Walz loosens virus rules for bars, restaurants, other venues

Northfield News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 10:47am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota bars and restaurants can resume limited indoor service starting Monday, Jan. 11 Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday, as he also loosened up coronavirus restrictions on youth sports, gyms, entertainment venues and churches.
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Council approves zoning changes, expresses traffic concerns

Northfield News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:57am
The Northfield City Council has unanimously approved the rezoning of nine parcels to make way for a major St. Olaf project, it’s still apprehensive about the school’s plans to increase parking.
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Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig recap Jan. 5 Northfield City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:54am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the January 5 City Council meeting.  Topics include the budget for the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, rezoning for the Hillcrest Project, and the St. Olaf College housing project.

MN Attorney General Keith Ellison discusses restaurant/bars defying Governor’s Restrictions

KYMN Radio - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:40am
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison talks about actions his office has had to take against those businesses that are non-compliant with the Governor’s restrictions for restaurants and bars during the pandemic; most notably, the Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.  

Something That’s Hard to Forget

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 5:50am

Sugar ages you faster.

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Categories: Citizens

Year in Review: The biggest Northfield/Dundas stories in 2020

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 6:15pm
2020 was a year Northfielders would like to forget for many reasons.
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When You Are Lost

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 4:55pm

The way back to you is always available through the words on pages. And it doesn’t take long. The ultimate shortcut. You can get there from here.

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Categories: Citizens

Commissioners Hamann-Roland and Halverson sworn into office

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 3:11pm
Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg has been chosen to lead the Dakota County Board in 2021, and two new commissioners have joined the seven-member board.
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Lakeville bar, restaurant opens despite restraining order; vandalism reported

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 12:30pm
Representatives from the Lakeville bar and restaurant that has defied a state order to remain closed to in-person service in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 appeared in Dakota County District Court for hearings on the matter before…
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City Council preview; DNR seeks help for the disabled; Northfield opens new skating oval

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director When the Northfield City Council convenes tonight at 6pm, it will be met with several items on the first agenda of the year. Among them is an ordinance that would rezone two parcels of land on the Northern edge of Northfield to residential areas, in order to facilitate the Community Action Center’s

Northfield lawyer buys former Dundas City Hall with plan to expand

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:30am
A Northfield lawyer is set to move his operation to the former Dundas City Hall.
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Exploring the dimensions of fiber art with Northfield artist Toni Easterson

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:37am
For local artist Toni Easterson, one visit to the Textile Center in Minneapolis inspired her to experiment with textiles and textile design.
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Jenelle Teppen recaps first Dundas City Council meeting of 2021

KYMN Radio - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:14am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the January 4 City Council meeting.  It was the first meeting for new Council members Luke LaCroix and Luke Swartwood.  Topics include authorizations to negotiate a contract with a firm for city attorney, purchase of a new squad car, and salary adjustments for city staff.

Practicum challenges students to confront real-world problems with data-driven solutions

St. Olaf College - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:09am
Held every other January, the St. Olaf Mathematics Practicum enables students to work on consulting projects for external clients and gain real-world experience in data analysis applications.
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Commissioners Docken, Malecha and Purfeerst sworn into office

Northfield News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 2:15am
Three Rice County commissioners took the oath of office Tuesday, Jim Purfeerst’s first representing District 1. Purfeerst took the seat in November over incumbent Jake Gillen.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 4:15pm
Event date: January 18, 2021
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Parking controversy aside, Nerstrand coffee shop set to open

Northfield News - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 4:00pm
Four years after his sudden passing, one of the late Clyde Heggedahl’s biggest dreams for the business and beloved city of Nerstrand could finally be coming to pass.
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Northfield’s New Year’s baby

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:12pm
Remy James Abkemeier was born on January 1, 2021 at 3:50 am. His parents are Melissa Johnson and Alec Abkemeier. His big brother is Declan, who’s 19 months old. The family lives in Northfield. Remy was born at the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital.

Rice County Health director says county vaccination rollout is on schedule; City Council to meet tomorrow night; Northfield Golf Club to go private

KYMN Radio - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Rice County Director of Public Health Deb Purfeerst said that while the Covid-19 vaccination rollout is starting slowly, that is not a surprise, and she expects things to speed up in time.  State and Federal vaccination guidelines mandate the first group of people to be vaccinated are health care workers

Teaching the art of opera-making

St. Olaf College - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 11:09am
Last January a group of music education majors worked with students at Prairie Creek Community School to put on an original operatic piece. The course was part of St. Olaf's Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) program.
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