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Charter Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:49am
Event date: November 21, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
801 WASHINGTON STREET
NORTHFIELD, MN 55057

John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:36am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum talks about an incident in which a Rice County deputy has been charged with assault in the Rice County jail, the impact of new laws such as the hands-free law on the legal system, and a success story for a graduate of the Drug Treatment Court.

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Tamarack copper-nickel exploration?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 9:52pm

Talon Nickel USA has filed with the DNR to rebore/reuse existing exploratory borings, from 2015, near Tamarack, MN.

Exploration Plan – Talon 11-6-19 SubmissionDownload

But it looks like they’re hanging their hat, and a lot more, on this project. A recent press release:

Talon Metals Update: Strategic Importance of the Tamarack High Grade Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project to the Future of Transportation in the U.S.A.

And an even more recent press release, within the last week:

Talon Metals – Advancing the Tamarack Project: Upcoming Work Program and Initiative to Evaluate Producing Nickel Sulphates for the Battery Market

Here’s a presentation touting this project:

“Securing 21 [st] Century U.S. Supply Chains for EVs and Energy Storage”

A friend lives nearby, we were closer than I thought, and this is on a County Road just north of the planned mine:

Categories: Citizens

$5 million gift enables more students to receive Carleton education

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 4:14pm
A $5 million gift from David Ignat ’63 and Eleanor Ignat will help make a Carleton education possible for first-generation and low-income students while challenging other donors to follow suit.
Categories: Local News

Kenyon Republican announces run to unseat Angie Craig

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:30pm
A Kenyon Republican has announced his candidacy to challenge Angie Craig next year in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Categories: Local News

500 more streams, lakes fail to meet water quality standards

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:20pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, announced the proposed addition of 581 new bodies of water to the list of streams and lakes that do not meet state water quality standards. Two, including Fox Lake southwest…
Categories: Local News

Faribault man charged after alleged rape

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:38pm
A Faribault man who allegedly raped a woman he knew Nov. 10 was charged with two felonies on Nov. 12 in Rice County District Court.
Categories: Local News

Northfield farmer uses grant to test precision ag services

Northfield News - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:30pm
Sam Peterson’s farm in Northfield includes a variety of soil types, with sand, loam and clay all represented on his acres.
Categories: Local News

Spousal fight turns into sexual assault charges; Exhaustive study of NPD shows lack of 3 positions; Navy Vet announces run for Senate District 20; Local legion fundraising with flag sale

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A fight between spouses turns into sexual assault charges. Early Sunday evening, Rice County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Cannon City Boulevard after someone called to report a concern that one of the residents was going to harm his wife and then himself. Deputies arrived to find 50-year-old

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Jenelle Teppen

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:02am

Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen recaps the November 12 Dundas city council meeting. The council held a public hearing and then gave final approval for a conditional use permit for Cannon Valley Makers to use the building at 300 Railway Street. Teppen also provides an update on construction of the new city hall.

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 9:55am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses last night’s city council work session (11/12) including a report on a study on efficiency, effectiveness and staffing of the police department, a new safe crossing across from the high school, a request from FiftyNorth to help fund an outreach coordinator for Age-Friendly Northfield, and the 2020 budget.

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Filings on Freeborn Wind… Again! Again!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:10pm

This round is for comments on Xcel’s Permit Amendment Request:

201910-156851-01_Notice of Comment PeriodDownload

Here’s what we (Association of Freeborn County Landowners) filed:

Comment_Xcel Siting Contested Case_FINALDownload Affidavit and Exhibits A-J_In Support Of Comment Contested Case_FINALDownload

Quite a few comments were filed.

Reply Comments due November 19, 2019, one week from today!

Categories: Citizens

$5 million gift to increase aid for first-generation, low-income students at Carleton

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 3:48pm

Northfield, Minn.—A $5 million gift from David Ignat ’63 and Eleanor Ignat will help make a Carleton education possible for first-generation and low-income students while challenging other donors to follow suit. As of Nov. 1, 2019, the Ignat Challenge matches outright commitments of $50,000 to $2.5 million that create or add to an existing endowed

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Jon Olson announces bid for Minnesota Senate District 20

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 3:32pm

US Navy Veteran, Educator, Minnesota Native Seeks Common Ground in a Politically Divisive Time CEDAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, MN – On this Veteran’s Day weekend, Jon Olson announces his bid to earn the DFL nomination for Minnesota Senate District 20. Jon Olson served on active duty in the United States Navy for 25 years before retiring

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2 more DFLers announce they're running for Minn. Senate seat

Northfield News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:39pm
Two more DFLers, including a veteran Northfield city councilor, have announced they’ll seek their party’s endorsement in a bid to unseat first-term state seantor, Rich Draheim.
Categories: Local News

RFPs for jail study due Dec. 2; Farmers still harvesting – use caution; NPD study, roundabout on 246 on Nfld Council work session: T’is the season to Ring the Bell – sign up open

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Sheriff’s Office sent out a Request For Proposals for a facilities and jail study after the Dept. of Corrections deemed the current jail insufficient for medium to higher security prisoners. Sheriff Troy Dunn said the DOC said they need more recreational and educational space. They also lack

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Local Legion #84 launches Flag Drive to benefit youth programs

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:37am

American Legion Post #84 Operation Flag Drive NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA November 12, 2019 – Northfield American Legion Post #84 is launching Operation Flag Drive this month, its last fundraiser of 2019. Operation Flag Drive gives community members the opportunity to purchase new flags for personal use or to give as gifts this holiday season. All proceeds

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Olive Hupf

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:08am

Olive Hupf of Randolph is Wayne’s guest. The 86-year old talks about her life and about the Appalachia Shoe Box Mission that she assists with each year.  The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women added this mission to their Christmas project to fill a semi full of boxes of new, unwrapped gifts for over 1200 youth

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Dr. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:54am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann previews the school board meeting scheduled for this evening (11/12). There will be a National Merit reception just prior to the meeting where several commended students will be recognized. Hillmann will be conducting public tours of the new secure entry and main office construction project at Bridgewater School on

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