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Safe Products for the Home on ‘The Hometown Home Show’ – with Robbie Wigley

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:23pm

Researching the products you use in your home, and around your loved ones is very important. On this episode of ‘The Hometown Home Show’, join Tim & Paul as they chat with Robbie Wigley with Melaluca. Robbie shares her own story and path to wellness in the home.

For the full interview click the link below:

 

Homeshow Robbie Melaluca

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All-Wheel Drive/April 24

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:31pm

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

Playlist:


Everything But The Girl/Missing
Haley Bonar/Kill The Fun
Katy Vernon/Pearl
Lorde/Royals
Big Audio Dynamite/The Globe
Courtney Barnett/Dead Fox
Now, Now/But I Do
Tegan & Sara/You Wouldn’t Like Me
Laura Veirs/Phantom Mountain
Cocteau Twins/The Spangle Maker
Raphael Saadiq/Let’s Take A Walk
Bing Ji Li/A Little Love
Yaz/Goodbye Seventies
Etta James/Payback

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

The Shins/Pink Bullets
M. Ward/I Get Ideas
Communist Daughter/Ghosts
Halloween, Alaska/The Jealous Ones
Amy Winehouse/Valerie
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/Got A Thing On My Mind
Kings Go Forth/Get A Feeling
Sam Phillips/Standing Still
Martha Wainwright/Can You Believe It
John Grant/Sigourney Weaver
Emily Wells/Mama’s Gonna Give You Love
Laura Marling/Master Hunter
Anais Mitchell/Young Man In America
Joe Jackson/Look Sharp!

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This Northfield Life with Brad Ness and Corey Butler – Angela Lauterbach

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:42pm

Native Texan and local photographer Angela Lauterbach gives Brad and Corey her Northfield story.  This Northfield Life airs each Wednesday at 6pm on KYMN Radio.

 

This Nfld Life 4-22-15

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Breaking News – Northfield Garage Explosion, Man Burned UPDATE 4:19pm

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:33pm


NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Monte D. Nelson Mark W. Dukatz
Chief of Police Deputy Chief of Police
Press Release – Structure Fire and Injured Victim
April 24, 2015
On April 24, 2015, at 10:27 a.m., Northfield Police, Fire, and Ambulance personnel responded to 518 2nd St. W. on a report of a garage on fire and a subject who had been burned.
Officers arrived to find the garage fully engulfed with flames. Officers also discovered a male had been severely burned in the fire; he was being treated by several City of Northfield employees who happened to be in the area when the fire erupted. Police Officers assisted with treatment of the victim and securing the scene for other responders.
Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to surrounding structures. Northfield Hospital Ambulance personnel treated the victim and transported him to the Northfield Hospital Emergency Room. The victim was treated at the E-R and then flown by air ambulance to a metro hospital for further emergency treatment. At last notification, the victim’s medical condition was unknown, but his injuries were obviously severe.
The victim was identified as Calvin Jeffrey Henry, 25 years of age, a resident at the address.
The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Northfield Police Department.
Please direct any inquiries to Chief of Police Monte Nelson at 507-663-9301.

From earlier story:

A witness on the scene who was working the 2nd street construction said he heard an explosion and saw a man run from the garage in flames.  He said he never wants to see that again.  Stanley LeRoy, a neighbor of 30 years, said he saw the man being lifted onto a stretcher, he couldn’t tell for sure who it was.  He said it was terrible.  LeRoy went into the backyard to get the family dog to safety.

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

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Today’s news update – Mayor says “he was in error” will allow a vote on LDC; Will there be an Ice Arena and what about the Armory?; Dahle prefers dollars for Formula;

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:02pm

Mayor says “he was in error” will allow a vote on LDC

Mayor Graham will allow a vote on changes to the Land Development Code.  After reviewing the Charter more thoroughly, he told KYMN in a phone conversation this morning, that he was in error by not allowing the vote to happen on Tuesday.  Graham said that he hadn’t planned on halting the vote at the meeting but believes the Charter correct in supporting a 5/2 vote to pass the ordinance.  However, he did not follow Roberts Rules of Order, which is also in the Charter, and therefore has an obligation to allow the vote as there was a motion and a 2nd on the floor and the question was called.  This will likely come back for the vote at their May 12th meeting.  The brouhaha is over specifically over Councilor Pownell’s amendment to the Planning Commission’s recommended changes that would require a 2 story height for new buildings in the C1 district adjacent to the historic district.  This will likely come back to Council May 12th.  The Mayor commented that it’s time to move on.  For further information on the entire issue you can find it at kymnradio.net using the search term LDC.  It’s noteworthy that attorneys have expressed support for both the simple majority and supermajority votes.

Will there be an Ice Arena and what about the Armory?

Mayor Graham gave an update on a possible new Ice Arena during his State of the City address this week.  He says they’re talking with a number of entities and trying to reduce several ideas into one.  They’re also waiting on word from St. Olaf as to whether they plan to build their own ice arena.  The School district, the City, skate and hockey clubs and whoever will use the ice have a voice in the matter.  Graham says there’s a lot of commitment to get it done.  He also updated the audience on the status of the Northfield Armory.  It’s currently being appraised and they should have that information in May.  The City will then have a period of time to decide if they want it, if not, it would then go to private offering.  The National Guard’s plan, as of last week, is to vacate the Armory in the Fall of 2016.  The Armory in Faribault is still owned by the State as the City didn’t want it and private offers have come in significantly lower than the appraisal.

Dahle prefers dollars for Formula

The Education Finance bill will be on the floor on Monday.  So far, Governor Dayton, the House and the Senate have been far apart.  Senator Kevin Dahle said that the Governor wants all day pre-K but the House and the Senate do not.  The price tag is high and what most school superintendents want is more money for the general fund formula.  Dahle said that’s what he prefers.  He added that they did all day Kindergarten just last year and that districts are still adjusting to that and finding space.  Governor Dayton is proposing 1% for the general fund formula which doesn’t keep up with inflation.  All day pre-K carries a $400 million price tag and does not include dollars for space.

Lions Pancake Breakfast on Sunday

The Northfield Lions Club celebrates over 90 years of service.  While they’ve focused on vision, it’s not their only project.  Club President Dan Christ says they also support Operation Backpack, Laura Baker, sports teams, the Food Shelf and… the list goes on.  Their annual Pancake and Sausage breakfast fundraiser is Sunday morning at the Northfield Ballroom from 8 to noon.  You can get tickets from any Lions Club member or at the door.  Bring your old glasses and cell phones for donation.

Boot Sale tomorrow

The Northfield American Legion Post 84 is sponsoring a “boot sale” tomorrow from 7am to noon at the rodeo grounds next to Culver’s.  Residents who have unwanted items but not enough to warrant a garage sale are welcome to sell them at the boot sale.  Participants will sell goods out of their vehicle’s trunks.  There’s no admission and everyone is welcome.  The Legion will be selling coffee and doughnuts.

Click below to listen to FULL newscast:

4-24-15 news

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

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Carpet Cleaning and Restoration on ‘The Hometown Home Show’ – with Andrew Ardolf of Carriage Cleaning Services

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:36am

Carriage Cleaning Services’ Andrew Ardolf shares carpet, tile and grout cleaning tips on this weeks ‘Hometown Home Show’. Carriage Cleaning Services serves the greater Southern Metro area, and would love to get your home in shape this spring!

For the full interview with Andrew click the link below:

Homeshow CCS Andrew

 

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ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Chris Koza and Arcadia 04/24/2015

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:04am

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes
singer, songwriter, composer Chris Koza from Minneapolis and arts coordinator Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and students from Arcadia Charter School in Northfield, Minnesota.

Click here to listen to the show! ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 04/25/2015

Chris Koza (chriskoza.com) and members of his band Rogue Valley (lostinroguevalley.com) have collaborated with Arcadia Charter School (arcadiacharterschool.org) students and staff during an arts residency to create an original arts production.

Chris Koza and Rogue Valley performance with
Arcadia Charter School   
Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
1719 Cannon Road in Northfield, Minnesota

music, dance, puppetry, poetry and video
Performance is free and open to the public

Read more on northfield.org from Jessica Paxton of All Wheel Drive on KYMN.

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Senator Kevin Dahle 4/24/15

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 9:00am

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Senator Kevin Dahle, from District 20 regarding current issues with the State Senate Sessions on 4/24/15

dahle042415

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DIY on ‘The Hometown Home Show’- Robert Stai Handyman Services

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:19pm

Preparing your house for the market? Have some spring projects on the to-do list? Join the conversation on this weeks Hometown Home Show. Tim & Paul talk to Robert Stai with Robert Stai Handyman Services about painting, tools, and more homeowner tips.

Listen to the full interview below:

Homeshow Robert Stai Handyman

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Going Green, on ‘The Hometown Home Show’ – All Energy Solar with Derek Meyers

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:08pm

Join Tim & Paul on today’s topic, solar energy, with Derek Meyers from All Energy Solar. For more information on solar opportunities for the home, or business visit allenergysolar.com.

For the full interview with Derek click the link below!

HomeShow All Energy Solar

 

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Today’s news update – Northfielders recycle and the City benefits!; Mayor praises NAFRS Chief Franek and Police Chief Nelson for their leadership; Rice County distracted driving numbers; Healthfinders invites you to their Gala After Party

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:02pm

Northfielders recycle and the City benefits!

Some good news from the Northfield City Council meeting was the presentation by DSI Sanitation.  Director of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Weist said that Northfielders recycled 1,221 tons in 2014.  That’s an increase of 18 tons from 2013.  He said “good work”.  Dick’s Sanitation shares a portion of the proceeds with the City.  Weist presented the City with a check for $15,873.  The council meets for a work session next week.  The agenda has not yet been set.

Mayor praises NAFRS Chief Franek and Police Chief Nelson for their leadership

The Mayor gave his State of the City address on Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Jesse James lanes.  He recapped last years accomplishments including the formation of NAFRS, the joint powers for the regional fire department.  He said under the leadership of Chief Gerry Franek, NAFRS is among the most efficient volunteer fire departments in the state and the transition between City run and a joint powers was “seamless”.  Graham also commented on the new Police Facility and praised Chief Monte Nelson for his leadership and noted the improved morale.  The Police department is also active in community programming.  Officers are working with TORCH students at the high school and with the Northfield ambulance service to create a combination Explorer Post program.  Graham reported that the City is in good financial shape with a 54% reserve, more than guidelines suggest and property values are stable.  There were upwards of 70 people in attendance and the meal was catered by the Quarterback Club.

Rice County distracted driving numbers

Last week law enforcement was on the lookout in particular for distracted driving.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn says they handed out 5 Inattentive Driving Warnings.  While that’s not many, he said next time they’ll put officers in unmarked cars.  Dunn told KYMN that’s not in an effort to hand out more citations but rather to promote safe driving behavior.  He added that it takes just a moment for a crash to happen and your life is changed forever.   Other numbers from last week include 16 equipment violation warnings, 9 seatbelt citations and 2 warnings, 4 Speeding citations with 31 folks getting a warning and 3 Driving after revocation/suspension  citations.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Rice County yesterday.  That ban has been lifted.

Healthfinders invites you to their Gala After Party

Healthfinders Collaborative is a community clinic established in 2005.   Executive Director Charlie Mandile was on Community Pharmacists Conversations with Jessica Astrup recently and explained that Healthfinders is known for their primary care.  They are staffed with doctors and nurses and just last year opened a dental facility.  In addition, they have a large wellness program and health advocates.  They’ve also recently joined forces with Sterling Drug for their medication assistance program.  Healthfinders Collaborative is holding their Gala Fundraiser this Saturday night at The Grand.  The theme is Rice County Proud and well they should be as the event has grown from a few dedicated community members to a sell out crowd of over 230 people.  The dinner is sold out but you’re invited to the After Party beginning at 9:30 p.m.  This portion is free and open to the public, with entertainment provided by Ile du Berceau – a gypsy jazz ensemble.

Click below to listen to FULL newscast:

4-23-15 news

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

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Community News: Northfield Tree Sale ends May 1st

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:50am

2015 Spring Tree Sale List

Sale Location:  1710 Riverview Drive (Street & Park Maintenance facility)
Payment:      Made at time of purchase and can be by cash or check

Sale ends May 1st, 2015

Planting date is May 16th, 2015     (Utilities locating done prior to planting)

Tree Size: Varies with species (Average is 1” to 1.5 calipers)

Variety   Cost Each  

Big Tooth Aspen $ 39.00

Red Splendor Pink Crab $ 69.00

Princeton Elm $ 59.00

Autumn Gold Ginkgo $ 69.00

Limelight Hydrangea Tree $ 79.00

Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac $ 69.00

Autumn Blaze Maple $ 39.00

Swamp White Oak $ 39.00

Tree are sold with no warranty

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Community News: Northfield Clean up days video

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:39am

The City of Northfield has posted a video with Streets and Parks Supervisor TJ Heinricy on Northfield’s Clean Up Days May 2nd and 9th!

Click HERE for a link to the video

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Community News: Northfield Arts Guild call for Directors 4/23/15

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:24am

Northfield Arts Guild Call for Directors

The Northfield Arts Guild is accepting applications for Directors for their 2015-16 “Americana” Theater Season which runs from October 2015 through August 2016. The Arts Guild is seeking Directors for the following plays: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams to be performed October 2-11, 2015; Winter Wonderettes created by Roger Bean to be performed December 11-20, 2015; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley to be performed April 8-17, 2016; and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang to be per-formed outdoors in Northfield’s Central Park June 17- 25, 2016.

Applications for directing must be submitted by May 8, 2015. When applying, specify why
you are interested in directing a particular show (or shows), and what makes you particularly
qualified to do so. Please include a resume of experience in support of your project and your
initial thoughts about staging the play. Keep in mind that the Northfield Arts Guild Theater’s
stage is relatively small and that you’ll be working with a small to moderate budget.

There is one copy of each script available for 24-hour checkout in the Northfield Arts Guild
office in the Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South, Northfield, MN 55057. Applica-
tions may be dropped off or sent to the same address. You may also e-mail your application to
theater@northfieldartsguild.org by May 8, 2015.

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | EMS Brian Edwards and NAFRS Mark Etzell 4/23/15

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:19am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Northfield Hospital EMS Manager Brian Edwards and NAFRS Mark Etzell on car safety and the Mock Crash scheduled for April 27th. 

Mock Crash

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Lions President Dan Christ 4/23/15

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:57am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Lions President Dan Christ about this Sunday’s pancake breakfast and what the Lions Club. 

Dan Christ lions

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | ED Terry – Randolph FFA 4-23-15

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:44am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Randolph FFA’s Ed Terry talks about the State Convention. 

Ed Terry 4-23-15

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Community News: The burning ban is back on LIFTED as of 8am 4/23/15

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:30pm

News Release

 

UPDATE:

Rice County Burning Ban Lifted –

April 23, 2015

The Burning restrictions in Rice County will be lifted due to the changing weather conditions effective at 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 23, 2015.    Please use caution and common sense when burning.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 Burning Ban – Effective Immediately – Rice County

April 22, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Rice County.  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 22nd  until further notice.    We appreciate your cooperation.

Sheriff Troy Dunn – Rice County Sheriff – 507-334-4391
Jim Wilson – MN DNR Forester – 507-333-2012 – ext. 223

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Community News: Spring truck weight restrictions end today for south/southeast and metro

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:22pm

Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end April 22 for
Minnesota’s South, Southeast and Metro frost zones, according to the Minnesota
Department of Transportation. There is one exception in the south zone. The spring truck
weight restrictions continue on Highway 277 between Glueck and Highway 40 because of
soil weakness.

Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the central, north-central and north frost zones.
Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as
weather conditions change.

The South Zone extends south from the southern limit of the Central Zone (US 12 –
Hennepin county line) to the Iowa state line and east to the Metro Zone and then a line
following and including Interstate 35. This zone includes Highway 19 along the southern
border of Scott County.

The Southeast Zone extends south from the southern limit of the Metro Zone along, but
not including, I-35 to the Iowa state line and east to the Wisconsin state line. This zone
includes Highway 19 along the southern border of Dakota County.

The Metro Zone (Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area) includes Anoka, Carver, Chisago,
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. This zone does not include
Highway 19 along the southern borders of Scott and Dakota counties.

The Central Zone extends south from the southern limit of the North-Central Zone (US 10
– Highway 210 – Highway 18 – I-35 – Highway 48 – Wisconsin state line) to a line
following and including US 12 from the South Dakota state line to the Hennepin County
line.

Road restriction maps showing the locations of weight-restricted routes and state highways
open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed at www.dot.state.mn.us/materials. Click
on “Seasonal Load Limits,” and then “Spring Load Restrictions” for the most up-to-date
information.

The information is also available by calling MnDOT’s 24-hour automated message center
at 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada or by calling 651-366-5400.

Middle-range overweight permits become available within each frost zone when spring
load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits become available within each
frost zone starting two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.

Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and
weather reports by dialing 511 or visiting www.511mn.org.

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Today’s news update – Fraught with conflict Council fails to vote on LDC

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:03pm

Fraught with controversy Council fails to vote

Once again tensions erupted as the Northfield City Council was scheduled to approve the 2nd reading of Councilor Pownell’s amendments to the Planning Commission’s recommendations for 7 changes to the C1 and C2 districts. On March 17th council voted 4 to 3 in favor of the changes with Councilor Pownell’s amendments.  Councilor DeLong has stated that the City’s Charter, our guiding document, demands written reasons why Council rejected the Planning Commission’s recommendations.  While searching the Charter for that information, Ludescher found, according to section 4.5, this type of ordinance change needs a 5/2 majority.  Last night attorney, Robert Scott, was brought in to give his opinion.  While he acknowledged that the Charter does require a 5/2 majority and that, 9 times out of 10, that is sufficient, he continued that this is a rare case where Charter is preempted by the Municipal Planning Act.  From that point forward Councilor Ludescher continued to struggle with Scott’s answer stating that the Charter is “our constitution”.  It’s “more important than comprehensive plan”.  Mayor Graham said he talked with other attorneys who have differing opinions.  He noted that the Charter voted unanimously and the Council had to vote unanimously to pass the 5/2 majority.  In the Motokazie case in Rice County a simple majority vote was appealed by the body.  Rice County said they needed a super majority and the court agreed.  With a motion was on the floor to approve the 2nd reading, the Mayor declared that the 4/3 vote of the 1st Reading did not pass and that he would refuse to sign the ordinance.  Things escalated  with Nakasian saying it was “an abortion of public process” to not let a decision happen.  Finally it erupted, Peterson White tried to push for a vote.  [listen to the podcast for all the voices shouting and whispering].  In short, Peterson White was called out of order, she then called the Mayor out of order and then Pownell called to adjourn, the vote was 5/2 to adjourn.  The video is posted on the City’s website at ci.northfield.mn.us.  Mayor Graham’s interview is on kymnradio.net.  Of note, according to the League of Minnesota Cities handbook, Chapter 4; 107 of the 852 cities in the State are Home Charter Rule, the rest are governed by State Statute.  Mayor Graham’s interview is online at kymnradio.net.

The major sticking point to Councilor Pownell’s amendments is her requirement that new buildings be a minimum of 2 story within the adjacent downtown district which includes Hwy 3.  Specifically builders are concerned with the stretch between St. Olaf Avenue and 8th street.  During the Council meeting last night, Mayor Graham pointed out that The Crossing has a P-U-D that allows them to build 1 story.  He then asked Pownell, in light of that information, can we compromise and pass 1 story and give incentives for 2 story.  She said she was willing to talk about complete streets, P-U-D’s and overlay but would not change direction at this point.  She also pointed out that the Planning Commission wasn’t diverse when they voted for the changes to the ordinance allowing 2 stories.  In an earlier interview she said that it’s strategic to expand downtown across Hwy 3 and compared Northfield to Minneapolis. She said, in part, people want a “liveable, walkable community” where they don’t need a car.  Some question how liveable certain areas would be with the railroad tracks at your back door and semi traffic on hwy 3 as your front door.  Graham wants this all to go back to a work session.  In the meantime, there are other city issues unattended.

 

The 2nd street reclamation project on the west side of Hwy 3 in Northfield will be getting underway soon.  City Engineer Dave Bennett said Phase 1 begins next week.  That construction will stretch from the RR tracks to Lincoln Street.

Click below to listen to FULL newscast:

4-22-15 news

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

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