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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Nicki Kelly and Vanessa Eng 10/23/14

2 hours 59 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with Hope Center‘s Nicki Kelly and Rice County Attorney’s Vanessa Eng about Domestic Violence Month. 

Domestic Violence Awareness

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Representative David Bly 10/22/14

5 hours 48 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Rep. David Bly (District 2oB), regarding his re-election.  Dan Matajcek is the opponent on the ballot, however, he has withdrawn from the race.

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Today’s news update – Jensen gets 57 months

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:33pm

Jensen gets 57 months

In a case that rocked a Northfield neighborhood, Matthew David Jensen, of Northfield, was sentenced today in Rice County District court for 6 felonies and a gross misdemeanor in connection with 2 burglaries where 3 family dogs were killed. In court in September, he told Judge Neuville that an acquaintance is the one that killed the dogs in the first home invasion but that he’d encouraged it.  He called this acquaintance “Jay”.  Jensen admitted killing the 3rd dog in another break-in.  Police Chief Monte Nelson said he was pleased that Jensen will serve nearly 5 years.  Listen to the 3pm and 5pm news for more on the story.

 

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

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Welcome to Wellness with Dan Corbett – Heartburn

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:33pm

 

Broadcast on KYMN every Wednesday from 12:10-12:15 pm. Dr. Dan Corbett talks with body work expert Susan Herder about alternative methods of treating heartburn.  Dan is a chiropractor in Northfield at Corbett Chiropractic & Health Enhancement.

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Today’s news update – Council Chamber walls echo whoops and hollers after Library expansion vote; Water Patrol gets suited up; Giving at The Grand is opportunity for Non-profits

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:02pm

Chambers breaks into applause after Library expansion vote

After years of languishing in limbo, it looks like the Library is going to get it’s expansion.  Last night the Northfield City Council approved the predesign and additional funds to bring the building up to code.  Mayor Graham asked Building inspector Jim Kessler if some of the code items could be grandfathered in.  In a word “no”.  Graham had said he would not vote to give them a penny more than $1 million but made an exception for the $262,000 to bring the building up to code as that’s a necessity the City should pay for.  City Administrator Hagenmiller added that there’s a permitted use for TIF 4 district money of about $54,000 for things like landscaping.  The Council also chose to front the Library $250,000 to allow them more time to fundraise. Finance Director Melanie Schlomann told council that the City has a plan in place, a separate account that will allow them to “front” that money for 3 years and also to allow them to accept the donations.  Graham asked Library director Teresa Jensen if she thought they’d have any problem raising the rest of the money, she emphatically said “no”.  Support for the project has been overwhelming as Councilors were flooded with emails and by the number of people who spoke during the public comment period.   At one point Councilor Pownell wanted to “take the temperature” of council about giving the Library another $100,000 citing the Library as a City service.  Graham felt it was complicating the process.  After some back and forth, that was never put into amendment form.  Council voted 6 to 0 with Suzie Nakasian absent.  The estimated for the project is $2.1 million with a 10% contingency included.  With the money committed by the City and the Library’s fundraising they have $1.9 million.  Mayor Graham’s interview this morning is posted online at kymnradio.net.

Water Patrol gets suited up

With 22 lakes and rivers that run through it, the Rice County Sheriff’s department received grant funding through the Minnesota DNR and County Commissioners were quick to allow them to accept it.  Sheriff Troy Dunn said they’ll receive $12,552 for the Water Patrol to purchase dry suits and float coats.  Dunn had put the items in his budget because of the importance of the equipment.  Now with the grant, one of the Commissioners asked “can we reduce your budget” [laughs] Dunn replied that he did reduce it some.  Dunn said they have tried for years to receive the grant and are pleased to finally get the opportunity.

Giving at The Grand is opportunity for Non-profits

Northfield Gives at the Grand will be held again this year in conjunction with Give to the Max Day, November 13th from 5-9 pm at the Grand Event Center.  Organizers of the event want area non-profits to know that there is still room available to participate at the event.  The cost for the non-profit to participate is $50, which gets you a 4 foot table space.  Each non-profit must provide their own laptop and a person to man the table as well as have an on line donation page set up with GiveMN. They have space for 28 and right now they have 20.   If your non-profit would like to participate please email beth@crwp.net by October 31st.  

The event is a celebration of giving for the Northfield community and a place for area non-profits to raise funds all in one location! Last year 20 area non-profits were present and collected donations for their various organizations totaling over $100,000.  Donors can enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while they support local non-profits.  From 7-9 pm the Bohemian Duo, featuring Chad Johnson and Russel Franek will provide music.  Admission is free to donors as long as they make at least a $10 donation to a Northfield Area non profit onsite or have already done so earlier in the day on line.  Each donation to a non-profit at the event enters that non-profit into drawings to win “Golden tickets” valued at $500, $1000 or a $10,000 final drawing, every donation counts!

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 10/22/14

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:04am

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

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Today’s news update – St. Olaf telephone SOLD; Grant money for High school sports; Preliminary layout for pedestrian crossing heads to MnDot for approval; Library expansion project approval on Council agenda

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:02pm

St. Olaf telephone SOLD

After having been tentatively sold to Arvig and placed in the middle of a battle at City Hall between Jaguar and Arvig, St. Olaf Telephone Company has been sold to Jaguar, the company who eventually won the contract with the City of Northfield.  Customers were notified via email on Friday.  In a phone call with Accounts Manager, Carol Roecklein (reck line) she said that while the agreement’s been signed they are awaiting approval from the FCC and the PUC which could be 60 to 90 days.  She did remark that it will likely be sooner rather than later.  St. Olaf CFO, Jan Hanson, repeated the 2 reasons the college is getting out of the phone business;  the new technology would require a large investment and the core mission of St. Olaf is education not running a phone company. She would not disclose terms of the agreement but said that Jaguar started courting the local telephone company soon after they won the City contract and Arvig backed out.  Roecklein and Hanson both said there’s talk of Jaguar opening a storefront here in Northfield.

Grant money for High school sports

The Northfield School Board approved participation in the State High school league foundation grant program.  They get dollars from the League to help support activities fees for students who might not otherwise be able to.  Superintendent Chris Richardson said last year 130 students were able to take advantage of the funding.  While the High School League helps fund student activities, the Booster Club also generously supports athletic programs.

Preliminary layout for pedestrian crossing heads to MnDot for approval

The preliminary layout for the pedestrian improvements at the intersection of TH 3 and Third Street has been forwarded to MnDOT District 6’s staff for review. The design should be completed in time for construction in 2015, if the Council votes it through. This would have to be an addition to the 2015 CIP and could potentially be done in conjunction with Second Street.  That project’s price has escalated.  Based on a more detailed analysis,, the estimated cost has increased because additional reconstruction is recommended. The current estimated cost is $3.2 million. City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller says this far exceeds the CIP allotted amount. As a result it is recommended that the project be split into two phases.  This will be on Council’s November 10th meeting agenda to accept the feasibility report and a public improvement hearing will be set for December 2nd.

Library expansion project approval on Council agenda

The Northfield City Council meets tonight.  There are 2 public hearings.  One for the Riverview Industrial Park Street reclamation and the other or order plans and specs for the project.  On the regular agenda is just one item, the Library expansion project.  Last week during the work session Library Director Teresa Jensen asked for more money.  Specifically $262,000 for building improvements to get it up to code.  That’s above the $1 million council agreed to.  They’re also asking for the City to front them $250,000 to be paid back into the General Fund over a multi-year time period.  The meetings are now streamed through the City’s meeting portal.  Mayor Graham will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 to discuss the meeting.

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10-21-14 news

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

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Suzie Nakasian 10/21/14

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:01am

As part of our Election Series, Jeff Johnson speaks with Suzie Nakasian, current Ward 1 Councilor.  She is up for re-election.  Her challenger is Joe Gasior.   This is not a debate format.  However the League of Women Voters will be holding a debate October 23rd at City Hall – we will stream the meeting as will City Hall.  It starts at 6pm with Rhonda Pownell and Dale Gehring.  Nakasian and Gasior will debate at 7pm.

 

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Steve Sviggum

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:21pm

Former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum drops in to talk politics, farming, and growing up in the Kenyon area.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Rich Larson

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Rich Larson, editor of SouthernMinn Scene, talks about his early days growing up in Mankato and arriving in Northfield in the late 1980’s.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Today’s news update – HRA has plans to cross Hwy 3 for revitalization; School officials hold meetings on facilities; 219 Water to be demolished soon

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02pm

HRA has plans to cross Hwy 3 for revitalization

Community Development Coordinator Michele Merxbauer presented to Council last week regarding the HRA’s work plan and levy.  They’ll see an increase of $10,000 due to property values having increased not because they raised the levy.  She said one area of focus includes the neighborhood revitalization program which will be in it’s 3rd year.  They have submitted to the State for grant funding and it looks like they’ll get their full request which is the first time.  They should know by the end of October or early November.  In 2015 they plan on crossing Hwy 3 and focusing on the Cherry Park area around St. Olaf Hill.  It would include from “Spring and Linden to Manitou and  Forest and 3rd up to Greenvale”.  Their goal is to revitalize 5 neighborhoods by 2017.  Another goal is to look into the addition of senior housing.

School officials hold meetings on facilities

The Northfield School Board listened to more on the Facilities Master Plan.  They’ve moved through several stages and now are talking with staff and to the community about what they see are important needs.    Superintendent Chris Richardson and HR and Technology Director Matt Hillman are in the process of wrapping up 18 listening sessions with staff in each of the buildings.  Now they’re starting meetings with the parents.  There are 3 key questions they’re asking, what’s going right with the buildings and what’s not going so well with the building.  There are continued concerns over security, parking and congestion at drop off and pickup times.  Space for storage and room for small group meetings.  Some buildings need more natural light as well.  The 3rd category they call their “magic wand” category.  “If you could have anything you wanted for the building, what would it be?”  Richardson said all of the older buildings have more issues but they’re in good shape.  He added that he’s excited to meet with high school students coming up too.  Senator Dahle is working on legislation for 2015 to find funding for School Facilities.

219 Water to be demolished soon

Crews removed Asbestos from the now City-owned property at 219 Water Street, the former Fink barbershop.  After the waste removal and air quality report American Excavating will start demolition of the building which should be down by mid-November.  Staff is preparing some options for council consideration on what to do with the space.  Previous discussions included working something out with the Pitsavas family for outdoor dining.

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Marsha Kitchel

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:43am

Artist Marsha Kitchel talks her artwork and making a living as a professional artist.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Community News: NTV’s Paul Hager moderates Beaumaster/Fossum Forum 10/16/14

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:20am

NTV’s Paul Hager moderated a forum between current Rice County Attorney Paul Beaumaster and challenger John Fossum at The Contented Cow on 10/16/14.  The program was filmed and aired on NTV as well. 

 

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15 with the Author | ‘Glimpsing Heaven’ by Judy Bachrach 10/20/14

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:05am

What happens when we die?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Judy Bachrach author of “Glimpsing Heaven – the stories and science of Life after Death”.  Over six years, Bachrach conducted numerous interviews in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with cardiologists, emergency room physicians, brain surgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, hospital nurses and neurologists, all of whom came to the same conclusion: For many, death does not signal the end of thought or the end of experience. We know this because of the miracle of CPR: These days, people are coming back to life in record numbers. But what many of us do not know, or believe, is that the returning dead are coming back with memories after death. These memories are, in many instances, verifiable and chillingly accurate.  A fascinating book and interview!  Judy encourages anyone who’s experienced life after death to email her at judy@judybachrach.com

 

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Glimpsing Heaven – Judy Bachrach

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Jeannie Calvit w/Mike Lemming

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:28am

Jeannie Calvit is the founder and Executive ArtisticDirector of Interactive Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, an art center for people with disabilities.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd | Football Recap, Summary of Week That Was

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:39am

Dusty Budd chats with local high school players and coaches as he wraps up the week in Raider sports. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.
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Welcome to Wellness with Dan Corbett – Susan Herder

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:32pm

Dan is a chiropractor in Northfield at Corbett Chiropractic & Health Enhancement.

Here is an introduction with body worker Susan Herder.

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Community News: Northfield Hospital takes precautionary measures

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:23pm

Oct. 16, 2014
To: All Media
From: Scott Richardson, Director of Community Relations, Northfield Hospital & Clinics

Regarding: Ebola precautions

Hospital takes precautionary measures

The safety of patients and staff is Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ first priority as it joins hospitals across the
country in taking precautionary measures in the event an Ebola case is identified in the community.
While public health officials work to better understand the Ebola virus and to refine the most effective
prevention and care protocols, Northfield Hospital is adapting its protocols to be ready should a patient
present with Ebola-like symptoms.

As a precautionary measure, those who have certain symptoms and have traveled internationally in the
last 30 days are advised to bypass their physician’s clinic and go directly to the hospital Emergency
Department. The symptoms are: fever, muscle pain, stomach pain, headache, vomiting or diarrhea. Local
health officials stress that it is difficult to contract Ebola unless you have direct contact with someone
who is sick with the virus. The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with a victim’s body fluids, i.e.
blood, vomit, waste or saliva. There is currently no immunization for the Ebola disease.

“Unless you have traveled to the West African countries in the last 30 days, it is highly unlikely you would
contract the disease,” said Jeff Meland, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Northfield Hospital & Clinics. “And
yet we live in an interconnected world. We need to be vigilant and prepared should a case present
itself.”

Should a patient present with Ebola-like symptoms and meets the travel condition, they would be
transferred for more specialized care to a facility with a larger laboratory for specific tests and with
access to an intensive care unit, said Andy Yurek, Safety Officer at Northfield Hospital & Clinics.

For more information on the Ebola virus, go to Minnesota Department of Health’s website

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Today’s news update – The ACC wants cash and clout; Matajcek won’t make it; Signs of times old and new; Police Open House

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:02pm

The ACC wants cash and clout

The Arts and Culture Commission gave a presentation to Northfield Council this week.  Chair Philip Spensley gave a comprehensive report of their activities and goals for 2015.  Among the popular Sidewalk Poetry and Poetry in a Pocket programs, the ACC wants to create a Northfield Poet Laureate.  Spensley said they’re also exploring a Poet Lariat – Cowboy poetry during DJJD.  They’ve been asked to partner with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership to create sculptures of some of the garbage items pulled from the Cannon River.  Spensley added that they want Council to place a priority on public art.  They want to be consulted early in City projects and have representation in the planning process of those projects.  Mayor Graham added that they have asked for $5,000 yearly for a fund for public art and $20,000 into a grant matching fund.  Generally non-statutory boards are not funded that way.  Councilor Zweifel added that she’d like a broader conversation on funding because a small amount, even $5,000, gives them leverage when securing grants.  She reiterated the conversation would include all the boards and commissions.  Administrator Haggenmiller said, because they are advisory boards, they aren’t typically funded that way but they can look at it. The ACC has applied for 5 grants this year, one they did not get and the other 4 are still in play.

Matajcek won’t make it

The race just got even easier for District 20B Representative David Bly.  GOP endorsed Dan Matjcek will not run.  Rice County Republicans representative Bron Scherer said he can’t officially withdraw as the deadline was June 5th.  His name will be on the ballot but he’s not campaigning.  Technically people can vote for him but it would be a long shot for him to win.  The GOP endorsed Matejcek in May.  Scherer said he has been dealing with personal issues and they wanted to give him some leeway over the summer to sort through it but, in the end, he’s chosen not to campaign.  As for a write-in candidate Scherer says they don’t have anyone and will concentrate their efforts on the other races.

Signs of times old and new

Dundas council authorized the purchase of new signs for the Mill Towns Trail kiosk.  The signs are substantially different than they started out as but City Administrator John McCarthy is pleased with how they’ve turned out, filled with historical information well researched by a number of local folks.  The cost is about $3,000 for this sign panel and frame.  Overall it will cost about $10,000 for all the signage.

Police open their doors to the Public

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson is inviting the public to their Open House!  The new police facility on Riverview Drive has been a long time coming but is now ready to show off to the community next Thursday afternoon, October 23rd from 4:30 to 6:30.  Nelson said at 4:30 the American Legion will host a flag raising and dedication ceremony.  They’ll hoist a flag that flew over a post in Afghanistan.  After that the building will be open to tour.  Staff and officers will be on hand to talk with the public about the building and answer questions.  They’ll have some light refreshments available and KYMN will be broadcasting live from the new station.

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Community News: HCI announces 2014 video contest winner

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:00am

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 HCI youth video PSA contest! The video that received the most votes was “What Inspires Me” by Carrie King, a ninth-grader at Arcadia Charter School. She will receive $200. Congratulations, Carrie!

The two other finalists will each receive $100. They are: Brynn Artley, a 10th-grader at Northfield High School, “We Belong to Each Other”; and Samuel Temple, an eighth-grader at Northfield Middle School, “Our Fearful Trip is Done.”

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the voting. We’d also like to thank all of the youth who took the time to create and submit videos to the contest. You inspired us with your stories and your talent!

If you would like to watch the three finalist videos again, visit the contest page.

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