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Third Faribault prison inmate dies of COVID-19

Northfield News - 2 hours 57 min ago
A 64-year-old man who had recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, died Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. The man had been incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault until his hospitalization.
Categories: Local News

Rice County commissioners prepare to vote on 2021 levy

Northfield News - 3 hours 42 min ago
Barring any last minutes changes, Rice County residents will see a slight increase in their 2021 taxes.
Categories: Local News

Siting solar & transmission easements?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - 6 hours 22 min ago

Brainfart today while working on Data Requests.

NextEra’s Grant County Solar Energy Center Citizen Concerns and Their Justifications

If you’re wanting to site solar on land, rather than on rooftops, wouldn’t transmission easements be a logical place to site solar?

Some lines have distribution underbuilds for convenient interconnection, and many have distributions crossing at various points, for convenient interconnection.

Trees have been cleared, and clearances should be sufficient to allow for low arrays.

Why not? Do tell…

From wind siting, I know that siting decisions are often backwards, and with solar, that is certainly the case. They get the land first, and then figure out how to connect. Distributed solar isn’t even considered, siting near load isn’t even considered. There are better ways to do this.

Categories: Citizens

Northfield school district employee terminated for unauthorized treatment of infant; Rice County law-enforcement breaks theft ring; Big Woods State park closed this weekend

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 15 sec ago
By Rich Larson, News Director The Northfield Public School District has announced that they have terminated an employee of the Early Venture Childcare Center for administering melatonin to at least one infant without consent of that child’s family. Northfield Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Matt Hillmann said that, once alerted, the district moved swiftly to investigate.  

Mind-escape

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - 8 hours 19 min ago

We all need a mental anesthetic now and then. Some reach for … … bottles. … the cookie jar. … a remote control. By definition, in the moments when the need is so keen the alternatives contemplated are not of the so-called healthy variety. You can strive to meditate in these times. But you also […]

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Categories: Citizens

Craig Swenson talks about Zoom Classes available at FiftyNorth and more

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 32 min ago
Craig Swenson provides information about a large variety of classes available through Zoom and more.

Representative Todd Lippert discusses budget surplus, Covid relief assistance, and more

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 36 min ago
District 20B State Representative Todd Lippert discusses the budget surplus and how it may be used for Covid relief assistance packages, provides an update on his work to extend the deadline for farmer lender mediation, Minnesota Covid19 Housing Assistance programs, and more.

St. Olaf College reimagines annual Christmas festival during global pandemic

Northfield News - 14 hours 33 min ago
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to escalate, the annual in-person St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a cherished event in which countless people gather on campus to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, was necessarily cancelled.
Categories: Local News

December 2020

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - 18 hours 12 min ago

4 Friday Your house! That you get to go for walks right after work. When your little buddy sleeps on your lap. When you realize you do have a box of macaroni and cheese in the cupboard, and just in time to become a dinner side. The feedback you get from inside about what is […]

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Categories: Citizens

District employee fired after allegedly putting melatonin in baby's bottle

Northfield News - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 8:00pm
A Northfield Early Ventures Childcare Center employee was fired Wednesday after school officials discovered she placed a dietary supplement often used to aid insomniacs was in at least one infant’s bottle, according to Superintendent Matt Hillmann.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The CBGB Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 7:41pm
Rich, joined by Weekly List part time co-host Dan Moir, honors the impending 47th anniversary of the opening of one of the most important music venues in the history of rock & roll, by playing the music that was fostered an incubated at CBGB.

Northfield Public Schools works with $1 million surplus as regional uncertainty continues

Northfield News - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 3:14pm
School districts across the state are grappling with revenue shortages caused by enrollment reductions and other adverse impacts attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Local News

Thank you

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 1:18pm
As the fall semester concludes, President David R. Anderson '74 shares a message of thanks with St. Olaf students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Categories: Colleges

Lippert Calls for Covid relief package; St. Olaf housing project moves forward; Rice SWDC tree sale is on

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 12:31pm
By Rich Larson, News Director With the news that the state is looking at a $640 million dollar budget surplus, and not the $2.4 billion dollar deficit that had been predicted, State Representative Todd Lippert has issued a statement saying it is time for the state to come up with a Covid-19 relief package. “With

Reimagining the St. Olaf Christmas Festival for the Global Pandemic

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:14am
With an in-person 2020 Christmas Festival canceled because of COVID-19, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival offers a unique virtual concert and music program to viewers nationwide.
Categories: Colleges

STOries: High Marks During Difficult Times

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:04am
The current outbreak of COVID-19 is not the first time St. Olaf has responded to a severe pandemic. We look back at the 1918 pandemic and its impact on the Hill.
Categories: Colleges

Beth Kallestad discusses Sustainable Northfield Podcasts

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:25am
Beth Kallestad, Program Coordinator for the City of Northfield, discusses Sustainable Northfield podcasts available to the public.  They can be accessed on the City’s website.

Sheriff Troy Dunn on Theft Ring Bust

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:17am
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn discusses the recent bust of a significant theft ring in the area that resulted in two individuals from Faribault being taken into custody.

For the Hill and Beyond: The Campaign for St. Olaf Comes an Extraordinary End

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 8:52am
The Campaign for St. Olaf has come to an extraordinary end, with thousands of generous individuals providing vital support that undergirds every opportunity a St. Olaf education provides, and supports every student who comes to the Hill, now and beyond.
Categories: Colleges

Pause Button

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 8:44am

There is no problem that cannot be dropped, if only for a moment. It is the holding onto things that weighs one down. Think of your kettlebells. The longer you hold them, the heavier they feel. Their weight does not at any point change; it’s the amount of effort you have to expend to keep […]

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