ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Songwriter Gary Rue and Author J.D. Rake 05/27/2016

KYMN Radio - 4 hours 48 min ago

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination Today, on ArtZany! Radio I’ve got two great stories about ways of telling our stories. We’ll talk first with Gary Rue, a songwriter and teacher who will be offering a songwriting class beginning in June at […]

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Bensen, Hanson and Sowada poised to join Knights for 2016-17

Carleton Sports - 4 hours 58 min ago

The Carleton College men’s basketball team will welcome a trio of newcomers next season, as Henry Bensen, Kent Hanson and Jack Sowada have been admitted to the College and have announced their intention to enroll and participate in men’s basketball this fall.

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Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Trees

Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce

Are you hoping to find a really distinctive and extremely tough small ornamental tree?   Would you love to have an ornamental tree with excellent color that can easily withstand the extremes of a Minnesota winter, and has wonderful texture?  How about a small ornamental tree that requires almost no pruning, and that doesn’t shed fruit?

A Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce tree might be a good choice, since it can also stand up to heavy winds, and tolerates poor soils as long as the soil drains properly.

For best results, plant a Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce tree in a  location with at least a half day of sun or more and the direct sun will make this variety positively glow with its iridescent blue foliage. Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce trees are very resistant to winterburn from winter sunlight bouncing off snow banks, and their modest size makes them useful as a focal point in a creative landscape bed.

Avoid planting in a location with chronically soggy soil to preserve the health of the root system.  In a ten-year time span, Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce trees will mature to a head size of 4 to 5 feet high and wide.  We have two different Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce planted here at the garden center in display beds which will enable you to picture one in your yard!

Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce

They are available for sale in several different size containers and price points.

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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53pm
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53pm
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53pm
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53pm
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53pm
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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What ‘s doing the blooming? Perennial Salvia

Salvia Sensation Rose, Meadow Sage

When people ask for a long blooming, tough, long lived perennial for full sun the perennial salvia, also known as meadow sage, will always be right near the top of my list. Salvia blooms in a range of colors from blue to purple, pink and white.  Their abundance of flower spikes appear in late spring and last for about a month.

Salvia Crystal Blue, Meadow Sage

Once the flower spikes begin to fade deadheading, the removal of spent flowers, will promote continued bloom. Salvia grows well with just about anything but is often paired with other hardy, low maintenance plants such as daylilies, sedums, nepeta, rudbeckia and coreopsis.

Salvia Sensation White, Meadow Sage

Other attributes of perennial salvia include their excellent disease resistance, low water needs once established, deer and rabbit resistant, tolerance to a wide range of soil types with the exception of wet or soggy sites, and their size.  Most varieties mature to around 18” tall and wide when in full bloom, a very versatile size for any garden or perennial border.

Salvia East Friesland, Meadow Sage

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My Woodland Garden – May 26, 2016

Dwarf Korean Lilac Tree

What an exciting time of year!  So many changes happening.  I promised last week a picture of our Dwarf Korean Lilac tree.  It is at it’s peak this week – magnificent to say the least.  I sit outside on the porch and just soak it in – both the beautiful flowers and the intense lilac fragrance.  This tree has to be one of the highlights of the spring.

The canopy of this ornamental tree provides just the right amount of shade needed for my miniature hostas growing beneath it.  The shadow doesn’t cast over to the sedum groundcover we have planted on the edge of this bed.  Speaking of the groundcover here – we have three different varieties of sedum planted.  For the most part, they respect their territory while still managing to extend somewhat around the edges of the garden bed.


My try at petunias in a part shade bed is taking off.  Petunias like full sun, but I’m hoping that they will prosper in an environment of approximately 6 to 8 hours of sun during the summer months.  So far – so good.   We have five main areas for annuals.  The other four have begonias planted which are a part shade/shade annual.

Garden Art

The fun accent to our gardens, some of which provide a sense of whimsy, is our garden art.  Leif loves anything metal that rusts.  We feature  garden art made by local Minnesota and Iowa artisans.  These coneflowers here are just one example.  Stop in and check out our one of a kind garden art.

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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 giving us 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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Hornor Takes 13th in 10K, Buckner Sits 20th in Decathlon on First Day at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:17pm

Senior Hart Hornor returned for his second career 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, who sits in 20th place with a score of 3,124 points.

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City Offices are Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:52pm
Event date: May 30, 2016
Event Time: 05:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Northfield, MN 55057

Campbell Stands in Second After Day 1 of Heptathlon at NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:14pm

Competing on day one of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Amelia Campbell grabbed hold 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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 2:57pm
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.
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Carleton students help Greenvale Park kids think philosophically

Northfield News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:08pm
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:22am
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 - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:16am
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.
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May 25 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:33am
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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