KYMN goes FM
For the 4th year in a row, you voted us the best radio station in southern Minnesota. And now, we’re even better. KYMN is now being simulcast on FM radio at 95.1. Adding the FM frequency greatly enhances the station’s broadcast range and clarity of sound. The FCC opened a window of opportunity and KYMN took advantage of it, purchasing an FM translator and license. Owner and General Manager, Jeff Johnson, explained that with that we have to simulcast what is aired on AM1080. It’s the exact same programming you’re on both channels. We’re going to be doing the same thing we’ve done for over 48 years, “we’re just going to sound better doing it”. Johnson said
the FM signal is 250 watts which will reach about a 20 mile radius from our tower in Waterford Township. He added, “at night the FCC requires that we go down to low power on the AM. Not the case with the FM, we can keep that up at full power”. He added, “you’ll be able to hear ballgames better, Raider Football, Raider Athletics.. you’ll be able to hear it crystal clear”. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Tune in to 95.1.
Nfld man charged in box-cutter stabbing
Northfield police were dispatched to report of a domestic assault yesterday afternoon on the 900 block of Washington St. S. 20 year old Nick Craig Lino of Northfield is accused of attacking another man with a box cutter. According to the criminal complaint, witnesses say Lino showed up at the residence wanting to talk to a 54 year old male identified as RTP who asked him to leave. LIno “charged at” RTP and tried to swing at him. RTP then put Lino in a headlock. That’s when the witness saw him pull out a knife and making “stabbing motions” towards RTP. One of the witnesses grabbed Lino to pull him away. RTP was able to get the box cutter away from Lino. He removed the blade from the cutter. Lino fled the scene. RTP was checked over and had superficial wounds to his ribcage. Lino was located at his address on Orchard Street. He told officers that the victim attacked him and choked and he feared for his life. Lino was arrested and faces charges of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon and 5th degree assault by someone with previous convictions. The most serious charges carries up to 7 years in prison. Lino has a history of violence.
Northfield early voters came out in numbers
City Administrator Ben Martig commented that Northfield’s voting process on election day went smoothly. Many precincts told me they had lines in the morning and a steady stream most of the day. One thing Martig says they may look at at the state level is the “no excuse” absentee voting, “we had basically one location at City Hall and took in more than just our own residents it’s opened up beyond that” to Rice County. City Hall had over hour long waits at some points. Martig said officials will be taking feedback from the election officials. He said they’ll be paying close attention to see what direction it takes and react appropriately with possibly more staff or there could be some limitations on absentee voting. There are reports that upwards of 20% of voters cast their ballot early. Mayor-elect Rhonda Pownell was in studio this morning, her full interview is online at kymnradio.net. Mayor Graham also came in, his interview is online as well.
Veterans Day Event at Bridgewater
The Bridgewater Elementary Veteran’s Day Assembly will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 in the gymnasium. The students will be honoring all the branches of the Armed Services with songs and a slide show. All are welcome to attend. Veteran’s will be treated to refreshment’s following the presentation. Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon crew will also be on hand.
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