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NOW HIRING: KYMN Account Executive

August 20, 2019
KYMN Radio is seeking to fill the position of Account Executive. This position requires dealing directly with clients to establish a tailored marketing campaign and requires advanced inter-personal, organizational, and writing skills. The successful candidate must be self motivated with the ability to work independently.  An established account list will be provided, though establishing new accounts will be expected.  Reliable transportation is required. Radio is a fun and exciting way of life.  Come experience it for yourself. Please apply in person or forward resume to KYMN, 200 Division Street So., Suite 260, Northfield, MN  55057, or [email protected] Previous sales/marketing experience is preferred.  Training will be provided.  Salary will be negotiated depending on experience.  Please apply in person here or email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Sentence stayed in drug case; Northfield Council talks budget, reminds public of open house for 246 and Jefferson Parkway; Comments open for council meeting; Chip sealing starts today

August 19, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

A Faribault man was sentenced Friday for 1st degree drug sale of a hallucinogen. In June of last year, Cannon River Drug Task Force agents investigated 23-year-old Mark Joseph Johnson and his supplier, a juvenile. Agents conducted two controlled buys of psilocybin mushrooms totaling nearly 55 grams. Johnson was previously convicted of 3rd degree drug sale in January of 2017. Rice County Judge Jeffrey Johnson gave him 7.5 years in prison; however, his sentence is stayed for 10 years providing he adhere to conditions including treatment through Teen Challenge and complete Treatment Court (formerly called Drug Court). (more…)

McGowan pleads, NPD praised; Repair work on river wall; New banners unveiled; Randolph BBQ

August 16, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Deandre McGowan plead guilty in Federal Court last week for robbing Premier Bank in Northfield in January 2019. The 33-year-old used force to steal over $11,000 in cash from the bank on January 15. He was charged in Rice County on January 21 with 1st degree Aggravated Robbery and multiple charges of 2nd degree Assault with a dangerous weapon. Rice County Attorney John Fossum praised the Northfield Police Department for their investigation that lead to McGowan’s arrest. He said, “The Northfield Police Department did a tremendous job of going around and talking to some of the local businesses and saying, ‘hey do you have security cameras, are they pointed out this way, can we get a little look at footage from about this time.’ And they did and they found this car (more…)

Amidst incorporation talk, Northfield meets with Bridgewater; Public parking or not in the 5th Street Lofts project; Bids for Dundas City Hall project due August 20; MnDOT schedules meeting on Hwy 21 project; No Wake restrictions lifted on Rice County lakes

August 15, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Bridgewater Township has yet to decide on whether to file for incorporation but the notion has the cities of Dundas and Northfield setting aside dollars to challenge it before an administrative law judge, if necessary. In the meantime, Dundas City Administrator Jenelle Teppen is looking to talk with Bridgewater supervisors while the Northfield City Council just approved a resolution clarifying their position and committing $100,000 for legal fees, if needed. Following that resolution, a committee made up of Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell, Councilors Brad Ness and Jessica Peterson White and Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig met with (more…)

Missing person from Edina

August 14, 2019

UPDATE: The BCA reports at 8:13am 8/15/19 Canceled Alert – Melinda Larson was located safe. Thank you to all who helped look for her.

The Edina Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Melinda Ann Larson,
age 64. Larson left on foot from her assisted living facility in Edina, MN on 08/13/2019 at 1100 hours. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored dress and black sweater, likely carrying a green and blue over-sized bag with tassels. All medication was left behind and authorities are concerned for Larson’s welfare. Larson may possibly be headed to the Duluth area.

If you have seen Melinda Ann Larson or have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1600.

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