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Traffic deaths up statewide, but continue downward slide

Northfield News - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 2:35pm
ST. PAUL — Traffic deaths in Minnesota increased 6% last year, but continue a downward trend over a five-year period, according to a state report released Thursday.
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Northfield man receives six years stayed sentence in heroin case; Lonsdale man convicted in July of domestic assault pleads guilty to another one; Northfield School District reaches tentative agreement with NEA; Northfield youth involvement in civics

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director A Northfield man who admitted to feeding his own heroin habit by selling the drug pleaded guilty to 2nd degree drug sale and was sentenced yesterday in Rice County Court. On February 7, 2019, agents with the Cannon River Drug Task Force searched 1210 Greenvale Avenue where  37-year-old Jeremy Jacob

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A Message from Otto: An Update on Life with the Alpacas

Northfield Construction Company - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:33am
Hi, Otto here. I thought it was probably time I updated you again on life with the Alpacas. To survive the brutal and cold winter months, both the Alpacas and I grew out our coats. It was at that moment that they realized I was not much different than they are, and they accepted me....
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Non-emergency phone lines to police departments are down

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:29am

Non-emergency phone lines from the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Faribault Police Department and Northfield Police Department to the 911 Center are down due to a fiber cut. Please use 911 if you need to call for assistance. For non-emergency calls, please use 507-645-4477. We will let you know as soon as these lines are restored.

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Northfield runner helps raise more than $10,000 for Alzheimer's awareness

Northfield News - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:30am
A Northfield man committed to combating Alzheimer’s disease has helped raise more than $10,000 this year.
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What’s Happening Today in my Garden

The calendar says it is still summer, but the low humidity, cooler temps and a north breeze makes us all think of Fall.  My favorite time of the year.

Sedum ‘Karl’

Walking around the yard today the fall perennials are coming into their own.  I was going to dig up my sedum because it has always flopped by this time.  With losing so many trees in the tornado last fall, I have more sun on this bed and my sedum is looking great!  Sedums are a great perennial because it is really low maintenance, and during the spring and summer, adds texture to the perennial bed.  Then, late summer it starts to blossom and will provide  beautiful fall color until frost.

The turtlehead are just starting to bloom.  The foliage of the

Turtlehead ‘Hot Lips’

turtlehead is a deep green – much deeper in color than most other greens from the surrounding plants.  It is a taller perennial, so be sure to place in the back of the bed, or in the center of an island bed.  It will spread somewhat so be ready for that!  

Ligularia ‘Othello’ Ligularia ‘Britt Marie Crawford’

Ligularia!  My ‘Rocket’ ligularia have already bloomed, but my Britt Marie Crawford and Othello just started blooming a weekor so ago.  Britt Marie Crawford with the deep purple leaves is stunning with the yellow flowers.  Again, these are taller perennials so watch your placement.  They stay put so no worries about spreading.

 

 

Rudbeckia Goldsturm in shade garden

Then again – my Goldsturm Rudbeckia.  We have many groups throughout the yard, but the picture here is of the boulder garden on the north side of our house.  It is beautiful.  We have had Rudbeckia blossoming forweeks now and it looks just as if it started.  It will be looking incredible until October!

Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

The hydrangeas continue to shine!  Shrub form or tree form – they are beacons in the garden.  The picture here is of our Vanilla Strawberry shrub form hydrangea.  We have some type of hydrangea on each side of the yard so no matter where we are – we are treated to the beauty of these plants.

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Protect Your Trees

Corrugated Tree Wraps

It’s time to start to protect your trees!  What you want to do is to protect the trunks of young trees against a variety of unfortunate things that could happen.

Here in the woods, we have put on tree protectors already because of the pressure from the deer.   Bucks will come and rub their antlers up against the bark of young trees.  Once you have seen a buck rub on your newly planted tree, you will be devastated.  A mark about 12″-18″ long up and down the side of the tree.  Depending on the tree and how deep the wound is – a tree may be able to recover and heal over from being “attacked” by the deer – but it will have a scar forever.

Spiral Tree Wraps

The other calamaties that can happen to these young trees include being dinner for the rabbits and mice in the winter when food is scarce and sun scald.   Mice will be under the snow and can nibble the bark down close to the ground.  Rabbits will do the same, only on their level.  Be aware though during the winter that when drifts start to form, rabbits can nibble on trees – 2′-3′ up by sitting on top of the snow!  

The damage caused by sun scald can severely damage a tree.  The warm late winter sun can warm the trunk causing the sap to start to run prematurely.  Then when the temperature dips to below freezing, the sap freezes, causing the bark to crack.  We refer to this as frost cracking.  Just like an antler rub from the deer, this causes a scar that will be with the tree for years.

To protect your trees, you need to wrap them.  We use a variety of white tree wraps.  Why white?  White will repel the rays of the sun.  You do not want to use anything black, or clear because it will warm the trunk up even more.  Make sure you get the wrap as close to the ground as you can and start wrapping up for 3′-4′. 

Flat corrugated plastic tree wrap

Wrap your trees now if you have deer pressure, or late Sept/Oct.  Remove the wraps in the spring.  We store ours in garbage bags – put them on the shelf in the garage and they are ready for installation again in the fall.  Most of our wraps last about 4-5 years, making it an affordable option for protecting your trees.

We have spiral wraps, 2′, 3′ & 4′ corrugated protectors and 4′ flat corrugated protectors.  Which one do you use?   The size of your tree will determine the most appropriate protector.  We are open 7 days a week!  Stop in and select the ones that will protect your trees.

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Jenna Dardis

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 9:44am

Jenna Dardis of Benjamin Bus talks about school bus safety. School begins next Tuesday!

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GALLERY: Go, fetch! Dog swim takes place at Old Memorial Pool

Northfield News - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 9:41am
Dogs were encouraged to swim and interact with each other during a dog swim Aug. 28 at Northfield Old Memorial Pool.
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Angelica Linder

KYMN Radio - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 9:40am

Angelica Linder, Outreach Coordinator of the Northfield Public Library, talks about her role at the library and the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration kicking off on September 14.

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2019 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt clue No. 2

Northfield News - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 8:43am
Clue No.2:
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Man pleads not guilty to murder in OD death; Bid awarded for Dundas City Hall; No more “Garage of Goodness”; Hillmann announces NEA award winners

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The man law enforcement says is responsible for the heroin overdose of 38-year-old Jason Madow last June pled not guilty yesterday in Rice County Court. 28-year-old Anthoney Fugalli has been in the Rice County jail since June of last year, charged with multiple counts of selling heroin between April and

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Brett Reese

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:08am

Brett Reese, long-time Northfielder and Managing Principal at Rebound Enterprises LLC, is Wayne’s guest. Reese recently made a generous donation to the Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee.  

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Rhonda Pownell and Meleah Follen

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:43am

Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Meleah Follen, Youth Engagement Director for the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, talk about efforts to expand youth voices in the community and the various boards and commissions on which youth are serving.  

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Cathy Osterman

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:32am

Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Cathy Osterman talks about NHS events coming up during the Defeat of Jesse James Days including the Joseph Lee Heywood Memorial Service on Wednesday, September 4, that kicks off DJJD. For more information on Northfield Historical Society events, visit www.northfieldhistory.org.  

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“Supporting Farmers in Tough Times” meeting to be held September 3

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:26am

August 28, 2019 Source: Claire LaCanne, Extension Educator-Ag Production Systems University of Minnesota Extension  Rice & Steele Counties Release Date: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Supporting Farmers in Tough Times” Meeting to be held September 3 Owatonna, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension will host “Supporting Farmers in Tough Times,” an educational meeting for area professionals who

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2019 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt clue No. 1

Northfield News - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 7:03am
This is the true story of Alexander Franklin James. Born Jan. 10, 1843, in Clay County, Missouri and died Feb. 18, 1915 (aged 72) in Clay County.
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DJJD 2019 Horseshoe Hunt, Clue #4

KYMN Radio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 7:01am

by Tim Freeland This is the true story of Alexander Franklin James. Born January 10, 1843. Clay County, Missouri. Died February 18, 1915 (aged 72). Clay County, Missouri. Clue #4 – Saturday, August 31st, 2019 Frank yelled at Joseph Lee Heywood, “You are the cashier, now open the safe you S.O.B.”. Joseph claimed he couldn’t open

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$4.7M county shop expansion OK'd as maintenance needs grow

Northfield News - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 6:45am
The Rice County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to take bids on a $4.7 million expansion of the county’s main highway shop in Faribault.
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Impact a young boy made after his death the subject of Northfielder's new book

Northfield News - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:57pm
In May 2013, 10-year-olds Mohamed Fofana and Haysem Sani were killed in a landslide in the Lilydale Park area of St. Paul while on a school trip.
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