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The Raider Wrap with Jimmy LeRue and AJ Reisetter 5-1-21

KYMN Radio - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 11:16am
It’s all about the great outdoors today on the Raider Wrap.  Aj Reisetter sits down with Softball stand outs Avery Valek and Brynn Hostettler. Girls Softball Head Coach also joins to talk about the season so far.  The continue to dominate the Big nine conference lead behind Senior Pitcher Hostettler who is on her way

Broadband, workforce pose challenges in southern Minnesota, county officials tell Klobuchar

Northfield News - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 8:30am
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband internet remains a need and filling jobs is a challenge in southern Minnesota, county commissioners told U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Friday.
Categories: Local News

Xcel, cost taxation? WHAT?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 1:54pm

Just wow… It’s the sort of thing that makes my head burst!

Association of Freeborn County Landowners has been challenging the invasion of Freeborn Wind, a/k/a Xcel Energy a/k/a Northern States Power into this existing community.

Hundreds of meetings, filings, over the last FOUR YEARS, and we got the first contested case hearing ever for a wind project in Minnesota… the first in 20+ years of siting wind projects, and the first time a projects comes to the test, the ALJ recommends the permit be denied!

The Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge:

The Public Utilities Commission does a perverse and contorted 180 and lets Freeborn have their way, and the public, residents be damned.

Freeborn? PUC upends ALJ’s Freeborn Wind Recommendation

Then 17 turbines left for Iowa, but 24 remain.

… we get tossed out by the appellate court, which affirmed the Commission’s decisions and Orders.

Freeborn Wind appeal – we lose…

And earlier this week, they serve this:

Xcel-Energy-Freeborn-2021-04-26-Form-139-Taxation-of-Costs-Court-of-AppealsDownload

Let’s see… they have open access to ratepayer pocketbooks, they’re reimbursed for their costs! BY US! We ratepayers have to pay! Meanwhile, for the public to show up, and to challenge for FOUR YEARS on this project, or any project, like the Mesaba project, or CapX 2020!, people hold garage sales, put grain in at the elevator, a silent auction in a tornado, and plain old arm-twisting to cover our comparatively nominal costs.

Our objection just filed:

AFCL-Objection-to-Taxation-of-CostsDownload

NOW THEY THINK WE SHOULD PAY THEM $3,312.75?

Meanwhile, don’t cha wonder how’s Xcel Energy doing these days? Their 1Q report just out… More customers, decreased sales, and stock soars:

Hmmmmmmm, remember that Texas storm? Here’s the impacts:

Xcel easily tops earnings estimates

Ain’t capitalism grand…

Categories: Citizens

Hillmann talks 22-23 school budget; Smith authors ‘Ensuring Innovation Act’; Fundraiser at Nate’s Community Garage tomorrow

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Northfield School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann presented the proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year to the Northfield School Board on Monday night. And while the district does find itself in decent financial condition, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll.  The proposed budget is $57 million, which is

Home and Garden Show

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 10:28am
Event date: May 15, 2021
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:
901 Cannon Road
Dundas, MN 55019

Volunteering beyond the church

Northfield News - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 9:30am
Emmaus Church in Northfield deployed teams of volunteers acting as Stephen ministers prior to the 2020 pandemic; they brought comfort to the sick, hope to those in crisis, and empathy and love to the grief stricken. Under the direction of…
Categories: Local News

Representative Todd Lippert discusses Health and Human Services Bill

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 9:07am
State Representative Todd Lippert discusses the Health and Human Services bill that addresses affordable health care, affordable prescription costs, and emergency housing.

NH+C CEO: COVID hospitalizations hit new peak, especially among younger population

Northfield News - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 8:39am
Even as more Rice County residents receive vaccines, NH+C President/CEO Steve Underdahl said his organization is seeing a record number of COVD-19 patients — most younger than those hospitalized earlier in the pandemic.
Categories: Local News

April 2021

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 4:10am

30 Friday Being asked for help. The wider view. Rapidly sprouting grass. A functioning air conditioner. Lunchtime walks. When the garage is in back. Change. Seasoned tater tots. 29 Thursday Stirrings. Decisions. Veggie pizza. President Biden. Warm nights. Ceiling fans. Getting stuck. So you have the chance to get going again. 28 Wednesday Five dollars […]

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Categories: Citizens

The Weekly List – The Prince Show, Part 2

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:00pm
This week, Rich and Dan are once again joined by their old friend Patrick Drury as they conclude their two part show dedicated to the great Prince Rogers Nelson.

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 4:17pm
Event date: May 4, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
May 4 Council Meeting
Tue, May 4, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/582768661

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 582-768-661

Annie Frank, outstanding youth volunteer

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 3:15pm
As a high school student, Annie Frank has already proven herself an active member of the Northfield community. Her desire to help people comes from her own sense of belonging and giving to others. Frank has divided her time between…
Categories: Local News

95-year-old rides horse again thanks to 'Dare to Dream' program

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 1:30pm
Joan Villwock, 95, was surprised when her daughter and son-in-law from Rochester visited her at Milestone Senior Living to take her for a ride. Little did she know that a vehicle wasn’t the only mode of transportation they had in…
Categories: Local News

City taking steps to mitigate housing shortage; NHS mascot finalists revealed; New playground equipment coming to Memorial Park

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director With the housing shortage in Northfield now identified and prioritized, the city is getting on with the next step, which is attracting developers in Northfield and incentivizing their work. Mayor Rhonda Pownell said one of her top priorities is to get housing up and going in the community. She said it has

Delightful Spring Shrubs

Many gardens are loaded with summer blooming beauties and that makes perfect sense. It’s easy to fall in love with flowers and lush foliage on a warm summer day of shopping at the nursery. A well-planned garden, though, has many seasons of interest, and now is the perfect time to assess the spring appeal of your landscape. Take a moment to look around your garden. Is it drab in late April and early May? Does it lack structure and texture? It sounds like you need some delightful spring shrubs!

Spring Shrubs We Love

Spirea – Oranges, reds, and yellows pop out in a lively spring display on many Spirea. Double Play Big Bang has vibrant early color and maintains bright foliage throughout the season. Double Play Doozie emerges with deep red foliage that turns to green and is topped with loads of magenta blooms throughout the summer. Excellent for sun and partial shade, these are low maintenance shrubs that do best in well-drained areas.

Rhododendron and Azalea – These spring bloomers are incredible. Rhododendrons boast evergreen foliage that hangs around throughout the winter and is topped by an amazing spring show. Azaleas put on the same amazing flower show but are deciduous. Rich, acidic soil in part sun makes these spring shrubs happy for years to come and blooms come in an array of pinks, oranges, and reds.

Lilacs – Lilacs are a spring shrub that don’t need an introduction, but why not mention them anyway! Gorgeous, fragrant, and reliable lilacs are a superb choice for spring blooms and early emergence. Smaller varieties like Prairie Petite can tuck into mixed plantings and larger varieties like Beauty of Moscow or Ludwig Spaeth make good hedges and screens. Medium sized Bloomerang Dark Purple is even a rebloomer!  

Double Play Doozie Spirea in spring

Still hungry for spring bloomers? Read our blog featuring perennial showstoppers!

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Categories: Businesses

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon stands ready to help vets, service members and families

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 10:00am
Julie Buchwald Haley served as a Navy spouse for 25 years and seven deployments before she began volunteering with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) in Northfield.
Categories: Local News

St. Olaf physics students help little learners explore big questions

St. Olaf College - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 9:57am
St. Olaf students in Professor Eric Hazlett's Analytical Physics class assembled at-home science kits to keep younger students learning at home during the pandemic.
Categories: Colleges

Nate Icaza on See Clearly and Drive Safe Event at Nate’s Community Garage

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 9:01am
Nate Icaza announces that Nate’s Community Garage is holding its first See Clearly and Drive Safe event. The event consists of a free car safety check, including a battery check, windshield wiper inspections and wiper fluid top off. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s office will also be there with a certified car seat technician to do

Senator Tina Smith on Ensuring Innovation Act

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 8:41am
US Senator Tina Smith discusses the Ensuring Innovation Act signed into law by President Biden on Friday which aims to lower prescription drug prices.

Suspicious death being investigated after body found in Castle Rock Twp.

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 9:40pm
The Dakota County Sheriff is investigating the death of a Minneapolis man whose body was found along the road in Castle Rock Township.
Categories: Local News
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