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Gerry Franek and Bron Scherer

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:16am

Gerry Franek and Bron Scherer of Northfield Area Fire & Rescue talk about the modern features of the new pumper truck expected to be delivered in mid July and the capital equipment replacement plan.

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A well-designed plan to raise awareness about climate change

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:48am
A team of recent St. Olaf graduates created Glacier Rescue Project (GRP), an organization and apparel brand spreading awareness about mass glacial melt and global climate change.
Categories: Colleges

Wine Tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 6:01pm
Event date: June 29, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
116 5th St W
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Join us for free wine tasting with 19 Crimes wine company and Matua Wines.

Adventures in the New Humanities: Micro-memoirs with maximum impact

St. Olaf College - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:55pm
In this 'Adventures in the New Humanities' blog post, Professor of History Judy Kutulas explains the power of a micro-memoir writing community created by students.
Categories: Colleges

Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:43pm
Event date: July 25, 2019
Event Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Local organizers concerned about possible impacts of Census citizenship question

Northfield News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:49pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against having a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. The proposal had left local organizers concerned that the question could dampen local participation.
Categories: Local News

Announcing A New Donations Program

Just Food Co-op - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:43pm

There are so many changes starting the first of our fiscal year, (July 1, 2019) that we want to announce another one! 

You have probably already heard that we are going bagless starting on July 1, 2019. This means that we will no longer be giving away paper bags at the checkout lanes. So what does this mean for Planet Patches? 

Planet Patches

For those of you who don’t know, for approximately 15 years we have been encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags when they shop at the Co-op. For each bag that a shopper uses in the checkout lane, they are given one Planet Patch per reusable bag. These patches could be saved up and are worth $.05 each. Once a shopper saves up 20 planet patches they can redeem them for $1.00 off their groceries. Alternatively, there is a drop box at the customer service desk where shoppers can donate their $.05 and Just Food Co-op tallies up those tabs and makes a charitable donation with those funds. 

Your charitable contributions have gone to support many community partners over the years and since 2013 the Planet Patch funds have been donated to the Community Action Center of Northfield. Between Planet Patches, Just Change, and other contributions this community has donated $33,000 to the CAC just in the last 6 years! That’s hundreds of thousands of bags! 

We still want to have a way to keep our contribution program running, as well as reward people for continuing to remember their reusable bags. Enter our Community Coin Program. Starting July 1, 2019 every time you remember your reusable bags when you shop you will be given 1 Community Coin. During each month we will choose two community partners. Each Community Coin is worth 1 vote for the community partner of your choice. Just drop that Community Coin the box at the Customer Service Desk that represents your chosen community partner and watch the votes pile up.  The community partner who receives the most votes will receive a $200 contribution and the one who receives fewer votes will receive a $100 contribution from Just Food Co-op on behalf of our community. 

So what happens with the Planet Patches you’ve been saving over the past several years? Don’t worry! You can bring them in anytime during the month of July to redeem them. We will honor any amount you have left to the nearest dollar. Or, if you only have a few floating around in your car, you can simply bring those in and place them in the donation box. But, if you’ve been saving them up, July is your last chance to bring them in to redeem them for dollars off your groceries. And, yes, if you have 39, we will honor them for $2. But after July 31st they will no longer be in circulation, so plan to bring them in for your $1 off or donate them to the CAC during your next shop. 

Community Coin

Remember that, briefly, the Community Coin and Planet Patches will be running simultaneously. No more Planet Patches will be given out during the month of July, but we will continue to accept them in order to give people time to either redeem them or donate them. On August 1, 2019 only Community Coin will be in use. (Please compost or recycle all Planet Patches if you are reading this after 7/31/2019.)

Thank you to everyone who has donated their Planet Patches over the years! With your help we have donated thousands of dollars to the Community Action Center in Northfield, MN, contributed to dozens of other charitable organizations, and reused our bags hundreds of thousands of times. 

If you would like to be a Community Partner for a chance to receive a Community Donation of either $200 or $100 you can find the application here.

 

TL;DR Vital Facts: 

1 – We are switching from Planet Patches to Community Coin. 

2 – You have until July 31, 2019 to return any unused Planet Patches to Just Food Co-op. 

3 – The Community Coins will be used to vote for two Community Partners each month.

4 – If you would like to be a community partner here is the link. 

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Categories: Businesses

Today’s random music sample

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:20pm

Today’s random music sampler on 95.1 The One:   Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Keb’ Mo – Do It Right Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man Slightly Stoopid – Life Rolls On Kaye Bohler – Like a Flower George Thorogood – Rock Party Gizelle Smith & the Mighty Mocambos – Hold Fast

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Library Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:04pm
Event date: July 10, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
201 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057

Arts and Culture Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:03pm
Event date: July 8, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:
201 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057

New apartment complex proposed for Dundas; Northfield schools’ summer filled with construction; Fossum wants issues resolved before allowing felons to vote while on probation; Washington Street construction could be completed Friday

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A Faribault developer is  looking to build a three-story apartment building in Dundas. City Administrator Jenelle Teppen explains there will be, “About 39 – 40 units, anywhere between one and three bedrooms, small community room, small workout room, parking garage, parking stalls.” It will be located on West Avenue off Railway

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City Hall closed

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:47am
Event date: July 5, 2019
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
City Hall will have minimal staff and will be closed to the public today. This includes motor vehicle services. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Offices closed for Independece Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:44am
Event date: July 4, 2019
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
City Hall, the Northfield Public Library and the Northfield Liquor Store are close today in observance of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday.

Washington Street work begins Wednesday; expect delays

Northfield News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:30am
Paving crews will be onsite starting Wednesday to begin placing the final lift of bituminous pavement on Washington Street from Woodley Street to Second Street, a press release states. Parking will not be allowed on the project corridor during paving.…
Categories: Local News

Keith King

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 9:51am

Keith King, talks about an event coming up this Friday night as part of Elko New Market Fire and Rescue Days.  King is promoter and ring announcer for a Live Pro Wrestling Event that will be held under the big top at the Doublewide Bar in New Market on Saturday, June 28, 8:00 p.m.  

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Ben Martig and Daniel Hollerung

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 9:33am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig and Daniel Hollerung from the Parks & Rec Advisory  Board and Youth Baseball talk about sports tourism and how it benefits Northfield.

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Senator Tina Smith

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 9:26am

Senator Tina Smith talks about the Emergency Access to Insulin Act, a bill she will introduce tomorrow, and other proposals she is working on to help lower prescription drug costs.

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Washington Street mill and overlay update 6-26-19

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:04am

Paving crews will be on-site starting Wednesday, June 26, 2019, to begin placing the final lift of bituminous pavement on Washington Street from Woodley Street to Second Street. Read the full press release below with map.  Press Release_Washington Paving

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Northfield Youth Choirs train student singers, teach life skills

Northfield News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:00pm
In 1987, Northfielders Judy Bond and Cora Scholz founded the Northfield Children’s Chorus, meant to provide a shared space for boys and girls to sing.
Categories: Local News

Farmington man dies in single car crash; To be or not to be a city, Bridgewater Township’s quest for incorporation continues; Put down the phone and slow down

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A single car crash took the life of a young man from Farmington. Just before midnight Friday, 19-year-old Ryan Mumm was traveling in the 30700 block of Northfield Boulevard in Waterford Township when he crashed. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office said Mumm died of multiple head injuries. According to

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