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Today’s news update – Tornado drill and Nfld Emergency Preparedness; Awareness month for Victims; Fireworks Ball to light the town

4 hours 6 sec ago

Tornado drill and Nfld Emergency Preparedness

The sirens were sounding at 1:45 this rainy afternoon.  It’s a Statewide Tornado Drill today and Northfield’s Emergency Management Director, Tim Isom, said this afternoon’s drill was for schools and businesses to practice their sheltering plans.  There will be another siren sounding at 6:55 this evening for families to practice their sheltering plans.  There are several websites for more information about what to do, we have those posted on our website kymnradio.net.  Also, the City has created their own Emergency Preparedness Resource page.  They will continue to update it with a series of short videos and information to match seasonal issues.  Everbridge is an alert system that you can sign up for that will inform you of alerts via phone or electronic device you choose.  You can sign up for it on the City’s website under the Public safety page.  We have links from kymnradio.net.

Awareness month for Victims

This month is Awareness month on several fronts; Rights of Victims, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault.  The idea isn’t to just wear a ribbon but to educate the public on resources.  Rice County Attorney, Paul Beaumaster says that during a sexual assault case they ask potential jurors if they or anyone they know has been a victim.  He says half of the people say yes, which also means they are disqualified from sitting on the jury.  That can leave the jury pool with few people who understand sexual assault, which Beaumaster says, then need to be educated.  Often they ask why someone didn’t speak up sooner or why they didn’t admit if they’d been drinking.  He says as a person is being traumatized is very difficult to talk about it, let alone admit that they might have made a mistake.  He emphasized that drinking is NOT an excuse to be assaulted.  He added that his office works with victims rights groups to guide victims through the legal process.  Beaumaster reminds the community of the resource of HOPE Center.  They have a 24 hour Safe line.  Call 800.607.2330

Fireworks Ball to light up the town

Dan Freeman raised money for years for fireworks for Northfield.  A group of his friends want that legacy to live on with plans to create an endowment to ensure fireworks for Northfield into the future.  Rob Shanilec is part of a group putting on the Fireworks Ball.  The fundraising event is June 28th and promises to be THE social event of the summer, black tie optional.  Expect tremendous food and an incredible band – all at the Weitz Center.  Rich Larson, editor of Southernminn Scene said the 19 piece band “Bend in the River” is a regional favorite playing big band music.  There will be a silent auction with local art set up like an art gallery with pieces at many price levels, as well as other items.  Tickets are available online now at fireworks55057.org.  Tickets are $65 but you can get them now through the end of May for just $50.  You can also purchase tickets at By All Means Graphics, Northfield News, Cocoa Bean and KYMN.

Poem in a Pocket day – 12 locations around Northfield have red boxes full of poems.  Take 1 take a bunch, read them and share!

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Today’s news update – Tornado Drill today at 1pm

9 hours 55 min ago

Tornado Drill today:  This Release is from Northfield Emergency Management Director, Tim Isom:

Greetings, This is a reminder that today, Thursday, April 24, 2014 is Tornado Drill day.  Listed below is information and schedule as it pertains to today’s events. Thursday, April 24 – Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills) - Two Tornado Drills are planned, see the schedule below for details. - The first drill allows schools, businesses, and industries to test their sheltering plans. - The second, evening drill, allows families and businesses with second shifts to practice their sheltering plans. Schedule for Tornado Drill Day 1:00 p.m. Test Watch (TOA). List of counties in the test watch issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota. Weather Radios will activate with the real TOA code. 1:45 p.m. Test Tornado Warning (TOR) issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota. Weather Radios will activate with the real TOR code. Outdoor Warning Systems (sirens) will activate. 2:00 p.m. Test Severe Weather Statement (SVS) issued by all six weather offices to announce the end of the test warning. Weather radio will NOT activate. Outdoor Warning Systems will NOT activate. 6:55 pm.  Test Tornado warning (TOR) issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota. Weather Radios will activate with the real TOR code. Outdoor Warning Systems (sirens) will activate. 7:10 pm.  Test Severe Weather Statement (SVS) issued by all six weather offices to announce the end of the test warning. Weather radio will NOT activate. Outdoor Warning Systems will NOT activate. Important notes for Tornado Drill Day 1) If severe weather is a significant threat on April 24, the National Weather Service (NWS) may issue the watch/warning on Friday, April 25.  The NWS would do that only as a last resort.  Cloudy, dark and/or rainy skies are not sufficient to merit postponement; only severe storms.  If severe storms occur Friday, the drill will be cancelled. As of this 8:00 AM today, Thursday, April 24, we expect both drills will proceed as scheduled. 2) Effect on Cell Phones and the “Wireless Emergency Alert”: NWS test warnings have a code that is flagged by systems indicating a test, therefore there is no wireless emergency alert on cell phones for the test. 3) Effect on other communication devices: Since there are so many companies that relay warnings, and so many methods by which people may receive warnings,it is impossible to say what will or won’t relay NWS warnings.  Most devices either know that it’s a test, via a code,and ignore it, or clearly indicate that it is a test.  But it’s impossible to say that there won’t be a device thatpasses along NWS tests without telling people that it is a test. 4) There is no such thing as an all-clear siren. Please check with your local public safety officials for details on when warning sirens are sounded in your community. For information about Tornadoes and preparations, please visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/tornado.shtml For more information about Severe Weather Awareness week, please visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s website at: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx For more information about Tornado Drill Day, please visit https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather-tornado-drill-day.aspx Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Morning Show with Jeff Johnson – Senator Dave Thompson 4/24/14

10 hours 8 sec ago

Jeff Johnson interviews District 58 Senator Dave Thompson on current legislative issues.  He serves the northern portion of Northfield.  Click below to listen to the full interview:                          

 

 

 

 

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4/24/14 Northfield EDA meeting 7:30am (LIVE)

13 hours 35 min ago


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AGENDA
1. Call to Order – Roll Call 7:30 am
2. Approval of Agenda 7:32 am
3. Approval of Minutes 7:33 am
a) March 7, 2014
b) April 3, 2014
4. Presentations – Save the Northfield Depot 7:35 am
5. Reports to File 7:50 am
a) Financials as of 3/31/2014
b) Loan Statement as of 3/31/2014
c) NEC Quarterly Report
6. Reports and/or Action Items
a) Request from Northfield Community Action Center 7:55 am
b) Proposal from CABB, LLC 8:15 am

Continued discussion CABB proposal:

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7. President’s Report 8:45 am
a) Update on business visits
8. Director’s Report 8:50 am
9. Board Member Comments
10. Next Meetings
 EDA Regular Meeting: May 29, 2014 at 7:30AM in Council Chambers
 Draft upcoming meeting schedule

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Senate passes three bills authored by Sen. Dahle

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:24pm

For Immediate Release: State Senator Kevin Dahle

In their first day back in session following the Easter/Passover Break, the Minnesota Senate passed three bills authored by Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield). The senator’s “Hit-and-Run” bill passed on a 45-16 vote as a stand-alone bill. He also successfully passed two provisions in the Senate’s E-12 Education Omnibus Policy bill on special education case loads and an interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children.

“It was a successful day on the Senate Floor,” said Sen. Dahle. “It is always satisfying to see legislation make it through its final stages. I am grateful for all of the support we have received on the hit-and-run bill. This change in law has the potential to save lives in Minnesota and I am proud to have worked on it.”

If the legislation is signed into law, drivers will be asked to stop and “reasonably investigate” what was struck in instances where a driver knows or has reason to believe a collision has occurred. Under current statute, a driver does not have to stop and investigate what they hit in a crash if they do not know that it was a person or vehicle.

Along with several allies, including the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association, Minnesotans for Safe Driving, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Alliance on Crime, Sen. Dahle made closing this loop-hole a priority for the 2014 session.

“We are simply asking people to stop for a minute to make sure they know what they hit,” said Sen. Dahle. “Unfortunately, we have seen cases where lives could have been saved if the driver would have called for help at the scene. I hope this legislation will encourage more drivers to stop and check after a collision.”

Prior to the passage of the hit-and-run legislation, the Senate passed their E-12 Education Omnibus Policy bill which included two of Sen. Dahle’s early priorities of the 2014 Session. Both sections of the bill are focused on relieving undue burdens for children and their families. The first provision will allow the Commissioner of Education to make changes recommended by the Special Education Case Loads Task Force. The recommendations are the result of several discussions last year, aimed at finding cost-effective and efficient strategies and structures for improving student outcomes and identifying state rules that should be revised to align with state statutes.

The Senate’s legislation also included language designed to help ease barriers for children of military families. Children whose parent or parents serve in the armed forces face frequent moves and school district changes across state lines. By adopting the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, Minnesota students and their families will join those of 46 other states as they receive help with enrollment, placement and attendance, eligibility, and graduation.

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Today’s news update – Council differs on who’s allowed to submit questions in search for City Administrator; Tiger Trail funding is NOT in jeopardy; HealthFinders Gala Friday night

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:02pm

Council differs on who’s allowed to submit questions in search for City Administrator

The Northfield City Council met last night for a work session.  They heard from Gary Weiers on the search for a Northfield City Administrator.  Weiers outlined the profile he created for the position with details on Northfield and what the City is looking for.  They discussed the roles of council and staff leadership team.  Council had differing opinions on who could submit questions.  Whether that would include the public to various City committees.  Weiers commented that he could set up an email that anyone could send to but he would have veto power over them.  He would present pre-screened questions to the Council.  Mayor Graham said they will formally approve the profile at their next meeting May 6th.

Tiger Trail funding is NOT in jeopardy

They also received an update on the Tiger Trail.  At the last meeting Council directed staff to conduct a feasibility study on Alternate 2b.  They then compared option 1, which has 2 additives and Alternate 2b.  Public Works Director Joe Stapf said that MN Dot would be ready to render a decision as soon as they have the cost estimate.  He expects it to then take MnDot 3 to 5 days.  Option 1 could be built this year while Alternate 2b will require review by RR and Mndot which may push construction to next season, however the funding is not in jeopardy.  The threat of losing funding had been driving the decision.  Council had all agreed on a cap of $1.9 million for the project.  Mayor Graham said construction for Option 1, not including engineering costs is $2.048 million and Alternate 2B is $2.002 million.  Mayor Graham reiterated that these are estimates.  Once the feds okay it, it will come back to council which will likely be May 6th.   There will be another request for bids.  Mayor Graham’s interview and the meeting are archived online at kymnradio.net.

HealthFinders Gala Friday night

HealthFinders operates two free primary health clinics, one in Dundas at Little Prairie church and another in downtown Faribault, which was just opened last July, they also just started a dental clinic on Tuesdays.  HealthFinders started out about 10 years ago to meet the healthcare needs of the Latino community.  It has since expanded to any who need it.  Director of development and communication, Katy Hargis says HealthFinders is volunteer based with nurses, doctors and interpreters.  They’re starting to build some infrastructure with the hire of a nurse practitioner and a program coordinator.  Their fundraising Gala is Friday night at the Grand with about 130 silent auction items and a live auction includes a week stay at a cottage in rural France.  This is the last year that will be offered.  Another business person donated an animation cell of spongebob signed by the artist, a one of a kind item.  For all the details go to healthfindersmn.org.

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Brett Reese and Helen Medin on Prayer Breakfast

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:48am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Brett Reese and Helen Medin about the National Day of Prayer and Northfield’s Prayer Breakfast on May 1st.

 

Prayer Breakfast 4-23-14

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 4/23/14

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:16am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Dana Graham after last nights Northfield Council meeting and more.  Listen to the full interview…

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All-Wheel Drive/April 23

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:06pm

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

Playlist:


XTC/The Mayor Of Simpleton (don’t miss Senses Working Overtime 2: A Tribute to the Music of XTC — and a benefit in support of the Pay It Forward Cancer Fund — TONIGHT at Icehouse Mpls!)
The Shins/Simple Song
The Decemberists/O Valencia!
Roxy Music/Avalon
The Dears/We Can Have It
Ken Stringfellow/Find Yourself Alone
David Byrne & St. Vincent/Who
Janelle Monae/Tightrope
The Lemonheads/It Looks Like You
Nick Lowe/Cruel To Be Kind
Badfinger/Baby Blue
Divine Fits/Like Ice Cream
Sleep Study/Flower Girl (May 9 at the 331 Club in Minneapolis, along with Van Stee)

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

Mojo And His “Chi 4″/She’s A Whole Lots A Woman
The Valdons/Love Me, Leave Me
Betty Wright/Clean Up Woman
Little Jackie/The World Should Revolve Around Me
The Cardigans/Lovefool
Domino/Hide And Seek
Blinker The Star/Below The Sliding Doors
Dark Dark Dark/Patsy Cline
The Lilacs/Salvation Song
The Byrds/Mr. Spaceman
Guided By Voices/Chasing Heather Crazy (June 22 at Walker Field, as part of Rock The Garden 2014)
Lucky Soul/Ain’t Never Been Cool
Metric/Help I’m Alive
PJ Harvey/Good Fortune
Richard X. Heyman/Private Army
The Polyphonic Spree/Solider Girl

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4/22/14 Northfield City Council work session (archived)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:30pm

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DUE TO A FUNCTIONALITY CHANGE IN OUR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, I AM UNABLE TO INDEX THE VIDEOS AT THIS TIME.  I HAVE POSTED APPROXIMATE START TIMES OF EACH ITEM. 

CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 7:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CALL TO ORDER
____Graham ____DeLong ____Ludescher ____Nakasian ____Peterson White ____Pownell ____Zweifel
1. City Administrator Search Process & Schedule
2. Hospital Report on Audit – starts at 33:45
3. Environmental Quality Commission Projects – starts at 1:14:30
4. YMCA Presentation – starts at 1:31:40
5. Transit Hub starts at 1:55:15 to the end

Video streaming by Ustream6. Tiger Trail Update
7. Review Upcoming Agendas – starts at 8:00
ADJOURN

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Today’s news update – Northfield man arrested in stabbing; Northfield woman with multiple dui’s drags officer trying to turn off the ignition; Earth Day celebrations abound in Northfield

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:02pm

Northfield man arrested in stabbing

A Northfield man is under arrest and another man is flown to HCMC after being stabbed.  Northfield police were called to the 90 block of Viking Terrace just before 5 yesterday afternoon to report of a stabbing.  The victim, witnesses and a suspect were all on the scene.  According to Police Chief Monte Nelson, the victim and suspect were known to each other.  54 year old Willie George Koger was arrested and taken to Rice County jail.  Nelson said, while the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, he did suffer multiple stab wounds.  The Criminal complaint says that the victim was drinking and called Koger a racial slur.   The two started to fight, Koger said he felt threatened, saw the knife on the floor and used it to defend himself.  Another witness said that Koger said “he was going to kill him”.  The blade was embedded in one of the victim’s wounds, falling out when he was getting on the stretcher.  The cuts appeared to have come from behind and overhead.  Koger is charged with 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats and interfering with an emergency call.  The most serious charges carries a maximum 7 year sentence.

Northfield woman with multiple dui’s drags officer trying to turn off the ignition

A Northfield woman is charged with 2 felonies related to drunken driving.  53 year old Lynn Rachell Ingebrigsten tried to drive away as a Rice County Deputy leaned in the vehicle to turn off the ignition.  Deputy Bauer was aware of her previous DUI’s.  She’s also been declared as Inimical to public safety and therefore has no drivers license.  Bauer was dragged a few feet until he was able to stop the vehicle, no injury to him was reported in the criminal complaint.  Ingrebrigsten was stopped Sunday afternoon on Appleton Avenue near Bagley Avenue in Faribault.   A breathalyzer test which indicated a level 3 times the legal limit.  Deputy Bauer arrested her but she slipped a hand out of the cuff and started to fight with the officer calling him a “dirty cop”.  He was able to hold her until other officers arrived.  She remained uncooperative.  Ingebrigsten is charged with 2 types of 1st degree DUI, both felonies, driving after revocation and Obstruction.  The most serious charge carries a maximum 7 year sentence.  She remains in the Rice County jail.  UPDATE:  She was released sometime this morning and is scheduled to make her first court appearance May 5th.

Earth Day celebrations abound in Northfield

It’s Earth Day today and Northfield will be celebrating in several ways beginning Friday.  High School student and member of Transition Youth, Helen Forsythe, shared some of the activities including a discussion on Solar Gardens on Friday at 6:30pm at UCC.  On Saturday there will be numerous workshops throughout the City.  From making goat cheese to building raised beds to place in residents boulevards and be planted with food for the taking.  Other classes and events include proper shrub planting at the Arboretum and cloth snack bag making.  For a full list of workshops and to register online.  Got to transitionnorthfield.org.  On Saturday at 5pm the Earth Day celebration culminates at the Weitz Center for a community pot luck.  You can bring food or not, they’ll have lots of soup and bread.  There will be musicians entertaining and, if you play, you’re invited to bring your instrument as well.

Council talks Tiger

The Northfield City Council meets tonight for a work session.  They’ll hear from Gary Weiers (wires) on the search for a Northfield City Administrator, get an update from the Hospital and hear a detailed report from the EQC.  Two other items of interest will be an update on the Transit Hub and the Tiger Trail.  The meeting starts at 7 and will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.

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

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Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21-25, 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:24am

The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in conjunction with the National Weather Service will observe Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 21 – 25, 2014.

The week’s activities are as follows:

Monday, April 21 – Alerts and Warnings

Tuesday, April 22 – Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail

Wednesday, April 23 – Floods

Thursday, April 24 – Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills)
Reminder messages will be distributed on Wednesday, April 23 and on the morning of Thursday, April 24
- Two Tornado Drills are planned, see the schedule below for details.
- The first drill allows schools, businesses, and industries to test their sheltering plans.
- The second, evening drill, allows families and businesses with second shifts to practice their sheltering plans.

Important notes for Tornado Drill Day
1) If severe weather is a significant threat on April 24, the National Weather Service (NWS) may issue the watch/warning on Friday, April 25.
The NWS would do that only as a last resort. Cloudy, dark and/or rainy skies are not sufficient to merit postponement; only severe storms.
If severe storms occur Friday, the drill will be cancelled.

2) Effect on Cell Phones and the “Wireless Emergency Alert”:
NWS test warnings have a code that is flagged by systems indicating a test, therefore there is no wireless emergency alert on cell phones for the test.

3) Effect on other communication devices:
Since there are so many companies that relay warnings, and so many methods by which people may receive warnings,
it is impossible to say what will or won’t relay NWS warnings. Most devices either know that it’s a test, via a code,
and ignore it, or clearly indicate that it is a test. But it’s impossible to say that there won’t be a device that
passes along NWS tests without telling people that it is a test.

Schedule for Tornado Drill Day
- 1:00 p.m. Test Watch (TOA).
List of counties in the test watch issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota.
Weather Radios will activate with the real TOA code.

1:45 p.m. Test Tornado Warning (TOR) issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota.
Weather Radios will activate with the real TOR code.
Outdoor Warning Systems (sirens) will activate.

2:00 p.m. Test Severe Weather Statement (SVS) issued by all six weather offices to announce the end of the test warning.
Weather radio will NOT activate.
Outdoor Warning Systems will NOT activate.

6:55 pm. Test Tornado warning (TOR) issued by all six weather offices that serve Minnesota.
Weather Radios will activate with the real TOR code.
Outdoor Warning Systems (sirens) will activate.

7:10 pm. Test Severe Weather Statement (SVS) issued by all six weather offices to announce the end of the test warning.
Weather radio will NOT activate.
Outdoor Warning Systems will NOT activate.

Friday, April 25 – Extreme Heat

For more information about Severe Weather Awareness week, please visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s website at:

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather-awareness-week-program.aspx

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Fireworks Ball

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:16am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Rob Shanilec and Rich Larson about the Fireworks Ball coming up June 28th.  A fundraiser to sustain fireworks in Northfield!

Click below to hear what it’s all about! 

Fireworks Ball 2014

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Morning Show – Rice County Attorney G. Paul Beaumaster 4/22/14

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:08am

KYMN’s Jeff Johnson interviews Rice County Attorney, G. Paul Beaumaster 4/22/14  

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All-Wheel Drive/April 21

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:28pm

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

Playlist:


Squeeze/Cool For Cats
Matthew Sweet/Everybody Knows This Is Now
Jon Auer/Sundown
XTC/I’d Like That (Senses Working Overtime 2: A Tribute to the Music of XTC — and benefit for the Pay It Forward Cancer Fund — featuring some of the Twin Cities’ very best music-makers — this Wednesday at Icehouse Mpls — advance tickets here.)
The Duckworth Lewis Method/Sticky Wickets
Caesars/Jerk It Out
The Drums/Money
Ant Neely/Lucky
Jim Noir/Tell Me What To Do
Neko Case/Thrice All American
Donovan/Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Troggs/With A Girl Like You
Little Man/Sun (still basking in the glow of Friday’s amazing performance of Little Man’s new album, “Original Face,” presented in its entirely at the Amsterdam Bar & Har in St. Paul. be sure to get your hands on a copy of this awesome slice of classic rock & roll! check out www.littlemanmusic.net)
Joe Jackson/On Your Radio

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

The Counterfactuals/Look Up At The Light (performing along with Fair Oaks, April 23 at the Amsterdam) — and this Friday at The Grand as part of the HeathFinders Colaborative Spring Forward Gala fundraiser!
M. Ward w/ Zooey Deschanel/So Long
First Aid Kit/King Of The World
Cat Stevens/Bitterblue
Lydia Loveless/To Love Somebody (This Thursday at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis!)
Peter Bjorn and John/Young Folks
Kirsty MacColl/They Don’t Know
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros/Coma Girl
The Rolling Stones/19th Nervous Breakdown
Pavement/Elevate Me Later
Kurt Vile/In My Time (June 22 as part of MPR/The Walker Art Center’s Rock The Garden 2014)
Sharon Van Etten/Warsaw (returning to Minneapolis July 18 at First Avenue in support of her forthcoming release, “Are We There”)
Belle & Sebastian/Mayfly
Papas Fritas/Girl

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Today’s news update – NCRC Corp to cost the City more $; HITA on Richardson’s hit list; Poem in your Pocket day extended

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:02pm

NCRC Corp to cost the City more $

The City has been working to relieve themselves of ownership of the NCRC building or at the very least the maintenance of it.  Last Tuesday night, after months of working with the 3 largest tenants of the building, an agreement was before council for approval.  Councilors Ludescher, Peterson White and Nakasian negotiated a deal with the Community Action Center, Three Rivers and the Northfield Senior Center who created a non-profit corporation to take over the management of the building.  Jim Blaha, representing the newly formed  NCRC Corp said that the group was willing to take over management but not ownership at this time.  The agreement is for 3 years and is being called “experimental” as the City and the NCRC Corp uses this time to understand their roles.  There are plenty of safeguards in place to make sure the facility and it’s tenants are cared for.  Ludescher said that this agreement is more expensive to the City and dollars would be taken from other budgets.  He added that he didn’t like that the NCRC Corp is a Limited Liability and is only obligated to $10,000.  Still, the Council unanimously voted to approve the agreement.  There are still some minor details to iron out.

This is directly from the Council packet information:  Financial Impacts:
As noted above the City will need to absorb costs currently allocated to the NCRC into other City
budgets e.g. employee and IT expense: $41,957. The good news is that this agreement will allow
the City to redirect the employees involved to other higher priority building maintenance work at City facilities. There is also about $28,000 in administrative costs charge to the NCRC. What the actual number will be will depend on how much oversight is of the new management agreement is required. For 2014, staff allocation will be at 50% of these amounts due to transition process. Some of these costs may still be charged to the 211 Fund, of which the fund balance is estimated to be $173,427.

HITA on Richardson’s hit list

Another bill in the House affecting Education isn’t sitting well Northfield School Superintendent Chris Richardson.  HITA is the Health Insurance Transparency Act and the version currently in the House requires all school districts participate.  The Senate version has an amendment that excludes Districts who are self-insured such as Northfield who has their own insurance committee with a 3rd party negotiator.  The 3rd party administrator is paid by the School District.  Richardson says Northfield has seen very low insurance costs as compared to other districts.  He added that the way the law is written, there’s a requirement that the Public Employee Insurance Plan be one of the bidders but they don’t have the ability to administer self-insured plans.  Richardson is concerned that this will force all districts into a one-size-fits-all process.  He’s hoping the Senate version will remain in tact.  Right now, Northfield School District is able to save employees and taxpayers money.  He says the House plan would likely guarantee a cost increase and not any more transparent than what they are doing now.

Poem in your Pocket day extended

Poem in your Pocket Day comes to Northfield again.  As part of National Poetry Month, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) will be placing boxes of poems in twelve city locations beginning Thursday.  Community members are invited to take a poem or two from one of the red boxes and share them with others throughout the day. Due to it’s popularity, this year the poems will be available for several days.  This project is funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC).

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Peter J. Miele, John Goeppinger, Caleb Langslag

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:24am

Author Peter J. Miele returns his seventh appearance on the show.  This time, he brings John Goeppinger and Caleb Langslag along to talk about his books and associated games and apps.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

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15 with the Author | ‘The Age of Radiance’ by Craig Nelson 4/21/14

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:15am

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight interviews Craig Nelson, author of  “The Age of Radiance – the Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era”.  While nuclear science improves our everyday lives—from medicine to microwave technology—radiation’s invisible powers can trigger cancer and cellular mayhem. Writing with a biographer’s passion, Craig Nelson unlocks one of the great mysteries of the universe in a work that is tragic, triumphant, and above all, fascinating.  Check out other books written by Craig NelsonClick below to listen to the full interview:

 

 

The Age of Radiance – Craig Nelson

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Today’s news update – The Great Northfield Book Raid starts tomorrow

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00am

The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 53rd annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid Tuesday, April 22, through Saturday, April 26, at the Northfield Ice Arena.

Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 23 – April 25; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Friday all books are 50 percent off. Saturday morning is the bag sale ($5 per bag) from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. all remaining books are free.

The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair has developed a time-tested formula for success — great books, great prices and a great deal of community pride. After half a century of book fairs, the event has become a seasonal marking point, one of Northfield’s signature events. It is an example of a community acting on its best instincts, promoting literacy, voluntarism, recycling and reuse, all in service to community health improvement.

Over the years the book fair has raised more than $750,000. It is used to support projects at Northfield Hospital & Clinics and other community health initiatives. These funds also support the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s health education scholarship program. This year, the hospital auxiliary is dedicating funds raised from the book fair to the expanded Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.

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