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A Park For All Seasons

Friends of Way Park - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 8:44pm
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, Michellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09921244970889478836noreply@blogger.com
Categories: Organizations

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - 1 hour 55 min ago

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the January 21 City Council meeting.  Topics include final design approval for the 2020 Mill & Overlay Project and for the roundabout planned for the intersection of Jefferson Parkway and Hwy 246, and discussion about the potential of a 1/2 cent local sales tax increase.

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Council hopes to snuff out youth tobacco use, raises buying age to 21

Northfield News - 3 hours 28 min ago
The minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco products in Northfield will soon be 21.
Categories: Local News

Crackerjacks in the Stacks

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 3:26pm
When I was in kindergarten, I wanted to become a librarian when I grew up. I devised my own Dewey Decimal system for my collection of books at home, and my little book-loving heart filled with ... pleasure (you thought I was going to say joy, didn't you) every time I presented a stack of books to the children's librarian at the Carnegie Library in my hometown of Alexandria, Minn. There was something immensely gratifying about that book check-out process: the librarian would take out her pad of ink, pull the cards from the books, stamp the due date on the cards, and hand the books back to me. It was marked in ink, this approval I had, to go home and read.

My career plans changed after that kindergarten year, but my love of books and of libraries endured. If possible, it became even stronger when I met someone who shared my love of books and libraries in — of course — a library. Steve and I both had work study jobs at Drake University's Cowles Library during our first year of college, and that's where he first asked me out on a date. Thirty years and three kids later, we live in a house overflowing with bookshelves and stacks of books.

Recreating my days as a clicker, a library work study job that no longer existsWhen I mentioned on Facebook recently that our love story started in a library, our middle child, Sebastian, commented, "Ya know, maybe that's why we all love books."

As soon as our kids were old enough to sign their names, we helped them get their own library cards at the wonderful Carnegie Library in our town of Northfield. I continue to believe that libraries are a vital public good. So you can imagine how happy it makes me to know that my book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man, is now available in several libraries.


As of today, Jan. 21, according to a search of the WorldCat site, copies of my book are available at these Minnesota locations:

• College of St. Benedict/St. John's University library: one copy

• Hennepin County Library: one copy each at the Minneapolis Central and Southdale locations

• Minnesota Historical Society Library in St. Paul: two copies

• St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona campus: one copy

The book is also available at Carleton College's Gould Library and at the Drake Community Library in Grinnell, Iowa.

The Northfield Public Library doesn't have it yet, but it's on the list of books they plan to purchase in 2020. If your local library doesn't have it, feel free to request it, either online or in person.

If you do check out my book from your local library, don't expect anyone to take out an ink pad and stamp a due date on a card for you. But know that you have my virtual approval to go home and read.
Categories: Citizens

Wood-burning stove causes Northfield house fire

Northfield News - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 1:20pm
The malfunctioning of a wood-burning stove reportedly caused a fire on Monday that resulted in $8,000 to $10,000 of damage to a Northfield home.
Categories: Local News

1/2 sales tax option on Nfld agenda; Nfld Schools construction update; Rice Co. Waste Wizard

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Council votes tonight on whether to ask the State Legislature to put a ½ cent sales tax on the November ballot. During a work session last week, Administrator Martig explained the dollars would be used for Parks and Recreation but must have a regional appeal. This is not

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Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:26am
Event date: January 26, 2020
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:26am
Event date: February 2, 2020
Event Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:21am
Event date: January 23, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:21am
Event date: January 27, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:21am
Event date: January 30, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Open Skate

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:21am
Event date: February 3, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times, Helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

Tyler Gardner

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:16am

Library Assistant Tyler Gardner talked about the Northfield Library’s new vinyl collection. As the medium has seen a resurgence, they are putting together a collection of vinyl records for patrons to enjoy. They are looking for donations of  vinyl in good condition as well. Drop them off at the Library anytime.  They will not take

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St. Olaf celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Unity March

St. Olaf College - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 6:29pm
To honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, St. Olaf hosted a daylong series of events that began with a Unity March across campus.
Categories: Colleges

CenturyLink fault causes 9 counties to lose 911 services

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 4:30pm
Cellphones throughout southern Minnesota were sent an emergency alert late Sunday night. While these alerts in the past have been used to notify the community of missing children and escaped inmates, this weekend it was used to warn residents who…
Categories: Local News

Later school start time off the table for 2020-21

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 3:00pm
Northfield middle and high schoolers who though they might be able to sleep later next school year: forget about it.
Categories: Local News

Dinner and dessert, silent auctions make fundraiser the hottest ticket in town

Northfield News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 2:30pm
Ruth’s House of Hope holds its biggest and most beloved fundraiser in a matter of weeks. But you’ll need to act fast if you want to get a ticket.
Categories: Local News

Sales tax/street projects and roundabout on Nfld Council agenda; Rice-Steele 911 Center was down for several hours; Nfld Shares receives national accreditation; City of Nfld seeks election judges

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Council meets tomorrow night with some important items on the agenda including a vote on asking the legislature to place a local sales tax option on the November ballot and considering plans and specs for the 2020 street project with bid opening proposed for February 20th. There have

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Beyond Broadway by Stacy Wolf

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:20am

The idea of American musical theatre conjures up images of bright lights and big city, but its lifeblood is found in local and amateur productions at schools, community theatres, summer camps, and more. In “Beyond Broadway”, author Stacy Wolf considers the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in U.S. culture, and examines it as

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