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The Weekly List – The Neil Young Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 6:00pm
November 12, 2020 is Neil Young’s 75th birthday. Therefore this week, it’s the Neil Young Show.

Fire breaks out at the Archer House

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 5:52pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Fire broke out at the Archer house this afternoon bringing the full complement of Northfield fire and rescue vehicles to the North side of Downtown and closing Division Street between 2nd and 4th Streets.  At approximately 5:30, additional assistance was requested from the Farmington Fire and Rescue Department.  According to an Archer

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Archer House

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 5:07pm
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at the Archer House.  Details of how it started are not known, but crews arrived at about the 4:00 hour.

A Q&A with interfaith leader Eboo Patel

St. Olaf College - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 4:01pm
Interfaith leader Eboo Patel, who has been named a Fellow with the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community, shares why this work matters so much for our daily lives and the unique role St. Olaf can play in interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Categories: Colleges

Second long-term care center sees COVID outbreak

Northfield News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 2:14pm
COVID-19 cases continue to rapidly increase in Rice County as the entire state and nation sees a dangerous increase in cases and virus-related deaths.
Categories: Local News

Discussion resumes on possible Raider mascot change

Northfield News - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 1:45pm
Northfield Public Schools Superintendent Matt Hillmann plans to ask district staff to move ahead with a process to update the school logo that includes a sword-bearing Raider that’s been called racially and culturally insensitive no later than December.
Categories: Local News

MPR broadcasts Institute conversation with infectious disease expert Mike Osterholm

St. Olaf College - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:57pm
Minnesota Public Radio aired the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community's recent conversation with infectious disease expert Mike Osterholm on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Colleges

Northfield Hospital sees spike in Covid-19 cases; City Council authorizes CARES Act dollars; City of Northfield to launch new website

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:43am
By Rich Larson, News Director Northfield Hospital & Clinics President & CEO Steve Underdahl said yesterday that the front lines of the fight against the Coronavirus and Covid-19 have reached Rice County. Underdahl said that since the end of September, positive tests in Rice County for Covid-19 have risen from less than 3% to now

St. Olaf Athletics cancels winter competition for 2020-2021 season

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:35am

On Nov. 12, St. Olaf Athletic Director Ryan Bowles informed students via email that the College has decided to cancel winter competition for the 2020-2021 season. 

The Presidents of the MIAC met earlier this month and established a Dec. 1 deadline for all member schools to declare their intent to participate in the winter season. With the pandemic’s increasingly grave outlook around the country and in the midwest especially, the decision to not play a winter season was made by St. Olaf in advance of winter break.

According to sources within the athletic department, all MIAC schools except for Macalester, Carleton and St. Olaf remain committed to playing an abbreviated winter season.

In his email to all student-athletes, Bowles expressed the difficulty in opting out of competition.

“We know that our seniors have played their last games for us and have had their careers cut short. Our heart aches for them,” Bowles wrote. “In the end we felt like the continued focus on the overall health and safety of our community was the most important thing.”

There has been no decision yet as to whether St. Olaf will participate in spring athletics.

Categories: Colleges

Environmental Quality Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 10:14am
Event date: November 18, 2020
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott discusses the latest Covid-19 restrictions and best practices

KYMN Radio - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 9:49am
Chief Elliott joined Jeff this morning to talk about Governor Walz’s latest executive order and how it affects Northfielders.

Right Speech

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 7:44am

Sarcasm seldom satisfies. You do well when you make your written communications sincere. Sarcastic writings seldom age well. Speech allows for wider latitude, as speech provides greater context to your recipient. Intent is more easily conveyed when a listener hears tone and especially when she or he observes facial expressions. Playfulness, irony — even well-placed […]

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Categories: Citizens

COVID-19 outbreak at care center swells to 76 staff, residents

Northfield News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 2:32pm
A COVID-19 outbreak at Three Links Care Center has swelled to at least 76 residents and staff, nearly doubling since last week alone as the state continues to see a hefty spike in cases and deaths from the virus.
Categories: Local News

5 Superfoods to Grow in a Northern Garden

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 1:59pm

When I interviewed author Susannah Shmurak for this week’s episode of Grow it, Minnesota, about her book on growing and using elderberries, she mentioned that elderberries are one of the so-called superfoods. These are foods that offers extra nutrition and health benefits. (In the case of elderberries that extra benefit is its antioxidant and antiviral ... Read More about 5 Superfoods to Grow in a Northern Garden

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Categories: Citizens

Veterans Day event honors those who served

Northfield News - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 12:05pm
The sun glistened off the newly fallen snow Nov. 11 morning at Northfield Veterans Park as American Legion Post 84 and VFW Post 4393 members gathered along with a small crowd to commemorate Veterans Day.
Categories: Local News

Franchise Fees pass first reading; Northfield Public Schools going to distance learning; Laura Baker looks to protect resources for clients

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 12:03pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Last night the Northfield City Council passed the first reading of resolutions to enact franchise fees to supplant the city’s assessment program by a 4-3 margin. The fees would fund road construction and redevelopment, as well as the city’s Climate Action Plan. The Council discussed several different aspects of the

COVID increases in SE MN

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:55am

COVID is on the rise in Minnesota, hospitalizations are far above the first wave peak:

Hospital beds, STAFFED hospital beds, ICU beds, are running short, per Gov. Walz’ presentation yesterday:

Here’s the snapshot in Goodhue County:

From the County:

Goodhue County issues pandemic appeal to stop community spread

And DOH:

The most effective ways to reduce the spread of the virus are to limit in-person gatherings, wash hands, stay at least six feet away from others, and to wear a face mask every time you are around people from outside your household.

Want to know how intense COVID is in your county, and the relative risk of a COVID infected person in a gathering? Check this out (I set it at 25, because if you go to a store, it’s easy to have 25 people in the area):

https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/

Categories: Citizens

Steve Underdahl discusses restrictions at Northfield Hospital & Clinics due to Covid Outbreak

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 9:35am
Northfield Hospital & Clinics CEO Steve Underdahl talks about the recent high incidences of Covid cases in the area, numbers of Covid patients hospitalized and new restrictions that have been put in place at the hospital and clinics.

Ben Martig discusses Northfield City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 9:28am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the November 10 City Council meeting including a public hearing and approval on first reading of a gas and electric franchise fee.

Jenelle Teppen discusses the Dundas City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 9:14am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the November 9 City Council meeting.  Topics include an expansion of outdoor seating for Chapel Brewing, 2021 budget, and the search for a new city attorney.
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