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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 43 min 33 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 - 43 min 33 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 - 43 min 33 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 - 43 min 33 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 - 43 min 33 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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Brand Yourself Featured In New Business Minnesota

In case you hadn’t heard, Brand Yourself’s Founder & CEO, Tami Enfield, was recently featured in a local publication, New Business Minnesota.

New Business Minnesota is a unique publication designed to help providers of essential business services reach small business owners who are starting new ventures in the Twin Cities. Each year they reach approximately 21,000 new and small business owners – more than 190,000 since 2007!

In the magazine, Brand Yourself offered tips and tricks to building your brand using social media. If you want to learn more, read the full story here or contact us today.

 

 

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Northfield Chamber, Schmelzer case dismissed in ‘highly unusual’ decision

Northfield News - 6 hours 59 min ago
Rice County Judge John Cajacob on Friday dismissed the case between the Northfield Chamber of Commerce and its former director Mary Schmelzer after taking an hour to mull over the motion made by the Chamber’s attorney.
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Eckhart and Zawicki partner for co-exhibition of work at Northfield Senior Center gallery

Northfield News - 8 hours 53 min ago
For wood carver Dick Zawicki, the biggest compliment he has received on his work has come from an unlikely place.
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Northfield group WINGS celebrates 2016 grant recipient organizations

Northfield News - 8 hours 55 min ago
The Northfield area charitable organization Women in Northfield Giving Support (WINGS) recently awarded $70,400 in funding to 27 local nonprofits. Those groups receiving funding were honored during a celebration at the St. Olaf College Sun Room.
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"On your mark, get set...READ!" Meet Teddy Roosevelt at Central Park!

City of Northfield Calendar - 9 hours 19 min ago
Event date: June 29, 2016
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks with Teddy Roosevelt!

President Roosevelt will set up with his tent from 10 am to 4 pm in Central Park. Come meet him and ask questions about his camp, being President, his life and family.

Followed by Teddy Roosevelt Live! on stage at 7 pm.
Co-sponsored by the Northfield Historical Societyand a SEMAC Grant

ArtZany!-Radio for the Imagination | Author Victoria Houston 06/24/2016

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 7 min ago

Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 9:00am) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Victoria Houston to share the 16th novel Dead Loudmouth in her Loon Lake Mystery Series. Click here to listen to the show! ArtZany! – Radio for the […]

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Laura Baker Services Association looks to partner with Three Links on possible housing options

Northfield News - 10 hours 8 min ago
How do we engage with people in the community in different ways?
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Today’s news update – Dundas woman busted with methadone; Staff will reassess Woodley Street properties and look to changes in calculations; Martig discusses Ice Arena; Schmelzer case continues

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 31 min ago

Dundas woman busted with methadone A Dundas woman was arrested Wednesday after her blood alcohol level registered more than twice the legal limit.  Northfield police were called on report of a woman staggering away from the Archer House and into a vehicle in the parking lot behind the building.  Officers found 35 year old Miranda […]

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Sale on Strawberry Plants

Strawberry

Start your own strawberry patch!  We have well developed strawberry plants on sale!!  A tray of 10 plants for just $6.99.  (While supplies last)

Strawberries need full sun, and you should plant them about 12″ apart.  They will root into your garden now and send out runners which will fill out your strawberry patch.  Late fall, you should cover your strawberry patch with straw for the winter.  This will help insulate the patch for the winter.  Then in the spring, you rake back the straw and leave it between the rows to help in keeping the weeds down!

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June 23 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 11 hours 58 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit faribault.com/news/local or northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at faribault.com or northfieldnews.com.
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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Michelle Millenacker and Deb Mikulecky

KYMN Radio - 12 hours 43 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with First Lady of Dundas Michelle Millenacker and Deb Mikulecky about Celebrate Dundas!  It starts tonight and all day tomorrow with entertainment into the evening. A list of events from the City of Dundas Click below to listen to the full interview: Celebrate Dundas 6-24-16

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Carleton College moves to dismiss charges in sexual assault lawsuit

Northfield News - 13 hours 35 min ago
Carleton College has filed a motion for the United States District Court of Minnesota to dismiss a lawsuit against the institution, which alleges administration failed to properly handle two sexual assault cases of a former student.
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What’s Doing the Blooming? Plains Prickly Pear

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)

This time each year a steady stream of visitors come to ask us, “What is that plant in the display garden with the beautiful yellow flowers?” Before we can answer they follow with, “It looks like a cactus!” Well, they are exactly right! Not only is it a cactus but it is one of 3 varieties of cactus that are native to Minnesota. Yes, you read that correctly, Minnesota has native cacti. If you haven’t been in during their bloom before, it is definitely worth the stop. They are impressive!

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)

We carry one of two varieties of native prickly pear commonly referred to as Plains Prickly Pear. This unique, perennial would be found in sunny, dry prairie environments and among exposed rock outcroppings. However, for our purposes, they are a fun and easy addition to any sunny, well drained perennial bed or border. Mature colonies produce a 12” high, dense groundcover or mat, which is covered with bright yellow flowers each June.

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)

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Building a LibX Edition for Primo

Pegasus Librarian - Iris Jastram - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:18pm

As of yesterday, we’re a Primo library. So for the last couple of days we’ve been working to change all the things that need changing after you get a new catalog. One librarian is doing most of the work to change all of our links to our old catalog or items in the catalog in all of our LibGuides. Meanwhile, I took on trying to get LibX to recognize our new catalog.

The LibX thing turned out not to be the least bit straightforward, so I thought I’d post what I did in case a) you want to try this and can benefit from my hours of fumbling, or b) you are good at this and can help me make what I did better. I was helped to get this far by a librarian from the LSW.

Start an Edition

In the Edition Builder, it might be a good idea to first search for the Carleton College edition and copy that to use as a base, or you can click “Build a New Edition” on the right of the page.

From here, there’s one confusing thing that will help for the rest of the time. To find your edition and edit and test it, you’ll click on the “my editions” tab. Then click on the edition name on the lower left side. THEN click on the revision you want to work on in the list of revisions that shows up to the right of the “Select an Edition” box. THEN, if you don’t see a “Revision x is being worked on” notification, you’ll have to either click “Open Revision x (modify)” or, if you have a live revision that you want to modify you’ll have to click “Copy Revision x Forward.” At this point you’ll end up with tabs across the top to configure the various different functions of the LibX extension.

Configuring your Primo instance with LibX

You’ll need the Web Developer extension (chrome or firefox) to find the variable names LibX asks for. Once you’re armed with that, click on the “Catalogs & Databases” tab in the LibX Edition Builder for your new Edition.

I tried to get LibX to auto-detect my catalog’s settings, but it kept saying that it couldn’t do it, so I had to resort to manual set-up. So under “Manual Configuration” I chose ExLibris Primo and then clicked “Add Catalog.” After this you’ll need to add information to both the “Required Settings” and the “Optional Settings” for the catalog (my edition didn’t work at all until I added some things to the “optional” settings… so apparently they aren’t terribly optional).

The URL you need is JUST the base URL up to the .com. All the other parameters that ExLibris puts into Primo URLs have to be added in other spots.

Then you’ll need to find things that LibX calls “Advanced Search Choice Variable 1,” “Advanced Search Mode Variable 1,” etc. Fire up the Web Developer “Inspector” tool and point it to the boxes I’ve labeled here:

When you click the Inspector tool on the Advanced Search Choice Variable 1 (the first search box), you’ll find the variable name in the Web Developer browser pane:

Put that value into the corresponding field in LibX, finding and entering each of the variable names in the required fields in LibX.

You’ll find your VID in the standard URL for your catalog. I’ve bolded our VID in our URL here: http://carleton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=01BRC_CCO

In the Optional settings, you’ll need to fill in 5 of the fields, as far as I can tell:

  1. In “Path” put “/primo_library/libweb”
  2. In “Search Function” put “search”
  3. In “Basic Mode Variable” try putting in “vl(1UIStartWith0)” — you may have to adjust this, but it’s worth a try.
  4. In “Tab Variable” put “default_tab”
  5. And in Title Search Mode put “contains”
Beyond the Catalog

The thing I use LibX most for is the added right-click context menu in my browser that allows me to reload the page through my library’s off-campus access, so I highly recommend putting your proxy information into the “Proxy Access” tab on the LibX Edition Builder.

You can also add your Open URL base url to the OpenURL Resolvers tab. If you do this and select a logo, then that logo will appear next to citations online, allowing you to click on the logo and check for library access. (You can add your own logo in the “File Management” tab.)

Testing your Edition

Back in the “My Editions” page, click on the Revision you’ve been working on and then click the link that appears below it called “revision test page.” If you can search your catalog through the test page, congratulations! If not, I don’t have a lot of advice beyond asking around and maybe trying to have the LibX folks help you out (you can click “help me with x edition” in the “Select an Edition” box to the left of the list of revisions).

Go Live

Once things are ready, click on the revision you’ve been perfecting and then click “Make Revision x Live.”  Now people will be able to download the LibX extension for Chrome or Firefox, tell it which library they want, and start using it.

 

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