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Restored tractor preserves history of Pirkl Implement, city's John Deere dealer

Northfield News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 3:45pm
A piece of history from Pirkl Implement, a former John Deere tractor dealership in Faribault, recently found a new home at Rice County Historical Society.
Categories: Local News

Grocery Story – The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:20am

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Jon Steinman, author of  “Grocery Story – the promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants”. He deconstructs the big grocery store chains and shares what they’ve done to our farmers, our co-ops and our food! Grocery Story makes a compelling case for

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Minnesota's human services chief abruptly quits amid turmoil

Northfield News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:33am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey resigned abruptly Monday as head of Minnesota's largest state agency, just days after his two deputy commissioners quit with no public explanation.
Categories: Local News

U.S. Representative Angie Craig to hold town hall meeting focused on healthcare issues

KYMN Radio - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:14am

BURNSVILLE, MINN. [07/15/19] – On Sunday, July 21, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig will hold a Town Hall meeting in Apple Valley with a focus on healthcare issues. The number one issue Rep. Craig hears about when she talks to her neighbors is the need to address the cost of healthcare and the price of prescription

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Parejas toxicas, prevenir incendios y la fiesta de aniversario de 3 temporadas del programa

KYMN Radio - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:13pm

Tratamos el tema de evitar incendios en la casa, las parejas toxicas y la fiesta del programa el 20 de julio.

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Fine Tune archive #157 now 14 July 2019

KYMN Radio - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 7:15pm

This show first aired seven years ago today – I enjoyed listening back, hope you do, too: Fine Tune 07-14-12 #157 Both Sides Now / The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Tell Me Now / Becky Schlegel Now It’s Now Again / The Flatlanders Both Sides Now / Judy Collins Honey Now / Gillian Welch If

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DNR’s Heidi Wolf on invasive species in water and on land

KYMN Radio - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:55am

Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.  Dave and Andy talk with MN DNR Invasive Species Program Supervisor, Heidi Wolf, about zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, common buckthorn, and emerald ash borer. What we can do to assist the DNR in controlling

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Produce makes long-awaited debut at Riverwalk Market Fair

Northfield News - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:27am
The Riverwalk Market Fair was a bit busier Saturday morning, thanks to the farming season finally catching up to be able to provide fresh produce.
Categories: Local News

A Series of Book Appearances

My Musical Family - Joy Riggs - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:02pm
Now that my nonfiction book Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man (Nodin Press) is published and out in the world, I've been working diligently to line up events where people can learn more about the book and buy signed copies.

The first big event is the book launch party, set for Tuesday, July 16, from 7-9 p.m. at the Grand Event Center, 316 Washington St., in downtown Northfield. The event is open to the public. We'll have live music, snacks, and delicious cake from the Sugar Rose Bakeshop in New Prague. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through Content Bookstore, and rumor has it that Giant G will make his debut appearance (#G&Me photo ops encouraged).

Poster by Louisa Lawler, based on a concept by Steve LawlerSebastian with Giant GI'm so excited for this event I can hardly stand it. First of all, it's taking place at the historic former Ware Auditorium (now the Grand Event Center), which opened in 1899 — around the time that my great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, was establishing his musical career in a different opera house in the northern Minnesota town of Crookston (sadly, that Grand Opera House is no longer standing). Second, we'll have live music provided by a group of crackerjack student musicians. And third, did I mention the delicious cake? It will have edible frosting made to look like the cover of my book— how cool is that?

I don't recommend eating the actual book cover, pictured hereIf you can't attend the launch party but would like to order a book, don't worry. Stop in at Content Bookstore, or call or email the store and ask the friendly staff members to ship a book to you for only 99 cents (if you want it signed, let them know).

Or, you can also attend one of the other events I've lined up so far. For updated event information, visit my website, www.joyriggs.com.

Visiting my books at my local independent book shop, Content Bookstore
• Saturday, July 20, 1-3 p.m.: book signing at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, 112 Third St. W. Park Rapids, MN

• Friday, Aug. 2 & Saturday, Aug. 3, 1-5 p.m.: book signing at the Vintage Band Festival tent in Bridge Square in downtown Northfield

• Saturday, Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m.: book signing at Cherry Street Books, 503 Broadway St. in downtown Alexandria, MN

• Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:45-7:20 p.m.: book talk/signing before the 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud Municipal Band concert in Barden Park, 720 5th Ave. S. in St. Cloud, MN

• Thursday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m.: book reading at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, MN

• Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: book signing at the Deep Valley Book Festival, Loose Moose Saloon and Conference Center, downtown Mankato, MN

• Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9-10 a.m.: Breakfast Club presentation at the Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave., St. Cloud, MN

• Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-3 p.m.: book talk/signing at Leithold Music, 116 4th St. S. in La Cross, WI

• Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3-5 p.m.: book signing at Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., Duluth, MN

I'm also hoping to line up an appearance soon for the Des Moines area; check my website for details.
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Dundas council gives its blessing to 37 new homes

Northfield News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 1:45pm
More development could soon be on the way for Bridgewater Heights in Dundas.
Categories: Local News

The Weekly List – 7/11/19 “Baseball”

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:38pm

This week, during baseball’s All-Star Game, host Rich Larson explores a baseball theme on “The Weekly List.”  

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Seven young women hope to become a 2019 Rice County Fair ambassador

Northfield News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Kelsie DeMars, 17
Categories: Local News

John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:07am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum is Wayne’s guest.

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Clark Webster

KYMN Radio - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:25am

Clark Webster of the Save the Depot Campaign talks about the Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 Steam Engine that will be coming through Northfield next week.  The train will stop near the Depot from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.

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Workforce development scholarships seen as key recruiting tool

Northfield News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:15am
Hundreds of college-bound students across Minnesota now have the opportunity to be awarded workforce development scholarships worth $2,500 or more that will help them launch a career in a high-demand occupation in Minnesota.
Categories: Local News

Astilbe, Heuchera & Hosta

Walking around the yard this week has been such a delight.  The heat and humidity have been just what is needed for the annual planters and baskets.  They have just exploded.  

Astilbe

But then there are the perennials that are shining right now.  The astilbe – they just hang around the beginning of the summer but when their flower stalks blossom – they are beautiful.  They come in a variety of colors – white, off-white, pink, red and purples.  These are a part shade perennial and are so hardy.  

Heuchera

The heucheras are another wonderful shade perennial – grown more for the foliage than the flower stalk.  Another name for heucheras is Coralbells.  These perennials come in many different leaf colors – lime green, green, a shade of orange, and many different shades of purple – from a lighter purple to almost black.  You don’t prune back the heucheras – just a cleanup in the spring!  They need to be mulched in the first season, and need well drained soil.

Hosta Komodo Dragon

Now – both of these perennials are great additions to your hosta gardens.  They provide different colors, contrasts and focal points.  This year, I have had more questions on “What is one of your largest hosta”.  I have many large hosta – but one of the largest and also is a vigorous grower is Hosta Komodo Dragon.   A blue/green hosta – it is huge!  

Try combining your hostas with other shade perennials!  

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