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Love letter from WI’s PSC

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 4:18pm

April 11, 2019 was one of those days at the PSC of Wisconsin (Massive Agenda at PSC tomorrow, and we’re at the tail end – April 10, 2019). As expected it went poorly, and the Commission stamped all the dockets, the two Badger Hollow (9697-CE-100) and Two Creeks (9696-CE-100) solar siting dockets (CPCN granted despite no solar siting rules); the two Badger Hollow (9697-CE-101) and Two Creeks (9696-CE-101) transmission dockets, and the joint Two Creeks and Badger Hollow acquisition docket (5-BS-228), allowing MGE and WPSC to buy the approved project’s CPCN and to build them, the new “site and acquire” model. You can review these dockets at DOCKET SEARCH HERE and plug in any and all of the docket numbers above.

Today written orders came out on the Badger Hollow solar siting CPCN and the acquisition docket. The acquisition docket is a must read, methinks they doth protesteth too much!

FINAL FINAL ORDERDownload Petition for Rehearing-JJI-05-bs-228Download FINAL ORDERDownload

And don’t forget this intense Order where the ALJ gave Quarles, Commission Chair Valcq’s former firm, what for about their unreasonable acts:

Order-Motion2ProtectDownload

Quarles deserved every blistering word of that Order.

Methinks they doth protesteth too much!


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Part of Lockwood Drive closes Wednesday for emergency sewer repair

Northfield News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 3:05pm
The 400 block of Lockwood Drive near the Linden Street North intersection will be closed Wednesday, May 29, 2019 due to an emergency sanitary sewer repair. Lockwood Drive and Linden Street North will be closed to thru traffic from Lincoln…
Categories: Local News

Minnesota U.S Representatives urge administration to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities in Minnesota working to recover from Winter/Spring damage

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 1:03pm

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018  Contact: Elana Ross (Klobuchar), 202-228-6317   Klobuchar, Smith, Hagedorn, Craig, Phillips, McCollum, Omar, Emmer, Stauber Urge Administration to Issue Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Areas Impacted by Devastating Storms and Flooding   Historic snowfall, ice, and melting snow has caused widespread flooding and significant infrastructure damage across the state,

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Northfield police advise of counterfeit currency

Northfield News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:11pm
The Northfield Police Department is advising residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency, deemed “motion picture money.”
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Saturated soil, precipitation and wind create No Wake emergency; U.S. Representative Craig holds Northfield Town Hall; Northfield and Faribault United Ways unite

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director With continued rising water levels, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn issued emergency wake restrictions this morning. He checked six area lakes and they’re all high. He’s received calls from those living on the lakes who are concerned about erosion. Dunn said we need warmer weather, and less precipitation and wind.

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Lockwood Drive closure

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:29am

The 400 block of Lockwood Drive near the Linden Street North intersection will be closed Wednesday May 29, 2019, due to an emergency sanitary sewer repair. Lockwood Drive and Linden Street North will be closed to thru traffic from Lincoln Parkway to Meldahl Lane. (Open the press release below to view the map) The City

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Dina Fesler

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:50am

Frequent guest Dina Fesler joins Wayne in the studio.

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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:33am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy reviews the May 28 City Council meeting.  Topics include a new developer for Bridgewater Heights, an update on the new city hall project, and the impact of the possible Bridgewater Township incorporation.

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Logan Wells and Katie Schroeer

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:24am

Logan Wells and Katie Schroeer talk about Youth on Boards – a program for youth to serve on City of Northfield boards and commissions.  For more information about the program, visit the www.northfieldyouth.org/boards.  

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Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Beth Kallestad

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:10am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Beth Kallestad, who plays a key role working with the strategic plan as new Program Coordinator for the City of Northfield, discuss the parts of the plan dealing with climate change impact and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Emergency NO WAKE zone

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 9:38am

From Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn: Due to the high volume of precipitation and rising water levels on our local lakes, rivers and streams, the Rice County Sheriff in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is enacting an Emergency Water Surface Use Restriction. This means that all watercraft shall use slow wake restrictions

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No-wake restriction announced for Rice County waterways

Northfield News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 9:13am
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday issued a no-wake restriction on county waterways in response to heavy rain and rising water levels on local lakes, rivers and streams.
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Northfield Police press release on counterfeit currency (5/29/19)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 8:50am

The Northfield Police Department has been notified about a small amount of “motion picture” money being circulated around Northfield. Motion Picture money is nearly identical to real, US currency. The material used in motion picture money is not real currency paper and will test black with a currency pen. A common serial number used on

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Faribault, Northfield United Way to soon merge

Northfield News - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:01am
Northfield Area United Way and Faribault United Way will merge in the coming weeks, a move seen as ensuring the nonprofits sustainability.
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Rep. Craig expresses support for ACA, Medicare buy-in option at Northfield town hall

Northfield News - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 8:46pm
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig said she supports keeping the Affordable Care Act and instituting a Medicare buy-in Wednesday during a town hall at Northfield Retirement Community.
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Busy day at WI’s PSC!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 5:22pm

Today Rebuttal Testimony was due, and Alan Jewell, of Jewell Jinkins Intervenors was spending the day on the tractor in the mud, outstanding in his field. What a day…

Filed was the testimony and a Motion for Supplement to EIS:

Rebuttal-JJI-JewellDownload Motion-JJI-SupplementEISDownload

How is it that PSC staff proposes a reasonable route that offers significant benefit, that of running on U.S. Hwy. 151 corridor rather than cross-country through farm fields, and the PSC (yes, same PSC!) doesn’t do more than talk about in the FEIS, doesn’t analyze the route so it could be considered in the mix?!?! Time to Supplement the EIS and get it in the record, DOH!

Categories: Citizens

Dodge named to Academic All-District team for second time

Carleton Sports - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 3:54pm

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Just days after earning All-America accolades at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Tris Dodge was named by CoSIDA to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country First Team. The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

Categories: Colleges

Representative Daniels’ statement on end of special session

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:49pm

RELEASE:  ST. PAUL, MN—State Representative Brian Daniels, R-Faribault, issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the one day special session. “House and Senate Republicans were able to successfully defeat most of Democrats’ extreme tax proposals,” Daniels said. “I am especially pleased that things like a 70% gas tax increase and more expensive license tab

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Governor Walz signs 26 bills into law

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:45pm

From the Governor’s Office: [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz signed twenty-six bills into law this week. Chapter 40, S.F. 1100: This bill empowers the Prairie Island Indian Community to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority. Chapter 41, S.F. 328: This bill removes two restrictions placed on a hospital bed moratorium exception granted

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Thirteen Oles win Fulbright fellowships

St. Olaf College - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:04pm
Thirteen recent St. Olaf College graduates have been named Fulbright fellows for 2019–20. Three will use the prestigious award to conduct research, and the other 10 will take on English teaching assistantships.
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