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A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 9:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09921244970889478836noreply@blogger.com
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Motorcycle trip part 2

KYMN Radio - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:50am

Dave and the guys continue their discussion of their bucket list motorcycle trip out west! Dave, Pat May and Dave Estrem share more on the ins and outs of their route and stories of their adventures. If you’re thinking of taking a scenic ride out west, you’ll want to listen in!

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Books, Bands, and Radio Broadcasts

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:15am
My calendar tells me a month has passed since my book launch, so it must be true. But it's been such a whirlwind, it's difficult for me to believe we've reached mid-August. What have I been up to? Selling and signing books, attending band concerts, and basking in the glow of having a published book to show for my efforts of the past 12 years.
To help myself remember where I've been, here's a summary of the past month:
• July 16: Launch of Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man (Nodin Press) at the Grand Event Center in Northfield, Minn., a truly grand event attended by 100+ people! Biggest surprise: the debut of "The G. Oliver March," composed by recent Northfield High School graduate Sam Dwyer, and performed by a crackerjack band of student musicians.
#GandMe• July 20: Book signing at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, Minn., accompanied by my parents and sons Elias and Sebastian. Biggest surprise: former Northfield residents Rollie and Shar Jacobsen attended, and I learned that Rollie's dad, Bob, once played the cornet!

• Aug. 1: First day of the 2019 Vintage Band Festival. I sold books and enjoyed concerts in Bridge Square by FinnBrass (from Finland); À Râse dè têre (from Belgium); the Jack Brass Band; Mariachi Mi Tierra; and the McNasty Brass Band. Highlight: being off social media (except for posting band photos and videos) and spending all day immersed in music.

Thanks, Landry, for making my sign!McNasty Brass concludes the first evening of entertainment• Aug. 2: Second day of VBF. I attended the Historic Brass Society's Early Brass Festival in the morning, sold books, and enjoyed concerts in Bridge Square by the Territorial Brass: Arizona's Official Historical Brass Band; Kentucky Baroque Trumpets; the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band; the Independent Silver Band; Banda La Verdadera; Copper Street Brass; and Bend in the River Big Band. Highlight: watching people of all ages get up and dance to swinging tunes performed by Bend in the River Big Band.
Bend in the River Big Band making its VBF debut• Aug. 3: Third day of VBF. I attended the Early Brass Festival in the morning, sold books, and enjoyed concerts in Bridge Square by Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble; the Imperial Cornet Band; the 1st Brigade Band; the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band; Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band; Metro Brass; Southside Aces; and Hornucopia. Highlight: attending an Early Brass Festival presentation by William Reynolds about his years in a circus band.
Hornucopia makes its VBF debut• Aug. 4: Final day of VBF. I gave a presentation at the Early Brass Festival, "An Iowa Regimental Band's 1906 Trip to the South," I sold books, and I enjoyed concerts in Bridge Square by the Lake Wobegon ® Brass Band; the St. Cloud Municipal Band; Brio Brass; the Minnesota State Band; Brass Lassie; and Original Drachenfelser Musikanten (from Germany). Highlight: introducing the St. Cloud Municipal Band and hearing the band play a medley from Meredith Willson's The Music Man.
The St. Cloud Municipal Band making its debut at VBF• Aug. 9: I talked about my book on Open Line, a long-running radio program on KXRA: Voice of Alexandria.
• Aug. 10: Book signing event at Cherry Street Books, in my hometown of Alexandria, Minn. Biggest surprise: selling out of books toward the end of the event (don't worry, the store has ordered more!).
It's hard to say which one of us most enjoyed the event. Even Giant G looks pleased!• Aug. 15: I appeared on the KYMN Radio program The Wayne Eddy Affair in the morning (it's archived here), and, in the evening, I read an excerpt from my book before the St. Cloud Municipal Band Concert in Barden Park. Highlight: getting a photo of my dad and Giant G with Robbyn Wacker, president of St. Cloud State University, and Dave Kleis, mayor of St. Cloud.
SCSC President Robbyn Wacker; my dad; Giant G; St. Cloud Mayor Dave KleisThat's been my life as an author for the past four weeks. What's up next? I have several book events lined up for the next few months, and I'm planning to add more soon. You can check out my website for an up-to-date list. Hope to see you this fall!
If you can't attend one of my events and want to buy my book online, I encourage you to order it from my friends at Content Bookstore (they'll ship it for only 99 cents, and if you request it, I'll personalize it for you). Copies are also available at the Northfield Historical Society Museum Store in Northfield, at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria, at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, and at Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais. You can also contact the nearest independent bookstore near you (search IndieBound.org) or order it through online retailers Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
Categories: Citizens

NAFRS hires six firefighters after more than 20 apply

Northfield News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 4:30pm
Northfield Area Fire & Rescue Services on Thursday announced the hiring of six firefighters after receiving approximately two dozen applications to fill four open firefighter spots.
Categories: Local News

County staff: More space would better prep inmates for life after jail

Northfield News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 2:41pm
A recent decision from the Minnesota Department of Corrections leaves the main Rice County Jail at risk of becoming a 90-day facility. The department argues that the change is necessary because of the dearth of recreational facilities and programming at…
Categories: Local News

McGowan pleads, NPD praised; Repair work on river wall; New banners unveiled; Randolph BBQ

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Deandre McGowan plead guilty in Federal Court last week for robbing Premier Bank in Northfield in January 2019. The 33-year-old used force to steal over $11,000 in cash from the bank on January 15. He was charged in Rice County on January 21 with 1st degree Aggravated Robbery and multiple

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Notice – IRP Hearings in October

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:51am

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has announced hearings for the latest Integrated Resource Plan:

Here’s the full Notice, and there’s info on how to get into the docket to review the filings — important to know what to comment about!!

20198-155241-01_Hearing NoticeDownload
Categories: Citizens

Myrna Johnson

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:40am

Wayne talks with Myrna Johnson who helped launch the Northfield Arts Guild 60 years ago.  There will be a celebration of the 60-year anniversary of the Guild on August 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater.

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Joy Riggs

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:30am

Northfielder Joy Riggs, author of “Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man,” is Wayne’s guest.

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Dr. Dan Hill

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:27am

Dr. Dan Hill is an internationally recognized expert on the role of emotions in politics, business, sports, and popular culture.    

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Peter J. Miele

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:19am

Peter J. Miele returns as Wayne’s guest.  He has written a new book – “Aliens and the Multi-Paradox of Reality.”

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Don Ingram, Parts 1, 2 & 3

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:11am

Don Ingram, owner/operator of a gliding school at the Faribault Airport returns as Wayne’s guest.  

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Fishing the Cannon River connects youth with the river

Northfield News - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:52am
A wealth of anecdotal and research data shows that children who spend more time outdoors playing, exploring, and hanging out with friends tend to be happier and healthier than youth who spend most of their time in front of electronic…
Categories: Local News

McGowan pleads guilty, Nfld PD praised;

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:20am

By Teri Knight, News Director Deandre McGowan pleaded guilty in Federal Court last week for robbing Premier Bank in Northfield in January. The 33 year old used force to steal over $11,000 in cash from the Bank on January 15th.  He was charged in Rice County on January 21st with 1st degree Aggravated Robbery and

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River wall repair starts Monday

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:20am

Northfield, MN (August 15, 2019)  Repair work is set to begin on the Cannon River limestone river wall on Monday, August 19. The project includes the west river wall adjacent to 307 Water Street South, just north of the Third Street Bridge. The project includes cleaning, tuck-pointing, repairing and sealing the existing river wall.

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ArtZany: Francesca Anderegg, Artistic Director of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 2:38am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Francesca Anderegg, Artistic Director of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival, Associate Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College, and teacher at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summers. The Bridge Chamber Music Festival in Northfield, MN brings world class musicians to a small town setting. With a variety

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City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:34pm
Event date: August 20, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

A year after tornados, cleanup of Roberds Lake set to start

Northfield News - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 2:45pm
Almost a year after tornadoes ripped apart Roberds Lake homes, uprooted trees and hurled just about anything that wasn't nailed down into the water, county officials are starting the cleanup process.
Categories: Local News
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