Dundas Council votes yes to new Police Chief; Craig files suit on 2nd Congressional District vote; NH&C Underdahl looks for “bright side” and sees the challenges of flu season in a pandemic

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The City of Dundas has a new Police Chief. Administrator Jenelle Teppen explained that the Dundas Council interviewed Todd Hanson last week. Retiring as a Police Officer in Faribault, he’s been a part time Officer for Dundas and Lonsdale. Teppen said, “and because we already completed the background investigation, the

Minn. House District 20B: Where do the candidates stand?

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 12:00pm
If elected, what is your top priority for the 2021 Legislature? Why are you running for office?
Categories: Local News

911 outage in Rice, Steele counties part of multi-state failure

Northfield News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:15am
The 911 outage residents of Rice and Steele counties experienced Monday afternoon was part of an outage that impacted multiple states, according to the Rice/Steele 911 Center administrator.
Categories: Local News

Jenelle Teppen discusses Dundas City Council meeting

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 9:29am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the September 28 City Council meeting. Topics include a new early learning daycare center, a trail crossing at the intersection on Co. Rd. 1 and Hwy 3,  development of a website using funds from the CARES Act, and appointment of Todd Hanson as the new police chief.

Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses first days of school and reviews School Board meeting

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 9:20am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann  talks about how the first days of school are going and the safety measures that are being taken, and discusses the September 28 School Board meeting.

September 2020

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 4:04am

28 Monday New neighbors. Gene Hackman. Pretty hockey plays. Small stretching sessions. The opportunity to get better. 27 Sunday Powderhorn Park. People who walk their dogs. People who sell self-published books in public places. Tristan Harris. The New York Times. Intellectual stimulation. Sunday mornings at the gym. Salmon supper. 26 Saturday A clean car. The […]

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Categories: Citizens

Nerstrand opens new fire station

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 9:31pm
Nerstrand celebrated the opening of the city’s new fire station Sunday with a socially distanced open house.
Categories: Local News

Market Fair organizers plan in-person celebration, continue contract talks

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 7:43pm
Riverwalk Market Fair organizers are planning an Oct. 10 in-person celebration as contract negotiations between the Fair Board and Northfield Economic Development Authority continue.
Categories: Local News

Rep. Craig sues to allow election in November after postponement

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 5:06pm
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, the first term Democratic-Farmer-Labor congresswoman from Minnesota’s 2nd District, is suing in federal court to allow her re-election to resume in November.
Categories: Local News

Three local authors taking part in the Deep Valley Book Festival

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 2:42pm
Paul Niemisto has added his name to the Deep Valley Book Festival of authors taking place virtually Saturday and Sunday Oct. 3-4, joining fellow Northfielders Susan Hvistendahl and Joy Riggs in promoting their books at this largest literary festival in Southern Minnesota. Niemisto will be promoting his “Cornets and Pickaxes” about Finnish bands in Northern

Three House candidates discuss approaches to governing

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 2:30pm
As COVID-19, racial unrest and persistent political polarization continue wreaking havoc on state politics, three candidates running for two state House of Representatives seats outlined their approaches to public service.
Categories: Local News

LWV of Northfield/Cannon Falls candidate forum 9-26-20

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 2:28pm
On September 26th, the Northfield/Cannon Falls League of Women Voters held a candidate forum with candidates for Rice County Commissioner District 1, District 20 State Senate and District 20b State Representative. This LINK will take you to those interviews.  

Castore responsible for patents, adept at private, public leadership

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 1:57pm
Resting in his rural Bridgewater Township home/workshop on a recent August morning, Glen Castore pondered his successful career as a business owner and holder of three patents that have helped major corporations ensure the safety of their aircraft.
Categories: Local News

Hundreds of Faribault, Northfield residents to receive energy kits

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 1:30pm
Hundreds of residents in Faribault and Northfield’s manufactured home parks will soon have access to energy efficiency kits intended to better insulate their homes during the winter and help them save money on energy costs.
Categories: Local News

Tenant survey indicates racial disparities in feelings of safety

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:28pm
A rental survey recently undertaken by the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority shows vast differences in feelings of safety between English- and Spanish-speaking tenants.
Categories: Local News

One dead in four car crash; Body cams, data privacy and disclosure; Arts Corridor construction, quiet zone RR xing and Hwy 246 roundabout update

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director A four car crash on I-35 at Hwy 19 on Friday took the life of an Edina man. All four vehicles were traveling southbound when they collided. 55 year old Michael Rae Bendel-Stenzel was killed. His two passengers were airlifted to HCMC with non life threatening injuries. Two others in

Made Men The Story of Goodfellas by Glenn Kenny

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:30am
When Goodfellas first hit the theatres in 1990, a classic was born. Few could anticipate the unparalleled influence it would have on pop culture, one that would inspire future generations of filmmakers and redefine the gangster picture as we know it today. In the first ever behind-the-scenes story of Goodfellas, film critic Glenn Kenny chronicles

Homecoming and Family Weekend provides a virtual look at life on campus

St. Olaf College - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:39am
Homecoming and Family Weekend, a beloved tradition each fall, went virtual this year with a series of online events October 2-4.
Categories: Colleges

Minnesota state lawmaker reports threatening email to police

Northfield News - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:35am
State Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, is currently running for reelection in a competitive district. The former Lakeville mayor on Sunday night tweeted about the email he says his campaign received Friday night.
Categories: Local News

John Fossum discusses delayed Congressional District 2 Election

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/28/2020 - 9:40am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses the delayed Congressional District 2 Election due to the unexpected death of one of the candidates, Adam Weeks.  Angie Craig currently holds the position until December 31. From John Fossum, this LINK will take you to the federal statute that directs when congressional elections are to be held.
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