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Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:46am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the February 12 City Council meeting. One of the topics is Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s ) which are dwellings separate from the primary unit and the garage that could be located in the backyard.  The Council is looking at possible changes to the governing ordinance

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Career Conversations: Kevin Clifford ’12

St. Olaf College - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:12am
As part of the new Career Conversations series, Kevin Clifford '12 talks about his work as the digital content officer for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Categories: Colleges

2019 Rice Co. Hort Day March 9th

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 8:33am

2019 Rice County Master Gardeners Horticulture Day May the Forest be With You, Decorate With Green!  We still have seats available for you to register for the Rice County Horticulture Day “It’s time to Think Spring!” on Saturday, March 9th.   The annual Horticulture Day, will feature speakers on how to improve & preserve our trees, the

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Council delays vote on relaxing accessory dwelling rules

Northfield News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:00pm
Those interested in seeing an expansion of accessory dwellings in Northfield will have to wait a while longer. The City Council on Tuesday postponed voting on a new ordinance.
Categories: Local News

COURT REPORT: Couple reportedly dealing heroin, also charged with child endangerment

Northfield News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:45pm
Northfield man and his girlfriend allowed their young child to sleep in their room, a place filled with evidence of heroin use, according to court documents.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Shares celebrates Random Acts of Kindness week

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:39pm

Northfield Shares, the Northfield area’s community foundation centered on philanthropy, volunteerism and collaborative leadership, is encouraging community members to perform random acts of kindness in celebration of National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week 2019, which runs from February 17-22. The worldwide celebration is spearheaded and inspired by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an

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2019 already has most snow days since district began recording

Northfield News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:10pm
Tuesday marked Northfield Public Schools’ seventh closure of the 2019 winter, three more than the district has ever recorded.
Categories: Local News

Hastings School Official charged with multiple counts of embezzlement

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:15pm

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Joshua Gerald McLay, age 37 of Hastings, has been charged* with eight counts of Embezzlement of Public Funds and eight counts of Theft by Swindle in connection with the alleged theft of over $13,900 from Independent School District #200 in Hastings. At the time of the alleged thefts, McLay

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Northfield Head Start closed this week due to burst water pipe

Northfield News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:20pm
Due to a water pipe burst, Northfield Head Start has canceled morning and afternoon preschool classes for the week of Feb. 11. The Northfield Infant/Toddler Center will also be closed. Both will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Categories: Local News

Schools close again; Woman stuck on RR tracks is hit; Local artists chosen for Information kiosk design; Draheim introduces Optional DL bill and transparency on medical statements

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:02pm

First they were 2 hours late, then they were closed.  The 7th closure since the polar vortex. Northfield Schools Superintendent Matt Hillmann called it at about 8 this morning when reports of blowing snow and unplowed roads were making driving difficult.  Rice Co. Sheriff Troy Dunn reported vehicles off the road and a few minor

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Nine Carleton students are named Fulbright Scholars

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:06am

Carleton recognized as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students  Northfield, Minn.—Carleton College is once again among the nation’s top colleges and universities producing Fulbright U.S. students. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational

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Ellen Iverson

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:52am

Northfield School Board Chair Ellen Iverson discusses the February 11 School Board meeting including a report from the Area Learning Center. Ellen Iverson 2-12-19

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Nfld declares Snow Emergency

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:07am

The City of Northfield declared a Snow Emergency: Date Snow Emergency is declared: 2/12/2019 Date residential streets will be plowed: 2/12/2019 AND 2/13/2019 Date all downtown parking lots except 5th & Washington Street are closed: 2/13/2019 Date of downtown snow removal: 2/14/2019 Date 5th & Washington Street lot is closed: 2/14/2019 Length of Snow Emergency:

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School delays and closings Feb. 12th

KYMN Radio - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:12am

NORTHFIELD SCHOOLS NOW CLOSED – per Superintendent Hillmann at 8:03am Randolph Public Schools NOW CLOSED Cannon Falls Public Schools NOW CLOSED Faribault Public Schools NOW CLOSED Kenyon-Wanamingo is closed – Knights Kids open 7:00 to 5:00 Northfield Head Start closed through Feb. 19th due to water pipe break Rochester Public Schools are closed – SACC open

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Rural Minn. losing population, number of farms, but average farm size is up

Northfield News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:30pm
It’s out — the 2019 Center for Rural Policy and Development report that provides an update on current economic and demographic data in rural Minnesota along with historical data points. The report demonstrates changes in the state and potential trends…
Categories: Local News

Homelessness often invisible in Dakota County's suburbs

Northfield News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:30pm
There aren’t snow covered tents visible from the freeway in the south metro or as many people using public transportation for shelter like they do in the heart of the Twin Cities.
Categories: Local News

Missing person

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:04pm

Jeanne Marie Lundeen last seen 02/11/2019. Left home without her car, winter boots, cellphone and purse (unknown clothing description). Suffers from anxiety and depression. If seen contact St. Anthony Police Department at 612-782-3350. After hours Hennepin County Dispatch at 952-258-5321 or 911.  

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NHS student thinking about others on Valentine's Day

Northfield News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:41pm
Hannah Singh knows what it’s like to be at the party and to miss the party on Valentine’s Day.
Categories: Local News

KYMN there as Klobuchar announces Presidential bid; The Wolf (Auto Club) is knocking at the door; Sheriff Dunn in favor of legislation concerning DNR Officers

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:02pm

On a snowy afternoon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her Presidential bid yesterday in front of thousands gathered on Boom Island. Using the Mississippi River as a connector of our nation’s history, she said, “For that is how this country was founded, with patriots who saw more that united them than divided them.” While never mentioning

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ArtZany: Author Benjamin Dreyer

KYMN Radio - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:41am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author and copy editor Benjamin Dreyer to discuss his new book Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style ArtZany! Radio for the Imagination 02-08-19 Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy

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