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Environmental group: limits on contaminants in local drinking water need strengthening

Northfield News - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 11:15am
A new tool by the Environmental Working Group is allowing Minnesotans to see what’s in their tap water.
Categories: Local News

National Security This Week with Jonah Simonds, Nicole Nipper and Micalie Hunt (International Relations Degrees), 11-17-21

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 10:35am
Host Jon Olson talks with Jonah Simonds, Nicole Nipper, and Micalie Hunt, who earned undergraduate degrees in International Relations, about how their choice of major in college has impacted their professional lives.    

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig recap Northfield City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/17/2021 - 8:42am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the November 16 City Council meeting.

Northfield driver suffers life-threatening injuries in 4-vehicle crash

Northfield News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 9:23pm
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a four-vehicle crash that seriously injured a Northfield man.
Categories: Local News

Post Consumer Brands donates land to St. Olaf College

Northfield News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 5:58pm
Post Consumer Brands is donating 30 acres of land in Northfield to St. Olaf College.
Categories: Local News

Commissioners get a peek at plans for new jail, but supply shortages loom

Northfield News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 5:20pm
Matthew Verdick is well aware of the supply shortages that are impacting the construction industry.
Categories: Local News

Rental Informational Meeting / Reunión informativa sobre el alquiler

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 1:04pm
Event date: December 3, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
500 Lincoln Pkwy
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Attend this meeting to learn about changes to the rental license program. Asista a esta reunión para conocer los cambios en el programa de licencias de alquiler.

Bonding committee weighs Mill Towns Trail funding; Registration, donation deadline for ‘Operation Joy’ is Friday; City Council preview

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:54am
Last week members of the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee toured Southern Minnesota to talk with communities about requests they have made for the bonding bill that is expected to be the centerpiece of the next legislative session.  Committee Chair Fue Lee of Minneapolis said he hopes to see a “robust” bonding bill. He said

United Way Day: Erin Bailey of Northfield Community Education

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:04am
Erin Bailey, Director of the Northfield Community Education Department, talks about the programs and services offered through the department and the importance of the funding from the Rice County Area United Way.  

Donation expands St. Olaf Natural Lands

St. Olaf College - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:52am
A 30-acre land donation from Post Consumer Brands has expanded the reach of St. Olaf College’s Natural Lands, providing new opportunities for research and recreation.
Categories: Colleges

United Way Day: Erica Staab of Hope Center

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:47am
Erica Staab, Director of the Hope Center in Faribault, provides information about the services offered at the center to provide advocacy for victims of violence and sexual assault.  Funding from the Rice County Area United Way helps them to provide services.  

In prioritizing parks needs, council prefers to improve rest rooms

Northfield News - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:46am
Area hockey fans hoping for upgrades to the city of Northfield’s outdoor rink may have to wait until decisions about the ice arena are solidified.
Categories: Local News

United Way Day: Charlie Mandile of HealthFinders Collaborative

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:39am
Charlie Mandile, Executive Director of HealthFinders Collaborative, discusses the services of HealthFinders which provide quality health care, advocacy, and wellness education to people in our community who have limited health care alternatives.  The Rice County  Area United Way provides valuable funding to the agency.

Chamber Chat with Lisa Peterson and Special Guest Tayler Swansen of HomeTown Credit Union

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:36am
This week Lisa talks with the manager of the new HomeTown Credit Union branch in Northfield, Tayler Swanson. They discuss Tayler’s journey with HomeTown from teller to Branch Manager, the nature of a credit union, and what it means for a financial institution to have a local focus.  

United Way Day: Elizabeth Child of Rice County Area United Way

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:29am
Rice County Area United Way Executive Director Elizabeth Child talks about the United Way fund raising campaign and some of the agencies that benefit from the United Way.

United Way Day: Melissa Grover of KCQ

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:20am
Melissa Grover, Program Director of KCQ in Faribault, talks about the mission of KCQ to assist individuals with disabilities with their vocational rehab services needs.  Funds from the Rice County United Way help to make that possible.

Lutheran Center series aims to connect campus colleagues through conversation

St. Olaf College - Tue, 11/16/2021 - 9:48am
Each month the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community hosts a meal for faculty and staff featuring a campus colleague who reflects on the question "What Nourishes You?"
Categories: Colleges

Staffing shortages threaten supply of long-term care

Northfield News - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 6:04pm
Immediate and future needs are threatening the ability of local long-term care centers to meet the ever-present demand for their irreplaceable services.
Categories: Local News

Star Tribune features ‘Liberatory Adornment’ art exhibition at St. Olaf

St. Olaf College - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 4:28pm
A recent Star Tribune feature highlighted the debut of Liberatory Adornment, an exhibition running at St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum through January 23. 
Categories: Colleges

City has interest in MnDot Property; Salvation Army bell ringers will be out on Friday; New Northfield mobile app

KYMN Radio - Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:02pm
Last week, the City Council determined that there was enough interest between themselves and city staff to acquire the property currently owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation at the intersection of Highway 3 and Woodley Street to authorize city staff to talk with MnDot about an acquisition.  The property will be vacated by January of 2023.
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