Representative Todd Lippert on helping farmers, climate issues, and more

KYMN Radio - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:16am
State Representative Todd Lippert comments on the inauguration, work to be done in the first 100 days of the new administration, his work on a bill to help farmers, and the Legislature’s work on climate issues.

Escape back in time at Rice County Historical Society Museum

Northfield News - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:03am
Though picking up a book or reading about history online is quick and easy, Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Susan Garwood believes being able to see artifacts — the pieces of history — is what bring history to life.
Categories: Local News

City agrees to pay $24,000 to former employee who alleged discrimination

Northfield News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 6:30pm
The city of Northfield has agreed to pay approximately $24,000 to a former wastewater plant operator who alleged discrimination.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The Phil Spector Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 6:00pm
This week Rich is joined by the part time co-host of The Weekly List, Daniel G. Moir, to talk about the music and legacy of Phil Spector. And they get a little goofy, too.

Longtime Twin Cities inspector named new Nfld. building official

Northfield News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 1:42pm
The city of Northfield has tapped a longtime Twin Cities-based inspector to be its new building official.
Categories: Local News

How to Use Houzz to Your Advantage

Northfield Construction Company - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 1:22pm
If you have typed “home renovation” or “remodel ideas” into an internet search bar, the results were probably overwhelming. Not only that, but the options provided may not have aligned with what you’re looking for.   What if we told you that there was an easier way? Houzz is an online platform that blends the....
Categories: Businesses

The history of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Northfield News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 1:01pm
Between 1934 and 1945, many local advocacy and state legislative efforts were introduced to preserve the Nerstrand Woods as the last sizable remnant of Minnesota’s “Big Woods.” On March 28, 1945, the bill establishing the Nerstrand Woods State Park was…
Categories: Local News

06 Jan 2021 – Time to be an activist

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:47pm
1st story – tied for 2020 hottest – what did that result in? SW – driest and hottest Hurricanes – record number of named storms – warmer oceans means stronger and wetter 2nd story – factchecking We engaged on-line with a person who worried that our TCOE analysis did not cover an important feature –

New financing for road construction projects; Northfield Shares readies ‘An Evening of Entertainment’

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The City of Northfield is moving through a transitional phase with regards to funding road construction projects. In December, the City Council passed an ordinance replacing special assessments on a neighborhood or area that would benefit from road improvement, replacing that system with franchise fees that will be added to

02 Dec 2020 – Democrat Plans

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:41am

04 Nov 2020 – Politics and Solutions

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:30am
<MP3 pending> Our first story – the State of the politics – and KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. Yale says – “people WANT government action” We have an all too human tendency  to prioritize current risks and discount future threats. Estimated 72% of US adults who think global warming is happening  (2020) (it was

Asian Conversations Program expanded to two-year course sequence

St. Olaf College - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:19am
This fall the Asian Conversations program will expand from one to two years of programming, specifically tailored to students with an interest in Asian cultures and languages. 
Categories: Colleges

Executive Orders happening now!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:43am

Undoing the big mess that tRump left, and already, a big improvement. SCROLL DOWN FOR BIDEN EOs. See that big pile of folders in the photo? Biden signed a couple handfuls of Executive Orders undoing some of the horrible ones tRump emitted. AND, the Biden administration already has the White House website up, with the “Presidential Actions” link back — Executive Orders are no longer hidden. As with the White House phone line, the White House website started out functional, but then the website wasn’t, the “Presidential Actions” section disappeared and it was very hard to find Executive Orders. The good news was they had to be published in the Federal Register, otherwise, hard to find! GO HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO FEDERAL REGISTER DOCUMENTS AND PUBLIC INSPECTION.

In January, 2017, right out the gate, tRump started in on his “Muslim ban” series of Executive Orders, and for every obnoxious EO, it was up to “someone” to challenge it in court, and challenge they did, over and over and over and over. It was so disturbing to me that I put together a site to track his Executive Orders and those challenges, and by April, I had to give up, there was no way to keep up with the flurry of the awful Executive Orders and lawsuits.

How many Executive Orders? 211 of them, and many perverse beyond belief. Click these links to review:

Trump EOs in 2017

Trump EOs in 2018

Trump EOs in 2019

Trump EOs in 2020

Does anyone remember how he campaigned against use of Executive Orders, over and over slammed Obama for use of Executive Orders?!?!

Here are a few blog posts from those daze, what got my dander up:

UPDATE! Minnesota joins Washington State against tRump’s EO 13769 February 3rd, 2017 tRump’s EO 13769, Norway’s former Prime Minister detained February 3rd, 2017 NY Federal Judge says NO! to tRump’s Executive Order January 28th, 2017 tRump bans immigration from “certain” countries January 28th, 2017

Here are the Biden Executive Orders posted so far — and the Muslim/travel bans, the issue most concerning to me, not that they’re ALL important — have been removed/reversed. Nothing’s come across in Federal Register for Public Inspection yet:

Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Reinstating Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction

Executive Order on Ethic Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel

Modernizing Regulatory Review

Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Executive Order on Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census

Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation

Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation

Executive Order on Organizing and Mobilizing the United States Government to Provide a Unified and Effective Response to Combat COVID-19 and to Provide United States Leadership on Global Health and Security

Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing

Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

And some “statements” issued:

Pausing Federal Student Loan Payments

Paris Climate Agreement

Categories: Citizens

National Security This Week with Bruce Morlan, January 20, 2021

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:38am
Host Jon Olson talks with retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Morlan. They discuss American nuclear deterrence, the nuclear triad, and developments in nuclear weapons, policy, and strategy.  

St. Olaf alumna selected to work for VP Harris

Northfield News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:10am
St. Olaf College alumna Rachel Palermo has been named the assistant press secretary to Vice President Kamala Harris.
Categories: Local News

Tim McNiff News with a Side of Sports 1-21-21

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:03am
News with a Side of Sports with Tim McNiff and Jeff Johnson on Thursday, January 21, 2021.  

Police Chief Mark Elliott on Scam Calls, Police Policies, Body Cams, and more

KYMN Radio - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:25am
Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott discusses increase in scam calls and provides tips to avoid being scammed, and talks about the task force that is reviewing police policies.  The Task Force will give a presentation to the City Council in February. He also provides an update on plans for body cams.

High demand and limited housing supply a constant in southern Minnesota

Northfield News - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 4:00pm
Even as coronavirus ravaged so much of the local and national economy, the housing shortage that has become an increasingly troublesome barrier to continued economic growth showed no sign of abating.
Categories: Local News

In new guidelines, USDA affirms dairy's role in a healthy diet

Northfield News - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 4:00pm
Behind every glass of milk, container of yogurt, slice of cheese or pint of ice cream, is a dairy farmer/farm family who shares a desire to provide others with responsibly sourced dairy foods.
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