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Celebrity Snapchat accounts promote public voyeurism

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 30 sec ago
Last week, Buzzfeed posted a story simply titled, “Chris Pratt Joining Snapchat was the Best Thing to Happen All Week.” As a fervent fan of Pratt, I quickly clicked the link and scrolled down the page
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Red and blue divide reimagined

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 30 sec ago
On Monday, April 18, political journalist and author Dante Chinni visited St. Olaf to discuss his take on the state of the presidential primaries.  Chinni attended Michigan State University and recei
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Sun gives life, skin cancer

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 30 sec ago
At an event hosted by the St. Olaf Cancer Connection, sports psychologist David Asp and his wife Kathie, a nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic, spoke to a crowd of students on Wednesday, April 13 about
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Documentary recounts musicians’ recovery from Fukushima disaster

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 30 sec ago
On the evening of Friday, April 15, the Tomson auditorium was filled with individuals taking time away from the 70-degree weather to watch a screening of the award winning documentary, Threshold: Whis
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Alumni reunite to honor professor

Manitou Messenger - 51 min 30 sec ago
Over the course of the St. Olaf Theater Department’s two-weekend run of Cabaret, the show’s cast enjoyed performing for a highly most recptive audience on the evening of Friday, April 15. That is the
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Today’s news update – Norovirus sickens dozens; Hosp Board okays 1 year commitment to Community Rec program; Dundas development; Chief Nelson reminds students to drive safe and parents of social host ordinance as Prom approaches

KYMN Radio - 4 hours 41 min ago

Norovirus sickens dozens Hogan Brothers is closed till Monday, reads a sign on the door.  Minnesota Dept. of Health Spokesman Doug Schultz confirmed yesterday afternoon that they are investigating the restaurant for norovirus. He said the virus is pretty much always circulating and it is…”a fecal/oral virus which comes from our intestinal tract.  You have […]

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Students petition to redefine BIRT

Carletonian - 4 hours 44 min ago

"We will absolutely look at issues of historical marginalization and oppression. It won’t be the only thing we look at. It’s absolutely critical that we pay attention to all issues of historical marginalization and how to address them while still leaving the door open to other concerns."

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Alum returns honorary degree in protest

Carletonian - 4 hours 44 min ago

"Investment is not a morally neutral issue. Where we put our money is, like it or not, a sign of our involvement in something. Investment is not something that should be done just thinking in terms of highest returns, but we do need to look at these moral concerns."

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$35.6 million Weitz expansion will house music department, performance spaces

Carletonian - 4 hours 44 min ago

“I think everybody’s happy with it,” said assistant professor of music Andy Flory. “We really wanted to integrate music into the other creative aspects going on at the Weitz; it seems like there’s an energy there.”

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History of Biking in Northfield

Article that details the history of biking in Northfield.  Published in May 2014 by the Entertainment Guide and written by Susan Hvistendahl.

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ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Arcadia: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 04/29/2016

KYMN Radio - 6 hours 24 min ago

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Bob Gregory-Bjorklund and students from Arcadia Charter School in Northfield to share the story of their performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).  Click here to […]

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Community News: Klobuchar Urges Participation in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

KYMN Radio - 6 hours 36 min ago

Klobuchar Urges Participation in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  In the Senate, Klobuchar has worked to pass and implement major bipartisan legislation to expand drug take-back programs National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives Minnesotans the opportunity to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs to avoid diversion, misuse, and abuse WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator […]

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Morning Show with Jeff Johnson – Police Chief Monte Nelson about Prom Safety

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 51 min ago

Jeff Johnson talks with Police Chief Monte Nelson about Prom Safety.  Northfield High School holds their Prom April 30th.    Click below to listen to the full interview:Prom Safety 4-30-15

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Senator Kevin Dahle 4/29/16

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 53 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with State Senator Kevin Dahle, from District 20 regarding current issues with the State Senate Sessions on 4/29/16 dahle042916

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Another Day, Another Singles Rally for the Knights

Carleton Sports - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:20pm

After wet weather forced the Knights final regular-season home match to move indoors in nearby Lakeville, the Carleton College men’s tennis team rallied in singles to defeat St. Thomas, 5-4. The victory guarantees another home match for the Carleton seniors as the result allowed the Knights to clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in next week’s MIAC Playoffs. The Knights will host a semifinal match on Friday, May 6.

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Hornor and Cook-Gallardo Grab Spotlight At Drake Relays

Carleton Sports - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:19pm

Competing against a number of Division I racers at the prestigious Drake Relays, Carleton College men’s track and field stars Jerry Cook-Gallardo and Hart Hornor finished in first place in their respective races on Thursday. The rest of the Carleton College men’s track and field team competed at the Macalester Twilight Meet in St. Paul. 

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Minnesota Strain Redbud

Redbud

Have you noticed over the last week or so the brilliant purple/magenta flowering trees with a wavy and layered branch structure that cause the stunning masses of blossoms to seem as if they are floating on air?  If so, you are probably enjoying the visual feast provided by the Minnesota Strain Redbud.

This northern hardy strain of Redbud is a seeding selection made by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and has been quite successful in the southern half of Minnesota over the last several decades when planted in properly drained soils that still have good moisture availability.  It’s probably best to avoid planting Minnesota Strain Redbuds in soggy wet ground as well as very sandy/gravely soils.

One of the reasons the blossoms of Minnesota Strain Redbud seem to float on air is that they open before any leaves appear on the twigs and branches and are often so numerous that the blossoms obscure the branches.  I love intense color, and few flowering plants can match the electric neon purple of the Minnesota Strain Redbuds for color intensity.

Minnesota Strain Redbuds are available as single stem trees and as multi-stem clumps, each form having its own special characteristics and both forms mature to about 20′-25′ tall and wide.  Some people think that Redbuds should be planted in protected areas, but I have seen them doing well even in open areas including our tree fields which are exposed to all the extremes of our climate.

Try to position your Redbud where it will get a half day of direct sun or more.  While Minnesota Strain Redbuds will tolerate a place where they only get a few hours of sun each day, I have noticed that they have better branch structure and more blossoms when they receive 6 or more hours of direct sun during the 14-15 hour long days from late April to late August.

One of the biggest reasons I absolutely love Minnesota Strain Redbud is their long bloom time of about three to four weeks.  Most other species of flowering trees bloom for 7 to 10 days.  Redbuds commonly put on a show of passion purple for 18-30 days!

The sad and untimely death of Prince last week ironically came just as the Minnesota Strain Redbuds began to show their finest purple.  Wouldn’t a memorial planting of Minnesota Strain Redbuds be a nice way to honor one of Minnesota’s home grown creative music legends?   Each spring the dazzling purple blossoms would be a reminder of a Minnesota iconic genius who dearly loved his home state!

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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

With each passing year, the lovely Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry becomes more and more  one of my all time favorite small flowering trees.   Early every spring, the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry that have been planted around Northfield explode with dainty white blossoms that make a real statement in the landscape.

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is available in single stem trees or multi-stem clumps so you can choose the form that fits best for you.  For the last ten days, the Serviceberry shrubs and small trees have been bloooming in southern Minnesota, and soon the wild Saskatoon Serviceberry that are common in Northern Minnesota and all across Canada will provide a welcome dose of spring flowers for winter weary Northerners.

The hybrid Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry is a time tested and very winter hardy variety that performs well in home landscapes as well as harsher commercial sites, and even boulevards and highway rights of way where salt spray is an added challenge.  That’s outstanding versatility.

I recommend planting Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry where soils are properly drained, and would avoid placing it in soils that frequently become waterlogged.  While Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry grows to a height of about 20 feet, it’s close cousin, Regent Serviceberry is an excellent choice when you want a flowering shrub that has a smaller size rating of about 6 feet tall, and takes pruning well if you want to maintain it at an even smaller size.

Both Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry and Regent Serviceberry produce large quantities of tasty 1/2″ to 3/4″ fruits in late June or July  – hence the common name that is often applied to serviceberries – or “Juneberry”.  I love to eat the fruits as I wander through the nursery sales areas and I compete for the fruit with the birds that are equally fond of the serviceberries as they mature from a reddish color to purple/red.  In the canoe country of Northern Minnesota and Southern Ontario, the wild Saskatoon Serviceberries mature in mid to late July or even early August and have provided a treat on my wilderness wanderings.

Whether you choose Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry or it’s smaller relative Regent Serviceberry,  I’m sure it will become one of your favorite landscape plants.

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Amelia Campbell Takes Fourth in Drake Relays Heptathlon

Carleton Sports - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:09pm

With a strong finish to the seven-event competition, Carleton College senior Amelia Campbell totaled 4,870 points and placed fourth in the heptathlon at the 107th Drake Relays. Her point total leads all of Division III this season. Of the 18 athletes to complete the heptathlon, 11 of them came from NCAA Division I programs, one is from a D-II program, three from D-III schools, and three unattached competitors including two with multiple All-America awards to their credit.

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Today’s news update – 3 counties/3 stolen vehicles – suspect apprehended; Mayor suggests “Lessons Learned” report; A hearing on Weitz Center expansion has neighbors crying foul

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:02pm

3 counties/3 stolen vehicles – suspect apprehended Three counties and 3 stolen vehicles later, an Inver Grove Heights man is in jail.  Rice County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a stolen vehicle from Dakota County yesterday morning and gave chase.  An hour later, Goodhue county deputies apprehended 20 year old Jordan Allen Brown after he […]

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