City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 1:10pm
Event date: June 15, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Link to directly watch the June 15, 2021 Council Meeting is here

Dakota Electric asks for emergency energy conservation; City financial audit comes back ‘clean’; New Young Sculptors project in place for unveiling; Free City Wi-Fi is now in place

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The high temperatures have prompted Dakota Electric to issue a maximum generation emergency event. The association is asking its members to conserve electricity and to cut back energy use until 10 p.m. tonight. Energy-saving suggestions include:  Postponing use of appliances such as washers, dryers and dishwashers until after 10 p.m.  Turning

MetroNet seeking franchise to provide cable for much of Northfield

Northfield News - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 9:43am
Indiana-based fiber optic internet and cable TV provider MetroNet is interested in providing cable services to much of Northfield.
Categories: Local News

Steve Underdahl on Vaccinations, Wound Healing Center

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 9:22am
Steve Underdahl, CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, discusses Covid vaccinations, the new Wound Healing Center, and more.

Recall Petitions here!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 8:51am

This is going to take forever, but here we go! A work in progress, posting as I get them formatted.

FYI, folks this IS public information — each petition has this displayed in CAPITAL LETTERS above the signature spaces:

Here’s the caption that’s on each petition — also note that the person signing is to be the one filling it out — and clearly that often did not happen that way. See examples below following the petitions:


Petitions Filed May 10, 2021:

Petitions-Delivered-May-10-2021_At-Large_Stinson_Part-1Download Petitions-Delivered-May-10-2021_At-Large_Stinson_Part-2Download Petitions-Delivered-May-10-2021_Ward-1_BieseDownload Petitions-Delivered-May-10-2021_Ward-2_KlitzkeDownload Petitions Delivered-May-10-2021_Wards-1 & 2_Hove_ALL (REJECTED – Certified Committee Petition not attached)Download

(Some of the May 10, 2021 Ward 3 Norton MIA, will post soon!)

Petitions-Deivered-May-10-2021_Ward-4_BussDownload Petitions-Delivered-May-10-2021_Wards-3 & 4_BrownDownload

Irregularities – Petitions filed May 10, 2021:

Irregularities_May-10-2021_Ward-1_BieseDownload Irregularities-May-10-2021_Ward-2_KlitzkeDownload Irregularities-May-10-2021_Wards-1-2_HoveDownload Irregularities-May-10-2021_Ward-3_NortonDownload Irregularities-May-10-2021_Ward-4_BussDownload Irregularities-May-10-2021_Wards-3&4_BrownDownload

Petitions filed May 24, 2021 – supplement May 10, 2021 Petitions

Evan-Brown-Wards-3-4-Received-5_24_2021-from-George-HintzDownload Erin-Buss-Ward-4-Received-5_24_2021-from-George-HintzDownload

Irregularities – Petitions filed May 24, 2021

Irregularities_May-24-2021Wards 3 & 4_BrownDownload Irregularities_May-24-2021_Ward 4_BussDownload


The May 10, 2021 Ward 3 Norton file MIA, will post when I get it.

There’s a problem that really sticks out in Ward 4, but seems in all groups of Petitions… I’ve only taken a quick scan, distracting while combining and reducing files. What’s obvious is that while the petitions clearly state, “ALL INFORMATION MUST BE FILLED IN BY PERSON(S) SIGNING THE PETITION UNLESS DISABILITY PREVENTS PERSON(S) FROM DOING SO,” many lines are filled out by the same person, NOT the persons signing the petition.

Each person turning in a bunch of petitions sign an affidavit, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY:

Yet here are examples where it looks like one person filled in some, or all, of the lines:

Categories: Citizens

Rice County Attorney John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/10/2021 - 8:41am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses how the court system is beginning to return to normal, a new mission statement, and planning for the new jail facility.

Northfield, Faribault seeking state dollars for trail stretches

Northfield News - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 2:47pm
The cities of Faribault and Northfield plan to seek state bonding money in 2022 to connect significant portions of local trails.
Categories: Local News

Consultant recommends $14.7 million in work for Northfield wastewater treatment plant

Northfield News - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 1:51pm
A consulting firm is recommending that nearly $14.7 million be invested through 2030 to construct a new storage facility, tank and numerous other improvements for the Northfield wastewater treatment plant that also serves Dundas.
Categories: Local News

Council discusses final details of new strategic plan; NH+C audit shows things are in good shape; Northfield honored by GreenStep program

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The Northfield City Council met in a work session last night to put the finishing touches on the city’s new Strategic Plan, with the intention of voting to approve it at the next regular meeting.  City Administrator Ben Martig presented the draft to the council and put special emphasis on the value

Announcing the 2021 Bridge Square Block Party Summer Series!

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 9:47am

After a year of cancelled events and limited opportunities to come together as a community, the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is proud to present a summer series of fun, family-friendly, casual and safe events in Downtown Northfield. On the third Thursdays in June through September, you can join your friends and neighbors at the 2021 Bridge Square Block Parties.

Together with our June event partner, Northfield Public Schools’ Community Education, we’re excited to kick-off our series on Thursday, June 17 from 5:00 -7:00 PM in Bridge Square.

Bring your families and join your friends and neighbors with entertainment by Northfield’s own Louis & Dan and the Invisible Band (5:30-6:30 PM) and be among the first to hear new songs featuring our beloved downtown! Purchase treats from local vendors, take advantage of “Third Thursday” shopping deals, stroll along the riverfront, or just put out a blanket and enjoy being out in the community again.

The NDDC will also be selling Taste Tour Passport Coupon Books with incredible deals from many downtown restaurants and businesses (valid through December) and Community Education will have a table with resources for you and your families about summer programming and opportunities to get involved, have fun and keep learning!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for more fun all summer long! For more details and updates, be sure to follow the NDDC on Facebook (@DowntownNorthfield), or visit:

The 2021 Bridge Square Block Party series is made possible with generous support from the City of Northfield and our programming sponsors. Please join us in thanking and giving back to the businesses that support our community!

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National Security This Week with Prof. Summer Forester, 6-9-21 (Role of Women in Conflict Zones)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 8:55am
Host Jon Olson talks with Professor Summer Forester from Carleton College about her research into the role women play in conflict zones.

Ben Martig discusses City Council Work Session

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 8:49am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the City Council work session.  Topics include the annual financial report, wastewater treatment plant facilities study, American Rescue Plan and more.

Dairy associations, princesses encourage continued support for June Dairy Month

Northfield News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 4:45pm
While cooling off with a bowl of rocky road this week, local dairy producers encourage consumers to learn more about the industry and those who are a part of it in recognition of June Dairy Month.
Categories: Local News

Recall the Recall? Hove again!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 1:22pm

The “Recall City Hall” committee so screwed up the Petitions to recall Wards 1 & 2’s Dean Hove that they were all returned with this missive:

So now they have to start all over from zero, and yesterday, a new Petition was filed for certification:

AND, there’s a gathering tonight, at a CHURCH, to start the Petition drive, info posted on Shelley Pohlman’s (a/k/a Rena Marsh, etc.) Red Wing Minnesota News page:

“Bureaucrats paid by the City of Red Wing found technical reasons to reject the first petition, signed by hundreds of citizens, to recall Council member Dean Hove for participating in secret meetings in violation of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.” That’s not why!!! You’ll also find this false statement on the “Recall City Hall” page. Ummmmm… right. Let’s just keep that bs going…

… nevermind that they didn’t use the Certified petition when collecting signatures to recall Hove. Good grief — is this so hard to understand? The Hove petitions were not done as legally required!!

So tonight, head on down to the New River church. Let’s see if they’ll train the folks soliciting signatures not to lie and misrepresent the reasons for the recall. Look at the Recall City Hall site!!! SNORT! The Recall petitions are not about firing Pohlman… it has nothing to do with “lower taxes.” Let’s be clear this time folks, here’s your rationale (click for larger version):

Maybe Shelley will even put up the ENTIRE certified petition this time, rather than this half-assed snippet from earlier times (linked too!):

Maybe Shelley will even move up these 250 words to the TOP of the Recall City Hall page? Feature it up front so the world can read? Naaaaah, that would be too honest.

Categories: Citizens

Riverwalk Market Fair returns to in-person format, delivers familiar amenities

Northfield News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:54pm
Though Ally Fellows considers herself relatively new to Northfield, she and her family have been frequent visitors to Northfield and the Riverwalk Market Fair for several years.
Categories: Local News

Gift creates largest scholarship fund; music hall named in honor

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:03pm
David Tweet ’59 and Janice Johnson Tweet ’58 have established a new endowed scholarship to benefit STEM and Music students with financial need. Their gift strikes a critical chord for financial aid — these majors are among the largest at the college.
Categories: Colleges

Fire at Rice County Landfill; Subcommittee looking into old jail building options; Historical Society teams with SCOPE for Cemetery Stories

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director A fire broke out at the Rice County Sanitary Landfill over the weekend, producing thick black smoke that could be seen from miles away, and producing concern with some about the air quality during the Northfield High School graduation ceremony.  Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Chief Gerry Franek said they

‘Love, sweat, and tears’ lead to softball’s historic spring

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 10:38am
The St. Olaf softball program had its best season in over two decades this spring, led by Julie Graf '21 and a group of seniors who have taken the program to new heights.
Categories: Colleges

Gallego named Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor, launches new podcast

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 9:54am
As the new Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, St. Olaf College Associate Professor of English Carlos Gallego is launching a podcast on antiracism theory and practice.
Categories: Colleges

And the Fan’s Roar

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 7:35am

Before sunup. The heat has been offensive this first week of June. My go-to weather app, when I checked it after work hours last evening, said, “feels like 100.” At the moment, the humidity of yesterday has been cleared out by the miracle of Central Air. A fan — a big black fan — blows […]

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