Two St. Olaf faculty members awarded McKnight fellowships

St. Olaf College - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:08am
Associate Professor of Art and Art History Peter Becker Nelson '04 and Professor Emerita of Art and Art History Mary Griep have been awarded fellowships from the McKnight Foundation.
Categories: Colleges

Celebrando a los padres

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:37pm
El dia de los padres y el cambio del papel de los padres que se involucran con los hijos y el trabajo en la casa. Problemas con la electricidad en Argentina y Uruguay  

Fine Tune #432 father 16 June 2019

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:15pm
Father, Dad, Papa, Pops, Old Man… it’s Father’s Day: Fine Tune 06-16-19 #432 Dear Father / Neil Diamond Grandaddy / Judy Collins I Wonder Who My Daddy Is / Gregory Porter My Father / Judy Collins Father, Son / Peter Gabriel My Father’s Only Son / Carrie Newcomer My Father’s Eyes / Eric Clapton Dad’s

Northfield native christens USS Minneapolis-St. Paul

Northfield News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:32pm
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans who showed up Saturday to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy’s newest combat ship, named in honor of the…
Categories: Local News

Cardinal-Hickory Creek webcast!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 12:04pm
Routes through part of Iowa County

NEXT WEEK, LIVE AT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, starts 9:30 a.m., they’ll update link just before then:

Categories: Citizens

Tri-Lakes Sportsmen’s Club president Greg Duban

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 11:55am
Northfield Outdoors hosts Andy Beaham and Dave Vesledahl talked with Tri-Lakes Sportsmen’s Club president, Greg Duban. The club was established in 1960 by a group of individuals focused on protecting and improving the Rice County area’s natural resources. Their mission is to promote and protect our outdoor heritage and rights by introducing youth and community

Dodge Center 345 kV transmission?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:52am
345kV transmission through Dodge Center?

I’ve been trying to figure out where the notion of these two routes through Dodge Center originated, and went back to the Public Utilities Commission meeting video of the March 5, 2019 meeting. We have Commissioner Tuma to thank for this hare-brained idea:

Check this video (how long do they leave them up) between 7:09 and 24:50:

Commissioner Tuma suggested this right out the gate. He said “I went and google mapped… walked through these cities and unless you put it on the same pole, you’re not going to do it.” EERA’s Steinhauer’s befuddlement is apparent, and to include these route proposals in the Scoping Decision is an absolute waste of time — if Tuma had indeed gone over the routes on google earth, if he had any notion of the width of a 345kV transmission line… Earth to Mars, even if you put it on a pole, you’re not going to do it. This is what it looks like on Google Earth:

Here’s the letter we sent to Commerce yesterday — the green and red routes through Dodge Center are not workable in any sense. Look at the impact on the folks who live there — people who would be uprooted from their homes:

Applegate_Dodge County Xmsn Comments_Commerce_FINALDownload

This is the letter sent by the City of Dodge Center.

20196-153593-01_City LetterDownload

It’s something, it’s a start, but there are basic factual errors, i.e., “200 feet” mentioned twice?

Where did they get that “200” number from? 345kV easements are 150 feet, yet this 200′ is repeated over and over, and no where is there a mention of 200 feet. It also makes light of the reality of what these routes would mean, i.e., “passing within 200 feet,” rather than saying that at least ______ homes would be within the easement, residents/landowners would be displaced, and properties would be razed and clear cut. “Passing within” is just too passive…

The good news is that the City has committed to attending and speaking up at future hearings if these routes should go forward. In light of the reality of these proposals, I don’t see how Commerce could recommend they go further.

Back to the video, between 7:09 and 24:50:

In the video above, Commissioner Tuma kept referring to Freeborn, and I don’t see a similar issue here. ??? He spoke of landowners objecting, and of course landowners object, but what is the connection or similarity with the routes he’s proposing? And it was good to hear Commissioner Schuerger raising the oversized 345kV line. That’s utterly absurd, and I sure hope they get into the reasoning behind that. I’ll bet it’s all about financing and that the developer wouldn’t be held responsible for costs if it’s part of a regional system build-out like MVP.

Onward… it’s obscene to think that a transmission line of this size can be run through Dodge Center, run through people’s yards, over their homes, to waste people’s time, and subject them to this bogus “alternative” with the specter of ejecting them and bulldozing their homes.


Categories: Citizens

Heads up: Greenvale Township County Road 23 reconstruction begins June 17

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:41pm
County Road 23, Greenvale Township ​Dakota County is planning for the reconstruction of County Road 23 (Foliage Avenue) from County Road 96 (320th Street) to County Road 86 (280th Street) and the east-west portion of Cou​nty Road 23 from Foliage Avenue to west of County Road 23 (Eveleth Avenue). The reconstruction includes the addition of

2019 Downtown Northfield Taste Tour – June 20th, 5-8pm

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:01pm

Check back soon for the full list of destinations and unique tastes to try, and like the event on Facebook for reminders!

The Downtown Northfield Taste Tour is always a great time! In 2017, at our first annual food crawl event, hundreds of people savored and sipped their way through downtown, enjoying food and drinks at 12 different locations. In 2018 we made it longer, added beer and sold over 5,000 tickets to help support our local businesses and future NDDC programming.  This year we have over 15 restaurants, eateries, breweries, and more participating in the biggest Taste Tour yet!

Categories: Organizations

New Cannon Valley Makers group aims to establish community maker space

Northfield News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:00pm
It’s difficult to get involved in a craft like woodworking or blacksmithing without proper equipment. One local group aims to make this start-up a little easier.
Categories: Local News

11th annual Introduce a Kid to Fishing Day set for next week

Northfield News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 2:37pm
The 11th annual Introduce a Kid to Fishing Day is set for Wednesday.
Categories: Local News

Northfield native is Minnesota's new DEED leader

Northfield News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 2:15pm
Northfield native Steve Grove now leads the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, a role that continues a successful career that has included stints at YouTube and The Boston Globe.
Categories: Local News

Rep. Angie Craig to Hold Listening Session on Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research June 15th in Northfield

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 1:43pm

June 15th: Rep. Angie Craig to Hold Listening Session on Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research NORTHFIELD, MINN [06/14/19] – On Saturday, June 15th, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig will continue her district-wide Healthcare Listening Tour with a listening session focused on Alzheimer’s treatment and research, as well as the cost of Alzheimer’s medications. Rep. Craig will join

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Introduce a Kid to Fishing Day June 19

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 1:39pm
From Northfield Public Schools: Introduce a Kid to Fishing Day June 19 An evening of fishing, dinner for two and fishing equipment for just $5! Next Wednesday, June 19 is the 11th annual Introduce a Kid to Fishing Day from 5-9 p.m. Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club members will help kids fish and teach them about

Spirit Tasting - Prairie Organic Spirits

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:12pm
Event date: June 14, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Northfield, MN 55057
Stop in to the liquor store for our Prairie Organic Spirits tasting! Prairie Organic Spirits are gluten-free, and made right here in Minnesota.

Bridgewater supervisors take another step toward incorporation; ‘It’s not hopeless,’ Knecht determined to battle wild parsnip and win; Last chance to go to Gooter’s

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Bridgewater Township supervisors voted on Wednesday evening to move ahead on developing a petition for the incorporation of Bridgewater Township. Glen Castore, Gary  Ebling and John Holden voted unanimously on the resolution that states, in part, at town meetings held in 2019, the consensus of citizens attending was to continue

Lance Jacobson

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:09am
Former Northfield attorney Lance Jacobson, now living in North Phoenix, is Wayne’s guest.  

Annual Najwa Community Picnic

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:15am
Event date: June 29, 2019
Event Time: 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
1581 Jefferson Parkway West
Northfield, MN 55057

40 years of the popcorn wagon marked Thursday on Bridge Square

Northfield News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 9:37am
A popcorn party celebrating 40 years of the popcorn wagon being on Bridge Square took place Thursday on Bridge Square. A history of the popcorn wagon was provided by Susan Hvistendahl. A rendition of the Supremes’ song “Buttered Popcorn” was…
Categories: Local News

World Blood Donor Day – all types needed

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:22am
June 14, 2019 From Red Cross Communication Director Sue Thesenga If the letters A, B and O vanished from daily life – your keyboard, road signs, familiar brands and locations we may see every day, like the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign – you would notice. When type A, B, O or AB blood is missing
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