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No School for Northfield Tuesday

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:19pm

KYMN has received word from Northfield Schools Superintendent Matt Hillman that school has been cancelled for Tuesday, marking Day 2 of snow days due to the current storm.  As of 6pm this evening, snowfall totals in Northfield have been reported up to 16.5 inches.  With snow still falling, that number will be rising.  Tune in

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I-35 closed through Owatonna – no travel advised Hwy 19

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:49pm

ROCHESTER, Minn. (3 p.m.) – Interstate 35 through Owatonna is closed at this hour because of a series of vehicle crashes that have stopped traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  Additionally, MnDOT is advising no travel on I-35 from Highway 30 south of Owatonna to the Elko/New Market exit north of Northfield because of dangerous travel conditions

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Chief Nelson updates listeners – it’s dangerous for the community and for Emergency Responders

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:36pm

Chief Nelson called at 3:15pm to update listeners.  We haven’t had this kind of snow event in quite a while and he’s strongly urging folks NOT to travel.  He has much more information in the interview below and also warns of possible power line issues with this storm: Chief Nelson condition update

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Law Enforcement encouraging NO travel; Waterville man dies at job site; Volunteer Rescue worker burnout;

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:01pm

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn and Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson are recommending no unnecessary travel.  Dunn reported multiple crashes, areas of zero visibility and slick road conditions.  The snow is expected to continue like this into tonight.  If you have an appointment or wonder if a place of business is open, call ahead to

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A Body of Work – Dancing to the Edge and Back

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:20am

David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” is Teri Knight’s guest on today’s 15 with the Author.  His memoir, “Body of Work – Dancing to the edge and back”,  presents an intimate journey through

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Gerry Franek

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:25am

NAFRS Fire Chief Gerry Franek talks about last week’s NAFRS joint powers board meeting, what they deal with on days like today with all the snowfall, “heart attack” snow shoveling and more.  nafrs.org Gerry Franek 1-22-18

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No unnecessary travel

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:07am

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn is recommending no unnecessary travel.  He spoke with KYMN at 9 o’clock this morning and reported multiple crashes, areas of zero visibility and slick road conditions.  The snow is expected to continue into tonight.  Police Chief Monte Nelson echoed Dunn’s words.  If you must travel leave plenty of stopping distance

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Closings for January 22nd

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:06am

Closings January 22nd, 2018: 2:30pm….     Several Allina Health Clinics in the south and east metro are closing early today due to the winter storm. The following clinic locations are closed now or will close shortly: Eagan Faribault Farmington Lakeville Northfield St. Paul – United Medical Specialties West St. Paul Woodbury All Allina Health Urgent

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Se cierra el gobierno por falta de acuerdo en Washington

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:09pm

El Super Barrio 1 21 18 Una tarde de hablar de la tormenta de nieve que se aproxima y se cierran las escuelas el lunes 22 de enero 2018.

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Fine Tune #382 money… 21 Jan 2018

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:15pm

Fine Tune 01-21-18 #382 This week’s playlist – show me some money!: Boys, my Money’s all Gone / Erynn Marshall I’ll Trade you Money for Wine / Robbie Fulks Dollar bill Blues / Townes Van Zandt Fortunes / Ola Belle Reed One dime Blues / Etta Baker Brother, can you Spare a Dime? / Sophia

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Take 16 Brewing Co.

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:45am

It’s stop No. 3 for the Corey and Ira’s Excellent Winter Warmer Adventure Series, which brings the guys to Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne. Corey and Ira chat with brewer Luke Rensink and sales manager Dave McDonald about their industry backgrounds, the creation of Take 16 and the brewery’s growth in the past few

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Alert: Missing baby

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:40pm

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Ja-Kari Brown, 10 months, of Coon Rapids, Ja-Kari may be in the company of his biological mother Sharona Nena Jefferson, 06/14/1990; or biological father James Lavell Brown, 6/21/1985. Ja-Kari has serious health concerns and authorities are concerned for his welfare. Neither parent is authorized

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3 selected to replace Judge Thomas Neuville

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:47pm

Three Candidates for the 3rd judicial district have been announced by the Commission on Judicial Selection.  The vacancy occurred upon Judge Thomas Neuville’s retirement.  The candidates are Adam Dowd: He is a solo practitioner who focuses on civil litigation and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at St. Olaf College. He was previously

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School bus/truck crash sends 1 to hospital; Another step toward a development agreement; Nfld. HRC has full board, a budget and an agenda

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:02pm

UPDATE:  The driver of the pickup truck was Andrew Pany (age 58) of rural New Prague. As of this update, Pany is still in a metro hospital being treated for a serious leg injury, among other injuries. The driver of the School bus was Jerry Iverson (age 73) of Prior Lake. All parties are cooperating with

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ArtZany: Kevin Kling and Zeitgeist: “For the Birds”

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:00am

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling to talk about the Zeitgeist presentation of For the Birds at Carleton College. Art Zany! Radio for the Imagination 01-19-18 Zeitgeist: “For the Birds” Thursday, 25 January 2018 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm www.zeitgeistnewmusic.org/forthebirds Kracum Performance Hall, Weitz Center for Creativity Performed by Zeitgeist,

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Years of waiting will soon be over for Fire Hall; Koester/HRA Land swap is likely off; Township candidate filing

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:02pm

It was pretty much a slam dunk as the Northfield Council approved the plans and specs and authorized bids for the $4 million remodel and expansion of the Fire Station on Hwy 3 and 5th Street.  The City of Northfield owns the building and will carry the bond.  The project has been underway since 2008.

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Kristen Twitchell

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:09am

Kristen Twitchell, Executive Director for Paradise Theater for the Arts, talks about her life and experiences leading up to her current position, and upcoming events that the theater. Kristen Twitchell 011818  

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Sheri Israel

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:33am

Sheri Israel talks about her newest venture – an online auction service called Bid On It-MN.  It is located in Waterford Township on Dahomey Avenue.  For business hours and information about submitting items for auction or buying auction items, visit Bidonit-MN.com. Sheri Israel 1-18-18  

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Members of MN Civil Air Patrol

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:02am

Captain Randall Knox and Cadet Staff Sergeants Laura Rezac and Abigail Rezac talk about the Minnesota Civil Air Patrol, and the one-year anniversary of the Stanton Flight of the Civil Air Patrol which will be held on January 30, 7:00 p.m. at Stanton Airfield.  Click on this link for more information    Civil Air Patrol

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St. Paul man pleads to criminal vehicular homicide; Fynboh seeks jury trial; Postponed – HPD recognition; FiftyNorth celebrates

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:02pm

In August of 2016, 41 year old Chad Michael Gibson never even slowed down when he slammed into a vehicle on I-35 and Hwy 60.  Gibson of St. Paul, pled guilty yesterday in Rice County court to criminal vehicular homicide and  criminal vehicular operation.  Last April, Rice County attorney John Fossum commented on KYMN that

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