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County emergency management director provides flooding update

Northfield News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:38pm
Rice County Emergency Management Director Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz provided the following update on water levels throughout Rice County on Friday morning:
Categories: Local News

Walz scales back budget plan after surplus shrinks

Northfield News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:25pm
Gov. Tim Walz scaled back his budget Friday to account for a shrinking pot of money, although even those revisions leave a plan legislative Republicans still see as too rich.
Categories: Local News

Don’t climb on the sandbags but volunteer to fill them; 5 years for drugs and arson; Nfld Cultural Plan infusing creativity; Food Share Month

KYMN Radio - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:02pm

The Cannon River in Northfield was at 898.98 ft. at 11:30am, 899 ft is moderate flood stage.  The National Weather Service defines 900 ft as major flood stage. Froggy Bottoms River Pub on the west side has closed for a few days.  The NWS expects moderate flooding and then a drop in the River but

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Raider Speech Team wins conference championship

Northfield News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:00pm
The Northfield High School Raider Speech Team earned the title of Big 9 Conference Champions at the Big 9 Tournament held March 19 at John Marshall High School in Rochester.
Categories: Local News

Local officials call for city streets solutions this session

Northfield News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:08am
We are all in this ‘pothole’ together: That’s the message of city officials from across the state who gathered at the Capitol Thursday to call for dedicated city street funding and flexible policy solutions to be passed this session.
Categories: Local News

DMV reckoning: Senate approves $13 million for license centers

Northfield News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:45am
ST. PAUL — More than a year and a half after the botched launch of a state computer system for vehicle tabs and titles, state lawmakers took another step toward making amends to some of those affected.
Categories: Local News

2019 Season Schedule Announced

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:48am

The Dukes announced the 2019 season schedule on Friday, with 27 games scheduled at home as of March 22. Last season, Dundas reached the state tournament for the fifth straight season and for the seventh time in the last nine. 

Categories: Organizations

Dina Fesler

KYMN Radio - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:43am

Frequent guest Dina Fesler joins Wayne in the studio.  

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Representative Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:35am

District 20B State Representative Todd Lippert provides his weekly update on activities during the Legislative Session, including a bill that sets up an opioid stewardship council to address the opioid crisis and will be funded by pharmaceutical companies.  

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ArtZany: Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place

KYMN Radio - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:00am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes ceramic artists Glynnis Lessing and Barbara Zaveruha from the Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place, a new exhibit at the Northfield Arts Guild.   Northfield Arts Guild  northfieldartsguild.org #claynorthfield exhibitions  March 21-May 11, 2019 Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place Eleven artists linked through

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Winterburn on evergreens

Browning on the needles / foliage of Spruce, Pine and Arborvitae is just beginning to show up as the snowbanks melt away. While this damage is not very nice to look at as it becomes more evident with each passing, day, it may not mean that your evergreen tree is dead.

Many evergreen trees and shrubs that show brown foliage in the spring following a tough winter can recover once new growth begins. Careful examination of winterburned Spruce, Pine and Arborvitae may show that buds and growing points for new growth are intact and capable of bringing recovery to the tree. Patience and careful observation are important. Do not throw out an evergreen just because there is a lot of brown. New growth may emerge anytime from late April to mid-June, and if there are enough places on the tree that sprout new growth, a tree that looked pretty bad in the spring can often make an amazingly good recovery.

Look for more blogs on the subject of winterburn in the weeks ahead. I will focus on how to diagnose the degree of damage, and how and when to cleanup a winterburned evergreen so it can make the best possible recovery.

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Categories: Businesses

Project Overview: Northfield Verizon Remodel

Northfield Construction Company - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:51am
We recently completed the remodel of the Verizon Wireless World located at 400 5th Street West in Northfield, Minnesota. This was a complete remodel of the entire Wireless World space with an addition of approximately 400 sq. feet taken from the suite next door. The addition consisted of new walls, new carpet, paint, lighting, and....
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Tyson Chicken strip recall

KYMN Radio - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:54am

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2019 – Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on

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Sam Kile powers Knights to two more victories

Carleton Sports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:22pm

The Carleton College softball team won a nail biter and a slugfest as the Knights improved to 7-1 on the season. The day began with a 2-1 victory over Ripon College and concluded with a 16-12 triumph against Framingham State.

Categories: Colleges

Knights drop season opener to Hamline

Carleton Sports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:48pm

The Carleton College baseball team opened the 2019 campaign with a 6-3 defeat in a non-conference contest against MIAC foe Hamline University. Wilson Battle provided the biggest highlight for the Knights, belting a two-run home run, his fifth career roundtripper.

Categories: Colleges

April FOOLS, Freeborn Wind @ PUC

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 5:02pm

Oh joy! It never ends. Just got notice that Invenergy’s Freeborn Wind is at the MN Public Utilities Commission… on April Fools Day! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

20193-151268-01_Notice_April FoolsDownload

Notice that they’re only giving a nod to Invenergy’s “Request for Clarification” which is there “Hey! You didn’t give us everything in our back-door agreement!” filing.

And from the looks of it, this is all that the Commission is considering, just the comments since the latest Order was released:

1. PUC – Order – 2-26-2019, 2. FWE – Response – 2-27-2019, 3. 1 FWE – Comments – 3-4-2019, 4. 2 FWE – Comments – 3-4-2019, 5. 3 FWE – Comments – 3-4-2019, 6. DOC – Comments – 3-11-2019, 7. AFCL – Motion to Strike – 3-11-2019, 8. AFCL – Comments – 3-11-2019

Categories: Citizens

Garden Ideas from Frank Lloyd Wright

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:32pm

A recent winter escape to Florida introduced me to Frank Lloyd Wright’s last and largest design project, one that speaks to gardeners as well as architecture fans. In the late 1930s, Ludd M. Spivey, president of Florida Southern College decided he wanted to transform the struggling college of 300 students into the “college of tomorrow.” ... Read More about Garden Ideas from Frank Lloyd Wright

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Categories: Citizens

Pilot project would provide legal advice to those who now go without

Northfield News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:30pm
A new program is looking to make legal advice related to civil disputes more accessible.
Categories: Local News

Caroline Mather swims 200 free at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:55pm

For the second straight day, Caroline Mather competed at the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. This time she raced the 200-yard freestyle, finishing 38th with a time of 1:54.75.

Categories: Colleges

CANCELLED – Badger Hollow at PSC tomorrow

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:28pm

CANCELLED – TOMORROW’S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Received phone call from PSC Counsel, and it’s on their event calendar.

PSC Agenda 3-22-2019_CANCELLEDDownload


TOMORROW! Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to decide whether the 300 MW Badger Hollow solar project should be issued a CPCN. This is the biggest solar project in the Midwest, and it’s proposed for prime ag land, in “Exclusive Agricultural” zoning, and the PSC has NO solar siting rules. WHAT? We tried, filed a Petition for Rulemaking, but they tossed it out. Who needs rules for siting…

Something I don’t understand about Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission — they don’t give adequate notice for their meetings. I checked yesterday, nada, but today, the notice for TOMORROW’S meeting is now posted.

* PSC Agenda 3-22-2019Download

We’re items 6-8. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. (oh my, another early start this week!), and I’ve seen them ram through docket after docket at breakneck speed, sooooo, heading east at “too early o’clock.”

To check the dockets for these projects, go to HERE: PSC HOME PAGE SEARCH and search for:

  • Project-Site CPCN: 9697-CE-100
  • Project-Transmission: CPCN 9697-CE-101
  • Acquisition Docket: 5-BS-228


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