Number of reasons for child care shortage, no easy solution

Northfield News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:00pm
If southern Minnesota’s child care shortage isn’t already a crisis, it’s getting there.
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Strong support for Tour of Tables fundraiser in its 10th year

Northfield News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 5:31pm
There isn’t another event in town like the annual Tour of Tables.
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Second of two meth dealers gets 8 years in federal prison

Northfield News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:18pm
Joshua Larkin Reiter, one of two men law enforcement officials called the region’s “main source of methamphetamine” after his September 2017 arrest, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
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St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday….

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 2:56pm

And our law enforcement friends have a message:

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Cannon Falls Police report urban flooding

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:49pm

Urban Flooding – Chief Jeff McCormick UPDATED RELEASE: As of 1:00 pm on March 14, 2019 the City of Cannon Falls has been experiencing overland (urban) flooding within a few areas of the city mostly along hillside areas. This urban flooding is the result of frozen ground and the air temperature remaining above freezing for

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MnDot closes roads in southeast MN

KYMN Radio - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:42pm

ROCHESTER, Minn. (10:30 a.m.) – Portions of three state highways in southeast Minnesota are closed at this hour because of flooding, while other highways in the region are reported with water on the roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT cautions motorists to be alert for the potential of roadway flooding as rain

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Figure Skating Club puts new Ice Arena to good use

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:16pm
Despite the struggles of both hockey teams during the St. Olaf Ice Arena inaugural season, St. Olaf students can take solace in the fact that this $6 million venture is being put to good use by our community. Three times a week, the graceful blades of the figure skating club cut up the ice, demonstrating […]
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Student-Athlete spotlight: Sean Lonergan ’20

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:15pm
The Manitou Messenger had the chance to catch up with All-American Sean Lonergan to reflect on his experience at the NCAA Division III National Championship Track & Field Meet. Q: What was it like competing at nationals, being one of four to represent St. Olaf? A: It’s always a great honor to represent your school […]
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Four St. Olaf runners compete at national meet

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:13pm
The indoor track and field season came to a close with four St. Olaf students traveling to Boston, Mass. for the NCAA DIII National Championships. Mackenzie Schoustra ’20 and Johanna Glaaser ’20 represented the women and Sean Lonergan ’20 and Thomas Lerdall ’19 represented the men. Schoustra placed sixteenth overall in the pentathlon and set […]
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St. Olaf Baseball starts season 3-2

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:12pm
As St. Olaf Baseball begins their season, their minds are set on making a trip to the MIAC playoffs for the first time since 2009. Last year, the team finished 15-21 overall with a conference record of 5-15. With many returning juniors and seniors, the team is optimistic things will go better this year. Head […]
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A&Eats: Best places to eat in Northfield

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:09pm
Everyone gets sick of caf food sometimes and whether you want a good place to go on a date, hang out with friends or just be by yourself I’ve compiled some of my personal favorite places to eat in Northfield. I avoided adding my favorite fast food places but if it’s after nine p.m. Taco […]
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Casino Night disappoints

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:05pm
On Saturday, March 9, St. Olaf students braved the newly fallen slush from the recent Minnesota snowstorm in their finest dresses, suits and heels to attend the annual Casino Night. This fan-favorite event was hosted by Inter-Hall Council (IHC) who provided snacks including popcorn, cake and puppy chow in the Buntrock ballrooms. The ballrooms were […]
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Good books with great female heroines

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:03pm
I know that a lot of the time after a busy day of classes and homework the last thing you want to do is read a book. But trust me, there is no better way to reclaim reading than finding a wonderful book you can dive into and distract yourself from everything else occurring in […]
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“The Metamorphosis” captures themes of alienation, isolation

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:59am
Home is where we eat, sleep and live. But, what if we wake up one day discovering that we could no longer do these things? This is the experience of Gregor Samsa, a salesman who turned into a bug after a seemingly normal day in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” St. Olaf student, Aaron Lauby ’19, […]
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Heart Beat

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:58am
Knowing where you’re at in a relationship is tricky. Take this quiz, and I’ll tell you exactly where you and your partner are on The Seriousness Scale. Q1: You get a text from your S.O. It says, “Dinner tonight?” You… A. Assume the whole friend group is coming along. Text the group chat, “What time […]
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Popularity of STEM majors on the rise

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:56am
The Strategic Resource Allocation Project (SRAP) has issued numerous budget-cutting and revenue-growing measures over the past year and a half. Changing trends in St. Olaf students’ majors may be  behind the Steering Committee’s decision to cut the amount of courses offered by some humanities departments and increase the number of courses offered by the Department […]
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Student group pushes St. Olaf to divest from fossil fuel companies

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:55am
The Climate Justice Collective (CJC) is a new student group dedicated to increasing awareness of climate issues and pushing St. Olaf to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies and reinvest those funds in socially responsible corporations. Formed Feb. 20, the group evolved from what used to be Divest St. Olaf, a student organization that […]
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Social work department hosts expert panel discussing overlooked aspects of adoption

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:49am
The St. Olaf Department of Social Work and Family Studies hosted a panel on Thursday, March 7 that highlighted the nuances of adoption that are often skipped over in mainstream conversation and education. Lisa Moore, assistant professor of social work and family studies, said some students have a hard time identifying with the way adoption […]
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Student initiative uses graphic design to fight climate change

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:48am
Long passionate about both the environment and graphic design, Gus Reynolds ’19 founded the Glacier Rescue Project (GRP) – an initiative that uses art and graphic design to promote climate change awareness – in fall 2018. When Reynolds traveled to Patagonia, Argentina during the second semester of his junior year, he was struck by the […]
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Historian, city planner discuss their work combatting structural racism

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:46am
Public historian Kirsten Delegard and Minneapolis city planner Heather Worthington gave a presentation at St. Olaf College Thursday, March 7 regarding their work to highlight and combat racial disparities in Minneapolis. The event, entitled, “When Research Meets Policy: Public History, Planning, and Structural Racism in the City,” was a collaborative effort discussing Delegard’s “Mapping Prejudice” […]
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