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GALLERY: Riverwalk Market Fair continues to bloom on late summer morning

Northfield News - 2 hours 46 min ago
With only six Saturdays left in their 2014 schedule, the Riverwalk Market Fair saw beautiful weather on September 27. Both a variety of artisans, bakers, and farmers set up in Bridge Square, offering
Categories: Local News

GALLERY: Another watershed cleanup in the books

Northfield News - 3 hours 12 min ago
You never know what you might find walking along the edge of a river. On Saturday, folks found some unique items including a car's gas tank, tires, sheet metal, bottles and Styrofoam.
Categories: Local News

Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd | Football, Girl’s Soccer, Ned the Horsefarmer, Recap of Week

KYMN Radio - 3 hours 28 min ago

Dusty Budd chats with local high school players and coaches as he wraps up the week in Raider sports. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.
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Ratatouille Rumble

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - 7 hours 31 min ago

For a simple ratatouille, you’ll need onions, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, garlic and herbs.

Ratatouille may be one of the most delicious late-summer garden recipes. Traditional ratatouille includes eggplant, zucchini, onions, peppers and tomatoes, but since the dish is essentially a vegetable stew, you could add green beans, yellow squash or anything else that is fresh and suits your fancy.

A while ago, I paid a visit to Sam Kedum’s Nursery in nearby Hastings to buy some tomatoes for preserving. While I have had a decent crop of tomatoes this year, it has not been huge and most of the tomatoes I grew were slicers that have been quickly consumed in salads and on BLT sandwiches. At the nursery, which includes a community-supported agriculture farm, I also bought cherry tomatoes for drying (recipe to come next week) and some peppers, eggplant and zucchini, which looked firm and delicious.

You can find lots of recipes for ratatouille on the web and mine is a modified version of Alice Waters’ take. Feel free to adjust vegetable and seasoning amounts to suit your own taste and veggie supply.

Ratatouille

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 onion, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 large or 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2-3 colored peppers, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

5 Roma tomatoes, cored, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 TBSP tomato paste

1/2 cup  white wine (optional, but tasty)

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Cut pieces about the same size.

Cut up the eggplant first, then salt the pieces and set them in a colander to drain for about 20 minutes. (Cut up the rest of the veggies while the eggplant is meditating.) After 20 minutes, rinse the eggplant and pat the cubes dry. Heat up a large pan — I love my big cast iron skillet — so that’s a good choice, if you have it. Add about half of the olive oil. Add the eggplant cubes in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes. Then, move the pieces around for another 3 minutes and remove the eggplant from the pan. (It will be only semi cooked.)

Add a bit more of the oil to the pan and add the onions. Season with a bit of salt and pepper and cook the onions for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often until they are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Push the onion, garlic aside (but still in the pan) and add the a bit more oil to the pan and add the zucchini. Let it sit in one layer for about 3 minutes to get a bit of brown on it, then stir with the onions for another 2 minutes. Add the peppers and stir everything around together for about 3 minutes. Add more salt and pepper if you like and the 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. Push the veggies to the sides of the pan and in the space in the center, squirt about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Move that around with your spoon or spatula for about a minute to cook the paste a bit, then add the wine and the tomatoes. Stir the eggplant back into the mixture, and let it all cook together for about 10 minutes.

Ratatouille could be eaten as a main course with cheese on top or as a side dish to grilled chicken or fish. The flavor improves upon sitting, so leave it in the fridge a day or so for optimum deliciousness. I planned to take a photo of the finished product, but we ate it all before I had a chance.

What’s your favorite way to eat your fall vegetables?

 

 

 

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Categories: Citizens

St. Olaf women finish 3rd at St. Olaf Invite

St. Olaf Athletics News - 14 hours 1 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn - Oles finish 3rd in a 16 team field at the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday.
Categories: Colleges

St. Olaf men place 3rd at St. Olaf Invite.

St. Olaf Athletics News - 14 hours 1 min ago
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The St. Olaf men's cross country team placed third in it's home invitational led by individual champion Grant Wintheiser.
Categories: Colleges

Senior Menu

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:32pm
Meals by reservation only at the Northfield Senior Center. Call 664-3735 by noon one business day in advance. Suggested donation for those older than age 60 is $3.50. Cost for those under age 60 is $6
Categories: Local News

Lifelong Dennison farmer Jim Tracy leaves sustaining legacy of giving and teaching

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:15pm
Ask anyone in Dennison and they will tell you all Jim Tracy wanted to do in life was plow, plant and harvest.
Categories: Local News

Reproduction fabric shop offers material for old-fashioned projects

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00pm
At first glance, Margo Krager’s fabric shop, Reproduction Fabrics, looks like a normal sewing store. The walls are lined with fabrics of every color, while quilts hang in the corners and books of patt
Categories: Local News

Laura Baker Drumming Groups

Laura Baker Services Association - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:39pm

 

Here are the dates for drumming groups at Laura Baker through Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2014-2015:

September 23, 7pm (hand drumming)
October 5, 3pm (Taiko)
November 16, 3pm (hand drumming)
January 20, 7pm (hand drumming)
February 14, 3pm (Taiko)
March 12, 7pm (hand drumming)
April 12, 1pm (Taiko)
May 14, 7pm (hand drumming)

Drumming groups occur once a month at Laura Baker
Services, with the help of college volunteers. Each
group is led by a music therapist.

Everyone is welcome, of any ability! There is a $5 fee for participants who are not LBSA clients.

No drop-offs allowed; children should not be unattended, and clients who need staff support should participate with staff.

Categories: Organizations

Community News: 6th street reconstruction update 9/19/14

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm

From the City of Northfield 9/19/14:

Construction crews were able to make a lot of progress this week due to good weather.  Utility crews finished up the remaining watermain on Sixth Street from Nevada Street to Memorial Park, and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.  They then concentrated on individual service connections in that same area.  Grading crews were on-site this week to work on sub-cutting the existing roadbed material on Sixth Street from Winona Street to Nevada Street and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.  Grading crews also placed the Select Granular sand base and Class 5 gravel base in that same area.  Concrete crews were in late in the week to begin with sidewalk and driveway installations on that area also.

Next week, Utility crews expect to complete the individual service connection on Sixth Street from Nevada Street to Memorial Field, and on Nevada Street from Fifth Street to Seventh Street.  Utility crews also expect to complete the remaining Storm Sewer installations in that same area by the end of the week.  Grading crew also expect to complete the sub-cutting of the existing roadbed materials, and the placement of Select Granular sand base and Class 5 gravel base in that same area.  Concrete crews expect to finish up the remainder of the sidewalks, driveways, and curbs and gutters on Sixth Street from Winona Street to Nevada Street, and on Nevada Street from Sixth Street to Seventh Street.

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Northfield Public Library project explores designs

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm
Expanded children’s space, renovated bathrooms, a new entrance and a glass expansion for more seating space are just some of the possible changes to the Northfield Public Library, according to the lat
Categories: Local News

Northfield Memorial Pool has good season despite bad weather

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:45pm
While the Memorial Pool saw a decrease in attendance this summer compared to previous years, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board is still pleased with the season’s results.
Categories: Local News

City Council Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:44pm
Event date: September 23, 2014
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

KYMN Presents…… Jon Manners

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:21pm

Singer-songwriter Jon Manners preforms at an outdoor concert live at the Contented Cow in Northfield on September 18,2014 as part of the “KYMN Presents” series.

 

Click here to listen or download:  KYMN Presents Jon Manners

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Today’s news update – Park fees problematic; Beaumaster comments on child abuse; Ritchie to speak in Northfield; PEHS celebrates new digs

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:02pm

Park fees problematic

The most confusing and longest discussion during the Northfield City Council meeting this week was the park fee policy.  As staff and council stumbled their way through the minutia of park dedication and park development fees and different councils decisions, it WAS clear they were all trying to right what appears to be a wrong done to some residents.  In 1999 Council implemented a park development fee to be paid for by a developer, however they could defer that payment up to 5 years on plots that were not sold.  The economy then tanked and in 2005, Council decided NOT to collect the fee.  In 2012, another council decided TO collect the fee.  By that time some properties had changed hands several times muddying who really pays the fee.   As homeowners put their homes up for sale, some were finding that a title search showed a lien on the property.  Council wants to refund those residents who paid that fee.  Mayor Graham said they’ve discovered 6 properties with a total of $4,000 in fees and believe there are 9 to 12 more as yet unidentified.  There was also question of the legality of the fee.  Attorney Chris Hood said the original agreement with developers is legal (the council wants to continue collecting from them) but collecting from the homeowner may not be.  Council voted 6 to 1 in favor.  DeLong was the only dissenting vote.

Beaumaster comments on child abuse

With recent allegations of child abuse by Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson, Rice County attorney Paul Beaumaster talked about what happens in Rice County under those allegations.  They looked at the civil side including Chips (Child In need of Protection) and the criminal side with the goal of ensuring the child’s safety.  That could mean parenting classes and monitoring.  Beaumaster says cases of  spanking or excessive force are very difficult in that they must take the cases individually and make sure that it’s not a disgruntled spouse creating an issue.  Again the goal is safety and reunification of the family.  As far as Peterson’s case is concerned he said he’s not sure about the laws of Texas but by the looks of the pictures “there’s reason for concern…”

Cannon River cleanup slated for tomorrow

The 6th annual Watershed Wide cleanup is tomorrow from 9 to noon.  For more information and to register go to crwp.net and search events.  There are several locations for cleanup including Sechler Park the Carleton Arb and the Dundas canoe area.

Ritchie to speak in Northfield

The League of Women Voters of Northfield & Cannon Falls invite you to their Fall Kick-off event with featured speaker Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie.  His topic is “Why Minnesota is #1 in Elections and Voter Turnout.” The event will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church tomorrow morning starting at 9 o’clock. There will be coffee and treats served before and after the presentation.

PEHS celebrates new digs

Prairies Edge Humane Society invites you to the Grand Opening celebration at their new facility at 680 Professional Drive tomorrow from noon-4 pm! Tour the facility and visit the animals.  Refreshments, raffles, giveaways, bake sale, coupons for 5% discount on all Science Diet products sold in our retail area, as well as coupons for $15 microchipping and $5 nail trims (done by appointment at a later date, please do not bring your pets to the Grand Opening)

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Rob Shanilec

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00pm

Rob Shanilec, owner of By All Means Graphics and publisher of the Entertainment Guide,  makes his first appearance on the Wayne Eddy Affair.

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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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Wayne Eddy Affair | Katy Hargis

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:21am

Katy Hargis joins Wayne to talk her life and involvement with HealthFinders Collaborative.

 

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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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Northfield farms take part in 2014 National Alpaca Farm Days

Northfield News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:18am
Every year on the last weekend of September alpaca farms and ranches all across America welcome visitors of all ages to meet their alpacas.
Categories: Local News

ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Author Heather VanBellinger 09/19/2014

KYMN Radio - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:10am

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 12:00 Noon) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Heather VanBellinger

Click here to listen to the show!  Art Zany 9-19-14 complete

 

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Heather VanBellinger. She is an art teacher at the Farmington High School. She will discuss her new children’s book I’m Not Dumb. I Just Can’t Read. The book tells a true story told from a child’s perspective using delightful illustrations and expresses the frustration of being the “kid who can’t measure up” because of the struggle to read. Her website is: http://vanbellinger.wix.com/childrens-book#!

Author Heather VanBellinger dedicates this children’s story to her sister, who overcame the barriers of dyslexia and other learning disabilities to become a successful Special Ed. teacher.

Lakeville Art Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 10AM – 5PM

lakevilleartfestival.org

 

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