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News for fish house owners

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 7:20am

Don’t leave litter when you go Cigarette butts. Propane canisters. Blocking materials. Fish carcasses. Those are just a few of the items that make up the long list of litter conservation officers have found out on the ice. Litter is an issue throughout the ice fishing season, but it tends to be particularly problematic as

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Rice County Genealogical Society offers workshops for the family history detective

Northfield News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 5:30pm
“Making connections around the world!” could easily be the theme of four upcoming workshops to be presented by the Rice County Genealogical Society (RCGS). It is, after all, their motto which they place beneath the society’s logo, a large tree…
Categories: Local News

To Include is To Excel: Inclusion in the classroom

St. Olaf College - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 5:29pm
As part of our series highlighting the nearly 50 To Include is To Excel projects that students, faculty, and staff have developed, Spanish faculty member Carla Manzoni explains how she's examining inclusive teaching practices.
Categories: Colleges

Northfield city councilor suggests community discussion on hospital future

Northfield News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:19pm
A Northfield city councilor is suggesting community discussion take place regarding the future of city-owned Northfield Hospital and Clinics.
Categories: Local News

Nfld HRA increases loan assistance $ for 1st time homebuyers; Draheim would like to use surplus $ to lower taxes; Presidential Primary, precinct caucuses and Township elections; Nfld Child Nutrition pilot program to reduce food waste

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Last month, the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority discussed their down payment assistance loan program for first time homebuyers. Housing Coordinator Janine Atchison said in talking with other Cities and organizations, some are advocating loans of $60,000 to $100,000 to first time homebuyers, however, she said, “but in talking with

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The Scientist and the Spy – a True Story of China, the FBI and Industrial Espionage

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:20am

We have a very special guest, someone who’s name is quite familiar with Northfield. Mara Hvistendahl comes back to KYMN with her new thriller, “The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage”. But this book, though it sounds like fiction is far from it. Mara takes us on

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Now Hiring!

Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping is hiring!

Do jobs grow on trees? Here at Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping, sometimes they do!  The sun is getting stronger, the days are getting longer, spring is just around the corner and we’re looking for some hard working, positive, self-motivated people to join our team!  Full and part-time positions are available.  We have openings in Retail Sales, Plant Care & Maintenance, Landscape Foreman, and Landscape Installation.  Are you the person we are looking for?  Visit our employment page for complete job opportunity descriptions, and to apply.

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Categories: Businesses

Corinne Smith and Janet Petri

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 9:39am

Corinne Smith and Janet Petri discuss Northfield Reads, a collaboration of the Northfield Human Rights Commission and the Northfield Public Library, reading books to help people understand various segments of the community This year, the focus is on climate rather than diversity.   There will be a meeting on Thursday, February 27, 7-8:30 p.m. at the

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Senator Rich Draheim

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 9:30am

Senator Rich Draheim discusses the highlights of what he expects in this year’s Legislative session.

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Anuncio de película en Carleton y llega el Censo 2020

KYMN Radio - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 9:35pm

Philip Hudson vino a compartir la película del lunes en el cine Weitz de Carleton a las 7 pm. Y se acerca el comienzo del Censo 2020. Hay que estar atentos a esta gran oportunidad de que nos cuenten y lograr fondos federales para nuestro estado y nuestra comunidad.

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Fine Tune #455 New Orleans 2020.02.23

KYMN Radio - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 7:20pm

This edition of Fine Tune finds us closing in on Mardi Gras,  and voices and sounds of Louisiana are in the air… (audio unavailable) Respect Yourself / Aaron Neville & Mavis Staples // You Never Can Tell / Aaron Neville // Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball / Look Up (AKA Whenever) // Ain’t That a

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Remember Radio – April 19, 1947

KYMN Radio - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:00am

This Week, Rich and Andrew discuss Easter, the ongoing telephone strike of 1947 and feature an episode of The Jack Benny Show. Also, they go shopping for some furniture.    

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Rep. Hagedorn hosts lively town hall

Northfield News - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:46pm
Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Blue Earth, held a lively town hall in Faribault on Saturday, sharing his views and accomplishments over his first year in Congress while fending off harsh criticisms from some of his more liberal constituents.
Categories: Local News

Nate Koester – big game hunting guide

KYMN Radio - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:55am

If you love hunting, along with the great wide open outdoors, then becoming a hunting guide may be a dream job for you. Hunting guides are sought out by numerous hunting enthusiasts across the U.S. to help improve hunting skills, and to increase chances on bagging prize game. Listen in as Andy and Dave interview

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Raider Wrap with Jimmy LeRue 2-22-20

KYMN Radio - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:05am

Activities Director Joel Olson joins us to talk all things Raiders.  An interesting insight into Gymnastics, Wrestling, Skiing, Basketball, Hockey, One act Play, Swimming.  You name it, we got it. AJ Reisetter will get us caught up on the Raider Scoreboard, and goes one on one with Wrestler Drew Woodley and rounds it out with

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2020 Sponsorship Info

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:56pm
Document:  dukes-2020.pdf
Categories: Organizations

Reflections from Rev. Lenny Duncan

St. Olaf College - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 4:45pm
While visiting campus for a series of events, Rev. Lenny Duncan took a moment to share his insights about the church, his role within it, and the diverse experiences of Lutherans today. 
Categories: Colleges

Crackerjack Bonus Epilogues: Part 2, All Children Should Be Taught Music

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 4:09pm
In my previous blog post, I mentioned that I wrote two different epilogues for my book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man. I ultimately decided against including either one in the final manuscript.

I wrote the second epilogue in October 2017, shortly after I had attended a writing retreat led by Minneapolis author/teacher/writing coach extraordinaire Kate Hopper. As I write this blog post, I am once again on a retreat with an amazing group of women, led by Kate.

I don't expect to write yet another book epilogue while I'm here, but I am open to exploring other topics that arise during our discussions and exercises. Until I have a new essay to share, I present here, for your reading enjoyment, epilogue #2:

CODA – "All Children Should Be Taught Music"

On a crisp October morning three years after my last visit with Ted, I woke up thinking about Islea. I checked the time: 6:15. My alarm wouldn't go off for another half hour. But my mind was already in writing mode, so I slipped out of bed without disturbing my slumbering husband or the dog, Waffles, who was curled up like a doughnut by Steve's feet. Elias would get up in fifteen minutes and shower before heading to school. If I moved quickly, I would have a brief window of time to myself to record my post-sleep thoughts.

I had spent the previous weekend at a retreat with a dozen other women writers, where we discussed the importance of telling our stories, and found strength and support in sharing our experiences. I also spent time rethinking parts in my book where I made connections between Islea and myself. So it made sense that my great-grandmother would rise to the surface of my thoughts this morning.

While the coffeemaker burbled, I opened my laptop and prepared to add a new scene to one of the chapters. As I dug through my notes and reread an old blog post, a famous pianist reintroduced herself to me: Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler.

Pianist Fannie Bloomfield ZeislerOh, yes, Fannie. In 2014, while researching G. Oliver's stint in Tacoma, I had stumbled across a newspaper article about Fannie and her music career. The 1910 Tacoma Times article jumped out at me because of its headline: Famous Woman Pianist Says All Children Should Be Taught Music. It described Fannie as "one of the greatest pianists in the world," and yet, I had never heard of her. I looked for information about her online and learned that she was born a decade before Islea and studied piano in Chicago and also in her native Austria, under the Polish composer Theodor Leschietizky, who was known for saying, "No art without life, no life without art."

It had bothered me that such an accomplished woman could be nearly forgotten a century later. Now, as I sipped my coffee, I reread Fannie's words about teaching music to children:

"Four boys are tying a can to a poor dog's tail. The little girls farther up the block are quarreling over who had the most turns at skipping the rope. Then along comes a band. You know what happens. The boys chuck the can and hurrah. The little girls drop the rope and slip away, eyes and feet dancing. They follow the band as far as they dare.

"And how do they come back? Everybody knows that, too. Their faces are bright, the bad temper is gone and they go to playing a different set of boys and girls. And yet people don't think it's necessary to teach the children music.

"Reading is splendid, of course it is," she went on. "So is seeing the beauty of the world about us, and as we see it through a master's eyes on his canvas—all that has a wonderful effect on us. But harmony—music—why, the tots begin to hum before they want to read. It's the only thing that takes us out of ourselves. The effect of the band on the children shows how inborn the magic of it is. And a band—well, the better the music, the better the effect.

"Every home is better for a piano in it. Every child's life is better for studying music."

Her words resounded in me again as I stood at the counter and typed them into a Word document, while the soft strains of a classical piece played on the nearby radio.

What I appreciated even more about Fannie this time was the reminder that she advocated for music education while also juggling her career and raising a family, like Islea—like me—and that she did it while defying society's expectations.

The newspaper article addressed this, noting that Fannie's marriage to Chicago attorney Sigmund Zeisler "just after she had begun to conquer the world, caused consternation in the musical world. But she did about that as she did about going on being a musician when she was told she had not the strength—she did as she pleased. And when she had a fine little son and the home world seemed complete she again wanted more worlds to conquer. So back to studying she went."

There it was: the inspiration I needed to write my scene. Forget about coffee. What I needed to conquer the world was already in my genes. The words would come.
Categories: Citizens

A mistake in sewer records costs Nfld $18K; Rep. Lippert bills looking to aid Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients; HFC opens Care Hub – Open House today; Play ball – sign ’em up!; Cheer on Raider Girls Gymnastics as they head to STATE!

KYMN Radio - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director CORRECTION on this story. From City Engineer Dave Bennett: I saw your story online about the Maple Brook Townhome project and wanted to clarify.  The increase in City participation went up by $18,000.  The City agreed to pay $58,000 originally and it went up to $76,000. “The extension of the

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