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Highway 19 to remain closed through Friday night

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 5:18pm
Highway 19 will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. The railroad maintenance is taking longer than expected to complete. Highway 19 between Armstrong Road and Highway 3 will be closed from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 to repair a watermain and to perform maintenance

Council to vote on ending Local Emergency Order; Fossum says Rice County crime is up; Home & Garden Show set for tomorrow

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:55am
By Rich Larson, News Director During a work session on Tuesday, the Northfield City Council began consideration of ending the Local Emergency Pandemic Order, which would, among other things, allow for boards and commissions, including the City Council, to conduct in-person meetings at City Hall.  Governor Walz has announced the rollbacks of many of his

District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert addresses Mask Mandate rollback, Cannabis bill, and more

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:50am
District 20B State Rep. Todd Lippert addresses Mask Mandate rollback, Cannabis bill, DFL tax proposal and more on his weekly appearance on the KYMN Morning Show.  

Bill Keilty, Terry Friedrichs, Larry Fowler on bill for funding to teach critical thinking skills

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:07am
Bill Keilty, Terry Friedrichs and Larry Fowler discuss a bill they are advocating to the Legislature for funding to help teachers provide critical and innovative thinking skills to all students.  It is a call for systemic change in education.

The Weekly List – The New Wave Show

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 6:00pm
This week, Dan returns to The Weekly List, so he and Rich spend the night arguing about how to define New Wave Music.

NH&C encourages 12-15 to sign up on waiting list; Riverside Enhancement Action Plan nears implementation; NHS ‘preferred’ mascot option is refined

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Northfield Hospital and Clinic announced yesterday that their Covid-19 vaccination waiting list is now open to everybody age 12 and up. The FDA approved use of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12-15 on Monday, and yesterday the Centers for Disease Control added their recommendation for the Pfizer vaccine. Additional

Lisa Peterson, Jane Bartho, Pete Mergens on Home & Garden Show

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:10am
Lisa Peterson and Jane Bartho of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Pete Mergens of Professional Pride Realty provide information about the Home & Garden Show this Saturday, May 15.

Rice County Attorney John Fossum on building new jail

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 8:44am
Rice County Attorney John Fossum comments on the recent decision to build a new Rice County Jail facility, provides statistics about charged crimes in 2020, and more.

Raider Mascot ‘preferred option’ has options

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 5:11am
As the Northfield School Board moves closer to approving a new mascot for the high school, the Mascot Refresh Committee’s preferred option has been refined to better reflect the goal of honoring the townspeople who stood up to, and repelled, the James-Younger Gang in 1876. The newer image is posted here.

County Board approves new jail; Northfield PD makes policy manual public; Brent Yule new Raiders head coach

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Yesterday, in a split vote, the Rice County Board of Commissioners approved the plans to build a new jail and law enforcement center on a green space at a cost of approximately $50 million.  The discussion, which capped an issue that had lingered for nearly two years, was a surprisingly

National Security This Week with Professor Mark Bell, 5-12-21 (Nuclear Deterrence)

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 9:50am
Host Jon Olson talks with Professor Mark Bell from the University of Minnesota about nuclear deterrence and new nuclear challenges.

DNR’s Brad Parsons on Fishing Opener and more

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 9:04am
Brad Parsons of the Minnesota DNR discusses the walleye and other game fish populations as the Fishing Opener approaches as well as fishing regulations to be aware of, and much more.

Ben Martig discusses Riverfront Enhancement Plan

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 8:51am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig reports on the May 11 City Council Work Session, including an update on the Riverfront Enhancement Plan and future plans for Bridge Square.

Highway 19 to close between Armstrong & Hwy. 3 this week; Draheim discusses budget negotiations; Merlin Players present online ‘Running’

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director And the Northfield Public Works Department will be closing Highway 19 between Armstrong Road and Highway 3 from 7am tomorrow until 5pm on Friday to repair a watermain and to perform maintenance on the railroad.  A detour will be posted using Eaves Avenue, North Avenue, Eveleth Avenue, 320th Street and

Jenelle Teppen recaps Dundas City Council meeting

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 9:04am
Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen discusses the May 10 City Council meeting.  Topics include the new Economic Development Authority, the Tower Heights development, and more.

Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses graduation, safety protocols and more

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 8:54am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann discusses making diplomas available for persons age 21 or over, upcoming commencement ceremony, safety protocols through the last day of school, Raider mascot, and more.

Curtain Call – May’s show with Charlie Black

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:13pm
Hosts Pauline Jennings and Kosmo Esplan talk theater with Charlie Black, who has been an active part of the Northfield theater scene for decades.  

Jesse James Lanes to close June 1; Board of Commissioners scheduled for jail decision tomorrow; Budget deadline looms in St. Paul

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director   Owners Terry and Julie Heilman announced on Friday that Jesse James Lanes will be closed “until further notice” beginning June 1st.  In an email to friends and supporters Terry Heilman wrote that the bowling alley, restaurant and event center had struggled through the pandemic. The business was closed for

Senator Rich Draheim discusses budget, voter ID issues, emergency powers

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 8:36am
As the final week of the legislative session approaches, State Senator Rich Draheim discusses budget and voter ID issues, the Governor’s emergency powers, and more.

Fine Tune #394 archive / mother 2021.05.09

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 7:20pm
Songs for Mother’s Day on this edition of Fine Tune… first heard in 2018: Mother of Earl / Bill Evans (Sometimes I Feel like a) Motherless Child / Charlie Haden & Hank Jones Mother’s Song / Gregory Porter Mother Jones / Mongo Santamaría A Mother’s Love / Snooks Eaglin Let the Mothers Step Up /