Senate candidate outperforms Trump, Kistner in District 58

Northfield News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:05pm
After two years of DFL representation in the Senate, the district that comprises Lakeville, Farmington and townships to the south will again be held by a Republican.
Categories: Local News

Northfield schools shift to distance learning as Rice County cases rapidly rise

Northfield News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:40pm
Northfield Public Schools is shifting its learning model to an exclusive distance learning format through at least winter break as COVID-19 cases continue to rapidly increase within Rice County.
Categories: Local News

First-generation leaders

St. Olaf College - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 7:39pm
We are proud of the many students, staff, and faculty who were the first in their families to attend or complete college. In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration, we spoke to several campus leaders about their First Gen experience.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf joins Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

St. Olaf College - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 3:12pm
St. Olaf College is among the 51 inaugural member institutions of the new the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.
Categories: Colleges

Superintendent Matt Hillmann discusses COVID and school board issues

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 2:20pm
Superintendent of Northfield Schools Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses the COVID outbreak and items from last nights school board meeting.      

Motorists in southeast Minnesota can get MnDOT winter driving alerts via text message or email

Northfield News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:45pm
Motorists are now able to get text message or email alerts for winter driving conditions for state highways in the 11 counties of southeast Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Categories: Local News

Minnesota to impose new virus rules on bars and restaurants

Northfield News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:20pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz was preparing Tuesday to announce new restrictions to try to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus across Minnesota.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Schools to shift all students to distance learning; Area under a winter storm warning; Public hearing on franchise fees tonight

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:18pm
By Rich Larson, News Director In a letter to parents and families of Northfield public school students, Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann announced today that the school district will be shifting all students to distance learning in the next two weeks. Northfield High School will go to distance learning on November 19, with students’

MDH to offer free testing for Northfield Public Schools staff, students

Northfield News - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:31am
The Minnesota Department of Health will administer free nasal swab COVID-19 tests for Northfield Public Schools staff and students Nov. 18, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 at Northfield Middle School in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Categories: Local News


Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 4:44am

To start is sometimes the hardest part. Start as soon as you can. Start slowly. Start modestly. Resist the notion to take on a task as a whole. You do not walk without taking more than one step. You do not draft an article or essay without writing more than one sentence. Workouts take several […]

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Categories: Citizens

Veterans reflect on their service, while local residents offer support

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 6:30pm
Harlan Rosvold, recently honored for 75 years of continuous service to VFW Conrad Osthum Post 141 in Kenyon, said he served like everybody else.
Categories: Local News

Old glory and a forgotten veteran

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 4:30pm
It first caught my eye several years ago. Chiseled 150 years ago, a waving American flag is found at the top of the monument. No doubt the depiction of Old Glory is the oldest known in town.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Hospital tightens visitor restrictions, reviews elective surgeries

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 4:24pm
Northfield Hospital + Clinics is tightening visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff as COVID-19 cases rise across the region.
Categories: Local News

EDA applies for grant to help support minority-owned businesses, owners

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 1:08pm
The Northfield Economic Development Authority has applied for regional grant funding as a way to ensure a more inclusive atmosphere for minority-owned businesses after a majority indicated feeling excluded in a 2019 survey.
Categories: Local News

Enrollment decline equals $440,000 drop in revenue for Northfield schools

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:13pm
Northfield Public Schools won’t receive approximately $440,000 in previously anticipated revenue this school year after nearly 70 students opted not to enroll due in part to concerns about COVID-19.
Categories: Local News

City Council franchise fees public hearing is tomorrow; State eyes major Highway 19 project; New exhibit at Fifty North next week

KYMN Radio - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The Northfield City Council will meet on tomorrow night, and the chief item on the agenda will be the public hearing on the implementation of franchise fees to supplant the city’s current assessment program. The city would essentially attach a monthly payment to every Xcel Energy bill in the City

McNair Scholars Program helps students succeed far beyond St. Olaf

St. Olaf College - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:57am
St. Olaf College's TRIO McNair Scholars Program has helped many students, like Mayo Clinic researcher and instructor Essa Mohamed '09, pursue graduate degrees to become innovative professionals and researchers in their chosen fields of study.
Categories: Colleges

Gerhardt, Hughes named APG regional sports editors

Northfield News - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:45am
A pair of veteran journalists have been named regional sports editors for APG Media of Southern Minnesota.
Categories: Local News

Dr. Edmund Santurri on virtual event featuring Dr. Michael Osterholm

KYMN Radio - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:32am
Dr. Edmund provides information that Epidemiologist Mike Osterholm is speaking at a virtual event on Public Policy and COVID-19 hosted by St. Olaf College’s Institute for Freedom & Community on November 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Dr. Osterholm was named to President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisory board today.  The event is free and open to all.
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