Institute panel discusses immigration, populism

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:48am
The Institute for Freedom and Community hosted a panel discussion on “Immigration, Populism, and the European Union” in Viking Theater on Wednesday, April 10. The event featured three distinguished scholars who discussed the effects of mass immigration to Europe and its potential connection to the rise of European populism. The event was moderated by religion […]
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Jane Bartho

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:46am

Jane Bartho, Membership and Events Coordinator for the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce, joins Wayne in the studio to talk about her background and career.    

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SAID speaker addresses abortion rights arguments

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:44am
Students Advocating Informed Decisions (SAID) invited Timothy Brahm to St. Olaf on Thursday, April 11 to deliver a talk titled “Understanding and Responding to: My Body, My Choice.” In his talk, Brahm sought to counter two common abortion rights arguments: that the fetus is not a person and that a woman’s bodily rights allow her […]
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Tasting event - Skaalvenn

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:44am
Event date: April 19, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
116 5th St W
Northfield, MN 55057
Join us for a complimentary spirits tasting with the folks from Brooklyn Park’s Skaalvenn Distillery. Skaalvenn is Norwegian for ‘Cheers, Friends’.

Notice of Rice County Passport Hours

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:44am

Rice County reports that, in their Faribault location, they will not be processing any passport applications on Monday April 29, 2019. In the Northfield Location they will not be processing passport applications on May14, 2019 and May 28, 2019. They encourage customers to call before coming in to process their passport applications to make sure

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STO Talks explores theme of community

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:41am
This year’s STO Talks, held April 13 at the Pause Mane Stage, featured talks on code-switching, religious diversity, cellular biology, Jewish identity and many other topics relating to the theme of “community.” The annual conference consists of a series of short presentations by St. Olaf students, faculty, staff and alumni on a wide array of […]
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Taylor Center commissions mural to encourage inclusivity

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:39am
In an attempt to add color, representation and life to the physical space of The Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion, Director Dr. María Pabón commissioned seven student artists to create a mural to make the Taylor Center a more inclusive and representative space for students. “Physical spaces have always been a critical part of […]
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Sherri Meyers

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:37am

Sherri Meyers, General Manager of Just Food Co-op, talks about expansion plans for the store and goals for raising funds.

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Working group formed to combat food insecurity among students

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:36am
A working group that aims to combat food insecurity on campus had its first formal meeting March 20. Dean of Students Rosalyn Eaton `87 formed the group following her realization that multiple organizations on campus were already addressing the issue separately. Food insecurity – or the lack of access to enough nutritious food – became […]
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Student-athlete Spotlight: Kristian Leik Woie’19

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:33am
The Manitou Messenger had the opportunity to interview St. Olaf golfer Kristian Leik Woie ’19. Leik Woie is a senior majoring in economics from Stavanger, Norway. Leik Woie answered some questions and shared his thoughts on the spring season. Q: What are your thoughts on the spring season thus far? A: We have played one […]
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Tiger Woods back on top, wins fifth green jacket at Masters

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:31am
On Sunday, Tiger Woods did what most thought impossible – he won the Masters for his first major title since the 2008 US Open. In the period between major championships, the highly publicized life of Woods has been tumultuous. From the scandals of his affairs and DUI arrest to his four back surgeries, it seemed […]
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St. Olaf Track & Field starts outdoor season with a bang

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:30am
The St. Olaf men’s and women’s outdoor track and field season began last weekend, April 7, at the Hamline Invite at Klas Field. Stand out performances from Elliott Cassidy ’22, Christopher Brenk ’20 and Benjamin Scott ’20 set the men’s team up well for the upcoming  conference meet in late May. In a race featuring […]
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St. Thomas may be booted from the MIAC

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:28am
One of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) top performers, the University of St. Thomas, is rumored to be potentially expelled from the conference. The Presidents of the other MIAC schools will meet to discuss St. Thomas’ expulsion from the conference on April 18, with a final vote scheduled for some time in May. The […]
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U of M Educates Youth in Farm Safety

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 8:53am

Youth who want to learn more about farm and tractor safety or would like to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farms, have an opportunity to participate in U of M Extension’s Tractor and Farm Safety Certification program in Owatonna this June. This hybrid program combines online learning with hands-on

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New Executive Director to begin work May 1

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 8:02am

The NDDC has hired a new Executive Director! Greg Siems has accepted the part-time position and will begin his duties on May 1, 2019.

Siems was most recently the Assistant Director of the Institute for Freedom & Community at St. Olaf College. Prior to that he was the Director of Vision 2020 in Austin, Minnesota, where he coordinated and supported over 100 volunteers across nine committees working to improve Austin’s quality of life. In that position he secured over $1.3 million in project funding by cultivating sustained relationships with diverse stakeholders including elected officials, city staff, private citizens, charitable foundations, nonprofits and businesses.

Siems graduated from Luther College with degrees in Political Science and Russian Studies and holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.

“We feel fortunate to have Greg joining us at the NDDC,” NDDC Board member Mark Lancaster told NDDC’s Downtown Northfield MN, “and we are excited about the future of the NDDC under his leadership.”

The NDDC is a Designated Minnesota Main Street organization. It is committed to creating and sustaining a vibrant and vital Downtown Northfield. It focuses on all of the constituencies in the district: building owners, business owners and residential citizens. The NDDC works collaboratively with all economic development partners in the city, including the Northfield City Council, the Northfield Economic Development Authority, the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Northfield Enterprise Center.

For more information about the NDDC, please call (507)645-5604 or visit The NDDC is on Facebook at Downtown Northfield MN. The NDDC is a 501(c)3 corporation with offices at the Northfield Office of Business and Tourism, 19 Bridge Square, Northfield, MN 55057.

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Missing teen from Belle Plaine

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:33pm

11:21pm 4-17-19 UPDATE: Cancel Belle Plaine PD missing juvenile Andrew Cunat alert. Andrew has been located safe. Thank you to all who helped look for him. The Belle Plaine PD is requesting assistance in locating Andrew James Raymond Cunat, 09/18/2003. Andrew was last seen leaving the Belle Plaine High School around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday,

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Flood Warning issued until Friday afternoon for Northfield

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:41pm

4pm  And this just in from Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson: Flood Warning Updated – River Level Concerns – 04.17.19 Flood Warning Beginning: 2019-04-17T19:31:00 Ending: 2019-04-19T18:00:00 New Alert 231 PM CDT WED APR 17 2019 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE CANNON RIVER AT NORTHFIELD. * UNTIL

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Some minor flooding of local city streets and Flash Flood warning till 3pm

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 1:08pm

The intersection of Lincoln Street and Cannon Valley Place is under water. It is fairly deep and Police are stopping people from driving through it. Barricades will be posted. Please drive carefully and use alternate routes until the water recedes. The City is aware other areas of town are experiencing flooding. Police and Public Works

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Driver in Northfield standoff pleads guilty; Mill Towns Tr. to run along Jefferson; iPads and a cool new stylus

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:02pm

35 year old Nicholas Allen Anderson of New Prague, the driver who took police on a high speed chase from Faribault to Northfield, pled guilty yesterday (April 16th) to fleeing police.  On March 25th, Anderson and a passenger, 26 year old Matthew Wayne Jones, were finally stopped in Northfield after Dundas officers put down stop

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