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Chamber shifts its approach during pandemic

Northfield News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:00am
Forced to immediately end its role in promoting in-person events following the onset of COVID-19 earlier this year, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism emphasized another important responsibility it has in advocating for the business community and ensuring…
Categories: Local News

Chief Monte Nelson and Mark Elliot discuss policing and police reform

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 9:45am
Retiring Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and incoming Chief Mark Elliot discuss policing in Northfield and implementing legislative changes for police reform.

Senator Tina Smith on her bill to increase and improve Covid 19 testing

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 9:32am
U.S. Senator Tina Smith discusses the federal pandemic response.  A bill will be introduced tomorrow for a national strategy for increasing and improving testing.

Rhonda Pownell and Todd Lippert talk about police reform

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 9:24am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and State Representative Todd Lippert discuss police reform.

Groundbreaking takes place on new Premier Bank building

Northfield News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:49pm
Business and public officials on July 28 broke ground on a new Premier Bank Northfield location in front of Fairfield Inn and Suites — a move they say will enhance the bank and overall community.
Categories: Local News

Even with a new name, First National Bank of Northfield preserves important city history

Northfield News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 6:00pm
Sept. 7, 1876. Five members of the James-Younger gang ride into Northfield, shouting and shooting pistols. While townspeople run for cover, three other gang members walk into the First National Bank of Northfield with the goal of robbing it like…
Categories: Local News

Spotlight on the Natural Lands’ student technicians

St. Olaf College - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:58pm
Maintaining the Natural Lands as the beautiful space we know and love requires a lot of work, and we owe our thanks to the student land technicians who take care of this campus resource.
Categories: Colleges

Spotlight on St. Olaf student naturalists

St. Olaf College - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:48pm
Learn more about our student naturalists, who raise awareness of the Natural Lands as a space for student exploration and promote good stewardship of the environment.
Categories: Colleges

With 3 possible candidates, Northfield mayor's race heats up

Northfield News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:00pm
With primary elections just two weeks away, the Northfield mayoral race is heating up as incumbent Mayor Rhonda Pownell battles two candidates for the right to advance to the November election.
Categories: Local News

Want to run for School Board or City Council? Here's how.

Northfield News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 1:41pm
Filing for most city councils and school boards runs from Tuesday, July 28 to Tuesday, Aug. 11 as follows:
Categories: Local News

Market fair contract negotiations, questions continue amid COVID-19

Northfield News - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 1:15pm
Contract negotiations continue between Northfield’s Economic Development Authority and the Riverwalk Market Fair Board of Directors, following the nonprofit’s decision last month to cancel this summer’s fair season to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Categories: Local News

“This is a heavy lift”, says Hillmann as they plan for 20/21; Albert Lea man charged with vehicle theft; Don’t plant those seeds; Merchants staff donates to CAC

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director This is a big week for school districts across the State as the Governor prepares to announce plans for the start of the 20/21 school year. Northfield Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann wouldn’t speculate but said the virus makes the rules, “there was no way to accurately predict it and

Jenelle Teppen on Dundas City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:24am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen recaps the July 27 City Council meeting including adoption of the updated comprehensive plan.

Dr. Matt Hillmann on preparing for school in the fall

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 9:18am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses the school district’s preparedness for opening schools this fall under three different options.  The Governor will announce a decision on how schools should open on Thursday.  He also provides an update on school construction projects.

DON’T SHOOT PORTLAND sues the feds

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 6:10pm

YES!!! DON’T SHOOT PORTLAND and a host of others have sued the feds, yes, a big long list of them:

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For your reading enjoyment! And send them some dough as a token of appreciation!!

Categories: Citizens

Local departments, legislators express support for police reform

Northfield News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 4:45pm
Police reform advocates and law enforcement groups alike are cautiously welcoming a package of bipartisan reforms as a positive step toward improved police-community relations.
Categories: Local News

Local departments, legislators express support for police reform

Northfield News - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 4:45pm
Police reform advocates and law enforcement groups alike are cautiously welcoming a package of bipartisan reforms as a positive step toward improved police-community relations.
Categories: Local News

Merchant’s Bank donates nearly $1500 to CAC

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 2:58pm
Merchants Bank-Northfield staff present a check to the Community Action Center Food Shelf for $1,490.00. The donation was made possible through the Bank’s Casual for a Cause program, where employees make a monthly donation to wear jeans and then vote to support a local non-profit with the funds. Member FDIC.

Minnesotans Report Receiving Mystery Seeds Appearing to Come from China

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 2:08pm
Recipients of seed packages should contact the MDA St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been receiving reports of residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to come from China. Officials in other states, including Louisiana, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, have reported similar situations. Any Minnesotan receiving a package of seeds they

01 July 2020 – Trusted Sources

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:51pm
Story one: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling, April 3, 2018 Explains how we are biased by: our experience – personal bias Outdated facts – especially in education News bias – headlines (not data) sell click bait TEDTalks worthy of your time: https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_and_ola_rosling_how_not_to_be_ignorant_about_the_world
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