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Task forces' search turns up $200,000 of meth, cocaine

Northfield News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:17pm
A pair of convicted drug dealers released early from prison have been charged with possessing $200,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine following a search of their home by agents from two southern Minnesota task forces.
Categories: Local News

TIF approved for 32 unit affordable townhomes; Nfld Council will take up channelizers at Aug. 4th meeting; City seeks public comment on Water St. closure between Bridge Sq. and the Dam; Tour De SAVE tomorrow

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Council voted to approve Tax Increment Financing for the Spring Creek II affordable housing project this week. Mayor Pownell explains, “it captures those tax dollars from the level of taxes that are being paid currently to when the property will be improved and then they can put those

City of Northfield seeks input on Water Street using Polco

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:24am

See the press release below from the City of Northfield.  This could mean big things for downtown and fulfill a vision that’s been talked about at least since 2013!

The City of Northfield is asking for input on permanently closing Water Street or seasonally closing Water Street. Participate in a short survey by August 6 using Polco, a public engagement platform. Residents can complete the survey in English or Spanish.

Residents can participate on Polco by downloading the Polco app for Android or iOS, or visiting the city’s web page on Polco at polco.us/northfield. QR codes on City information boards allow easy access to the Polco website. Residents’ individual information is never shared and cannot be accessed by the City.

Links to Polco can also be found on the city’s website ci.northfield.mn.us/polco, and city’s Facebook feed. English and Spanish paper surveys are available at the Northfield Public Library and Motor Vehicle Services at City Hall.

Community members can review survey results on the Polco app and through the city website: ci.northfield.mn.us/surveyresults

Questions? Contact:

Michelle Mahowald
Communications & Human Resources Director
507-645-3012
michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us

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Categories: Organizations

Lisa Peterson and Jane Bartho on Girls Nite Out in downtown Northfield

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 9:52am
Lisa Peterson and Jane Bartho from the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce talk about Girls Nite Out in downtown Northfield tonight, July 24.  Visit the chamber website for more details about this fun event!

Representative Todd Lippert on police reforms, bonding bill and more

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 9:26am
State Representative Todd Lippert discusses the issue of emergency powers for the Governor, police reforms, bonding bill, and more.

ACLU gets restraining order against feds

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 9:08am

What’s new in Portland? Federal court issued temporary restraining order late yesterday:

ACLU_Portland_TROSIMONJULY23Download

This has gone around for another TRO (or is it TKO?) first against the City of Portland police, and TRO was granted, then ACLU came back after the feds appeared and were also targeting journalists and legal observers. The hearing was day before yesterday, and yesterday late the TRO was granted:

The feds argued that they didn’t have standing for this suit, that they had other options for relief than a restraining order, that they had no direct evidence of retaliation against press, and other absurd notions, but the court blew those arguments out of the water.

This Order outlined the importance of press access, an essential 1st Amendment right, noting the importance of press “[w]hen wrongdoing is underway…”

“[I]ts real motive may be to prevent the gathering of information about government abuses or incompetence.” Well, DOH! Shades of tRump’s outrageous treatment of the press in D.C., but here extended to physical violence, arrest, bodily harm, directed at people wearing “PRESS” in bold letters, wearing vests and ID clearly labeled “PRESS,” visibly separate from protesters, doing their work, at times even directly and specifically attacked while filming!

Bottom line:

Categories: Citizens

Ex. Dir. of SAVE and locals Jeff Christenson and Eric Bergh discuss the upcoming Tour De SAVE

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 5:20am
Executive Director of SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, and locals Jeff Christenson and Eric Bergh discuss the upcoming Tour De SAVE on July 25th to raise awareness around the issue of suicide and raise dollars to help fund the, now International, SAVE organization. They also talk about the changes to the Run due to

Public financing planned for second phase of Spring Creek Townhomes

Northfield News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm
The Northfield City Council on July 21 took the first steps in financing the second phase of Spring Creek Townhomes on the city’s southeast side.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The 27 Club Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 6:00pm
On the anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing, Rich explores the infamous 27 Club, whose members all died at the age of 27.

City updates hazard mitigation plan

Northfield News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:42pm
The city of Northfield is updating its Emergency Operations Plan.
Categories: Local News

Nfld Council shuts down Charter Oath – contentious history between Charter Commission and Council; Nfld council mask mandate nullified by Statewide order; Sen. Draheim comments on mask mandate and police reform bill

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Council, on a 3 to 4 vote, chose not to include the City’s Charter in their Oath of Office for newly elected officials. (the vote had to be unanimous) The Charter Commission has worked for some time trying to get recognition, of what Councilors and the Mayor have

Two take on incumbent District 5 commissioner in Aug. primary

Northfield News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:30am
With the Aug. 11 primary coming up fast, four candidates are vying for just two spots on the November ballot in Rice County Commissioner District 5.
Categories: Local News

Senator Rich Draheim on 2nd Special Legislative Session

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 9:27am
State Senator Rich Draheim discusses some of the topics addressed during the 2nd Legislative Special Session including police reform and the bonding bill.

Brad Ness on mask mandate, city budget, NAFRS budget and more

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 9:22am
Northfield City Council Member Brad Ness talks about the mask mandate and channelizers near Bridge Square.  Ness is also on the NAFRS Board and talks about the NAFRS budget as well as the City’s budget.

Proposal adding upholding city charter to council oath turned back

Northfield News - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 5:45am
A split Northfield City Council rejected a proposed charter amendment to add a commitment to uphold the city’s charter to oath of office addresses.
Categories: Local News

Minnesota Mask Mandate

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 6:17pm
Executive Order 20-81 FinalDownload JUST WEAR THAT MASK! WE CAN DO THIS!
Categories: Citizens

Olive Omoro Receives Gary Martin Memorial Scholarship

Laura Baker Services Association - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 4:04pm

I have always wanted to do something that can change someone’s life.” Olive shared in her scholarship application. “That’s why working in the medical field has always been my dream.” Olive Omoro is the first ever recipient of the Gary Martin Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to a donation from Eugene & Mary Anne Dietz, the scholarship fund was created in memory of longtime resident of LBSA...

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City ponders how to use pending $1.53 million in federal dollars

Northfield News - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 2:08pm
Northfield city leaders are considering how to utilize $1.53 million in federal money intended to minimize local COVID-19 impacts.
Categories: Local News

Nfld Council votes YES to mandate masks; Nfld Chief says being an SRO was a “great privilege”; NAFRS does the shuffle to fill retired firefighter positions

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield City Council votes unanimously to mandate masks inside buildings within the city. Administrator Martig explained that means in facilities and buildings where the “public is provided services”. As for enforcement, it’s basically a trespass order and would be handled the same way as a parking ticket is. Deputy Chief
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