Small Batch Composting: Assembly Required

My Northern Garden - Mary Schier - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:50am

In my prior garden, I had the room and the setting to take a relaxed attitude toward composting. I built a cage for food and yard waste, tossed things in there and once or twice a year, gave it a turn with the garden fork. It took a couple of years, but I had nice ... Read More about Small Batch Composting: Assembly Required

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Categories: Citizens

Otto brings valued visits to Northfield Retirement Community

Northfield News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:23am
Visitors are a welcomed part of any day for residents at Northfield Retirement Community (NRC), and visitor volunteers are a valued resource. Jon Otto is one such volunteer, but he shares his time in several areas at NRC.
Categories: Local News

Cold temperatures, winter weather predicted to begin Wednesday in Minnesota

Northfield News - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:13am
Monday and Tuesday felt like spring in Minnesota, but the rest of the week is looking like winter.
Categories: Local News

Missing person alert

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:28am

UPDATE from BCA 11:20am 4-10-19: Cancel Coon Rapids PD missing person Theodore Copeland alert. Theodore was located safe in St. Louis County. Thank you to all who helped look for him.   The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Theodore Copeland, 85, of Coon Rapids. Theodore was last seen at his

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ADUs: Reframing the discussion

Betsey Buckheit - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:11am
After what seemed like unanimity and a strong sense of purpose at the Planning Commission, the Council discussion about Accessory Dwelling Units has been dispiriting to watch thus far and the public comments even more so. Since the Council will have another go at ADUs today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at their worksession, I’d like …
Categories: Citizens

John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:45am

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy discusses the open city administrator position due to McCarthy’s upcoming retirement.  The search has been narrowed to five finalists.  Interviews will take place on May 1. A press release is expected soon with the names of the finalists.

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Superintendent Matt Hillmann

KYMN Radio - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 9:37am

Northfield School Superintendent Matt Hillmann discusses the April 7 School Board meeting.  The District is considering purchasing property on Gleason Road which the District currently leases for its shop.  Other topics are reading curriculum, leasing of technology devices, and the future of a home for gymnastics.

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No. 37 Knights handle Macalester, 7-2

Carleton Sports - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:21pm

The Carleton College men’s tennis battled windy conditions and a regionally-ranked opponent on Monday, and the No. 37-ranked Knights secured a 7-2 victory and improved to 17-2 on the season and handed Macalester College its first conference loss of the season.

Categories: Colleges

A conversation with ‘West Wing’ actress Anna Deavere Smith

St. Olaf College - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:59pm
While actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith was on campus to receive an honorary degree, she sat down for a conversation with student writer Joshua Qualls '19. Read what she shared.
Categories: Colleges

The Guild’s studio monitors mix creative passions with volunteering

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 2:00pm
At the Northfield Arts Guild, there are many volunteers you get to see like ushers at a show or greeters at the front desk. However, unless you are a clay artist, you might never come across one group of volunteers…
Categories: Local News

Maders continue a lifelong tradition of volunteering

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:08pm
Patrick (Packy) and Karen Mader both credit their parents for modeling and teaching the value of volunteering and giving back to others. The lessons learned during their youth have been a cornerstone in living lives filled with happiness and service…
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City officials seek State $ for Transfer Station; Severe Weather Awareness week; NHC releases online collections of Nfld historical materials; Jefferson Rd to close

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:02pm

Northfield has asked the State for dollars for a transit hub in the Q-Block where the Old Depot continues restoration.  Administrator Ben Martig said they’re looking at a heated Transfer Station with a waiting area and bathroom facilities, an access road and a parking lot.  They’ve asked for $2.5 million to pay for the whole

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Beautiful Blossoms for Spring

Every year as winter fades and spring begins, I look forward with great anticipation to the flowering of the Forsythia shrubs and the Redbud trees. The riot of intense yellow and magenta colored blossoms lift my spirit and renews hope for another growing season full of garden delights.

Forsythia in full bloom.

Northern Gold Forsythia and Meadowlark Forsythia are the two selections we can count on to reliably provide the burst of intense yellow blossoms that unquestionably say “Spring has Sprung!” Most of the other forsythia varieties that have received a lot of marketing in recent years are just not as tough and reliable as Northern Gold and Meadowlark. Pick a location with good drainage and at least a half day of sun to get your Forsythia shrub to perform well. These will get to be about 6′-8′ tall and wide so allow a spot that they can grow into.

While Redbud trees are native to states south of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota did a great job selecting a strain of Redbud tough enough to perform well in the southern half of the state. I absolutely love the intense violet/magenta of the Minnesota Strain Redbud flowers that open fully before any leaves emerge – usually in late April. Every single vividly colorful blossom is visible because no leaves are present to obscure blossoms. Here’s the best part: The blossoms of the Redbud last 15 to 30 days rather than the 5 to 10 days as is the case with most other spring flowering trees.

Redbud – Minnesota strain

Maybe this is the year to treat yourself to a wonderful explosion of spring color by planting Forsysthia shrubs or a Redbud tree. They are sure to give you years of enjoyment.

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Categories: Businesses

The Rotary Club of Northfield Announces ‘Good Neighbor’ Award

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:34am

The Rotary Club of Northfield recently named Mar Valdecantos Rotary’s Good Neighbor for 2019. The award goes each year to a non-Rotarian resident of Northfield School District whose community work reflects Rotary’s commitment to “service above self.” Mar is a tireless advocate for under-represented members of the community. She serves as chair of Northfield Human

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Manny Villafana, Parts 1, 2 & 3

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:00am

Manny Villafana is a pioneer in biomedical device development.  While co-inventing the lithium powered pacemaker (with Northfielders Don Hanson and Bill Palmquist), Villafana founded his first company, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.  He went on to found 7 more companies, including St. Jude’s Medical and, most recently, Kips Bay Medical.  Here he shares his life from his

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Zoning Board of Appeals & Planning Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:25am
Event date: April 18, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 11:59 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Dick Simon

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:56am

Dick Simon, President of D & S Cement in Northfield, is Wayne’s guest.  Among other things, he talks about raising chickens!

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Mike Krance and Milosha Malecha

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:49am

Northfield Shares Executive Director Mike Krance and Milosha Malecha, Director of Activities and Volunteers at Northfield Retirement Community, talk about National Volunteer Week which is April 7 – 13 and volunteer opportunities in the area.

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Senator Rich Draheim

KYMN Radio - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:42am

State Senator Rich Draheim provides his weekly legislative update and talks about a town hall meeting that he and Representative Todd Lippert held in Northfield on Sunday which included discussions about “driver’s license for all” and health care.

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Evaluation of SE Minnesota bridges begins April 10

Northfield News - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:15am
Motorists in southeast Minnesota should be alert for lane closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation begins bridge inspections of state, city and county bridges.
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