Working group: City should move toward banning single-use plastics

Northfield News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:46pm
A Northfield Environmental Quality Commission working group is recommending the city begin the process of banning single-use plastics.
Categories: Local News

Stop Signs

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 6:26pm
As my dog and I approached the street corner, a gentleman in a jeep drove through the stop sign we were headed for. We were far enough away that our safety was not in question but close enough that what I had seen was not in doubt: the guy ran the stop sign. He may […]
Categories: Citizens

Big Woods Park sees 400% increase; Nfld Charter asks for inclusion in Oath of Office; Covid cases in Rice Co. 

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is among the smaller parks in Minnesota with 1646 acres. Since the pandemic started, the Big Woods has seen an enormous influx of people. Park Ranger, Laurel Quill said attendance, with many brand new park users has increased by 400%. There are 125 parking spaces

Cannon Falls man shot during argument

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 11:17am
On June 18, 2020 at approximately 11:51 pm Officers of the Cannon Falls Police Department responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a residence. When Officers arrived, the suspect, a 45 year old Cannon Falls male, surrendered and was taken into custody. Officers determined that the scene was safe for the paramedics to

Nate Icaza

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:47am
Nate Icaza, Owner of Nate’s Garage in Cannon Falls and founder of Nate’s Community Garage, talks about a “Car Show and Burnout Contest” fundraiser this weekend.  Nate’s Community Garage  is a new 501c3 nonprofit in Minnesota which serves those who live in Dakota, Goodhue or Rice counties. They serve those who fall below the poverty

Representative Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:25am
State Representative Todd Lippert discusses the Police Accountability Act passed by the House last night.

Northfielders use chalk to spread a message of social justice

Northfield News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 9:24am
About a dozen Northfield residents took to Bridge Square Friday morning. Using chalk, they wrote the names of African Americans who have been killed by police since 2014.
Categories: Local News

Community reflections

St. Olaf College - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 8:20am
We have launched a Community Reflections web page for Oles to share our voices in this time of great grief, fear, heaviness, introspection, and action.
Categories: Colleges

NDDC receives grant for Riverwalk sculpture

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 8:05pm

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to announce it has been selected for a 2020 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC).  The award, in the amount of $6,750, will fund the purchase, repair, and installation of a sculpture at the west entrance to the Riverwalk (219 Water Street, just north of Basil’s Pizza).

The sculpture (pictured below) is titled “Threshold” and is the work of Northfield native and St. Olaf College graduate, Kris Swanson.  Until recently the sculpture resided on the St. Olaf campus and will soon provide a welcoming invitation for visitors to enter and enjoy Northfield’s Riverwalk.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.  This specific project is a part of a larger City-approved plan to add art elements within the downtown Arts Corridor. The Arts Corridor concept was an outcome of community meetings beginning in 2013 with the goal of providing a city gateway that is attractive, inviting and a better representation of the city and its value of the arts.  A collaborative subcommittee of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, including NDDC representatives and Northfield community members, has since been working to implement various projects within the Arts Corridor. The 2020 action plan of this ACC subcommittee identified the priority of adding a sculpture at this unique, barren site.

Check back for more updates throughout the summer as the sculpture is installed and a dedication event is organized!

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Categories: Organizations

Minnesota promises late July decision on K-12 schools

Northfield News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 6:22pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health and education officials on Thursday asked school administrators to plan for three scenarios on reopening in the fall, and promised a decision by the week of July 27 on which of the three will be…
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – The Birthday Show

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 6:00pm
This week, Rich uses The Weekly List to celebrate his 51st birthday.

St. Olaf launches All-Community Read

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 4:53pm
The new All-Community Read unites Oles in conversation about intersecting identities and core commitments and how we live those out in ways that better the world.
Categories: Colleges

Economic Development Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 4:08pm
Event date: June 25, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
You can join the meeting by using your phone: United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 425-536-533

Planning Commission Meeting - Special Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 4:01pm
Event date: June 24, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Northfield, MN 55057
You can join the meeting by using your phone. United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 752-119-373

Housing and Redevelopment Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 4:00pm
Event date: June 23, 2020
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
You can join the meeting by calling in: 1 (872) 240-3212. Access Code: 674-767-101.

Musician Talk – Steve Jennings

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 3:53pm
In this edition of Musician Talk, heard Wednesday’s at 6:30pm, host Pauline Jennings talks with her husband and drummer Steve Jennings about his decades long, full time musical career.    

Confirmed COVID-19 cases top 700 in Rice County, 158 from prison

Northfield News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 3:30pm
While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rice County has jumped precipitously, nearly 35% of the recent increase is due to a spike in cases at Faribault’s prison.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Hospital + Clinics Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 2:44pm
Event date: June 25, 2020
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
2000 North Ave
Northfield, MN 55057

To Include is To Excel: Writing and Research Tutor Program

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 2:22pm
As part of our series highlighting the To Include is To Excel projects that students, faculty, and staff have developed, organizers of a peer tutoring program share how they're working to better support first-year students as researchers and writers, particularly students who are multilingual, low income, and/or first generation.
Categories: Colleges

WWTP to get maintenance planner; Rice Co. encourages absentee voting; Oles to return 3 weeks early; As temps rise, burglaries do to; Local artist donates pandemic painting for online auction to help non-profits

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield City council voted this week to hire a Scheduler/Planner for the WasteWater Treatment plant to better maintain the equipment. After multiple failures and millions of dollars in repair and replacement costs, the City hired Jacobs Engineering Group to complete an Operational Analysis and Facility Study last year. That
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