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Dr. Christi Bostwick, Parts 1 & 2

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:13am

Dr. Christi Bostwick, who owns The Talk Doctor in Northfield and specializes in services for children ages 0-13, adolescents and their families, joins Wayne in the studio.  

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Runaway Northfield teen – Police seek your help – UPDATE – SAFE

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:07am

UPDATE: As of 11:42am on 5-17-19, Northfield Police Sgt. PT Haider, reports that Stadler has been found and is safe. The Northfield Police Department is looking for assistance in locating Isabelle Stadler of Northfield. Isabelle was last seen on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 leaving the Northfield Middle School, at the end of the school day.

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Scott Richardson and Rick Estenson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:26am

Scott Richardson and Rick Estenson talk about the Northfield Rotary Club’s interest in promoting environmental sustainability and its project to provide a $7,000 grant and partnership opportunity for the installation of an electric charging station for electric cars.  The goal is to get three 2-port charging stations installed within the next year.  Applications are due

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Save the Date for My Book Launch Party: July 16

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:14am
It's now official, so please consider yourself invited and get the date on your calendar — I'm having a launch party two months from today for my forthcoming book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man (Nodin Press).

G. Oliver RiggsThe party will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the historic Grand Event Center in downtown Northfield. We'll have live brass music, light hors d'oeuvres, cake, and a cash bar. I'll do a brief presentation about the book, and I'll sign copies.

My favorite independent bookstore, Northfield's Content Bookstore, is partnering with me to sell books at the event, and you'll be able to preorder the book through the Content website. I will send out more information about this once it's all set up.

I'm looking forward to seeing you and sharing my book with you!

Crookston (Minn.) Juvenile Band, 1916 (Polk County Historical Society)
Categories: Citizens

Outreach a priority for local DAV's 1st female commander

Northfield News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:06am
Since the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Chapter 20 in Faribault received its charter in 1947, no woman has been elected commander. Deb Petersen recently broke that trend.
Categories: Local News

Randall Knox, Will Churchill and Laura Rezac

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:04am

Civil Air Patrol Captain Randall Knox, 2nd Lt. Will Churchill, and Chief Master Sgt. Laura Rezac talk about an event scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 21 at the Stanton Airfield to celebrate one year since the Stanton Squadron was activated as an independent squadron, as well as honors awarded to both Churchill and Rezac.

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Vicki Kalina Marvin

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:43am

St. Dominic’s School Principal Vicki Kalina Marvin talks about a grant awarded by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence that will allow St. Dominic’s to partner with Groves Academy to work on a literacy program for three years.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Rice Co. Walk for Mental Health May 22

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:28am

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the USA. The Rice County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health joins others across the country such as the National Alliance Mental Illness and Mental Health America

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Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training to be held at River Bend Nature Center

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:16am

April 12, Morris Minn. — Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning June 1st, 2019. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners –

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Knights stay in fifth place midway through NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:41pm

Day two at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships saw significant movement in the team competition as only two of the top-12 squads finished the round holding the same spot on the leaderboard that they occupied to begin the day. Carleton College was one of the those two teams as the Knights held steady at fifth place in the 25-team field after posting a team score of 312, its third-best ever round at the national tournament. Senior Ziyi Wang tied her second-lowest NCAA Championships round with a 74 and moved into a three-way tie atop the individual leaderboard at 5-over par.

Categories: Colleges

Investments and Fundraising Update

Just Food Co-op - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 5:31pm

After negotiating with our very accommodating landlord, we are happy to announce that Just Food has signed a 15 year lease to stay in this location! Owner surveys told us loud and clear that you want us to stay in this location, and we could not agree more. We love our home on Water Street. The new lease secures this space for 15 years and also provides us with an additional two 5 year options. Just Food will remain at 516 Water Street for, at least, the next 15 years!

If we are staying in this space, we need to ensure it is working for us and not against us. Currently, the store is not set up efficiently, it is too small to support our current sales, and we run the risk of no longer being able to meet the needs of our Owners. We MUSTdo this expansion and for us to take on this project, we MUSThave investment from our owners.

Many of you have asked for an update on fundraisingefforts. We have a goal to raise $1.5 million in C-Shares or contributions for the project, added to a $1 million loan for a total project cost of $2.5 million. To proceed with the start of the project, we need to have secured a MINIMUMof $1 million in Owner investments and I am pleased to let you know that we are halfway to that first mini-goal! However, what’s the old saying…halfway only counts in horseshoes?! Right now, we have approximately $500,000 from our owners. This is amazing, and for those of you who have already invested, please know how appreciative we are – Thank you! For those of you who have not invested – nowis the time.

Our architect has drawn up the plans, the contractors and subs have been chosen, the equipment has been selected. We cannot knock down any walls, or begin any improvements, or order any equipment until our fundraising is complete. We are on hold until we can raise the remainder of the funds. Work could begin tomorrow, if we had your investment.

Our staff work hard every day to accommodate the hardships that the current set up provides. We unload frozen pallets in the hallway because they do not fit through the door to the freezer. We schedule time in the cooler because we cannot fit all the departments in the cooler at once. Our deli staff make soup for you in a stock pot on the stove (just like I do at home) instead of in a soup kettle. Staff do not have a break room to relax in and eat their meals. Our equipment is decades past its life expectancy, and regularly fails, costing us time, money and lost sales. We have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairing broken equipment over the past 3 years – over $325,000repairing failing and past its prime equipment. That is money straight from the bottom line – money that could have been patronage refunds or better yet, could have been saved to use on this expansion. Just Food Co-op does not just wantthis expansion. Just Food Co-op needsthis expansion to survive.

Please, if you have not invested, take this as your invitationto get an investment packet from any staff member at the front end. Call or email me and let’s set up a meeting to discuss any questions you might have. Want a tour of the store so you can see the conditions yourself? Lori or I would be happy to show you around.Help us help you– what do you need to know to get invested?

Your Co-op needs you.Please answer our call with an investment so that we can move forward with a safe, fun, inviting, efficient store layout that meets your needs. The staff is ready, are you?

In Cooperation,

Sherri Meyers
General Manager

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Categories: Businesses

Lack of space has FiftyNorth evaluating possible expansion

Northfield News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 4:01pm
FiftyNorth is evaluating the possibility of expanding into space that will be left vacant by Northfield Public Schools when it moves into the current Greenvale Elementary School next year.
Categories: Local News

37 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Amazing Music Festival

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 3:34pm
The 2019 Vintage Band Festival is only 11 weeks away, so mark it on your calendar now —you don't want to miss it! It runs Aug. 1-4 in historic downtown Northfield, Minnesota.

We have 37 international, national, regional and Minnesota bands lined up to perform during the four-day event, including several that are new to the festival. I'm especially excited to announce that the St. Cloud Municipal Band is making its first VBF appearance — this is the band that my great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, directed for two decades.

The list of bands lined up for the 2019 Vintage Band Festival
Most of the concerts will be at the main stage on Bridge Square, but we'll also have concerts at Way Park and at a few satellite communities. Here's a sneak peek at the daily schedule (keep in mind that it's subject to change).


The 2019 Early Brass Festival of the Historic Brass Society will be held in conjunction with the VBF, and most of those events will take place at Carleton College's Weitz Center for Creativity. As part of that festival, I'm giving a half-hour presentation at 9 a.m. on Aug. 4 about my great-grandfather's 1906 trip to the South with an Iowa Regimental Band (this trip is mentioned in my forthcoming book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man). You can find more information about the Early Brass Festival here.

We welcome any and all donations to help us put on this event, and we have a cool new opportunity this year: donors who give $250 can honor a music teacher or band director (we'll list the honorees in our festival program). For more information or to donate online, visit the Vintage Band Festival website.
Categories: Citizens

AgriGrowth Statement From Executive Director Tamara Nelsen on Increased Tariffs on China

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:15pm

May 15th St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota AgriGrowth Council (AgriGrowth) released the following statement from Executive Director Tamara Nelsen: “AgriGrowth and our members are firm believers in free trade and open markets that allow us to sell our products in n the global market. Recent tariff increases on China will further limit Minnesota farmers’

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Peace Officers Memorial Day a somber tribute to fallen law enforcement

Northfield News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 1:00pm
At a somber ceremony, law enforcement officers and community members on Wednesday paid tribute to colleagues killed in the line of duty in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Categories: Local News

Northfield begins preparing for possible Bridgewater Township incorporation; Local law enforcement remember those who fell in the line of duty; MN tourism is a $15 billion industry

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:06pm

By Teri Knight, News Director As Bridgewater Township moves closer to petitioning for incorporation, the Northfield City Council is preparing actions they may consider. The council heard from Assistant City Attorney Robert Scott on the process. Any city boundary issues are dealt with by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) serve

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St. Olaf students named Smaby Peace Scholars

St. Olaf College - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:24am
St. Olaf College students Kristina Quanbeck '21 and Manuela Novoa Villada '21 have been named Smaby Peace Scholars.
Categories: Colleges

Marty Larson

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:50am

Northfielder Marty Larson talks about the Almanzo Cycling Event coming to Northfield May 18.  Almanzo is a gravel road cycling event and will include over 1700 riders who will be arriving in Northfield on Friday, May 17.  Visit their website www.almanzo.com for more information.

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Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:29am

Northfield City Adminstrator Ben Martig discusses the May 14 City Council work session where they heard from FiftyNorth about potential expansion plans for the future.  The Council also began discussing what its position will be relating to the possible incorporation as a city by Bridgewater Township, and received an update on the strategic plan.

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Senator Tina Smith

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:17am

Senator Tina Smith discusses her proposed bill to address mental health care in the schools.

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