Organizations look to remain open while maintaining social distancing

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 7:45pm
Northfield establishments are trying to safely remain open during COVID-19 while ensuring proper social distancing.
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And now E.O. 13934, a National Garden!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 4:24pm

As if the “Monument” Executive Order 13933 wasn’t bad enough, now there’s this:


One of the points? Build a “National Garden” with statues…

The National Garden should be composed of statues, including statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Here’s the scoop on E.O. 13933, issued just before:

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

Categories: Citizens

Council opts to require face masks in public facilities

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 2:00pm
Masks will soon be required inside Northfield public facilities.
Categories: Local News

Nfld. City Council considers raises for councilors, mayor

Northfield News - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 1:00pm
The Northfield City Council is considering 2.5% raises for councilors and the mayor in 2021 and 2022.
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Nfld Council moving toward requiring masks citing health and economy; Carleton requires masks in all buildings and some outdoor spaces; CRWP photo contest

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  With a petition and a plea to understand the rules and enforcement, the Northfield City Council last night, was faced with making a decision as to whether or not they would “require” people to wear masks in public buildings or continue to “request” it. There were over 700 signatures on

Commitment to Anti-Racism

St. Olaf College - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:41am
I personally commit to holding the leadership of St. Olaf accountable for examining and eliminating racism on our campus. St. Olaf will be part of the movement for change.
Categories: Colleges

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 9:23am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig recap the July 7 City Council meeting including the receipt of an excellent bond rating, an increase in compensation for council members and the mayor, maintaining public bathrooms at the Northfield Historical Society, and approval of a resolution to support additional state requirements for masks in

Council opts to require face masks in public facilities

Northfield News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 9:36pm
Masks will soon be required inside Northfield public facilities.
Categories: Local News

Public-private partnership seeks to ensure student internet access

Northfield News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 4:00pm
As uncertainty looms over the learning format for the 2020-21 school year, a state public-private partnership is aiming to eliminate any gaps in student internet access.
Categories: Local News

Just Food Co-op is Expanding – Let’s Grow Together! 

Just Food Co-op - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 2:08pm

For many customers and Owners at Just Food, this is a long awaited event – the expansion of Just Food Co-op! 

Just Food has been planning this expansion for many years, through several General Managers and it almost seems fitting that in the middle of a literal pandemic, this expansion project will take place. These last few months have reinforced the need for Just Food to remain viable in the downtown area and has shown the Co-op the community’s desire for great food at affordable prices. They have been able to serve a diverse community, keep good food in people’s homes, doing so in an entirely too small space. 

“It has been my joy to be leading this organization into the expansion project,” said Sherri Meyers, Just Food’s General Manager. “I’m so thankful for the team of dedicated employees that have worked through this pandemic and this is the perfect team to lead us through this long awaited expansion.”

While much of the business was able to turn quickly and provide groceries curbside, their very small deli simply was not able to receive enough product to produce the types of food that many were looking for – heat and eat. With an unreliable oven, a very tight workspace, and aging and failing coolers – the deli department was the department that suffered the greatest losses at the store during this pandemic. The deli is also the department that will get the biggest facelift and an entirely new space in the store. One that will be well equipped to serve great food to our community! 

The 4000 square foot sales floor will grow to approximately 6000 square feet and will offer wider aisles that will allow a more comfortable shopping experience. There will be a Kombucha keg, a large prepared foods section, the ability to offer more local foods as well as serve the wider community much more effectively. 

Just Food is very proud to be a part of the Northfield community and can not wait to Grow Together! 

Groundbreaking is set for Monday, July 13th and will be streamed via their Facebook page at 10am. Just Food asks that community members not congregate for the event, and attendance at the actual ceremony is invitation only due to COVID19. 


The post Just Food Co-op is Expanding – Let’s Grow Together!  appeared first on Just Food Co-op.

Categories: Businesses

Faribault man dies in crash; 4th of July water rescue victim is in Stable condition; Nfld Council votes on requiring masks; RAUW awards $240k in grants; Dukes can sell beer at the ballfield

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  At 9:30 last night,  the Rice County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an injury crash in on 195th Street W. just west of Faribault in Wells Township. Deputies found a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta rolled over in the south ditch of 195th, west of Roberds Lake Blvd. There had been two

Embracing the travel bug at home

St. Olaf College - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 9:25am
Although we have had to put a stop to travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, your love for travel doesn’t need to be put on hold as well. Books, music, movies, and so much more can transport you to brand new places all over the world.
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Faribault man killed in rollover crash

Northfield News - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 7:54am
A 20-year-old Faribault man was killed in a Monday rollover crash near Roberds Lake.
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NH&C expands Covid-19 testing

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 2:17pm
COVID testing is now available for people who have been exposed to a confirmed case but have no symptoms: NH+C expands COVID-19 testing: Exposed, but no symptoms People exposed to a confirmed case can get tested, should quarantine 14 days JULY 6, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics expands COVID testing to include asymptomatic people

Bridgewater Twsp Supervisor killed in tragic accident; Defunding Mpls Police “scares” Rice Co. Sheriff Dunn; Littles named Rice Co. 2020 Farm Family of the Year; NHS opens with new Raid exhibit

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Update with comment from Township Supervisor Glen Castore at the end of the story. It was a tragic fourth for a local family and community. Chair of the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors, 71 year old Gary Ebling, was identified as the man who died on Saturday when the tractor

How may I help you? An Immigrants Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:15am
I revisit Deepak Singh on his book, “How may I help You – an Immigrants journey from MBA to Minimum wage”.  After falling in love with an American, Singh moves with her to Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, he can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts

Retiring resource librarian sees the impact of her work

Northfield News - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 9:45am
Under a hot Thursday morning sun in Bridge Square, Northfielder Joan Ennis described her decades-long career in the library services industry and the COVID-19 concerns that caused her to end her tenure with Northfield Public Library somewhat prematurely.
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Local group raising money for Bangladesh as country grapples with two crises

Northfield News - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 9:41am
COVID-19 has placed much of the world in economic and social disarray.
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2015 DoJ Report on Mpls Police

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 4:35pm

Back in 2015, after too many police shootings and killings, and too many reports of police misconduct, the Department of Justice was brought in to evaluate the Minneapolis Police Department. Police misconduct is again the subject of a lot of discussions, bytes, photos, videos, meetings, and this DoJ report from 5 years ago has come up frequently. Here it is so that it’s easily found:

Diagnostic Analysis of the Minneapolis Police Department – Dept of JusticeDownload

What did they look at?

And the bottom line? The recommendations:

So that was 2015. What’s happened since then? Chief Arradondo was questioned about this at a press conference shortly after the murder of George Floyd. His response was essentially that yes, there has been some progress, some work on the recommendations, but not all have been implemented. When asked for specifics, he didn’t address the question. So the real bottom line is that there’s a lot of work to do and they’re behind and need to do some catch up. Some are saying that Arradondo hasn’t been chief for all that long, but it’s been three years since he was appointed, and he needs to get to it, particularly now.

I’d guess that these recommendations could be applicable to any police department. Which cities, which police departments, are going to do the work?

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, the Charter Commission and City Council are ramming something through to be put on the ballot next election, and it’s my understanding that they did something similar in 2018 (nevermind they didn’t get it together to get the requisite vote on the U.S. Bank Stadium on the ballot, SHAME!). When I find the resolution and whatever else is before their Charter Commission and Council, I’ll post it.

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