Dundas seeking a full-time police chief

Northfield News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:30pm
The city of Dundas is officially seeking a new full-time police chief.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The Pink Floyd Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:00pm
This week, on the occasion of two milestones for the band, Rich looks at the music and legacy of Pink Floyd.

Radiobiological shot noise explains TMI biodosimetry…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 4:02pm

Attention all you nuclear nerds. Hot off the press, article by Aaron M. Datesman, in Nature, Scientific Reports, and a concept, shot noise, which “should motivate a comprehensive re-evaluation of the conventional understanding of the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station, especially regarding its impact upon the population of the surrounding area.”

Check it out:


This article is open access, spread it around, with credit to orignal author, the source, and link to Creative Commons license.

Categories: Citizens

Drive and determination motivate Graf to finish what she started

St. Olaf College - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 3:36pm
Julie Graf '21 has become one of the most dominant NCAA Division III pitchers in the country, leading the Oles to a 7-1 start this spring before the season was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She's determined to finish strong this year.
Categories: Colleges

Irresponsible COVIDIOT Herman Cain!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 3:23pm

Herman Cain, winner of today’s Horse’s Ass award for irresponsibility in the face of COVID — he is the COVIDIOT of the day!

Here he is at the tRump Tulsa Rally, June 20th. Note in the entire photo, there is exactly ONE mask visible.

Then he tweets this, ecstatic that masks are NOT mandatory:

And then, DOH, it’s revealed that June 29 he was diagnosed with COVID, two days before the twit twitted the above ecstatic “PEOPLE ARE FED UP” and on July 1, he was hospitalized with COVID! Twitting from his hospital bed?!?!

Then for staff, or whoever, to have the nerve to have the nerve to say, “Please keep him, and all who are battling this virus, in your prayers.” As if he cared about people he was with at that rally, as if he cared when he was so thrilled about distancing not being required at tRump’s Mt. Rushmore COVID-fest?

Herman Cain, here’s your Horse’s Ass award, for your irresponsible uncaring attitude toward COVID and toward those near you.

Categories: Citizens

Backyard Bash moves to online format due to pandemic

Northfield News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 2:28pm
Although Backyard Bash is becoming an annual tradition north of Nerstrand, the onset of COVID-19 is forcing this year’s performance online.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:46pm
Event date: July 7, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Members of the public may watch the meeting electronically:

Conference number: +1 (646) 749-3112
Acess code: 797-745-653

Passenger without seatbelt ejected; Two charged in heroin OD possibly tainted with fentanyl; Heat #1 weather related killer; Coop to go-ahead on expansion;Fireworks locations; Statewide road construction

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Sheriff’s office along with Northfield Fire & Rescue and Northfield ambulance responded with State Patrol yesterday, to an injury accident on I-35 in Webster Township. Sheriff Dunn said, “how long have we been talking about seatbelts? One person in this vehicle didn’t have a seatbelt on, was

NDDC receives National Main Street Accreditation

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:54am

Northfield, MN (7/1/20) — The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is proud to announce it has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach.

NDDC’s performance is evaluated directly by Rethos Main Streets, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

“This is a great accomplishment for the NDDC and the Northfield community,” said Greg Siems, NDDC Executive Director.  “Our organization has worked hard for twenty years to improve and advocate for the downtown, and national accreditation now gives us even more motivation and credibility to continue this important work.”

Over the past two decades the NDDC has been a catalyst, contributor, and advocate for many long-lasting improvements in the downtown district, including:

  • Welcome banners and holiday decorations
  • Bridge Square master plan
  • Benches, bike racks, and trail connections
  • Gateway corridor improvement plan
  • Mayor’s Downtown Streetscape Task Force
  • Riverfront Enhancement Advisory Committee
  • Highway 3 pedestrian safety upgrades
  • Recruiting and encouraging developers for high-visibility projects such as The Crossing  and Reunion-Eat, Drink, Gather
  • Promoting Downtown through events (such as Taste Tour, ArtSwirl, Spring Fling) and marketing (Be Local, Buy Local) in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Visit Northfield
  • Newer initiatives such as Artists on Main Street, Riverwalk design amenities, and business succession planning.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”  In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.



The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that seeks to support, strengthen, and grow Northfield’s unique downtown district.  Founded in 2000, the NDDC is made up of dedicated residents who work to promote direct and indirect investment, collaboration and cooperation with other public and private groups, and awareness of the opportunities that Downtown Northfield holds for the community as a whole.

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Categories: Organizations

Blood Drive

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 9:45am
Event date: July 8, 2020
Event Time: 01:30 PM - 06:30 PM
210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
You can help during the national health emergency

Lisa Peterson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 9:37am
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Peterson discusses topics discussed during a meeting with Representative Angie Craig including her bill to extend the PPP assistance to small businesses to August 8.

Sheriff Troy Dunn

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 9:30am
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn provides safety tips for the 4th of July holiday weekend.  He discusses law enforcement reform proposals and more.


KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 5:32am
This is the third installment in the Adventures of Stardust series.  Here is the cast: InterROGUEations (Adventures of Stardust episode #3) Written by Kosmo Esplan, 12 years old. Directed by Pauline Jennings Maddie Bussmann: Captain John Black, Head Navigator Paula Jens, and Martian #2 Kosmo Esplan: Doctor Lucas Horst and Administrator Jerry Lillgen Amelia Ford:

American Conversations podcasts aim to engage student voters across the country

St. Olaf College - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 9:20pm
St. Olaf students produced podcast episodes to provide nonpartisan information on key voting issues ahead of the upcoming presidential election, and their work has been published on the Compact Nation Podcast.
Categories: Colleges

Business leaders: Further COVID-19 restrictions could inflict additional damage

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:45pm
Local business leaders on Wednesday expressed concern that a second wave of COVID-19 could roll back the gradual reopening process and further damage businesses already impacted by the pandemic.
Categories: Local News

Musician Talk – Terry VanDeWalker

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:21pm
Host Pauline Jennings talks with Terry VanDeWalker, drummer for and founding member of the jam band The Big Wu.

Four area townships band together to eliminate wild parsnip

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:30pm
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 grant to help four area townships eradicate a dangerous invasive species.
Categories: Local News

Offices closed for Independece Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 4:54pm
Event date: July 3, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
City Hall is close today in observance of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday.

Human Rights Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 3:01pm
Event date: July 9, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 726-181-517

Memorial Pool opens to swimmers on a warm, humid day

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 1:26pm
Northfield Memorial Pool opened to a grateful public July 1.
Categories: Local News
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