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PUC’s Line 3 EIS INADEQUATE!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 2:17pm

Inadequate — and REMANDED! Here’s the Appellate Court decision, just out:

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Bottom line:
However, the commission acted in a manner unsupported by substantial evidence and arbitrary and capricious when it determined the FEIS adequate despite its failure to address the issue—raised during scoping and in public comments on the DEIS—of how an oil spill from Enbridge’s Line 3 project would impact Lake Superior and its watershed. Accordingly, we reverse the commission’s adequacy decision and remand for further proceedings consistent with this decision.

Love it when that happens…

Categories: Citizens

Project Update: Heritage Bank

Northfield Construction Company - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 2:15pm
What does banking and coffee have in common? The new Heritage Bank location in Northfield, Minnesota – that’s what! This location will also feature the second HideAway Coffeehouse location! We are excited to share with you the progress of this project as we move forward. Construction on the new location is underway. You can see....
Categories: Businesses

Kallestad to coordinate council strategic plan; NHS graduates look forward, know they’re “enough” and remember how they made each other feel; NDDC awards grants to ten local artists

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director Beth Kallestad is now the Program Coordinator for the City of Northfield, hired to help implement two of the council’s six-part strategic plan. Mayor Rhonda Pownell explained that one initiative is “diversity, equity and inclusion, a community that welcomes everyone” and the other is climate change impacts. Kallestad said, “While

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Fraudsters barking up the wrong tree with recent pet shipping scam

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:44am

Burnsville, MN – June 3, 2019 – With puppy season upon us, scammers are pulling some old tricks out of their hats and using fake websites to con would-be pet owners out of money. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has seen a rise in this type of scam in recent weeks, with

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Raider girls softball

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:31am

It’s the Raider girls softball team’s first trip to the State Tournament after beating Winona 5 to 1 in postseason play and earning their first ever 1 AAA Title. We will be broadcasting tournament play, live, beginning at 11am on Thursday at Mankato’s Caswell Park. This game will be streamed as will all the games

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Freedom’s Detective – the Secret Service, the KKK and the Man who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:20am

On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Washington Post columnist, Charles Lane with his book, “Freedom’s Detective, the Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror”.  The book revolves around the fascinating figure of Hiram Whitley, who President Ulysses Grant

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Kelly Dennis

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:09am

Kelly Dennis, co-owner of Golden Oak Farms, describes the Farm and the many events that are held there such as weddings, corporate events, and family reunions, and talks about her life and background as well.

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Andrei Sivanich

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:48am

Andrei Sivanich, Director of Community Relations for Laura Baker Services Association, talks about a free lunch and learn session called  “Who’s Missing from your Hiring Pool?”  that will be held at Ruth’s on Stafford in Dundas on Wednesday, June 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m.  A panel of Northfield business owners and managers will answer

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Complete audio of Northfield High School 2019 graduation ceremony

KYMN Radio - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 4:55am

The 2019 Northfield High School graduating class was one of the largest in history, according to Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann, with over 300 wearing their cap and gown. One hundred seventeen of those students graduated with a GPA of 3.7 or higher, 34 of them had a 3.5 to 3.7 and 56 are members of

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Dukes make it four straight with win over Tri City

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 10:41pm

Haydn Lanoue and Nic Zabel had three hits each as the Dukes (5-2) won their fourth straight with a 12-2, 7-inning run-rule win over Tri City on Sunday. Dundas hosts Cannon Falls on Wednesday before a pair of Section 1B road games at Miesville (Fri.) and Rochester (Sun.). | BOX SCORE

Categories: Organizations

Control de las armas

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 9:16pm

Un nuevo tiroteo, esta vez en Virginia Beach, nos recuerda el peligro de las armas. El 8 de junio se celebra una protesta en paz para pedir mayor control de las armas, todos a vestir de naranja.

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Fine Tune #430 mellow+ 3 June 2019

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:15pm

A Mellow Mood once again… with plenty of strings: Fine Tune 06-03-19 #430 Tea in the Garden / Basco In a Mello Tone / Tony Bennett Feels So Good / Alison Brown w Jake Shimabukuro A Matelo / Café Accordion Orchestra Ghost in This House / Michael Johnson King Kong Goes to Tallahassee / Bruce

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GALLERY: Raiders class of 2019 recognized for achievement, urged to serve

Northfield News - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 4:59pm
As graduating Northfield High School seniors walked together to the high school outdoor athletic complex Sunday, they were likely contemplating the future, whether that includes attending college, immediately entering the workforce or taking other paths.
Categories: Local News

Perdue Foods LLC recalls Perdue Simply Smart Organics poultry products

KYMN Radio - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 1:46pm

Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Perdue Simply Smart Organics Poultry Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Class I Recall064-2019 Health Risk: HighMay 31, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Benjamin Bell (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, May 31, 2019 – Perdue Foods LLC., a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that

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Adventures in the New Humanities: Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

St. Olaf College - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 1:07pm
In this 'Adventures in the New Humanities' blog post, Professor of History Judy Kutulas shares her plans to combat the faculty summertime blues.
Categories: Colleges

DNR Forester Jake Froyum

KYMN Radio - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 11:58am

Hosts Andy Beaham and Dave Vesledahl talk with DNR Forester Jake Froyum, as he discusses local projects, last September’s storm damage and issues with the trees in the Nerstrand Big Woods State park. Foresters are involved in a large range of activities covering ecological restoration, timber harvesting, and day-to-day management of protected areas. They look

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Supplement EIS! Just do it!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:36am
Platteville to Dodgeville along U.S. Hwy 151

On Tuesday, Jewell Jinkins Intervenors had filed a Motion to Supplement the EIS in the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project.

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Neither the applicants nor the PSC were enamored with the idea. Here are their responses, filed yesterday:

Applicants’ Response to JJI’s Motion to Supplement the FEISDownload PSCW Response to JJI Motion to Supplement EISDownload

In short, they say ALJ has no authority to order a Supplement to the EIS, and that anyway, this route idea is not new, is not substantial. Oh, really? And to suggest that we wait, WAIT, until briefing! Wait until the hearing is OVER, to argue that the EIS is inadequate? Oh, right, that’ll go real far. And of course, then it’s not “new,” is it!

We have a status conferenc on June 13, 2019 at the PSC to deal with whatever is left hanging before the following week’s hearing. We’ll see how that goes.

Categories: Citizens

Petting Zoo

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 5:05pm

On May 19, Musser Hall sponsored a petting zoo.

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Categories: Colleges

Holi Celebration

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:59pm

Holi festivities were held on the lawn between Cowling and Watson on Sunday, May 26. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is observed in March. Student organization MOSAIC (Mosaic Of South Asian Interests at Carleton) traditionally waits for springtime weather at Carleton to celebrate the festival with bright colored powder.

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Categories: Colleges

Size matters, and the Carletonian is winning

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:50pm

After painstaking research efforts by the Carletonian’s data analytics team (read: me), we have determined that during the 2017-18 academic year, 75 students wrote for the Carletonian. But what does this impressively large number really mean? Read on for a series of extremely logically sound arguments and comparisons that will put the size of this statistic in context.

We have seen that 75 students wrote for the Carletonian last year. In contrast, there are only 30 students who currently play on CUT. Thus, it is abundantly clear where the true influence and prestige lies on Carleton’s campus. The Carletonian eagerly awaits an email from CSA alerting us that our funding will be increased to 2.5 times that of CUT.

Next, we can see from the graph that Weird Al Yankovic’s net worth, expressed in millions of dollars, is 16. While this value is in the doubledigits, it seems decidedly unimpressive when compared to the 75 students who wrote for the Carletonian in 2017-18.

We now move on to look at the number 3.751, my friend’s roommate’s cousin’s GPA. While this dude does seem to be doing pretty well in school, his academic performance pales in comparison to the whopping 75 writers the Carletonian enjoyed last year.

Our sources indicate that the number of Stevie Ps on campus appears to be only one. This number is dwarfed by the Carletonian’s 75 writers. It is obvious where the true power lies at Carleton.

In addition, the number of gods worshipped in monotheistic traditions also comes in at the meager value of one. The divine seems to have little hope of competing with the Carletonian. On a related note, has anyone else noticed the striking similarity between the number of Stevie Ps and the number of gods worshipped in monotheism? Coincidence? I think not!

Finally, we were shocked to discover that the mass of an electron falls at the miniscule value of 9.11 x 10-31 kilograms, more than a million trillion trillion times smaller than the number of students who wrote for the Carletonian last year. We are somewhat concerned that a particle fundamental to the existence of the universe as we know it would measure up so pitifully, but we’re just not going to question it.

Recognizing the groundbreaking importance and extreme impressiveness of this data, we at the Carletonian plan to initiate a campaign to publicize this bar graph as widely as possible.

We will plaster gigantic posters of the graph all over campus (as soon as CSA increases our printing budget).

We will create an enormous, state-of-the-art, threedimensional sculpture of the graph that doubles as a light fixture.

We will then campaign to have it replace the light fixture currently slated to be hung in the new science center.

In closing, I would like to thank Carleton’s quantitative reasoning distribution requirement (which I have completed in full, I’ll have you know) for endowing me with the skills necessary to perform this sophisticated data analysis.

Finally, on a completely unrelated note, the Carletonian no longer recognizes the existence of any numbers greater than 75.

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