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On Tuesday, Nov. 24, St. Olaf student activists gathered in the quad to demonstrate their support for the Minneapolis Black Lives Matter movement. Amid the popular chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “
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Lutheran center proposed

Manitou Messenger - 54 min 51 sec ago
In early November, all faculty and staff received an email that proposed establishing “an infrastructure to enhance both internal and external engagement with the distinctive mission and vision of the
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Bird Run Over by a Car

Manitou Messenger - 54 min 51 sec ago
Feathers flattened and flaking away, Blood turned black as tar, Beak cracked, Legs broken, Wings splayed sideways Like two quotation marks Around an ironic phrase.
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Exhaustion Can

Manitou Messenger - 54 min 51 sec ago
Exhaustion can creep up on you When you stand by your window late at night Staring into the black softness of the sky When the light pollution from these city streets Punched black eyes on stars,
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Humans of St. Olaf

Manitou Messenger - 54 min 51 sec ago
“I like radio as a means of communication. For me, it’s a two way street kind of thing, with listeners being able to call in and everything. I feel you get this insight into how people are thinking, w
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Getting excited about 3-D landscape design!

Landscape design in color on paper.


Today, when I shifted my gaze from the landscape design on Chris Lambert’s drafting table to his computer screen, my jaw dropped! Chris is our Landscape Designer.  On his screen was a 3-dimensional image of the landscape project that I had just been looking at on paper. On the computer, it looked real!  Even more amazing? This design hasn’t been planted yet. Nope! We haven’t touched a shovel to the ground. It takes time and conversation, even for a “well-seasoned” eye, to pick up on the feeling, function, and view that a landscape designer has created in lines and plant combinations on paper. Even then, if you aren’t familiar with some of the plant material, it can be hard to envision the finished space. While Chris’s design flowed beautifully on paper, in 3-D you could truly get a feel for walking through the client’s envisioned outdoor space.  Click on the 3-D image bellow to view a larger PDF version.

3-D Landscape Design View

Whether you are ready for a refresh, upgrade, or are starting from scratch, this is the A #1 time to start your relationship with the Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping Design Team! Our Landscape Design Packages can be customized to fit your needs, and can now include our new 3-D capacity. We have been creating beautiful, functional and comfortable landscapes with our clients and friends for 24 years. We’re still growing!

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Knights Blank Hamline, Move to 4-0

Carleton Sports - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:21pm

Led by Grace Davis’ dominant play in both singles and doubles, the Carleton College women’s tennis team improved to 4-0 this season with a 9-0 sweep of Hamline University.

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Cliven Bundy arrested — Complaint here

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:21pm

He’s still in jail and looking for public defender… how would he qualify?

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to remain jailed, asks for attorney

Here’s the Complaint:


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Hosta – What’s New This Year!

Hosta El Nino

My passion in the garden is my hosta.  Hosta are such an easy plant to grow and are low maintenance.  A shade garden plant, you love hosta because of the size, foliage, uniqueness of the leaves, and the many different colors.  Some green, some gold, others in many types of variegation of the leaves.  The hosta will produce a flower stem and flowers each summer, but the hosta lover thinks of the flowers just as an added bonus.

Each year, I try to find some new and exciting varieties and this year we will again have many new ones!  Some will be quite limited in numbers and others readily available.  We will also continue to have the more commonly available varieties.  These are excellent plants to plant in mass plantings or where you need a plant of a certain size in the shade.  Hosta collectors on the other hand will search high and low for new varieties, match colors and textures much as you would do in decorating your living room.    If you are new to hosta – it is an exciting time.  If you are a seasoned hosta gardener – stop in and check out my new varieties to keep your collection growing!

Highlighted in this blog are three small hosta – two of which are new to our garden center this year!

Curly Fries – Photo courtesy

Curly Fries – 2016 Hosta of the Year!

Each year, the American Hosta Growers Association

choose a hosta that represents a good garden plant in all  regions of the country, is widely available and in sufficient supply and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection.

For 2016, this award goes to Hosta ‘Curly Fries’. A small hosta with an arching mound of shiny yellow-green foliage, curly and twisty looking narrow leaves.  Lavender flowers will appear in mid-summer.

Raspberry Sundae – Photo courtesy –

Raspberry Sundae   The small unusual raspberry red stems, flower stalks and buds help give this hosta its name.  The leaves have irregular green edges and cream centers.  The flowers will be a deep lavender.


Lakeside Banana Bay – photo courtesy of


Lakeside Banana Bay – another small hosta which sports very shiny, broad folded leaves with bright yellow centers and an apple green edge.  Flowers in late summer are light lavender.

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City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:30pm
Event date: February 16, 2016
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield High School teacher nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Northfield News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:42pm
Jennifer Lompart's passion for teaching and her English as a Second Language (ESL) students is something she hopes to spread throughout the state.
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Today’s news update – Not all Councilors pleased with Regional Priorities; Superintendent closes school from a snowdrift; NRC to receive a Star of the North Award; Valentine’s Mystery Dinner Theater

KYMN Radio - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:02pm

Not all Councilors pleased with Regional Priorities Rice County Commissioners along with City Administrators from Dundas, Lonsdale and Faribault held meetings and came up with priorities for Regional Economic Development.  Lobbying the legislature as a group for state and federal funding has proved to be more successful.  Northfield was not involved as we didn’t have […]

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Researchers identify new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease

Northfield News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:13am
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in people, carried by black-legged ticks whose presence has been reported in Rice County.
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Rice County officials use technology, judgement during snow events

Northfield News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:10am
Rice County and the cities in it may not be as far along as bigger cities with the amount of technology that is used for snow removal, but there’s no doubt there’s a method to the madness.
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HPC Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:03am
Event date: February 18, 2016
Event Time: 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Star Tribune features class that uses ‘The Wire’ to explore race and politics

St. Olaf College - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:12am

St. Olaf political science professor Joshua Anderson teaches a class that uses the HBO series ‘The Wire’ to explore race and politics in America. Photo by Star Tribune photographer Elizabeth Flores.

The HBO drama The Wire is “a fictional television show that, despite going off the air eight years ago, is proving its relevance today in classrooms around the country, including at St. Olaf College,” notes a Star Tribune story that profiles a class taught by political science professor Joshua Anderson.

The class uses The Wire — a critically acclaimed series that dives deep into issues of urban life, focusing on drugs and gangs, education and media, and, most centrally, law enforcement — to explore race and politics in America.

“The ever-presence of police brutality in The Wire gives some very timely and very realistic material for thinking about problems of policing in the United States,” Anderson tells the Star Tribune. “But what I like about The Wire is that it is fictional, and I think that takes some of the emotional stakes out of the conversation about race.”

The paper notes that since the series wrapped in 2008, “it has become a companion piece to courses on everything from poverty to ethics, in classrooms from Harvard to the University of California, Berkeley.”

The St. Olaf class, which meets daily for four weeks in January, requires students to watch the first three seasons of the series — about two episodes per night for homework, plus accompanying readings.

St. Olaf student Emnet Shibre ’16 says the show has helped her realize how complex issues like officer-involved shootings can be.

“Something that watching The Wire has done for me is give me more sympathy for the situations that officers find themselves in,” she says.

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Rice County Mental Health Collective offers youth-focused training in both Faribault and Northfield

Northfield News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:07am
With opportunities in both Faribault and Northfield, the Rice County Mental Health Collective is preparing to provide youth mental health first aid training to those who are interested in learning more about how they can help youth in a mental…
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Feb. 10 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:33am
For the full log of police calls, visit or You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at or
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Knights Sweep Pipers to Stay Unbeaten

Carleton Sports - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:56pm

The Carleton College men’s tennis team improved to 3-0 this season with a 9-0 sweep of Hamline University. Rookies Andrew Qi and Aaron Goodman prevailed in both their singles and doubles matches.

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