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Contentious ice arena a welcome addition

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:40am
In the fall of 2016, St. Olaf announced a $200 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The campaign focuses on four funding priorities: advancing high-impact learning, strengthening community, enhancing affordability and sustaining St. Olaf’s mission. The construction of the St. Olaf ice arena was one element of the push for strengthening community. Primarily funded by donations, construction […]
Categories: Colleges

Jewish identity made invisible at St. Olaf

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:37am
St. Olaf’s Jewish community is in a state of solitude and disconnect. At St. Olaf, it is not uncommon that students may meet a Jewish person for the first time. The Jewish identity is rife with contradictions. Judaism is an ethnoreligious identity, and subsequently, even if one rescinds their religious beliefs like myself, they remain […]
Categories: Colleges

La Sázon

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:36am
Al llegar a St. Olaf College por primera vez es fácil notar la demografía del cuerpo estudiantil. El reporte más reciente indica que aproximadamente 60% de los estudiantes en esta institución son blancos. Esta cifra ha disminuido a través de los años y, en contraste, el número de minorías ha aumentado. En parte, este cambio […]
Categories: Colleges

t. Olaf student government faces apathy and inaccessibility

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:34am
I strongly believe that a good student government is integral to the well-being of any college student body — especially a small liberal arts one. Inclusivity, diversity and community are held as fundamental pillars of our values here at St. Olaf, and the  student government has an important duty in promoting these core values. In […]
Categories: Colleges

Steve Underdahl

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:51am

Northfield Hospital & Clinics CEO Steve Underdahl talks about how the hospital and clinics are affected during severe weather events as well as an update on the clinic and birth center expansion, new Medicare regulations for joint replacement and more.  

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John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:43am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses a new program from Social Services that provides a social worker at the jail to do screening for mental health or chemical dependency issues to see if they can mitigate issues upfront.  He also talks about recent cases in Rice County.

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National Weather Service issue flood warnings…

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:19am

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Rice, Goodhue and Dakota Counties till 10:15 tonight.  A few rural roads were flooded near Dennison, and some areas had standing or flowing flood waters in the warned area. River gauges in the warned area also indicated significant rises since last night. Until the runoff is

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Nfld Police Chief Nelson on Flood Watch

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 5:04am

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed the Rice County area in a Flood Watch through Thursday, March 14.  NWS predicts the Rice County area will receive 1-2 inches of rain. The rain combined with heavy snow pack and frozen ground will create potential flooding of streets and low-lying areas.  These conditions are Not likely

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Sheriff warns residents to beware of flooding

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:31pm
From Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn:
Categories: Local News

Inquiring minds want to know…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 7:17pm

So did tRump get Russia or Blackwater to crash Facebook?

Categories: Citizens

Terry VanDeWalker of The Big Wu on AWD 3/13/19

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 6:24pm

Lucky me! This afternoon, local music legend Terry VanDeWalker of The Big Wu (as well as The Rice County All-Stars and Freelance Valet) stopped by for a long-overdue chat. (And, let’s just say we need to get him back soon because we could have talked for hours!) The Big Wu recently released their seventh album,

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Rice County Genealogical Society speaker shares info on DNA testing

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 4:45pm
Whether it’s about connecting with distant relatives, learning biological information or sharing the test with future generations, DNA research has become a trend during this digital age, not just for genealogists but for anyone.
Categories: Local News

Sheriff Dunn release on Flood Watch

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 4:07pm

Date: March 13, 2019 RE: Spring Flooding LOCATION: Rice County As many of you may be aware, the National Weather service has placed Rice County in Flood Watch from today until Thursday evening.  Some residents have already had some flooding issues on their personal properties. The county has also had some ditch flooding throughout the

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Results come in from township elections

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 3:05pm
Rice and Dakota County townships held their 2019 elections March 12, and beyond a few contested races, the day was largely uneventful.
Categories: Local News

Red Wing’s City Council Forum & Strategic Plan

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 2:45pm

Hey Red Wing!  Mark your calendars:

City Council Strategic Plan Public Forum & Q&A

Monday, March 18, 2019

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Public Library – Foot Room

6:30 to 7:00: Informal Meet and Greet time (snacks and beverages provided)

7:00 to 8:00: Brief presentation, City Council panel discussion, and question-and-answer period with Council members regarding the Strategic Plan draft.

Here’s the 2019 Strategic Plan Draft 3-13-19_201903130811429189-1

And here’s the Red Wing 2040 FINAL for comparison.

Categories: Citizens

Local legislator drafts bills to continue broadband expansion

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm
While technology quickly changes the world, some in rural parts of Minnesota are at a disadvantage, still without access to a reliable internet connection.
Categories: Local News

Minnesota probe finds no proof stolen money aided terrorists

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:27pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Wednesday that an investigation found no proof that money defrauded from a state child care program found its way to terrorist organizations overseas.
Categories: Local News

Dundas questions NAFRS Joint Powers; Overnight refreeze creates ice rink in Keya Paha; Faribault citizens offered sand/bags; Township elections; 2019 Northfield street project Open House

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:02pm

Dundas has questions.  A lot of them. The City Council this week, approved a resolution to ask NAFRS, Northfield Area Fire & Rescue, questions regarding possible changes to their service area with the possibility of Bridgewater Township becoming a city and building a housing development and the proposed new luxury Wolf Creek Autobahn and it’s

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Brent Dack

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:24am

1977 Northfield High School graduate Brent Dack is Wayne’s guest.  

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Preliminary plans introduced for new elementary school, Bridgewater addition

Northfield News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:00am
After months of planning, Northfield’s new school is finally taking shape.
Categories: Local News
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