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Xcel easement approval may be rescinded; City ID set for June 4th; Local election filings begin tomorrow; NAFRS live burn training photos

May 21, 2018

At Northfield Council’s April 17th meeting they approved giving Xcel Energy easement to place a feeder line in the area of All Flex.  Several public recreational amenities exist in the easement area, including the East Cannon River Trail and portions of Sechler Park. At that time, Councilor DeLong had questions regarding overhead power lines in a recreational area, which, by the language of a grant given for the E. Cannon River Trail, any future power lines were (more…)

Council ok’s conduit financing; Gare on the air – candidate filing opens May 22; Live Burn set for Saturday; ALC wins Promising Practice Award; KYMN listeners assist police

May 18, 2018

The Northfield City Council approved conduit financing for Benedictine Health System for the Senior Housing Project across from the Northfield Hospital.  Administrator Ben Martig explains it means they get a lower interest rate as an eligible non-profit for issuing debt to build this type of a project.  He added that, “typically there is no impact to the City’s debt”.  Adding that the better rate can generate more interest in the bonds which drives the cost down on the project.  The Council approved the conduit through the City of Red Wing, who will actually issue (more…)

Missing Northfield adult – UPDATE

May 17, 2018

Mr. Noonan was located safe and sound!  The Northfield Police department thanked KYMN and our listeners for your help!  It’s because of you he was found.


Edward (Ted) Charles Noonan is currently missing and his whereabouts are unknown.  He was last seen in the Northfield area on the morning of 5-17-18.

Last seen wearing jeans, t-shirt, Vietnam Veterans hat and black shoes.  Noonan is 69 years old, 5’6″ tall, 220 lbs with blonde/grey hair and blue eyes.

If located please call the Northfield Police Department at 507-645-4475 or 911

Missing child – possible abduction UPDATE- child located

May 17, 2018

UPDATE:  Cancel Camden South Carolina PD missing juvenile Dakota Ray alert. Dakota was located in Iowa late yesterday and is safe in protective custody. Her parents were arrested on unrelated charges. Thank you to all who helped look for her.

The Camden South Carolina Police Department is looking for assistance in locating Dakota Ray, 11/09/2015, of Camden, South Carolina. Dakota was last seen in Camden on April 15, 2018. She may be in the company of her father, William Ray, 5/16/1974, and Jessica Ray, 8/26/1981. Dakota was removed from her parents care for safety reasons, however authorities have been unable to locate them. Information shows that they were at a gas station in Marshall, Minnesota on Monday and may still be in the state, possibly the metro area. They are believed to be traveling in a beige 1996 Ford Aerostar, pictured below. Plate information is unclear as they appear to be switching plates to avoid detection Dakota is described as a 2 year old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have seen them or have information regarding their whereabouts please call 911 or the Camden South Carolina Police Department at 803-425-6025.

Councilor Peterson White calls Mayor’s proposed changes to street assessment “inappropriate”; Local CAP Cadet Frago wins Soaring Scholarship; NAFRS Joint Powers approves cost allocation change

May 17, 2018

The Northfield Council, once again, grappled with street assessments when trying to approve the 2018 projects. A major sticking point this week was Mayor Pownell’s request to lower the assessments on two properties, both religious institutions.  Engineering Mgr. Sean Simonson explained that Alternative 2 would adjust the rate at 415 Washington from a multi family zoned mill and overlay rate of $59 per linear foot to a residential zoned rate of $41 per linear foot and for 512 Washington (more…)


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