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Duo tours local prisons

Manitou Messenger - 56 min 26 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
Categories: Colleges

How To Disappear Completely

Manitou Messenger - 56 min 26 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
Categories: Colleges

Lyric Theater’s muscial revue recieves positive reviews

Manitou Messenger - 56 min 26 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
Categories: Colleges

Myswyken production of Middletown muses on life and death

Manitou Messenger - 56 min 26 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
Categories: Colleges

Senior art majors to end year with double-show

Manitou Messenger - 56 min 26 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
Categories: Colleges

Garrison Keillor coming to town for Save the Northfield Depot fundraising show

Northfield News - 3 hours 9 min ago
Garrison Keillor is set to take the stage of The Grand in Northfield this fall, as he comes to town to support the efforts of Save the Northfield Depot.
Categories: Local News

PORTRAITS: Rebound Development Partners looks to change community gateway

Northfield News - 3 hours 43 min ago
The group behind the soon-to-be-standing Marriott Hotel has a vision to enhance Northfield anyway it can.
Categories: Local News

It’s been a year since McIntyre was shot in BC

Carol Overland - Legalectric - 5 hours 9 min ago

It’s been a year now since this shooting:

 

Here is an anniversary article, and note that the “investigation” has not been completed — come on, it’s been a YEAR!

‘I will never know what got into him’: One year later, family remembers masked man shot by RCMP

Here’s an article that they “shot wrong man” though I find it bizarre that tipping over tables and tearing maps is a justification for shooting someone:

Police shot wrong man at Site C dam open house, Peace River farmer says

Another:

Police mum on link between police shooting, Anonymous group

And another about James McIntyre, the man who was shot, note from above article, police knew with certainty on Day 2 that McIntyre was not the one who “disrupted” the open house:

Police keep Site C disruptor investigation under raps

Here are previous posts on Legalectric:

James McIntyre ID’d as man shot by RCMP – July 23, 2015

And my Letter to the Editor was published shortly after the shooting:

And in the Alaska Highway News… – August 3, 2015

UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEAVES DEEP IMPACTS

Your coverage of the RCMP shooting of James McIntyre has been thorough in this general dearth of information.

I’ve spent the last 20 years advocating against utility infrastructure in the U.S., and the killing of McIntyre by RCMP is horrifying.  

A big part of my schtick is to stand at the door (not inside where I’d be “interfering”) and enthusiastically greet everyone, hand them a flyer about how to participate, and direct them to the meeting.  Had I been at that open house, I’d be the one they found at the door.  Had they told me to leave, I’d have argued and resisted, as always, ramping up if they pushed.

In my experience, utilities have now and then requested police presence, and when I see it, I let the organizers know it’s offensive and off putting, chilling public participation.  People have a right to speak out against a project, and they have a right to be angry!  I talk to the officers too, find out if I can who wanted them there, and let them know it’s inhibiting and threatening to the public.  I figure they just add me to their list of people to watch.  But this atmosphere of blind fear is not acceptable.  Don’t Canadians have a right to free speech?  Civil disobedience is an appropriate response.  Civil disobedience is NOT a death sentence with law enforcement as judge, jury and executioner.

People are being steam-rolled by utility infrastructure projects such as dams, transmission lines, and pipelines, and no one wants to hear about it.  They want opposition to just go away.  People are losing their land, communities are deeply affected, and those affected are not compensated sufficiently to make it acceptable — and money is not the answer to everything!  

Is the Site C project worth the impacts?  Is generating electricity and profiting from it sufficient reason to inflict these impacts, including this death?  Maybe BC Hydro should think again.

—Carol A. Overland, Utility Regulatory Attorney, Minnesota

 

 

 

Categories: Citizens

Gap year allows students to explore and learn before heading to college

Northfield News - 6 hours 4 min ago
President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia made headlines when the family announced she will take a gap year before attending Harvard University. But, in Northfield, deciding to postpone college for a year isn’t anything new.
Categories: Local News

Knights Earn NABC Academic Excellence Award, Six Knights Named to Honors Court

Carleton Sports - 6 hours 20 min ago

The Carleton College men's basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award after posting a cumulative GPA of 3.43 for the 2015-16 academic year. Seniors John Eckert and Patrick England were named to the Honors Court for the second consecutive year, while juniors, Peter Bakker-Arkema, Mitch Biewen, Beau Smit and Tianen Chen were named to the Honors Court for the first time.

Categories: Colleges

Northfielder brings 'The Wars at Home' to Twin Cities stage this fall

Northfield News - 6 hours 43 min ago
As a former Air Force pilot, Northfield resident and writer Jay Moad knows that veterans have a moral responsibility to tell their stories.
Categories: Local News

Rice County public safety report for July 25

Northfield News - 9 hours 3 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.
Categories: Local News

UPDATE: Dundas council unanimously approves Meetinghall Brewery ordinance and development agreement

Northfield News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 8:00pm
(UPDATE July 25: The following story has been updated to include additional information from the July 25 council meeting.)
Categories: Local News

Rice County launches citizen survey as part of 2016 comprehensive plan

Northfield News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 5:15pm
As representatives from Rice County continue to work on the 2016 comprehensive plan, the county now wants to hear from its residents.
Categories: Local News

PORTRAITS: From dream to reality: The families behind the Dundas Dome

Northfield News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:04pm
What is 420 feet long, 215 feet wide and 75 feet tall?
Categories: Local News

Increased transit, Save the Northfield Depot intersect at Q-Block

Northfield News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 2:43pm
Six years ago, a few hundred Northfield community members made it clear what they envisioned for a then vacant Q-Block site: a relocation of the historic Northfield Depot, paired with a new pavilion and a new transit hub.
Categories: Local News

Making progress: City staff, Council approve various projects in last year

Northfield News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 2:19pm
It’s been a busy year for the city of Northfield, as different departments signed off, began or finished a number of projects, some of which will add new features to the city sooner than later.
Categories: Local News

"On your mark, get set...READ!" summer reading program fun & learning BOARD GAMES!

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 1:33pm
Event date: August 9, 2016
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Summer Reading Program participants from "read to me" kids to independent readers through going into grade 6 can drop in to get their reading reward prizes, read with Library Pages and find new books to read! We will be in the meeting room on the first floor and in the new patio area on the Division St. side of the library.

"On your mark, get set...READ!" summer reading program fun & learning ANIMALS!

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 1:32pm
Event date: August 4, 2016
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Summer Reading Program participants from "read to me" kids to independent readers through going into grade 6 can drop in to get their reading reward prizes, read with Library Pages and find new books to read! We will be in the meeting room on the first floor and in the new patio area on the Division St. side of the library.

"On your mark, get set...READ!" summer reading program fun & learning ANIMALS!

City of Northfield Calendar - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 1:32pm
Event date: August 3, 2016
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:
210 Washington St
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Summer Reading Program participants from "read to me" kids to independent readers through going into grade 6 can drop in to get their reading reward prizes, read with Library Pages and find new books to read! We will be in the meeting room on the first floor and in the new patio area on the Division St. side of the library.

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