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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 19 min 54 sec ago
Nursing homes, hospitals and churches are popular locations for St. Olaf students to share their musical talent off the Hill, but two Oles are adding an unexpected and underserved location to that lis
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How To Disappear Completely

Manitou Messenger - 19 min 54 sec ago
The members of Radiohead are masters of the unconventional album release. In 2007, for In Rainbows, they were the first major act to utilize the pay-what-you-want download model that has since been ad
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Lyric Theater’s muscial revue recieves positive reviews

Manitou Messenger - 19 min 54 sec ago
diences with their production of the opera Der Vampyr.  Luckily for everyone who left that show wanting more, Lyric Theater is back at it again with their 2016 spring show, Light.  This year’s product
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Myswyken production of Middletown muses on life and death

Manitou Messenger - 19 min 54 sec ago
In the shadow of a town’s insecurities, an awkward but honest quest for human affection and affirmation is laced through with humor and wonder at the stars. Ian Sutherland ’18 directed 10 student acto
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Senior art majors to end year with double-show

Manitou Messenger - 19 min 54 sec ago
On Sunday, May 8, senior art majors will have their final pieces on display throughout Dittman Center during “Lasting Legacy” and “The Senior Art Show.”  There are more featured artists than ever bef
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15 with the Author | ‘What’s it Like in Space – stories from Astronauts who’ve been there’ 5/30/16

KYMN Radio - 5 hours 57 min ago

Alan Shepard wept when he looked back at Earth as he stood on the Moon.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Ariel Waldman about her new book, “What’s it Like In Space – Stories from Astronauts who’ve been There”.  She tells us why a towel is the most important item an […]

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GALLERY: Memorial Day Ceremony in Northfield

Northfield News - 6 hours 6 min ago
The annual Northfield Memorial Day ceremony took place Monday at Northfield Area Veterans Memorial Park at Riverside Park in Northfield.
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A Pioneer of Women's Rights: Phebe Sudlow, the First Female School Superintendent in the United States

Rob Hardy - Rough Draft - 9 hours 28 min ago
In 1860, twenty-nine year old Phebe Sudlow had been teaching for twelve years—for most of that time in a one-room school schoolhouse in rural Scott County, Iowa—when she was appointed principal at Grammar School No. 2 in the city of Davenport.

When she found that the salary she had been offered was less than that of a male colleague in the same position, Sudlow she brought up the issue with the school board. At the time, lower salaries for women were justified on the grounds that female teachers—unmarried women who left teaching when they married—had only themselves, while male teachers had families to support. The school board refused to raise Sudlow’s pay, but she continued to press the issue.
In 1874, when she was chosen to become Davenport’s superintendent of schools, she again approached the school board and refused to accept the position unless her salary was equal to that of her male predecessor.
“Gentlemen,” she told the school board, “if you are cutting the salary because of my experience, I have nothing to say; but if you are doing this because I am a woman, I’ll have nothing more to do with it.
The school board agreed to Sudlow’s conditions, and she was hired as the first female superintendent of schools in the United States. Thanks to Sudlow’s efforts, the teachers’ contract in Davenport was changed to offer equal pay to men and women—decades before this became the standard practice elsewhere.
In an address given as the first female  president of the Iowa State Teachers Association in 1877, Sudlow said: "I cannot understand why equal attainment, equal culture, and equal strength of purpose and will should not have equal influence whether in man or woman."

The following year, she was hired as the first female professor at the University of Iowa. As one newspaper reported: "Every institution of this kind should have at least one lady in its faculty; and we know of no one more worthy to fill the place than Miss Sudlow."

(Photo from the Davenport School Museum)
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Fine Tune #334 around again… 29 May 2016

KYMN Radio - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 7:15pm

Host Wendy Nordquist hosts an eclectic hour of acoustic, Americana, jazz, old-time, roots and world music every Sunday evening from 6-7 p.m. Fine Tune 05-29-16 Going around again with ‘around’-titled songs: Jivin’ Around / Al Casey I’ll Be Around / Doris Day We Never Talk Much, We Just Sit Around / Dean Martin & Helen […]

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Hart Hornor Closes Carleton Career With Another All-America Award

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:56pm

On the final day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Carleton College Senior Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) capped his stellar career at Carleton with yet another All-America performance as he finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:36.37.

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Steinke Caps Brilliant Career by Taking Home All-America Honors in 5000m

Carleton Sports - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 5:09pm

WAVERLY, Iowa – On the final day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Ruth Steinke (Sr./Lima, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) earned All-America honors for the fifth time in her illustrious Carleton career.

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Summer reading info and book slips are ready!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:25am
You will find them at the top of the steps by the YA books!


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Buckner Finishes in 16th place in the Decathlon, Cook-Gallardo in 15th in the 800 Meter Run

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 8:31pm

Still recovering from an injury that knocked him out of the MIAC Championships two weeks ago Jerry Cook-Gallardo (So./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) finished his impressive sophomore campaign by finishing in 15th in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Also competing today was sophomore Jack Buckner (Seattle, Wash./Northwest) as he finished out day 2 of the Decathlon in 16th place with a final overall score of 6120. 

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Campbell Wins National Title in Heptathlon

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 8:15pm

WAVERLY, Iowa – Establishing her dominance early on in day two of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships, Amelia Campbell (Sr./Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) capped her Carleton career and won the heptathlon with a point total of 5108.

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Northfield Memorial Day Ceremony a lasting tradition for Ozmuns

Northfield News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 6:55pm
When Memorial Day rolls around each year, you can bet to see Ray Ozmun at the Northfield Memorial Day ceremony.
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Hydro power, old generation flooding the Great Plains

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 6:39pm

50 years ago, on a family vacation, we went to Ft. Peck, stayed at Hell Creek State Park, which more than lived up to its name then, with miles and miles of nothingness, except for the Park Ranger and his trusty pup.  He’d spent his day shooting rattlesnakes, he had a bagfull of them, and showed them to us, advising that we keep an eye open!  The coolest, and hottest, camping experience ever.  So of course I’ve wanted to go back, and this is the perfect time.  It’s cool at night, and it had rained the night before, and it was SO green, blinding, and not at all like the desolate wasteland I’d remembered.  Same spot 50 years later… (how did THAT happen?)

The park is in a pickle, seems there’s no money available for needed improvements, like a single phase line that’s at capacity (AACK, just found a tick!  Now it’s a dead tick!), septic over capacity, and tens of thousands of folks come there to fish. They put together a “Master Plan” but it wasn’t clear the purpose, and instead of being a Master Plan, I think it was a way to set out the issues facing the Park and to try to figure out what to do about it.

Hell Creek State Park (Montana) – Comments due 11/25

I don’t get it, it’s a foreign world to me.  Everyone there had a big honkin’ pick up truck, and a 5th wheel and towing a big boat that probably cost more than my house!  And if they didn’t have the three part rig, they pulled a YUGE trailer and a friend pulled the YUGE fishing boat.  To get there, it’s a 26 mile drive over washboard gravel, with so much dust that I don’t know if it will ever come out of the van.  Washing it might induce a mudslide!

Not all that far away in miles, but a trip out and back over that long dirt road, is the Ft. Peck dam and power house, and so of course I called up and arranged a tour.  Very cool, but no photos allowed.  I recognized the museum, the first part of the tour, from 50 years ago, back in the days when we took family “utility infrastructure” trips.  And guess who worked on the dam?

There are two power houses, one, the oldest, with three turbines and a 105 nameplate capacity, and two in power house #2, which have a 80 MW capacity.  One of the turbines in unit 1 is being replaced, is much smaller, but will be much more efficient and have a higher capacity.

Ft. Peck is the largest earthen dam in the world!  The Army Corps built a handful of dams on the Missouri, Ft. Peck, Tarrison (400 MW)(where we are now), Oahe (595 MW), Big Bend (468 M), Ft. Randall (320 MW), and Gavins Point (100 MW).  Most of these are probably overdue for serious rehab.

Between all of these dams, there’s some serious power generation going on, but there’s also a problem with low water levels, putting generation at risk and requiring a FERC docket to address allocation.  And of course, I was wondering where they sell the power, and it’s operated by the Army Corps to this day, and power is sold through the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Power Marketing Area and Western Area Power Authority (WAPA).  Dispatch is supposed to happen out of a complex in Watertown, SD.  Transmission out of Ft. Peck runs mostly east, but some to the west!  From Ft. Peck, there are two 115kV lines, one 230 kV line, one 161 kV line, one 69 kV line, and one 34.5 kV line.  Of the big collection of dams, there’s a transmission network moving the energy around:

Little is said about the impact of the flooding on the Assiniboine Nation, which met Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 6, 1934, to address those issues when he came out to cheer on the construction efforts.  Now there’s “Ft. Peck” Reservation, north and east of the dam.  The impacts of flooding on First Nations was part of the FERC docket regarding allocation, because a decrease in output and change in allocation will likely have an impact on local residents:

PICK-SLOAN MISSOURI BASIN PROGRAM Eastern

From the “Answers” to comments, it seems FERC didn’t see it the same way:

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And now we’re on to our second dam of the trip, Garrison Dam, and Ft. (not Grant) Stevenson, which has a great campground.  Very nice, though sites are too close together.  And once again, everyone has these huge rigs, some crammed in 3 to a space, circling the wagons, with a big campfire in the middle where they all hang out.  I can’t help but snort, because many don’t know how to back up!!!  There oughtta e a law, can’t back up — can’t go forward.  And campgrounds accommodate these sorts of folks by making half the sites pull-throughs.

So anyway, on to the Soudan Mine and neutrino lab.  How much fun can I stand?

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Historical Society Plans for Summer

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:41pm

Hayes Scrivens 5-26-summer  

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Liquor Store Closed

City of Northfield Calendar - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 4:29pm
Event date: May 30, 2016
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location:
116 W. 5th St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Memorial Day

Counterfactuals ready second LP, host release show on June 10

Northfield News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 2:30pm
Everyone has “a thing.”
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