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Carleton College researcher uncovers the Boston Massacre’s human element

Northfield News - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:45am
You probably learned in history class that the Boston Massacre of 1770 is one of the foundational moments of the American Revolution. Now a Minnesota history professor is arguing in a new book that what happened on that evening almost…
Categories: Local News

Daniel Hollerung

KYMN Radio - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:42am

Daniel Hollerung, President of Northfield Youth Baseball Association, provides information about the Association, its players and activities.  Registration is now open – visit northfieldyouthbaseball.com for more information.

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Ole to Ole impact made through planned giving

St. Olaf College - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:00am
A gift made by David Vigen ’55 to the Dr. Martin Luther King Endowed Scholarship as part of his estate now helps Oles like Kiara Jones ’21 excel on the Hill.
Categories: Colleges

Developers want park fees cut in half, council pushes back

Northfield News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 7:30pm
Developers of the planned downtown 79-unit Fifth Street Lofts project want a cash payment city ordinances require cut in half.
Categories: Local News

Arlo Cristofaro 2/19/2020

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:43pm

Today I was joined in-studio by home-grown musician Arlo Cristofarlo, a very talented singer/songwriter who was born & raised here in Northfield and now lives here again after attending college in Maine. Arlo will be headlining a fantastic evening of original music this Friday night at Hot Spot Music (performing along with banjoist & vocalist

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The Gated Community 2/18/2020

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:28pm

In advance of their performance Feb. 21 at Reunion Stage here in Northfield, I was pleased to present four members of The Gated Community, a great alt-country/Americana/bluegrass band from Minneapolis. I first heard the band when they competed last May at the Parkway Theater’s Bluegrass Battle of the Bands (where they placed among the winning

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Amy Walter and Reihan Salam to speak on campus about presidential election

St. Olaf College - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 3:16pm
Nationally recognized political analysts Amy Walter and Reihan Salam will speak on campus Monday, March 16, about the U.S. presidential primary and the issues and trends that will shape the presidential debates.
Categories: Colleges

Northfield among Minnesota's safest communities

Northfield News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:30pm
Northfield, Owatonna and Faribault are among the safest cities in the state and certainly among the cities in southeastern and south central Minnesota, according to a report issued this week.
Categories: Local News

Runoff holds up decision on Solar Garden; St. Olaf bringing U.S. – China Relations lecture series to the public; Hwy 52 Open House in Zumbrota

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director There was a lot of discussion around stormwater runoff during last night’s Northfield City Council meeting as they deliberated a Conditional Use Permit for a 1MW solar garden proposed by Hyacinth Solar, which is a part of Geronimo. It would be located adjacent to an existing 5MW garden on St.

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Northern Metals at it again!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:26am

Crushed, Stacked Cars Fueling Massive Fire At Becker’s Northern Metals Recycling Plant

Look at that plume — is MPCA or ANYONE tracking that plume?

Fire at Becker metal recycling plant continues to burn

From that article: On Tuesday, the city called in a Sherburne County Emergency Management Team, the state’s Pollution Control Agency and the Health Department amid concerns over air quality. Police told residents with respiratory problems who live near the plant to remain indoors or in well-ventilated areas.

Two years ago, when Northern Metals was run out of Minneapolis, I had this to say:

Northern Metals was violating its MPCA permit, it also lit on fire.  Ultimately, it was run out of town.

So now it goes to Becker.  How will it NOT violate its permit there?  Oh, right, MPCA will be so lax about it that violation would be a logical, legal, and physical impossibility.

That’s from this Legalectric post:

Northern Metals rears its ugly head in Becker
April 16th, 2018

And way back circa 2012, Alan Muller posted this:

Muller on Northern Metals
March 26th, 2012

Xcel sold the land in Becker to allow Northern Metals to move… why?

Xcel files a handful of PPA termination & reduction Petitions
July 1st, 2017

From that Legalectric post:

And about the Sherco site and moving part of Northern Metals operation to the Sherco site, and that’s not all they want to do:

17-xxxx+Sherco+Land+Sale+Petition+NSP+063017

The point of this Sherco Petition?

And of course the Public Utilities Commission approved the sale, Northern Metals moved, and surprise, surprise, we have another fire, emissions rolling downwind, downriver, to Minneapolis once again. What did Xcel get out of this deal, $$$ as above, and what else? What did the people of Minneapolis who agreed to a settlement with Northern Metals get? Is Northern Metals continuing misbehavior something anticipated and approved of in the deal? Better check.

Perhaps now is the time to shut Northern Metals down? I can’t imagine they’d require they treat those junked cars any differently given they let them reopen without changes sufficient to prevent ANOTHER fire, so yeah, just shut it down.


Categories: Citizens

05 Feb 2020 – Do we really want to cure droughts with floods?

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:24am

Mega-drought and mega-floods. My favorite pair. I wish they weren’t becoming. So much less rate. Today we talked about two of the key pieces of evidence that the climate is changing … mega droughts and floods. Both are predicted to increase in number and severity as the globe warms (remember, the science is about global

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Adult Open Hockey

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:04am
Event date: February 23, 2020
Event Time: 07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Helmets and gloves are required to play. All other equipment is recommended. Alcohol is not permitted in the arena.

Elin Odegaard and Dean Lamp

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 9:40am

Elin Odegaard and Dean Lamp of The Merlin Players talk about their new production “These Shining Lives” at the Paradise Center for the Arts this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For more information and tickets, visit www.paradisecenterforthearts.org.

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 9:33am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig discusses the February 18 City Council meeting including a proposal for a conditional use permit for a solar garden east of Northfield Hospital, a request to lower the park dedication fee for the 5th Street Lofts, a development agreement with Maple Brook Townhomes, and more.

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Senate DFL candidates talk about the issues at Le Center forum

Northfield News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:00am
A week before precinct caucuses, three candidates vying for the Democratic-Farmer Labor Party’s (DFL) endorsement for the District 20 seat in the Minnesota Senate laid their policy positions bare for local voters.
Categories: Local News

Council tables planned solar farm vote due to drainage concerns

Northfield News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:09pm
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday postponed approval of a planned solar farm until at least March 17 due to on-site drainage concerns.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Reads: Climate Change

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 4:02pm
Event date: February 27, 2020
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Big Brothers Big Sisters looks to draft volunteer mentors

Northfield News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 3:30pm
Being a mentor for a child or teen doesn’t require intense training, a specific degree or even a drastic lifestyle change.
Categories: Local News
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