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Galen Malecha on DJJD Celebration and Rice County Jail

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 9:02am
Galen Malecha, General Chair of the Defeat of Jesse James Days, announces that the full celebration will go on as usual in September.  As a Rice County Commissioner, he also discusses the recent decision to build a new Rice County jail facility.

Senator Rich Draheim on special legislative session

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 8:34am
State Senator Rich Draheim discusses the work being done at the special legislative session.

Power

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sun, 06/20/2021 - 6:30pm

“The two most dynamic and cohesive liberal forces in the country are the labor movement and the Negro freedom movement. Together we can be architects of democracy in a South now rapidly industrializing. Together we can retool the political structure of the South, sending to Congress steadfast liberals who, joining with those from northern industrial […]

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Categories: Citizens

Día del padre y nuevo festivo en Estados Unidos

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/20/2021 - 5:08pm
Hablamos de la nueva fecha festiva federal, nuevos espacios para el arte en Northfield y la celebración del dia del padre.        

June 2021

Tom Swift - Untethered Dog - Sun, 06/20/2021 - 4:33am

20 Sunday The Summer Solstice. Hard naps. People who know how to make an argument on the page. When you can see the moon before the sun goes down. The times we went to Roseville arena for father-son hockey. Breakfast burritos. 19 Saturday Running fast. Cool air, dog off-leash. Closing your eyes and falling asleep. […]

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Categories: Citizens

Education ongoing as virus cases, vaccinations wane

Northfield News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 5:00pm
Local health care systems say a majority of their staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 but continue to educate those who have not on the importance of doing so.
Categories: Local News

Equity and Inclusion Update

St. Olaf College - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 4:16pm
A message from Vice President for Equity and Inclusion María Pabón Gautier that is part of a new series of regular updates she sends to the campus community.
Categories: Colleges

Northfield Environmental Commission OKs Zero Waste Plan

Northfield News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 3:30pm
A Zero Waste Plan is headed to Northfield city councilors for consideration with the stamp of approval from the city's Environmental Quality Commission.
Categories: Local News

Elliott asks motorists to slow down; MnDot property available to city; Dundas preparing for 2022 baseball tournament

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson, News Director The State of Minnesota is sounding the alarm bell as we head into summer, asking people to be more cautious on the roads. Northfield Police Chief Mark Elliott said that the number of traffic fatalities in the state this year is at 177, a full 40% ahead of this time

Fireworks

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 11:24am
Event date: July 3, 2021
Event Time: 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:
2200 Division St S
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Enjoy the fireworks!

Offices closed for Independence Day

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 11:16am
Event date: July 5, 2021
Event Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Northfield city offices (City Hall and administrative offices) will be closed on July 5 in observance of Independence Day. The Northfield Public Library will be closed on July 4, but open during their normal business hours on July 5.

The Northfield Liquor Store will be open during their normal business hours on July 4 and 5.

Old Memorial Pool will be open during their regular hours on July 3, 4, and 5 from noon to 8 p.m.

Enjoy the holiday!

County's Baseline Road project secures $1.25M state grant

Northfield News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 11:00am
Lady Luck continues to smile on Rice County. This week it received a Minnesota Department of Transportation grant that will help pay for a local road project.
Categories: Local News

Cathy Osterman on walking tour of architectural downtown Northfield

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 9:04am
Cathy Osterman, Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society,  provides information on a walking historical tour of architectural downtown Northfield led by Barbara Evans at 1:00 p.m. on  Sunday, June 20 and Sunday, June 27.  For more information, visit the NHS website.

Representative Todd Lippert discusses Republican filibuster and more

KYMN Radio - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 8:48am
State Representative Todd Lippert talks about the Republican filibuster during the special legislative session yesterday and the work that needs to be done before the end of the month.

Trees and Shrubs for Pollinator Gardens

Annuals and perennials aren’t the only game in town when it comes to supporting pollinators. Many trees and shrubs are perfect for pollinator gardens and offer not only food, but essential protection and habitat for an array of pollinators.

Another fantastic benefit of planting trees and shrubs for pollinators is that many support other kinds of wildlife as well! 

Shrubs for Pollinator Gardens

Serviceberries are heavy hitters in the pollinator garden. Their early bloom time provides food for pollinators early in the season, which is essential for establishing healthy colonies for the rest of the summer. After blooming, serviceberries set fruit that shows up in red, matures to a beautiful dark purple, and can be enjoyed by gardeners and birds alike. Many varieties also display nice fall color.

Viburnum’s lacey flower show is highly attractive to pollinators. Even better, the foliage serves as larval food for many species of butterfly. Try arrowwood viburnum for its lovely flowers, interesting foliage, and beautiful fruit. Viburnums are wonderful used as foundation, border, or specimen plants. 

Spirea may not be the first shrub that comes to mind when developing a pollinator garden, but the first time you see a group of happy bees rolling joyfully around on a blooming Spirea, you will change your mind. The low care needs and long bloom time are great for an easy addition to pollinator friendly foundation plantings.    

Trees for Pollinator Gardens

Crabapples are a pollinator magnet. If you’ve visited our nursery in spring, you know that walking through the flowering crab section is like witnessing pollinator Mardi Gras- vivacious consumption is guaranteed. The gorgeous flower display alone makes crabapples worthwhile, but their benefit to pollinators and wildlife makes them divine. 

Fast-growing and great for moist areas, willows are an excellent choice for pollinator friendly plantings. The fuzzy catkins that grow in spring are good early food for hungry insect pollinators and support hummingbirds as well. The foliage hosts a variety of butterflies too!

Oaks offer protection, habitat, and food for pollinators and wildlife in general and provide great shade for gardeners. Not only are they regal and long-lived, but oaks are important host plants for many butterflies. 

Interested in learning more about the basics of pollinator gardening? Take a look at our blog on Perennial Pollinator Garden Basics. 

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

Sheriff announces burn ban

Northfield News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 4:46pm
Due to high temperatures, extremely dry conditions and increased winds, the Department of Natural Resources and Rice County Sheriff’s Office will institute a no open burning in the county beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 17 until further notice.
Categories: Local News

Chemistry research lab receives scientific instrumentation from NASA

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 3:28pm
St. Olaf College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Rodrigo Sanchez-Gonzalez’s lab recently received a collection of scientific equipment from the NASA Langley Research Center.
Categories: Colleges

Owners hope to demo Archer House by September, then redevelop

Northfield News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 1:46pm
Archer House River Inn owners hope to demolish the historic structure, destroyed in a November blaze, by September. The company insuring the building last month found the building to be a total loss.
Categories: Local News

Alumnus analyzes the economic impact of COVID-19

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:59pm
As a senior economist at S&P Global, St. Olaf College graduate Satyam Panday ’02 has provided important insight and analysis about the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: Colleges

Creative Collective gives students an emotional outlet to rediscover their creativity

St. Olaf College - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:45pm
Author and educator Sarah Warren ’99 worked with the St. Olaf Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion to form the Creative Collective, a new support group that encourages students to express their creativity.
Categories: Colleges
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