Governor Walz signs 26 bills into law

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:45pm

From the Governor’s Office: [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz signed twenty-six bills into law this week. Chapter 40, S.F. 1100: This bill empowers the Prairie Island Indian Community to exercise concurrent state law enforcement jurisdictional authority. Chapter 41, S.F. 328: This bill removes two restrictions placed on a hospital bed moratorium exception granted

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Thirteen Oles win Fulbright fellowships

St. Olaf College - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:04pm
Thirteen recent St. Olaf College graduates have been named Fulbright fellows for 2019–20. Three will use the prestigious award to conduct research, and the other 10 will take on English teaching assistantships.
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NDDC looks to city for permanent funding; Memorial service highlights voting as many came to honor the fallen; Riverwalk Market Fair opens Saturday

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) recently hired a new executive director, Greg Siems. He has only been on the job for three weeks, so last week at their presentation to the Northfield City Council, NDDC board member, Kathleen Holmes, shared the organization’s 2018 accomplishments, including the Main Street Designation.

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Kiara Artley and Grace Ryden

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 9:56am

Northfield Middle School students Kiara Artley and Grace Ryden talk about the SCOPE Program and this year’s research project – youth in Northfield, particularly in the 1970’s.  SCOPE stands for Student Community Outreach Program Experience and is a partnership with the Northfield Historical Society.  SCOPE students will present their research on Thursday, May 30, 6:00

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Dr. Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 9:49am

Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about the education funding approved by the Legislature and previews tonight’s School Board meeting agenda.  Topics include the proposed general fund budget, purchase of the shop property along Highway 3, approval of bids for the Bridgewater School addition and renovation, and more.

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Hundreds of families attend first Pumpers in the Park event

Northfield News - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 12:27pm
The Minnesota Fire Engine Club hosted hundreds of families Saturday for the first Pumpers in the Park event in Northfield, according to the organization.
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Memorial Day service includes calls to remember veterans' sacrifice

Northfield News - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 11:34am
The estimated couple hundred people who attended the Northfield Memorial Day service Monday at St. Olaf College were urged to never forget the sacrifice veterans who died in service gave, or the value of democracy in the United States.
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A Comforted Heart by Kelly Grosklags

KYMN Radio - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 11:20am

For over 25 years, Teri Knight’s guest, author Kelly Grosklags, has dedicated her practice as an oncology psychotherapist, to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. In her book “A Comforted Heart”, Kelly shares beautiful, comforting stories that speak of the things most important to us in times of great loss.

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Ten Northfield artists to receive “Artists on Main Street” grants

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 10:49am

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) was recently awarded a two-year $30,000 grant by Minnesota Main Street, a division of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, to fund an “Artists on Main Street” initiative in Downtown Northfield.

The Artists on Main Street funding inspired the NDDC, the Northfield Arts Guild and the City of Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission to form a partnership called “Connections/ Conexiónes” which invites the local artist community to:

  • provide intriguing, welcoming gateways and/or views of our entire downtown area
  • engage with people who spend time near the river
  • create opportunities for people of all backgrounds to be more connected to our downtown area
  • draw people downtown to shop, eat, dine, and utilize our assets along the river

Ten artists or groups have been selected to participate in the first year of “Artists on Main Street”. They will use their works to draw people’s attention to the west side of the downtown district and connect the west side of downtown to Division Street. The locations where the art will be displayed include Ames Park, the Northfield Depot, the Riverwalk,  bridges over the Cannon River, and areas around Bridge Square. These art and performance pieces are intended to be temporary installations. The participating artists and their projects are:

  • Rob Hardy: “Poetry Posts”
  • Lorraine Rolvig/The Northfield Garden Club: “Northfield’s Hanging Garden’s in Plein Air”
  • Fletcher Coolidge: “Raggin’ at the Depot”
  • Alexis Valeriano” “Poems on a Bridge/Poemas en el Puente”
  • Oliver Jin Casima and Ben Heath: “Rays of Unity”
  • Sharol Nau: “Bridge Weaving”
  • Demian Jackman: “Selfie Shark”
  • Jim Rossow: “Totally Tubular Traveling Tubulum”
  • Suzanne Daehlin: “Love Makes the World Go Round”
  • Kathy Ness: “Goose Be Gone”

A kick-off event with the selected artists and the public will be held from 5-7pm on Friday June 7th on the downtown Riverwalk behind the Northfield Arts Guild building (304 Division St.) in conjunction with the NDDC’s First Friday Art Night to celebrate Northfield artists’ participation in this new initiative. Light refreshments will be provided.

The artists’ projects will be displayed or presented at various times and locations between June 2019 and October 2019. Further information about these projects can be found on the NDDC’s website, and the Northfield Public Library’s website,

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GALLERY: Rain moves Memorial Day commemoration indoors

Northfield News - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 10:12am
While Monday's rains moved Faribault's traditional Memorial Day flag raising indoors, the spirit of the dozens gathered to pay tribute to the men and women who died serving their country was as strong as ever.
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Memorial Day Ceremony to St. Olaf indoor facility due to threat of rain

Northfield News - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 5:58am
The Northfield Memorial Day Ceremony has been moved to the St. Olaf Fieldhouse due to the threat of rain Monday morning.
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Mes de la salud mental

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 9:20pm

Tratamos la importancia de la vida familiar y los cuidados de la salud mental en el mes de la salud mental, mayo 2019. Las licencias de manejo no se aprobaron en esta sesion pero si sigue con la lucha.

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Leo Vithoontien concludes stellar sophomore season with NCAA runner-up finish

Carleton Sports - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 7:47pm

One way or another, the phenomenal sophomore season for Leo Vithoontien was going to end on Sunday as he played in the title match of the 2019 NCAA Division III Singles Championship. He earned a runner-up finish after falling to No. 3-ranked Jonathan Jemison of Emory University by a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 tally. Vithoontien wrapped up the year 27-3, the most wins in recorded Carleton tennis history, in addition to securing his second All-America award in as many years.

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Fine Tune archive #278 trees 26 May 2019

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 7:15pm

This week, we listen back to an episode from 3 May 2015: Fine Tune 05-03-15 #278 Cutting the Trees / The Horse Flies Tree Patterns / Bill Evans Mountain Greenery / Mel Torme The Dregs of Birch / The Duhks Cactus Tree / Joni Mitchell Lemon Tree / Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Little

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Memorial Day Services moved indoors to St. Olaf

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 5:59pm

Northfield’s annual Memorial Day Service, normally held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, has been moved indoors due to inclement weather forecast for Monday morning.  The service will be held at St. Olaf’s Skoglund Athletic Center Gymnasium beginning at 9:00am.  The Northfield VFW and American Legion invite to join them in the service, which is free and

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Leo Vithoontien rallies, advances to finals of the NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 4:58pm

Sophomore Leo Vithoontien is going where no Carleton College men’s tennis player has gone before… the title match of the NCAA Singles Championships. On Saturday, he cruised to victory in the quarterfinals and rallied in the semis to punch his ticket to the finals.

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Wilkinson, Mueller add All-America performances on day three of NCAA Outdoor Championships

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 4:31pm

On the final day of competition at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, sophomores Matt Wilkinson and Lucas Mueller fought through hot and humid conditions to turn in All-America performances, helping the Carleton College men’s track and field team finish 13th out of the 79 programs to score points at this year’s meet.

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GALLERY: Re-enactors demonstrate fur trade life at Cannon River Rendezvous

Northfield News - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 4:00pm
This weekend, visitors took a break from modern life for a short trip to the fur trade era.
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Dakota County selects Voith to replace 100-year-old turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam

Northfield News - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 3:00pm
Dakota County recently awarded Voith Hydro North America with a contract to replace 100-year-old power-generating turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam. The water-to-wire contract, which provides the power supplier with Kaplan turbines and other powerhouse components, is expected to increase the…
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Eye-Opening: This is what Stevie P.’s presidency would look like if he were a Tide Pod

Carletonian - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 11:11am

It’s as ubiquitous as knock-knock jokes at Carleton: “What would Stevie P’s presidency look like if he were a Tide Pod?”

For those unaware, Tide Pods are dissolvable pods of Tide laundry detergent that are designated for washing clothes. Many—in particular, teenage populations—have noticed the capsules’ visual similarity to candy (a “forbidden fruit”) and, in addition, have voiced wishes to consume them, despite their widely-known health hazards and aggressive corporate campaigning against the trend (e.g. Rob Gronkowski’s “What the heck is going on, people? Use Tide Pods for washing. Not eating. Do not eat. In the meantime, join the DD Perks app and start earning awards right away, like Free Dunkin’ Beverages all year long and access to On-the-Go Mobile Ordering!

But if anything has plagued Stevie P.’s tenure (beyond rampant 69-related jokes and “Happy 420” wishes), it has been the ever-pressing question of what his presidency would look like if he were a Tide Pod.

While not necessarily intuitive, the answer is, given at least a miniscule amount of thought, pretty self-explanatory and understandable if you’re not an idiot. (The fact you had to sit me down and ask me to answer this makes you insufferably stupid and, frankly, it’s embarrassing.)

One of the most ineluctable aspects of Poskanzer’s Tide Pod Presidency would be his ability to stick to certain surfaces. Instead of, say, efficiently walking from meeting to meeting (for example, from his First Laird office to his Nutting House home), if Stevie P. were a Tide Pod, he would most likely stick to many surfaces he runs into and accrue lots of materials on said surfaces. 

Specifically, Poskanzer would likely attempt to open the door leading from his office to the Laird lobby and, while doing so, fall to the ground as his attempt to turn the handle would end up fruitless due to his embarrassingly low body mass and lack of hands, fingers, and opposable thumbs. Once a staff member opens the door, Stevie P. would likely roll out of the doorframe into the Laird lobby. While, unfortunately, he would accumulate uncomfortable amounts of dust and other floor-residue while doing so, this would also advance Poskanzer several feet into the room, giving him a head start in leaving it. Following this, Stevie P. would likely take a sharp right turn and slowly (so as to not burst) hop slash roll down the stairs exiting the building. Since, once again, Poskanzer is merely an index finger–sized, flimsy plastic object, he would be unable to actually push open or turn the handle of the Laird front door so, unfortunately (and embarrassingly) he would have to once again get the assistance of a staff member to allow him to exit the premises. Following this, Stevie P. would likely hop slash roll down the stairs outside of Laird leading down to one of the concrete walking paths. Once here, he would have to carefully maneuver the dangerous environment of distracted student commuters’ feet in order to avoid being stepped on—the pressure of which, due to his small, vulnerable stature, would most likely lead to his explosion and demise. If Poskanzer were able to efficiently avoid the haphazard feet of the unwashed masses he would be able to roll approximately 1,056 feet south to the intersection of Winona St and First St East. However, now that he is outside, he would most likely accrue different sorts of sediment than he would while inside—specifically, he might pick up flecks of grass and small, near-microscopic bugs crawling about in Stevie P.’s path (but, unavoidably, they are to promptly be picked up by Poskanzer’s adhesive surface because Carleton is inevitable and unstoppable; we wait for nobody; we’re like a speeding truck of insatiable prowess that catches the attention of employers, grad schools and peer institutions alike worldwide; anybody who doesn’t blindly and wholly love Carleton deserves to repeat their current grade as a first-year track recruit at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts). Once at the intersection of 1st and Winona, Poskanzer would (most likely) take a sharp right and continue west on First St East for about 1,584 feet until he arrives at Home Sweet Nutting House. (Some more geographically-savvy Carls than myself might add that walking 1,584 feet west of the First Winona intersection would take you right into the Cannon River! (Very astute! Very apropos! You must be an economics major from the D.C. suburbs (with an Outcome Capital Investment Bank internship, to boot), with a steel-trap, insightful mind like that!) Indeed, walking west for that long would, indeed, leave you to a drowning demise (and, in Poskanzer’s case, dissolution in a large body of water, leading to the probable cessation of his tenure as president). However, an even more geographically-savvy Carl would probably understand that First St East actually turns and gradually shifts into Union St via a gradual curve over by the townhouses. In that case, Stevie P. Would likely be able to roll in a relatively straight trajectory and still get to his destination of Nutting House.) Once at Nutting House, his wife (Jane Poskanzer) would most likely wash him with care to remove his accumulated residue—after which she would (according to my research) tuck him in and read him Episode 18 of Ulysses (for uncultured swine: the “Penelope” stream-of-consciousness poem). And, with Molly’s final “and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes,” Poskanzer would likely begin to fall asleep at around 10:00 p.m. as Jane would slowly close the novel in order to not wake him (as, is widely known, Stevie P. is a very light sleeper and, although the ending of Ulysses is quite satisfying and thought-provoking, it tends to leave him a little restless for the first few hours of his slumber); he is a busy man (or, really, Tide Pod but, frankly, mention of that is degrading and almost embarrassing) and has a packed day tomorrow; but, before he falls completely asleep, in his half-asleep and semi-lucid state, he (the chivalrous gentleman he is) manages to offer his wife one last loving message of “Gee, thanks for reading me that, honey! I love you very much and I can’t wait to see which modernist Irish author you elect to read to me at bedtime tomorrow! Goodnight, and I hope you have a nice sleep.”

It is also important to note that, if he were a Tide Pod, Stevie P. would be unable to speak. So, frankly, it doesn’t really seem clear how exactly he would have been elected to that position in the first place.

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