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Two commissioners support assessments that would improve impaired lake

Northfield News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 6:30pm
Part two of a public hearing on a proposed lake improvement district at Circle Lake sounded much like the first, but this time advocates were quicker to bat down misinformation than they did in November.
Categories: Local News

MGE & WPSC shot down!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 6:05pm

This has been one of the longest weeks, if I were a driver, I’d be out of hours after tossing my 2nd log book in the bunk!  But hey, that’s why they call it work.  This Order helped make it all worthwhile.

Order –  Denying MGE-WPSC Motion to Protect

MGE and WPSC have been working so hard to keep Jewell Jinkins Intervenors out of this docket, and we end up spending all our time on challenging the onslaught.  Today’s Order follows the PSC denial of their Motion to have us tossed out:

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Which followed their previous Objection to our Intervention, which was also tossed out:

Applicant Response to Motion to Intervene

Order_Intervention

At long last, this… ONCE MORE WITH FEELING:

Order –  Denying MGE-WPSC Motion to Protect

It’s hard to pick my favorite part, this is for sure in the Top 10 of all time.  How’s this for a snippet?

Onward.  Today after this Order, I received their Confidentiality Agreements, signed them and shipped to the utilities, and then the Discovery started coming in.  Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots.  Rebuttal is due tomorrow.  Right…

Categories: Citizens

ADU ordinance “merits public attention” and needs clarification; It’s not “just a case” to Northfield Police; Nfld Freshman legislator sworn in

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:02pm

Will ADU’s be expanded in Northfield?  Accessory Dwelling Units are allowed but only if attached to detached garages. A push for affordable housing and rental units has increased interest along with the issue being part of Council’s Strategic Plan.  Mayor Pownell commented this morning that it touches several issues including, “affordable housing, senior living, increasing

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Ben Martig and Rhonda Pownell

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:11am

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig and Mayor Rhonda Pownell talk about the January 8 City Council meeting.  New member Clarice Grabau was sworn in along with returning Councilpersons Peterson-White and Nakasian.  Topics include approval of a pay increase for non-union city employees and the sergeants’ labor union; plans for bio-solids equipment for the Wastewater Treatment

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Chief Monte Nelson and PT Haider

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 9:59am

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Sergeant PT Haider talk about the recent discovery of the body of missing Northfielder Joseph Camplin, mental health issues and how they impact not only the individual but also the family and friends, and the need to respect the family’s privacy.  They also provide tips to prevent thefts and

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Sam Dwyer and Kyra Cooney

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 9:45am

Northfield High School Band students Sam Dwyer and Krya Cooney talk about the coupon books for sale to benefit the High School Band.  Lots of great deals from local businesses and they’re available at KYMN studios for $25, from any NHS band member, or by calling the band office at 507-645-3403. NHS Band Coupon Book

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Neighbors United plans community mural as part of Just Food renovation

Northfield News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 9:00am
Where Just Food Co-op customers and passers-by see a blank wall, a small group of Northfielders sees potential.
Categories: Local News

Kitchen Concoctions: Northfielder has success with homemade, homegrown pepper sauce

Northfield News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 6:00pm
In these cold Minnesota winter months, Northfield's Trudi Lloyd is delivering some sweet heat.
Categories: Local News

City expects new wastewater equipment by early 2020

Northfield News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 5:48pm
What once seemed disaster now appears an opportunity to get ahead for the city of Northfield.
Categories: Local News

Alumni and parents are studying abroad over Interim, too

St. Olaf College - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:10pm
New Zealand is playing host this January to a group of alumni, parents, and friends of the college, many of whom are customizing their experience with pre- and post-travels on their own.
Categories: Colleges

Data indicate deaths on Minnesota roads rose in 2018, but were down locally

Northfield News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:00pm
While more people lost their lives on Minnesota's roads last year, traffic fatalities in Rice County were down in 2018.
Categories: Local News

Dundas administrator retires after dozen years leading city

Northfield News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 3:58pm
After near 13 years with a steady figure at the helm, the city of Dundas will have a new leader in June.
Categories: Local News

McCarthy announces retirement; Draheim discusses surplus $ and recreational marijuana; Sheriff Dunn’s wish list includes regional mental health facility

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:02pm

City of Dundas Administrator John McCarthy formally announced his retirement effective May 31st, just shy of thirteen years as Administrator.  He explains that he’s enjoyed being the City’s Administrator and still does, however, the City has doubled in size and as it continues to grow, he believes that someone younger can help usher the future in.  McCarthy

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John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:05am

City of Dundas Administrator John McCarthy discusses last night’s first Dundas Council meeting of 2019. John McCarthy 1-8-19

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Joe Thursby catches fire, sparks victory over Macalester

Carleton Sports - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 8:59pm

With the Knights clinging to a three-point lead six minutes into the second half, first-year Joe Thursby came off the bench and drained three consecutive 3-pointers to boost the Carleton College men’s basketball team to a 67-51 victory at conference rival Macalester College.

Categories: Colleges

Northfield Arts Guild hosts Imagination Celebration, annual day of art-making and viewing

Northfield News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 3:00pm
The Northfield Arts Guild is kicking off 2019 with a celebration of all things art.
Categories: Local News

Missing man found dead in Waterford Township woods

Northfield News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 2:54pm
The body of a Northfield man, who was reported missing in November, was found Sunday by a hunter in a wooded area of Dakota County’s Waterford Township.
Categories: Local News

Body found is that of missing Northfield man

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 2:03pm

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed that the body found yesterday afternoon in Waterford Township is that of a missing Northfield man.  42 year old Joseph Camplin, who struggled with mental health issues, went missing November 16th. The Northfield Police department worked closely with his family to locate Joseph. His mom and sisters

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Studying economics with a worldwide perspective

St. Olaf College - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:27pm
Allison Fitzgerald '18 is pursuing her ultimate dream — working at the World Bank — by pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Categories: Colleges

Walz calls to close education, health care gaps in inaugural address

Northfield News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:16pm
Tim Walz took the oath of office Monday to become Minnesota’s 41st governor, calling for a united state where everyone — regardless of “zip code” — has access to affordable health care and quality education.
Categories: Local News
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