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Carleton professor awarded NSF grant to develop online teaching tools for liberal arts colleges

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 3:01pm

July 29, 2019 For immediate release Northfield, Minn.—Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College professor of physics and director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, has been awarded a three-year, $290,940 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop online teaching tools for the 10 colleges of the Liberal Arts Consortium for Digital Innovation (LACOL). Eblen-Zayas

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U helps farmers adapt to changing growing conditions

Northfield News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:16pm
Farmers already facing a difficult year financially didn’t need anything else to complicate their planting window this spring.
Categories: Local News

Vaping ban, cell phone restrictions among Minn. laws now in effect

Northfield News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:15pm
ST. PAUL — Vaping is now prohibited from public spaces like restaurants, bars and indoor workplaces.
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Construction on Northfield Depot; Drug bust in Faribault; NAFRS Monthly Call List Report

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:05pm

The Northfield City Council approved a bid for improvements to be made at the train depot and transit site. The project, to be completed by BCM Construction, came in at just under $413,000 dollars. Northfield’s engineer’s estimate was at $272,000. Ultimately there were two bids to be decided upon, both in the $400,000 range, so

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Bron Scherer and Gerry Franek

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 9:40am

Bron Scherer and Gerry Franek review the July 23, 2019 board meeting of the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service, including approval of the operating and capital fund budgets, and equipment replacement plans.

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No Wake restrictions lifted on some Rice County waterways

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 9:28am

Here is information from a press release from Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn: Effective immediately, we are lifting the no wake restrictions on a majority of our lakes in Rice County. The No Wake Restrictions will remain on the following lakes: Cedar Lake, Shields Lake, Cannon Lake, Wells Lake, Horseshoe Lake and Sakatah Lake. We

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Dodge Center Xmsn – Mission Accomplished!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 9:20am

The Minnesota Department of Commerce issued the Draft EIS for the Dodge County wind project, and about the “C” and “D” route proposals for a 345kV line through the heart of Dodge Center, they had this to say:

Here’s the full DEIS Narrative:

DEIS 20197-154728-02Download

This is an example of why it’s crucial to get involved early, that comments must be made at the outset before they have moved into evaluating a proposed route, so that they can consider the input of people on the ground in the initial evaluation. Here, at least 14 people weighed in on the impacts of the C and D routes on their homes and their lives, and that message was heard.

Now’s the time for the City of Dodge Center to acknowledge that it was Tom Applegate’s efforts, alerting the City of Dodge Center and the residents effected by this project’s Route C and D possibility, helping generate the many comments that were filed, that made Commerce’s rejection of these routes a reality.

And I sure hope Commissioner Tuma acknowledges what a bad idea routes C and D were and that next time he has a routing idea, that he commits to spend at least an hour on google earth along the route to know what he’s proposing. These two proposed routes were the worst I’ve seen for a 345kV line.


Categories: Citizens

Project Update: Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS

Northfield Construction Company - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 3:00am
It’s time for another update on the progress of the two new dental buildings going up – Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS! The interior of Professional Drive Dental is nearly finished. We are working on painting the interior with plans to start the finishes shortly after. Finishing touches are also underway on the South Suburban OMS....
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Farmington man charged in alleged Northfield knife assault

Northfield News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 8:00pm
A Farmington man who allegedly assaulted someone he knew with a knife in a domestic incident Thursday in Northfield was charged with three felonies the following day in Rice County District Court.
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Northfield Hospital & Clinics to sell land once destined for Elko New Market clinic

Northfield News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 4:00pm
The site once expected to house an Elko New Market clinic will no longer be owned by Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
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Northfield School Board weighs later start time

Northfield News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 2:00pm
Northfield Public Schools is evaluating a shift to a later start to the day in time for the 2020-21 school year.
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Wastewater plant gets its own review; Meth bust in school zone; Tavern restaurant update

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:02pm

Northfield’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will undergo a review from an engineering firm to update city staff and city council on necessary improvements to the facility. At last week’s city council meeting, the council approved a $150,000 addition to their budget to update their Capitol Plan and do a full operational audit. The wastewater plant will

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Don Ingram, Parts 1 & 2

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:11am

Don Ingram, owner/operator of a gliding school at the Faribault Airport returns as Wayne’s guest.  

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Mike Krance and Jim Loe

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:24am

Mike Krance of Northfield Shares and Jim Loe, President of Community Resource Bank, talk about the DJJD Run/Walk scheduled for Sunday, September 8.  Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Grand Event Center on the day of the run. Early Check-in/Registration can be done at Northfield Shares, 205 S. Water Street, on Thursday, September 5,

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*CANCELLED* HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:44am
Event date: July 30, 2019
Event Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Riggs digs into family history for new book on her grandfather, a storied musician

Northfield News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:34am
Over the last 13 years, Northfield writer Joy Riggs has been able to learn more about her great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, while fulfilling her mission to publish a book.
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Getting kids to enjoy the Great Outdoors

KYMN Radio - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 11:50am

Andy and Hayes talk with special guests, their daughters Emily and Aneliese, about the benefits of being exposed to the outdoors and outdoor activities including canoeing and spending time at summer camp. Getting them off their phones and into the Great Outdoors! Co-host Dave V. is in the great outdoors on a motorcycle trip for

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House Requests tRump Grand Jury Info

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 9:01am

And another step moving forward, doing their job:

APPLICATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FOR AN ORDER AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN GRAND JURY MATERIAL
Download

It’s pretty simple — they need the info to do their job. Come on, just get it moving!!!

And the bottom line:

Categories: Citizens

Zero Waste Act

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:27am

Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar has introduced the Zero Waste Act. Something similar had been introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison back in 2017.

Omar-ZeroWasteActDownload

Rep. Omar noted the incineration struggles in Minneapolis, including the Midtown burner, proposed in my old neighborhood, Prestigious East Phillips. From the press conference, linked:

“Waste is toxic. Landfills were responsible for 103 million metric tons of carbon equivalent emitted as of 2011, or 18 percent of all methane emissions,” Omar said. “Waste is also an environmental justice issue. Nearly 80% of incinerators are placed in low-income areas or near communities of color and indigenous lands including North Minneapolis and the Phillips neighborhood in Minnesota’s 5th District.”

Prior posts on the Midtown burner, run out of Phillips, then City of Rockford, then Rockford Township:

Legalectric posts – Midtown Burner

Categories: Citizens

Carleton student expelled for sexual assault sues college

Northfield News - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 6:15pm
A former Carleton College football player who was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student after their initiation into a secret society is suing the college for expelling him.
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