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‘This Northfield Life’ Hayes Scriven 4/1/15

2 hours 46 min ago

Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society Hayes Scriven joins hosts Corey Butler and Brad Ness in “This Northfield Life”.  Listen for the show and a new guest each Wednesday at 6:00pm.

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All-Wheel Drive/April 1

5 hours 38 min ago

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

Playlist:


Celebrating April 1 — and the birth date of the late, great Ronnie Lane

Def Leppard/Foolin’
Joe Jackson/Fools In Love
The Cardigans/Lovefool
The Shins/For A Fool
Lake Street Dive/Got Me Fooled
Jack Penate/Have I Been A Fool?
Girl In A Coma/One Eyed Fool
James Hunter/’Til Your Fool Come Home
Nick Lowe/Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart
Ween/You Were The Fool
Actual Wolf/The Fool
World Party/Ship Of Fools
The Temper Trap/Fools

After the news, area funeral announcements and the (windy!) weather forecast

Faces/Ooh La La
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance/How Come
Ronnie Lane & Pete Townsend/Keep Me Turning
Small Faces/Itchycoo Park
Faces/Twistin’ The Night Away
John & Mary (featuring Ronnie Lane)/We Have Nothing
Susan Voelz/Glad & Sorry
Ride/A Trip Down Ronnie Lane
Chris Rea/Fool (If You Think It’s Over)
Elvin Bishop/Fooled Around And Fell In Love
The LeRoi Brothers/Fool In Paradise
Dwight Yoakam/King Of Fools
Buddy Holly/Fools Paradise
The Pickets/Fool

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Community News: City Compost site opens April 7th

8 hours 27 min ago

The City of Northfield’s Compost Site will be opening on Tuesday April 7th 2:00PM.

Compost Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

Saturday 8:00am – 5:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM or sunset (whichever is earliest)

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Today’s news update – Nfld man in stable condition; EDA denies Market Fair’s full funding request; WRAP seminars set for Northfield; Burning ban is back on; Street sweeping set for Dundas

10 hours 8 min ago

Nfld man in stable condition

A 64 year old man from Northfield is in stable condition following a motorcycle accident early Monday evening.  Northfield police and Rice County Sheriff’s received a call just before 5 pm of a one vehicle injury crash in the 8000 block of 100th St. East in Northfield Twsp. Robert Kuklok was airlifted to HCMC from the scene.  The crash is under investigation.

Market Fair requests more funding

The Riverwalk Market Fair, a non-profit, will begin their 6th year in just weeks. The EDA has funded them every year since 2011 in various amounts from $5,000 to $18,000 and $12,500 last year.  In 2013 the EDA told them they needed to set up a sustainability plan with the NEC.  Last year, Rebound Enterprises started working with them to create a sustainable governance.  Market volunteer and Board member, Barbara Burke said with a small group of volunteers “things can get wobbly”.  One of the missions for the market fair was to create a venue for vendors to develop a market for their products and gain an audience.  {they have 6 vendors who’ve grown enough to sustain themselves}.  The Market Board is requesting $19,250 this year. The CVB will not be giving them dollars for advertising as they did last year but rather market them as they market all events.  Mayor Graham, a new member to the EDA, asked if they had a plan from the beginning for sustainability.  Burke said no and added that they’ve tried to keep vendor pricing fair and are still getting some complaints but the market fairs job is to create a venue, they “will never be sustainable based on their own revenue”.  She said another option is that the City’s themselves manage their market fairs.  There was discussion regarding $10,000 from the EDA with an additional match of up to $5,000. Burke said that won’t work for this year, no one on the volunteer staff has time to fundraise.  Ludescher suggested “loaning” them $20,000 out of their reserves this year and added that “this is the perfect project for the NEC and staff to work on, the perfect project to decide on what is CVB, what is economic development, what’s a council plan.  This is the perfect time to get the NDDC involved because it helps downtown and the council is funding the NDDC”.  No one else was on board with a “loan”.  They chose to fund them at the same level as last year, however, EDA members also requested the Riverwalk Mkt Fair board come back to them much earlier to sort out funding.  The question that needs answering is what the role of the market fair is in relation to the EDA, the Council, the City and other entities.

WRAP seminars set for Northfield

Mental health is a public issue.  That’s the main message of the Rice County Mental Health Collective.  Sarah Entenmann works within the Care and Advocacy arm.  One of their primary projects is WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Planning.  WRAP looks at several factors including daily maintenance and looking at your triggers and how to deal with them.  Individuals who participate in a WRAP seminar will receive at least 18 hours of facilitated group work to write their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan.  This is a free nationwide program and is being brought to Northfield starting April 12th.  It runs for 9 weeks every Sunday from 3 to 5pm at the First United Church of Christ.  For more detailed information about the WRAP program and Rice County Mental Health Collective listen to Jeff Johnson’s interview with Sarah on kymnradio.net and also check out their website rcmhc.org.   The Collective’s approach is care, prevention and promotion to remove the stigma of mental illness.

Burning ban is back on

Due to high winds and low relative humidity forecast for today, the DNR and Sheriff’s Office will be instituting no open burning on Wednesday, April 1st.  Sheriff Dunn says this is not an April fool’s joke.

Street sweeping set for Dundas

Heads up Dundas residents.  Street sweeping is set for April 6th and 7th, weather permitting.  Residents and businesses are asked to have cars off the streets during the day.  Hydrant flushing will be taking place during April.  The City asks that residents check their water before doing laundry.

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Community News: 2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners Announced

11 hours 14 min ago

Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission

2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) of Northfield, in partnership with the Friends and Foundation of the Library, is pleased to announce the winners of the City’s fifth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest and congratulate them for their efforts. Chosen from among 101 poems submitted for judging, nine poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks.

The Arts and Culture Commission applauds and thanks the many local poets who submitted their poetry to the competition. We are pleased to announce the following winners, in alphabetical order, of Northfield’s 2015 Sidewalk Poetry Contest:

Anna Chotlos

Toni Easterson (2)

Brendon Etter

Rob Hardy

Anne Kopas (2)

Nicole Lewis

Leslie Schultz

The five contest judges were drawn from across the community, representing the colleges, the city, the community, professional writers, and published poets. Judging was completely blind, in that poems were not identified by
authors’ names at the time of judging. Judges were: Diane LeBlanc, Director of Writing, St. Olaf College and a published poet; Lori Stoltz, English instructor at St. Paul College and a published poet; Alyssa Herzog Melby, Executive Director of the Northfield Arts Guild; Jeff Johnson, KYMN Radio; and David Bennett, Northfield’s City Engineer.

The winning poems will be on display at the Northfield Public Library, posted on the Friends and Foundation of the Library and City websites, and shared with local media. Beginning in May, poems will be installed in City sidewalks over the summer, as weather permits. Following the installation of this year’s winning poems, a Sidewalk Poetry celebration will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 7 pm on Bridge Square in downtown Northfield.

This project is funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) through the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature, with added support from the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Library.

ACC Contacts: Philip Spensley, Chair (pspensley@earthlink.net) and (Bonnie Jean Flom, Vice Chair (bjflom@gmail.com).

The winners will be on KYMN on Art Zany with Paul Granquist on April 10th

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Representative David Bly 4/1/15

12 hours 55 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Rep. David Bly (District 2oB), regarding last weeks  Legislative Session.

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‘Spring Allergies’ on Community Pharmacy Conversations with Jessica Astrup, March 31 2015

13 hours 12 min ago

Everyone wants to know what they can do to prevent their allergies from ruining their summer. Today, pharmacist Jessica Astrup talks preventative measures you can take to keep your allergies at bay. From the natural to the medicinal options, Jessica gives you a tour of ways to reduce the irritating symptoms caused by allergies.

Listen to all the tips & tricks in the full interview below!

 

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Join the conversation! Ask Jessica your questions and have them answered on air.

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Beyond the Open Mic 3/31/15

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:35pm

Don McGee and Victor Summa

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 beyondtheopenmic@gmail.com

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Today’s news update – Plagued by problems pipeline work continues; Rice Co. ranks 29 out of 87 CUP for brew pubs; 10 year old is honored;

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:02pm

Plagued by problems pipeline work continues

More water was present in the new gas pipeline under the Cannon River at 2nd street after rain over the weekend, and snow previously.  Representative Tom Hoen said they will tie in the gas main and backfill once 100% of the water flow is stopped. They got the water out yesterday and are monitoring the situation through the end of the day today after applications of yet heavier weight grout. If it maintains with no additional water, Hoen says, they’ll finish the tie-in later today. However, if water continues to be an issue, they’ll re-evaluate the situation. They have to ensure there are no water-related issues in the vicinity of a live gas main.  The workers on the job site were not at liberty to talk but I have a call in to their Project Manager.  Even if they’re able to tie-in the pipeline today, there’s still plenty of finishing work including repairing the sidewalks and landscape.

CUP for brew pubs

Brew pubs, taprooms, cocktail rooms, microbreweries and distilleries were approved by the Northfield City Council last month.  While they could operate under the current tavern definition, City Planner Scott Tempel told the Planning Commission last week that he didn’t think it was a good idea.  There are other considerations including the possible growth of these places to include bottling and distribution, which would mean more truck traffic as well as odors associated with it.  He has been through this in other towns.  Tempel urged the commission to consider the size they’ll allow as the current ordinance allows up to 250,000 barrels a year.  The average microbrewery starts at closer to 300 barrels a year.  They added an amendment to Tempel’s ordinance that would require a CUP (conditional use permit) in the C1 district downtown.  It should address any growth.  A public hearing is set for April 16th.

10 year old is honored

Amber Fredrickson of Northfield was honored last Friday.  She’s the 10 year old who managed to take control of the vehicle her mom was driving while suffering a diabetic reaction. Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz said her parents, siblings and grandparents were all there as she was given a plaque.

Sgt. Tussing, Amber, Tim Siebsen

Dispatcher Tim Siebsen gave her a recording of their 911 call.  Police Chief Monte Nelson noted in a press release that Amber got the hug she wanted from Seibsen.  Mayor Graham declared March 27th as Amber Fredrickson Day.

Amber Fredrickson and Mayor Graham

About a dozen police officers were also on hand, several of whom responded that day.  Dukatz said she was a bit shy but obviously pleased.  Chief Nelson said earlier that Amber prevented an accident as so often medical emergencies turn into crashes.  Amber also received a card and gift from a Northfield resident who had experienced a similar incident with a family member.

 

There’s no Northfield City Council meeting tonight.  They’ll be back in session April 7th.

Rice Co. ranks 29 out of 87

The County Health Rankings were recently released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  Rice County ranks 29th out of 87 counties in overall health outcomes.  Dakota County ranked 19th.  Carver County ranked 1st overall and Mahnomen, in the northwest quadrant, ranked last.  An alarming ranking is the percentage of driving deaths related to alcohol in Mahnomen were 88%. By contrast, in Rice County it was 16% and Dakota County 33%.  For more information on all the rankings and what they measure go to countyhealthrankings.org.

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Sarah Entenmann 3/31/15

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:51am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Sarah Entenmann with the Rice County Mental Health Collective.   She’s on the care and advocacy team.  She discusses the WRAP seminars starting April 12th at the First UCC. 

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Today’s news update – Rep. Bly agrees with Dayton on gas tax increase; Adult posse members wanted; Before Labor Day start a reality this year?; Got potholes? Tell it to the City

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:01pm

Rep. Bly agrees with Dayton on gas tax increase

Talk to a republican, talk to a democrat and you’ll get 2 different stories on the same subject.  The surplus is at the top of that list.  House district 20b representative David Bly said the transportation bill from Governor Dayton, which requires a gas tax increase, is a way to get back to where we should’ve been.  He said the Governor says we need to spend over the next 10 years to catch up.  While it seems like a lot at once, it’s because they didn’t increase it before.  Republicans don’t want to spend as much on transportation and disagree with the gas tax.  The current fees we all pay for our vehicles goes into the general fund rather than the transportation fund.  Bly says that’s the Governor’s point as a gas tax is the only constitutionally designated tax to go to transportation.  Short of a constitutional amendment, those fees will continue to go into the general fund.  Bly says this is an important piece of work that needs to be done.

Adult posse members wanted

The Northfield Historical Society is looking to increase their adult Posse.  These are volunteers 18 and older that participate in leading tours through the museum.  Former NHS President Christian Hakala explained a training program run by Earl Weinmann begins April 7th for 5 weeks.  You’ll learn all about the bank raid history, other Northfield history and how to give a museum tour.  Once trained, the adult posse is asked to give tours during the summer.  Usually that’s 3 or 4 shifts per summer on weekends.  The tour guides are, oftentimes, our visitors first introduction to Northfield as NHS is in the center of town.  Executive Director Hayes Scriven says they take pride in “good tour guides telling good stories”.  For more information call 645-9268.  NHS held their annual meeting Saturday at The Grand.  Sarah Beimers, newly elected President, Rice County Historical Society Director Susan Garwood and Winona Historical Director, Mark Peterson spoke.

Before Labor Day start a reality this year?

It may be a short summer for school kids across Minnesota this year.  The state legislature has long grappled with the idea of starting the school year before Labor Day, but has never made the move.  That may change this year, at least temporarily.  Dahle says there’s “good agreement” for a 1 year waiver to start 3 days before Labor Day.  State Senator Kevin Dahle.  Labor Day this year is September 7th and that’s the latest that it can possibly be.  In past years, lobbyists from the State Fair and the Northern Tourism industry have helped quash any bill that suggested a start before the Labor day weekend, and Dahle says they have been heard from again this year.  They spoke last week but Dahle thinks it will go through, at least for this year.  The bill does have the support of the education community, and, if passed, would likely be for just this upcoming school year.  School districts would still have the option of starting after Labor Day.

Got potholes?  Tell it to the City

That spring snowfall damaged our roads even further.  Streets and Parks supervisor TJ Heinricy said it’s a real problem and invites citizens to call his department and report them.  That number is 645-3032.  Warmer temps this week could have you thinking of Spring cleaning.  The cities yard waste and compost site will open on April 7th.  For more information, check out the City’s website.  Heinricy added that Northfield cleanup days are May 2nd and 9th.  We’ll have more on that as the dates approach.

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15 with the Author | ‘Soul Food Love’ by Alice Randall 3/30/15

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:10am

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with best-selling author Alice Randall, co-author of “Soul Food Love”.  It’s a history of the black kitchen going back 5 generations.  Weighing in at over 200 pounds, Alice Randall was determined to be “the last fat black woman” in her family. She turned to her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, for help. Together they overhauled the way they cook and eat, translating recipes and traditions handed down by generations of black women into easy, affordable, and healthful—yet still indulgent—dishes. And today, we reap the benefits as well with their history of the black kitchen and cookbook, “Soul Food Love”.    Check out their website too soulfoodlove.com

Soul Food Love

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This Northfield Life – T.J. Heinricy 3-25-15

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:25am

T.J. Heinricy, Street and Parks Superintendent for the City of Northfield and General Chair of the Defeat of Jesse James Days, joins hosts Corey Butler and Brad Ness in the debut of “This Northfield Life”.  Listen for the show and a new guest each Wednesday at 6:00pm.

 

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Joan Ennis on Northfield Reads 3/30/15

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:11am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Northfield Library’s Joan Ennis about Northfield Reads – a community wide reading program.  The Human Rights Commission, along with several other groups chose ‘Enrique’s Journey‘ as it appeals to both adults and young adults.  It’s the true story of 17 year old Enrique as he works to come to the U.S.  There will be a discussion tonight at Content Bookstore.  

 

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From the office of Rice County Attorney John Fossum

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:22am

The future of Juvenile Life Without Release Sentences in Minnesota

By John L. Fossum
Rice County Attorney

The legislature has two crime-related bills under consideration on an issue of particular significance for Rice County, juvenile life without release sentences.  The United States Supreme Court decided in the case of Miller v. Alabama that an automatic sentence of life without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional.  The court did not say that all life without release sentences are unconstitutional, only that a judge should decide whether or not life without release was the appropriate sentence for that juvenile.

Senate File 994 and House File 1069 attempt to address the issues raised by converting all life without release sentences to life with release.  A simple approach is not always the best approach to a complex problem.

Timothy Chambers was 17 on May 3, 1996, when he stole a car in Scott County.  He led police on a chase crashing into a Scott County deputy’s vehicle, running red lights and hitting a truck.  The chase lasted for 30 miles and he drove at 90-100 miles an hour in the stolen car southbound on I35.   South of the Highway 19 exit, two trucks slowed down and blocked traffic to trying to assist law enforcement and stop Chambers.  Chambers drove around them on the median and then got off the exit ramp at Rice County Road 1 and accelerated up the ramp towards the squad car of Deputy John Liebenstein who had set up a roadblock at the top of the ramp.  Liebenstein was killed instantly and his body was found 70 feet from the point of impact.  Witnesses at the scene, and the investigation, determined that Chambers made no attempt to slow down or to avoid the impact and in fact accelerated towards the squad car.

Chambers was found guilty of First Degree Murder of a police officer after a trial in adult court.  Chambers told an inmate at the Steele County jail that if “the cop wanted to be a hero he would die a hero,” he also bragged he had seen Liebenstein’s face before hitting him with the stolen car and that the two made eye contact.  The inmate testified that Chambers thought the whole thing was funny.

Chambers was convicted at trial and sentenced to life without release as mandated by statute.  Senate File 994 and House File 1069 as currently formulated would make Chambers eligible for release from prison in 2016.

The differences between Timothy Chambers and the defendants the Supreme Court found sympathetic in Miller v. Alabama are significant.  Miller was convicted of aiding and abetting murder because he entered  a convenience store just before his  codefendant  pulled  the trigger he was 14 and with a large group of friends.  That is very different than aiming a car at a deputy and accelerating towards him.

Miller v. Alabama does not say that no juvenile can be sentenced to life without release, it says that the legislature may not require it for a class of juveniles, rather the court should be free to determine the appropriate sentence for the juvenile.

Automatically converting all juvenile life without release sentences to life with release is no better than requiring that the court always select life without release. Chambers has appealed his conviction and sentence three times to the Minnesota Supreme Court.  In 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court found that Miller v. Alabama did not require conversion of Chambers’ sentence to life with release.  Senate File 994 and House File 1069 should not become law and make Timothy Chambers eligible for release from
prison in 2016.

What Miller v. Alabama really tells us is that many states, including Alabama and Arkansas use adult court and life without release for juveniles far more freely than Minnesota does.   The legislature should not convert all juvenile sentences of life without release to life with release, rather, if it feels the need to address the Miller v. Alabama decision and its impact on these cases, it should direct that they be returned to district court and let a judge decide the appropriate sentence.  For future cases, the legislature should also allow judges to select between life without release and life with release depending on the juvenile and the circumstances of the case.

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Dan Van Tassel, Parts 1 & 2

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Dan Van Tassel is a retired college professor and author of the book “Back to Barron”.

Hour 1 of show 1 3/24/15  wayneeddy032415

Hour 2 of show 1 3/24/15  wayneeddy0324152

Show 2  3/26/15  wayneeddy032615

 

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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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Senator Kevin Dahle 3-27-15

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:07am

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Senator Kevin Dahle, from District 20 regarding current issues with the State Senate Sessions on3-27-15.

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Today’s news update – Getaway driver sentenced in connection with shooting; NAFRS a taxing authority?; Dundas likely to acquire park land; Bly concerned over environmental cuts

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:02pm

Getaway driver sentenced in connection with shooting

30 year old Tammy Lynn McGerr of Northfield was sentenced yesterday in Rice County court after pleading guilty to driving the van that Shane Michael Hejl used to flee the scene of a crime.  Hejl was sentenced in February to 122 months in the shooting of Travis Frederick last July during an attempted robbery.  McGerr is the mother of one of Hejl’s children.  The two of them were living together in Greenvale apartments at the time.  In McGerr’s plea agreement she was sentenced to 365 days in jail stayed for two years, credit for four days served, 10 days electronic home monitoring, and two years supervised probation. She must also pay a $785 fine, $985 restitution, and not have any contact with the victim.  (for more information you can do a search on our website for Hejl and McGerr)

NAFRS a taxing authority? 

Whether the newly formed Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services joint powers converts to a taxing authority is a question Board Chair Glen Castore says should be answered in July.  There are pros and cons to a taxing district, the most appealing is that the Fire Dept. goes completely “off the books” of Northfield and Dundas and has it’s own funds through taxation.  A disadvantage or rather a difference is that Board members would then be elected rather than appointed.  Castore said, right now, they have an exceptional board appointed by Dundas and Northfield.  In elections, “all bets are off”.  He said there’s just one fire district in the State that is a taxing authority.  That is Cloquet.  However there are many more Joint Powers.  Castore said most of the volunteer fire departments are looking to become joint powers.  There is more work for the firefighters but it also gives them ownership. It’s not easy to become a taxing authority.  It takes an act of legislation.

Dundas likely to acquire park land

A key piece of property desired for a regional park along the Cannon River may soon be owned by the City of Dundas.  After much back and forth between the land speculator and the City, Administrator John McCarthy says Dundas made an offer of $287,500.  There were some modifications that the Council agreed to on Monday night and they should have an agreement this week.  The shared legacy grant provided money to Northfield and Dundas for land purchase and amenities for the park, which is separate from the East Cannon River Trail which it is proposed to connect to.

Bly concerned over environmental cuts

Republicans have cut the budget for environmental funding citing Legacy funding offers enough.  House District 20b representative David Bly is concerned.  He says that means less money for the extra projects.  At the time the constitutional amendment approving Legacy funding was passed, Bly says, it was sold as “this will not replace current spending on the environment”.  There’s been no vote on this yet.

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3-26-15 news

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The Unexpected Caregiver | A Stressful Part of Caregiving: Hospitalization

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:49am

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.

Health Care expert Anne Tumlinson explains how to maneuver successfully through the hospitalization maze.

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Community News: BBB Offers Tips for Hiring a Professional Organizer

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:01am

BBB Offers Tips for Hiring a Professional Organizer

 Burnsville, Minnesota – March 26 – The start of spring and the promise of warmer weather to come kindles enthusiasm in many people to create more organized living and work spaces But when it comes time to actually do the work, we realize organization takes more patience than some of us have and a professional organizer might be helpful. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) offers tips to home and business owners before hiring someone to come into their space to sort through valuables and confidential paperwork.

“Getting things organized can be a daunting task but one that often helps us feel much happier in our surroundings,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “It’s a good idea to be clear about what an organizer does – and doesn’t – do, and how he or she operates before you allow them access to your home or business.”

The following tips were compiled by Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota in consultation with the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)-Minnesota Chapter:

  • Check out companies at bbb.org before signing a contract.
  • Ask the organizer if they are a member of NAPO MN and about their credentials, experience and training.
  • Find out if the organizer is insured.
  • Ask the organizer to explain their process so you can gain a clear understanding of what they do and how they go about doing it.
  • Ask how you can best prepare for a professional organizer to come to your home or workplace. Find out specifically what the organizer needs from you (you may need to commit personal time to get your home prepared for the organization process).
  • Ask about the fee structure – is it by the job or by the hour?  Be clear about your budget and do not sign any contracts until you fully understand what is or isn’t included in the service.
  • Ask for clarification on what their services include, for example, purchasing of supplies for the organization process.
  • Think about what kind of person you want to work with (example: will you work best in a drill sergeant environment or with someone who treats you like a friend?). Ask the potential organizer about their style.
  • Ask for an estimate on how long the projects you have in mind will take to complete. Inquire about what might change/modify the timeline.
  • Find out how the organizer disposes of items removed from your home or office and if there are additional fees (are the items recycled, donated, shredded?). Make sure you feel comfortable with the plan – especially if items are personal or confidential in nature.
  • You can also visit napomn.com to review their code of ethics and to search for an organizer.

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