A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 9:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michelle
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Nfld man with violent history to be extradited to Illinois; Chief Elliott discusses meeting the needs of the community and how the mask mandate is going; Denison discusses City finances, Ice Arena, Transit Hub and more;  Nfld Council decision on closure a

KYMN Radio - 2 hours 28 min ago
By Teri Knight, News Director A Northfield man with a long history of threats and violence toward his family and police, as well as mental illness and substance abuse issues, will be extradited to Illinois. In the most significant incident, which happened in 2015, the now 50 year old Mark Hawanchak was the focus of

August 2020

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - 9 hours 46 min ago
3 Monday The healing power of teaching. Knowing when you hit your limit. Divanni’s. Longfellow Gardens. Reading time. Driving around on a summer night. The new air. 1 Saturday Saturday morning walks. Morning coffee. The way your dog bounces back. Winning without your best stuff. Speaking only when you have something to say. A tidy […]
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Former vet clinic property to become most modern building on Division

Northfield News - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 8:34pm
When Northfield Veterinarian closed in March 2018, many wondered what would become of the historic buildings at 510 and 512 Division Street that housed the clinic.
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AFCL files Complaint against Tuma & Sieben

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 6:40pm

Remember that recent “most bizarre PUC meeting ever” posted here:

A Most Bizarre PUC Meeting!

Just filed now, a Association of Freeborn County Landowners have filed a Complaint against Commissioner Tuma and Chair Sieben:

AFCL Cover and Affidavit of ServiceDownload AFCL’s Tuma-Sieben_Complaint_and_TranscriptDownload Affidavit of Overland and Exhibit PacketDownload

Really, you have got to read that Transcript. And even better, watch the video, most cringeworthy ever:

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President/CEO: NH+C healthy, not immune to changing trends

Northfield News - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 1:43pm
Though Northfield Hospital and Clinics President/CEO Steve Underdahl believes his organization is in a relatively stable financial position, he sees the public-owned entity as facing the same changing, challenging trends similar health systems face.
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Nfld woman killed in crash; Nfld Council considers extension of road closure, channelizers; Mayor says Accountability in Police reform offers opportunity “to become better”

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  A Northfield woman was killed Saturday morning when she drove into a construction zone. 51 year old Michelle Dawn Burwell was driving west on Hwy 99 in Montgomery Township around 7:45 when she drove into the construction zone and a hole in the road. The State patrol reports that she

Announcing the 2020 Artists on Main Street grant recipients

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:41am

Winners selected for 2020 Artists on Main Street grant program; New creative placemaking projects will benefit downtown Northfield

Northfield, MN, 8/3/20—Amidst a global pandemic, the importance of community and place is more important than ever.  Thanks to the Artists on Main Street program—organized locally by the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) and the City of Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission (ACC)—two significant projects have been chosen that will help tell Northfield’s story and bring us together through the arts and creative placemaking.

These projects, described below, will comprise the second year of the Artists on Main Street program, a three-year community development initiative offered through Rethos: Places Reimagined and Springboard for the Arts, with funding from the Bush Foundation.  The projects were selected through the ACC’s Public Art Review Committee process, as outlined in the City of Northfield’s recently adopted ‘Art in Public Places’ policy.

“We are thrilled with this year’s projects, and we want to thank everyone who took time to apply.  The quality of this year’s submissions made the final decision very difficult,” said Greg Siems, NDDC Executive Director.

The first project—entitled “Spreading the Love / Finding the Heart of Northfield,” was submitted by local glass artist Geralyn Thelen, with the assistance of metal artist Dale Lewis.  Their vision is to create a 6-foot tall metal tree with leaves of fused glass.  “The tree is a symbol of life,” said Thelen in her application, and “the leaves will be heart shaped to represent love.”  More importantly, she added, the leaves will be multicolored to demonstrate that “all are welcome in our community.”  Once complete, the sculpture will be placed in a prominent location outside of the Armory building near the corner of Division and 6th Streets.

In addition to the sculpture itself, Thelen will create a corresponding 6-inch heart for every interested downtown business, creating a scavenger hunt and encouraging participants to “find the heart” of Northfield while learning more about the wide variety of businesses that make downtown Northfield so vibrant.

THE SECOND PROJECT—entitled “Musical Portraits of Northfield,” was submitted by Louis Epstein and Daniel Groll, who make up Northfield’s family music duo, Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band.  The duo plans to create a series of songs describing the sights and sounds of downtown Northfield, which will “complement the visual delights of the district and strengthen the notion of Northfield as a musical city,” as Epstein and Groll described in their application.  The topics and destinations for these musical portraits will be crowdsourced from community members, with a focus on children and families, to identify the businesses, buildings, public spaces, and other downtown sites they love most.  In response to their ideas, a song will be composed for each place followed by a live, public, on-site performance of each song.  Each performance will be filmed and serve as the basis for a music video, allowing each song to live on long past the premieres.  Northfield residents and visitors will be able to access the music videos for free via QR code or online links posted on small signs or in storefront windows.

For more information about the Artists on Main Street program, check out this link.

The post Announcing the 2020 Artists on Main Street grant recipients appeared first on Northfield Downtown Development Corporation.

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Grit – the power of Passion and Perseverance

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:22am
Due to Covid-19, we are revisiting previous interviews I really enjoyed and find pertinent or fun or both or more! I talked with Angela first in 2016. Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ

NH+C agrees to sell former Faribault clinic land to development company

Northfield News - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:25am
To accommodate a new primary care services site in Faribault, the Northfield Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors on Thursday approved a purchase agreement with a local commercial real estate company to allow for more business development at the former…
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Jon Denison, Candidate for Northfield Mayor

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 9:17am
Jon Denison, candidate for Northfield Mayor, talks about his background and his stance on various issues.  There are two other candidates for mayor who will be interviewed on KYMN later this week.  The primary election will be on August 11.

Minnesotans Continue to Report Unsolicited Seeds Arriving by Mail

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 4:51am
Recipients of seed packages should contact the MDA St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continues to receive reports of citizens getting unsolicited seed packages in the mail. To date, over 700 Minnesotans have made reports to the department. The packages have contained a variety of seeds. Seed analysts with the MDA Laboratory

Technology changes, but photography remains a constant in Northfield artist’s life

Northfield News - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 5:30pm
Patsy Dew has more than 50,000 photographs in her database, and that’s only the beginning.
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EDA contemplates 2021 budget options as pandemic continues

Northfield News - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 2:20pm
Despite adverse economic conditions brought on by COVID-19, preliminary Northfield Economic Development Authority budget options indicate cuts might not be needed next year.
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Driver dies after driving into construction zone

Northfield News - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 9:20am
A Northfield woman was killed Saturday morning after driving her car into a construction zone on Hwy. 99 in Le Sueur County.
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Visita de estudiantes de St. Olaf con proyecto de la frontera

KYMN Radio - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 5:57pm
Tuvimos la visita telefónica de tres estudiantes de St. Olaf y su profesora Kelly Figueroa-Ray. Es un proyecto para honrar la memoria de todas las personas que han perdido la vida cruzando la frontera en su intento de llegar a Estados Unidos. El archivo tiene varios segmentos. La entrevista con estudiantes de St. Olaf es

LONG DIVISION: Maggie looks back at being Northfield News' first female editor

Northfield News - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 2:00pm
Folks have asked me how it was to be a woman editor back when I was named to that post in 1967. There had not been a woman editor of the News at that point, but I must say that…
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Carleton to begin in-person classes Sept. 14

Northfield News - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 12:53pm
Carleton College is expecting 85% of its student body to return to Northfield for classes this fall, despite the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19.
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Area restaurants find ways to adapt during COVID-19

Northfield News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:05pm
As Minnesotans have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic for the last several months, nearly everyone and every industry has faced challenging times. Across Northfield, restaurants have had to continually adapt in a constantly changing environment, ranging from a stay-at-home order to…
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Give Up the Dream

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 9:04pm
Sometimes an utterance — whether an essay, a book review, a personal communication, whatever — comes to mind with such clarity. It makes me giddy. It’s about all I can think about. Or want to. For an hour or more. In my head, it’s forceful or sweet or tender or provocative. But then … when […]
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