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Good Sam Club camping

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 11:50am
RVing is the thing to do in 2020.  More people than ever are hitting the road in a RV.  The Good Sam Club is an international organization of recreational vehicle (RV) owners and the largest organization of RV owners in the world. Listen in as Dave Vesledahl talks with Tom and Brenda O’Neil, Minnesota Good

NHS keeps door open to public restroom; Felon voting controversy; Hwy 60/57 roundabout now open; City wins GreenStep award

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director In 2011, the Northfield Historical Society entered into a Forgivable Loan and Facility Use Agreement with the City of Northfield which allowed NHS to build restroom facilities for employees and patrons as well as, the general public, free of charge. Due to the pandemic, Executive Director Cathy Osterman asked the

CAC Director Scott Wopata on supportive housing project

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 9:44am
Northfield CAC Executive Director Scott Wopata talks about its project to provide supportive housing at the old Hillcrest motel site. The plans are for 6 buildings, 17 housing units on the site.

The Weekly List – The Songs for the Poor Show

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 6:00pm
This week with Tax Day on the very near horizon, Rich plays some music to commiserate with the folks who have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn.

Trench collapse buries man to his chest; City gets less than 1% interest rate on bonding sale – leads to reduction in assessments; Court trials resuming as zoom hearings continue; NDDC is Accredited Main Street

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Faribault Fire and Police responded to a trench collapse yesterday afternoon. Around 12:30, they received a call to 1340 Matteson St. in Faribault on report of a man buried up to his chest. Co-workers had cleared the dirt away from the victim’s chest and he was conscious and breathing. Fire

John Fossum

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:26am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum describes how court activities are being conducted.  The Courthouse is open for people who need to pay fines, file documents, etc., but court hearings are being conducted through Zoom.  He also discusses the Felons Voting Bill that will be addressed during the special session of the MN Legislature next week.

Nfld Council moving toward requiring masks citing health and economy; Carleton requires masks in all buildings and some outdoor spaces; CRWP photo contest

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  With a petition and a plea to understand the rules and enforcement, the Northfield City Council last night, was faced with making a decision as to whether or not they would “require” people to wear masks in public buildings or continue to “request” it. There were over 700 signatures on

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 9:23am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig recap the July 7 City Council meeting including the receipt of an excellent bond rating, an increase in compensation for council members and the mayor, maintaining public bathrooms at the Northfield Historical Society, and approval of a resolution to support additional state requirements for masks in

Faribault man dies in crash; 4th of July water rescue victim is in Stable condition; Nfld Council votes on requiring masks; RAUW awards $240k in grants; Dukes can sell beer at the ballfield

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director  At 9:30 last night,  the Rice County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an injury crash in on 195th Street W. just west of Faribault in Wells Township. Deputies found a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta rolled over in the south ditch of 195th, west of Roberds Lake Blvd. There had been two

NH&C expands Covid-19 testing

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 2:17pm
COVID testing is now available for people who have been exposed to a confirmed case but have no symptoms: NH+C expands COVID-19 testing: Exposed, but no symptoms People exposed to a confirmed case can get tested, should quarantine 14 days JULY 6, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics expands COVID testing to include asymptomatic people

Bridgewater Twsp Supervisor killed in tragic accident; Defunding Mpls Police “scares” Rice Co. Sheriff Dunn; Littles named Rice Co. 2020 Farm Family of the Year; NHS opens with new Raid exhibit

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director Update with comment from Township Supervisor Glen Castore at the end of the story. It was a tragic fourth for a local family and community. Chair of the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors, 71 year old Gary Ebling, was identified as the man who died on Saturday when the tractor

How may I help you? An Immigrants Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:15am
I revisit Deepak Singh on his book, “How may I help You – an Immigrants journey from MBA to Minimum wage”.  After falling in love with an American, Singh moves with her to Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, he can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts

Fine Tune archive #328 rivers 2020.07.05

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 7:20pm
This week we return to the Fine Tune flow from 4 years back… this water-y edition first aired July 3, 2016. Mississippi Blues / Tim Sparks Frankie / Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi Serenade / Greg Brown Big River Blues / The Delmore Brothers Where the Wild River Rolls / Hot Rize The Blue River Waltz /

Fatal Tractor Rollover Bridgewater Township

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 8:32pm
Date/Time of Incident: 07/04/2020 @ 1635 Hours  Incident Description:  Fatal Tractor Rollover Location of Incident:  9000 Block Albers Avenue, Bridgewater Twsp Victim Information: 71 year old Gary Ebling Description of Incident:   On 7/04/2020 at approximately 1635 hours Rice County Deputies were dispatched to the 9000 Block of Albers Avenue in rural Bridgewater Township on a

Water Rescue – Shager Park Beach

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 8:30pm
Date/Time of Incident: 07/04/2020 @ 1336 Hours  Incident Description:  Water Rescue  Location of Incident:  Shager Park Beach 22399 Dalton Avenue, Warsaw Twsp Victim Information: Edelgard Mejia 46 YOM Description of Incident:   On 7/04/2020 at approximately 1336 hours Rice County Deputies were dispatched to Cannon Lake on a report of a possible drowning. Edelgard Mejia of

Fin de semana de Fiesta de la independencia de Estados Unidos

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 5:07pm
Este fin de semana de descanso se celebra la idependencia de Estados Unidos en medio de la pandemia.

Faribault man accused of 1st degree drug dealing; Nfld Chamber involved in talks on extending PPP for local businesses; You could lose an eye – fireworks warning;  If you’re drinking, stay put

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director A Faribault man is charged with 1st degree drug sale after an investigation by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force. Using a confidential informant, the task force set up drug buys on two occasions in early March with 33 year old Blake Arthur Brinkman. Brinkman sold the

Craig Swenson

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 9:23am
Craig Swenson describes how the facility is operating during the pandemic and classes and activities coming up at FiftyNorth.

The Weekly List – The Pink Floyd Show

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 6:00pm
This week, on the occasion of two milestones for the band, Rich looks at the music and legacy of Pink Floyd.

Passenger without seatbelt ejected; Two charged in heroin OD possibly tainted with fentanyl; Heat #1 weather related killer; Coop to go-ahead on expansion;Fireworks locations; Statewide road construction

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Sheriff’s office along with Northfield Fire & Rescue and Northfield ambulance responded with State Patrol yesterday, to an injury accident on I-35 in Webster Township. Sheriff Dunn said, “how long have we been talking about seatbelts? One person in this vehicle didn’t have a seatbelt on, was