Community News: NDDC hires new Executive Director 12/6/16

nddc-logoThe Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) has hired a new Executive Director. Jenni Roney has accepted the part-time position and will begin her duties on January 1st.  According to a press release from Board Chair, Dan Bergeson, Roney operates Wordsmith Marketing & Design, a graphic design and strategic marketing company here in Northfield.  Previously, she was the Marketing Coordinator for the Northfield YMCA during the inaugural year in its newly opened facility.  We expect to hear more from Roney in the coming weeks.  Click on the PDF for the full release:


Today’s news update – Rice County gets kudos for safe driving; Nfld Council holds hearings on levies and much more; NH&C earns Excellence Award and rolls out new logo; NHS and NAG team up for community project


Rice County gets kudos for safe driving

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, said they only had 1 DWI arrest.  He said “it’s great”.  In the past they’ve had 3 or 4 in a night.  Extra DWI enforcement is in place through December 30th.  Dunn reminds everyone that there were 2 head on collisions recently, neither involved alcohol but two people are dead.  It’s important to stay alert always and that can mean watching the other drivers who may be texting, facebooking, phoning or otherwise distracted.   (more…)

Community News: KYMN wins Best Radio Station 4th year in a row!

KYMN AM 1080 and also now, FM 95.1 once again proves to be Southern Minnesota’s go-to radio station with their mix of News and Information and an eclectic variety of music that is always independently programmed, often featuring live in-studio performances.  And, the broadcast schedule includes a great mix of live talent.  For the 4th year in a row, Jeff Johnson, owner of KYMN, has

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson, owner KYMN best radio station 2016

proven he’s got this radio thing down!  Johnson has been a voice on KYMN since 1987 and purchased the station in 2008.  As a morning show host, he mixes “News with a Side of Sports” with Tim McNiff each weekday morning.  Teri Knight is the News Director and brings her own brand of humor into the (more…)