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Wrapped up the week (and the month!) with an in-studio appearance by Liz & AJ of Wilkinson James, a FANTASTIC honky-tonk/Americana band headlining tonight’s installment of the annual MayFly Music Festival at The Contented Cow. Such a treat to have these guys swing by KYMN — and be sure to check out their delightful debut self-titled CD (produced by Ben Kyle!). Such great musicians and super sweet folks!
Card Cutter’s Daughter
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
All I Need
David E. Bennett, P.E.
Public Works Director
May 29, 2015
Skateboard Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
The City of Northfield is excited to announce commencement of construction for the Northfield Skateboard Park. On Wednesday June 3, 2015, at 4:00 PM, the public is invited to attend the formal groundbreaking of the Northfield Skateboard Park. This project was made possible by the hard work of numerous community groups and members; we look forward to seeing you out there.
Further inquiries may be directed to Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Today’s news update – Will the City stay in the Liquor Store business?; Nfld school district joining forces to better serve Special Education students; Coloring our world or at least The Raid; Care to clean? Talk to the NAG
The Northfield City Council held an initial discussion on whether they want to stay in the liquor store business and, if so, what to do with the current store. Mayor Graham said there are “lots of challenges” in the existing location adding that the manhours required in the small space far exceed what they would require in a larger store due to the configuration. The store isn’t ADA compliant either. Graham said the store brings $190,000 into the City’s General Fund every year. City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller said a new building could also serve as a catalyst for development while the current prime location could involve the EDA for further development. There’s $14,000 set aside for a market study.
Nfld school district joining forces to better serve Special Education students
Northfield School District has had a joint powers agreement with Faribault for 11 years to attend to the needs of special education students. The State has changed the statutes and they will not be able to operate past the 2015/16 school year. Superintendent Dr. Chris Richardson said they’re now looking at an option that includes 5 school districts joining forces to provide level 4 services in a single location. The purpose is to make it more efficient for students and be more effective with highly trained professionals to teach. The Board was presented with the idea this week. Richardson says there will be a year of planning and work before they look at actually opening a new site which would likely be in the Fall of 2016.
The 2015 Northfield High School graduation will take place Sunday at Memorial Field at 2pm. KYMN will be broadcasting the ceremony live on air and streaming at kymnradio.net.
Coloring our world or at least The Raid
Avery Swearer was a member of the Northfield Historical Society’s Scope program in 2009. She loved it and loves art and so was born the Northfield Raid Coloring Book. Two weeks ago the Carleton student presented her images to Executive Director Hayes Scriven. Bridgewater Elementary 3rd graders were invited to participate in a coloring contest for the Cover. Yesterday, as the kids were assembled in the museum for a tour, Scriven told them they all did an amazing job and they would each receive a book with their own cover. He then shared the runners up of the contest, Aly Panettiere and Tianna Foster to loud cheers. And the winner, Gavin Novotny, will have 300 books printed with his cover. The runners up received $10 each from the NHS Board
and the winner got $20. Each of the children were very surprised and thought it was really cool. Some of them planned to spend their money at the School Book Fair. Bob Will and family funded the printing. The images are a mix of Derk Hanson drawings in the collection, tracings Avery lifted from photographs and some of her own drawings. The Coloring books are now on sale at the Museum for $4.95. We have pictures on kymnradio.net of winner Gavin Novotny and the runners up Tianna Foster and Aly Panettiere.
Care to clean? Talk to the NAG
The Northfield Arts Guild is asking for volunteers to help them clean up the theater. Tomorrow they’ll be painting, doing yard work, fixing things, deep cleaning and getting the building ready to shine for next season. Show up dressed in work clothes any time from 9am to 2pm this Saturday and stay as long as you can. Food and refreshments will be provided. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com or call 507-645-8877.
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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 entrepreneur Bri Seeley to discuss her new book The Inspirational Woman Project.
Click here to listen to the show! ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination 05/29/2015
Bri Seeley is the creator of the movement and the book The Inspirational Woman Project, a leader and coach for The Feminine Key, a fashion designer, and a writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Northfield, Minnesota Bri now resides in Los Angeles.
Inspirational Woman Project book signings
Friday, May 29, 2015
4:00 – 5:30pm
Content Bookstore, 314 Division Street, Northfield, MN
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN
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Listen in while the guys chat with Amy Voight with the Landscape Division of Voight Home Improvements. Listen to the full interview in the link below. If you have additional questions or want Amy to visit your backyard visit her webpage here.
The Hometown Home Show airs every Friday at 11AM on 1080 KYMN Radio.
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BBB Advice on Handling Door-to-Door Solicitors
Burnsville, Minnesota – May 28, 2015 – Summer is almost here, and solicitors offering asphalt services and magazine subscriptions – among other products and services – will be making the rounds and may well wind up on your doorstep. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) reminds people to stay alert and have a plan in place when it comes to door-to-door solicitors.
Though many door-to-door salespeople operate honestly and represent reputable businesses, there are others who are looking only to make a sale and move on as quickly as possible. BBB recommends the following on how to handle door-to-door solicitors:
Ask for identification. A reputable seller will provide you with all the information you request, including ID and a business card.
Verify the individual and the company. If you are interested in a product or service, get everything in writing including price, contract duration and all other terms and conditions. Tell the salesperson you will check it out and get back to him or her. Then research the company yourself and contact them directly to verify the salesperson is an employee. Also, be sure to visit the
company’s BBB Business Review at bbb.org.
Inquire about licensing. Does your city require door-to-door salespeople to have a license? If so, have they secured their solicitor’s license?
Read the contract closely. Make sure you understand all the terms and conditions before signing on the dotted line.
Don’t be pressured. Watch out for high-pressure sales tactics and be aware that anything you sign could construe a contract.
Do the Math. Paying $30 to $40 per month for magazine subscriptions may not sound like much, but if the contract runs for two years – or longer – charges can add up fast. Make sure you have an idea of what the average subscription costs for any magazine that interests you. Most magazines have detachable postcards inside with some of the lowest rates available.
Know your rights. The Federal Trade Commission’s Three-Day Cooling-Off Rule gives the customer three days to cancel purchases over $25 that are made in their home or at a location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business. Along with a receipt, salespeople should also include a completed cancellation form that customers can send to the company to cancel the agreement. By law, the company must give customers a refund within 10 days of receiving the cancellation notice.
Listen carefully. Some unscrupulous door-to-door sellers will do everything they can to close a deal. Listen to their tone. Are they speaking more loudly as they get deeper into their sales pitch? Are they ignoring you despite your saying that you’re not interested? If so, find a way to end the conversation.
Stand strong. If you do allow a salesperson inside and decide during the presentation that you are not interested in making a purchase, simply ask them to leave. If the salesperson refuses to leave, tell them you will call the police – and follow through if they don’t leave immediately.
Steer clear of asphalt firms that say they have leftover asphalt from another job. A classic tactic of less-than-reputable asphalt firms is to tell consumers they have extra asphalt leftover for another job and will perform the work for a minimal cost. Professional asphalt contractors know, with
great accuracy, how much paving material is needed to complete a project. They rarely have leftover material. It’s also a good idea to get multiple estimates before choosing any contractor.
People who have issues with door-to-door solicitors can file a complaint with BBB at bbb.org, as well as with their local law enforcement, and state attorney General’s offices.
Media Contact: Dan Hendrickson, Communications Coordinator
651-695-2463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at bbb.org or 651-699-1111, toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.
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Local Nonprofit Connects Older Workers in Dakota County to Summer Job Opportunities
Alexandria, Minn. – There is good news for older residents of Dakota County needing help to reenter the workforce this summer. A local nonprofit has openings in a program that offers paid training and other services as a stepping stone to employment.
The Minnesota state office of Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization, operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program or SCSEP in 54 Minnesota counties, including Dakota. The program is available at no cost to eligible individuals and provides paid community service assignments at local and public nonprofit organizations, training, and job search help.
“The search for employment can be difficult or even overwhelming for many older workers,” says Nancy Hoffman interim state manager for Experience Works. “This is a great opportunity to build confidence, earn income, and gain valuable skills that respond to today’s job market.”
The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by Experience Works to provide a springboard to jobs with local employers. Applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, and meet additional income guidelines.
For more information, or to find out if you qualify call Experience Works toll-free 844-219-0060.
Today’s news update – Home Rule government vs State; Graham says they need to plan for the future with regard to Woodley Street; NHS/PEHS team up for History Hound walk; Reddy named Chamber Services Director
The City of Northfield voted in 1910 to adopt home rule government and define Northfield as a Charter city. Recently the Charter has come under scrutiny as it calls for a 5/7 vote of the council to pass ordinance changes yet State Statute requires just a simple majority. Mayor Graham and Councilors DeLong and Ludescher maintain that our Charter supersedes any state statute. City attorney Chris Hood has sided with State over Charter. Ludescher says Hoods opinion doesn’t matter and believes his role is to be to help Council reach an accord rather than “drive a wedge” between them. [Listen to the podcast for exact quotes]. He added that the citizens should know that our forefathers thought it a wise idea for Northfield citizens to rule themselves rather than allow the legislature to govern. I asked him his thoughts on changing to a statutory city… “Should we get rid of it simply because we don’t follow it? Should we get rid of the Constitution because our government doesn’t follow it?”. Moving forward, he says this Council, in his opinion, needs to take a step back and ask themselves why they’re on the Council. Is it to represent themselves or the citizens? He said they need to be less personal and talk about what they hope to accomplish not about how they can win. Mayor Graham has not signed the ordinance saying that changes to the LDC passed. You can view the City Charter on the City’s website at ci.northfield.mn.us and type in City Charter. The Charter Commission meets tonight at 6 in Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
Graham says they need to plan for the future with regard to Woodley Street
Mayor Graham weighed in this morning on this week’s council work session regarding Woodley Street. He said they need to plan for 20, 30 even 40 years into the future. This is a complete reconstruction for Woodley including utilities. Graham says the feasibility report is due June 23rd. Council needs to agree 6 of 7 for this to move forward in time to get the grant dollars available from the state. His interview is online at kymnradio.net.
NHS/PEHS team up for History Hound walk
The first ever History Hound Walk will take place this Saturday. The Northfield Historical Society is teaming up with Prairies Edge Humane Society to host some history on local houses while you walk your dog, your cat, your lizard or just yourself! Registration begins at 8:30 at Central Park. The tour will include the Nutting Home, built in 1888 and will offer some interesting stories of 11 sites around the neighborhood. There will be treats for humans and pets and raffle prizes too. Listen to NHS Executive Director Hayes Scriven all the events taking place for Northfield’s History Month
Reddy named Chamber Services Director
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced that they have hired Lindsay Reddy as the Northfield Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services. Reddy joins the Northfield Area Chamber, replacing Jane Pausch who resigned the position in early May to move to northern Wisconsin. Read more online at kymnradio.net
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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.
The Future of Care with show sponsor and CEO of Northfield Retirement Community, Kyle Nordine
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NORTHFIELD CHAMBER NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES
NORTHFIELD, MINN. May 27, 2015 — The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced that they have hired Lindsay Reddy as the Northfield Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services. Reddy joins the Northfield Area Chamber, replacing Jane Pausch who resigned the position in early May to move to northern Wisconsin.
A resident of Northfield, Reddy has previous Chamber experience, serving as an intern and the Communications Specialist for the Dakota County Region Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Reddy has been a small business owner, purchasing a Jack of All Trades Handyman franchise, which she owned over two years before selling the business.
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Todd Bornhauser said, “I am so excited to have Lindsay join our team here in Northfield. Her previous experiences both as a small business owner as well as working at a chamber will help enhance the organization and provide valuable resources for our members.”
Chamber Board Chair Beth Ayotte Naumann was extremely impressed with Reddy’s outgoing personality. “Lindsay will bring a lot of energy to the organization, and her personality will get members excited and motivated,” stated Naumann.
Reddy said she was excited to get back involved with the Chamber and community. “The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce was on my short list, and I was excited when the opportunity became available. I enjoy working with and helping businesses and Northfield is such a great community. The position was perfect for me. I am really looking forward to contributing to the Northfield Chamber and forming it into the best in Minnesota” commented Reddy. “I found the Chamber an invaluable part of running my business, and I want to make sure our members see the value of their membership feel that same way” stated Reddy.
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization that promotes the Northfield area and the local business community. The Chamber is comprised of local business and business-minded individuals who have banded together with one goal in mind: to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of the community.
For more information, please see the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & tourism website: www.northfieldchamber.com. Businesses and individuals interested in join the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to call at 507-645-5604.
Lindsay will be in the office tomorrow continuing her training, and her first official day will be Tuesday June 2, 2015.
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FROM: Sheriff Tim Leslie
Cell Phone: (651) 324-0866
DATE: March 26, 2015
RE: Creation of Citizen Advisory Board
Dakota County Sheriff Leslie is pleased to announce the creation of the Sheriff’s
first-ever Citizen Advisory Board. This board will meet regularly to discuss issues facing
the office and suggestions expressed by Dakota County’s citizenry. It is believed that the
open communication with this panel will serve to create additional transparency, as well
as strengthen and enhance the relationship between the office and the community.
Members of the panel at this time include:
Duane Fredrickson Eureka
Richard Fuller Eagan
Michael Johnson West St. Paul
Mike Kaess Eagan
Julie May Farmington
Bob McAdams Mendota Heights
Jim and Judy Misencik Lakeville
Linda Olson West St. Paul
Liz Petschel Mendota Heights
Paul Stevens Farmington
Bob Stowell Lakeville
John Tapper Rosemount
Ronald Williams Farmington
The Sheriff wishes to thank the above members of the panel for their service and
for their committment to ensuring we continue to provide quality policing to our county’s
If you have questions about the Citizen Advisory Board, you may contact the
Sheriff’s Office at (651) 438-4710.
Dakota County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook @DakotaMNSheriff on Twitter
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By John L. Fossum, Rice County Attorney
The weather has turned beautiful again in Minnesota, and it is important to remember to not be carried away by the long summer evening. As fun as it may be to have an evening summer drink, legal consequences and a loss of license from drinking and driving would ruin the evening.
Minnesota law prohibits driving with a blood alcohol of .08 or more. For many people, a single drink could make it difficult to properly judge distances or safely operate a vehicle. A first DWI conviction carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. In addition, there are civil penalties, including the loss of driving privileges for up to a year. A second offense, or refusing a test, ramps up the penalties to up to a year in jail, a $3,000 fine, and up to a two year suspension of driving privileges. A DWI remains on your driving record for at least 15 years.
In 2013 in Minnesota, 81 people died in traffic crashes involving impaired drivers, 2,300 people were injured in alcohol related crashes, and 25,719 people were arrested for DWI (which works out to an average of 70 per day). One out of seven Minnesota drivers has had at least one DWI.
We have a similar enforcement system for boating while intoxicated. BWI convictions could also cost you your right to drive in Minnesota, for a similar revocation period. Also, a refusal to take a BWI test could result in the same consequences as a refusal to take a DWI blood alcohol test.
Law enforcement will be out with extended patrols all summer to keep our roads and waterways safe. Keep yourself and your passengers safe as well by not driving a boat or a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol.
Call a cab, or a friend to give you a ride home. First Choice Shuttle offers sober rides home for $6 from most local establishments and they are available by calling 645-4447 in Northfield or 333-0090 in Faribault.
The Safe Roads Coalition created the Safe Ride program to help provide options to avoid DWIs. Choose the safe option and avoid bad consequences to a beautiful summer evening. Stay safe and don’t become a statistic.
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Today concludes our month long series on all things related to blood pressure on ‘Community Pharmacist Conversations’ with Jessica Astrup. Learn from Jessica about stroke and heart attack signs, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention. Listen for ‘Community Pharmacist Conversations’ every Tuesday right here on KYMN Radio.
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Today’s news update – Council leaning toward sidewalks for Woodley street; Dundas okays gambling at L&M, hiring a police officer and new camera systems; Councilor offers “politically neutral decision making process”
Every household within 350 feet of the Woodley St. project received notice of the construction, the meetings and a survey of what they wanted. Public Works Director Dave Bennett said last night that, of the 200 households, less than 50% responded. Staff recommended a 44 ft wide street, sidewalks on both sides, a bike lane and a parking lane that’s wider and shared on one side with bicycles. Bennett said they felt that accommodates neighbors and the community by being multi-modal, still gets the 44 foot wide County requirement and leaves parking. Council discussed options for just over an hour. Staff will hold another public meeting next Wednesday to share council input. This will need a 6 of 7 majority vote to move forward. It appeared that most councilors were in favor of sidewalks on both sides but they also seemed willing to compromise. This will come back to council for action in late June. Mayor Graham will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20.
Dundas okays gambling at L&M, hiring a police officer and new camera systems
The Dundas City Council met last night. City Administrator John McCarthy said they voted to allow gambling at the L&M bar. They have contingencies to work out yet with the Waterford Warriors who made the charitable gambling request. The Waterford Warriors are a snowmobile club that grooms many of the trails in the area. Proceeds from gambling will help them continue to do so. Dundas Council also approved hiring another full time police officer and upgrading their squad cameras from VHS to digital. The camera goes on as soon as the lights are on. Officers wear microphones which pick up sound even if they’re not in front of the camera. Dundas will purchase 2 systems. The cost is just over $4800 each plus installation. About ½ of the cost will be covered by forfeiture monies and the donation from Faribault Floor to Ceiling. McCarthy says the remainder is within the 2015 budget. His full interview is online at kymnradio.net.
Councilor offers “politically neutral decision making process”
City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller attended the Minnesota City Manager’s Association conference last week. This year’s theme was “Developing Human Capital; Know Thyself and Understand Others”. Among the sessions was Identifying and Reducing Biasness for Effective Governance . Haggenmiller then referenced Councilor Ludescher saying he’ll be excited by this as he has called for the creation and use of a “politically neutral decision making process.” Ludescher explained that he suggested to Nick, when the Northfield Council has controversial topics, to “run a matrix or decision making tree” whereby the final result isn’t decided before the end. [Listen to audio clip in podcast]. He was referring to the 1 versus 2 story building requirement in the Land Development Code that 4 of the councilors wanted. He added that those councilors already knew what they wanted to do before there was any discussion. He added that there were political views held prior to the whole process development of the LDC. Councilors Ludescher, DeLong and Mayor Graham still contend that the changes with Councilor Pownell’s amendments did not pass as they believe our City Charter which requires a supermajority vote, supersedes State Statute. We’ll have more on the question of our City’s governance coming up.
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For many out there blood pressure is an ongoing topic. Continue the conversation with pharmacist Jessica Astrup on today’s continued blood pressure series on ‘Community Pharmacist Conversations’.
Listen for ‘Community Pharmacist Conversations’ each Tuesday morning at 11am here on 1080AM KYMN.
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Tim Freeland, sitting in for Jeff Johnson, speaks with John McCarthy after last nights Dundas City Council Meeting, they discuss the agenda and other topics. Listen to the full interview….
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