Rezoning for college's student housing plan gets Planning Commission endorsement

Northfield News - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 9:21pm
The Northfield Planning Commission last week recommended the City Council approve a conditional use permit and rezone nine parcels on the north and south sides of West St. Olaf Avenue to allow for a substantial St. Olaf residential project to…
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 2:11pm
Event date: December 1, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Members of the public may monitor the meeting from a remote location:

Conference No: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 666-933-197

Artist's Archer House painting raises at least $3,000 for those impacted by destructive fire

Northfield News - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 2:05pm
As Northfield fire crews began battling the devastating Archer House fire earlier this month, Northfield artist David Allen took notice.
Categories: Local News

Music returns to St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 1:13pm
While planning for an in-person return to campus this fall, St. Olaf College staff and faculty were tasked with figuring out how they could continue to provide the rich musical experience we are known for. To do this, the St. Olaf Music Department, Music Organizations Office, and the Campus Reopening Team developed a plan for student musicians to rehearse together in a safe, yet still meaningful way.
Categories: Colleges

Northfield School Board to take up mascot conversation; School construction nearly complete; Dundas approves sale of old city hall

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The Northfield School Board resumed the conversation surrounding the Northfield High School Raiders mascot. The drawing that currently represents the Northfield Raiders has come under question, and more than a bit of fire in recent years, with many people questioning both its relevancy to the Raiders name and the nature

Chief Mark Elliott discusses smart driving and extra patrols during holidays

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 9:45am
Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott talks about making smart decisions while driving, particularly during the holiday season.  There will be extra patrols out beginning tonight and extending through New Year’s Eve.  

Mayor Rhonda Pownell on tax levy, franchise fees and more

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 9:32am
Newly re-elected Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell discusses her vision for the next four years, the proposed tax levy, franchise fees, and more.

November 2020

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 8:44am

25 Wednesday Planes, Trains and Automobiles. T-day takeout. Progress. Evening workouts. Taking it as it comes. Studying in advance of a discussion. Being true to you. Born to Run. The day before a long weekend. Frozen vanilla bean cheesecake. 24 Tuesday When all the lights work. Chilly walks. Second workouts. Reading time in the evening. […]

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Categories: Citizens

Get Your Reps In

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 8:25am

In writing, in lifting, in life, there is a tension: to do enough. Progress is most easily achieved in small daily doses of moderate to low intensity. You must push yourself. A little. Not too far. You can’t stay comfortable. But you can get so uncomfortable that you don’t pick up the pen, the bar, […]

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Categories: Citizens

Possible health risk has Hy-Vee recalling vegetable mixes

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 7:15pm
Hy-Vee, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered during routine safety sampling at Hy-Vee’s Short Cuts production…
Categories: Local News

The Archer House: Brief stories from its past

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 5:45pm
“If only those walls could talk,” a middle-aged woman remarked aloud to several others standing on the hill of the library. They were gathered in small, socially distanced groups, sadly gazing at the iconic Archer House the day after the…
Categories: Local News

Rice County could face two lawsuits over former jailer's misconduct

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 4:00pm
Rice County is facing a pair of lawsuits from two former jail inmates who were roughed up by a then county corrections officer.
Categories: Local News

Prisoner becomes fourth Minnesota inmate to die of COVID-19

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 2:00pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While a fourth Minnesota inmate has died from complications of COVID-19, two inmates at the state prison in Faribault remain hospitalized with the virus and are on ventilators.
Categories: Local News

Northfield mom and daughter's work in miniature earns them a spot on HGTV

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:53pm
After Tracy Giza's painting classes came to a halt earlier this year to the pandemic, she found herself thinking small; miniature even. Little did she know, that several months later it would lead her and her daughter Renee to their…
Categories: Local News

LBSA to host ‘Beacons of Hope’ Gala; St. Olaf redevelopment plan hits snag; Rice County needs bell ringers

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Laura Baker Services Association will hold their annual fundraiser gala on Saturday, December 5th, but like many things this year, the global pandemic has forced the organization to move away from their traditional setting.  What had been a formal event is now an online presentation called the Beacons of Hope

Taylor Center announces recipients of George Floyd Fellowship

St. Olaf College - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:57am
The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion has announced that Isaac Coutier '22, Tashonna Douglas '21, Dezzy Newell '22, and Joshua Wyatt '21 are the 2020–21 recipients of the George Floyd Fellowship for Social Change.
Categories: Colleges

Thank you for growing with us

As the 2020 season winds down, all of us at Knecht’s are reflecting on how thankful we are for our staff and customers. Together, we worked through the challenges of the last many months and safely came together to celebrate our love of plants. We are grateful to be a place that our community can come to and nurture a healthy, safe activity during these unprecedented times, and we look forward to fostering that environment in the future!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our returning customers and veteran gardeners that make every day so special. We absolutely love getting to know you through our shared zeal for landscaping. We learn so much from you and appreciate your dedication to what is a worthy and fun pursuit. We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful gardens in the spring!

 We would be remiss not to mention all of the new gardeners we got to meet this season! We saw so much enthusiasm as you embarked on your journey, and we’re excited to grow with you as you continue with this fulfilling and life-long passion. Every success in your vegetable patch, every speck of dirt under your nails, and every perfectly placed (or misplaced!) shrub is an opportunity to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around you. We couldn’t be more delighted at the thought of sharing that experience with you for years to come!

Thank you everyone! Grab a warm beverage, start planning next year’s garden, and have a safe winter!

If you find yourself missing us too much (and we know you will!), we will be around periodically throughout the winter. Check our website for current winter hours or give us a call.

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Categories: Businesses

Jenelle Teppen discusses sale of former city hall building

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 9:38am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the November 23 City Council meeting during which the Council approved a purchase agreement to sell the old city hall building to Dan Irwin, a local attorney.

Dr. Matt Hillmann recaps Nov. 23 School Board Meeting

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 9:31am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses the November 23 School Board meeting.  Topics include presentations from the SCOPE program, the Area Learning Center, and the High School, as well as discussion about refreshing the Raiders Mascot.

Law enforcement's holiday campaign aims to tackle drunken driving

Northfield News - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 9:15am
Local law enforcement agencies are kicking off an enforcement and awareness campaign on one of the deadliest nights for alcohol-related crashes of the year.
Categories: Local News
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