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Northfield Hospital + Clinics’ EMS changes its look

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 10:49pm
The EMS staff of Northfield Hospital + Clinics are getting a new uniform — after 25 years in the same style shirt.
Categories: Local News

Why We Garden: It’s a Family Thing

As children, many of us helped our parents and grandparents tend vegetables, mow, pull weeds, and prune in the family garden. We might have taken these activities for granted- they were as woven into the fabric of our childhoods as the first day of school or cruising the block on our bikes.

Upon entering adulthood, we started to recognize that gardens are intentional acts. Our families maintained and cultivated plants not only to keep up appearances, but also because they are sources of food, beauty, and privacy, and opportunities to engage in environmental stewardship. Many of us soon realized that we wanted to be part of this intentional engagement with the land.

Gardener Spotlight: Adrian

Adrian is one such customer at Knecht’s. We started to see him, a lot, during the summer of 2020. When 2021 rolled around, back came Adrian, just as excited to work on his landscape as he had been the previous year. As we got to know him, Adrian told us that his love of planting is rooted in his family.

“Growing up, I watched my grandparents plant trees. My grandma inspired me to give back to the environment.” 

When Adrian bought his house a few years ago, there were no plants, no trees, and no privacy. He quickly set to work to correct the situation, dipping into the knowledge that his grandma had instilled in him as a child.

A love for hydrangeas turned into an obsession, and he has even referred to himself as “the guy with all the hydrangeas.” An Adirondack flowering crab soon joined the mix. A maple was a must for fall. As he kept on planting, the compliments from friends and neighbors started pouring in and motivated him to keep improving. 

Adrian’s Adirondack flowering crab in spring

Adrian loves watching everything grow and thrive and he looks forward to keeping things neat and cared for. He has embraced the ever-changing nature of gardens and isn’t afraid to move things that aren’t working. His dedication to planning for the mature size of his trees is downright impressive when many of us struggle to overcome the temptation to crowd our plants.

Adrian’s Phantom Hydrangea tree

Adrian is building a diverse landscape one plant at a time and incorporating plants that engage the senses and support pollinators. He recently picked out a fragrant Agastache because of “the smell… and because it was covered in bees.” 

Fragrant Agastache is adored by bees Anyone Can Garden

Adrian had the benefit of a family garden and a grandma who knew what she was doing, but whether or not anyone in your family has ever planted a tree doesn’t matter. You can start gardening any time. Every new gardener has to start somewhere, even if it’s with a single tree or a small veggie garden.

Gardening is a matter of doing. Learning to be a great gardener happens along the way. Of course, some advice from plant people doesn’t hurt either, and Knecht’s is happy to help in that department!

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

HRA recommends creation of local fund to combat housing crisis

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 5:51pm
The Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved the formation of a new fund to help combat the local housing crisis.
Categories: Local News

Only rain down the drain

Northfield News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 5:24pm
Only Rain Down the Drain
Categories: Local News

4-Way Taste Festival

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 4:10pm
Event date: September 16, 2021
Event Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:
10063 110th St E
Northfield, MN 55057

“We all do better when we all do better”

St. Olaf College - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 3:49pm
As a student, Ron Hunter ’70 co-founded the Cultural Union for Black Expression to educate Oles about Black culture and history in America. Recently he included a scholarship for CUBE members in his estate to pay forward the support he received and to continue advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at St. Olaf.
Categories: Colleges

City Council Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:52pm
Event date: September 7, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Charter Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:31pm
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

District approves new teachers contract; City encourages One Step program; DJJD planning committee is prepared

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson Last week the Northfield School Board approved a tentative agreement with the Northfield Education Association, which is the union that represents Northfield teachers and licensed staff.  Northfield Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the new two-year contract includes a 2% salary increase for each year of the agreement, along with a 5% increase

Brent Nystrom and Jean Wakely on Northfield Rotary 4-Way Taste Festival and Bike Tour

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 8:59am
Northfield Rotarians Brent Nystrom and Jean Wakely talk about the annual Rotary 4-Way Taste Festival on Thursday, September 16 at the Red Barn Farm and the Rotary Bike Tour on September 25.

Sheriff Troy Dunn discusses safety on the roads

KYMN Radio - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 8:36am
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn discusses the high traffic fatality rate this year, safety on the roads, the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration, and more.

Olivier is district's teacher of the year, Findlay assistant of the year

Northfield News - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 9:33pm
The Northfield School District kicked off the 2021-22 school year Monday for staff at Northfield Middle School.
Categories: Local News

Recent rain too late for this year’s corn crop

Northfield News - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 5:37pm
Across much of Minnesota, by mid-August, drought impacts were ranked “extreme” to “severe.”
Categories: Local News

Charter Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:04pm
Event date: September 9, 2021
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057

District educators honored; Northfield Hospice offers help with grief; DJJD horsehoe hunt begins today

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:02pm
by Rich Larson On Monday, the Northfield School District and the Northfield Education Association kicked off the 2021-22 school year with the annual ceremony honoring educators and those who have been key partners in lending a hand to the education of Northfield’s young people.    Heather Olivier, the Northfield Middle School orchestra teacher, was honored as

Seminar explores contemporary critiques of the academy

St. Olaf College - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 11:24am
The Institute for Freedom and Community hosted a four-part faculty seminar this summer titled "Two Critiques of the Academy." 
Categories: Colleges

National Security This Week with Chip Laingen, 9-1-21 (The Defense Alliance of Minnesota Companies)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 10:00am
Host Jon Olson talks with Chip Laingen, Executive Director of the Defense Alliance, a collaboration of Upper Midwest businesses in the defense and national high technology industries.

With Gazelka poised to enter governor's race, Jasinski could see bigger role with GOP

Northfield News - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 9:29am
Minnesota Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, announced a run for the Republican nomination for governor Wednesday morning, but her announcement was upstaged by Sen. Paul Gazelka’s news that he is stepping down as Senate majority leader.
Categories: Local News

General Chair Galen Malecha on DJJD Days

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 9:28am
Galen Malecha, Defeat of Jesse James Days General Chair and Rice County Commissioner, discusses the upcoming Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration, and more.

Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig

KYMN Radio - Wed, 09/01/2021 - 8:16am
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig provides a preview of agenda items to be addressed by the City Council on Tuesday, September 7, and more.
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