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GALLERY: 43rd annual Lucia Festival connects past to present

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:49pm
Christmas is about traditions, and in Northfield there’s one tradition that provides the opportunity to connect with old traditions.
Categories: Local News

Paulsen named Northfield's 2019 Living Treasure honoree

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:00pm
The Arts and Culture Commission, in partnership with FiftyNorth, has named Donna Paulsen the 2019 recipient of the city of Northfield’s Living Treasure Award.
Categories: Local News

Driver airlifted after van sideswipes snowplow

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 6:40pm
A van driver who sideswiped a snowplow parked on I-35 was airlifted to a metro hospital, reportedly with non life-threatening injuries.
Categories: Local News

Bilingual staff connects Social Services with the community

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 6:30pm
The Rice County Social Services Department has used bilingual office support staff to connect with residents for six years, but recently, its done so a bit more efficiently.
Categories: Local News

20th Winter Walk brings downtown to life with lights, music, fireworks

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 6:00pm
A little cold didn’t deter crowds from flocking to downtown Northfield for the 20th annual Winter Walk.
Categories: Local News

2019 county levy unchanged from September proposal, Tuesday board votes

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 5:15pm
The crowd was small Thursday evening, with commissioners outnumbering Rice County residents at Thursday’s annual Truth in Taxation public hearing by a more than a 2 to 1 margin.
Categories: Local News

WI Petition for Rulemaking – Solar siting rules are needed

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:54pm

Photo of DOE project in Alamosa, under 30 MW

There’s a 300MW solar project proposed for southern Wisconsin, in Iowa County.  Thing is, as with Minnesota and large wind (PUC denies Reconsideration re: Wind Rulemaking), there are no siting rules for solar in Wisconsin!  Really, no rules!  Typically thus far, solar projects are 2-10 MW.  This one proposed is 300MW!  Central station power to put it mildly.

Not only are there no siting rules, but there is no Environmental Impact Statement required for a project covering 3,500 acres!

WHAT?!?!

So on behalf of Jewell Jinkins Intervenors, I’ve just filed this Petition for Rulemaking to get them going on solar rules.

Petition for Rulemaking_JJI_Solar_FINAL_Signed

We shall see what, if anything, they do.

Categories: Citizens

Proposed changes to campus sexual misconduct rules concern advocate

Northfield News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:29pm
Editor’s Note: This is the first of two-part series on campus sexual assault. Next week, a victim of sexual assault talks about her decision to go to police and why the prosecution of her assailant ended.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting/Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:24pm
Event date: December 11, 2018
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Beer Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:03pm
Event date: December 7, 2018
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:
116 5th St W
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Join us for an in-store tasting of Samuel Adams beers. Matt Begane, regional representative for the Boston Beer Company will be on hand to pour Boston Lager, Winter Lager and Sam ’76 for your consideration.

Nfld Council votes down Charter amendment; Ice is thickening but it’s not consistent; Sidewalk and stalls to close on Division and 5th; 20th annual Winter Walk a BLAST

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:02pm

The Northfield City Council did not approve the Charter Amendment this week that would have required the Mayor to report an “Operational Audit” every 2 years to the Council.  In a 3 to 4 vote, the Council said no to amending the Charter after nearly 2 years of back and forth between the entities. The

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Special Charter Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:01am
Event date: December 13, 2018
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

ArtZany: Fine Craft Collective with Glynnis Lessing and Juan Fried

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:07am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes artists Glynnis Lessing and Juan Fried from the Fine Craft Collective. Fine Craft Collective, Nov 2 – Dec 24, 2018, Northfield Arts Guild Gallery Celebrating 15 years! ArtZany! Radio for the Imagination 12-7-18 http://www.finecraftcollective.com facebook.com/finecraftcollective The Fine Craft Collective is a seasonal cooperative show that is open every day from November 2 through December 24,

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USDA Rural Development offering loans for home repair

KYMN Radio - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:04am

USDA Rural Development has funding available for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. USDA’s Direct Home Loan Program offers financing to qualified very-low and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional financing. No down payment is required, and…  read all the

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Error in Wednesday's edition

Northfield News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:39pm
The editorial in the Dec. 5 edition of the Northfield News was published in error. Click here to read the correct editorial.
Categories: Local News

Mother and baby reported missing – UPDATE – Safe

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:11pm

UPDATE:  They’ve been located and are safe!   The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Laura Lee St. Awesome, 39, and her infant son Theo Stillday, one-month-old. Laura left with Theo on December 4, 2018 and has not been heard from. Because of Theo’s young age authorities are concerned for his

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PUC denies Reconsideration re: Wind Rulemaking

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:10pm

We know who you are, and we saw what you did… and didn’t!

No surprise.  Today the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejected Goodhue Wind Truth’s Petition for Reconsideration of the Commission’s denial of our Petition for Rulemaking.  Rules, who needs rules… about 2,500 MW of wind has been sited in Minnesota WITHOUT LARGE WIND SPECIFIC SITING RULES AND/OR STANDARDS!  Really!  And the Commission doesn’t seem to regard that as a problem.  Large wind is sited using SMALL WIND/COUNTY SITING STANDARDS, not intended for large wind.  And the Commission doesn’t seem to regard that as a problem.  Large wind is sited using MPCA’s industrial noise standards which were admittedly NOT designed with wind in mind.  And the Commission doesn’t seem to regard that as a problem.  Large wind is sited using a Commerce boilerplate site permit with 1,000 foot setbacks and staff has no idea where that 1,000 foot setback came from (it’s contrary to even the small wind standards, and there’s no rule or standard of 1,000 ft!).  And the Commission doesn’t seem to regard that as a problem.

GWT_Reconsideration_FINAL

Here’s the rest of the background information:

GWT Rulemaking Reconsideration is 12/6

   November 21st, 2018

Wind Rulemaking — Petition for Reconsideration

   October 16th, 2018

Today’s Wind Rulemaking Comments

   August 24th, 2018

Notice – PUC wants wind rulemaking comments!

   August 2nd, 2018

Just filed – Petition for Wind Siting Rulemaking

   July 30th, 2018

Categories: Citizens

Paid family and parental leave for city employees gets council's OK

Northfield News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:00pm
A much-discussed paid family and parental leave policy gained Northfield city leaders’ approval, but not without some pushback.
Categories: Local News

Professors retire, but the learning continues

St. Olaf College - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:39pm
Professors may finish their classroom careers, but they don’t hang up their study abroad hats. Alumni, families, and friends of St. Olaf can join retired professors in classrooms around the world.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf peeper has history; Man admits to selling meth; Council oks hiring “temporary” Project Mgr; Snowflake ornament finder loves the hunt!

KYMN Radio - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:02pm

On Monday, Northfield Police Officers responded to St. Olaf College after on-campus security apprehended a male suspect who had been attempting to gain unauthorized access to several college buildings. Responding Officers recognized 22 year old Elijah Jermaine Gomez, of St. Paul, from video surveillance photos as the suspect in recent on-campus break-ins and “peeping” incidents.

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