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NPD warns about space heaters (fires in Winter add another layer of danger for firefighters), staying in your car and pet safety

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:37pm

With dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills reaching -60 degrees possible tonight, Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz warn the public to stay inside.  Don’t travel unless it’s necessary. It affects how First Responders do THEIR jobs. Nelson said that something as simple as a fall can be much more serious as

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Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:31pm
As near record breaking cold takes hold of southeast Minnesota, motorists are reminded to take extra precautions to avoid potentially life threatening situations, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Dangerous cold prompts warnings; Nfld Chamber honors 50th Business of the Year and celebrates Business Person and Ambassador of the year; Nfld woman deliberately crashes car into boyfriend’s

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:02pm

With dangerously cold temperatures, schools are closed again tomorrow.  FiftyNorth will close at 5 this evening and reopen on Thursday morning. Northfield United Methodist Church has cancelled Wednesday Kids Club and Community Meal and the Eagles Club will not have Bar Bingo tonight.  Bundle up if you have to go out. Rice County Skywarn says

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Downtown restaurant developers look to EDA for $100,000 loan

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:30am
As the process to renovate and revitalize the old Rueb 'N' Stein buildings in downtown Northfield proves exceedingly expensive, Reunion developers find themselves with a financing gap.
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Winter weather postpones Jan. 30 basketball games

Carleton Sports - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:27am

The extreme winter weather affecting the Upper Midwest has brought about Minnesota’s coldest wind chills in two decades. That scenario created unsafe travel conditions and led the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to postpone all basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The men’s home game versus Augsburg University has been pushed back until Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Due to a facility conflict, the Carleton women’s game at Augsburg has been re-scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

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Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Deputy Mark Dukatz

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:25am

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Deputy Mark Dukatz on the extreme cold conditions…  Be very careful with space heaters and heat lamps.  Check your pets too! Chief Nelson-Deputy Dukatz 2

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Bison in Dakota County?

Northfield News - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:00am
Could bison once again roam in Dakota County?
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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:50am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy talks about the January 28 City Council meeting.  Topics include self-storage facilities, a public hearing on February 21 regarding the application from Kwik Trip to build a new facility in Dundas, and more…. John McCarthy 1-29-19

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Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 9:40am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about how and when decisions are made for school cancellations during snow and extreme cold weather and how flexible learning days work to make up lost days.  Wednesday will be a flexible learning day – instruction for parents and students is on the district website.    Hillmann also discusses

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I remember when…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 8:45am

Oh come on, folks, it’s not that cold. -7 right now in Red Wing. At the risk of sounding like an old fart, I remember when… I remember in the 60s those -30 mornings penguin-walking a mile to school in Michelin Man costume.

And I’d rather forget those awful mornings in the 70s, so glad to have that long muskrat coat, I appreciated each and every dead muskrat.  And 1974 for sure was awful, living in an unheated attic, and trying, and failing, to start the car, a personal emergency.  Piglet, my ’64 Galaxie just couldn’t do it.

Early 80s, changing the oil in my van because I’d flooded it beyond hope. What hell that was…

And in 1994, when my new Dodge Colt froze up!  How did that happen?  Caught it overheating as it was warming up, and lucky to get it to the shop and thawed out. WHEW, too close.

But as you well know, climate has changed. I kept telling Alan Muller that winters are not “normal” here, little snow, and not -30 or worse. Now and then, we do get reminders (click photos for larger versions).

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Cold Weather 101: Staying safe as temps reach dangerous lows

Northfield News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:30pm
It’s common knowledge that Minnesota gets cold, but knowing how to stay healthy and safe requires a deeper dig — one that doesn’t involve a shovel.
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Cancellations due to extreme cold – check for updates

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 4:11pm

We have had some phone calls regarding cancellations separate from the School Districts.  We will update as we are notified.  Here’s a list so far: This just in 12:24pm 1-30-19 Due to the continuing cold weather conditions, city offices will be remain closed until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 31. DSI will NOT be picking up

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School closings through Wednesday due to cold

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:57pm

Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann has cancelled school for tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday.  That will be the District’s first (pilot) flexible learning day.  Parents should check for links in the Skylert message or check the school website for information. Arcadia is also closed Faribault Public Schools have also cancelled school for Tuesday and Wednesday Faribault Head

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EDA committee focusing on supporting women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses

Northfield News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:39pm
The city’s Economic Development Authority has made it a goal to ensure women, minority and veterans have opportunities when it comes to business in Northfield. And it’s willing to spend some money to make it happen.
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MDA Alert on Pet food contamination infecting a human

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:35pm

Human illness linked to product contaminated with Salmonellabacteria St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is notifying consumers of a recall of raw turkey pet food from Woody’s Pet Food Deli due to Salmonellacontamination. This recall is being issued after product samples collected by the MDA tested positive for Salmonella. Sampling was begun after the Minnesota

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Beyond the books: Northfield schools embrace makerspace movement

Northfield News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:00pm
In a school computer lab, students sit at tables in small groups, poring over laptops. They're doing basic programming work by dragging digital blocks around their screens in a program designed to teach coding.
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Snow storm blankets Northfield ahead of record-cold wind chills

Northfield News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:30pm
Snow plows and snow shovels were out in full force Monday morning.
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Quiet morning but State Patrol warns of white-out conditions; Rural Mental Health on Lippert’s agenda; Draheim gets small business recognition; Want to farm in Farmington?

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:02pm

Rice County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jesse Thomas reported that it was a quiet commute this morning.  A couple of cars in the ditch but that was about it. State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson reports that they had a few in the ditch but the bigger story is the white-out conditions in rural areas.  While plows

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How to Hold a Grudge: From resentment to contentment

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:20am

All of us hold grudges, but many of us think we shouldn’t.  Teri Knight’s guest today is Sophie Hannah. In her latest book, HOW TO HOLD A GRUDGE: From Resentment to Contentment – The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life, the internationally acclaimed crime fiction writer, digs into the universal but widely misunderstood practice

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Regional DEA takes $33.9M in drugs off the streets

Northfield News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:53am
Jan. 8 marked the six month anniversary of the opening of the Drug Enforcement Administration Omaha Division which covers Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and four counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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