Annie Frank, outstanding youth volunteer

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 3:15pm
As a high school student, Annie Frank has already proven herself an active member of the Northfield community. Her desire to help people comes from her own sense of belonging and giving to others. Frank has divided her time between…
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95-year-old rides horse again thanks to 'Dare to Dream' program

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 1:30pm
Joan Villwock, 95, was surprised when her daughter and son-in-law from Rochester visited her at Milestone Senior Living to take her for a ride. Little did she know that a vehicle wasn’t the only mode of transportation they had in…
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City taking steps to mitigate housing shortage; NHS mascot finalists revealed; New playground equipment coming to Memorial Park

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director With the housing shortage in Northfield now identified and prioritized, the city is getting on with the next step, which is attracting developers in Northfield and incentivizing their work. Mayor Rhonda Pownell said one of her top priorities is to get housing up and going in the community. She said it has

Delightful Spring Shrubs

Many gardens are loaded with summer blooming beauties and that makes perfect sense. It’s easy to fall in love with flowers and lush foliage on a warm summer day of shopping at the nursery. A well-planned garden, though, has many seasons of interest, and now is the perfect time to assess the spring appeal of your landscape. Take a moment to look around your garden. Is it drab in late April and early May? Does it lack structure and texture? It sounds like you need some delightful spring shrubs!

Spring Shrubs We Love

Spirea – Oranges, reds, and yellows pop out in a lively spring display on many Spirea. Double Play Big Bang has vibrant early color and maintains bright foliage throughout the season. Double Play Doozie emerges with deep red foliage that turns to green and is topped with loads of magenta blooms throughout the summer. Excellent for sun and partial shade, these are low maintenance shrubs that do best in well-drained areas.

Rhododendron and Azalea – These spring bloomers are incredible. Rhododendrons boast evergreen foliage that hangs around throughout the winter and is topped by an amazing spring show. Azaleas put on the same amazing flower show but are deciduous. Rich, acidic soil in part sun makes these spring shrubs happy for years to come and blooms come in an array of pinks, oranges, and reds.

Lilacs – Lilacs are a spring shrub that don’t need an introduction, but why not mention them anyway! Gorgeous, fragrant, and reliable lilacs are a superb choice for spring blooms and early emergence. Smaller varieties like Prairie Petite can tuck into mixed plantings and larger varieties like Beauty of Moscow or Ludwig Spaeth make good hedges and screens. Medium sized Bloomerang Dark Purple is even a rebloomer!  

Double Play Doozie Spirea in spring

Still hungry for spring bloomers? Read our blog featuring perennial showstoppers!

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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon stands ready to help vets, service members and families

Northfield News - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 10:00am
Julie Buchwald Haley served as a Navy spouse for 25 years and seven deployments before she began volunteering with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) in Northfield.
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St. Olaf physics students help little learners explore big questions

St. Olaf College - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 9:57am
St. Olaf students in Professor Eric Hazlett's Analytical Physics class assembled at-home science kits to keep younger students learning at home during the pandemic.
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Nate Icaza on See Clearly and Drive Safe Event at Nate’s Community Garage

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 9:01am
Nate Icaza announces that Nate’s Community Garage is holding its first See Clearly and Drive Safe event. The event consists of a free car safety check, including a battery check, windshield wiper inspections and wiper fluid top off. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s office will also be there with a certified car seat technician to do

Senator Tina Smith on Ensuring Innovation Act

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 8:41am
US Senator Tina Smith discusses the Ensuring Innovation Act signed into law by President Biden on Friday which aims to lower prescription drug prices.

Suspicious death being investigated after body found in Castle Rock Twp.

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 9:40pm
The Dakota County Sheriff is investigating the death of a Minneapolis man whose body was found along the road in Castle Rock Township.
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How can we help?

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 6:30pm
The conversation began with, “How can we help the Community Action Center?” Now, more than 15 months later, this one question has led to numerous ideas, opportunities and connections.
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Congratulations! Local team places 4th in Special Olympics Virtual National Championship

Laura Baker Services Association - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 3:37pm

A local team that participated in the first-ever Special Olympics Virtual National Championship presented by ESPN made some history this week. In a partnership between the St. Olaf College Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), Northfield Area Special Olympics and Laura Baker Services Association, the local team placed fourth out of 50 college sponsored teams across the country. The St.


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New Hope man charged in Rice County for reported 100-mph chase

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 2:54pm
A New Hope man who reportedly stole a vehicle Sunday in Owatonna before leading police officers on a long car chase of at least 100 mph on Interstate 35 has been charged with two felonies in Rice County District Court.
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Dundas restarts its EDA as community continues growing

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 2:05pm
The city of Dundas, cited in 2017 as the fastest-growing Rice County community, has relaunched its Economic Development Authority, a move the City Council hopes will spark further economic and residential growth.
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Proposed changes to Northfield rental licensing would create tiered system for landlords

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 1:30pm
Draft Northfield rental licensing code updates unveiled this week call for the introduction of a four-tier licensing system and are intended to include more renter protections.
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Board again delays jail vote; Hillmann gives school district Covid update; Dundas City Council re-instates EDA

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director With nearly two years of conversation about what to do with the Rice County Jail behind them, and with several options in front of them, the Rice County Board of Commissioners was asked yesterday to decide on the direction the county should take toward solving the jail question.  The Board voted to table the

Creatively making a difference

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:45am
Northfielder Bonnie Humke was looking for something constructive and helpful to do during the pandemic months and wanted a way to reach out to those who were not able to see in person.
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Pandemic response - many hands make light work

Northfield News - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 10:00am
The United States is a country with volunteerism roots that run deep. Neighbors helping neighbors with children, communities working to build roads, churches and town halls, and farmers joining together to raise barns. It’s no surprise that during this year…
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National Security This Week with Retired US Navy Captain Will Clarke, 4-28-21 (military logistics and global supply chain)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 9:50am
Host Jon Olson and retired US Navy Captain Will Clarke discuss military logistics and the global supply chain.    

Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Melissa Hanson discuss housing in Northfield

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 8:35am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Housing Coordinator Melissa Hanson discuss the housing study recently presented to the City Council.

A year of adversity inspires business ideas at Ole Cup 2021

St. Olaf College - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 9:37pm
Student entrepreneurs at this year's Ole Cup pitch competition presented many creative ideas inspired by the difficulties of 2020.
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