcome to bring your prayer shawls from home.


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Author of ‘broken windows’ theory of policing to speak at St. Olaf

St. Olaf College - 8 hours 19 min ago

George Kelling ’56 will deliver an April 14 lecture examining the “broken windows” theory and its role in American policing.

Criminologist George Kelling ’56, who co-authored the “broken windows” theory of policing that has come under sharp criticism in recent months, will speak at St. Olaf College April 14.

Kelling’s lecture will examine the broken windows theory — which argues that preventing relatively minor crimes like vandalism and public drinking prevents more serious crimes from happening — and its role in American policing. After outlining the theory, he will invite questions.

The broken windows theory has been criticized by observers who think it has contributed to over-policing in America. Kelling and others contend that it has led to crime reductions in New York and other places.

The theory, which Kelling co-authored with James Q. Wilson more than three decades ago, “called for police and community engagement to prevent local crime, down to petty offenses, and to create order as an end in itself,” notes a recent profile in the Los Angeles Times.

Victor Rios discusses his research during his March 4 lecture at St. Olaf.

The strategy has been widely used for decades by major police departments, including those in New York City and Los Angeles. But, the Los Angeles Times story notes, “since fatal police encounters with black men in Missouri and New York began with small offenses — walking in the street, selling untaxed cigarettes — there have been calls to end ‘broken windows’ policing.”

In that article, as well as in an interview with the New York Times and a piece he co-wrote with New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, Kelling maintains that the broken windows theory still works.

Kelling, an emeritus professor at Rutgers University and currently a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the second speaker in a St. Olaf lecture series titled Community, Race, and Policing in America.

The series, hosted by the college’s new Institute for Freedom and Community, brings highly regarded academics to campus to discuss their research and engage in thoughtful conversation.

Traci Burch will deliver an April 20 lecture that examines the effects of the criminal justice system on low-income communities.

University of California, Santa Barbara Associate Professor of Sociology Victor Rios, the author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, kicked off the series with a March 4 lecture that questioned the “broken windows” theory (watch it here). He discussed his research, which tracks the effects of policing and the criminal justice system on low-income young people of color.

A week after Kelling visits campus, Northwestern University Associate Professor of Political Science Traci Burch will wrap up the lecture series with a talk examining the effects of the criminal justice system on low-income communities. Her April 20 lecture — which is organized by Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society —  is titled The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment.

Burch, who is also a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, is the author of the award-winning book Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation.

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Community News: City Compost site opens April 7th

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 42 min ago

The City of Northfield’s Compost Site will be opening on Tuesday April 7th 2:00PM.

Compost Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

Saturday 8:00am – 5:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

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Wine Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - 11 hours 18 min ago
Event date: April 4, 2015
Event Time: 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
On the Tasting Barrel we will feature selections from our current wine sale, chosen to complement this weekend’s holiday meals: Argyle Brut (Oregon), Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling (Germany), Left Coast Cellars Pinot Gris (Oregon), Heron Pinot Noir (California) and Mas de Gougonnier (France).

Today’s news update – Nfld man in stable condition; EDA denies Market Fair’s full funding request; WRAP seminars set for Northfield; Burning ban is back on; Street sweeping set for Dundas

KYMN Radio - 11 hours 24 min ago

Nfld man in stable condition

A 64 year old man from Northfield is in stable condition following a motorcycle accident early Monday evening.  Northfield police and Rice County Sheriff’s received a call just before 5 pm of a one vehicle injury crash in the 8000 block of 100th St. East in Northfield Twsp. Robert Kuklok was airlifted to HCMC from the scene.  The crash is under investigation.

Market Fair requests more funding

The Riverwalk Market Fair, a non-profit, will begin their 6th year in just weeks. The EDA has funded them every year since 2011 in various amounts from $5,000 to $18,000 and $12,500 last year.  In 2013 the EDA told them they needed to set up a sustainability plan with the NEC.  Last year, Rebound Enterprises started working with them to create a sustainable governance.  Market volunteer and Board member, Barbara Burke said with a small group of volunteers “things can get wobbly”.  One of the missions for the market fair was to create a venue for vendors to develop a market for their products and gain an audience.  {they have 6 vendors who’ve grown enough to sustain themselves}.  The Market Board is requesting $19,250 this year. The CVB will not be giving them dollars for advertising as they did last year but rather market them as they market all events.  Mayor Graham, a new member to the EDA, asked if they had a plan from the beginning for sustainability.  Burke said no and added that they’ve tried to keep vendor pricing fair and are still getting some complaints but the market fairs job is to create a venue, they “will never be sustainable based on their own revenue”.  She said another option is that the City’s themselves manage their market fairs.  There was discussion regarding $10,000 from the EDA with an additional match of up to $5,000. Burke said that won’t work for this year, no one on the volunteer staff has time to fundraise.  Ludescher suggested “loaning” them $20,000 out of their reserves this year and added that “this is the perfect project for the NEC and staff to work on, the perfect project to decide on what is CVB, what is economic development, what’s a council plan.  This is the perfect time to get the NDDC involved because it helps downtown and the council is funding the NDDC”.  No one else was on board with a “loan”.  They chose to fund them at the same level as last year, however, EDA members also requested the Riverwalk Mkt Fair board come back to them much earlier to sort out funding.  The question that needs answering is what the role of the market fair is in relation to the EDA, the Council, the City and other entities.

WRAP seminars set for Northfield

Mental health is a public issue.  That’s the main message of the Rice County Mental Health Collective.  Sarah Entenmann works within the Care and Advocacy arm.  One of their primary projects is WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Planning.  WRAP looks at several factors including daily maintenance and looking at your triggers and how to deal with them.  Individuals who participate in a WRAP seminar will receive at least 18 hours of facilitated group work to write their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan.  This is a free nationwide program and is being brought to Northfield starting April 12th.  It runs for 9 weeks every Sunday from 3 to 5pm at the First United Church of Christ.  For more detailed information about the WRAP program and Rice County Mental Health Collective listen to Jeff Johnson’s interview with Sarah on and also check out their website   The Collective’s approach is care, prevention and promotion to remove the stigma of mental illness.

Burning ban is back on

Due to high winds and low relative humidity forecast for today, the DNR and Sheriff’s Office will be instituting no open burning on Wednesday, April 1st.  Sheriff Dunn says this is not an April fool’s joke.

Street sweeping set for Dundas

Heads up Dundas residents.  Street sweeping is set for April 6th and 7th, weather permitting.  Residents and businesses are asked to have cars off the streets during the day.  Hydrant flushing will be taking place during April.  The City asks that residents check their water before doing laundry.

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4-1-15 news

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Beer Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - 11 hours 24 min ago
Event date: April 4, 2015
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Join us for an in-store tasting of Brooklyn beers. Michael Maraghy, regional representative for the brewery will be on hand to offer a variety of samples for your consideration.

Beer Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - 11 hours 26 min ago
Event date: April 3, 2015
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
We will offer a sampling of the new Bud Light “Mixxtail” flavored malt beverages: Firewalker, Hurricane and Long Island.

Keven Mei Receives second MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week Award

Carleton Sports - 12 hours 7 min ago

Kevin Mei received Athlete-of-the-Week honor after going 5-0 in singles matches, and 3-0 in doubles matches during the Knights spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C.

Categories: Colleges

Community News: 2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners Announced

KYMN Radio - 12 hours 30 min ago

Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission

2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) of Northfield, in partnership with the Friends and Foundation of the Library, is pleased to announce the winners of the City’s fifth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest and congratulate them for their efforts. Chosen from among 101 poems submitted for judging, nine poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks.

The Arts and Culture Commission applauds and thanks the many local poets who submitted their poetry to the competition. We are pleased to announce the following winners, in alphabetical order, of Northfield’s 2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest:

Anna Chotlos

Toni Easterson (2)

Brendon Etter

Rob Hardy

Anne Kopas (2)

Nicole Lewis

Leslie Schultz

The five contest judges were drawn from across the community, representing the colleges, the city, the community, professional writers, and published poets. Judging was completely blind, in that poems were not identified by
authors’ names at the time of judging. Judges were: Diane LeBlanc, Director of Writing, St. Olaf College and a published poet; Lori Stoltz, English instructor at St. Paul College and a published poet; Alyssa Herzog Melby, Executive Director of the Northfield Arts Guild; Jeff Johnson, KYMN Radio; and David Bennett, Northfield’s City Engineer.

The winning poems will be on display at the Northfield Public Library, posted on the Friends and Foundation of the Library and City websites, and shared with local media. Beginning in May, poems will be installed in City sidewalks over the summer, as weather permits. Following the installation of this year’s winning poems, a Sidewalk Poetry celebration will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 7 pm on Bridge Square in downtown Northfield.

This project is funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) through the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature, with added support from the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Library.

ACC Contacts: Philip Spensley, Chair ( and (Bonnie Jean Flom, Vice Chair (

The winners will be on KYMN on Art Zany with Paul Granquist on April 10th

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3-31 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 13 hours 48 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for March 31.
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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Representative David Bly 4/1/15

KYMN Radio - 14 hours 11 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Rep. David Bly (District 2oB), regarding last weeks  Legislative Session.


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3-31 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 14 hours 25 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at
Categories: Local News

‘Spring Allergies’ on Community Pharmacy Conversations with Jessica Astrup, March 31 2015

KYMN Radio - 14 hours 28 min ago

Everyone wants to know what they can do to prevent their allergies from ruining their summer. Today, pharmacist Jessica Astrup talks preventative measures you can take to keep your allergies at bay. From the natural to the medicinal options, Jessica gives you a tour of ways to reduce the irritating symptoms caused by allergies.

Listen to all the tips & tricks in the full interview below!


Spring Allergies



Join the conversation! Ask Jessica your questions and have them answered on air.

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UPDATE: Two Faribault men allegedly involved in weekend shooting at Bloomington hotel

Northfield News - 23 hours 26 min ago
(This story has been updated after the Daily News received the criminal complaint.)
Categories: Local News

Knights Swept by Saint Mary’s in Home Opener

Carleton Sports - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:40pm

A late rally in the first game came up short and the Cardinals’ offense proved too much to handle in game two as the Carleton College softball team dropped both games in its home opener against Saint Mary’s University by tallies of 4-3 and 14-5 (6 innings).

Categories: Colleges

Beyond the Open Mic 3/31/15

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:35pm

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

Click below to listen to the show:

 BTOM 3-31-15

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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.02.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:58pm

Today: Kevin Born, Environmental Tillage Systems (R. Lorang)

Birthdays: Rotarians across the globe

Next Week: Marcelo, Inbound Exchange Student (O’Neill X 2)

Last Week:

Denny Hanson should have invested in a moving company. He’s moved more times than “Two Men and a Truck.” But banking got to him first.

He has been steering the ship for Community Resource Bank for a year now. He succeeded Donovan Kuehnast in March of 2014. He and his wife, Kristine, now call Northfield home.

They’ve been on quite an odyssey since graduating from Luther College in 1971. Denny was a basketball coach and teacher for several years after college. He was at high schools in North Winneshiek, Fort Dodge and Grinnell, where his basketball team finished second in the state in 1978.

Denny transitioned into banking with Powershiek County National Bank in Grinnell. He moved on to Baraboo, Wisconsin, where he was an executive vice president for Marquette Bank. Still working for Marquette, Denny and Kristine called Prior Lake home while their three daughters finished high school. He remained with corporate banking for a time with stops back in Grinnell and Sioux City, Iowa. He moved back into community banking with Valley Bank in Des Moines, where he worked for 10 years, before taking the position in Northfield.

Denny enjoys his work, but basketball is what really animates him. He was a standout high school player for Mapleton, the curling capital of southern Minnesota, he notes. At Luther College, he was an all-conference performer. His daughters ruled the Missota Conference during their high school years, and all went on to play and have success at Central Iowa. He follows the game closely and lives for March Madness.

Rotary has been another thread throughout Denny’s professional life. He’s belonged to clubs in Grinnell, Baraboo, Prior Lake, Iowa Falls, Sioux City, Ankeny and now Northfield. He traveled to Australia in 1982 with a Group Study Exchange team, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow.


Rick Estenson could use “Two Men and a Truck,” too. He counts 21 different addresses on his resume. Northfield has been home for the last 24 years. Rick is Vice-President of Business Development for First National Bank of Northfield. His wife, Kris, works in the Piper Center at St. Olaf College. Their two children, Sam and Maria, were both Rotary exchange students. Sam is now working in Germany and will return home in July. Maria will graduate from the University of Denver in June.

Guests: Kristine Hanson (D. Hanson), Alyssa Herzog Melby (Madigan), Kim Breske (Hillmann), Matt Christensen (Estenson)

Scholarship Enhancement: Our treasurer Dave Wolf, of course.


Next week Daniel De Oliveira Ribeiro from Brazil, an inbound young adult with Rotary’s New Generations Exchange program, will begin a three-month stay with us. He has finished his college architecture program and is looking for experiences and work that will introduce him to American culture. See Vicki Dilley if you have an opportunity for him.

 — Peggy Prowe was honored last week by the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota for her advocacy and support for bike trail development. She received the Reuel Harmon Award. Harmon was a founding member of the Minnesota Council of State Parks. Friends and family were there to make it a special evening.

Outbound Exchange Students


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, AhnaCole – South Africa

Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil.

Coming Up

April 16 — Beth Berry, TORCH, (Hillmann)

April 23 — Sister Monique Godde, Former Exchange Student (Brown-Wescott)

April 30 — Michael Maas, RSVP Retiree Volunteers (Blaha)

May 7 — Paul Krause, Classification (Sinning)

May 14 — David Wee, All Things Baseball (S. Richardson)

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