St. Olaf students named Smaby Peace Scholars

St. Olaf College - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:24am
St. Olaf College students Kristina Quanbeck '21 and Manuela Novoa Villada '21 have been named Smaby Peace Scholars.
Categories: Colleges

Marty Larson

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:50am

Northfielder Marty Larson talks about the Almanzo Cycling Event coming to Northfield May 18.  Almanzo is a gravel road cycling event and will include over 1700 riders who will be arriving in Northfield on Friday, May 17.  Visit their website for more information.

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:29am

Northfield City Adminstrator Ben Martig discusses the May 14 City Council work session where they heard from FiftyNorth about potential expansion plans for the future.  The Council also began discussing what its position will be relating to the possible incorporation as a city by Bridgewater Township, and received an update on the strategic plan.

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Senator Tina Smith

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:17am

Senator Tina Smith discusses her proposed bill to address mental health care in the schools.

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Knights fifth after day one at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:50pm

The Carleton College women’s golf team wrapped up day one of the NCAA Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club in a tie for fifth place after posting a score of 310, four shots off the pace. That is the lowest single-round score posted by the Knights in their four trips to the national tournament.

Categories: Colleges

Council considers closed meeting to discuss possible Bridgewater incorporation

Northfield News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:14pm
The Northfield City Council is evaluating entering a closed session to discuss Bridgewater Township’s potential decision to petition for incorporation.
Categories: Local News

Lauko headlines Carleton All-MIAC Softball honorees

Carleton Sports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:43pm

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – After finishing the 2019 campaign with a 24-15 record (10-12 MIAC), the Carleton College softball team saw four players earn All-MIAC recognition.

Categories: Colleges

Career Conversations: David Wang ’16

St. Olaf College - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:25pm
As part of the new Career Conversations series, David Wang '16 discusses his work as a Strategic Growth Analyst at Dropbox.
Categories: Colleges

PUC Public Engagement scrutiny!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:21pm

Looks like the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is under scrutiny, that the Office of Legislative Auditor is reviewing its “public engagement.” From the Office of Legislative Auditor:


The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is seeking input about the Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.

Date:  Friday, May 31, 2019

Time:  10:00-11:00 AM

Location:  State Office Building, Room 10, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

OLA is beginning a program evaluation of the Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.  To help us shape the evaluation, we invite you to share with us your experiences with Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.  At this stage in our work, we are still refining the scope of the evaluation and our preliminary research questions, which are:

  • What are the Public Utilities Commission’s rules for public participation?
  • To what extent does the commission enforce those rules appropriately and consistently?
  • How do the commission’s rules affect the extent to which the public can participate in the commission’s decision-making processes?

Other Ways to Comment

Alternatively, you may send us written comments through our website.  Or, you may e-mail or Laura Schwartz, the project manager, at

About OLA

OLA is a nonpartisan office in the legislative branch of Minnesota state government.  We evaluate state-funded programs to determine how effectively and efficiently they are fulfilling their missions.  Visit our webpage for more information about OLA.

Laura Schwartz | Program Evaluation Manager | Office of the Legislative Auditor | Program Evaluation Division

140 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155 | 651-296-1232 | Fax: 651-296-4712

  Office of the Legislative Auditor

Attached to the above missive were these two documents:

OLA Public Meeting NoticeDownload OLA, PUC Background Paper, 2019Download

Seems a good place to start is to review the reports of the Power Plant Siting Act Annual Hearings!

2000 Summary of Proceedings

2000 Report EQB

2001 Summary of Proceedings

2001 Report EQB

2002 Summary of Proceedings

2002 Report to EQB

2003 Summary of Proceedings

2003 Report to EQB

2004 Summary of Proceedings

2004 Report to EQB

2005 Report to PUC

2006 Report to PUC – Docket 06-1733

2007 Report to PUC – Docket 07-1579

2008 Report to PUC – Docket 08-1426

2009 Report to PUC – Docket 09-1351

2010 Report to PUC – Docket 10-222

2011 Report to PUC – Docket 11-324

2012 Report to PUC – Docket 12-360

2013 Report to PUC – Docket 13-965

2014 Summary Report– Docket 14-887

2015 Summary Report – Docket 15-785

2016 Summary Report — Docket 16-18

And the last two years:

2017 Summary Report — Docket 17-18Download 2018 Summary Report — Docket 18-18Download
Categories: Citizens

Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

Northfield News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:15pm
Minnesota voters have twice amended the state constitution to provide dedicated money for clean water, the outdoors, parks and trails, and arts and cultural projects.
Categories: Local News

Battle, Rubin collect MIAC Baseball Awards

Carleton Sports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:06pm

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Representing the Carleton College baseball team, Wilson Battle was named to the 2019 MIAC Baseball All-Conference First Team for his efforts in the batter’s box and on the mound this season. This is his first time receiving All-MIAC recognition.

Categories: Colleges

COURT REPORT: Additional charges filed when man returns to threaten alleged victim

Northfield News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:00pm
A Faribault man with a history of domestic violence was charged Thursday with assaulting the same woman he hurt previously, then returning to her home that evening and threatening to kill her if she didn’t recant.
Categories: Local News

With contract in hand, Teppen starts June 3 as Dundas administrator; FiftyNorth and Bridgewater incorporation on Northfield’s work session; Draheim discusses “revenue source” in opioid crisis

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Dundas City Council formalized the hiring of Jenelle Teppen as their new City Administrator. With a salary of $80,000 a year, Teppen will come on board on June 3, 2019, days after current administrator John McCarthy “officially” retires. The council also approved what’s called a “phased retirement” agreement with

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Cover crop interseeder simplifies planting for area farmers

Northfield News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:20am
Rice County farmers have been experimenting with planting cover crops out in the field and have been seeing the benefits. Producers report improved soil health including erosion control, increased infiltration, weed suppression and higher organic matter. Farmers also report spending…
Categories: Local News

Richard Henderson

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:08am

Lakeville Rotarian Richard Henderson joins Wayne in the studio.  He talks about Taste of Lakeville, scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:17am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy discusses the May 13 City Council meeting, including a phased retirement plan for McCarthy to assist with the transition of new City Administrator Jenelle Teppen who will begin her new duties at the beginning of June.

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Dr. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:50am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about the Business & Technical Fields Career Day happening at Northfield Middle School today and reviews the May 13 School Board meeting.

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Emergency fund, break enhancements help Oles

St. Olaf College - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:13am
Gifts from Mary Ostenson Broude '68 and Ken and Jennifer Kroner are helping students on campus over breaks and with emergency needs be at home on the Hill.
Categories: Colleges

Missing teen

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:20am

The Sleepy Eye Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Tanner Michael Klammer, age 16. Tanner was last seen on May 10, 2019 at River Bend Education District, New Ulm, MN. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with yellow writing, a brown camo long sleeve shirt underneath, blue jeans, vans shoes

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