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Lawmakers wrestle with regulating drones amid privacy concerns

Northfield News - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:00am
At all levels, law enforcement agencies of all types are increasingly using drones to conduct their work. Outside of established protections established in the Bill of Rights and freedom of information laws like Minnesota’s Data Privacy Act, few restrictions currently…
Categories: Local News

ArtZany: Paradise Center for the Arts Blue Collar BBQ Music & Arts Festival

KYMN Radio - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:24am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes Kristen Twitchell, Executive Director of the Paradise Center for the Arts to preview the Blue Collar BBQ Music & Arts Festival and other upcoming events and programming. paradisecenterforthearts.org   Blue Collar BBQ Music & Arts Festival Saturday, 10 August 11AM-11PM Cover Starts at 6PM $10 Adv. $15 Day

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Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Rudbeckia Goldsturm is one of the most classic perennials.  It has been blooming now in gardens for several weeks and will continue up until frost.   It’s common name is Black Eyed Susan.

It has to make you smile.  The bright yellow / gold flower petals brighten up even the cloudiest of days.   This perennial has earned the title of perennial of the year in 1999.  It can grow in Zone 3 – all the way to Zone 9.  Most of the country.   The height is 18″-24″.  There are different cultivars that are shorter.

If you read the tag of the Goldsturm Rudbeckia – it will say “Full Sun”.  I have three different clusters of them – one on the north side of our house, one on the south side and a smaller cluster out in my hosta garden.  All are growing beautifully right now and look radiant.  Since we live in the woods – the sun on the north side is only a few hours, the hosta garden about half day now that we lost so many trees, and on the south side of our house – it may be about 6 hours of sun a day.   They bloom for months – but start just a little later than those in full sun.

They will self seed – so if you want a contained plant – this might not be the one to choose.  We leave them all winter and cut them down in the spring.  The seed heads add winter interest to the garden as well as a food source to the wintertime birds.  There is something special about seeing a little Chickadee going after the seed heads with snow coming down.  

Pair the Goldsturm Rudbeckias with Coneflowers  and you will have a minature prairie planting! 

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Categories: Businesses

Mulching trees

Mulching a newly planted tree is a must.  What does mulching do?   Several very important things.  It helps retain moisture.  It keeps mower decks and weed whips away from the tender bark of a tree (one of the biggest causes of death in young trees) and it prevents competition from weeds and grass.  

A tree is an investment.  Whether you can afford a really large tree – or a more modest tree – to you it is an investment.  By properly mulching the tree, you are taking one step into the long term viability and success of your new tree.

Volcano mulching

I drove down one of the streets in Northfield where there was new commercial development taking place.  The developer had installed several boulevard trees and they had been “volcano” mulched.  A no-no in the mulching your tree world.  Volcano mulch is where the mulch is highest around the trunk of the tree – usually 4 to 5 inches up the trunk and goes down to the ground around the tree – kind of like making the tree the lava in this volcano example.  

Volcano mulching can seriously damage the bark of young trees.  That bark is super thin and when there is several inches of mulch around the base of the tree – it is the perfect habitat for insect development and mice to hide, and it holds moisture all around the trunk which could lead to rotting of the trunk.  

Proper mulching is where there is little to no mulch around the base of the tree and then tapering up to about 3″- 4″ high out to where you began to dig your hole.  This enables all rain and watering water to congregate right over the root ball of the tree which is so critical in the first few months in the life of a newly planted tree.  After the first year, you can level it off a little so it isn’t quite so pronounced.  

My picture here is of one of our trees that we have planted in our woods following the tornado so it is not the best picture – but it shows the bare trunk and the mulch coming out and up.  

We’ll be touching a little more on watering and winter protection for your trees in future blogs – but if you have “volcano” mulched your newly planted tree – re-do the mulching for the health of the tree.

 

 

 

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Categories: Businesses

'It's like time stood still': Couple fights to preserve ancestors' 164-year-old cabin

Northfield News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 5:00pm
In 1855, German settlers built a cabin on land that is now Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. Six generations later, one of their descendants is fighting to save it.
Categories: Local News

Darrin Stowe

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:25pm

NAFRS firefighter and former Commander of the local VFW talks about the blood drive they had (this aired on July 29th) and also the special connection the Rescue Squad has with our Northfield VFW and their fundraising drive for a new truck.

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Darrin Stowe

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:25pm
NAFRS firefighter and former Commander of the local VFW talks about the blood drive they had (this aired on July 29th) and also the special connection the Rescue Squad has with our Northfield VFW and their fundraising drive for a new truck. [zoomsounds_player type=”detect” dzsap_meta_source_attachment_id=”81093″ source=”https://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Darrin-Stowe-7-29-19.mp3″ config=”KYMNPlayer” autoplay=”off” loop=”off” open_in_ultibox=”off” enable_likes=”off” enable_views=”off” play_in_footer_player=”off” enable_download_button=”on” download_custom_link_enable=”off”]

URGENT – how to help in Mississippi

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 1:58pm

There are organizations working on helping with dealing with the mess of the ICE raids yesterday at Peco and Koch chicken processing plants, where workers were hauled out of the plants on the first day of school. Some people scooped up have been released, some are being “processed” in Jackson, MS, and some are being shipped off to Louisiana for further “processing.” Meanwhile, many children were released from school and finding a parent or parents are nowhere to be found.

For affected families, call 978-997-3300 (thanks to Southeast Immigrant Rights Network).

CLICK HERE to donate to ACLU, they’re on this NOW!

CLICK HERE to donate to Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance.

Volunteer attorneys needed — CLICK HERE – and other volunteers too — Mississippi Center for Justice

Mississippi Center for Justice – what they’re doing

CLICK HERE to donate to Mississippi Center for Justice

Mississippi Center for Justice will be issuing press release soon, and will post when received.

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network is helping on the ground. They created this form for anyone wanting to help fill out, even if not in MS or if not Spanish speaker. Share widely http://bit.ly/StandWithMS

Categories: Citizens

Should the state of Minnesota compensate farmers for buffer land?

Northfield News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:56pm
Harold Wolle has grown corn and soybeans on his farm near St. James in southwest Minnesota since 1976. Lately, Wolle has been growing brome grass, too. But it’s not for sale.
Categories: Local News

NH&C expansion jumps in cost by over $1M; New Northfield officer sworn in; 2018-19 winter ‘most severe weather in a decade’ according to MnDOT

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director At over a million dollars more than estimated, Northfield Hospital and Clinics moves forward with their Clinic and Birth Center expansion. President and CEO Steve Underdahl shared the final plans with the Northfield council this week along with the cost. The bids for the estimated $13 million project came in

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NH&C expansion jumps in cost by over $1M; New Northfield officer sworn in; 2018-19 winter ‘most severe weather in a decade’ according to MnDOT

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:02pm
By Teri Knight, News Director At over a million dollars more than estimated, Northfield Hospital and Clinics moves forward with their Clinic and Birth Center expansion. President and CEO Steve Underdahl shared the final plans with the Northfield council this week along with the cost. The bids for the estimated $13 million project came in […]

David DeLong

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:23am

Northfield City Councilperson David DeLong is Wayne’s guest.  

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David DeLong

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:23am
Northfield City Councilperson David DeLong is Wayne’s guest. [zoomsounds_player type=”detect” dzsap_meta_source_attachment_id=”81076″ source=”https://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/David-DeLong-080819.mp3″ config=”KYMNPlayer” autoplay=”off” loop=”off” open_in_ultibox=”off” enable_likes=”off” enable_views=”off” play_in_footer_player=”off” enable_download_button=”on” download_custom_link_enable=”off”]  

Teddy Roosevelt regales audiences with storytelling, history in Central Park

Northfield News - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:42am
Anyone passing by Northfield’s Central Park Aug. 7 may have noticed an anachronistic guest: Theodore Roosevelt.
Categories: Local News

Mark Henry

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:04am

General Manager of the Dakota County Fair Mark Henry discusses the events of the fair.   Today (Thursday) is senior day at the fair.  The Dakota County Fair runs August 5 – 11.

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Mark Henry

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:04am
General Manager of the Dakota County Fair Mark Henry discusses the events of the fair.   Today (Thursday) is senior day at the fair.  The Dakota County Fair runs August 5 – 11. [zoomsounds_player type=”detect” dzsap_meta_source_attachment_id=”81070″ source=”https://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mark-Henry.mp3″ config=”KYMNPlayer” autoplay=”off” loop=”off” open_in_ultibox=”off” enable_likes=”off” enable_views=”off” play_in_footer_player=”off” enable_download_button=”on” download_custom_link_enable=”off”]

Carol Fredrickson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 9:57am

Carol Fredrickson of the Three Links Care Center Auxiliary talks about the mission of the Auxiliary and a free dinner and meeting scheduled for August 13, 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Care Center for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Auxiliary.

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