Paul Jackson gives Mellby Lecture on environmental sustainability

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:39am
St. Olaf Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies and chair of Environmental Studies Paul Jackson ’92 delivered the spring Mellby Lecture on Tuesday, April 9. The lecture, titled “Conversations with Neighbors: Shifting the Paradigm of Chemical and Environmental Sustainability from Local to Global and Back Again,” was part of the 36th annual Mellby Lecture […]
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The Pause loses money, fires financial employees

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:31am
At the beginning of spring semester, Lion’s Pause Co-Coordinators Keara Bores `19 and Marissa Ihrke `19 discovered that the Pause was missing about $1,000 from delivery jobs during interim, according to former Lion’s Pause Financial Assistant Bakr Al-Taie `21. Following a brief investigation, Bores and Ihrke fired Al-Taie, former Financial Officer Carlos Fernandez `21 and […]
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New volunteer portal ready to help

Northfield News - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:31am
As part of its efforts to inspire volunteerism, Northfield Shares has rolled out the first-ever interactive volunteer portal for the Northfield area. The free online system, provided through Galaxy Digital, will enhance the service experience for individual volunteers, nonprofit organizations…
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Public Health Week celebrates progress, promotes awareness

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:29am
As a part of National Public Health Week 2019, St. Olaf College hosted four events focused on public health on April 1-7. These events were sponsored by the National Public Health Week (NPHW) organization and the American Public Health Association (APHA) and were organized by the St. Olaf Pre-Health Club. The week is a celebration […]
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Inclusivity Advocates to present “Week of Intersectionality”

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:27am
The Hall Council Inclusivity Advocates (IAs) will host a series of events April 15-19 for the annual “Week of Intersectionality,” this year titled “Bridging the Hill.” The IAs hope to explore issues surrounding identity and celebrate diversity on campus. The IAs intend to pursue a similar mission to the one they themselves promote throughout the […]
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General Education Task Force releases first draft

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:26am
By Avery Ellfeldt and Sam Carlen   A March 18 working draft of the new OLE Core Curriculum reveals that the College’s General Education (GE) core may be reduced from 17 to 11 requirements in the coming years. The proposed curriculum does not include an ethics requirement, prompting 58 faculty members to sign an open […]
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A&Eats: Cooking and baking on campus

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:21am
Among many other frustrations that come with a lack of access to off-campus housing is the increased difficulty to cook for yourself. For many people, cooking and baking can be a way to remember home or express your creativity. I compiled some tips to get you cooking  in residence halls. The pots, pans and other […]
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St. Olaf theater department to perform “Mousetrap”

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:20am
I first noticed the energy in the room as I walked into Kelsey Theater at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Some members of the cast of the upcoming Kelsey production, “Mousetrap,” were onstage joking around while others bustled in the audience and the stage manager Katie Howry ’19 set up her station for the […]
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Student directed “Beowulf” impresses

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:17am
St. Olaf’s Deep End Student Theater production company put on three performances of “Beowulf” this past weekend. This adaption, translated by Seamus Heaney was adapted to the stage by Director Matthew Humason ’21. “Beowulf” is an Old English epic poem narrating the story of Scandinavian hero Beowulf in his quest for glory and honor. Throughout […]
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Nickelback: The defining artist of our age

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:15am
Just yesterday, while walking down a dusty deserted corridor in the depths of Skoglund, my ears were assailed by a sound I can only describe as if one forced a cat to chain smoke 12 cigarettes a day for many years, then stepped on its tail. That is to say, I heard Chad Kroeger’s voice. […]
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3OH!3 greeted with controversy and an alternate spring concert

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:13am
The Pause was filled with St. Olaf students singing along and dancing to the band performing onstage, 3OH!3, for Music Entertainment Committee’s (MEC) annual Spring Concert on Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. Colorful disco lights illuminated the space while attendees raised the hand symbol for 3OH!3 in the air. Meanwhile, down in the Flaten […]
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Heart Beat

Manitou Messenger - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:10am
Everyone should stop watching “The Bachelor.” Yes, the lights, the extravagant dates, the wild (and not so wild) backstories and the heartbreak of having “fallen in love” with two women is an entertaining story and amusing to watch, but do they actually fall in love? Only a few of the 23 seasons have ended in […]
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Chief Monte Nelson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:15am

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson talks about road conditions and more…

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John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 8:32am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum comments on the sentencing of Jeremiah Smith, the man convicted of Swindle and the reversal of Chad Gibson’s sentencing in a 2016 case of Criminal Vehicular Homicide.

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Thursday closings/cancellations

KYMN Radio - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:10am

Here is a list of the weather related cancellations received today, Thursday, April 11th.  This is, by no means, a complete list.  Please call ahead if you have an event to attend today: 50North has cancelled all Group Exercise classes for this evening. Thursday’s Table at the Sunshine Cafe at 50 North has been cancelled

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Massive agenda at PSC tomorrow, and we’re at the tail end!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:47pm

Here’s the agenda, Badger Hollow and the acquisition docket, #28, 29 and 30!!!

PSC Agenda 4-11-2019Download

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We Love Northfield: serving together

Northfield News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:00pm
Canvas Church had a heart to love our community when it created “We Love Northfield” a few years ago. The event, which has taken a variety of forms over the years, has evolved into valued day of service to the…
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Two Rice County deputies injured in semi-squad car crash

Northfield News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:13pm
Two Rice County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured Wednesday after the squad car they were in was struck by a semi while responding to another crash in poor weather conditions northwest of Shieldsville.
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Six Knights receive membership in the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Carleton Sports - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 3:57pm

Six members of the Carleton College football team were named to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society. Those garnering membership are seniors Kwaku Bodom, Michael Bruno, Matt Ganter, Henry Liedl, Eric McGregor, and Zach Trottier.

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Northfield declares snow emergency

KYMN Radio - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 3:41pm

The Public Works Department has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the City of Northfield. The snow emergency will start on the date above and will continue until the streets are plowed curb-to-curb after the weather system has passed.  Read the full release below… no overnight parking, no garbage or recycling bins in the streets either…

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