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Extra speed enforcement July 7 – 23

KYMN Radio - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:04am

Extra Speed Enforcement on Rice County Roads July 7 – 23 Rice County – Minnesotans who think clear skies, dry conditions and country roads mean higher speeds are less risky need to reconsider that thought. Crash statistics tell a different story, and statewide extra speed enforcement from July 7 – 23 will remind Minnesotans to

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Wisdom

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:14am

The trouble with pleasure is the timing
it can overtake me without warning
and be gone before I know it is here
it can stand facing me unrecognized
while I am remembering somewhere else
in another age or someone not seen
for years and never to be seen again
in this world and it seems that I cherish
only now a joy I was not aware of
when it was here although it remains
out of reach and will not be caught or named
or called back and if I could make it stay
as I want it to it would turn into pain

-W.S. Merwin, “One of the Butterflies,” The Shadow of Sirius (2009)

Categories: Citizens

Parents who've suffered loss of a child plan statue as enduring memorial

Northfield News - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:45pm
When Ciera Federly lost her infant son in March 2015, Infants Remembered in Silence was her angel. Now, she hopes to return the favor by partnering with other parents who have also suffered the loss of a child.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 5:07pm
Event date: July 11, 2017
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Human Rights Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:21pm
Event date: July 13, 2017
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Vintage Band Festival 2017

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:28pm

Vintage Band Festival 2017 will be held on July 29 from 10am–10pm in downtown Northfield, featuring a jam-packed day of non-stop brass and wind band music. Crowd favorites among the bands returning to Vintage Band Festival in 2017 include Bavarian Musikmeisters, Sheldon Theater Brass Band, Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, Brio Brass, and Copper Street Brass. New this year will be the Fife and Drum Corps from Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul, Brass Lassie, and the McNasty Brass Band.

Learn more about the event at the Vintage Band Festival website.

Categories: Organizations

Chip sealing work begins July 10th on southeastern roads

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:23pm

Motorists will encounter minor traffic delays beginning July 10 as crews begin chip sealing work on various highways in southeast Minnesota to help preserve the roadways, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Work will begin July 10 and should be complete by August 31. Crews will start in Winona County and head west through Olmsted, Wabasha, Goodhue,

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The Pirates of Penzance

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:19pm

Set sail with this Northfield Arts Guild Theater production that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history – so famous, that Lin Manuel Miranda claims it as inspiration for his work on the musical Hamilton.

Performances are July 21-23, 28-30, Aug. 4-6, F/Sa 7:30pm, Sun 2pm at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Rd, Northfield.

Directed by Bob Gregory-Bjorklund with musical direction by Daniel Kallman and choreography by Shari Setchell. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Comic Operetta.

On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrates the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy – until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life. Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you’ve got an endearing evening of fun for the entire family.

An opening night reception is scheduled for July 21 and a post-show discussion will occur following the July 23 matinee. Tickets available at northfieldartsguild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the downtown Center for the Arts.

Categories: Organizations

Narcan giving a “second chance”; Work remains on hold for hotel; “Best yet” – that’s the consensus of this years Fireworks Display; Register for Night to Unite

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:02pm

Steve Rummler got addicted to narcotics after multiple surgeries.  He overdosed one night and died.  That’s when his fiance fought for Steve’s Law.  That’s how Narcan became available to First Responders and extended to family members of addicts.  Northfield Hospital’s Dr. Jennifer Fisher, “theoretically if somebody could have given him that medication, it may have

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Chip sealing starts July 10 in southeastern Minnesota

Northfield News - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 9:46am
Motorists will encounter minor traffic delays beginning July 10 as crews begin chip sealing work on various highways in southeast Minnesota to help preserve the roadways, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Categories: Local News

Chris Heineman and Rhonda Pownell

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:49am

Northfield’s Community Development Director and Mayor Rhonda Pownell talk about the City’s economic development projects with an update on Fairfield Inn & Suites. Heineman-Pownell 7-5-17

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Authority

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:44am

By pretending to be impervious, you became so.

-Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding (2011)

Categories: Citizens

Kindness

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:22pm

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.

-Emerson

Categories: Citizens

Airbnb making gains in rural Minn., angering local inn owners

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:00pm
Airbnb rentals in outstate Minnesota have grown at twice the rate they have in the Twin Cities metro, the company says.
Categories: Local News

GALLERY: Northfield celebrates the Fourth of July

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:51pm
The fireworks returned to Northfield Middle School for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Northfield and so did the crowds.
Categories: Local News

Citizenship

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 2:44pm

Man On Stoop: “I’m sayin’, every Friday night in an alley behind the Cut Rate, we rollin’ bones, you know? I mean all them boys, we roll til late.

McNulty: “Alley crap game, right?”

Man On Stoop: “Like every time, Snot, he’d fade a few shooters, play it out til the pot’s deep. Snatch and run.”

McNulty: “What, every time?”

Man On Stoop: “Couldn’t help hisself.”

McNulty: “Let me understand. Every Friday night, you and your boys are shooting craps, right? And every Friday night, your pal Snot Boogie … he’d wait til there’s cash on the ground and he’d grab it and run away? You let him do that?”

Man On Stoop: “We’d catch him and beat his ass but ain’t nobody ever go past that.”

McNulty: “I gotta ask ya: If every time Snotboogie would grab the money and run away, why’d you even let him in the game?”

Man On Stoop: “What?”

McNulty: “If Snotboogie always stole the money, why’d you let him play?”

Man On Stoop: “Got to. This America, man.”

The Wire (Season 1, 2002)

Categories: Citizens

Hiawathaland Transit continues to expand

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:36am
Hiawathaland Transit continues to see ridership and demand increase in Rice and Goodhue counties, and staff is working to ensure services keep up.
Categories: Local News

Lloyd Harkness left a little of himself in Northfield and its parks

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:08am
Lloyd Harkness was a man of simple pleasures.
Categories: Local News

Rice County, townships take proactive approach to curbing wild parsnip spread

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:51am
The fight against the spread of wild parsnip in Rice County ramped up this year with the county taking more initiative than it had in the past, and townships devising strategies to destroy patches of the noxious weed.
Categories: Local News

Fun facts for the Fourth of July

Northfield News - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:45am
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades…
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