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InterROGUEation

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 5:32am
This is the third installment in the Adventures of Stardust series.  Here is the cast: InterROGUEations (Adventures of Stardust episode #3) Written by Kosmo Esplan, 12 years old. Directed by Pauline Jennings Maddie Bussmann: Captain John Black, Head Navigator Paula Jens, and Martian #2 Kosmo Esplan: Doctor Lucas Horst and Administrator Jerry Lillgen Amelia Ford:

American Conversations podcasts aim to engage student voters across the country

St. Olaf College - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 9:20pm
St. Olaf students produced podcast episodes to provide nonpartisan information on key voting issues ahead of the upcoming presidential election, and their work has been published on the Compact Nation Podcast.
Categories: Colleges

Business leaders: Further COVID-19 restrictions could inflict additional damage

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:45pm
Local business leaders on Wednesday expressed concern that a second wave of COVID-19 could roll back the gradual reopening process and further damage businesses already impacted by the pandemic.
Categories: Local News

Musician Talk – Terry VanDeWalker

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:21pm
Host Pauline Jennings talks with Terry VanDeWalker, drummer for and founding member of the jam band The Big Wu.

Four area townships band together to eliminate wild parsnip

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:30pm
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 grant to help four area townships eradicate a dangerous invasive species.
Categories: Local News

Offices closed for Independece Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 4:54pm
Event date: July 3, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
City Hall is close today in observance of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday.

Human Rights Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 3:01pm
Event date: July 9, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/726181517

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 726-181-517


Memorial Pool opens to swimmers on a warm, humid day

Northfield News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 1:26pm
Northfield Memorial Pool opened to a grateful public Wednesday.
Categories: Local News

More disinformation — tRump E.O. 13933 “Protecting Monuments…”

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:08pm

Really, you’ve got to read this, up for Public Inspection, to be published tomorrow. This is baldfaced disinformation about just who was traveling, just who was violent, and reveals just who knows nothing about history — this is shameful:

2020-14509_Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal ViolenceDownload

A snippet of the introduction — OMFD:

Many of the rioters, arsonists, and left-wing extremists who have carried out and supported these acts have explicitly identified themselves with ideologies — such as Marxism — that call for the destruction of the United States system of government.

Anarchists and left-wing extremists have sought to advance a fringe ideology that paints the United States of America as fundamentally unjust and have sought to impose that ideology on Americans through violence and mob intimidation. They have led riots in the streets, burned police vehicles, killed and assaulted government officers as well as business owners defending their property, and even seized an area within one city where law and order gave way to anarchy. During the unrest, innocent citizens also have been harmed and killed.

These criminal acts are frequently planned and supported by agitators who have traveled across State lines to promote their own violent agenda. These radicals shamelessly attack the legitimacy of our institutions and the very rule of law itself.

Jawdroppingly clueless, spewing false information in this “Executive Order.” Idiot, a treasonous pawn.

There’s fomenting happening right now about BLM’s wanting to remove a statue of Lincoln. Here’s the statute at issue:


Categories: Citizens

POC 5x more susceptible to Covid – now’s the time to “double down” to help each other; Martig on channelizers, sidewalks; Artist selected for Roundabout project needs ACC approval 

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The demographics of Covid-19 show a grim story for our minority populations. HealthFinders Collaborative Ex. Dir. Charlie Mandile talked with Jeff Johnson last week. He explained that, in Rice County, 36% of the cases identify as black, 33% as Latino, “that’s about 4 to 5 times the kind of underlying

Summer Heat Safety from Rice Co. Public Health

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:56am
Rice County Public Health would like to remind residents of the dangers associated with high heat and humidity. Heat is the #1 weather related killer in the United States, and those deaths are preventable. It is important that people are prepared for extreme heat and practice heat safety. Read the full press release: PR Summer

Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 9:12am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig gives an update on road construction projects and the modifications on the 4th Street Bridge.  The City is still seeking election judges – call 507-645-3002 if interested.  City youth athletic fields will be opening up soon and youth athletic organizations will be responsible for following guidelines for use.  

Friends You Can Count On 6-30-20

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 8:18am
With co-host Wayne Eddy taking a week off, Dina Fesler talks with: Anja Koester Johnson is an Extension Educator at Dakota County 4H and will talk about virtual summer programs offered by 4H, and how they are continuing to help youth showcase their learning and achievements despite the pandemic. Penny Hillemann is back for a

Badass

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:51am
It’s strange to have a song stuck in your head when you don’t know the last time you heard the song, you haven’t before especially liked the song, and, in a way, the song predates you. In fact, Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was recorded the year I was born. The following year it […]
Categories: Citizens

Lutheran Center Director explores virtual experiences of faith on WCCO Radio

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:14pm
Technology is playing a major role in the church amid COVID-19 closures. Lutheran Center Director Deanna Thompson '89 shares her insights on virtual worship services with WCCO Radio.
Categories: Colleges

Offices closed for Independece Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 6:23pm
Event date: July 3, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
City Hall, the Northfield Public Library and the Northfield Liquor Store are close today in observance of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday.

Hospital officials: patient numbers on the rise, danger to organization persists

Northfield News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Although patient visits are increasing substantially at Northfield Hospital and Clinics, officials and board members say the pandemic is still severely hampering the organization and could pose even greater risks in the future.
Categories: Local News

Local farmers sees strong growing season, but low prices

Northfield News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Local crop farmers left reeling after back-to-back years of poor growing conditions and struggling markets entered 2020 with high hopes of a rebound. So far, they’ve gotten at least part of what they wished for.
Categories: Local News

Nfld HRA assisting with street assessments; Dundas looking for a Police Chief; UCare filming downtown; Old Memorial Pool to open tomorrow; NH&C accepts visitors

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  Northfield’s Community Development Director, Mitzi Baker reports that the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is receiving and processing applications for Northfield’s Street Assessment Assistance Program. The HRA has approved to use up to $30,000 to assist those income-eligible homeowners pay for 2020 street assessments. Qualified applicants must be below 80%

Ole community exceeds expectation as campaign ends

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:41am
Through our comprehensive fundraising campaign, more than 25,000 donors committed $252.24 million to support life on the Hill — far surpassing our $200 million goal. Um! Yah! Yah! Thank you!
Categories: Colleges
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