St. Olaf alumna’s 9/11 artwork featured in exhibition to honor 20-year anniversary

St. Olaf College - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 4:50pm
Former New York City firefighter Brenda Berkman '73 processes grief, trauma, hope, and resiliency through art. Her series "Thirty-Six Views of One World Trade Center" will be on display at Flaten Art Museum from September 10-October 15.
Categories: Colleges

COURT REPORTS: Poor park job leads to drug charges for driver

Northfield News - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 2:35pm
Careless driving is to blame for a Northfield woman’s arrest on drug and impaired driving charges.
Categories: Local News

Charter Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 1:28pm
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Northfield, MN 55057

Flood Study informational meeting on September 15th; New police officer sworn in; Hillmann discusses 21-22 curriculum

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson The City of Northfield will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 15th in the Council Chambers at City Hall to share and receive input from property owners and anyone impacted by the Cannon River flooding in 2010 and 2016.  After those two events, which were essentially 50-year floods within six years

National Security This Week with Mark Shaw, 9-8-21 (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:52am
Host Jon Olson talks with Mark Shaw, Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, about how his organization is working end international criminal enterprises.

Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:34am
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Kevin Strauss on annual Cannon River Cleanup on September 18

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 9:05am
Kevin Strauss discusses the change in name from Cannon River Watershed Partnership to Clean River Partners.  They are hosting the annual Cannon River Cleanup on September 18, 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig discuss City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 8:36am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the September 7 City Council meeting.

High schooler to show noir short at LA film festival

Northfield News - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 6:00pm
A Northfield High School senior’s short film will run later this month as part of a prestigious film festival near Hollywood.
Categories: Local News

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 5:54pm
Event date: September 7, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield bride plans zero-waste wedding, encourages others to do the same

Northfield News - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 5:30pm
From the flowers and linens to decorations and attire, high costs aren't the only thing that traditionally come with weddings. Tthe amount of waste can be pretty high, too.
Categories: Local News

City sets franchise fee refund program; Malecha discusses the Mill Towns Trail project; Take your dog to the pool

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 3:35pm
by Rich Larson The City of Northfield has announced a franchise fee refund program for those who have been assessed for street repairs and improvements in the last ten years.  At the end of last year, the City Council approved a new franchise fee program that replaced the assessment program. As of this past March,

Six teens hope to be named a DJJD ambassador

Northfield News - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:15am
The six 2022 Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador candidates have been busy this summer, volunteering at Ruth’s House of Hope and Feed My Starving Children, and distributing brochures to downtown businesses. They held a pancake breakfast and a spaghetti…
Categories: Local News

Threatening letter sent by “Reps” to telecom CEOs

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 9:39am

The threat?

Yes, eleven (11) “U.S. Representatives” sent a threatening letter to CEOs of telecom companies after the U.S. House January 6th Investigation Committee sent missives to these companies to “preserve records.” What drives me nuts about these articles is they don’t come out and name the eleven, they name a few, and they don’t link to the letter. So here it is, the letter is below (click for separate window/larger view), and here are the eleven.

Call the eleven who signed on, here they are in alphabetical order:

  • Jim Banks (IN) (202) 225-4436
  • Andy Biggs (AZ) (202) 225-2635
  • Lauren Bobert (CO) (202) 225-4761
  • Mo Brooks (AL) (202) 225-4801
  • Madison Cawthorn (202) 225-3236
  • Matt Gaetz (FL) (202) 225-4136
  • Louis Gohmert (TX) (202) 225-3035
  • Paul Gosar (AZ) (202) 225-2315
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) (202) 225-5211
  • Jody Hice (GA) (202) 225-4101
  • Scott Perry (PA) (202) 225-5836
Categories: Citizens

Billboards are back with a vengeance

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 9:10am

Billboards sure ugly, and they’re particularly noticeable heading up to Lake Superior. Each time to and fro, I wonder whatever happened to Lady Bird Johnson’s billboard effort. Yesterday, down Hwy. 61, they were as visible as ever.

And it wasn’t just an effort, there was the “Highway Beautification Act.” It wasn’t just law, billboards disappeared, blue “Gas,” “Food,” and “Lodging,” and “REST AREA” signs appeared, brown park signs, and no more Burma Shave signs… does Burma Shave even exist now?


There were many attempts to gut it, and many attempts to strengthen it, with linkage to the Scenic Byways program, and the HBA was enacted and debated and amended in tandem with the build-out of the interstate highway system which bypassed many towns with businesses dependent on signs. See this linked Wiki. What a mess. But I don’t see how, given the existing laws, how there can be so many signs out there today… makes no sense.

Categories: Citizens

Dr. Matt Hillmann on 1st day of school, vaccination clinic, and more

KYMN Radio - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 8:26am
Northfield School Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann talks about conferences, the first day of school, and more.  Classes start on Thursday. The School District is hosting a vaccination clinic today from 3-6 p.m.

The hunt is over. Horseshoe found

Northfield News - Mon, 09/06/2021 - 7:22pm
A team of three from the Twin Cities has found the horseshoe in the northeast corner of Heywood Park under a pine tree around 7:20 a.m. Sunday, reported Tim Freeland, who coordinates the Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe Hunt.
Categories: Local News

Defeat of Jesse James Days 2021: What you need to know

Northfield News - Mon, 09/06/2021 - 4:45pm
This year's Defeat of Jesse James Days will be pretty much the same it has in years past, organizers say — and that’s something to celebrate.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Rotary’s bike tour returns Sept. 25

Northfield News - Mon, 09/06/2021 - 2:37pm
Northfield Rotary will be back in the saddle and at full stride with its 2021 bike tour Saturday, Sept. 25. The Rotary bike tour has been a Northfield tradition for more than 25 years and a popular event for the…
Categories: Local News

Ground broken on new housing developments; Rotary 4-Way Taste set for next week; Council to evaluate electricity options

KYMN Radio - Mon, 09/06/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson Ground was broken last week on a pair of developments that the city hopes will help to ease Northfield’s severe housing shortage.  On Thursday, the Community Action Center of Northfield held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hillcrest Village housing development located at 1050 Highway 3. The innovative development will feature 17 total
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