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Draheim leading select state Senate committee on housing

Northfield News - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:30pm
A local state representative is leading a select Senate committee tasked with addressing a local need: home ownership.
Categories: Local News

Rice County deemed “inadequate” for max/med prisoners; Slowpoke law means move over!; Sand suction at 2nd Street

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Jail had their annual inspection from the State Department of Corrections. Sheriff Troy Dunn said the findings showed they lacked proper/adequate classification for maximum and medium prisoners and for recreational space. The Deputy Commissioner said that on November 1 of this year, the Rice County Jail will have

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Rice County deemed “inadequate” for max/med prisoners; Slowpoke law means move over!; Sand suction at 2nd Street

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Jail had their annual inspection from the State Department of Corrections. Sheriff Troy Dunn said the findings showed they lacked proper/adequate classification for maximum and medium prisoners and for recreational space. The Deputy Commissioner said that on November 1 of this year, the Rice County Jail will have […]

DJJD Ambassadors

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:43am

Wayne talks with 2018-19 Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassadors Alyssa Koktavy, Gabriella Vargas, and Jaime Rice.  

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DJJD Ambassadors

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:43am
Wayne talks with 2018-19 Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassadors Alyssa Koktavy, Gabriella Vargas, and Jaime Rice. [zoomsounds_player type=”detect” dzsap_meta_source_attachment_id=”80946″ source=”https://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DJJD-Ambassadors-080219.mp3″ config=”KYMNPlayer” autoplay=”off” loop=”off” open_in_ultibox=”off” enable_likes=”off” enable_views=”off” play_in_footer_player=”off” enable_download_button=”on” download_custom_link_enable=”off”]  

Cliff Adolphson

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:41am
Cliff Adolphson from Texas is Wayne’s guest.  Cliff is a long-time friend of Wayne’s from back in the ’60’s. [zoomsounds_player type=”detect” dzsap_meta_source_attachment_id=”80930″ source=”https://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Cliff-Adolphson-080119.mp3″ config=”KYMNPlayer” autoplay=”off” loop=”off” open_in_ultibox=”off” enable_likes=”off” enable_views=”off” play_in_footer_player=”off” enable_download_button=”on” download_custom_link_enable=”off”]

Lissa Branham is Making a Difference at the “Y”

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:17am

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Lissa Branham with the July 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.

Lissa is the lead teacher in the Northfield Area Family YMCA’s preschool program and a member of the Child Watch staff. The Y’s preschool programs offer young children a variety of fun experiences where they can make friends and learn skills. Child Watch provides parents a safe place for young children while they work out. Through both of these programs, children play and learn social skills, positive values and healthy habits.

Colleague Alison Haider, Program Director, notes many examples of how Lissa is contributing to the development of her young Y visitors. Alison commented, “Lissa works to make a difference. Staff, parents, and kids at the Y often comment on her positive spirit. Whether parents stay to play, or leave to take a rare minute for themselves, they know that their children will have a positive, safe experience with Miss Lissa.”

Danelle Smith, another colleague at the Y, was also complimentary of Lissa’s work. Danelle noted, “Lissa has gained such an incredible following with her work in our preschool programming. Her enthusiasm and creativity make her such an incredible person for the job.”

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 board members and local youth.

Categories: Organizations

Gov. Walz secures disaster declaration for local counties including Rice and Goodhue

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:15am
Governor Walz Secures Disaster Declaration for Dodge & Surrounding Counties [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz announced today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Governor Walz’s request for an Administrative Declaration of Disaster for Dodge, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, and Steele counties. Governor Walz submitted a request to SBA onJuly 29, requesting the declaration […]

It's tradition, Northfield host Bridge Chamber Music Festival later this month

Northfield News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 7:30pm
In an annual tradition, Northfield will host the Bridge Chamber Music Festival later this month, bringing a taste of the arts to the entire community over five days.
Categories: Local News

Heritage of New Orleans music

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 7:00pm

This week, The Weekly List looks at the deep musical heritage of New Orleans.

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Jail's lack of rec space forcing county to find alternate housing at significant cost

Northfield News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 6:15pm
A surprise decision from the state’s Department of Corrections could put a major crimp in the Rice County budget come November. That’s when it will consider the county’s main jail a 90-day facility.
Categories: Local News

ArtZany: Arts Guild Gallery – Shape & Form

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 5:25pm

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes visual artists from the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery exhibit Shape & Form: Jeffrey Hansen, painter, St. Paul, MN (jhansenartist.com) Richard Mittelstadt, painter, Prior Lake, MN (mittelstadtartworks.com) Katharine Teesdale (Katie), ceramic artist, Hutchinson, MN (katieteesdale.com) Shape & Form is a thematic exhibition offering a dynamic lesson in how similar shapes

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Grant enables HealthFinders to help uninsured find, keep coverage

Northfield News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 4:30pm
HealthFinders Collaborative has received a $65,000 grant from MNSure to help people enroll in and keep health insurance that they can afford and that meets their needs.
Categories: Local News

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:32pm

From Rice County Public Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Are you and your family up to date on vaccinations? Not sure? Call your healthcare provider or Rice County Public Health – we can all help! Rice County Public Health encourages everyone to talk to their healthcare provider regularly to make sure they have

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Board Transitions

Just Food Co-op - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 1:56pm

How’s everyone’s summer going? Summer is often a time of transition and contrast — between grades in school, between school and the working world, and between everyday life and vacation adventures near and far.

 

This is a time of transition on Just Food’s board of directors as well, unexpectedly requiring the mid-year election of new officers. Our vice president, Karen Fossum, moved back to her former home of Seattle at the end of June to start a new job, and our president, Lee Runzheimer, has decided to step off the board and focus on his business and family interests. The board is grateful to Lee and Karen for their service and dedication to Just Food Co-op and we wish them well in their next endeavors.

 

At the July 24 board meeting, the board elected past president (2018) Penny Hillemann to finish out the year as president, and first-year board member Michael Pursell as vice president.

 

When board seats become vacant mid-year, the board can appoint new members to fill those seats to the end of the year, until those openings are filled through the fall board elections. Because the board has work to do, it is better not to let those seats sit empty. To fill Karen’s and Lee’s vacant seats to the end of the year, the board is appointing Dick Bodman and Dirk Peterson to the board.

 

Dick Bodman, a retired St. Olaf professor who ran for the board last fall in a highly competitive election (10 candidates for 5 open seats), plans to run for a full term again in this fall’s elections. Dick has a particular interest in how the Co-op can serve the Northfield area’s growing population of retirees, and has already shown his dedication to the Co-op by volunteering with our capital campaign efforts over the past year. Welcome, Dick!

 

When board openings have occurred mid-year in the past, the board has often found it helpful to appoint former board members who can step in without extensive orientation. Past president Dirk Peterson (2016-2017) volunteered to step in once more to complement this “young” board. His prior board experience will be appreciated. Thanks, Dirk!

 

Other than Penny, who is in her eighth and final year on the board, only one of the remaining members — Just Food staff member Nancy Malecha — was on the board before this year. It takes a while to become familiar with our policy governance model, and having some experienced board members in the mix is very helpful.

 

Before long our newer board members will be the experienced ones who will help future board members learn the ropes and chart Just Food’s future course. And that’s just as it should be.

 

-submitted by the Just Food Co-op Board of Directors

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

Rollover on Lincoln Street, non-serious injuries; Former Carleton football player sues college; City wants your input on roundabout options at 246 and Jefferson; More No Wake restrictions lifted

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Police, Fire and EMS arrived on the scene of a crash on Lincoln Street at Madison Street in Northfield yesterday morning. It looked a whole lot worse than it was. An elderly gentleman rolled his vehicle clipping a parked car. He was extricated and taken to the hospital. Police on

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Cathy Osterman

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:23am

Cathy Osterman of the Northfield Historical Society talks about the Teddy Roosevelt Encampment scheduled at Central Park from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7.

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Sheriff Troy Dunn

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:19am

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn talks about the new laws that go into effect today, August 1, including the hands-free law and the “slow poke” law.  More information about the hands-free law can be found at handsfreemn.org    

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DJJD Ambassador Candidates (Hr 1) and The Original Drachenfelser Musikanten Band (Hr 2)

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:12am

Wayne talks with Ambassador candidates for The Defeat of Jesse James Days during the first hour and then the German band The Original Drachenfelser Musikanten joins Wayne in the second hour and plays music.

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CANCELLED Human Rights Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:56am
Event date: August 8, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
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