Northfielder follows her instincts to find DJJD Horseshoe

Northfield News - 32 min 55 sec ago
There are two things that can be taken away from Karen Roback finding the 2014 Defeat of Jesse James Days Horseshoe.
Categories: Local News

8-28 Rice County court log

Northfield News - 1 hour 10 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for Aug. 28.
Categories: Local News

The Unexpected Caregiver | Preparing to be a Health Care Agent Guest is Anne Elizabeth Denny

KYMN Radio - 1 hour 15 min ago

Broadcast on KYMN every Thursday from 11-11:30am. Ready or not, you’re a caregiver and Kari can help. This weekly program will help arm the average “boomer” with valuable help on getting the proper care for and reconnect with your aging parents.

Click the arrow to listen!

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DJJD PREVIEW: A review of the 1876 Nicolaus Gustafson murder ... Part II (Northfield witnesses)

Northfield News - 1 hour 34 min ago
Henry Mason Wheeler, a Michigan University medical student home on summer vacation, was sitting in front of his father’s drug store across the street from the bank and heard Allen’s alarm. Wheeler yel
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City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:24pm
Event date: September 2, 2014
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Sweet Revenge tasting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:05pm
Event date: August 29, 2014
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Join us for an in-store tasting of Sweet Revenge Wild Strawberry “Sour Mash” Liqueur. The irrepressible Lynn Ziegler will be on hand to offer samples straight or mixed with lemonade.

Hwy. 19 road work near Northfield leaves mess for drivers

Northfield News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:00pm
(UPDATE: This story has been updated with information about how many drivers have called MnDOT since Saturday and information from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, as well as comment from
Categories: Local News

Today’s news update – Contact information for damaged vehicles

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:51pm

As we shared with our listeners on Monday  and Tuesday of this week, Astech, out of St. Joseph Minnesota is the contractor who chip sealed Hwy 19 last weekend in the rain creating a “tar pit” that damaged hundreds of vehicles.   As we’ve had more inquiries this week as to how to report a claim, we wanted to repost the contact information.  MN Dot will tell you to call Astech at 302-363-8500.  They will take your information including your license plate number and the cost of cleanup or estimated damage and send it to their insurance company.  The Attorney General, Lori Swanson, has also urged those with damaged vehicles to report it to her office.  This LINK will take you to the Consumer Complaints page.  Click on the Consumer Assistance Request Form and follow the instructions.  You can also call them at (651) 296-3353 or (800) 657-3787

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Hobo Music Fest…in Downtown Northfield, MN

Wow, another first annual music festival in downtown Northfield (a. k. a. Music City), MN.  The Hobo Music Fest “pays homage to the music of folk, bluegrass, and Americana icons such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Boxcar Willie, and [Utah Philips]“.  It’s “an evening of storytelling and revival-inspired music – an authentic and eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, Americana, Delta blues, jazz, jug band – and perhaps a bit of punk rock”.  Just another Saturday in Music City, Minnesota.

Friday, August 29th: Thea Ennen & Dave Ja Vue, 5:00 to 8:00 pm., Contented Cow; Lonesome Dan Kase, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Katy Vernon & Doug Collins, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Saturday, August 30th: Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; Farmers Market, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Riverside Park; Hobo Music Fest with Aaron Fredrickson, Jaybone Bell & The Restless Light, and Gabe Barnett & them Rounders, 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Relativity, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, August 31st: Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.


Categories: Organizations

Royal Wedding Hosta

The Royal Wedding Hosta is blossoming beautifully right now with large 3″-4″ white flowers.  A sport of hosta ‘Diana Remembered’,  it forms an upright mound of thick, shiny green leaves with very wide, creamy white to pure white margins.   An added bonus – the flowers are sweetly fragrant.

A medium sized hosta it can be used as a specimen plant, in a border planting or massed planting.  

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Successful Tree Planting

Success when planting trees is something we all want to experience, and nothing is more important to assuring your successful tree planting than selecting trees that have healthy, properly structured and power packed root systems.

When they are properly raised, harvested, and maintained up to planting time, traditional balled and burlapped trees in a wire basket with a burlap liner can be successful, and offer the opportunity to plant a good sized tree.  Drawbacks of balled and burlapped trees are higher cost, weights of 300-1000 pounds, greater transplant shock, and a 2-3 year time period until the tree becomes established enough to regain a vibrant appearance.

Planting bare root trees is an excellent and economical way to get trees planted and be able to prune the roots prior to planting in order to assure good root structure.  Drawbacks to planting bare root trees directly into your landscape are generally smaller size, significant transplant shock, higher failure rates, fairly long time for establishment, and a very short period of about three weeks each spring when bare root trees are available and can be planted.

Container trees are trees that have become established in a plastic nursery pot, and this type of packaging has become very popular over the last several decades.  The reasons for this popularity are that container trees are generally a bit larger than bare root trees, are easy to handle and transport, fall into an affordable price range, suffer les transplant shock, establishe fairly quickly when proper planting technique is used, and have high success rates.  In Minnesota, container trees can be successfully panted from early April to late November, which presents a huge 8 month long window of opportunity.

Not all container trees are created equal.  In standard plastic nursery pots with solid side walls and 4-6 drain holes in the bottom, it is easy for roots to circle around inside the pot, and become root bound.  If the person planting the root bound tree fails to ultra-aggressively root prune the matted roots to eliminate all circling of roots on the outside of the root ball, there is a fairly high probability the tree will fail to develop a properly structured root system and will gradually decline and die.  When matted roots are aggressively shredded or removed prior to planting, long term results can be good, but transplant shock is significant.

Happily there are container trees being produced that have almost perfect root systems, transplant easily and establish quickly, and maintain a vibrant appearance right from the first day they are planted into your landscape.  These container trees are produced in a very special type of plastic nursery pot that has dozens of open slots in the sidewalls and bottom that air root prune the roots of the tree as it becomes established in the pot.  The result is an almost perfectly structured root system, with far more fine hair roots to reduce transplant shock, more stored energy to push new growth as soon as the tree is planted, high success rates, and very little chance of developing stem girdling roots that could cause the tree to have problems 10-20 years after planting. These air root pruned container trees are very affordable, and because of the wonderful performance they deliver, we are seeing a growing number of customers who come back and specifically request trees grown in the air root pruning pots.  At Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping, we call our trees in air root pruning containers Peak Performance Trees.  We offer Knecht’s Peak Performance Trees in pot sizes from one gallon to 30 gallons and heights of 6 inches to 16 feet tall.  Our huge inventory of Peak Performance Trees offers a wide choice of varieties and sizes to fit almost any budget and application.

We invite you to stop in and see for yourself the great selection of Peak Performance Trees we offer in state of the art air root pruning containers.  Prices range from $12.99 to $259 and everything in between.


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Plants for Fall

Heidi Brosseau from our retail staff submits the following blog:

Feeling Fall – by Heidi Brosseau




School is in session.  Our spring is back in the company of teachers, crowded hallways, cafeterias, and library books.  Football practice has begun.  Plaid woolen blankets and stadium seat cushions are finding their way back into the trunk next to the umbrella and jumper cables.  Soon the ice scraper will join them there,  Painted leaves will line the sidewalk aisle through the yard.  I can imagine them rustling under someone’s step.  Sound and smell rising up for recognition.  The imprint of sounds and smells that have never disappointed.  Reminders of leaf piles, sweaters, blue autumn skies & scratchy woolen blankets.

Planters and window boxes all around town and across the street have replaced their summer petunias and geraniums with mums and ornamental kale.  Their swollen buds foreshadow a vivid and colorful fall.  They ease our transition as summer slips away degree by degree.  Fuzzy purple grass tails beg to be petted.  Can you keep from reaching out and feeling fall?

Give your tired baskets and containers a late summer boost!  Large and showy Minnesota hardy and decorative mums fill bare spots quickly and affordably.  Perfect additions for late season color!  Tuck in one or two flowering kale for texture, a very touchable ornamental grass for movement and grace and voila!  You’re ready for autumn.  Stop in for a little inspiration or let us do the work for you… We have an assortment of Fall Beauty Planters all potted up and ready to go!

Don’t forget your flower beds and landscapes.  Here is a list of our favorite fall performing perennials, vines and shrubs for Minnesota!


Amsonia – Bright yellow fall foliage.

Asters – Purple, Pink or Blue flowers.

‘Purple Dome’ Aster

Bergenia – Red fall foliage.

Cranesbill – Red and orange fall foliage.

Feather Reed Grass, Karl Foerster – Strongly vertical with buff colored plumes.

Flame Grass – Showy silvery plumes above flame colored grasses.

Hardy Mums – Yellow, Red, Russet, maroon, pink, purple or orange flowers.

Heuchera, Tiarella, and Heucherella – Assorted foliage colors and textures including purple, maroon, rust, and gold.

Little Bluestem – Blue grass turns to purple-maroon in fall.

Sedums – Pink or ivory flowers in fall above succulent leaves.

Switch Grass, Northwind – Our 2014 Perennial of the year.  Graceful vase shaped clumps of clean green grass turn a brilliant gold in fall.

‘Karl Foerster’ Feather Reedgrass



Barberry – Green leaved varieties have red all color.

Blueberries – Surprised?! Yep these productive fruit bearing beauties have one more late season trick up their sleeve.  Showy fall color.

Burning bush – Tis the season for these guys to show how they got that name.

Chokeberry – Jet black fruit feeds migrating birds and a bright orange red mix of fall color attracts us.

Hazelnuts – Yes they do actually produce edible nuts and they also produce bright orange-red and yellow fall color.

Hydrangeas – Flowers mature in late summer to rosy pink for many varieties and blossoms last well into winter.

Serviceberry – Another favorite of migrating birds.

Red, orange and golden fall color on this shrub or ornamental tree.

Sumac – This is The bright red foliage you are seeing in the ditches.

Tor Birch leaf spirea – Maroon fall foliage. A newer favorite of ours.

Winterberry – Not so much the foliage color as it is the vivid red fruit.  The Cedar waxwings may steel them before you can enjoy them though.

Witch Hazel – Bright golden-yellow foliage disguises Witch Hazel’s fun little secret.  They bloom in the late fall.  Bright gold spider like flowers are a fun and unique surprise at the end of summer.


Autumn Revolution Bittersweet – Bright orange capsule pop open to reveal vivid red fruit inside.  A favorite choice for drying and fall decorating.

Red Wall & Yellow Wall Engleman Ivy – As their names imply, one has red and one has yellow fall color.


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Wayne Eddy Affair | Ed Gunyo

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:57pm

Ed Gunyo is from the Twin Cities Metro area, but has strong ties to Northfield and it’s early history.



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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Dairy Queen latest to be hit by security breach

Northfield News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:42pm
Dairy Queen, which operates two stores in Faribault, may be the latest victim of a security breach similar to those that hit Target in December and SuperValu on Aug. 16, putting customers’ credit and
Categories: Local News

Wayne Eddy Affair | Dave Recker

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:26pm

Dave Recker is a retired Naval Officer and is currently involved with the Minneapolis Aquatennial.



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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8/28/14 Northfield Planning Commission 7pm (LIVE)

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:09pm

Live streaming video by Ustream

I. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
1. 14-082 Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
2. 14-083 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
III. Unfinished Business
3. 14-079 Amendments to the C1 Zoning District
Cover Letter – C1 Amendments 8-18-14
C1 District Amendments 8-15-14
C2 Draft Amendments – 8-15-14
IV. Reports and Discussion Items
a) Commissioner Comments and Reports
b) Staff Updates and Reports
c) Comments from the Chair
V. Adjournment

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St. Olaf names new dean of admissions and financial aid

St. Olaf College - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:30pm

Chris George ’94 has been named the new dean of admissions and financial aid.

St. Olaf College Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations Michael Kyle ’85 has announced the appointment of Chris George ’94 as the dean of admissions and financial aid.

George will oversee a staff of 29 Admissions and Financial Aid professionals. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices are part of the college’s Enrollment and College Relations division.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris George to St. Olaf. He brings a wealth of experiences in higher education, a deep understanding of the increasingly complex field of financial aid, and a personality that really resonates with the identity and mission of St. Olaf,” Kyle says.

George, who currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor for enrollment and director of financial aid at the University of Denver, will begin at St. Olaf October 1.

A mathematics major at St. Olaf, George went on to earn his master’s degree in higher education student development from the University of Denver. He has worked there since 2001, holding positions in housing operations; institutional research; budgets, research, and analysis; and enrollment and financial aid.

George says he’s looking forward to returning to his alma mater.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me to lead a team that shares my passion to enroll and graduate young women and men from a college that truly changes people’s lives,” he says. “Over the coming months, I look forward to getting to know the students, the faculty, and the staff of the college and can’t wait to meet the next crop of talented high school seniors who want to join the St. Olaf family.”

Categories: Colleges

2014-15 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:09pm

The Carleton College women's golf team returns a deep, talented lineup for 2014-15. The Knights won their last tee it up for the first time this season at the UW-Eau Claire Georgianni Memorial Invitational on Aug. 30-31.

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The Art of Creating the Perfect Arrival

The Children's House - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:43pm

As a young parent I remember watching in awe as more seasoned friends effortlessly dropped off their children for preschool. Little did I know that many preparations had been done “behind the scenes” to make the event seem so effortless. Through much experience I now know that a child’s successful arrival for school rates right up there with “you get what you plan for.”  And it is definitely worth doing well because the child’s arrival defines the child’s day.  Here are the ingredients for a successful arrival:
The night before:
  • provide a nutritious evening meal free of harmful additives (videos, television, cell phones, computers …) accompanied by interested and interesting family members
  • arrange the selection of next day’s clothing for easy access
  • gather and place all necessary items the child will need for school in one prepared place that is used consistently (tote bag, lunch box, jacket, any notes or correspondence, a book to read while waiting in arrival line …)
  • provide a soothing, unhurried bedtime preparation (bath, story-time, lights out …)
  • ensure ample, undisturbed sleep for child and self

The next day:

  • arise early enough to greet your child with genuine warmth
  • assist only as needed as child dresses for school (no switching outfits, stick to the plan!)
  • provide ample time for routine chores (making bed, grooming, assembling lunch …)
  • provide a nutritious breakfast free of harmful additives (video, television, cell phone, computers, newspapers, magazines …) yet injected with authentic camaraderie (no eating in the car en route)
  • provide ample time for your child to collect items from the pre-arranged storage space, all assembled neatly in appropriate containers (totes, lunchboxes …)
  • provide ample time for child to put on outer wraps, outdoor shoes, and assist only as needed – the key is AMPLE TIME
  • have a signal for load up time that is consistent and stick to it (“Wagons ho!” “Get ‘em up! Move ‘em out!”)  Be sure your child knows that he is expected to be ready.  Most schools will accept children in pajamas!
  • have everyone assemble at a pre-designated place, make a quick survey to note that all is in readiness, lock up and load up
  • A VERY IMPORTANT STEP: provide plenty of travel time for unhurried, unharrassed, safe travel
  • arrive on time!  You are not only getting to school on time, you are building awareness in your child of responsibility, reliability and respect for her school community and its expectations.  You are also providing the tone for the child’s entire school day.
  • pull into the appropriate line of cars, settle back, and wait patiently.  Perhaps read quietly from the book you so wisely planned for the night before, or have quiet conversation about what you see about you.
  • keep your child seated and belted in until assisted to leave the car
  • say your brief goodbye to your child before the assistant opens the car door. Make it upbeat and cheerful – and very brief.  Prolonged goodbyes and hand- holding serve to increase the child’s anxiety about separating from you.  A brief, uplifting goodbye says, “I have every confidence in you and your school.  You will have a fine day!”  Children are amazingly intuitive about our true feelings.
  • recognize that, if you have done all of the afore-mentioned items, the remainder of arrival is the work of the assistant, the teacher and the child
  • allow the assistant to accept your child, to include assisting her from her seat as necessary
  • as soon as the assistant and child are safely clear of the car, drive away with complete confidence that you have worked hard to create an arrival that will start your child’s day off beautifully
  • repeat daily because, as everyone knows (parent as well as educator), repetition breeds perfection

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