Memorial Weekend Hours

Our weekend hours are- Friday – 8 am to 6 pm.  Saturday – 8 am to 5 pm.  Sunday 10 am to 4 pm and on Monday, 8 am to 5 pm.


All of us here at Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping want to say “Thank You” to all who have served our country and for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Let this weekend as we observe this holiday be a reminder of what this truly means to us – for the freedom we enjoy.  Thank you to all of the men and women who have served our country, for those who gave with their lives and those who continue to serve.  Your service is appreciated.


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Hart Hornor Takes 13th, Jack Buckner Currently in 20th on First Day at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - 2 hours 1 min ago

Senior Hart Hornor returned for his second NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships appearance on Thursday and finished 13th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:24.54.

Competing earlier in the day in the Decathlon was Jack Buckner. He currently sits in 20th place with a score of 3,124.

Categories: Colleges

Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 3 hours 26 min 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
Categories: Colleges

How To Disappear Completely

Manitou Messenger - 3 hours 26 min 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 - 3 hours 26 min 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 - 3 hours 26 min 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 - 3 hours 26 min 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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City Offices are Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

City of Northfield Calendar - 3 hours 26 min ago
Event date: May 30, 2016
Event Time: 05:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Northfield, MN 55057

Campbell Impresses, Stands in Second in Heptathlon

Carleton Sports - 4 hours 5 min ago

WAVERLY, Iowa – Competing on day one of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Amelia Campbell (Sr./Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) grabbed ahold of second place in the current standings of the heptathlon, courtesy of consistent top performances.

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'Primer Jaripeo de Lujo' arrives at Rice County Fairgrounds on Sunday

Northfield News - 6 hours 22 min ago
For the fourth year in a row, the Rice County Fairgrounds will host a Mexican rodeo. The event, "Primer Jaripeo de Lujo," begins at noon on Sunday; the rodeo portion will begin at 2 p.m.
Categories: Local News

Carleton students help Greenvale Park kids think philosophically

Northfield News - 8 hours 11 min ago
Philosophy 101 is not a class most first graders are signing up for, but according to Carleton College Professor Daniel Groll and some of his students, they maybe should be.
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Northfield District adds six new positions for behavioral support, special education

Northfield News - 9 hours 57 min ago
According to Northfield Public Schools administrators and teachers, the demand for resources to work with students with special educational and/or behavioral needs is only going up.
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Cannon Falls' Maroney top candidate for Northfield's economic development coordinator job

Northfield News - 10 hours 3 min ago
The city of Northfield is hoping to fill the role of the newly created economic development coordinator position with someone who is quite familiar with the city.
Categories: Local News

May 25 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 11 hours 46 min ago
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 Grab Two Regional Athlete-of-the-Year, Two Coach-of-the-Year Awards

Carleton Sports - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:17pm

Prior to the start of competition at nationals, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its selections for the Regional Athletes-of-the-Year and Coaches-of-the-Year for the 2016 outdoor season. The Carleton College track and field programs took home four of the eight Central Region awards.

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Friendship House hosts fourth annual mental health awareness walk

Northfield News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:00pm
Over the noon hour on Wednesday, community members, case workers, local legislators and members of the Friendship House of Faribault gathered together for the clubhouse’s annual mental health awareness walk.
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Rice County court logs for May 18 through May 24

Northfield News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 9:51am
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for May 18 through May 24.
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May 24 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:28am
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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Octopus Life

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:50pm

A while ago I asked for recommendations of natural-history and science books to read.

Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus was heartily recommended by several people, and very much worth my time. The book is so beautifully and transparently written that it can be read quickly, which for me heightened its effect. Like an octopus using all eight arms to take in everything it can all at once, I wanted to gorge on everything the book has to offer: wonderful science writing on these utterly bizarre creatures; learned considerations of how humans can connect to wild creatures and, especially, what forms animal consciousness might take; and wonderful stories about her own relationships with several octopuses in a Boston aquarium.

The book contains too much of all that and more to summarize, so let me just say that anyone interested in animals or a nature beyond humans should read it. The closing passages were as moving as anything I’ve read this year, but every other page contained astounding stuff like this litany of octopus mythology:

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