A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 9:44pm
Way Park is the heart of a vibrant neighborhood on the west side of Northfield. It features:  the ROMP musical playground  playground equipment and swings pre-school equipment  a half basketball court  picnic and grilling areas  a walking path  a warming hut and ice rink (seasonal)  a small baseball/kickball diamond (seasonal)  a large open field perfect for pick up soccer games, kite flying, Michelle
Categories: Organizations

Summer agriculture program connects college students with local farms

Northfield News - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 4:34pm
Instead of taking the summer to relax between classes, five Carleton students spent their break getting their hands dirty — literally — at local farms.
Categories: Local News

Sexual assault charges against ex-Carleton football player dismissed

Northfield News - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 4:00pm
Sexual assault charges against a former Carleton College football player and rec league lacrosse coach have been dismissed. The assault was connected to a reported hazing incident at the school in which 13 students were suspended.
Categories: Local News

Over 2300 sign petition to stop the “separation” of respected Farmington Police Chief; Fossum says courts “need more resources”; Nfld Council meets after 4 weeks off

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:02pm

The Farmington City Council will vote tonight on a separation agreement with longtime Police Chief Brian Lindquist.  And many citizens are not happy about it. According to the Star Tribune, Lindquist is being asked to step down due to what the mayor and the chief called personality conflicts, though the nature of the conflicts isn’t

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See You Downtown at These Upcoming Events

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:48am

August 25, Sept 1, 15, 22, 29Riverwalk Market Fair – Enjoy an open-air Saturday market located along the beautiful Cannon River offering locally grown produce, artisan foods, and a juried selection of art work. Each Saturday provides a different mix of special events, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family.

August 23Northfield Mobile Photography Tour – Join photography and architecture enthusiasts for an evening stroll around downtown Northfield. Beginning and ending at the Northfield Arts Guild, the tour pairs art and photography with local history. 5:30-7:30pm $25

Sept. 6-9 Defeat of Jesse James Days – Take part in all of the annual festivities including bank raid reenactments, rodeo, parade, craft beverage festival and so much more!
Sept. 8 & 9Riverfront Fine Arts Festival – See and purchase work from over 65 fine artists and craftspersons – ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fiber, wood and steel. 10am to 5pm

Sept. 8Jesse James Bike Tour – Bike this family-friendly ride on your choice of five scenic routes then enjoy a post ride meal and after pedal parties at Imminent Brewing and Tanzenwald Brewing downtown. Proceeds from this Rotary Club of Northfield fundraiser benefit the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s Safe Routes to School program.
Sept. 9DJJD Run/Walk – Choose a 5K run/walk through the streets of Northfield or a more challenging 15K run through the farm country east of town. Both runs, hosted by Northfield Shares, begin at Armory Square and finish at the original First National Bank building where the townspeople of Northfield stopped a bank robbery by the notorious James-Younger gang in 1876.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1Northfield Poetry Festival – Enjoy a morning poetry reading for elementary school age children at Content Bookstore, a poetry event at the Northfield Public Library, a Sidewalk Poetry Celebration in Bridge Square on 9/30 at 7pm and an evening poetry contest and reading at Imminent Brewing.

Categories: Organizations

Parent Alert – How to keep your kids safe online by Will Geddes

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:20am

A 2016 report indicated that nearly 34 percent of students between ages 12 and 17 have been victims of cyberbullying. Children face real dangers online, but how can parents protect their children without isolating them from the reality of our digitally connected world?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Will Geddes.

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Gerry Franek and Glen Castore

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:56am

Northfield Fire Chief Gerry Franek and Glen Castore, Vice-Chair of NAFRS (Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services), provide an update on renovations to the fire station.  The goal for completion of the entire project is March 2019.  Following interviews,  a temporary part-time Program Coordinator is soon to be hired – this person will focus on

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St. Olaf names new Vice President for Student Life

St. Olaf College - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 7:59am
Dr. Hassel Andre Morrison is St. Olaf College’s new Vice President for Student Life.

St. Olaf College President David R. Anderson ’74 has announced the appointment of Dr. Hassel Andre Morrison as the next Vice President for Student Life.

Morrison, who currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of Idaho, has more than 20 years of experience in higher education in the areas of leadership development, community outreach and service, public-private partnerships, assessment, and recruitment and retention efforts. He will begin at St. Olaf in September.

As Vice President for Student Life, Morrison will lead campus-wide efforts to engage students in the life of the College in ways that support their learning, well-being, and success. He will serve as a member of the President’s Leadership Team and will oversee the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, Posse Program, Public Safety, Residence Life, Student Activities, Buntrock Commons, Campus Recreation, Wellness Programs, and Student Health Services.

“Hassel will be an engaging, energetic, and purposeful leader of our student life division,” says President Anderson. “I am eager to partner with him to advance the learning and development of Oles.”

Morrison has worked at institutions large and small, including both predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges and universities. He has also taught general education courses for more than 14 years that focus on student development theory, leadership theory, and management principles. In addition to his role as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of Idaho, he serves on the faculty of the university’s College of Education.

“I am extremely excited about becoming a member of the St. Olaf family, and I look forward to helping students engage and lead.” — Dr. Hassel Andre Morrison

Prior to his current role at the University of Idaho, Morrison worked in student life at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, the University of Mary Washington, Virginia Union University, and Virginia State University.

Morrison earned his bachelor’s degree from Radford University, his master’s degree from Virginia State University, and his doctorate from North Carolina State University.

“I am extremely excited about becoming a member of the St. Olaf family, and I look forward to helping students engage and lead,” Morrison says. “I am proud of St. Olaf’s strong history and reputation. As we challenge students to excel, I have faith that they have the ability to do all things. As influential scholars, Oles have the capacity to change the world; I look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff as we work together to accomplish common goals. My family and I are honored to become a part of this community.”       

Categories: Colleges

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Minnesota

Northfield News - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 7:45am
DULUTH — Brenda Long ticked off the names of men in her life who died young.
Categories: Local News

Kegs and Barrels Festival

KYMN Radio - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 7:19am

Corey Butler and Ira Carlson head to Rochester for samplings and conversations with several “local fermenting artists”. Kegs and Barrel Festival

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Taza de desempleo

KYMN Radio - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:27pm

El tema de hoy se platico sobre el desempleo que esta afectando a las comunidades en el ambiente laboral que la gente puede experimentar. Tambien se incluyeron varias actividades en el programa – comedia y reflecciones. El Super Barrio 8 19 18

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Withdraw, Ellison — Minn. Stat. 204B.13

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 3:56pm

DFL?  “Endorsed” Ellison today?  SHAME:

DFL Central Committee endorses Keith Ellison for attorney general

This behavior is not something open to “plausible denial” by the DFL.  There was a similar public allegation against Ellison over a decade ago:

The Truth About Keith Ellison

Obviously the Wright County Republican, as a source, is due some skepticism, but, yeah, the similarities are disturbing.  Today, what’s important to note is that given this other example, there is no way the DFL did not know of the allegations back circa 2005-2006.  That should inform this month’s allegations.  Two points makes a line.  How many points do you need to have an unfit candidate?

The way the DFL is circling the wagons around Keith Ellison, after shooting Al Franken, tossing him under the wagon, and then dragging him cross country from D.C. to Minnesota, it’s shameful.

With its support of Ellison, the DFL now indeed does face the very real possibility of such strong backlash that many may sit out the Attorney General race in disgust, and Wardlow might be the next Attorney General of Minnesota.  WHAT?!?!  How horrific can it get?

Come on, folks.  Minn. Stat. 204B.13 provides the avenue for withdrawal of Keith Ellison as a candidate for Attorney General of the State of Minnesota — if the DFL and Ellison want to make that happen:

204B.13 VACANCY IN NOMINATION; PARTISAN OFFICE. Subdivision 1.Partisan office.

(a) A vacancy in nomination for a partisan office must be filled in the manner provided by this section. A vacancy in nomination exists for a partisan office when a major political party candidate who has been nominated in accordance with section 204D.03, subdivision 3, or 204D.10, subdivision 1:

(1) dies;

(2) withdraws by filing an affidavit of withdrawal, as provided in paragraph (b), at least one day prior to the general election with the same official who received the affidavit of candidacy; or

(3) is determined to be ineligible to hold the office the candidate is seeking, pursuant to a court order issued under section 204B.44.

(b) An affidavit of withdrawal filed under paragraph (a), clause (2), must state that the candidate has been diagnosed with a catastrophic illness that will permanently and continuously incapacitate the candidate and prevent the candidate from performing the duties of the office sought, if elected. The affidavit must be accompanied by a certificate verifying the candidate’s illness meets the requirements of this paragraph, signed by at least two licensed physicians. The affidavit and certificate may be filed by the candidate or the candidate’s legal guardian.

What happens?  DFL “endorses” Ellison.  But then, this primary showed the value of DFL endorsements.


Categories: Citizens

Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories

Northfield News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:09pm
NISSWA, Minn. -- With their interparty rivals eliminated in the primary, Minnesota’s remaining gubernatorial candidates can turn their attention to the opposing side.
Categories: Local News

Air quality alert: Canadian wildfire smoke reaches southern Minnesota

Northfield News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00pm
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the southern half of Minnesota throughout the weekend, ending at noon on Sunday.
Categories: Local News

Notice of Restricted Outdoor Burning in Rice County

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:51pm

From Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn: An Air Quality Alert has been posted for the state of Minnesota beginning at 8PM Friday Aug 17 through Noon Sunday August 19.  Therefore, burning restrictions will go into effect Friday at 8:00 pm in Rice County.   Electronic Permits that have been activated prior to 8PM tonight will still

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Faribault man charged with repeated child sexual abuse

Northfield News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:43pm
A former Minnesota Academy for the Deaf worker has been charged in two counties with repeated sexual abuse of two boys, both at his homes in Faribault and Rice County and theirs in Carver County.
Categories: Local News

Project Update: Seeds Farm

Northfield Construction Company - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:20pm

We’ve been working on a really cool project and we are excited to share the progress with you! Seeds Farm is a vegetable farm located in Northfield, Minnesota. The produce locally grown, pesticide free, and nutrient dense food. They grow their food using sustainable farming techniques, hard work, sunshine, and good earth. Seeds grows over 100 varieties of vegetables to sell wholesale.

This build has tons of unique features including Structurally Insulated Panels or ‘SIP’s’ for short, in-floor heating, custom cabinets, a full kitchen, a huge cooler in the packaging area, steel siding, Marvin Windows, vaulted ceilings, and a really unique crows nest with incredible views! The floor is all concreted, and roof has 6 skylights. The East side of the building has a Portico roof and the West side of the building has a patio with a future Pergola planned.

Stay tuned for more updates from our team!

Categories: Businesses

After 3rd reset of trial – there likely won’t be one; Chief Mincke retiring, wage study for Dundas; Healthier, happier – Arts and the Blue Zones

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:02pm

He may never see a trial.  20 year old Taariq Muhammad Vanegas of Seattle, was charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct in a case stemming from a hazing incident that involved allegations of rape of a female Carleton College student in April of 2017.  Rice County Attorney John Fossum said the trial was rescheduled

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Contaminated soil found at fire station site; renovation project moves forward

Northfield News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm
The renovation of Northfield’s fire station hit a snag this summer when contaminated soil was discovered at the site. But the project is back on track.
Categories: Local News

New art gallery showcases the potential of adults with disabilities

Northfield News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm
A new art gallery in town displays the abilities of people with disabilities, reminding viewers that these artists are defined by more than their limitations.
Categories: Local News
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