Recent Area News

Faribault, Northfield School Districts Closed Feb. 24

February 23, 2017

Faribault and Northfield School Districts have cancelled classes for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 due to predicted inclement weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Rice County, effective from 9 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) morning. Additionally, MnDOT is advising no travel tonight and into tomorrow morning across sections of southern Minnesota, due to potentially hazardous road conditions and severely diminished visibility. Motorists can monitor MnDOT’s road conditions website here.

MnDOT advises no travel tonight/tomorrow due to forecasted blizzard – ADVISORY LIFTED

February 23, 2017

ROCHESTER, Minn. – (4 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel tonight and into Friday morning in across sections of southern Minnesota due to the blizzard warning, which could produce hazardous road conditions and severely diminish visibility.

At this time, the no travel advisory will include the following counties where the National Weather Service has declared a blizzard warning: Dodge, Freeborn, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona. (more…)

Raider Girls Hockey beats Mound-Westonka 2-0 to advance to State Semi’s!

February 23, 2017

Listen or download game here:

The Raider Girls Hockey team has advanced to the State Semi-finals for the first time in school history.  Last night’s 2-0 victory over Mound-Westonka was their first ever victory in the state tournament.  Sophmore Kate Boland scored both goals and goaltender Mallory Tidona stayed perfect in the playoffs with her fourth straight shutout.  Listen here with Ben Gislason and John Hamre on the call (recording starts just after opening face off):

Getting the Nfld Council “as a whole” behind a Strategic Plan; District to “trial” a Flex Day; Bly votes no on Sunday liquor; UFF DA – NHS Waffle dinner canceled again

February 23, 2017

In 2015 the Northfield Council started the process of creating a Strategic Plan holding a couple of work sessions and engaging a consultant.  That’s as far as it went.  This week Council further discussed the issue wherein, “the purpose is to kind of create a shared goal, really a clear work plan of the higher level of strategic priorities that we have as a community.  Then building the tool list underneath those goals”, said Administrator Ben Martig.  He believes it’s a “best practice” and helps their budgeting and planning. Two years ago, with a 4-3 split vote, they really couldn’t agree on much.  With former (more…)

KYMN to broadcast Raider Girls Hockey

February 23, 2017

KYMN will broadcast tomorrow’s game (Friday) at 1pm against Blake with Ben Gislason on the call.

Remember, we have 4 platforms to choose from.  95.1FM, 1080AM, streaming and download the Tune In app and you can listen on any mobile device.