City council to consider Froggy Bottoms’ liquor license; NH&C continues vaccination progress; KYMN is now podcasting

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director The Northfield City Council will meet tomorrow at 6pm, and the first item on the agenda will be the consideration of a liquor license for the newly formed LLC that owns Froggy Bottoms. Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott has recommended to the council that that request should be denied.  Lisa

Reforma migratoria con Unidos MN y la importancia del español

KYMN Radio - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 4:31pm
Recibimos la visita de Jessica de Unidos, Minnesota con la necesidad del apoyo a la reforma migratoria y acciones para mostrar el apoyo y recogida de firmas. Compartimos el segmento de Radio y Noticias de la clase de Carleton sobre la importancia de mantener el español y valorar mucho el saber varios idiomas. 

03 March 2021 – Minnesota Prepares

KYMN Radio - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 4:06pm
1st story – How Texas was actually impacted by the recent polar vortex. The facts Wholesale prices for electricity spiked 300-fold, and for natural gas almost as much, and when supplies dwindled firms that had some of either commodity to sell were in line for tremendous short-term profits. But other companies are looking at stupendous

Just Be

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 10:39am

Close your eyes. Listen to the birds chirp. The dog bark in the distance. There is a woodpecker on the top of that telephone pole. Hear him whack away. There is a ladybug crawling along the walkway beneath you. The silent bug spreads her wings then closes them again and heads for the grass and […]

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Categories: Citizens

A LIFE WELL-LIVED: Northfield theater icon remembered for kindness, compassion

Northfield News - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 10:15am
A directing career that includes leading 130 plays/musicals over five decades is a strong enough resume to ensure a legendary reputation in any community.
Categories: Local News

Burning Ban issued in Rice County

KYMN Radio - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 9:56am
The Rice County Sheriff’s office has suspended all burning permits issued in Rice County, effective at 5am this morning, Sunday, April 4, until further notice. With low relative humidity and dry vegetation on the ground, the Sheriff’s office said that Southern Minnesota fire agencies have responded to several grass fire calls this weekend, many of

Racial bias by city, counties and state alleged in former Somali daycare owner's lawsuit

Northfield News - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 6:59pm
A Faribault businessman is suing Rice and Le Sueur counties, the city of Faribault and Steele and Waseca counties’ Human Services agency, alleging racial bias influenced an investigation of his former daycare center’s record keeping and led to unsubstantiated charges…
Categories: Local News

Music continues during spring at St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 4:23pm
Thanks to stringent safety measures and the extraordinary efforts of our students, faculty, and staff, our music ensembles were able to resume rehearsing and recording in Fall 2020 — and we’re proud to share that music has continued on campus this spring. We look forward to presenting 10 new concert recordings online in April and May. 
Categories: Colleges

Equity and Inclusion Update

St. Olaf College - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:57pm
A message from Interim Vice President for Equity and Inclusion María Pabón Gautier that is part of a new series of regular updates she sends to the campus community.
Categories: Colleges

Musician Talk – Jon Manners

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:31pm
On this edition of Musician Talk, Pauline Jennings talks with Jon Manners about his unique sound and long musical career.

Student View: My experiences as a research assistant, curator, and artist

St. Olaf College - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:19pm
In this Student View column, Amanda Rose '21 shares how she learned the significance of fine arts as a form of self-expression for people from underrepresented backgrounds and discovered the world of curation.
Categories: Colleges

Number of residents receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose rising

Northfield News - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 3:15pm
Forty one percent of Rice County residents have reportedly received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as state health officials look to boost vaccination numbers, a step they say is needed to combat the spread of virus variants.
Categories: Local News

Increased mental health, medical services at Rice County jail follows uptick in needs

Northfield News - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 1:45pm
Someone in the midst of a mental health crisis is more likely to encounter law enforcement than get medical help, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Categories: Local News

NHS Coach Sullivan retires; Nakasian, Malecha discuss passenger rail; Caution advised, permits required for burning

KYMN Radio - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director After 32 years, more than 1000 players coached, numerous Prep Bowls, and one state title, Northfield High School head varsity football coach Bubba Sullivan announced on Wednesday that he is retiring.  Sullivan was hired to be the head football coach in 1989. Just four years earlier, Sullivan had been the quarterback of the Northfield

Chief to council: Don't renew liquor license of bar owner who defied governor's order

Northfield News - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 8:55am
Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott is recommending the City Council not renew Alibi at Froggy Bottom’s liquor license based in part on the bar owner’s refusal to comply with a statewide closure of in-person bars and restaurants last winter during…
Categories: Local News

Watercolorist finds passion capturing nature's beauty

Northfield News - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:45pm
Though painting with watercolors hasn’t always been a part of Kathy Miller’s life, it has been a vital tool to express the beauty she sees in the world around her for the last 13 years.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The Farewell Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 6:00pm
Tonight, of all nights, is the final edition of The Weekly List.

Rosie the Nibbler

The Children's House - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 3:36pm



Rosie the Nibbler

By Megan Ray Durkin         


 Rosie the Nibbler’s the pet for me.

She gives away snuggles and kisses for free.

Rosie the Nibbler hops this a ‘way and that,

But always returns to my lap for a pat.


You won’t hear her moo; you won’t hear her crow.

A thump of her foot is how she will show.

A bunny just wants to hop this a ‘way and that.

And then she’ll return to your lap for a pat.


Rabbits are pets that do not need much.

A full water bottle and hay in a hutch.

Time in the grass to hop this a ‘way and that.

And plenty of space in your lap for a pat.


If you want a pet that’s soft as a cloud,

Come over tomorrow and see what I found.

Cuz’ all Rosie’s babies hop this a ‘way and that.

I’m certain there’s one that will fit in your lap.


Categories: Citizens

Patience, Spring Gardeners

Signs of spring are all around us. The birds are chirping, crocus are popping, and Minnesotans are wearing shorts. Unusually early spring weather, pandemic blues, and the usual itch to get outside after a cold winter has us all wondering what we can do in our spring garden. Have patience, dear gardeners! It’s not quite time to start planting.


Though the weather is warming, it is not yet predictable. Nighttime temperatures are still swinging well below freezing and daytime temps are just as unstable. The plants, wildlife, and pollinators need a bit more time to wake up from their winter nap. When nighttime temps are consistently in the 50s, you can grab the shovel and shears!


Working cold, wet ground is not ideal for soil structure- it’s best to let soil warm up and dry out before digging.  Nobody wants to deal with poorly drained soil or chunky, inhospitable garden beds! Not to mention, seeds and new plantings appreciate a warmer place to settle in to.

Early Spring Garden Activities

It’s not all bad news! Here are some things you can do in your spring garden:

Walk your garden and note what plants have started to break dormancy. It’s incredibly enlightening to observe what plants are active in cooler weather versus warmer weather.  Examine buds on shrubs and trees. Getting to know your garden during different seasons is rewarding and educational!

Note areas that need more structure or vertical elements and think about what trees or shrubs might work. Measure. Sketch a garden map!

If you want to start seeds this year, now is the time! It’s a great way to get your hands in the dirt. Read our blog on seed starting for tips. 

Assess your mulch and decide where it needs to be topped up. A total depth of 2 to 4 inches of mulch is ideal!

Clean tools and perform maintenance on yard and garden equipment. Organize your garden shed if you have one.

Put the shovel down and get your pen out, gardeners. Now is the time for creativity and planning. The hard work will come soon enough!

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Categories: Businesses

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 1:25pm
Event date: April 6, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
April 6 CC Meeting
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

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