ADUs: Reframing the discussion

Betsey Buckheit - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:11am
After what seemed like unanimity and a strong sense of purpose at the Planning Commission, the Council discussion about Accessory Dwelling Units has been dispiriting to watch thus far and the public comments even more so. Since the Council will have another go at ADUs today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at their worksession, I’d like …
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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:45am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy discusses the open city administrator position due to McCarthy’s upcoming retirement.  The search has been narrowed to five finalists.  Interviews will take place on May 1. A press release is expected soon with the names of the finalists.

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Superintendent Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:37am

Northfield School Superintendent Matt Hillmann discusses the April 7 School Board meeting.  The District is considering purchasing property on Gleason Road which the District currently leases for its shop.  Other topics are reading curriculum, leasing of technology devices, and the future of a home for gymnastics.

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No. 37 Knights handle Macalester, 7-2

Carleton Sports - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:21pm

The Carleton College men’s tennis battled windy conditions and a regionally-ranked opponent on Monday, and the No. 37-ranked Knights secured a 7-2 victory and improved to 17-2 on the season and handed Macalester College its first conference loss of the season.

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A conversation with ‘West Wing’ actress Anna Deavere Smith

St. Olaf College - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:59pm
While actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith was on campus to receive an honorary degree, she sat down for a conversation with student writer Joshua Qualls '19. Read what she shared.
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The Guild’s studio monitors mix creative passions with volunteering

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 2:00pm
At the Northfield Arts Guild, there are many volunteers you get to see like ushers at a show or greeters at the front desk. However, unless you are a clay artist, you might never come across one group of volunteers…
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Maders continue a lifelong tradition of volunteering

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:08pm
Patrick (Packy) and Karen Mader both credit their parents for modeling and teaching the value of volunteering and giving back to others. The lessons learned during their youth have been a cornerstone in living lives filled with happiness and service…
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City officials seek State $ for Transfer Station; Severe Weather Awareness week; NHC releases online collections of Nfld historical materials; Jefferson Rd to close

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:02pm

Northfield has asked the State for dollars for a transit hub in the Q-Block where the Old Depot continues restoration.  Administrator Ben Martig said they’re looking at a heated Transfer Station with a waiting area and bathroom facilities, an access road and a parking lot.  They’ve asked for $2.5 million to pay for the whole

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Beautiful Blossoms for Spring

Every year as winter fades and spring begins, I look forward with great anticipation to the flowering of the Forsythia shrubs and the Redbud trees. The riot of intense yellow and magenta colored blossoms lift my spirit and renews hope for another growing season full of garden delights.

Forsythia in full bloom.

Northern Gold Forsythia and Meadowlark Forsythia are the two selections we can count on to reliably provide the burst of intense yellow blossoms that unquestionably say “Spring has Sprung!” Most of the other forsythia varieties that have received a lot of marketing in recent years are just not as tough and reliable as Northern Gold and Meadowlark. Pick a location with good drainage and at least a half day of sun to get your Forsythia shrub to perform well. These will get to be about 6′-8′ tall and wide so allow a spot that they can grow into.

While Redbud trees are native to states south of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota did a great job selecting a strain of Redbud tough enough to perform well in the southern half of the state. I absolutely love the intense violet/magenta of the Minnesota Strain Redbud flowers that open fully before any leaves emerge – usually in late April. Every single vividly colorful blossom is visible because no leaves are present to obscure blossoms. Here’s the best part: The blossoms of the Redbud last 15 to 30 days rather than the 5 to 10 days as is the case with most other spring flowering trees.

Redbud – Minnesota strain

Maybe this is the year to treat yourself to a wonderful explosion of spring color by planting Forsysthia shrubs or a Redbud tree. They are sure to give you years of enjoyment.

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The Rotary Club of Northfield Announces ‘Good Neighbor’ Award

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:34am

The Rotary Club of Northfield recently named Mar Valdecantos Rotary’s Good Neighbor for 2019. The award goes each year to a non-Rotarian resident of Northfield School District whose community work reflects Rotary’s commitment to “service above self.” Mar is a tireless advocate for under-represented members of the community. She serves as chair of Northfield Human

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Manny Villafana, Parts 1, 2 & 3

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:00am

Manny Villafana is a pioneer in biomedical device development.  While co-inventing the lithium powered pacemaker (with Northfielders Don Hanson and Bill Palmquist), Villafana founded his first company, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.  He went on to found 7 more companies, including St. Jude’s Medical and, most recently, Kips Bay Medical.  Here he shares his life from his

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Zoning Board of Appeals & Planning Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:25am
Event date: April 18, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Dick Simon

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:56am

Dick Simon, President of D & S Cement in Northfield, is Wayne’s guest.  Among other things, he talks about raising chickens!

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Mike Krance and Milosha Malecha

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:49am

Northfield Shares Executive Director Mike Krance and Milosha Malecha, Director of Activities and Volunteers at Northfield Retirement Community, talk about National Volunteer Week which is April 7 – 13 and volunteer opportunities in the area.

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Senator Rich Draheim

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:42am

State Senator Rich Draheim provides his weekly legislative update and talks about a town hall meeting that he and Representative Todd Lippert held in Northfield on Sunday which included discussions about “driver’s license for all” and health care.

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Evaluation of SE Minnesota bridges begins April 10

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:15am
Motorists in southeast Minnesota should be alert for lane closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation begins bridge inspections of state, city and county bridges.
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Severe Weather Awareness week April 8 – 12

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 5:23am

Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019 with two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 11 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. This annual public education event is designed to remind individuals, families, businesses, schools, and institutions that it’s essential to plan ahead for Minnesota’s severe spring and summer weather.  Please click below

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Rusty Putter slips from Knights’ grasp

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 11:48pm

The Carleton College men’s golf team dropped the annual “Rusty Putter” match to its crosstown rival St. Olaf College by a 13-5 tally.

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Knights bounce back with sweep at Concordia

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 10:50pm

One day after losing twice at home, the Carleton College softball team traveled to Concordia College and came home with a pair of victories to climb into a tie for fourth place in the MIAC standings. Seniors Sam Kile and Maddie Sherwood threw complete games as the Knights prevailed 6-4 and 5-0.

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No. 1 Knights beat loaded field at WashU Spring Invite

Carleton Sports - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 9:56pm

The No. 1-ranked Carleton College women’s golf team continued its winning ways, capturing the team title at the WashU Spring Invitational by 10 strokes. The 15-team field included four programs ranked in the Golfstat top 10 along with six other programs ranked inside the top 40.

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