The Northfield City Council meets tonight. There are a few presentations including a proclamation recognizing KYMN’s 50 years of serving the community. On their regular agenda is approval of a budget amendment to make a prepayment for NAFRS pumper truck. Council will consider starting a new contract with Dick’s Sanitation that includes outreach for recycling and
composting. On the agenda is amending the LDC as it pertains to small cell wireless companies and rights of way. There will also be further discussion regarding the formation of a Northfield Transportation Advisory Committee. Mayor Pownell and Administrator Martig will be in studio at 7:20 tomorrow morning with a recap.
Dundas won’t raise utility rates
The Dundas Council discussed their SAC and WAC fees last week. Administrator John McCarthy said they ran an analysis of their 10 year sewer and water plan and the recommendation is to not raise the rates for next year. McCarthy commented on the recent storms saying they had a tree come down on 115th that took a wire with it. It blocked the whole road and there was no way to work on the wire except in the roadway. By Friday morning, the City was able to open up the roadway as Xcel had removed the wire. He added that Dundas was really lucky considering the storms and he thanked the community for their patience. Co. Rd. 1 is still scheduled to open late October or early November.
Flu shot clinics in Rice County
Rice County Public Health has scheduled flu shot clinics for adults throughout the County. We have a list of locations, dates and times on kymnradio.net. Nerstrand is tomorrow.
Rice Co. Property Tax Payments Due Oct. 15th
October 15th is the deadline for paying or postmarking your second half 2018 property tax installment for all property excluding most agricultural and mobile home properties to avoid penalty. Most agricultural property and mobile home taxes are due November 15th. Please check your tax statements for the official due date on these properties. Payments may be mailed or paid in person at the Rice County Property Tax & Elections Department located in the Rice County Government Services Building located at 320 N.W. 3rd Street in Faribault or at the Northfield Satellite Office located in Northfield City Hall at 801 Washington Street in Northfield. Payments may also be made online at www.co.rice.mn.us or by phone by calling 1-877-690-3729 using jurisdiction code 3321. A convenience fee will be applied to credit card payments for this service
Faribault schools get over $1 million for school safety improvements
Of the $25 million Governor Dayton and the legislature approved for school safety improvements, the Faribault School District is receiving a total of $1,041,450. Lincoln Elementary is set to receive $492,225, Faribault Senior High School will receive $101,500, and Jefferson Elementary will receive $447,725.
Is it a Munch?
Is it possible that a major work of art by famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was hiding in plain sight? Experts are now analyzing a painting that was donated to St. Olaf College nearly 20 years ago. Munch is famous for “The Scream.” The painting, called “Eva,” is a portrait of Violinist Eva Mudocci. It was donated to the school as part of a collection belonging to Richard Tetlie after his death in 1999. Since then, “Eva” has been hanging in the college president’s house and was long thought to be a Munch. A historian working on the violinist approached the school hoping to authenticate the piece. This week, art experts from New York and Philadelphia are examining the piece and taking tiny samples to test in a lab. The results of the authentication investigation are expected to take six to eight weeks. The outcome will be announced to the public. While there’s really no estimate to the paintings possible value, The Scream sold for $120 million in 2012.