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Bodycams approved for Northfield PD; Debate about Froggy Bottoms license was thoughtful, thorough; Saints Night Out set for April 17

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, news Director After five years of discussion and debate, the Northfield City Council approved the purchase and implementation of body worn cameras for the Northfield Police Department on Tuesday night.  Northfield Chief of Police Mark Elliott tied up a few loose ends before the council voted. A copy of the Northfield PD

Proposed Charter amendment would add physician to Hospital Board

Northfield News - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 9:56am
A proposed amendment to the city’s charter would add a physician to Northfield Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors and loosen residential board member eligibility requirements, moves administrators say are needed to keep it competitive.
Categories: Local News

Rice County Attorney John Fossum on return to in-person jury trials and more

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 8:50am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum announces that in-person jury trials will begin on May 3 and comments on the need to build a new jail for Rice County.

State's public defender: justice reforms still needed, prosecutors point to progress

Northfield News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 5:00pm
Local prosecutors and judges say legislative changes and discussions intended to lead to the reduction in the number of Minnesotans sentenced to jail and prison is proving effective.
Categories: Local News

Family identifies Northfield teenager killed in Wisconsin crash

Northfield News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 4:45pm
A Northfield teenager was killed Sunday in a rollover crash near Bangor, Wisconsin.
Categories: Local News

Township resident looks to convert farm into agricultural experience for kids

Northfield News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 4:43pm
A Northfield Township farm could soon be converted into a prosperous agritourism business, with a focus on helping children and families understand where their food comes from.
Categories: Local News

Special deer hunt confirms local CWD threat

Northfield News - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 3:48pm
A special deer hunt has identified another local deer with chronic wasting disease, providing further confirmation that a growing threat to deer health has made its way to the region.
Categories: Local News

Name-clearing hearing?!?!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:11pm

Just when you think it can’t get any weirder… I know, never say, never even THINK that it can’t get weirder…

I’m going to suggest this be pay-per-view, and that they allow public comment (DONE!). We’d have hours and hours of entertainment.

Categories: Citizens

MPR broadcasts Institute conversation with Bari Weiss

St. Olaf College - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:11pm
Minnesota Public Radio aired the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community's recent conversation with former Wall Street Journal and New York Times journalist Bari Weiss, the author of "How to Fight Anti-Semitism."
Categories: Colleges

Council denies liquor license for Froggy Bottoms; County told DOC may revoke extension, public hearings set; Northfield is selling shade trees

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:44pm
By Rich Larson, News Director In a split decision last night, the Northfield City Council voted to deny a liquor license to the owner of Alibi at Froggy Bottoms, Lisa Monet Zarza. Zarza is a controversial figure. As the owner of Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, she has received widespread attention for opening her establishment last

National Security This Week with Professor Michael Goldman, 4-7-21 (Role of International Institutions in Global Stability)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 9:53am
This week, host Jon Olson talks with University of Minnesota Professor Michael Goldman. They discuss the international financial institutions that led to the development of the modern global economy, as well as changes to these institutions in the current era.

St. Dominic’s Principal Dawn Biren on ‘Saints’ Night Out’ Fundraiser

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 9:18am
Dawn Biren, Principal of St. Dominic’s School, talks about the school’s fundraiser “Saints’ Night Out” on Saturday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.  For more information and to register, click here.

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig recap Northfield City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 9:08am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig talk about the April 6 City Council meeting. Topics include a vote not to renew the liquor license for Froggy Bottoms, approval of a preliminary plat for the Hillcrest Village addition, approval of police body cams, and more.

Council denies new license for bar owner who defied executive order

Northfield News - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:10pm
A split Northfield City Council denied a liquor license for a local business owner based on her refusal to abide by a statewide executive order closing bars and restaurants late last year.
Categories: Local News

Dept. of Corrections inspectors tell board jail collaboration won't work

Northfield News - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 5:00pm
A majority of Rice County commissioners already favored a solo venture on an undeveloped piece of property, but after two Minnesota Department of Corrections officials on Tuesday told the board not to consider using space in Steele County's detention center…
Categories: Local News

Draheim discusses budget talks; City council set to approve body cameras; Help available for renters, landlords

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director As the state legislature resumes work today after the Easter & Passover break, all eyes will be on the budget negotiations that are now set to begin in earnest. The task of setting a budget is made more complicated this year as legislators have to work out where the money from three

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts eye new state office

Northfield News - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:44am
After an increase in park attendance across the state, and even locally, a group of outdoor enthusiasts have pushed forward recommendations for the state to create its own office for outdoor recreation.
Categories: Local News

Senator Rich Draheim on the second half of the legislative session

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 7:15am
Senator Rich Draheim talks about the work that needs to be done when the legislature resumes work on Tuesday, particularly with regard to the state budget.

University of Minnesota report underscores strong 2021 for farmers

Northfield News - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 5:15pm
Thanks to a combination of increased commodity prices, favorable growing conditions and significant support from the federal government, most area farmers appear to have enjoyed a strong bounce back year in 2020 after years of lean times.
Categories: Local News

Five St. Olaf students named Rossing Physics Scholars

St. Olaf College - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 2:11pm
Five St. Olaf students have received Rossing Physics Scholarships, which recognize outstanding students in physics at colleges and universities in the U.S. affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Categories: Colleges
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