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Northfield declares Snow Emergency

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:11pm

Date Snow Emergency is declared: 2/6/2019 Date residential streets will be plowed: 2/6/2019 AND 2/7/2019 Date all downtown parking lots except 5th & Washington Street are closed: 2/7/2019 Date of downtown snow removal: 2/8/2019 Date 5th & Washington Street lot is closed: 2/8/2019 Length of Snow Emergency: 72 hours   The Public Works Department has

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Plows and parking; Rice Co. Sheriff’s dept. works OT, tow trucks and blinding snowfall; White knuckle ride; Beleaguered buses and school districts; Lippert leads with Family leave

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:05pm

Plows continue to clear snow but it’s been a slow go as plows were pulled from the roads yesterday with zero visibility during the height of the unexpected amount of snowfall.   With the amount of snow, downtown Northfield parking is at a minimum. The City uses a large snowblower and semi trucks to remove it

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CANCELED - Climate Action Plan Advisory Board

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:14pm
Event date: February 6, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN 55057

Patterson skips preliminary hearing in Jayme Closs case; arraignment date set

Northfield News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:13pm
Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning during his second court appearance.
Categories: Local News

Mark Dukatz

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:09am

Deputy Chief Mark Dukatz of the Northfield Police Department is Wayne’s guest. Mark Dukatz 020619

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Todd Bornhauser

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:05am

Former Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Todd Bornhauser talks about his career.   Bornhauser resigned from the Chamber effective at the end of January. Todd Bornhauser 2-6-19

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Dr. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:53am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about the many school closings that have been necessary in the past few weeks, how Tuesday’s unexpected snow amount affected the buses getting students home, and the flexible learning days that are used to bridge learning on poor weather days to prevent regression when school is cancelled. Matt

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Northfield Aliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:30am
Event date: February 13, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
1651 Jefferson Pkwy
Northfield, MN 55057

Road conditions remain sketchy

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 8:19am

While some roads are plowed, others are not.  Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn reports that Co. Rd. 1 and 9 are still in poor driving condition.  Many Township roads are not plowed and they have people going into the ditch this morning.  He cautions that if you do not have 4-wheel drive, don’t go out

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Klobuchar expected to announce presidential run Sunday

Northfield News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 6:34am
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Tuesday night that she has an announcement scheduled in Minneapolis Sunday. It's widely expected that she will join the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
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Treatment court puts focus on aiding veterans in justice system

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:45pm
When John Fossum got the call asking him to join other Third Judicial District leaders in launching a Veterans Treatment Court, the Rice County Attorney was anxious to sign on.
Categories: Local News

Funding in hand, city taking next steps on potential roundabout, underpasses

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 8:00pm
A proposed roundabout and pedestrian-friendly improvements at the intersection of Jefferson Parkway and Hwy. 246 in Northfield are inching ever closer to reality.
Categories: Local News

After discussion, county takes responsibility for Wall Street Road

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 7:00pm
The road section is short, the financial impact relatively small, but the city will save some dollars after it was determined that a part of County Road 79/Wall Street Road in Northfield still belongs to Rice County.
Categories: Local News

Snow comes in fast, making driving hazardous, stranding students

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:15pm
Tuesday’s snow came faster and was more plentiful than forecasters had predicted, putting two school districts and dozens of students in quite a predicament.
Categories: Local News

Snow storm creates havoc in Northfield Tuesday; more expected

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:00pm
A storm rammed through Northfield Tuesday, dropping snow faster and more densely than most forecasts suggested.
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Nfld City Council meeting cancelled

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:49pm

The Northfield City Council meeting scheduled for tonight is cancelled.

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No travel advised – City declares Snow Emergency

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:45pm

4:40pm  Just got off the phone with Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson. He advises NO TRAVEL. He’s been on Hwy 3 for over half an hour between Faribault and Northfield and people are not able to keep the snow off their windshields and are driving with their heads out the window! Check the city’s website.

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Book News!

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:34pm
We used to joke that Louisa's middle name was "Persistence." It was a nicer way of saying stubborn, on those occasions when she dug in and refused to back down from a goal —like when she lobbied for a pet rat (we ended up with two).

I feel like I can take credit for some of those persistence genes, now that I've demonstrated some stubbornness of my own. More than 12 years after I launched into a research project that eventually became a book project, I have a big announcement: I have signed a contract with Nodin Press of Minneapolis! I am beyond thrilled that its publisher, Norton Stillman, decided my manuscript was worthy of his esteemed press, which has been in business for more than 50 years.

Through a blend of memoir and biography, Finding My Musical Family: A Tale of Crackerjack Bands, Hometown Boosters, and a Great-Grandfather's Legacy takes readers along on my eight-year journey as I uncover the musical exploits of my driven bandmaster great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, his talented pianist wife, Islea, and their children, through times of war, peace, economic hardship, and personal tragedy.

G. Oliver and Islea with children Percy, Rosalie, and RonaldThe book explores my family's deep connections to Minnesota's rich and enduring tradition of community and school band programs, and my growing appreciation for the role music education plays in developing civic-minded youth who can think creatively and work collaboratively. Ultimately it's a story about love, loss, persistence, and the power of music to transform lives and connect people across generations.

The goal is to have the book out in time for the 2019 Vintage Band Festival, which is set for Aug. 1-4 in Northfield. Put those dates on your calendar, if you haven't already.

I will be sure to post occasional updates about the book on my blog. You can also follow my progress on Facebook @MyMusicalFamily or on Twitter @RiggsJoy.

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have assisted, encouraged, and supported me in this journey. I can't wait to share the book with you!

Joy "Persistence" Riggs

Categories: Citizens

Northfield High School panel encourages community dialogue about student stress, anxiety

Northfield News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:00pm
At a community panel held Monday, Northfield High School students, staff and local experts made two things clear: students struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues, and something needs to be done about it.
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Small grain Winter workshops

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:21pm

University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production.    Row crop farming brings busy spring and fall workloads.  There are also pests common to row crops, including herbicide resistant weeds, soybean cyst nematodes, soybean aphid, and other insect and disease

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