City of Faribault offering sand and bags if/when flooding occurs

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:44am

The City of Faribault will be providing sand and bags if and when flooding occurs.  If sandbags are needed now because of a localized flooding event (backyard flooding into a door in a walkout basement for example) have them contact the fire department and we will help them get what they need

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:43am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig talks about localized flooding issues, the State of the City address event scheduled for Monday, March 18, 6:00 p.m. at the Carleton Weitz Center, and more….  

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St. Olaf Spanish professor awarded Burkhardt Fellowship

St. Olaf College - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:22am
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded St. Olaf College Associate Professor of Spanish Kristina Medina-Vilariño a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship.
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Underground DC transmission in the Midwest?

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:21pm

This is the “route map” from SOO Green site, used in PR

Announced just now in a major PR push, because Siemens bought it (see below), yet another transmission project, 500+ kV, and it’s supposedly a DC option to be buried underground along rail lines.  Look at the map, provided in the Press Release I guess, because most of the articles use it… check the yellow “SOO Green Available Route” in Minnesota!

Developer proposes a 350-mile underground transmission line to carry wind energy from rural Iowa to Chicago

Now that’s different!

But it’s been a concept looking for a home for quite a while (and check the FERC Orders and dockets below):

spp-miso jpc minutes october 2015

And major PR push? It’s because Siemens just bought the idea:

Siemens Buys Transmission Line to Take Iowa Wind to the Eastern Grid

A July 2018 presentation:


From “Midwest Reliability Organization” at their Fall 2018 meeting, and the map from that presentation:

SOO Green Renewable Rail – A Wind Energy Delivery Project – Joseph DeVito

Yet they used the green map for PR.  Why?  Something else interesting in that presentation is the “Development Team.”

Now look at the yellow “Soo Green Available Route” from MN to IL, and look at the green “Soo Green Primary Route” and guess what is right in the middle between them, why it’s “Cardinal-Hickory Creek” MVP 5 (southern part):

Note that Fredricksen & Byron law firm is involved in both Cardinal-Hickory Creek and SOO Green.

Here are just a few of the articles this week:

Proposed underground power line could bring Iowa wind turbine electricity to Chicago Renewable energy rail project would run from Mason City to Chicago Proposed new transmission project would deliver renewables between PJM and MISO Proposed Area Power Generation to Go to Chicago

Just google, and you’ll find so many more.

MISO wins approval for new rules to link up external transmission

But what do we need more transmission for? We’ve got significant overbuild as it is. One big benefit is that user pays, where with much of the pass-through transmission of CapX 2020 and the MISO MVP 17 project portfolio, the pass-through ratepayers are stuck with a percentage of the full cost of all the projects.

There have been related FERC dockets, most recently the October 12, 2018 Order – Tariff Revision in docket ER-18-1410-000 (also -001):


There’s also an Order on Proposal and Guidance in ER-16-675:


To look at the entire FERC docket, GO HERE and search!

It’s something more to monitor.  Here’s the developer’s site:

Soo Green Renewable Rail

Note that Joe DeVito is heading up Fresh Energy these days, also on Board of Wind on the Wires/whatever new name is.

Need more info.  Interesting concept that addresses some of the huge issues, but need, always need, or lack thereof.

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County asks MnDOT to consider speed limits on CR1

Northfield News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 5:30pm
Now that the hill’s been flattened, the roundabout’s in place, and the trails are paved and ready to go, Rice County Engineer Dennis Luebbe wants to know if speed limits on County Road 1 between highways 3 and 246 need…
Categories: Local News

Kwik Trip closing in on construction in Dundas

Northfield News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:04pm
Kwik Trip is officially in the final stages before development of a new location in Dundas.
Categories: Local News

Northfield EDA Offers Assistance for Cannon Valley Printing in Northfield

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:00pm

The City of Northfield has received notice from the Adams Publishing Group that as of April 1, the Cannon Valley Printing location in Northfield will be closed. This closure will impact 24 full-time jobs. “The City of Northfield expresses sincere gratitude for the numerous years that the Cannon Valley Printing operations and employees have contributed

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Updated flooding “Situation Report” from NOAA

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:57pm

Attached is an updated Situation Report for the potential for flooding over most of the area this week; the main threat is urban and street flooding, ponding, and small stream flooding from rainfall over the extensive snowpack.  We will see some rises in area rivers, with some small tributaries approaching flood stage toward the end

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Notice of Rice County Spring Load Restrictions

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:19pm

Spring Load Restrictions on Rice County State Aid Highways and County roadways will go in to effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a notice that Spring Load Restrictions on thestate highway system in the south, southeast and metro frost zones go in to effect on Friday,

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Flooded streets and overnight freezing in our future?; Dennison citizens deal with flooding; Draheim says we “need to get serious” on our State budget

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:02pm

The National Weather Service flood forecast for our area doesn’t look good, says Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson.  They rate the potential for flooding along rivers and the Cannon is rated in the high risk category. There are several factors starting with a wet Fall last year that never really dried out, a tornado and

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Oh, just stop it… I don’t give a…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:40am

Who are the yahoos doing this?  I’ve been getting these for a while, and today I noticed that their price is dropping!!!  DOH, a SCAM, why, I’m shocked… DELETE!!!  What a hoot!

Hello! I have very bad news for you. 21/10/2018 – on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account

So, you can change the password, yes… But my malware intercepts it every time.

How I made it: In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability. I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.

When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.

After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).

A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.

But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!

I’m talk you about sites for adults.

I want to say – you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!

And I got an idea….

I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?). After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together. Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!

I’m know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues. I think $740 is a very, very small amount for my silence. Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!

Pay ONLY in Bitcoins! My BTC wallet: 1H1K8MfLEJgjCCfDEkTJmv9GJjD3XzEFGR

You do not know how to use bitcoins? Enter a query in any search engine: “how to replenish btc wallet”.

It’s extremely easy

For this payment I give you two days (48 hours). As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.

After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.

If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your “enjoys”.

I hope you understand your situation.

– Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)

– Do not try to contact me (this is not feasible, I sent you an email from your account)

– Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.

P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!

This is the word of honor hacker

I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.

Do not hold evil! I just do my job.

Have a nice day!

Categories: Citizens

Glenn Switzer

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:45am

Dundas Mayor Glenn Switzer reviews the March 11 Dundas City Council meeting.  Topics include actions relating to the Kwik Trip expected to be built in Dundas in 2020, architect selection for the new city hall, and more….

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Superintendent Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:37am

Northfield School Superintendent Matt Hillmann talks about the sold out High School Rock N Roll Revival and reviews the March 11 School Board meeting.

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Fusia Chicken Fried Rice recall

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 5:20am

Choice Canning Company, Inc., a Pittston, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The chicken fried

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Subsidy for affordable housing project gets HRA backing

Northfield News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 6:13pm
With affordable housing opportunities in mind, the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is supporting an incentive for a southern Minnesota construction company to build new units in the city.
Categories: Local News

City extends contract with Dick's Sanitation; new services available

Northfield News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 4:43pm
After several months of conversations to work out the details, Northfield leaders decided March 5 what was seemingly inevitable — the city will continue contracting Dick’s Sanitation Inc. for waste and recycling pickup services.
Categories: Local News

HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 4:29pm
Event date: March 21, 2019
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Training to be held in Mankato

KYMN Radio - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 3:06pm

Mankato, Minn. (3/11/19) — Do you make the best homemade bread, home canned pickles or cookies? Consider selling your product as a Minnesota Cottage Food producer. Join University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educator, Kathy Brandt at the Keep it Legal! Keep it Safe Cottage Food Producer class in Mankato on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Kent Hanson voted to All-West Region Team

Carleton Sports - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 2:47pm

Carleton College forward Kent Hanson was voted to the All-Region squad for 2018-19. This is the 10th time since 2003 that a member of the Carleton men’s basketball program has received this particular recognition.

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ERA passes in Minnesota House, at long last…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:54pm

Persistence pays off!  Now, the Senate…


Here are the 55 Minnesota state Representatives who voted against approval of the ERA:

Tony Albright
Paul Anderson
Jeff Backer
Cal Bahr
Dave Baker
Peggy Bennett
Greg Boe
Brian Daniels
Kurt Daudt
Lisa Demuth
Bob Dettmer
Steve Drazkowski
Sondra Erickson
Don Fabian
Mary Franson
Pat Garofalo
Steve Green
Matt Grossell
Glenn Gruenhagen
Bob Gunther
John Heinrich
Josh Heintzeman
Jerry Hertaus
Brian Johnson
Tony Jurgens
Jon Koznick
Ron Kresha
Sandy Layman
Eric Lucero
Dale Lueck
Paul Marquart
Joe McDonald
Shane Mekeland
Tim Miller
Jeremy Munson
Jim Nash
Anne Neu
Bud Nornes
Tim O’Driscoll
Marion O’Neill
Gene Pelowski
John Petersburg
Nels Pierson
John Poston
Duane Quam
Kristin Robbins
Linda Runbeck
Joe Schomacker
Peggy Scott
Chris Swedzinski
Tama Theis
Paul Torkelson
Dean Urdahl
Bob Vogel
Nick Zerwas

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