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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, Michellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09921244970889478836noreply@blogger.com
Categories: Organizations

Knights and Oles split pair of nail-biters

Carleton Sports - 1 hour 43 min ago

Catcher Keenan Moore smacked a key three-run, two-out double as the Carleton College baseball team secured a 6-5 victory over rival St. Olaf College in the opener of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The Knights fell to the Oles, 5-4, in the nightcap.

Categories: Colleges

The Hill is alive with the sound of podcasts

St. Olaf College - 7 hours 1 min ago
We're launching two podcasts! 'St. Olaf Chapel' and 'From the Hill to Real Life' will help tell a deeper story of our campus in 60 minutes or less.
Categories: Colleges

Drop the drone during fire season

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 50 min ago

Press Release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources April 23, 2019 Flying a drone can be a lot of fun—but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Most people wouldn’t dream of driving their car in front of a fire engine that’s responding to a fire,”

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Dakota County services, budgeting and plans featured in State of the County event

Northfield News - 9 hours 16 min ago
Dakota County’s services, use of tax dollars and upcoming park, library and transportation projects were among highlights of the 2019 State of the County event April 17 in Burnsville, according to a press release.
Categories: Local News

Area schools graduation rates all above 90 percent

Northfield News - 11 hours 12 min ago
Graduation rates at Northfield High School, Randolph High School and Arcadia Charter School remained well over 90 percent in 2018, according to statewide numbers released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Categories: Local News

Changes in banking industry lead to decision; NHS graduation rates soar over statewide averages; No wake!

KYMN Radio - 11 hours 55 min ago

By Teri Knight, News Director   There’s been a lot of change in the banking industry over the past 11 years while Tim Viere has been the President of the First National Bank of Northfield. He said, “The model that we’re under is making loans and bringing in deposits but we don’t have a lot

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Drew Roach

KYMN Radio - 12 hours 21 min ago

Wayne visits with Drew Roach who has started a business in Northfield called Essential Carpet Cleaners. His company incorporates essential oils in the cleaning process.    

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Dana Kuyper

KYMN Radio - 12 hours 29 min ago

Dana Kuyper of Northfield is Wayne’s guest and talks about a fundraiser for Northfield Wrestling to be held on April 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Northfield Golf Course.  There will be social hour, dinner, live auction, and live music provided by Chad Johnson.

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St. Olaf Jazz 1 recognized by DownBeat Magazine

St. Olaf College - 12 hours 43 min ago
St. Olaf Jazz was awarded “Outstanding Performance by Large Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble” in DownBeat Magazine’s 42nd Annual Student Music Awards.
Categories: Colleges

Jobless rate shows slight uptick in March across the region

Northfield News - 13 hours 51 min ago
The unemployment rate ticked up slightly across the region from February to March, according to figures released Tuesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Categories: Local News

Tim Viere and Rick Estenson

KYMN Radio - 14 hours 6 min ago

First National Bank President Tim Viere and Vice-President Rick Estenson discuss the sale of First National Bank to Merchant Bank.

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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - 14 hours 9 min ago

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy talks about the April 22 City Council meeting.  Topics include the annual audit, a new housing development at Bridgewater Heights, and the search for the new city administrator. Five finalists will be interviewed on May 1.

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Dr. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - 14 hours 18 min ago

Northfield School Superintendent Matt Hillmann shares local graduation rates which are much higher than the statewide averages, and he reviews the April 22 School Board meeting.

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Twp. officials look to meet with Dundas leaders in advance of incorporation decision

Northfield News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:53pm
Bridgewater Township officials are looking to meet with the city of Dundas to possibly consider changes to an annexation agreement between the two entities as the township evaluates possible incorporation.
Categories: Local News

Reducing recidivism through alternative practices a focus in criminal justice

Northfield News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:00pm
A shift is occurring in some area of the justice system, away from traditional methods of punishment in order to reduce recidivism in American prisons.
Categories: Local News

Goodhue County Board Special Election

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:26pm
Photo by “Jonathunder

Special County Board meeting TOMORROW, 9 a.m.

We now have an official vacancy for District 1 on the Goodhue County Board that will need to be filled via a special election. Scott Safe took over when Ron Allen took a leave of absence for treatment for leukemia. Ron Allen died recently, creating a statutory vacancy and now Scott Safe is no longer in that position.

Safe stepping in for Allen during cancer treatment

Obituary – Ronald C. Allen


Commissioner Ron Allen remembered as good listener, caring friend

TOMORROW at 9 a.m., the County Board will meet to determine whether to appoint someone in the interim (again) or leave it vacant until the special election.

Special elections are only allowed on specific dates, the first possible one in August (May 14 is apparently too close to schedule), August 13th, 2019.

If they want to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the special election, there are some rules… including:

Before making an appointment to fill a vacancy under subdivision 4, the county board must hold a public hearing not more than 30 days after the vacancy occurs with public notice given in the same manner as for a special meeting of the county board. At the public hearing the board must invite public testimony from persons residing in the district in which the vacancy occurs relating to the qualifications of prospective appointees to fill the vacancy. Minn. Stat. 375.01, Subd 5 (in part).

I don’t recall the circumstances, yes, I wasn’t paying attention, and I should have, this is my county district! I do recall being surprised someone was appointed, and having no say in that appointment. But there is a problem: The statute puts a 90 day limit on an appointment where Board member is unable to serve (Minn. Stat. 375.01, Subd. 3), and in this case, it began December 1, 2018, and would have ended March 1, 2019. That didn’t happen.

Goodhue, we have a problem.

Tomorrow’s morning should give us a clue as to what will happen.

I vote for the temporary appointment and to have the election in August. That and $0.50…

Categories: Citizens

Bike rides, dancing, other weekend activities to mark Earth Day

Northfield News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:17pm
Bike rides, dancing, summaries of local climate initiatives and other presentations will mark Earth Day events Friday and Saturday in Northfield.
Categories: Local News

Olseth Family Foundation aids Oles studying abroad

St. Olaf College - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:19pm
The biennial 'Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand' leads Oles on a scientific odyssey through Australasia. Grants from the Olseth Family Foundation help defray costs for students.
Categories: Colleges
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