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The Pines returns to the stage during the 411 Concert Series

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Folk-rock band The Pines is making a comeback to the Northfield arts scene with an upcoming performance this Saturday at the newly minted Armory Square. Benson Ramesy, co-founder of The Pines, said they’re excited to return to the 411 Concert…
Categories: Local News

Northfield Promise programs, opportunities prepare kids for kindergarten

Northfield News - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:53pm
Early learning opportunities and kindergarten readiness are high priorities for Northfield Promise, which is why the community movement provides a number of services for in-home childcare providers and any child who wants to attend kindergarten.
Categories: Local News

FERC Order nixes coal and nuclear subsidies

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:08pm

Good try, DOE Secretary Perry, but you’re outta here!  Yes, it’s true, a tRump stacked FERC said “NO!” to a proposed rule to subsidize coal and nuclear plants, generation with 90+ days of fuel on hand, outmoded generation plants that are oh-so-suffering while they try to compete in the wholesale “free market” and sinking south fast because costs of production are high and market prices are higher.  I’m shocked, utterly shocked, and very pleasantly surprised!

What did Perry ask for?  Here’s the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

Secretary Rick Perry’s Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Bottom line?  Gotta snort, “Now that a quorum has been restored at the Commission, I am confident…” (click for larger version):

SOL!!! 

That’s SNORT out loud… how’s that workin’ for ya, Secretary Perry?

What he thought was a slam dunk was a 5-0 rejection of preferential “out of market” treatment for certain generators.  Nope, ain’t gonna happen.

Here’s the FERC Order, straight from the horse’s mouth.  I’m most appreciative of the many articles and posts that include the primary document.  It’s crucial to be able to read the FERC Order.  This is REAL NEWS!

FERC-20180108-3061(32617655)_No2CoalNukeSubsidy

There are a lot of people railing and wailing about subsidies these days, but it’s very lopsided, and I’m not hearing the complaints about all the subsidies of coal and nuclear.  If you want to complain about subsidies, slash them across the board.  “Free market” right, the essence of capitalism, right?

Categories: Citizens

Clocked at 123 mph, Montgomery man jailed; Dundas planning downtown development; Nfld hears from HRC; “under construction” at NHS; Township candidate filing

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:02pm

A Montgomery man is in jail facing several charges including fleeing an officer and 2nd degree DUI.  According to the criminal complaint, 49 year old Christopher Todd Johnson, was clocked by a Rice County deputy traveling 123 mph on Dundas Blvd.  Johnson eventually wound up in a water ditch just north of 130th street.  The

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Tom Neuville, Parts 1 and 2

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:24am

Judge Tom Neuville, longtime Northfield attorney and former State Senator, talks about growing up in Wisconsin to his life on the bench in Rice County. wayneeddy112017 Tom Neuville Part 2 010918

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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:53am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy talks about the recent Dundas City Council meeting and the development of a new city hall on the old school house property.  The Council is hoping to have the development of a new city hall serve as a catalyst for further development on that property. John McCarthy

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Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:49am

Northfield School Superintendent Matt Hillmann talks about weather-related school closing decisions and reviews the first School Board meeting of 2018. Matt Hillmann 1-9-18

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Fine Tune #380 new this year… 31 Dec 2017

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:15am

Fine Tune 12-31-17 #380 This week features selections from a few albums released in 2017: Postcard from Booker / Eric Bibb It Gets Easier / Willie Nelson Weary Blues from Waitin’ / The Wailin’ Jennys So Begins the Task / Stephen Stills & Judy Collins The Storm / Son Volt Silver Wings / Shelby Lynne

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Knights' rally falls short in narrow loss at Bethany Lutheran

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:51pm

The Carleton College women’s basketball team erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit but still ended up absorbing a 63-62 defeat at Bethany Lutheran College in non-conference action.

Categories: Colleges

No. 15 Saint John’s squeaks past Knights, 69-68

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:09pm

In the closing moments of a thriller between the two teams in the MIAC, No. 15 ranked Saint John’s squeaked past the Carleton College men’s basketball team, 69-68, when the Johnnies scored the game-winning basket with 10 seconds remaining. The contest featured 20 lead changes and was close throughout as neither team led by more than six points at any point.

Categories: Colleges

HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 4:21pm
Event date: January 11, 2018
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Doran-Norton to step away from Bridgewater board after dozen years of service

Northfield News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:34pm
For now, at least, Kathleen Doran-Norton is stepping out of her leadership role on the Bridgewater Township Board, where she served for a dozen years.
Categories: Local News

Opinion: Rep. David Bly on Education in America

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:49pm

Since the 1980s, politicians have blamed American public schools for our economy falling behind Japan. We‘ve struggled with how to improve our schools, and many decided that a slash and burn approach would be better than consulting with experts and learning from the latest research. In America, we rely on an educational approach that tests

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County offers free radon test kits, nearly 60 percent of homes affected

Northfield News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:00pm
Almost 60 percent Rice County homes have dangerous levels of radon gas, so officials are urging residents to have their homes checked by offering free radon test kits during National Radon Action Month.
Categories: Local News

Klobuchar features Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House at Minnesota Morning

Northfield News - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:57pm
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s “Minnesota Morning” event featured breakfast pastries from Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House in Northfield. Klobuchar has visited dozens of Minnesota communities in recent months and after tasting favorite local foods, she decided to showcase these Minnesota…
Categories: Local News

Rice Co. gets more deputies; History Collaborative offers wealth of history online; Frigid weather, sickness causes urgent need for blood

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:02pm

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn thanked the Rice County Commissioners last week, for their support.  For 25 years, his office was unable to hire anyone.  But last year, the Commissioners allowed them to hire three additional Deputies and this year, they’ll get two more.   They’ll promote someone to a Sergeant’s position later this year to take

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A New Garden Ethic

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:20am

A fascinating discussion with Benjamin Vogt on his new book “A New Garden Ethic – cultivating defiant compassion for an uncertain future”.  Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life’s language and learn from other species? 

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Don Anderson

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:14am

Don Anderson returns as Wayne’s guest.  Don is a former professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and has spent much of his career on research and development in the areas of solar and wind energy.  Today he talks about “wierd” things happening in the science of energy area. Don Anderson 010818

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Logan Wells/Tamra Paulsen

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:55am

Logan Wells and Tamra Paulsen talk about Arcadia Charter School and several of its upcoming events.  The first is an open house tonight, January 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arcadia 1-8-18

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Cathy Osterman

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:44am

Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Cathy Osterman talks about a major store renovation that has begun and a Winter Social and Annual Meeting on February 3 at Willinger’s Golf Club.  Curt Brown of the Star Tribune will be the keynote speaker.  The store will be closed for a few weeks due to the renovation but

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