NBC comedians cater to Ole audience

Manitou Messenger - 38 min 59 sec ago
On Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. (well, more like 8:45 – they were late) students gathered in the Pause for comedy duo Dave and Ethan’s College Dating Coaches show. Some in the audience knew them from their on
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International terrorism impacts St. Olaf students

Manitou Messenger - 38 min 59 sec ago
The Friday, Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris shocked the world, and the effects of the tragedy were felt on the St. Olaf campus. The series of coordinated terrorist attacks, which included suicide b
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Not the End

Manitou Messenger - 38 min 59 sec ago
Underneath, we still feel the pain  It’s like fire chewing on wood Yet each morning we hide the flames Acting unlike what we should My home has been destroyed, My priorities have been changed
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Manitou Messenger - 38 min 59 sec ago
There are too many words and yet never enough. Too many roles to reveal But never adjectives descriptive enough A thread fraying with webs And webs fraying with threads As we try to braid them in
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St. Olaf Sentiments: November 20, 2015

Manitou Messenger - 38 min 59 sec ago
By Avery Ellfeldt ’19 A windy day, 68 degrees, my favorite song is playing and a whole lot more than air is swirling around my head. I’ve been at college for approximately six weeks, each one tea
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Where are the “Prayers for _______”

Carol Overland - Legalectric - 1 hour 56 min ago

Methinks cognitive dissonance has people’s minds in a wringer leading to silence.

Whenever a police officer is killed or seriously injured on the job, my facebook feed lights up with “Prayers for _______,” “blue line” memes, and #policelivesmatter hashtags.  Officer Garrett Swasey was killed by a white male terrorist at Planned Parenthood of Colorado Springs, likely one of the first on the scene of that violent attack.  Five other officers, not publicly identified, were injured.  Yet the internet is silent.  The usual many, many comments are not there.  Only two of the many people I know who are usually filling the feed with “Prayers for” comments have offered concern about the fallen officer, and there’s been nothing at all regarding those injured.

Here’s a remembrance in the New York Times:

Garrett Swasey, Officer Killed in Colorado, Is Recalled for Courage and Faith


Officer Garrett Swasey was champion skater, church elder

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Damn Immigrants

Even here at the windswept edge of the prairie, a patriot can find stubborn pockets of unassimilated immigrants.

This crude flag, seen today on an excursion southeast of my home town, speaks volumes about the recondite nature of the immigrants who dwell in the run-down compound of which this building is just one part.

Who knows what un-American spirits animate these immigrants. One can assume they’ve stubbornly retained the surnames they brought with them over the wide Atlantic – names full of ugly consonants and unlikely vowels that confound the American tongue.

Do these immigrants even know our Constitution, or recite our Pledge of Allegiance? Perhaps they – like their countrymen who never fled their rocky homeland – still follow the dictates of their king. Certainly, their farmstead suggests no interest in a Jeffersonian ideal of the citizen.

Whatever their political views, however, we can be sure that these immigrants adhere to the 16th century teachings of a raving Teutonic priest who sought to overturn the social order and who achieved decades of bloody religious warfare. As mute proof of their religiosity, a temple dedicated to this madman’s sect stands but a short distance from the compound, its minaret-like steeple looming over a think line of trees.

And what of more quotidian interests? Judging by the state of repair of the several motor vehicles in the compound, the immigrants can only with difficulty venture to the markets in town. Do they wear our clothes? Do they read our books? Do they eat our food? A patriot might reasonably wonder whether they have ever enjoyed the truest American delicacies such as hamburgers, pizza, or tacos. Until they do, that patriot should fear for the wholeness and unity of the Republic.

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First-Half Dry Spell Dooms Knights at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Carleton Sports - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:30pm

The Carleton College men’s basketball team shot a season-low 32.6 percent overall and could not keep pace Claremont-Mudd-Scripps as the Stags shot 54.2 percent in securing a 64-43 result in the finale of the David Wells Classic.

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Sarah Waldfogel’s Late Triple Gives Knights 64-62 Win Over Central

Carleton Sports - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 8:51pm

The Knights capped a fourth-quarter comeback when Sarah Waldfogel drained a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to lift the Carleton College women’s basketball team to a 64-62 victory over Central (Iowa) College on Saturday afternoon.

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Northfield council to vote on final levy next week; two options proposed

Northfield News - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 4:34pm
The Northfield City Council will see two general levy options next week, both of which are near 2 percent.
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GALLERY: Locals visit downtown during Northfield's 'Small Business Saturday'

Northfield News - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 1:15pm
"Small Business Saturday" kicked off with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, and was followed by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer walking the strip.
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UPDATE: Power restored in Northfield

Northfield News - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:25am
(UPDATE 12 p.m.: This story has been updated after power was restored.)
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Today’s news update – Power outage in Northfield affected over 2300

KYMN Radio - Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:04am

Power outage in Northfield affecting over 2300 Xcel Energy is reporting 2378 without electricity.  Northfield police report a vehicle struck a pole at 8th and Water street sometime around 7 this morning.  That caused the pole to catch fire which caused small explosions in the equipment on the pole.  There were no injuries.  The traffic […]

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Knights’ Rally Falls Short Against Pomona-Pitzer

Carleton Sports - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:50pm

Tianen Chen scored a team-high 17 points and Kevin Grow notched his third consecutive double-double, but the Carleton College men’s basketball team could not overcome a 16-point second-half deficit and lost for the first time this season, dropping a 72-66 contest to Pomona-Pitzer.

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Knights No Match for Nationally-Ranked Luther College

Carleton Sports - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 9:17pm

No. 20-ranked Luther College used a 13-0 run in the first half to set the tone and pull away from the Carleton College women’s basketball team for a 72-39 decision. Anne Hamilton paced the Knights with 11 points in a neutral-site contest played at nearby St. Olaf College.

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Dog Pacer

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 7:29pm

As a rule, I – like many cyclists – don’t enjoy encountering dogs on my rides. Some filthy cur bit me on the leg a few years ago, and while I didn’t contract rabies, this only heightened my concern.

Wednesday’s ride was no different. I had to squirt some water at one beast that ran at me from its driveway, and outsprint two other growling hounds that decided they needed to check me out.

Toward the end of my ride, approaching a stiff little climb, I heard a dog barking off in the distance. I figured that it was at the house at the top of the hill, but I took a wary look around anyhow, not wanting to get caught by some vicious mutt as I ground my way up the ascent.

Lo and behold, I discovered that I wasn’t hearing the barking of a dog far away, but the panting of one nearby – a shaggy but grinning golden retriever who was running right next to me. I reflexively veered away from him (her?), but he tracked my move and continued trotting along, glancing up at me and then slowing to cross behind me from one side to the other.

Figuring that I wasn’t after all in any danger, I finished the climb and, breathing easier, asked the pooch where he lived. Again he just looked at me, smiling, and I could see that he was a handsome old guy:

Recovering from the climb, I soft-pedaled for a bit, chatting with my new friend, who trotted alongside very easily. Finally he glanced back toward the hill, slowed, and peeled off, presumably to go back home for a well-deserved snack and drink and nap.

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Northfield LEO Club presents 'World War II Hometown Heroes'

Northfield News - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 2:00pm
The Northfield Lions Club prides itself on being a good community partner by taking on many service projects each year.
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Inciting violence — today a terrorist at Planned Parenthood

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 1:47pm


A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado November 27, 2015. Police arrested a gunman who stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in a burst of violence that left at least 11 people injured, including five officers, authorities said. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

What am I thankful for? I’m thankful that we have an opportunity, today, to recognize and acknowledge our rights, and our right and obligation to stand up for our rights and the rights of everyone, but particularly the rights of women, blacks, Muslims, immigrants, and everyone else who is under siege. It’s times like these where I’m thankful to be an attorney, sworn on oath to uphold the Constitution, grateful to have this piece of paper that says I can open a door for others.  Day to day, I do this in a small way, helping people speak up, participate, and exercise their rights.  But the much larger picture is so ugly. Each and every one of us, this is our right and our obligation. We have lost so much in the rights department since 2001, and now our most fundamental Constitutional rights are being challenged from all sides, in many venues. Stand up, ramp it up.

Last week, racist terrorists with stated intent to raise hell shot unarmed #blacklivesmatter #justice4Jamal protesters in Minneapolis.

Today, it’s a domestic terrorists shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, so far shooting at least one police officer killed and four injured, and two civilians killed and unknown others injured, 9 or maybe more civilians injured.

Planned Parenthood notes that:

We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.

It’s not surprising there’s be a terrorist at a Planned Parenthood, it’s happened before, and will probably happen again.  But it raises the issue of responsibility of speech.  One of the latest right-wing political distractions has been a protracted, orchestrated, inflamed and vitriolic focus on Planned Parenthood, based on a phony video, and aimed at cutting Planned Parenthood federal funding.  Nevermind that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land since 1973, despite so many attempts to legislate it away (like the 50+ attempts to repeal “Obamacare”), since that time there have been repeated efforts to strip federal funding, many Planned Parenthood clinics do not offer abortions, abortions constitute just 3% of services, and look HERE at the government funding. And today a guy goes in and shoots up Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, CO.




What this says to me is that this is not about abortion.  It’s a rallying cry to limit Constitutional rights, and to prevent women’s access to health care and birth control, cancer testing, and STD treatment.

In tandem, we see a rallying cry to prohibit entry of refugees, to establish a “religious test,” and such inflamed hatred directed at Muslims, citizens and non-citizens alike.  Horrible, ugly stuff.  Over and over, the rants are based on a claim of theocracy, the the U.S. is a “Christian” nation, and that only “Christians” should be allowed in.  Not a thought is given to the founding of this country by people fleeing theocracy!  No weight is given to the Constitutional prohibition of establishment of a state (government) religion.

And in Texas, a Texas militia group posts names and addresses of Muslims and “Muslim associates” (report HERE) for what purpose other than to encourage “religious” terrorists?  Here’s THE Texas Militia site: Texas Militia. Same one?

Donald Trump is a prime offender, but it’s much broader than Trump.

HERE: One way to handle hate speech without undermining the whole concept of freedom of speech at Brunel University where Katie Hopkins was a panelist in debate.

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What Tami is Thankful For – Thanksgiving 2015

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 12:52pm

2015 has been a pivotable year for Brand Yourself. We partnered up. Brought on a full-time team member. Grew our business and have been able to work on some really, really fun campaigns with clients. So, it feels right to start this list off with the fact that I am beyond grateful for a TEAM. Owning a business can be a bit lonely when you are running it by yourself which is where I have been for the last 5 years, but not anymore! I have someone to strategize, problem solve with, create and collaborate with. It’s amazing what that can do for the mind and spirit.

I have a pretty cool husband, too. He has always supported me – no questions asked. Cheering me on and listening to what travels in and out of my head (such as stories about what a sales funnel is).  I’m not quite sure what I would do without him and our kids. My heart is full.

There are so many things to be thankful for. I love being able to list them out as best I can. So, without further adieu –  I’m also eternally grateful for:

  • Quiet time
  • Being able to be the ‘memory keeper’ at home. (This is a name I have given myself so my family will actually smile for all of the photos I take of them!)
  • Books (Especially the ones that I can’t wait to sit down and devour!)
  • Coloring
  • My cleaning lady
  • Comfy pants
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Laughs
  • Twitter
  • Audible (I’ve been able to consume a lot more books this year because of this app!)
  • Beautiful websites
  • Good friends (Especially those really good ones that can keep you off the crazy train when life get’s overwhelming!)
  • New businesses (Check out ours at UnleaSHEd, UnleaSHEd Confessions, and UnleaSHEd Business Club)
  • Authenticity
  • Brene Brown (her new book, Rising Strong, is amazeballs.)
  • Being able to call my mom when I need her
  • Coffee
  • Cuddles from my babies
  • Giggles that warm your heart
  • A list that could go on-and-on-and-on

This is my very favorite blog post to write every year. It is an opportunity to reflect and practice gratitude. This year, our whole team (me, Megan, and Katelyn) wrote their own blogs, too. This is a time for us to share a bit of ourselves with a company that we breathe life into everyday. It feels good and should not be taken as anything other than our personal views. Thank you for being apart of our day and we hope you take a minute to reflect on what you have to be grateful for this year, too.






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