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A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 8:44pm
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
Categories: Organizations

KYMN off the air momentarily – and we’re back! at 1:56pm

KYMN Radio - 3 hours 26 sec ago

We just had a power surge or something and it has taken out our on-air computer system.  We are temporarily off the air.  Please bear with us and we apologize for the inconvenience

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5 Ways the Konmari Method Can Make Your Home Remodel a Success

Vivus Architecture + Design - 3 hours 43 min ago

The Konmari method–and tidying up in general–has grown increasingly popular in the past few months. Whether you are spring cleaning or getting ready to remodel your home, you can find real value in organizing your belongings. Today, we’re going to focus on using the Konmari method (or any organizing strategy!) to make planning your remodel or build easier.

Getting organized showcases your home’s character–as it is!
When your home is cluttered, it’s tough to appreciate what you already have. We start seeing the boxes, totes, and piles instead of the way natural light pours through the windows, or a room’s cozy proportions, or the nice decor hidden under the piles. We start to overlook the charming parts of the house, and often fail to notice that there are maintenance needs that should be obvious. Keeping things tidy allows you to appreciate what you have now while planning for something new.

Getting organized helps you get clear on your values
When getting ready for a remodel or a new house, it’s critical to know yourself–and be honest about what you value. If you are a book lover with several overflowing bookshelves, are you really going to switch to an e-reader when your new home or remodel is done? It is better to plan accessible, beautiful storage for the books you love than to force yourself to forgo something that brings you joy. The same goes for collections and hobbies: if there are items/activities that fulfill you, work with your designer to plan for a place for them instead of hiding your favorite things away in boxes and bins.

Getting organized makes sure you don’t waste precious space
I often help people plan for a remodeling after they’ve given up on cleaning, since they know everything is going to be removed anyway. This actually makes the design process harder. Having a concise inventory of what will be staying with you helps plan for the correct amount of storage and display. Beginning in a new space with the proper storage/display makes keeping the house organized easier going forward.

Getting organized helps you choose the right storage space
Careful storage is better than a lot of storage. Walk-in closets are not better if they are just black holes where you only access the first 24” in the front. If you do best being able to see everything at once, plan for flat closets that open to view. Big linen closets stuffed full of old pillows no one wants to use can be replaced with more storage in the bathroom, a small closet by the bedrooms, and then an out-of-season bedding area elsewhere.

Getting organized saves you money in the long run!
There is a real cost to storing things you don’t really want or need. I’ve helped people plan for large garages and finished basements to store the same (large!) quantity of boxed-up items they have in their current home. Each part of this storage has a cost: the construction cost; the ongoing heating/cooling costs; the maintenance and insurance costs for that square footage. Are the things in those bins worth keeping after considering the construction and future dollars you are committing to them? This can also be true of “buyer club” shopping: what is the cost of the extra space you are using to save a few dollars on bulk paper towels?

By being deliberate with what you keep in your home, you can find more joy in what you already have and save money in the long run–all while working with your designer to create a space that serves you better. If you think your home could use an update, new closets, or a do-over, get in touch to schedule a consultation.

Categories: Businesses

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - 3 hours 55 min ago
Event date: February 19, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Rotary gets visit from granddaughter of WWII political prisoner

Northfield News - 4 hours 19 min ago
For all the World War II atrocities that the general public is acutely aware of, there are countless more that most don't know a thing about.
Categories: Local News

Ask the Contractor: Why is My Project So Damn Expensive?

Northfield Construction Company - 4 hours 34 min ago
We often get asked “Why is my project so damn expensive?” And while there could be a handful of reasons, we are ten reason why your project could reach or exceed the higher end of your budget: Planning is expensive, but a lot less expensive than the consequences of not planning Raw land costs and....
Categories: Businesses

Cannon Falls man killed in rollover; Dennison man sentenced in CVO case; RFP’s sought for Roundabout at 246/Jefferson design; ALC works on steps to boost graduation rates

KYMN Radio - 4 hours 41 min ago

A 58 year old Cannon Falls man is dead after crashing his vehicle on Hwy 56 at Mile Post 84 in Warsaw Township.  Around 11:30 last night, Scott Theodore Friedrich was traveling northbound in a 2001 Chrysler town and country van when he lost control on the snow and ice and rolled into the ditch.

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Bruce Morlan

KYMN Radio - 5 hours 32 min ago

Bruce Morlan, co-host of The Climate Show on KYMN radio and a member of the Northfield Climate Action Plan Advisory Board is Wayne’s guest. Bruce Morlan 2-15-19

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Drug charges against Mpls. man sparked by local task force investigation

Northfield News - 5 hours 43 min ago
Agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force are making their presence felt outside the region.
Categories: Local News

Laurin Haupt

KYMN Radio - 6 hours 6 min ago

Author Laurin Haupt talks about her recently published book, A Miracle at Dachau.  In her book, Laurin tells the riveting story of her grandfather (her Opa) and his time in the Dachau prison camp. Laurin Haupt 021419

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House OK’s updated bicycle traffic regulations, rider rules

Northfield News - 6 hours 13 min ago
The House on Thursday passed proposed legislation that would modify numerous bicycle-related traffic regulations.
Categories: Local News

ArtZany: The Wizard of Oz

KYMN Radio - 6 hours 41 min ago

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes director Rachel Haider and students from the Northfield Arts Guild Purple Door Youth Theater production of The Wizard of Oz. ArtZany! Radio for the Imagination 2-15-19 The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents a Purple Door Youth Theater production of The Wizard of Oz. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog,

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Representative Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 11 min ago

State Representative Todd Lippert provides his weekly update of the Legislative Session and talks about the Farm to School legislation as well as gun violence prevention measures. Rep Todd Lippert 2-15-19

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The City of Northfield launches a public engagement platform

KYMN Radio - 7 hours 51 min ago

The City of Northfield is excited to announce the launch of Polco, an innovative engagement platform where residents can directly provide input to the local government decision-making process. By using Polco, the City is making public participation easier for residents by meeting them where they are. Officials will post questions directly to residents on Polco’s

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Two fifths equal sixth after day one of MIAC Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:46pm

After the opening day of the 2019 MIAC Championships, the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team sits sixth in the eight-team race with a score of 56.

Categories: Colleges

Knights fifth after day one at MIAC Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:33pm

Thanks to a pair of fifth-place finishes on the opening day of the 2019 MIAC Championships, the Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team sits fifth out of 11 teams.

Categories: Colleges

Carleton College Awards Tenure to Chemistry Professor Christopher T. Calderone

KYMN Radio - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:58pm

Northfield, Minn.—A member of the Carleton College faculty has been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees, effective Sept. 1, 2019. Christopher T. Calderone, assistant professor of chemistry, joined the Carleton department of chemistry in 2012, after earning his SB in chemistry from the University of Chicago, his MPhil in chemistry from Cambridge University, and his

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Walz visits Faribault to test MNLARS software patch

Northfield News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:52pm
Faribault’s Steve Erickson waited a year and a half to slap a custom license plate on his red Ford F-150. On Thursday, with Gov. Tim Walz in town, Erickson’s wait came to an end.
Categories: Local News

2019 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:25pm

The Carleton College swimming and diving teams will compete at the MIAC Championships from Feb. 14-17 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

Categories: Colleges

Report blames 2 state agencies for botched MNLARS launch

Northfield News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:19pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top officials at two state agencies share the blame for the botched rollout in 2017 of a new driver’s license and vehicle registration system, Minnesota’s legislative auditor said in a scathing report Thursday.
Categories: Local News
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