Local activist wants city ordinance outlawing sidewalk art changed

Northfield News - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 7:15pm
A local activist is calling on the Northfield City Council to amend an ordinance banning sidewalk descriptions on public streets, following the city’s recent removal of chalk drawings in Bridge Square listing the names of Black Americans killed by police…
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Submit your 2021 high school graduate's information by Friday

Northfield News - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 4:00pm
The Northfield News will again publish its annual special section featuring area high school graduates. And just like last year, we’re celebrating the seniors two ways.
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Northfield Nursery School’s annual Yard Sale

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 3:08pm
NNS Preschool’s annual yard sale is Friday and Saturday, May 21st and 22nd from 8:00 am to noon. Every dollar from the sale provides scholarships to next year’s preschoolers. Sale will be at 1404 Washington St. in Northfield. Visit NNS Preschool on Facebook or for more details.

School districts focused on vaccine education as Carleton issues mandate

Northfield News - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 2:00pm
Last week, Carleton College became one of the first institutions of higher learning in Minnesota to require students and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccines to be allowed back on campus.
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Celebrating the philanthropic gift of Don and Marjorie Tarr

Northfield News - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 1:04pm
Northfield Shares, our community foundation, is honored to steward the philanthropic legacy of Don and Marjorie Tarr. Northfield residents for nearly 50 years, the Tarrs were stalwart community members, deeply engaged in many organizations and causes, locally, nationally, and globally.
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American Plum

At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.

The American Plum is a vigorous native shrub or small tree that packs a big punch. An abundance of fragrant white flowers emerge in spring and provide early food for pollinators and an incredible show for gardeners. Native bees are especially fond of the blooms. Later on, the foliage hosts several species of butterflies. In late summer, edible fruits are good for jams and jellies. 

American Plum grows happily in a variety of habitats, but it will grow with best vigor in moist, well-drained soil and good sun exposure. Dense shade will decrease vigor, but it can handle some shade and grows along the edges of woods in the wild. It is an excellent choice for erosion control and natural screening.

If left to run amok, this plum naturally forms a dense thicket, but it can be maintained as a tree or more compact shrub with regular pruning. A good trimming also helps control any sharp side branches and makes it suitable for smaller home gardens or more formal landscapes. 

In addition to its own merits, American plum is a good choice for gardeners looking to increase yields on Japanese plum varieties. 

Interested in learning more about spring flowering trees? Check out our blog on stunning flowering crabapples.




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Hillmann discusses summer programming; Council declares Travel & Tourism Week; Lakota artist public sculpture to be installed

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz called on the State Legislature to pass his proposed Summer Learning Plan. The program would send money to school districts around the state in order to enhance their summer offerings. The governor said that the money is in hand from the federal government, and it is

National Security This Week with Professor Jeff Ondich, 5-5-21 (Artificial Intelligence and National Security)

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:16am
Host Jon Olson talks with Professor Jeff Ondich, who chairs the Department of Computer Science at Carleton College, about the nexus of cyber and national security.

Brett Reese on Archer House, 5th Street Lofts, Bierman Building and more

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 9:15am
Brett Reese, President of Rebound Partners, talks about the status of the Archer House following the fire.  He also provides an update on the 5th Street Lofts which are slated to open June 1, renovation of the Bierman building, and redevelopment of the Paulson tree farm property.

Rhonda Pownell and Ben Martig recap City Council Meeting

KYMN Radio - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 8:43am
Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and City Administrator Ben Martig discuss the May 4 City Council meeting.  Topics include a project to update the City Hall building, upgrades to bathrooms at Odd Fellows Park, street reconstruction and overlay process, and more.

Mayan, Native American leaders dedicate 75-acre regenerative poultry farm

Northfield News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 4:45pm
The crowd, about 50 strong, gathered Saturday in a wooded spot on 75 acres of land just west of Northfield. Circling a mound of Minnesota clay, each held a candle, anticipating the blessing that was to come.
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Hospital could lose up to $400K after SEC orders investment liquidation

Northfield News - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 2:41pm
Northfield Hospital & Clinics could lose $400,000 in investments after allegations that a New York firm overstated the value of mutual funds and forced the company to liquidate nearly $500 million in assets.
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Draheim discusses conference committees; Northfield School District looking at 21-and-Over degree; Muhlenbruck to lead Merchants bank Northfield

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 12:02pm
By Rich Larson, News Director With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, all the major budget bills have been passed and are headed to conference committees. Before those committees can begin their negotiations, however, the leadership in the House and the Senate, along with the Governor, must come to an agreement on

Brendon Etter and Sam Temple of Merlin Players discuss new film staging “Running”

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 9:04am
Brendon Etter and Sam Temple of the Merlin Players talk about the upcoming film staging of “Running” that can be accessed by registering here.  

Lisa Peterson and Jane Bartho discuss upcoming Girls Nite Out

KYMN Radio - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 8:49am
Lisa Peterson and Jane Bartho of the Northfield Chamber of Commerce talk about Girls Nite Out coming up on Friday, May 7,  5:00 – 9:00 pm.      

Off-campus study perseveres at the Oregon Extension

St. Olaf College - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 9:24pm
While most off-campus study programs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Olaf students enrolled in the Oregon Extension Program were still able to participate in this program located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains.
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COVID's trajectory keeps 2021 DJJD in limbo

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 4:45pm
The status of the 2021 Defeat of Jesse James Days is in limbo as celebration leaders remain uncertain of the future status of COVID-19 and associated restrictions.
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Invasive species, tornado left park needing some TLC

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 4:00pm
With trees downed by a tornado that raced through the area and invasive buckthorn choking out native species, the Cannon River Wilderness Park may be the most obvious example of a Rice County park needing some TLC. But Matthew Verdick…
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Bar owner who defied COVID order selling Northfield, Lakeville businesses

Northfield News - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 1:13pm
Alibi at Froggy Bottoms owner Lisa Zarza, who made national headlines following her decision not to close her Lakeville establishment for in-person dining following an executive order in the deadliest stretch of the pandemic last December, is selling her Northfield…
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Artists on Main Street virtual workshop – 5/7, 11am

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:43pm

Join us to learn more about the Artists on Main Street program and how you can receive up to $2,000 in funding for creative placemaking projects in downtown Northfield!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please send an email to  For more info and to apply, visit

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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