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Missing person alert

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:42am
UPDATE 8:30am ***CANCEL*** The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone that assisted in looking for Timothy Dasovich. He was located deceased in Itasca County on 9/20/2020. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating Timothy Dasovich, age 39. He was last seen in the city of Nashwauk on 9/14/2020 and

Nfld yard waste options

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:23am
Northfield residents have three options to dispose of leaves and other yard waste this fall. Northfield residents can still enroll in the yearly carted curbside yard waste service, which runs through November 15. In addition to the cart service, residents are allowed to place 10 compostable yard waste bags by their cart for pickup on

Nfld Shares looking for sewers, volunteers for Food Shelf and donations

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:09am
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, needs in our community are rising.  Northfield Shares is amazed by how you have already stepped up to help, and now our community is again in great need.  Will you commit to purchasing a set of sheets, sewing isolation gowns or masks, or helping at the Northfield Food Shelf? 

Around the Hill: Season 2, Episode 1

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:01am
https://www.theolafmessenger.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/1036/2020/09/ac279903-6280-4229-bbcd-ce29af8f967a.mp4

Gabe Alada ’22 (left) and Eli Tan ’21 (right) kick off season 2 of the Around the Hill podcast. Click the link to listen to the full episode.

Categories: Colleges

Republicans hoping Kistner can flip Craig seat in 2nd District

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:27am
For many politicians, campaigning amid the coronavirus pandemic is nothing like it’s ever been.
Categories: Local News

City officials seek federal grants to curb downtown flooding

Northfield News - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:24am
Northfield officials say flooding remains a constant threat for businesses and parks nestled along the downtown Riverfront corridor.
Categories: Local News

Lisa Bauer talks about expanded Northfield Hospital Birth Center

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:34am
Lisa Bauer, Director of the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, talks about the newly expanded facility and services, including a new water birth suite.

A Cure for Anxiety

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:47am

Get calm. Whatever you need but the body must register your arrival. It is, therefore, a great conduit. Engage the concern. Aim for proactive, seek meaning, don’t grasp for answers.

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Categories: Citizens

Consultant: $3.8 million investment would help city meet climate goal

Northfield News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 3:45pm
A consulting firm is recommending the city invest more than $3.8 million in the coming years to install solar panels at public facilities with the goal of ensuring 20% of the city’s energy is achieved through on-site solar by 2040.
Categories: Local News

Socially Distanced Stoop

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 3:34pm

This week’s New Yorker cover by Chris Ware nails the autumn’s neighborhood mood, right down to the tangled flag:

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Categories: Citizens

Comment period for Nfld SWPPP

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 1:22pm
Residents are invited to view and comment on the city’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) during its official commenting period from 7 a.m. on September 21 to 3 p.m. on October 2. This is part of the City of Northfield’s regular review with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The goal of the program is to

Letter to the Editor Re: School Board

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 1:17pm
Letter to the Editor: While there are a number of very important national election races this fall, I believe that your choices for our Northfield School Board also deserve your strong consideration.  I have had the privilege of knowing and working with current School Board candidate Corey Butler during my years as Superintendent of Schools

'Yellow Ribbon' chapters organize care package drive for deployed soldiers

Northfield News - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 1:00pm
Minnesotans deployed from the Second Battalion, 135th Infantry to the Horn of Africa will receive care packages of toiletries, protein drinks and gym equipment next month.
Categories: Local News

In 5/2 vote, Nfld Council sets Prelim levy at 5.7%; Dundas Council meets in new City Hall, sets their Prelim at 11.95%; Minnesota’s absentee voting system is “very solid”, says City Clerk Little

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director In a 5 to 2 vote, Northfield City Councilors set the preliminary levy last night at 5.7%, the number city staff recommended. C. Peterson White made the motion adding, “we might need the additional flexibility at the higher rate but it looks like at this point we can make this

Ben Martig recaps Northfield City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 9:32am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig recaps the September 15 Northfield City Council meeting.  Topics include setting the preliminary tax levy, utility rates, Citizen Task Force on Police Reform Policy, and more.

Senator Tina Smith discusses report on trade payments to farmers

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 9:26am
U.S. Senator Tina Smith discusses a new report by the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office about the Administration’s trade payments to farmers harmed by trade turmoil.  The report reveals that the payments created deep regional inequities, favored certain crops over others, and funneled money to large agricultural operations over smaller farms.  

Wider View

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 8:44am

Yet my peace has been disturbed by a fuller awareness that one of our two major political parties is -- at best -- indifferent to democracy.

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Categories: Citizens

While looking to cut expenses, council OKs initial 2021 levy hike

Northfield News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 9:57pm
A $10.82 million preliminary 2021 levy OK’d by the Northfield City Council would increase property taxes by about $75 per year on a residential property valued at a $250,000.
Categories: Local News

Dundas council approves nearly 12% prelim. levy increase

Northfield News - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 9:04pm
The Dundas City Council on Sept. 14 approved a nearly 12% preliminary increase in the 2021 tax levy to account for various projects slated within the next year.
Categories: Local News

COVID Debris

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 4:05pm

I was just thinking as I rode home tonight, “I haven’t seen any discarded masks in a while.” Turn the corner and…

No way I was picking up that thing!

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