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Northfield Arts Guild Members’ Show

Northfield Arts Town - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:20pm

The newest exhibition at the Northfield Arts Guild‘s downtown Center for the Arts features work from over 40 local and regional Arts Guild Member Artists in various mediums, including painting, sculpture, fiber, and more.

Come join the party! We invite the community to help us celebrate all of the members and programs at the Northfield Arts Guild. The Annual Members’ Meeting will be held in the dance studio from 6-7 pm. Directly following the Annual Members’ Meeting, an Artists’ Reception and 2015-16 Season Kick-off Party will be held from 7–9 pm in the Main Gallery; light refreshments will be served.
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Sedum

Sedums.  A stalwart of the perennial garden.  This is a plant that has forgiveness for hot sun, bad soil and drier sites.  Sedums are easy to grow so even a beginning gardener will have success.  Another name for sedums is ‘Stonecrop’.

There are so many varieties of Sedum that you will certainly be able to find one that will fit your garden site!  There are upright sedums which will grow anywhere from 12″ tall to 24″ tall.  There are many varieties of sedum that are groundcovers and come in so many different colors.  Deep maroon/red – several shades of green – blue-green and golds.

The foliage of sedums are like succulents and add texture and color to the garden all season.  Many of the groundcovers will blossom during the summer, but the upright sedums come into their full glory in the fall.  In early August, you will notice flower heads form and then in early September the color change begins.  The flower heads burst open with colors from pale pink to gorgeous reds.

Hardy in Zone 4 – you can leave them all winter for the winter interest or you can cut them off in the fall.

 

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Celebration Maple

Celebration Maple

Slightly smaller in size than its close cousin – Autumn Blaze Maple, we have seen how well Celebration  Maple fits into landscapes while showing excellent growth, deeper green foliage, outstanding branching and shape, good disease resistance, and a lovely mix of yellow, orange and red fall colors.

Celebration  Maple is a hybrid of red maple and silver maple, and is known for its symmetrical branch structure, and strong branches that are attached to the trunk at angles that allow the attachment to the trunk to become ever stronger over time.  This results in Celebration Maple being a tree that is likely to have a long useful life in the landscape.

In some years, Celebration Maples turn a nice buttery yellow in Autumn and in other years, the fall color is an electric mix of yellow, orange and red.  Fall weather seems to have a lot to do with this color variation.

The mature size rating for Celebration Maple is 40′ tall and 25′ wide, compared to 45′ tall x 35′ wide of the Autumn Blaze Maple.  This slightly smaller size can be a really good fit for placing Celebration Maple onto some of the smaller spaces on today’s somewhat smaller building lots.

Celebration is pretty versatile, growing well on a wide variety of soil types, and has another very nice characteristic of being seedless.  Lots of folks don’t want to have “helicopters” raining down on their yard, and Celebration is a tree choice that will avoid this.

Celebration Maples are available in pots, and as larger balled and burlapped trees.  Stop in for a look.  We’re open 7 days a week until mid-November.

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Bill Cowles

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:37pm

Bill Cowles is a longtime Northfield businessman and this years recipient of the Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award.

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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 | Frank Quilici, Parts 1 & 2

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Twins player and manager Frank Quilici talks of his days in baseball.

Hour one:  wayneeddy082615

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Show two:  wayneeddy090215

 

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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 Public Schools and Arcadia Charter School see lower MMR rates in 2015

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:30pm
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Education released the annual MMR rates for schools in Minnesota.
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Apple harvests looking strong across Rice County

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:15pm
In case last week’s taste of fall weather wasn’t enough, fall’s favorite fruit is now available at local apple orchards.
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City Council Work Session

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:12pm
Event date: September 8, 2015
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Northfield Hospital, Historical Society benefit from Legacy grants

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:00pm
The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced on Thursday the 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants (up to $10,000 each) totaling $290,010 in 19 counties.
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Hamlet Broadcast at the Weitz Center

Northfield Arts Town - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:19pm

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production to cinemas around the world.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
2:00 pm at the Weitz Center Cinema
320 Third Street East

 

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Clifford's Car Wash in Northfield burglarized twice in one week; one in custody

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:15pm
Even after a Brooklyn Center man was taken into custody following suspicious activity near Clifford's Car Wash on Woodley Street, it was burglarized a second time in the same week. 
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Today’s news update – Council sets EDA/HRA levies – postpones Tax Levy; Another closed session scheduled for Council; Don’t Run, Call 911 – a new campaign announced; Annual Dog Swim

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:00pm

Council sets EDA/HRA levies – postpones Tax Levy

The Northfield Council voted on special levies this week.  Finance Director Melanie Lammers said the HRA asked for $223,968 for 2016.  They’re allowed .08135% of taxable market value.  That’s an increase of $5,417 over this year.  As for the EDA, they asked for $219,488.  They’re levy is limited to .0183% and they’re asked for an increase of $5,308 over this year.  All resolutions must have 4 to pass. Councilors Zweifel and Nakasian were absent.  Mayor Graham thought to postpone the vote till Sept. 15th however, Lammers explained that the special levies (HRA/EDA) must be submitted to the County by Sept. 15th.  They voted unanimously to approve both the HRA and EDA levies.  However, they were able to postpone the Tax Levy until they have a full council as it’s not due till the end of the month.  This will come back to Council at their September 15th meeting.

Another closed session scheduled for Council

Northfield Council held a closed session before their regular meeting on Tuesday.  Mayor Graham would not comment except to say that it regarded allegations against an employee.  [pursuant to MN Statute 13D.05, subd.2(b)]        A continuation of the closed session is scheduled for next Tuesday at 5:30.   City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller has been absent from City Hall for over a week and was not at the Council meeting this week or last.

Heads up motorists

School starts soon and it’s time to remember those school buses will be out on the roads and our traffic patterns will changes, especially the Hwy 246 corridor.   Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson.  There’s also TZD enforcement wave through Labor Day.  It’s one of the top holidays for DWI arrests and alcohol related crashes.

Don’t Run, Call 911 – a new campaign announced

There’s also a new campaign to further educate the public about Steve’s Law which provides amnesty for anyone who calls 911, stays and is helpful to law enforcement if they’re with some overdosing on opiates.  Chief Nelson and Mayor Graham are sending out letters to Northfield businesses to ask their help in a Stalls campaign.  Posters will be placed inside the doors of bathroom stalls that say Call 911, Stay there, Be helpful, Save a life.  “You’re protected by Steve’s Law”.  Nelson added that in Northfield we lost 4 people last year to opiate drug overdose.  The drug Narcan is the other half of Steve’s Law.  There will be a public meeting for anyone associated with someone with an opiate addiction.  They can be supplied with Narcan.  Narcan can save the life of someone od’ing on opiates if administered quickly.  The meeting is set for September 30th.  We’ll have more on that as the time approaches.

Annual Dog Swim

The Annual Dog Swim is tomorrow afternoon from 4-6 pm and Saturday morning from 10 am – noon.  Prairie’s Edge Humane Society and the City of Northfield invite your dog or dogs for a swim at the Old Memorial Park Public Swimming Pool.  **All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and friendly towards other dogs and people!** Cost $4.75 for the 1st dog and $3 for each additional dog.  Since the chemicals will be removed from the pool for the dog swim, humans will not be allowed to swim in the pool.  The entire pool area is fenced so dogs can be off leash. There will also be a raffle opportunity with proceeds benefitting the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society!

Reminder on meeting:

The Northfield School District is holding another Master Facilities plan meeting tonight at 7 o’clock at Bridgewater Elementary media center.  They’re looking for public input to gauge community interest in the plans and cost.  The next meeting will be September 15th.  Superintendent Dr. Chris Richardson said they’re holding several meetings to make sure as many community members as possible have an opportunity to voice their opinion.  Some of these plans could involve a bond referendum. 

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Congressman John Kline says he won't seek re-election

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:01am
Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, says he won't seek re-election next year.
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Books you may like!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:32am
Click here for the link.
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Morning Show with Jeff Johnson – Police Chief Monte Nelson 9/3/15

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:34am

Jeff Johnson talks with Police Chief Monte Nelson about issues affecting Northfield residents.  Click below to listen to the full interview:nelson090315

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn 9/3/15

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:50am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn on recent arrests, scams and more.

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9-2 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:47am
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.
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2015 Horseshoe Hunt Clue #4

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:00am

Tim’s Celebration Journal – Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Bill really wanted to know how I scored the hiding spot. He asked me to show him in person at 1, but I couldn’t go so I gave him a clue to show him how it’s done. “Look upon yourself and align straight like a post. Then move to a new spot, straight out from the most. Don’t look by the carnies, don’t look by old cars. Don’t look for some artwork, you’re way off the course.”

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DJJD Horseshoe Hunt clue #4 (Thursday)

Northfield News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:00am
The annual Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe Hunt is now in its fourth day and the coveted shoe is still out there.
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Knights Fall in Season Opener at Whitworth, 2-0

Carleton Sports - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:34pm

The Carleton College women’s soccer team traveled to Washington State for its season opener but lost, 2-0, to the host Whitworth University.

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