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Misty, Water-Colored

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 8:18am
Today is 7-11. When I wrote those numbers at the top of a fresh page in my notebook this morning I heard the sound they made in my mind and my mind sent me back to a day more summers ago than I care to count when we rode our bikes what seemed like a […]
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NSP thinks they don’t need to file Application!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:45pm

Freeborn Wind/NSP’s position is simple: We don’t have to file a new application and we’ve worked it all out with Commerce-EERA. AFCL says we’ve heard all that before… uh-huh… whatever…

17-0410+Response+to+AFCL+Motion+071020+NSP-part+1+of+5Download 17-0410+Response+to+AFCL+Motion+071020+NSP-part+2+of+5Download 17-0410+Response+to+AFCL+Motion+071020+NSP-part+3+of+5Download 17-0410+Response+to+AFCL+Motion+071020+NSP-part+4+of+5Download 17-0410+Response+to+AFCL+Motion+071020+NSP-part+5+of+5Download

And here’s what we filed that the were responding to:

Motion_Order to Show CauseDownload
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CAC: End of eviction moratorium could spell more homeless

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:45pm
Northfield Community Action Center employees are expressing concern that plans to lift the state’s eviction moratorium Monday could increase the number of homeless.
Categories: Local News

Supremes recognize Indian Country

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 2:23pm

Held: For MCA purposes, land reserved for the Creek Nation since the 19th century remains “Indian country.”

Here’s the full case:

McGirt v Oklahoma_Supreme Court Case No. 18-9526Download
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Tim and Tami Little family recognized as 2020 Rice County Farm Family of the Year

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 1:40pm
<&firstgraph>The Tim and Tami Little family has been named Rice County’s “2020 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.
Categories: Local News

AgVocate 'Farmer Kevin' leaves behind lasting impact on farm community, students

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 1:00pm
Children from area elementary schools knew him as “Farmer Kevin,” the man who visited their class to talk about soybeans, corn and pigs as well as farmers’ impact on the world.
Categories: Local News

NHS keeps door open to public restroom; Felon voting controversy; Hwy 60/57 roundabout now open; City wins GreenStep award

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director In 2011, the Northfield Historical Society entered into a Forgivable Loan and Facility Use Agreement with the City of Northfield which allowed NHS to build restroom facilities for employees and patrons as well as, the general public, free of charge. Due to the pandemic, Executive Director Cathy Osterman asked the

City Council Work Session Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:59am
Event date: July 14, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Members of the public may monitor the meeting electronically:

Conference # +1 (872) 240-3212
Access code: 297-016-373

Lippert steps away from First UCC to focus on political work, reelection

Northfield News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:30am
District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert stepped away from his role as Northfield First United Church of Christ senior minister earlier this year to focus on political work and seek reelection.
Categories: Local News

CAC Director Scott Wopata on supportive housing project

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 9:44am
Northfield CAC Executive Director Scott Wopata talks about its project to provide supportive housing at the old Hillcrest motel site. The plans are for 6 buildings, 17 housing units on the site.

The Hill From A Distance: Continued career and internship support

St. Olaf College - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 9:00am
Our blog series, The Hill From A Distance, features messages from a variety of campus leaders — and this week Piper Center for Vocation and Career Director Leslie Moore '77 shares how career and internship support has continued in a virtual world.
Categories: Colleges

The Weekly List – The Songs for the Poor Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 6:00pm
This week with Tax Day on the very near horizon, Rich plays some music to commiserate with the folks who have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn.

Air-Source Heat Pumps Webinar

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 5:24pm
Event date: July 14, 2020
Event Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home. When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. Learn more about air-source heat pumps and what you need to know before installing one.

COVID-19 pandemic highlights Minnesota's racial inequities

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 4:00pm
As COVID-19 cases continue to mount, both local and national statistics show that the impact of the pandemic is being felt particularly acutely among immigrants and people of color.
Categories: Local News

Trench collapse buries man to his chest; City gets less than 1% interest rate on bonding sale – leads to reduction in assessments; Court trials resuming as zoom hearings continue; NDDC is Accredited Main Street

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Faribault Fire and Police responded to a trench collapse yesterday afternoon. Around 12:30, they received a call to 1340 Matteson St. in Faribault on report of a man buried up to his chest. Co-workers had cleared the dirt away from the victim’s chest and he was conscious and breathing. Fire

With CARES Act funding decided, local officials look to divvy it up

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:30am
While local municipalities are just figuring out how to spend millions of dollars in one-time funding from the federal government, area school districts have already made plans for how they intend to spend their allocations.
Categories: Local News

Low interest rates reduce Northfield bond issue by $400,000

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:32am
Low interest rates spurred by Federal Reserve action to stimulate the economy have reduced the interest of Northfield’s latest bond issue by $400,000.
Categories: Local News

Supreme Court on Trump

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:37am

Hot off the press, the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s financial information. One that the Grand Jury gets his info, another that the ruling on House subpoenas is vacated and remanded. Thomas and Alito dissented on both! Ya win some, ya lose some…

TRUMP v. VANCE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY COUNTY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., Supreme Court Case No. 19-635Download TRUMP ET AL. v. MAZARS USA, LLP, et al., Supreme Court Case 19-715Download
Categories: Citizens

John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:26am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum describes how court activities are being conducted.  The Courthouse is open for people who need to pay fines, file documents, etc., but court hearings are being conducted through Zoom.  He also discusses the Felons Voting Bill that will be addressed during the special session of the MN Legislature next week.

County board backs effort to reunite Webster Twp.

Northfield News - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:45am
Rice County’s Board of Commissioners has signaled its support for Webster Township’s effort to undo a decade-old quirk of court-ordered Congressional redistricting.
Categories: Local News
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