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St. Olaf ’s political science department houses a number of fantastic professors with a variety of focus areas. One of the newest faces in the poli-sci squad is Professor Chris Chapp. Chapp received a
What did Ernest Hemingway contribute to the world? While most people may not spend much time reflecting on this question, recent graduate Jimmy Gildea ’14 is certainly fascinated by it. Gildea’s inter
As far as celebrities go, come- dians are least likely to be taken seriously by their viewers. They have a certain light-heartedness and easy-going nature that seems to be present both in the comedy g
By Anders Mattson Hazing is complicated. No longer is it a term to describe some bizarre and often humili- ating initiation into a group; it is something bigger. While I see hazing as a headache all
By Christine Barkley World Issues Dialogues, a 30-year-old dinner tradition at St. Olaf, has begun weekly Thursday meetings for the 2015-16 school year. Almost 70% of students in the 2015 graduati
Fall color of the FIrefall Maple
Firefall Maple is a wonderful home grown hybrid maple tree that is right now reaching it’s peak of beautiful red fall color. The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum partnered on a tree breeding project that combined the best traits of Minnesota’s Autumn Spire Red Maple with the strong branching and refined appearance of the Bebe Cutleaf Silver Maple.
The result is Firefall Maple – a very hardy, fast growing shade tree with strong, storm resistant branches, brilliant red fall color, classy cutleaf foliage, more compact size than Autumn Blaze Maple, and a tree that is seedless, making it lower maintenance.
Here at Knecht’s – we currently have Firefall Maple available in larger balled and burlapped sizes, and also in handy light weight nursery pots in several sizes.
The week of October 9-16 – should be the best time to check out Firefall Maples as they display their lovely red fall color.
Sometimes our customers express a desire for seedless shade trees. Happily we are able to carry a nice group of shade trees in our inventory that produce no seed litter, or very reduced infrequent seed crops.
In addition to Firefall Maple, there are several other hybrid maples that are not only seedless, but are fast growers and have beautiful fall color. Celebration Maple is a seedless shade tree that has very uniform branch structure, resists storm damage, has a narrower crown width and fall color that varies from yellow to orange with some red.Celebration Maple
Sienna Glen is another seedless maple from a Minnesota origin that develops a dense and uniformly round shape, grows quickly and also has a mix of yellow, orange and red fall color.
Autumn Fantasy maple grows fast and straight, and has burgundy/red fall color.
Other good hardy seedless or mostly seedless shade trees include Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree, his Majesty Corktree, Skyline, Sunburst and Northern Acclaim honeylocust.
For a mostly seedless medium sized ornamental tree you may want to check out the Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac that can grow well in a variety of soils, including clay, as long as the clay is in a location that has good drainage.
At this time, we are not recommending seedless ash trees due to the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer insect that is killing millions of ash trees across the Midwest.
The next week should reveal the best autumn colors of the season. Trees and shrubs throughout our retail and production areas will be displaying impressive combinations of yellow, gold, orange, red and burgundy.
The weather forecast the next few days looks fabulous, so stop in and enjoy the Fall color show, and some incredible savings. Right now every single tree, shrub and perennial is on sale at discounts of 20% off to 50% off. We are open 7 days a week for your convenience.
See you at Showtime!!!
Sam Daly was recruited five years ago by the military to begin training explosive detection dogs and found himself attached to a U.S. Marine Battalion in Afghanistan.
The four councilors who opposed Mayor Dana Graham's interim administrator recommendation on Tuesday are frustrated with the process.
Brenton Balvin lives with his family in Northfield where he works and occasionally preaches. This Nfld Life 10-7-15 This Northfield Life with Corey Butler and Brad Ness airs each Wednesday at 6pm on KYMN Radio.
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield and the Chaplain’s Office of Carleton College are pleased to invite the Northfield Community to a service and celebration of National Coming Out Day
This Northfield Life takes a detour to Dundas to talk with journalist Emily Zimmer. This Nfld Life This Northfield Life with Corey Butler and Brad Ness airs each Wednesday at 6pm on KYMN Radio.
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Today’s news update – Meadows Park Master Plan ok’d; New Police Officer sworn in, Nelson wins award and Seatbelt enforcement starts tomorrow; Meet & Greet minus one
Meadows Park Master Plan ok’d It’s been well over 2 years since the City of Northfield acquired tax forfeited land at Fargaze Meadows. According to the County they must adopt a Master Plan and submit that to the County by July 1st of 2016 to retain their rights to the 41 acre parcel. The debate […]
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AAAAAARGH, how did I miss this? Though I couldn’t have afforded to attend…The Sinkhole Conference: Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst
Friday afternoon is the Karst Field Trip!!!
And it’s in the Post Bulletin too:What you don’t know about sinkholes can hurt you
I’m remembering how important karst was in the nuclear waste mess, because the “alternate waste mandate” required nuclear waste be sited “in Goodhue County” but Goodhue County is 1/2 active karst, and the rest “transition” or “covered” karst. Karst was the major factor that lead to the sites in Florence Township, based on the USGS maps at the time. This map above would rule out Goodhue County!
It’s a conference week! Tuesday and Wednesday, it was an asbestos-like fiber conference about health and environmental impacts. Alan’s interest, and I had piles of work to do, good environment at the EPA library!
The government is currently developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but took sustainability enthusiasts for a ride when they said sustainability will not be a goal.
Jeff Johnson speaks with Northfield Historical Society’s Executive Director, Hayes Scriven about this year’s Cemetery Stories coming up on Saturday. Click below to listen to the full interview: Cemetery Stories 10-8-15
‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | NAUW Board member Candy Taylor on nominating Local Heroes 10/8/15
Jeff Johnson speaks with NAUW Board member Candy Taylor on nominating Local Heroes and volunteering. To nominate a local hero yourself go to northfieldunitedway.org Nominations made by October 12, 2015 make your hero eligible for public recognition at the NAUW’s 100% Local Music Festival, Friday, October 23! Click below to listen to the full interview: Local […]
For the full log of police calls, visit faribault.com/news/local or northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at faribault.com or northfieldnews.com.
Jeff Johnson talks with Police Chief Monte Nelson about issues affecting Northfield residents including the Click it or Ticket Enforcement campaign starting tomorrow. Click below to listen to the full interview:nelson100715
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For the second consecutive season, the Carleton Volleyball team went on the road and defeated a nationally-ranked Saint Benedict squad. Lucy Stevens led all participants with 17 kills, while Camille Benson added 39 digs in the match. Carleton was buoyed by a season-high 13 aces in the match, including five by Emily Tonogai.