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If it’s not rain, it’s soggy soil – Books and Stars has moved inside tonight

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:10pm

Due to the saturated ground at Way Park, Books & Stars has been moved to the high school auditorium this evening. Come and see the RAD Zoo Reptiles at 7 pm (1400 Division St. South, back parking lot entrance, door number 10)! Upcoming Books & Stars programming include the following Voice of Culture – August 2 @ Central Park, 7:00 pm Hope

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PROGRESS: Carleton College Weitz Center music building set for September opening

Northfield News - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:32pm
This September, six years after opening its doors, the Carleton College Weitz Center will do it again.
Categories: Local News

Northfield sets for record participation in 2017 Night to Unite

Northfield News - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 1:50pm
With 41 neighborhoods participating, 2017 Night to Unite in Northfield should be bigger than ever before.
Categories: Local News

Northfield DMV experiencing software difficulties

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 1:36pm

Northfield-Northfield DMV is still experiencing complications with the new statewide software upgrade. At this time, the only services that Northfield DMV can provide are Driver’s license transactions and DNR transactions. Motor Vehicle transactions such as tabs/registration, title transfers etc. are NOT able to be completed at this time. Faribault DMV is fully functioning and open.

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My Shade Garden

This year our shade perennials are looking fantastic.  Adequate rain and warm temperatures have combined to make it a great growing season.  Few mosquitoes are also adding the the pleasure of being outside!

First of all, my passion.  My hosta gardens.  With several hundred varieties among all of our different hosta gardens, it is hard to have a favorite.  Two that rise to the top are front and center on the side of the yard and they are Guardian Angel and Great Expectations.  Both are considered medium to large hosta plants and they are slow to medium on the growth scale.  This means that it will take several years to get a mature plant.

Guardian Angel & Great Expectations Hosta

Others grow more vigorously and mature faster.   We combine accents with rocks and garden art, and with other shade perennials.

Several years ago, one of our wholesalers gave us five perennials to do a trial with.

Aralia Sun King

The Aralia Sun King.  Even though “sun” is in the name – it is a shade perennial.  It is a large perennial – growing to 3′-4′ tall, but it is absolutely gorgeous!  We have all five planted close together and it definitely makes a statement.  The color absolutely radiates in the shade of the woods.  They are a late summer bloomer, and the blooms will give way to dark colored berries for the birds.

Aralia leaves

This is a definite winner in the world of shade perennials.

Our Ligularia “The Rocket” has been blooming for a couple of weeks now.  Tall spikes of yellow flowers offer the bees nectar.

Ligularia – “Rocket”

This is another taller perennial so it should be placed in the middle of a bed for height or along the backside / edge.   When this plant gets alot of direct sunlight, it does wilt somewhat even if it is well watered.

Ligularia

As soon as the sun moves around to the other side – it perks right up.

We have it planted with hostas and in with a hydrangea shrub.  The combination of colors and the bright white beacon of the hydrangea flowers light up this bed.

Quickfire Hydrangea blossoms

This is a prominent bed in our yard and we get many compliments on it.  Each fall, I cut some of the hydrangea blooms to use in holiday arrangements – both inside and out.

 

Two of our other shade shrubs that stand out are the Chokeberry and Elderberry.  The Chokeberry we have planted around our LP tank to help hide it.

The berries of a Viking Chokeberry

They are now getting almost tall enough to do the trick.  Hopefully, after another growing season they’ll do the job!  The berries are just ripening and the birds will have a tasty treat.

Lemon Lace Elderberry

The Lemon Lace Elderberry is another way of putting color into the shade garden.  In a hard winter, it will die down to crown and then will burst back in the spring.

Lemon Lace Elderberry

Combined with hosta, it makes a stunning combination.

We add pinks and reds to the gardens with planters of annuals.  Shade gardening is more about textures and contrasts and with some experimenting – you can have a shade garden others will envy!

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Categories: Businesses

Nfld School Board approves large Bond Referendum; NAFRS finalizes budget and adds a couple of cool tools; PUD approval delayed for parking and walkability

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:02pm

The Northfield School Board made it official.  On November 7th there will be two questions added to the ballot.  The District will be asking the community for an operating levy increase and a substantial $109 million for facilities.  Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said the first question will be to “revoke and replace” the current operating

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Jared Rose

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:22am

Fox 9 Photojournalist Jared Rose discusses his career and experiences behind the camera. Listen here: wayneeddy072617  

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Red Cross has Critical Summer Blood Shortage

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:28am

ST. PAUL​, Minn. (July 25, 2017) — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  Read more below: Red Cross blood drives

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Brett Reese

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:50am

Brett Reese talks about the September 9 Jesse Jame Bike Tour sponsored by the Northfield Rotary Club.  There will be a variety of routes to choose from and the event is open to all ages.  Proceeds will benefit community projects such as the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s  Safe Route to  Schools program.  He also

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Chief Nelson and Mayor Pownell

KYMN Radio - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:01am

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and Mayor Rhonda Pownell discuss Night to Unite on August 1st and more Night to Unite with Chief Nelson and Mayor Pownell

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HRA Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:29pm
Event date: August 10, 2017
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Pair of county jobs move out of voters' hands

Northfield News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:05pm
When Rice County voters go to the polls next year, they’ll find two fewer boxes to check.
Categories: Local News

Garden Party

The Children's House - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:45pm
Every garden begins with a seed. Ours was planted years before the land was even purchased on the outskirts of Northfield, MN. Edible Schoolyard creator, groundbreaking chef and former Montessori teacher, Alice Waters, was a huge influence and inspiration as I dreamed about my ideal school environment. The school garden, from which we would gather vegetables and herbs for cooking and sharing with families, was the very first thing that took real form at our school site.
The months before our opening in the fall of 2007 were filled with renovation and construction. Lots of trucks, lots of debris, and what felt like very slow progress. It was quite an overwhelming and anxious time. The clearing and plotting out of the school garden was, in contrast, a much more manageable task. The demolition of a small barn behind the house had left a plot of very fertile soil (the barn had housed some calves over the years, I believe). Although we raked and raked the soil that summer, each spring we still find remnants of that structure, mostly window glass and splinters of red painted wood. Many friends  came out to lend a hand, one was a master gardener who tested our soil and dispensed invaluable advice to this non-farming teacher. The garden began to take shape. We were so eager to plant so that everything could grow over the summer and greet the children when they arrived in the fall. We chose vegetables, herbs and fruits that would be complements to the cooking program I had always enjoyed in my classrooms.
Enrollment was in full swing for this new school and we were ready to host an informal "Garden Party" for families to join us out at our property. The building was still very much a construction zone but everyone was eager to come help plant and finish off the edible schoolyard for their children.Planting the garden was so satisfying and symbolic for all of us. It wasn't September yet, but already our school felt like a community--filled with love, joy and the promise of new growth.Next: The garden goes live.


Categories: Citizens

Secure Base Counseling Center sees continued growth, building expansion

Northfield News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:13pm
Secure Base Counseling Center can point to the number of people it employs as just one sign of exponential growth since the business started 5½ years ago. Another, more visible, example might be a look at the building it occupies…
Categories: Local News

John McCarthy

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:41pm

Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy discusses last night’s Council meeting including a 19 unit housing development with a delayed recommendation from the Planning Commission and more… John McCarthy 7-25-17

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Northfield Crazy Daze returns to Division Street Thursday

Northfield News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:24pm
It’s simple really: if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Categories: Local News

Fire service board members express differing opinions in survey

Northfield News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:47pm
For all their efforts, Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Board members still seem to be operating on different wavelengths.
Categories: Local News

Minnesota DOT looking for your input

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:44pm

The DOT says it wants to hear from us, so let’s not disappoint:

Take this short 10 minute survey

There have been a number of issues I’ve worked on that the DOT’s been involved in, particularly transmission and silica sand transport, and a noteworthy project here that thankfully did not go forward was Zip Rail.  These days, we’ve also got the Hwy. 63 bridge over the Mississippi River, and construction has started. The night view of what they’re building:

They’re also working on a 2nd passenger rail train to and from Chicago, which would directly serve Red Wing!  YES!

Let the DOT know what’s important to you, those little things like BRIDGE REPAIR, and maintenance.  Road work must be done, and now we’ve got the budget to get to the many things that were neglected during the Pawlenty era.  Expect delays, that’s the price we have to pay!

Categories: Citizens

Landowners have new options, website to help with buffer law

Northfield News - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:16pm
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources has two additional resources for landowners working to comply with the state’s buffer law.
Categories: Local News

Rain totals near 4 inches; Getting down to details in Fire Hall facade; Sen. Little to hold Town Hall at Nfld Library; County seeking Rights of Way for Co. Rd. 1 project

KYMN Radio - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:02pm

The rain just kept coming. Downtown Division street looked like a small river as the water came up over the curb and was flowing over the sidewalk.  When the rain looked like it was over, it started again.  We had 3.25 inches of rain measured at the KYMN studios on Division Street between 7 and

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