Recent Area News

Memorial Day Services moved indoors to St. Olaf

May 26, 2019
Northfield’s annual Memorial Day Service, normally held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, has been moved indoors due to inclement weather forecast for Monday morning.  The service will be held at St. Olaf’s Skoglund Athletic Center Gymnasium beginning at 9:00am.  The Northfield VFW and American Legion invite to join them in the service, which is free and open to the public.  If you cannot make it in person, tune into KYMN, 95.1 FM or 1080 AM, listen to it on our website by clicking the KYMN live button on the upper right of this page, or the TuneIn app on your mobile device.

Northfield city staff and council seek better engagement with community; NAFRS gets 25 candidates for firefighter positions; Lippert happy with education funding and provider tax, says legislators “acting like adults;” St. Dominic gets STEM grant and new logo

May 24, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

The Northfield City Council was presented with the 2020-21 budget calendar by city staff. City Administrator Ben Martig encouraged the council to identify priority areas, including more of the city’s cost drivers such as personnel costs, by their July work session; he also suggested that they move through policy direction more quickly so that when November approaches they “pretty much” know what they plan to present to the public. Martig said the city is also planning on more engagement with the public; in particular, improving on information sharing at key points. Mayor Rhonda Pownell said this is an area the city has been trying to improve on and, as they work on action on their strategic (more…)

Ninth version of ADU ordinance to get second reading; With two pending criminal complaints, Faribault woman gets charged again; Northfield CVB awards Excellence in Tourism 

May 23, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Four Northfield councilors, Erica Zweifel, Suzie Nakasian, Clarice Grabau and Jessica Peterson-White voted yes on the first reading of the initial version of an Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) ordinance. It came from the Planning Commission with very little regulation regarding parking, size of structure, compatibility and rental rules. Since the ordinance’s passing in February, the public weighed in with a decidedly different attitude and the ninth version of the ADU resolution came before the Northfield City Council this week as a discussion item. Councilors Brad Ness, David DeLong and Mayor Rhonda Pownell voted against the first reading. Two big sticking points were required parking (more…)

Youth highlighted at Northfield council meeting; Northfield Rotary offers grants for electric vehicle charging stations; More solid concrete installed at fire hall

May 22, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director

Last night was about the kids at the Northfield City Council meeting. From 2nd graders to seniors, the first highlight was the recognition of Arcadia Charter School’s Bella Callery for her accomplishment in winning the National Poetry Out Loud contest. She bested 275,000 other student competitors with her performance of “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo.  Listen to her recitation on the City’s website by clicking here.  Mayor Rhonda Pownell then recognized 25 graduating seniors from the Youth Council, thanking them, “…for the many meetings that (more…)

Traffic stop leads to arrests; Dokmo chosen as 2019 Joseph Lee Heywood Award recipient; Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair nets $67K and donates it back

May 21, 2019

By Teri Knight, News Director


Two men from Faribault were arrested after a traffic stop in Morristown. 18-year-old Mason Scott Kryzer was clocked driving at 72 mph in a 60-mph zone on Morristown Blvd just before 4 p.m. on Sunday. A Rice County Deputy pulled him over near Iona Avenue. As the deputy approached the passenger side of the car, an overwhelming odor of marijuana came from inside. A search of the vehicle revealed a gram of marijuana wax, a scale and a pipe in the center console. A red and blue backpack held 11 baggies of marijuana with a total weight of over 333 grams. A blue backpack owned by passenger 21- (more…)

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