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Random music picks for today

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/29/2019 - 11:22am

Today’s random music picks:   Staple Singers – Slow Train The Snugs – Strugglin’ Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues Lack of Afro – Hello Baby The Faces – Stay With Me The Minor Planets – Before You Know It Jugtown Pirates – Easy Com, Easy Go Mick Jagger – Gotta Get a Grip

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Dodge Center Transmission in the news

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 06/29/2019 - 10:55am
Hare-brained idea

“We don’t want them to even consider this. I’m sure the people who fought for non-proliferation weren’t expecting them to dislocate people, in order to achieve that goal. It’s an honorable goal, but 50 houses? Bulldozed? Come on,” explained Applegate.

The Dodge County Wind project’s transmission, the grossly oversized 345kV line for a 170 MW transmission project, is in the news again (it’s been a long couple of weeks, and I’m catching up!). This is about the notion of running a 345kV line, needing a 150 foot easement, through town on an existing 69kV or 115 kV line easement. Through neighborhoods, taking out houses, yeah, right, great transmission planning. A simple look at google earth would reveal just how impossible this would be, the definition of “non-constructible.” I wish at that PUC meeting where it was proposed they would have pulled up google earth. There’s just no excuse for this.

This headline is awful though — it’s not about preparing for the worst, it’s about taking preventative action to assure it doesn’t go further:

Dodge Center residents prepare for the worst in power line dispute

“… prepare for the worst…” WHAT? This is a bizarre headline. KTTC, what are you thinking, it’s the opposite of the point, the mindset, the actions. The essence is preventative, check this quote — the point is to prevent it from being considered — once more with feeling:

“We don’t want them to even consider this. I’m sure the people who fought for non-proliferation weren’t expecting them to dislocate people, in order to achieve that goal. It’s an honorable goal, but 50 houses? Bulldozed? Come on,” explained Applegate.

This one, also KTTC, was from May:

Dodge Center residents feel taken advantage of with latest proposal

The release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been delayed, at this point, the DEIS is now due out at the end of July. That’s a good thing, that’s success, because that Draft Environmental Impact Statement should state in specifics why running a 345kV line through residential neighborhoods is a no-brainer. Just NO! This never should have been offered as an “alternative” in the first place. Shame on Commissioner Tuma for putting this out there, for pushing Commerce to put it in the Scoping Decision. He knew better, or should have known better, because he said he looked at it on Google Earth.

Categories: Citizens

Plans underway for possible Northfield parklet, downtown facade restoration

Northfield News - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:54pm
The Northfield Economic Development Authority was presented with a couple of options to spruce up the downtown district on Thursday, including a pilot facade restoration program and possible parklet implementation.
Categories: Local News

Missing vulnerable adult

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 1:39pm

BCA UPDATE 1:51pm 7-1-19 **** UPDATE **** ALEXANDER HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS SAFE. THANK YOU EVERYONE!   The Eagan Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Alexander Paul Dahlen Robles (date of birth 8-23-1998). On Tuesday, June 25th at approximately 3:00 PM, Alexander went for a walk from the 2000 block of Copper Lane

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Developers hope to break ground in October on a $14 million apartment project downtown; NAFRS gets a new pumper; TIF hearing on Maple Brook Townhomes – 24 unit affordable housing; City wants your input on 2020/21 budget

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director It started just three months ago and has developed into a 79-unit apartment development at Fifth and Washington in downtown Northfield. Economic Development Coordinator Nate Carlson told KYMN that Stencil Enterprises out of Sioux Falls, who just completed a development at I35 and County Road 46 in Lakeville, came to

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Northfield Police Department has Fourth of July fireworks tips

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:34am

The Northfield Police Department wants everyone to be safe this Independence Day and encourages parents to closely supervise any use of fireworks. Fourth of July weekend is also a time they encourage people to drive safely and not drink and drive. Traffic crashes, traffic citations, and traffic deaths are often high on the Fourth of

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Two traffic control changes on Washington Street

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:59am

With the near completion of the Washington Street mill and overlay project, a traffic control change has been implemented at two key intersections along the project corridor. The Washington Street and Fifth Street intersection, which previously operated as a minor stop controlled intersection with vehicles on Fifth Street required to stop, has now been converted

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Advocates stress need to get anti-opioid medication into the right hands

Northfield News - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:15am
In America, one person dies of a drug overdose every 11 minutes.
Categories: Local News

PJ Medin

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 9:41am

PJ Medin talks with Wayne about Backyard Bash 2019, an outdoor music festival featuring 17 bands on private property in Nerstrand on July 27.  Visit www.breakthroughrocks.com/backyardbash for more information.

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City of Northfield asking public for input on 2020-2021 budget process

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 4:56am

The City of Northfield is asking for the public to participate in short survey questions as they begin the 2020-2021 budget process by using Polco, a public engagement platform. Survey results will be tabulated and shared with the city council and community through the city’s website. Residents can participate on Polco by downloading the Polco

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ArtZany: Noontime Organ Recitals with Richard Collman and Film Score Fest with filmmaker Wendy Placko

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 1:16am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes first Richard Collman from the Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals and then filmmaker Wendy Placko who will preview her work for the Film Score Fest.   13th Annual 2019 Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals 2019 Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. 7/10, Joanne Rodland, St. John’s Lutheran Church 7/17,

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Don’t Forget

This is the last weekend that you can use your 2019 Knecht’s Bonus Bucks!   They are good from June 1st through June 30th.  We have all of our remaining annuals on sale at 40% off which includes hanging baskets.  Our perennials have never looked better!   Shrubs and trees are fully stocked and ready to find a new home.  

We are going to experience the hottest weather of the summer this weekend.  The heat index will reach almost 100 degrees and the humidity in the tropical levels.  We all will be hot and in need of water to stay hydrated.  This is also true of your landscape plants – and seasonal annuals.  Don’t forget to give them an extra drink of water.   Especially anything that is newly planted this year!!!

Watch your in-boxes this weekend – the 4th of July e-coupon will be coming out!  

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Categories: Businesses

Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac – a wonderful ornamental tree!  It’s tough as nails.  We have three of these trees planted here at home.  One out in our meadow which has been there for many years, and we have two new ones in our yard – replacing some of the victims to last fall’s tornado.  

These trees bloom about a month later than the lilac shrubs.  They are covered in clusters of large white FRAGRANT blossoms and have very few problems.  

There are several different varieties – basically covering size and width differences.  Some of the older varieties have lots of blooms one year, and a lighter bloom set the next.  Newer cultivars have a little more consistent blossoming.  

You will find Japanese Tree Lilacs in clump form or as a single stem tree.  It is strictly personal preference – what works best in your landscape.    They perform best in full sun – prefers well drained areas and will grow in a variety of soil types – even clay.  When planted in shady areas, you may experience some mildew.  

We are seeing these trees used in boulevards quite often.  They perform well in adverse conditions, which are typically found along city streets.   One of the car dealerships here in Northfield has them planted in their parking lot island coming in and out of the dealership. These trees are beautiful.  A parking lot has hot asphalt on both sides – and in the winter – lots of snow, ice and road salt that will find it’s way to the tree.   The tallest cultivar will grow to a mature height of 20′-25′ making it a great choice for under powerlines.

Consider the Japanese Tree Lilac.  Some of the cultivars we carry are the standard Japanese Tree Lilac, Snowcap, Snowdance, Summer Storm and Ivory Silk.    

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

Additional sidewalks for needed corridors get council's consideration

Northfield News - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 4:06pm
The Northfield City Council is in the preliminary stages of considering adding sidewalk on community spaces, including near St. Dominic School.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:58pm
Event date: July 2, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

City subcommittee calls for carbon-neutral Northfield by 2050

Northfield News - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:01pm
Northfield’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Board Energy Subcommittee is calling for the city to become carbon-neutral no later than 2050.
Categories: Local News

Fireworks

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:18pm
Event date: July 4, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:
2200 Division St S
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Enjoy the fireworks!

Wall collapses as roof is removed; Amateur sports bring in $ for communities; Faribault man charged with 3rd degree possession

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Crews were in the process of removing the roof of the old Ford dealership in Dennison yesterday afternoon when a wall collapsed. Citizen Britt Olson reports that no one was injured. Mayor Jeffrey Flaten said the west wall of the building — the middle half — is what collapsed yesterday.

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FCC Midwest Tour?!?! Who knew?!?!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:44am

Did you know there was an FCC “Midwest Rural Tour” going on this week? I sure didn’t. The FCC, and more importantly, the Public Utilities Commission, should have broadcast this far and wide, particularly to those docket service lists where Over the Air broadcast and internet, broadband, and phone access and service are at issue. Of course the last one in Minnesota was yesterday. Today and tomorrow, a couple more in Wisconsin. Note they’re meeting “privately” with local leaders. Great… open meeting, anyone?

Here are the FCC Contacts:

Contact:

Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa
202-418-0965

Alma Hughes
202-418-1680

Chantal Virgile
202-418-0056

Here’s the poop, cut and pasted from their site (LINKED HERE):

Tour Schedule:

All events listed below are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Day 1:  Monday, 6/24

  • 9:30 am
    Presentation at the Chaska Community Center – Download Event Flyer
    1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
  • 1:00 pm
    Presentation at Nicollet County Health and Human Services – Download Event Flyer
    622 South Front St., St. Peter, MN 56082
  • Meetings with local leaders in Blue Earth County, MN; Chaska, MN and Le Sueur, MN – closed to the general public

Day 2:  Tuesday, 6/25

  • 1:00 pm
    Presentation at the Semcac Senior Dining – Download Event Flyer
    Dodge County:  Sunwood Manor, 200 1st St. NE, Kasson, MN  55944
  • Meetings with local leaders in Owatonna, MN and Waseca, MN – closed to the general public

Day 3:  Wednesday, 6/26

  • 12:00 pm
    Presentation at City Hall – Download Event Flyer
    207 Lafayette St., Winona, MN 55987
  • 3:30 pm
    Presentation at City Hall – Download Event Flyer
    315 Main St., La Crescent, MN 55974 
  • 6:00 pm
    Presentation at La Crosse Public Library – Download Event Flyer
    800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Meetings with local leaders in St. Charles, MN – closed to the general public

Day 4:  Thursday, 6/27

  • 12:00 pm
    Presentation at the Kupper Ratsch Senior Center – Download Event Flyer
    10025 Superior Ave., Tomah, WI 54660
     
  • Meetings with local leaders in in Mauston, WI; New Lisbon, WI; Sparta, WI and Tomah, WI – closed to the general public

Day 5:  Friday, 6/28

  • 12:00 pm
    Presentation at DeForest Senior Center – Download Event Flyer
    505 N Main St., DeForest, WI 53532 
  • 3:00 pm
    Presentation at Portage Public Library – Download Event Flyer
    253 W. Edgewater St., Portage, WI 53901
  • Meetings with local leaders Portage, WI and Wisconsin Dells, WI  – closed to the general public
Categories: Citizens

Beer Sampling - Summit Brewing Co.

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:10am
Event date: June 28, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
116 5th St W
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Join us for free beer sampling with Summit Brewing Company.
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