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Today’s random music sample

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:47pm

A random sampling of today’s playlist: Eric Lindell – Shot Down Boz Skaggs – King of El Paso Rilo Kiley – The Moneymaker Nick Waterhouse – This Is a Game Teresa James – It Might Be Memphis Public Image, Ltd – Rise Hollie Cook – Looking For Real Love English Beat – Mirror In the

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Nfld Council votes yes on Climate Action Plan; Faribault Police and Chamber donate $ to HOPE Center; How apropos – it’s Winter Hazard Awareness Week 

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Northfield City Council voted 5 to 2 in favor of accepting the Climate Action Plan laid out by a citizen committee, along with the Great Plains Institute, over an 18 month period. Co-chair Alex Miller, who is also the Sustainability Program Coordinator at Carleton College, gave an impassioned plea

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Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 9:42am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the November 5 City Council meeting.

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Council passes Climate Action Plan, pledges to be carbon-free by 2040

Northfield News - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 9:33am
The Northfield City Council on Tuesday expressed its support to be carbon free within approximately 20 years.
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Senator: Northfield projects well thought out, appreciates local buy-in

Northfield News - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 5:12pm
The Minnesota Senate’s Capital Investment Committee kicked off a tour of capital investment projects across southeast Minnesota in Rice County Tuesday, visiting sites of several proposed projects supported by Sens. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, and John Jasinski, R-Faribault.
Categories: Local News

HRA opts to spend up to $25,000 to better ID housing needs

Northfield News - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 3:30pm
The city of Northfield knows it has a shortage of housing.
Categories: Local News

Native American historian Kate Beane to deliver Carleton convocation Nov. 8

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 2:41pm

NORTHFIELD, MINN.—Kate Beane, a Native American public historian at the Minnesota Historical Society, will deliver Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In her presentation, titled, “A Lasting Legacy: Acknowledging Dakota Resiliency in Mni Sota,” Beane will discuss the importance of updating history to honor

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Officials: Signs point to successful strategic plan implementation

Northfield News - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:45pm
Northfield officials say housing developments, outreach and pending research show the comprehensive strategic plan the city has undertaken is working.
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Senate Capital Investment Committee makes second stop in Northfield; Faribault man charged with DWI and child endangerment; Climate Action Plan vote tonight

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director About 20 senators from the Capital Investment Committee made their way to Northfield this morning as part of a multi-area visit on infrastructure asks from across the state. District 20 Senator Rich Draheim is part of that group. The first stop was at the Northfield depot. Mayor Rhonda Pownell spoke

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MnDOT snowplows ready as Winter Weather Advisory issued for southeast Minnesota

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:36am

ROCHESTER, Minn. – MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeast Minnesota. Motorists may encounter slushy or snow-covered roads Tuesday

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MnDOT snowplows ready as Winter Weather Advisory issued for SE Minn.

Northfield News - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:00am
MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Categories: Local News

Dina Fesler

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 9:45am

Regular guest Dina Fesler joins Wayne in the studio.    

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Ed Terry

KYMN Radio - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 9:33am

Randolph FFA advisor Ed Terry talks about the National FFA Convention where he and his students learned they were in the top 6% of all the FFA Chapters in the nation. This year Ed was named Minnesota Outstanding Agriculture Teacher of the Year.

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Anna Kelly is Making a Difference for Community School Youth

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:26am

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Anna Kelly with the November 2019 “Making a Difference Award.”

The Making a Difference recognition is given monthly to a community member or organization who helps make Northfield an even better place for young people. Anna was singled out for her exceptional work at the Greenvale Park Elementary School and the Greenvale Park Community School.

Anna is a club leader in the afterschool PLUS Program at Greenvale Park. In addition, she also offers three other STEM and art clubs open to all students. 3D Doodler is a club where students learn about and use 3D technology. Doodle Club is an art club and the STEM Club she offers gives students a new STEM activity each week. The clubs are so popular that Middle School students come back for evening clubs.

Laura Berdahl, Greenvale Park Community School Co-Coordinator, noted that Anna started at Greenvale Park as a Math Corps tutor. Her work with students struggling in math sparked her interest in becoming a teacher. Anna pursued her education degree while working at Greenvale as the Media Specialist and as an after school club leader. She completed her degree in May and is now a licensed teacher.

Berdahl was complimentary of Anna’s work, noting Anna’s “high and clear expectations of her students, which they respond to because her clubs are so much fun.” 

“We surveyed her Doodler club attendees last year, asking about something new they learned,” said Berdahl. “Students comments included ‘I need to challenge myself,’ and ‘Nothing is impossible.’ These are certainly great life lessons to learn!”

Anna student taught with Greenvale Park teacher, Jackie Harding. Jackie also sang Anna’s praises, especially about the way she relates to youth, highlighting her respect for and understanding of her students. Jackie summed it up saying, “I have never met or worked with anyone who goes so far above and beyond to help each student be their best self in their work and life and be so humble about it.”

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application – or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI you and adult board members.

Categories: Organizations

County jailer on leave following charges he assaulted 2 inmates

Northfield News - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 7:00pm
A Rice County corrections officer was charged last week with twice assaulting jail inmates and misconduct of a public officer.
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To Include is To Excel: SOAR Workshops

St. Olaf College - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 3:25pm
As part of our series highlighting the nearly 50 To Include is To Excel projects that faculty and staff have developed, Director of Advising and Academic Support Kathy Glampe '92 and Piper Center Director Leslie Moore '77 share why they created an extended orientation workshop for first-year students.
Categories: Colleges

Arts and Culture Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 2:21pm
Event date: November 18, 2019
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:
421 Division St
Northfield, MN 55057

Library Board Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 2:19pm
Event date: November 20, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
201 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057

How to be aware during winter hazards

Northfield News - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 1:17pm
Winter in Minnesota can be described in many ways, but unpredictable isn’t one of them. At some point, it will snow and temperatures will drop below zero. There will be ice on the roads. High winds will raise the risk…
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