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“Self defense” for Nfld woman involved in fatal shooting
The woman who fatally shot 61 year old Lily Kirckof last August was not charged. Rice County Attorney John Fossum explained that they wouldn’t be able to prove without a reasonable doubt that the woman who shot Kirckof wasn’t acting in self defense. 75 year old Phyllis Hall owned the home on Jefferson Rd in Northfield. Kirckof had a room in the basement. They shared the first floor while Hall’s bedroom was upstairs. They didn’t go into each other’s space, but on that morning, Fossum said, “Lily came upstairs shouting and threatening and making a lot of noise and was standing in the doorway [Read more…]
Always a treat to feature live musicians — and on today’s show — I had the good fortune of doing so twice!
First up, a fantastic appearance by The OK Factor — Olivia Diercks and Karla Dietmeyer — cellist and violinist — new-classical crossover duo extraordinaire! Wow. I loved having them join me this afternoon — beautiful music and such passionate and insightful artists. Hear our conversation — and their performance — here. And don’t miss The OK Factor tonight (5:30-7:30) at The Contented Cow. They played:
Up in the Air
Then, I shifted gears (no pun intended) and was joined by rockabilly icons Lazy Ike (Lazy Ike & the Daredevils) and Al Subola (Vibro Champs, The Bad Companions) — yee haw! These dudes are the real deal — and a total hoot. They played:
One Hit Wonder
The two also appear TONIGHT (8-11 pm) at the Tavern Lounge here in Northfield. Not-to-be-missed (and I suggest you wear your dancing shoes). Catch our session here.
Thanks to everyone for two great in-studio sessions this afternoon!!
Eighteen months later, Nisbit pleads guilty. The Rice County courtroom was thick with tension and heavily guarded, as a shackled 40 year old Jason Nisbit of Faribault pled guilty to 2nd degree intentional murder with aggravating circumstances non-premeditated. In 2015, 26 year old Chelsea Martinez met Nisbit through a website called The Experience Project. She drove up from Ohio and met him at a local motel on July 31st to discuss suicide. The two arranged to meet again the next morning at Shager Park. In court yesterday, Nisbit admitted to taking Martinez to a specific spot, tying her up, choking her till she passed out and slitting her throat, killing her. Family members reported Martinez missing July 30th. Nisbit led investigators to her body August 2nd. He was indicted on First [Read more…]
Jeff Johnson interviews Northfield Human Rights Commission members Larry Fowler and Richard DeBeau on the HRC and activities scheduled for MLK Day on Monday, January 16th. The event will be held at Emmaus Baptist Church in Northfield on Monday evening at 7 o’clock. Click below to listen to the full interview: