Hospital to add wound care program

Northfield News - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 8:59am
People who need advanced wound care can soon be treated closer to home.
Categories: Local News

17 turbines missing from Freeborn Wind!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 7:17pm

If you look really closely, you’ll see that turbines 3, 4, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 49 are now not on the map! What gives?

Here are other maps for comparison:

AFCL Exhibit A – Project site plan from Site Permit 3-31-2020Download

And ya know, when there’s a significant change in the project, the developer needs to apply for a permit amendment. But wait… there’s not been a peep about this! Nothing, not a word!

We received verification of the missing 17 turbines, so yesterday Association of Freeborn County Landowners filed this:

AFCL Motion for Order to Show Cause_Affidavit and ExhibitsDownload

Ya gotta acknowledge the changes, and address the impacts, and, well, will this project even be built? How dependent is the project on $$$$ to the local governments to support this poorly designed mess? With over 40% of the turbines gone, that means at least 40% of the production and 40% of money to local governments, and 40% of payments to participating landowners is missing in action. Do the participating landowners of the missing 17 turbines know of the changes? The County Board seems to have not been told, and the summary of the May 13, 2020 “Pre-construction Meeting” reflects that there was no discussion of eliminating 17 turbines.

What gives, Xcel? Where’d those turbines go? Gone to Iowa?

Categories: Citizens

A Crackerjack Book Birthday Approaches

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 7:17pm
Happy almost book birthday!

My nonfiction book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man, officially entered the world of published books on July 1, 2019, which means it's almost 1 year old!

Time sure flies when COVID-19 prevents you from continuing your book tour. Since I can't have a big in-person reading event to celebrate this momentous occasion, I decided to record myself reading the first chapter of my book and share it with all of you.

Although I'm not currently doing in-person book events, I am available for Zoom, Google Meet or other virtual presentations and gatherings. If you'd like me to speak to your book club, writing group, or civic organization, please contact me at, or through the contact page on my website,

And now, for the feature presentation: Chapter 1: Origins

Chapter 1, part 1:

Chapter 1, part 2:

Chapter 1, part 3:

Categories: Citizens

Second Faribault prison inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Northfield News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 5:42pm
A 71-year-old man incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault, died early Saturday at a local hospital.
Categories: Local News

Estados del sur de EEUU tienen muchos casos de COVID-19

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 5:16pm
Los estados de Florida, Texas y Arizona tienen muchos casos nuevos de COVID-19 hasta el punto de repensar la estrategia de reapertura de bares, restaurantes y clubes.

Hy-Vee pulls add'l. salad kits after recall expands

Northfield News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 2:50pm
Hy-Vee is recalling an additional 12 salads across its eight-state region due to the potential that they may be contaminated with cyclospora. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Fresh Express – which manufactures the product –…
Categories: Local News

Clay Peterson on Walleye fishing

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 11:50am
Fishing for walleye is something that most Midwest fisherman love to do.  Walleyes are known for their finicky nature and can be a real challenge.  The rewards can be worth it for if you’re looking to eat what you catch, walleyes are one of the best tasting freshwater fish out there.  Being successful in anything is

All the Way Down

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 11:01am
The guy working in the rack next to mine the other day was back-squatting. He had more weight on the bar than I did. He was younger than I am. What he wasn’t doing was getting as low I do. He wasn’t going through the full range of motion. He wasn’t even going through close […]
Categories: Citizens

Surge in COVID-19 among young southern Minnesotans linked to bars

Northfield News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 6:30pm
With bars and restaurants opening up right on the cusp of summer, it’s little to no surprise that young adults immediately flocked to their usual watering holes to escape isolation and return to some sense of normalcy.
Categories: Local News

With food insecurity expected to increase, deadline for assistance extended

Northfield News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 5:30pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues without a vaccine or high-quality treatment in sight, a number of crucially important federal government relief programs are set to run out.
Categories: Local News

For hundreds of years from now

St. Olaf College - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:30pm
Fifty years ago, Don Nelson ‘50 began purchasing farmland expressly for conservation. To date, he has helped convert nearly 2,000 acres back to forest, prairie, and wetlands, including the St. Olaf Natural Lands.
Categories: Colleges

A call on child assault leads to 3 law agencies involvement; Many points to ponder on school opening during a pandemic; Legal fireworks and where they can be used; UCare commercial to be shot in Nfld 

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Three law enforcement agencies became involved after the Cannon Falls Police Department was called to a home just after 2 o’clock this morning on report of an assault on a small child. The Officer spoke to the reporting party who said during an argument regarding the keys to a vehicle,

Northfield Retirement Community staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Northfield News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:38am
A Northfield Retirement Community Care Center staff member tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Retirement Community staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Northfield News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:38am
A Northfield Retirement Community Care Center staff member tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
Categories: Local News

City looks to advance in program promoting environmental sustainability

Northfield News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 9:57am
City officials are using a measurable tool to gauge how Northfield is becoming more environmentally sustainable. Ensuring the city becomes more environmentally friendly to combat climate change is considered one of the most essential tasks for the City Council.
Categories: Local News

Charlie Mandile

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 9:39am
Charlie Mandile, Executive Director of HealthFinders Collaborative, discusses the Covid19 cases in Rice County, the demographics of those contracting the virus, and measures being taken to reach out to various populations within the community.

Rep. Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 9:28am
District 20B State Representative Todd Lippert discusses the issues that the Legislature was not able to get done during its special session in June and the continuing work being done behind the scenes.

The Hill From A Distance: Virtual college ministry

St. Olaf College - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 8:55am
Our new blog series, The Hill From A Distance, features messages from a variety of campus leaders — and this week College Pastor Matt Marohl and Associate College Pastor Katie Fick share how campus ministry has continued in a virtual world.
Categories: Colleges

Cannon Falls PD investigate report of assault on a child wherein the suspect fled

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 7:19am
On June 26, 2020 at approximately 2:16 am the Cannon Falls Police Department assisted by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting the assault of a small child. When the Officer arrived, he spoke with the caller who met the Officer outside the residence and reported there had been an argument

Longtime firefighter promoted to 1st assistant chief

Northfield News - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:30pm
Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services firefighter Tom Nelson has wanted to be a first responder his entire life.
Categories: Local News
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