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Today’s news update -Renewable Energy Standard; Rice County Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Lonsdale Homes; Rice County Master Gardeners Horticulture Day March 14
Renewable Energy Standard
Since 2007 Minnesota has become a leader in renewable energy. The state is currently on track to reach 25% renewable energy by 2025. A new bill introduced by Senator Dahle would raise that to 40% by 2030. Dahle states, “With the price of wind and solar going down, it is the right time to pass the bill.” Dahle carried a similar bill in years past, however never reached the Senate Committee. With more news and data available around renewable energy Dahle says, “We are hopeful we can keep the discussion going”. Listen to the full interview with Senator Dahle at kymnradio.net
Rice County Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Lonsdale Homes
Rice County Habitat for Humanity is dedicating two homes in Lonsdale. The dedication program will be held at 3PM March 1st, in Lonsdale. The public is invited to attend the short program, enjoy refreshments, and most importantly, welcome the families into their new homes. For more information about the Rice County Habitat for Humanity visit their website at habitatricecounty.org.
A Walk on the Wild Side… Rice County Master Gardeners Horticulture Day March 14, 2015
**Rice County Master Gardener Horticulture Day is March 14. Join Rice County Master Gardener Ann Sawyer as she explores the fascinating relationship between microbes and how you can maintain a healthy garden, and happy plants. Just one of four sessions you will discover during “A walk on the Wild Side” Rice County’s Master Gardeners Horticulture Day March 14. The day begins at 8:30 AM with registration and continental breakfast at the Buntrock Commons Building on the St. Olaf Campus. Registration deadline is March 6th. For more information contact the Rice County Extension Office at 507.332.6109.
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Today’s news update -State Representatives Bly, Vogel, & Dahle Public Meetings; Carleton College Ranks 2nd in Peace Corps Volunteers for 2014; Dakota County residents invited to public meeting concerning emerald ash borer.
State Representatives Public Meeting
Representative Bly, Vogel, and Dahle will appear at the Montgomery Public Library Saturday Morning 9AM, the Lonsdale Public Library 10:30AM, and the Northfield Public Library Meeting room at Noon. The public is invited to attend, ask questions and give input on the recent February Forecast. Minnesota’s projected surplus has jumped to $1.8 billion since the November forecast. Listen to the full interview with Senator Dahle at kymnradio.net.
Carleton College Ranks 2nd in Peace Corps Volunteers for 2014
Carleton College ranks 2nd in Peace Corps Volunteers for 2014. Carleton made it’s 4th consecutive appearance on Peace Corps annual list of top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities across the country. With their 17 alumni currently serving, Carleton was just behind 1st place Washington Gonzaga University. Carleton alum and Northfield graduate Paul Dimick is a health volunteer in Guatemala. Arriving in July 2014, he’s worked with his community to implement education programs and train local health staff. He said “Carleton does an exceptional job of opening students’ eyes to the wider world,”. Dimick knew that he wanted to work in a job that would help others, and said the Peace Corps was a natural and perfect fit.
Dakota County residents invited to public meeting concerning emerald ash borer
Residents in Dakota County are invited to a public meeting on Thursday, March 5 regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer in the county. An emergency quarantine was placed on the county in December upon the discovery. The quarantine limits the movement of ash trees, limbs, and hardwood firewood out of the county. Experts from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and other local, state, and federal partner agencies will be present at the meeting to answer questions. The public meeting will be held at the Eagan Municipal Center, Thursday March 5, from 6PM-7PM.
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News Update: Northfield City Council Receives their Storm Water Audit; Rice County Road Construction; The Northfield Area United Way Now Accepting Grants for 2015
Storm Water Audit
The Northfield City Council received their Storm Water Audit this week and it wasn’t perfect. The City is responsible for overseeing private construction projects which includes storm water runoff compliance, permit process and follow through. The City is now establishing steps to satisfy the State including adding a project manager to help facilitate the transitions, and hiring an engineering tech position.They will then pass a resolution stating the city council supports these changes. The new Public Works Director Dave Bennett is implementing the changes and is ultimately responsible. Mayor Graham said this should also make it easier for builders.
Rice County Road ConstructionRoad Construction priorities were the topic of discussion at the last city council work session. Rice County Commissioner Galen Malecha introduced a number of county road project scheduled for the next ten years. Projects coming in 2016 include the Woodley Street project. The project went before the city council in early February where the scope of the project was approved. On the agenda for 2018, re-paving a segment of highway on County Road 1 between 246 and HWY 3. Construction includes upgrading to the new 10 ton road limits. Implementing new road limits will make it easier for heavier vehicles, trucks and Ag equipment to keep from having to take back roads. Northfield Area United Way Accepting 2015 Grants The 2015 Northfield Area United Way’s grant application process is now underway. NAUW is taking applications from registered non-profits providing health and human services to residents in the Northfield area which includes Dundas, Dennison, Webster and more. Completed applications are due March 20th. For more information visit northfieldunitedway.org. The NAUW grants more than $300,000 to area non-profits. Click the link below to listen to the newscast: http://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/News-Feb-27_01.mp3
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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 first in the ArtZany! Radio studio Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra musicians Clark Ohnesorge and Philip Peterson. The CVRO concert is Sunday, 8 March. Next, Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha tells us about BUZZ, a children’s musical about autism and the performance on Friday, 27 February to benefit the Northfield Arts Guild A+ Art Club.
Click here to listen to the show!ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 02/27/2015
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, 35th year
Paul Niemisto, founder and conductor
Folk Musicians Molly Mason and Jay Ungar
Sun, March 8, 3:30 PM, Cannon Falls High School Auditorium
One performance only.
Harvest Home Suite
John Williams “Cowboys” Overture
Suggested donation $25/ $10 for students and children
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene. They are performers, composers and teachers specializing in 19th and 20th century American folk songs and dance music with an emphasis on fiddle styles and music of the Civil War. They are partners in the Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps, a world-renowned destination for enthusiasts of American music and dance traditions
They are most known for their tune “Ashokan Farewell” which was selected as the main theme of Ken Burns’ landmark PBS documentary The Civil War. The tune is now considered an American “folk” classic and is played by fiddlers and classical musicians worldwide.
In addition to the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra concert on Sunday afternoon, they will perform on Monday, 9 March in the Harmony for Mayo music series in Rochester, Minnesota and then that evening will play at the Eagles’ Club in Minneapolis with Jumbo Ya Ya.
A+ Art Club Autism and the Arts Fundraiser
A+ Art Club, as part of the Northfield Arts Guild will be presenting the children’s musical BUZZ as part of scholarship fundraiser for A+ club members. The concept of BUZZ came out of a personal experience with autism by sisters Michelle and Sara Pillatzki.
“My sister and I wanted to write something that would be good for children that addressed some of the issues facing those on the spectrum, and so BUZZ was born.” BUZZ tells the story of Benny Bee, a young bee who is different than all of the other bees in the hive. Through the help of his best friend Bailey, and the guidance of a wise teacher, Benny learns how to communicate with his peers in a way that makes sense to him – through movement. All of the other bees learn that what makes us unique, makes us special too and learn to understand Benny and a little bit about inclusivity. BUZZ was written by Michelle Pillatzki, Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha and Lauren Mikael Webber. BUZZ has previously been presented as part of children’s theater tour at Min- nesota State University Mankato and at Therapy Center Stage in Waco, TX.
Northfield High School Theater
Friday, February 27th at 7pm
While this is show for children, it is fun for the whole family. All tickets will be Pay What You Can and A+ Club Members will be passing the hat before and after the presentation. All proceeds will go to support the club members of the A+ Art Club. For more about the Northfield Arts Guild and the A+ Art Club visit us on the web at www.northfieldartsguild.org.
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Broadcast on KYMN every Thursday from 11-11:30am. Ready or not, you’re a caregiver and Kari can help. This weekly program will help arm the average “boomer” with valuable help on getting the proper care for and reconnect with your aging parents.http://katybutler.com/site/knocking-on-heavens-door/ LINK: Blog, “Dying Gone Haywire” (http://kariberit.net/dying-gone-haywire/)
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Today’s news update – February 26, 2015 | Farmington High School Student Pleads Guilty in Hazing Incident
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Today’s news update – PFM saving the City thousands; Dundas discusses CSAH 1reconstruction; Nfld School Board hears report on Master Facilities Plan and ok’s 2015/16 calendar
Last night was the first official update from The PFM Group to the Northfield City Council. They are the new investment management company hired last year by Council after seeing high costs associated with the previous firm, Wells Fargo. Mayor Graham said they are doing well and are also saving the City $15,000 a year in annual fees. The City has $20 million in investment management. Minnesota has very conservative laws on what City’s can do with public money. The City has posted the video on their website and Mayor Graham’s interview is on kymnradio.net.
Dundas discusses CSAH 1 reconstruction
The Dundas City council discussed the County State Aid highway 1 reconstruction project. Mayor Glenn Switzer said it’s the stretch from Hwy 3 to Hwy 346. He commented on where the process is now by saying that they are scoping the project, going over design and getting to all the key stakeholders within the route. It’s challenging as the road connects to state highways on each end; the Cities of Dundas and Northfield and Bridgewater Township with many businesses and developments along the way. Switzer added that it will stay 2 lane but with a full shoulder. He said it’s important to keep the area’s agriculture in mind. There are approximately 4 to 7,000 vehicles traveling there each day including ag equipment. Switzer said when they build out a road now, they factor in 10 ton equipment. The $4.5 million project is set to begin in 2018.
Nfld School Board hears report on Master Facilities Plan and ok’s 2015/16 calendar
The Northfield School District has been studying their master facilities plan for a year. ATS&R did an audit of the facilities that included several angles such as future enrollment and new teaching techniques. After numerous meetings conducted by Superintendent Chris Richardson and Director of Administrative Services Matt Hillman with staff, parents and interested parties, ATS&R deciphered the information and shared with the Board. This week they heard two approaches for the next steps. The first one, called an Independent Action Approach, Hillman likened to an ala carte approach and offered many potential solutions including anything from controlled entrances to small additions, gym space at HS and orchestra addition. The interdependent approach looks at building a new elementary school and then repurposes Greenvale as a pre-school. It is more long term. There are many pieces to this puzzle and they are a long way from making any decisions. For more detail listen to Hillman’s interview on kymnradio.net. The Board approved the 2015/16 school calendar. With Labor Day the latest it can possibly be this year, school starts on September 8th and will go through June 8th of 2016.
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Jeff Johnson speaks with State Rep. David Bly (District 2oB), regarding last weeks Legislative Session.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today’s news update – Northfield man acquitted in domestic abuse of child; Middle School Principal cancels MOA stop; Beyond the Yellow Ribbon event; Randolph FFA one of largest chapters
A Northfield man was acquitted of all charges in the abuse of his baby girl. 27 year old Theodore Cornelius Berg was charged with 1st degree and 3rd degree assault to a child under 4. In December of 2013, a Rice County social worker reported possible child abuse to the Northfield police department after a local emergency room reported it. Berg and the child’s mother brought the baby in as she wasn’t breathing. Medical personnel reported the girl had no heartbeat and they couldn’t obtain and airway. They worked to resuscitate her but she was flown to Childrens Hospital. According to the criminal complaint, the baby had severe head trauma and multiple bruises as well as numerous other non-accidental injuries. It further states that the injuries were not caused by CPR efforts. Police spoke to both parents. Berg eventually told the investigator that he had become frustrated with the fussy baby and he thought he might have caused the injuries. The Northfield News reports that Berg’s attorney Deborah Ellis said the police put words in his mouth and the baby was brought in due to choking and that medical staff worked for an hour and a half to resuscitate her leading to believe that the injuries occurred during that time. Rice County Attorney John Fossum told the News there were two good lawyers who tried the case and were very well-prepared. “The jury apparently decided that we didn’t meet our burden of proof,” said Fossum. Ellis said the child suffered a brain injury due to lack of oxygen and is a little behind in her milestones but doing remarkably well.
Middle School Principal cancels MOA stop
Northfield Middle School Principal Greg Gelineau chose to cancel the 8th grade band Trip’s planned stop at the Mall of America. In a letter to parents he wrote: Students will return to the middle school and attend their afternoon class. The safety of our students is always our number one priority and we do not feel given the recent information that has come out that visiting the Mall at this time is in the best interest of our students, families and staff. Orono middle school also cancelled their planned trip. Officials maintain that there is no credible threat to the mega mall.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon event
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a network of people and organizations that get together to support our veterans and their families. Mayor Graham is working to get Northfield on board as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community. Sgt. First Class Kris Nelson said they provide all manner of support from assisting after a fire to fixing a car to getting mental health help. He said one of the perks of being in the network is that they can leverage everyone in the state to get the help that’s needed. They also offer help to families of those deployed such as cleaning out the gutters, raking leaves and trimming shrubs. Northfield will kick off a community event on Monday evening, March 2nd from 6 to 8:30 at the Armory. The public is invited to attend, learn more about the network and find ways that you might be able to help. Listen to the full interview with Nelson and organizer Virginia Kaczmarek on our website kymnradio.net.
Randolph’s FFA one of largest chapters in the state
It’s National FFA week and Randolph’s FFA Advisor Ed Terry says their theme this year is “Go All Out” with a sub theme “some people dream of success, we work hard to achieve”. And work hard they do. They hosted a breakfast for teachers this morning and on Wednesday they’ll hold the Ag Olympics for grades 7 through 12. Some games include a peddle tractor pull, hand corn shelling and cow milking. On Thursday 8 members will go to the Capital to meet with legislators. Terry says the FFA is all about opportunities for the kids!
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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Glenn Switzer sits in for Dundas City Adm John McCarthy 2/24/15
Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Glenn Switzer who sat in for John McCarthy after last nights Dundas City Council Meeting, they discuss the agenda and other topics. Listen to the full interview….
Dr. Richardson normally talks with Jeff Johnson about topics from last nights School Board Meeting. Matt Hillman, Director of Administrative Services, sits in for Dr. Richardson. Listen to the full interview….
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On Saturday afternoon Rice Co. Deputies, Faribault police and North Ambulance were dispatched to a personal injury accident near the French Lake public access in Wells Township. A vehicle had struck a tree and was upside down. There were 3 people inside, all adult males and all believed to be unbelted. The three were taken to District One Hospital and later flown out to regional hospitals with serious injuries. Alcohol is believe to be a contributing factor, however, the crash remains under investigation.
The occupants were identified as:
Driver – Pat Kline, 44, Faribault
Passenger – Tyler Headline, 23, Faribault
Passenger – Luke Spartz, 23, Faribault
Upon investigation, the vehicle had been westbound on 177th st. and lost control, entered ditch and rolled over into a tree. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and alcohol was present at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Rice County Sheriff’s Office.Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5
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Today’s news update – Nfld Hosp. CFO let go; Dahle says dems taking action on MN Sure; Dundas to decide on 115th st maintenance; Bridgewater Township holding solar meeting
Tim Gronseth received his walking papers Thursday afternoon. Gronseth was the CFO of Northfield Hospital and Clinics since 2010. Media communications Director Scott Richardson would not comment except to say that it was “strictly a personnel matter”. Human Resources cleared out his desk on Friday as employees were notified that morning. Richardson said the search firm, B.E.Smith, has been retained to look for a new Chief Financial Officer. In the meantime they will supply an interim for up to 12 weeks.
Dahle says dems taking action on MN Sure
The audit on MN Sure was released last week and it wasn’t pretty. District 20 Senator Kevin Dahle said the first planning grants were available in 2010 when Pawlenty was Governor. He said nothing was done for 2 years until 2012. When the democrats decided something needed to be done before having no choice in getting on board with the Federal program. They had 2 months to put something together. He said timing was one problem and the other was the governing body. Dahle says a bill sponsored by District 11 Senator Lourey changes the governing body from a Board that meets every few weeks to an agency that will be available around the clock. The bill has 4 more committees to get through but he believes they’re on the right track.
Dundas to decide on 115th st maintenance
The Dundas City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock. Bridgewater township requested Dundas increase their maintenance of 115th street. Council will hear from the Public Works committee. They’re recommending the City pay up to $8200 to repair a ½ mile stretch within the City limits. The Council will also consider a resolution regarding the County Road 1 project and increased wages for some City workers. City Administrator John McCarthy will be in studio tomorrow morning at 8:45.
Bridgewater Township holding solar meeting
Bridgewater Township is holding an information meeting on solar and alternative energy options for township residents and surrounding townships on Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Bridgewater Town Hall in Dundas. Steele-Waseca Rural Electric Cooperative has launched a community solar program for its members. The Coop’s Distribution System Engineer, Kristi Robinson, will talk about the research they’ve engaged in to put solar on its grid, and the possibilities for a Phase 2 solar initiative. Bridgewater Township Supervisor Kathleen Doran-Norton said they signed a joint powers agreement to provide farmers and rural business owners alternate funding for energy efficiency and alternate energy through the MN PACE program. Bridgewater also includes Xcel energy users.
The Northfield School Board meets tonight. Included in their agenda is a report on the District Master Facilities Plan and a vote on the School Calendar for 2015/16. Superintendent Chris Richardson will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20.
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On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Nancy Soth, a local woman with a flair for finding the obscure or making it up! Her latest book, “A Field Guide to Northfield” is not your average field guide. I asked her why the name… you’ll have to listen to the interview for her answer but it does involve an eagle mask.
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Singer-songwriter Holly Henry joins All-Wheel Drive to talk about her music, get us up to date on new developments in her career, and, of course, sing.
Jessica Paxton hosts the 4-6pm hours filling them with eclectic music, news and local info.