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All-Wheel Drive/July 23

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:32pm

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

Playlist:


Stevie Wonder/You Haven’t Done Nothin’
Chaka Khan/I Feel For You
Anthony Hamilton/Sista Big Bones
Them/Here Comes The Night
Bruce Springsteen/Brilliant Disguise
Robbie Robertson/Somewhere Down The Crazy River
David Baerwald/The Best Inside You
Owl City/Fireflies
Jeremy Messersmith/Heidi
Sea Wolf/Miracle Cure
Coldplay/Viva La Vida
Adele/Right As Rain
Bobby Womack/Across 110th Street
The Detroit Cobras/Now You’re Gone

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

Stray Cats/Gene And Eddie
Bruno Mars/Runaway Baby
Komeda/Boogie Woogie (Rock ‘N Roll)
Concrete & Clay/Unit 4 + 2
The Who/Happy Jack
Daft Punk/Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams/Happy
Outkast/Hey Ya!
Nick Gilder/Hot Child In The City
Noisettes/Never Forget You
Little jackie/The Stoop
Elvis Costello/Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used To)
Sebadoh/A Fire (Coming back to the Twin Cities September 27 at the 7th Street Entry)

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Today’s news update – Planning Commission gets philosophical – Madigan talks “nuts and bolts”; Northfield’s fixin’ to get crazy – expect new elements added to crazy daze; Northfield number TWO in the NATION

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:10pm

Planning Commission gets philosophical – Madigan talks “nuts and bolts”

The Planning Commission presented to the Northfield City Council the changes they propose so far to the Land Development Code.  Chair Richard Schulte was also seeking input from the Council on their overall philosophy, what their priorities are.  City Administrator Madigan said last night that they need to stick to the “nuts and bolts”.  The City has clients that come in for permits and/or have questions and they don’t have clear answers.   Mayor Graham said this morning that they brought up lots of subjects that may best be discussed in a “retreat type situation”.  A Public hearing is scheduled for September with adoption of changes thereafter.  Madigan says he’s fearful that nothing will move forward if there’s a philosophical issue amid the changes.  The LDC was developed over several years and adopted in 2011. Graham comments that it’s a long, complicated code that’s 380 pages long.  The Planning Commission has only reduced the document by 6 pages so far.  Graham says “it’s still monstrous”.  Graham added that he admires the work the Planning Commission has done, he’s encouraging them to stick to the real issues and not get bogged down by trees on a boulevard.  Graham wrapped up with saying that City Staff needs to assist the Commission “when they get stuck” on something and then inform the Council  Public input meetings are scheduled and then a public hearing will be held on September 18th.  Graham is calling for flexibility because they can’t plan for every variable.

Northfield’s fixin’ to get crazy – expect new elements added to crazy daze

Summer’s full blown and that means Crazy Daze are here in Northfield.  Tomorrow, Division Street will close from 2nd to 6th for bargains, food and fun.  The Rare Pair’s Krin Finger describes her first crazy daze event in 1986.  She had to wear a chiquita banana hat with real fruit while trying to still sell!  There won’t be anything that Crazy but certainly the deals will be and there will be new food vendors, Gooters and Subway.  The YMCA will be along Division sponsoring an event.  They’ve invited The Key to put on a skateboard demo and talk about their fundraising for their park.  The Sundowners will be displaying their cars from 5 to 7pm.  The Vintage Band Festival will also be present downtown. And don’t miss The Rare Pair’s hula hoop contest at 2pm.  It’s open to all ages.   The event is officially open from 7am to 7pm.  Some stores will close at different times.

Northfield number TWO in the NATION

Northfield, Minnesota beat out small towns in Colorado, Oregon and Utah to be ranked  number 2 out of the top 10 small towns in America.  According to Livability.com.   According to their website, they examine issues like walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning, and sustainability through research and discussions on their blog.  Los Alamos, New Mexico was number ONE.

The EDA meets tomorrow morning at 7:30.  They’ve blocked out 3 hours for this one!

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7-23-14 news

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

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All-Wheel Drive/July 22

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:04pm

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

Playlist:


Scrapomatic/Graveyard Blues
Squirrel Nut Zippers/Stop Drop And Roll
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys/Steady Baby
Rosie Flores/Little Bells (August 14 at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis)
Miss Becky Kapell/Red Dress (This Thursday at The Contented Cow, along with Matt Arthur and Randy Broughten!)
Trailer Trash/If I Were You
Dave Alvin/Johnny Ace Is Dead
Jason Isbell/Super 8 (July 30 — along with Communist Daughter and St. Paul & The Broken Bones at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Mankato)
Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank/Number One Contender
Joe Fahey/Words To Hold onto (Saturday night at The Tavern Lounge!)
Reina del Cid/Library Girl (August 14 at The Contented Cow)
Fattenin’ Frogs/John The Revelator
Raul Malo/The Bottle Let Me Down
The Cactus Blossoms/Travelin’ Blues
The Roe Family Singers/Workin’ On A Building (Free show on July 30 at Central Park in Northfield!)
Old Crow Medicine Show/Hard To Love
The Mark Kreitzer Band/If You Leave Me
The Louvin Brothers/When I Stop Dreaming

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

The Everly Brothers/Love Is Strange
Roy Orbison/I’m Hurtin’
Ricky Nelson/If You Can’t Rock Me
NRBQ/Hot Biscuits & Sweet Marie
Dave Edmunds/Crawling From The Wreckage
Toni Price/Thinkin’ About Lovin’ You Again
The Civil Wars/From This Valley
First Aid Kit/King Of The World
Lucinda Williams/Sweet Old World
The BoDeans/She’s A Runaway (July 25 at the Minnesota Zoo)
Los Lobos/Emily
John Hiatt/Slow Turning
JD McPherson/Scratching Circles (September 9 & 10 at The Turf Club in St. Paul)
Candye Kane/Fit, Fat And Fine (August 15 at Lee’s Liquor Lounge!)
The Honeydrippers/Rockin’ At Midnight

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All-Wheel Drive/July 21

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:54pm

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

Playlist:


Janiva Magness/That’s What Love Will Make
The Detroit Cobras/Now You’re Gone
Toni Price/Chain Of Love
The Vaccines/A Lack Of Understanding
The 13th Floor Elevators/You’re Gonna Miss Me
Now, Now/Thread
Tegan & Sara/Drove Me Wild
Robyn/Dancing On My Own
Jack Penate/Run For Your Life
The Orange Peels/Tex
San Cisco/Lover
Papas Fritas/Smash This World
The Young Nashvillians/Take The Tumble
The White Stripes/Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
The Black Keys/Howlin’ For You
Blondie/Hanging On The Telephone
The Raconteurs/Steady, As She Goes
The Buzzcocks/Love You More

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

The Cure/High
The Shins/Girl On The Wing
Jeremy Messersmith/Dillinger Eyes
Communist Daughter/Soundtrack To The End
Sufjan Stevens/Come On! Feel The Illinois!
Fleetwood Mac/Second Hand News
Punch Brothers/This Girl
Okkervil River/You Can’t Hold The Hand
Carolina Chocolate Drops/Country Girl
Shout Out Louds/Tonight I Have To Leave It
White Rabbits/I Used To Complain
Kim Wilde/Kids In America

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Today’s news update – Seal Coating begins on Monday – check the map for locations

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:41pm

Seal Coating begins on Monday

The City of Northfield has contracted street seal coating which will begin Monday, July 28th (weather permitting).  The contractor will place “No Parking” signage on Sunday in the areas that will be effected.  Homeowners are not to park on the street during the project.  It should only take 1 – 2 days to complete the work.  Click below to view the map:

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 7/23/14

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:55am

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

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7/22/14 Northfield City Council work session (archived)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:23pm

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES – THE ABOVE VIDEO CAPTURES THE MEETING STARTING ABOUT 12 MINUTES IN TO THE MEETING -

CALL TO ORDER
____Graham ____DeLong ____Ludescher ____Nakasian ____Peterson White ____Pownell ____Zweifel
1. Planning Commission Report – Status of LDC Update
2. Ehlers – Debt Study Presentation
3. Budget/CIP/CEP Development Update -

A SECOND RECORDING HAD TO BE STARTED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES DURING ITEM NUMBER 3

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
4. City/EDA/HRA Tax Levy Updates
5. Review Upcoming Agendas
ADJOURN

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Today’s news update – Chamber responds to former “Posturing” Executive Directors; Rice Co. looks to departments to assess how best to serve residents; Night to Unite registration underway

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:02pm

Chamber responds to former “Posturing” Executive Directors

President of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Board members responded this morning to, what they’ve called “posturing by former Executive Directors”.  The entire release is posted on our website kymnradio.net.  In the formal statement, the Board says in part “that we are confident that in the instances that have been reported in the media regarding Brent Burns and Mary Schmelzer that our conduct was appropriate, fair and in the best interest of Northfield and the Chamber.”  They have not yet received anything from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights but say, if they do, “the Board is willing to respond openly, fully and completely to help resolve any outstanding issues”.  They stand by their decisions to terminate Burns and Schmelzer.  The Human Rights department responded to inquiries from KYMN with an email stating that information in a charge is not public data until a case closes.  They could not confirm or deny the existence of the specific charge identified.  Schmelzer told KYMN last Friday that an investigation into wrongful termination is underway by the Dept. of Human Rights.

Rice Co. looks to departments to assess how best to serve residents

It’s budget time for Rice County.  The new County Administrator, Tony Murphy, wants each department to take a closer look at how each of them are working to serve the residents.  Rice County Attorney, Paul Beaumaster says the change this year is that Murphy’s asked the departments to identify what they need to be successful in addressing the needs of Rice County residents.  Beaumaster says his department looked at goals with the number one goal of decreasing out-of-home placements, which is costly.  Preliminary budgets for 2015 are due in early September.

Night to Unite registration underway

Night to Unite is coming up August 5th.  Police Chief Monte Nelson says there are 2 goals for the night, for the police to get to know the residents and for neighbors to know neighbors.   Nelson says sometimes they all have the same concerns but were unaware of it.  For the police, it’s a chance to connect with the community, share tips on crime prevention and how to keep their family, homes and neighborhoods safe.  Officers Kevin Tussing and Karen Abramson are handling details for those registering.  They’re asking you register by August 1st.  Click on this link Registration Form.     You can request to have police, fire and/or City officials stop by your event.  Abramson says the children love going through the squad cars and to see what’s on their belts.  Fire and EMS personnel will also show up with their equipment if requested and they can accommodate the party.    Abramson says they’re teaming up with the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition who are offering mini-grants to help you put on a party.  You could get a grant of up to $300 toward the cost.  On the registration there’s a link to HCI which will get you to the grant application.  Some ideas for the parties are as simple as having ice-cream to hotdogs on the grill to a potluck.  There’s no limit to the size of the party

Cannon River Roots Festival

The first ever Cannon River Roots Festival, a Northfield Arts Guild Fundraiser is this Saturday and promises to produce a full day of bluegrass, blues, folk-grass, gypsy jazz, Scottish, Irish, and Nordic music.  The main stage will be on Bridge Square.  Seven acts are lined up including Clay Hess, a Grammy-winning bluegrass picker, formerly with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, will be appearing with Assisted Picking.  There’s no charge to listen to any of the performers but a hat will be passed.  Aside from the music, there will be 2 workshops.  For a complete list of performers and how to get a t-shirt go to northfieldartsguild.org.

CC work session is all about codes and finances

The Northfield City Council will meet for a work session tonight at 7 o’clock.  The Planning Commission will update council on proposed LDC changes.  Ehlers, the City’s financial advisors will present the debt study and Northfield Finance Director, Melanie Schlomann will start the preliminary budget and levy discussion.  The meeting will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.

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7-22-14 news

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Reuben Kvidt

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:42am

96-year-old Reuben Kvidt talks about his early days growing up in North Dakota, teaching his most famous student Marlon Brando, to serving his country in World War II.

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

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson – Zumbathon benefits Nfld Youth Sports Collaborative

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:17am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Juliana Lima and Cheryl Strike about this Saturday’s (July 26th) Zumbathon to benefit the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative.

 

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Today’s news update – Northfield Chamber responds

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:53am

FOR: Immediate Release

CONTACT: Beth Naumann (612.490.4733 or beth@SMbyAyotte.com)

CHAMBER RESPONDS TO POSTURING BY FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

NORTHFIELD, MINN – (Monday, July 21, 2014) The Board of Directors of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce responded today to comments reported in the local media by two former executive directors of the organization. In a formal written statement, the Board said, “While we recognize the emotion involved in most termination circumstances, we are confident that in the instances that have been reported in the media regarding Brent Burns and Mary Schmelzer that our conduct was appropriate, fair, and in the best interests of Northfield and the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce.”

It has been claimed that Mary Schmelzer has filed a grievance with the Minnesota Department of
Human Rights. The Chamber Board has received nothing from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, but if an inquiry is forthcoming, the Board is ready and willing to respond openly, fully and completely to help resolve any outstanding issues. Board President Beth Naumann said, “The Chamber board voted unanimously with each of these decisions. Clearly, any circumstances such as these are extraordinarily difficult and it takes a lot for people to vote for the termination of an employee.”

The Board stands by its decisions to release Schmelzer and Burns. “We acted appropriately and legally,” Naumann added. “If a grievance is filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Board looks forward to discussing the matter with them. We are convinced that they will find that our actions
in both instances were fully justified.”

“Personnel issues are extremely sensitive and we will continue to attempt to respect the privacy of
Ms. Schmelzer and Mr. Burns, relating to their own employment conduct,” the Board said in its release.
Because there have been erroneous facts released to the media, the Board felt it was necessary to make a
statement. While it is unwilling to address each of the misconceptions point by point, the Board stands by its assertion that it has been fair and appropriate in its dealings with the two clearly disgruntled former employees.

The Board does not feel that productive discourse on personnel issues can be best addressed in a public forum until the issue is resolved. Consequently, it will await any notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and then work closely with their representatives to resolve the issue. “In the meantime,” Naumann said, “we ask people to respect the difficulty of the circumstance and withhold
judgment on the Chamber until resolution is achieved. I’m convinced that the people of Northfield will be satisfied that we handled these issues in an appropriate manner.”

The mission of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce is to lead in the creation, promotion and
enhancement of a healthy business environment for the Northfield area.

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Duane Fredrickson

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:39pm

Duane Fredrickson is a lifelong resident of the Elko-New Market area and currently the Public Relations director at Elko Speedway.

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

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Today’s news update – Bicyclers not impeded by lights; A pedestrian crossing at Hwy 3 and 3rd street takes another step toward reality; Still no word from MnDot on approval of the latest Tiger Trail design; Rice County vetting candidates for Drug Court

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:02pm

Bicyclers not impeded by lights

The lights at Highway 3 and 2nd street should sequence faster now.  Councilor Erica Zweifel said mndot changed the sensitivity of the sensors there so that bicycles will be able to trigger the light.  She says she can ride to the line and trigger the light which means she doesn’t have to wait for a car to trigger it or go to the pedestrian crossing which then gives a 33 second countdown, way longer than she needs.  Which holds up traffic.  The westbound side was adjusted 2 weeks ago, the eastbound side just recently.  The next step is to paint bike symbols where the trigger is.  The sensor is just to the right of center and 5 feet back from the stoplight.

A pedestrian crossing at Hwy 3 and 3rd street takes another step toward reality

A safe pedestrian crossing at Hwy 3 and 3rd street has been bandied about for a while.  Council voted to move it along last week when they chose to amend the scope of work for the 2015 street improvement professional services agreement with SEH.  Public Works Assistant Brian Erickson said mndot is very supportive of the project having drafted the plans for it themselves.  The estimated additional design cost would be $48,000.  This would come from TIF District 4 money.  Council unanimously approved the expenditure.  DeLong noted that SEH will be getting 24 hours of video at the intersections of 2nd, 3rd and 5th streets  for $850.  “At that price, why not put a camera at hwy 3 and Greenvale and check how many use that crossing”.  Erickson said they could ask.  The idea behind the cameras is to look over the safety issue while DeLong was questioning the area where the Tiger Trail would go.

Still no word from MnDot on approval of the latest Tiger Trail design

Public Works has still not heard from MNDot on the final plans for the Tiger Trail.  That from City Engineer Jasper Kruggel.  He said he expects approval by Wednesday.  (This was supposed to have come back 3 months ago).  They plan on advertising for bids and then open the bids August 20th.  It would then go before the Council at a work session on August 26th with a vote to award the bid on September 2nd.  Assuming MnDot approves and they receive bids.  This process is taking far longer than the previous approval of design plans for the trail.

Rice County vetting candidates for Drug Court

Rice County has just started Drug Court and they are now in the process of vetting candidates.  Rice County attorney Paul Beaumaster says it’s a very selective process, they’ve already ruled out several candidates who did not meet requirements.  To be a candidate there must be jail time coming and if they have children in the system.  Drug court is resource intensive, in other words, it’s not cheap at first but, the goal is getting the offender out of the cycle.  If you have a crime of violence, you’re automatically disqualified.

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7-21-14 news

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

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Sue Odette, Parts 1-3

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26am

Lifelong Northfielder Sue Odette shares many stories of herself and the town in three recent visits to the Wayne Eddy Affair.

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Show two from 7/9/14 wayneeddy070914

Show three from 7/16/14 wayneeddy071614
Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

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15 with the Author | ‘Underwater Museum’ by Jason deCaires Taylor 7/21/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:02am

On today’s 15 with the Author Teri Knight’s guest is Jason Decaires Taylor, creator of the Underwater Museum and author of the book by the same name.  Jason has created numerous sculptures of people and situations and then submerged them into the sea and created ecosystems where they are threatened.  His book, “Underwater Museum” is filled with photographs of the process from sculpting with special materials to placing them and then how the water changes them.  There are over 100 sculptures in the book.  Jason has hundreds of others in similiar museums in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.   Check out his website HEREIt’s a beautiful coffee table book.  The sculptures run from ethereal to whimsical.

 

Click below to listen to the full interview:

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Crazy Daze with Krin Finger 7/21/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:36am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Krin Finger, owner of The Rare Pair about this Thursday’s Crazy Daze events.

 

 

 

Crazy Daze – Krin Finger

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Human Rights Investigation into Northfield Chamber Termination

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:03pm

Former Executive Director of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce Mary Schmelzer would not comment publicly but in a written statement said that she felt terrible for Brent and his family and that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has opened an investigation on a complaint of wrongful termination. Details will be released to the public shortly. Schmelzer was the whistleblower who, she says, tried to protect her staff. As she prepared for a Board meeting in November of 2013, she was informed by two Board members that it would just be the three of them. She was then handed a letter of termination without an option to resign. In early January of 2014 she received a letter from the lawyer hired by the Board of Directors offering her a sum of money for her silence and to surrender any ability to seek legal action against them. She never signed anything or accepted any money. In her statement, Schmelzer says, it took her some time to emotionally separate herself from what happened. It’s then that she contacted the Human Rights department, told her story and they suggested she not sign any agreement or take payment and they would do an investigation. The Chamber Board have not yet been officially notified. The report from Human Rights is expected within a week. Schmelzer has returned to residential design.

Read More: Today’s news update – New Chamber Director fired in less than a month amid allegations of mistrust; HRA talks Workforce Housing

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All-Wheel Drive/July 18

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:20pm

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

Playlist:


TGIF!!

Dusty Springfield/That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
Big Bill Broonzy/Glory Of Love
Old 97′s/Campaign, Illinois
Ray LaMontagne/Repo Man
Sam Phillips/Baby I Can’t Please You
Morrissey/Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice
XTC/Dear Madam Barnum
Poosa/Out On The Dock
Beulah/If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart
Sia/Clap Your Hands
Janelle Monae/Wondaland
Robyn/Dancing On My Own
VV Brown/Shark In The Water
Dessa/Dixon’s Girl
The Cars/Good Times Roll
Gary Neuman/Cars

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

The Lemonheads/I Just Can’t Take It Anymore
M. Ward/I Get Ideas
Ken Stringfellow/Down Like Me
Jon Auer/Angelita
David Hopkins/Miserable Boy
My Brightest Diamond/High Low Middle (coming back to the Cedar Cultural Center on November 17!)
David Byrne & St. Vincent/Dinner For Two
The Divine Comedy/National Express
Martha Wainwright/Can You Believe It
Al Green/Let’s Stay Together
Nine Simone/I Can’t See Nobody
Sharon Jone & The Dap-Kings/Natural Born Lover
Jus Post Bellum/Sonny
Frankie Lee/Country
Actual Wolf/1,000 Eyes

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All-Wheel Drive/July 17

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:06pm

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

Playlist:


Mount Moriah/Lament
Dolly Parton/Shine
The Rural Alberta Advantage/Drain The Blood
Valerie June/Tennessee Time
Faith Boblett/Long Ride Home (appearing live in-studio on today’s show — and later tonight at The Contented Cow)
Michelle Shocked/Too Little Too Late
The Who/Happy Jack
Tommy James/I Think We’re Alone Now
Manfred Mann/Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Big Star/In The Street
Camera Obscura/The Sweetest Thing (July 26 at First Avenue!)
M. Ward/I Get Ideas
Rilo Kiley/Give A Little Love
Neko Case/Wild Creatures
New Pornographers/Crash Years
Joey Ryan & The Inks/Oh, Caroline (July 24 in Rochester)
Miss Becky Kapell/Drive Away (July 24 at The Contented Cow — along with special guests Matt Arthur and Randy Broughten!)

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

Peter, Bjorn and John/Young Folks
The English Beat/Click Click
The Jam/In The City
Spoon/Who Makes Your Money
The Replacements/Alex Chilton (who’s going to Midway Stadium on September 13??!?)
Slim Dunlap/Hate This Town
The Vibrators/Baby Baby

Closed out today’s show with an in-studio visit with Faith Boblett, along with her “Pops” — musician Paul Boblett, appearing in support of her fantastic debut CD, “Oil & Water” (recorded at the LittleBig Studios in Cannon Falls). Faith and Paul also appear tonight at 8 pm at The Contented Cow in Northfield — not-to-be-missed! Listen here for our conversation and acoustic performances of three of Faith’s original tunes. Check her out online at www.faithboblett.com.

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Today’s news update – New Chamber Director fired in less than a month amid allegations of mistrust; HRA talks Workforce Housing

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:46am

New Chamber Director fired in less than a month amid allegations of mistrust

The new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director has already been fired.  Hired just weeks ago, Brent Burns has been let go yesterday morning.  On Wednesday, Burns had sent an email to chamber president Beth Ayotte Naumann and the members of the board asking if he could hire an attorney to get the bylaws and policies in order and also get authorization to contact a human resources person to look at the policies including a sexual harassment policy.  Burns told KYMN that he was unaware of the discrepancies within the bylaws and policies.  He also requested that a compensation change be brought before the Board for a vote.  Traditionally positions of this type have a base salary for administration and such, and then are incentivized by a percentage of new and renewed memberships.  He felt that since he would be spending more time to get the Chamber house in order for the next 3 months, he would not be able to spend the time recruiting so he asked that they consider a guarantee.  Burns also said that the problems with the bylaws were brought to the attention of the Board by former Director, Mary Schmelzer.  Interim director John Stull had hired attorney Jim Schlicting to go over the documents.  His notes were in files in Burns desk. Schmelzer was let go in November of 2013 after only a year and a half.  After Burns was given the position, it was posted throughout the State on Chamber sites.  He received calls of congratulations and inquiries as to how the “investigation” was going.  Burns asked the Board about the investigation, he was only told that it had been handled.  He found out that “Mary’s termination was a result of a sexual harrassment complaint”.  Naumann and Jessie Streitz delivered a prepared letter yesterday asking for his resignation. The letter said he was being asked to resign because he told members that he had no trust in the board, that he wanted to change his compensation and suggested that they should’ve told him about Schmelzer.  He reads an excerpt which says, in part, that he inferred they had a duty to disclose the investigation.  They said no duty to disclose a closed matter of a confidential nature. [please listen to podcast for exact quotes]  He then said, after talking with Mary yesterday that it was not closed.  Furthermore in the letter, the Board said there were no pending investigations that they are aware of.  A call to Schmelzer has not yet been returned.  I asked Burns what he wants to be the Executive Director of the Northfield Chamber of Commerce under a new Board.  Burns will be reaching out to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the same person that Schmelzer went to.  He’s out of town until next week.

HRA talks Workforce Housing

Local Real Estate professional Paul Smith spoke with HRA members last week about Northfield’s current housing market.  He says the market’s rebounded but there are still some less desirable parcels of land that could be used for HRA project areas.  Council representative to the HRA, Erica Zweifel said there are still a couple of multi-unit projects that didn’t get finished which might be another opportunity for the HRA to step in and assist.  Smith also pointed out that housing in Northfield is more expensive than surrounding areas.  That led the discussion into Workforce Housing.  Zweifel explains that they’ve talked with the Northfield Retirement Center who have identified the issue of employees who can’t afford to live in Northfield.  In terms of the number of those who might be interested in workforce housing, the HRA is piggybacking on the EDA’s current survey of businesses.  The HRA has contributed a sum to add questions about employee housing.  The HRA is planning another housing summit in the Fall where they’ll have more data.  Zweifel said the Spring Creek project filled up very quickly and about six of those units are occupied by employees of the Northfield Retirement Center.

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