Council expresses support for racial equity plan

Northfield News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:53am
Northfield city councilors are expressing support for a draft racial equity plan, but hope to intertwine more data into it before possible approval next month.
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WILLing to Win, Parts 1 and 2

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:08am
WILLing to Win, a sequel to MISTery of Mars, continues the Adventures of Stardust series.  The series written by Kosmo Esplan and Pauline Jennings, and directed via Zoom by Pauline Jennings.  The cast includes: Fletcher Aylin as Xyxyian Kosmo Esplan as Doctor Lucas Horst/Administrator Jerry Lillgen Sam Froehle as Navigator Tom Masters/Xoxla Noa Marohl as

Laurel Quill

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:48am
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Ranger Laurel Quill talks about a 400% increase in visitors to the park during the past few months and how they are managing parking, social distancing and preservation of the park.  

Rick Martinek

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:41am
Rick Martinek, owner and CEO of MediaMAX Events & Expos, provides information on the safety measures being taken at upcoming trade shows and events.  Click here for event dates.  

Carrie Carroll

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:30am
Northfield Shares Executive Director Carrie Carroll talks about raising money for local nonprofit organizations.  The goal is to raise $175,000 and so far, $140,000 has been raised. There will be a week-long online auction for a painting done by local artist Wendell Arneson beginning June 19, 8:00 a.m.  For more information, visit  

Rice County Officials urge absentee voting

KYMN Radio - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 4:59am
Press Release – Register to Vote & Apply for an Absentee Ballot Absentee voting for the August Primary will start in Rice County on June 26, 2020. Due to COVID-19, Rice County election officials are urging voters to vote by mail to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers. Voters are strongly encouraged to

Planning Commission Meeting - Special Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:21pm
Event date: June 24, 2020
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Northfield, MN 55057

Nfld Fireworks canceled

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 2:14pm
Northfield, MN (June 15, 2020)  Due to COVID-19 and large gathering restrictions currently in effect by executive order of Governor Walz, the Northfield City Council voted to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks for 2020. “It was a sad decision and we know people will be disappointed,” said Ben Martig, city administrator, “but the

Bridge stays open with 5 ft. walkways; Four Nfld School Board seats open; Riverwalk Market Fair will not open on Bridge Sq. this year

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Last week’s Northfield Council split decision to close the Water St. Bridge received blowback from the businesses that would be affected and the community let them know in the e-comments section and on social media. Administrator Martig suggested closing the small section of Water St. between Bridge Sq. and the

St. Olaf to begin in-person instruction again in August

Northfield News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:51am
St. Olaf College plans on resuming in-person instruction this fall three weeks earlier than usual.
Categories: Local News

Kathy Jasnoch

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:41am
Kathy Jasnoch, Executive Director at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, provides an update on the process of taking in and adopting out animals during the pandemic.  Visit the website for more information.

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:34am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the June 16 City Council meeting including the proposed racial equity action plan which is one of the Council’s six strategic priorities, funding for a new position at the wastewater treatment plant, and traffic modifications in the Bridge Square area.  

2020 Riverwalk Market Fair season canceled

Northfield News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:18pm
The in-person Riverwalk Market Fair has been canceled this year.
Categories: Local News

Council changes course, adds walking lanes to Fourth Street Bridge

Northfield News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 9:40pm
One week after agreeing to develop a plan to close the Fourth Street Bridge to vehicle traffic, the Northfield City Council opted to keep driving lanes open and temporarily add pedestrian walking lanes on both sides.
Categories: Local News

Blood Drive

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 6:42pm
Event date: July 1, 2020
Event Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
1615 Riverview Drive
Northfield, MN 55057
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished.

St. Olaf sets plans for fall opening

St. Olaf College - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 1:31pm
St. Olaf will welcome students back to campus for fall semester, which will begin August 20. Every Ole will play an important role in the health and safety of the entire community.
Categories: Colleges

Monthly Franchise Fee vs Street Assessments; Covid consideration for Downtown parking/pedestrians/businesses; “It’s a benefit to the system”, Fossum says, for AG and BCA to handle Officer-involved cases

KYMN Radio - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director As the City of Northfield continues to grapple with how to assess property owners for street repairs, the Council has been pondering franchise fees for some time. Last week they had a lengthy discussion in a work session. Very basically, an additional fee would be placed on gas and electric

Region's arts organizations slowly begin reopening process

Northfield News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 4:30pm
Last week, performing arts centers across Minnesota were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity as part of Gov. Tim Walz’s phase three reopening plan announced on March 5.
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Economic Development Authority Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 3:23pm
Event date: June 25, 2020
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
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