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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 7 min 6 sec ago
Nursing homes, hospitals and churches are popular locations for St. Olaf students to share their musical talent off the Hill, but two Oles are adding an unexpected and underserved location to that lis
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How To Disappear Completely

Manitou Messenger - 7 min 6 sec ago
The members of Radiohead are masters of the unconventional album release. In 2007, for In Rainbows, they were the first major act to utilize the pay-what-you-want download model that has since been ad
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Lyric Theater’s muscial revue recieves positive reviews

Manitou Messenger - 7 min 6 sec ago
diences with their production of the opera Der Vampyr.  Luckily for everyone who left that show wanting more, Lyric Theater is back at it again with their 2016 spring show, Light.  This year’s product
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Myswyken production of Middletown muses on life and death

Manitou Messenger - 7 min 6 sec ago
In the shadow of a town’s insecurities, an awkward but honest quest for human affection and affirmation is laced through with humor and wonder at the stars. Ian Sutherland ’18 directed 10 student acto
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Senior art majors to end year with double-show

Manitou Messenger - 7 min 6 sec ago
On Sunday, May 8, senior art majors will have their final pieces on display throughout Dittman Center during “Lasting Legacy” and “The Senior Art Show.”  There are more featured artists than ever bef
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Poet Laureate

Rob Hardy - Rough Draft - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:41pm
I'm extremely honored to have been chosen as Northfield, Minnesota's first Poet Laureate. You can read more about the appointment in the Northfield News
Categories: Citizens

Sandpiper EIS on HOLD!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:32pm

The Department of Commerce has hit the brakes on Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 Replacement Projects “until such time as Enbridge makes clear its intentions about the projects, or until we receive further direction from the Commission.”

Here’s the letter from Bill Grant:

20168-124424-01_Commerce_EIS Scope Decision Document on HOLD

And the guts of it:

YES!!!  Now, about those transmission lines proposed for pumping stations related to these projects????

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Documents show alleged shooter feared for life in Northfield fatal shooting

Northfield News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:30pm
During an emotional 911 call, the alleged shooter in an Aug. 14 fatal shooting incident on Jefferson Road in Northfield told dispatch that her now-deceased roommate had threatened to kill her.
Categories: Local News

News update – Medical Examiner releases manner of death and cause in the death of Lilly Kirckof

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:51pm

Updated Press Release Northfield August 14th , Shooting/Death Investigation of Lilly Kirckof August 26, 2016, 3:30 p.m. The Northfield Police Department is providing additional information to the public regarding this shooting death. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has released preliminary autopsy information on this case. Public Manner of Death was ruled as Homicide, and […]

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Imperfect: St. Olaf student finds path back to college after year-long drug crime suspension

Northfield News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:00pm
Riley Hedstrom never had much reason to screw up.
Categories: Local News

Wayne Eddy Affair | Mike Barnes, Part 2

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:51am

Mike Barnes returns for a second time to talk about his life and coaching. wayneeddy082516 Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Today’s news update – Local man airlifted after farm accident; Don’t hesitate – Call; Northfield School District to hold community meeting; Arbor Street update

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:32am

Local man airlifted after farm accident A local man was airlifted to a trauma hospital following a farm accident.  At 3:40 yesterday afternoon, Northfield Police and Rice County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a farm accident in the 14000b of Ibson Ave. in Nerstrand.   41 year old Jesse Fearing was hauling two round bales when […]

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ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Paul Krause and Karna Hauck, Rain on Mars 08/26/2016

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:57am

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes documentarian Paul Krause, artist and Northfield High School art teacher Karna Hauck, and one of the Young Sculptors from Northfield High School. Click here to listen to […]

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Rice County public safety reports for Aug. 25

Northfield News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 9:33am
Below are selected incidents from the media reports for Aug. 25:
Categories: Local News

Community News: Love Always, Santa

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:58am

The movie filmed mostly in Northfield last year is officially named “Love Always, Santa” and the trailer is out!  Take a peek to see who/what you recognize!  Click below: Love Always, Santa

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Man airlifted to North Memorial after tractor rolls in Rice County hay field

Northfield News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 7:43am
A 41-year-old man was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital Thursday after his tractor rolled in a field in rural Rice County.
Categories: Local News

What’s Doing the Blooming? Sedum!

Sedum ‘Neon’

It is with great anticipation that this week’s “What’s Doing the Blooming?” is finally doing just that! Watching the sedum come into bloom is like watching the stars come out. Large, dense clusters of buds appear in August atop the sedum’s strong and sturdy stems. By

Sedum ‘Red Cauli’

late August their crowded flower clusters begin to burst open. First one perfect starry flower, then a star cluster appears. Before you know it, it’s a virtual sedum flower galaxy! All through spring and summer the upright sedum have been patiently filling our garden beds and landscape borders. Their beautiful clean, succulent foliage provides texture and fullness that is unparalleled.

Sedum ‘Carl’

Many are familiar with the ever popular Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and ‘Autumn Fire’. This week I would like to highlight five “allstar” sedums that are lesser known. ‘Carl’, ‘Red Cauli’, ‘Neon’, ‘Lemonjade’ and ‘Lidakense’ are fantastic plants that deserve space in your sunny

Sedum ‘Lemonjade’

beds or borders. All sedum prefer well-drained soil and full sun. They are hardy in zones 3-9. They make excellent cut flowers and in winter, their thick stems and seed heads add texture and interest. Sedum grow well with ornamental grasses, rudbeckia and asters. They make a stunning late summer display that will take you through fall and right into winter!

Sedum ‘Lidakense’

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Jobless rate dips slightly in July

Northfield News - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:45pm
The jobless rate in cities and counties across the region dipped slightly in July, though the decline was caused in part from a decline in the labor force as well as a drop in the number of unemployed, according to…
Categories: Local News

My Woodland Garden – August 25th

Quickfire Hydrangea

If I had to pick one type of plant right now in our gardens, it would have to be the hydrangeas.  We have many hydrangeas, both in shrub form and tree form.    The Quickfire Hydrangea shrub form has such great upright standability.  We have two in one of our beds – one on each end – and they are such good “anchors” for this bed.

Quickfire Hydrangea

One has more sun than the other so it blossomed sooner, consequently, it is turning pink now where the one with the more shade, is still pretty white.  Quickfire Hydrangea will grow to about 5 to 6 feet tall and wide.

Tardiva Hydrangea

In the main perennial / annual bed we have our Tardiva Hydrangea Tree.  This tree has graced this bed now for more than a dozen years and is beautiful.   Hydrangeas – both tree and shrub form – are best pruned in the late fall.  Once the blossoms have lost their beauty, prune them off.  We learned this the hard way several years ago.  Our Tardiva was full of blossoms and with the late fall / early winter hoar frost that grabbed onto each of the many flower petals, put a considerable amount of weight on the tree branches.  Well, sadly the main branch in the tree broke.  Leif pruned it out and we were heartsick in that our perfect Tardiva now was a little misshapen.  It took about 3 years, and it filled in and we continue to prune it each fall religiously.  This past fall he was a little more aggressive with his pruning and I told him that it didn’t look very good.  He told me to have faith and wait until the end of the summer.  Well, it is once again a beautiful tree.  A little skinny but next season – it will be more full.   Be sure to prune your hydrangeas in the fall.

Flower of the Plantingea ‘August Lily’.

Now for the perennials that are impressing me this week.  More hosta blossoms are getting my attention as is the Turtlehead.  This perennial is a great shade garden plant.  It has such a deep green color and it starts to blossom in

Turtlehead

late August and will sport flowers most of September when most of the other perennials have done their job.  A nice clump reaching about 20-24 inches tall and about 18 inches wide.  We have them planted in among our hostas and heuchera.

Just a quick update on my hardy hibiscus in a part-sun – part shade environment.  The plant has now reach more than 5 feet tall and has blossoms opening up daily now.  Other hibiscus plants have been blossoming for a few weeks, and that is the trade-off for not being in the full sun.  However – mine is just as beautiful!

Hardy Hibiscu

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Miyabei Maple – Outstanding & Different

I’m always searching for better trees varieties for our Minnesota landscape.  In recent years, Miyabei Maples have caught my attention as an outstanding alternative to many of the more commonly planted maple varieties.  Rugged Ridge Miyabei Maple and State Street Miyabei Maple are two excellent varieties, and both will produce a beautiful well-behaved, structurally sound, and winter hardy tree.

State Street Miyabei Maples have been available for a number of years, and produce a tree of medium size at 35′ tall x 20-25′ tall. This size may be a better choice for small areas, or where you have plenty of space, but don’t want a tree that dominates the area.  I’ve noticed that State Street Miyabei Maple and Rugged Ridge Miyabei Maple, both have excellent branch angles that form very strong attachments with the trunk and will  be very resistant to storm damage.  Leaves are medium size and a very deep and handsome green color, thick so they resist leaf tattering in heavy winds, and stay fresh looking right up until they turn a nice soft yellow in autumn.

Rugged Ridge Miyabei Maple has a nice feature of displaying a more pronounced set of corky bark ridges at an early age that adds a nice texture, and bit more winter interest.  Like State Street Miyabei Maple, the Rugged Ridge Miyabei Maple has a nice, somewhat shiny lustre on the dark green and thick leaves.  From a distance, both varieties present a dense rounded form that stays neat and well-behaved with less pruning than many other varieties of shade trees.

For best results, plant Miyabei Maples in soils that are properly drained, slightly acidic, and dense enough to have good moisture retention.  The more sunlight you give Rugged Ridge or State Street Miyabei Maple the better they will perform, although a half a day of direct, unfiltered sunlight will be enough to keep the trees healthy.  If you live in a wide open spaces, Miyabei Maples should be able to perform really well in these fairly harsh conditions.  We planted some along a highway right of way, ad they appear to be doing quite well.

We currently carry Miyabei Maples in #7 and #15 containers.  Pictures here are of the Rugged Ridge Miyabei Maple and are courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery, Boring, Oregon.

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