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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

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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.
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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.
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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.

Motion-JJI-SupplementEISDownload

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.

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Petting Zoo

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

On May 19, Musser Hall sponsored a petting zoo.

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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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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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Just trying to (Bobo)link up

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:47pm

If you walk through the prairies of Cowling Arboretum at the right time in Spring, you may be fortunate enough to see a Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus).

These flighty birds—which, contrary to popular belief, do not have the scientific name robertolink—nest on the ground in grasslands and tend to forage on the ground for seeds.

In the mating season from May to June, the males sport classy black plumage, with frosted wingtips, a white back and a bold cap of white or yellow on their heads, for style.

It’s sort of as if one of them got drunk of his own fabulousness one night and accidentally put a tuxedo on backwards, and then everyone else copied that.

Male Bobolinks attempting to mate don’t go to the club, but instead can be seen flying in a helicopter-like pattern, moving slowly but with wings frantically fluttering.

While performing this aerial ballet, the males also grace the world with their mating song, which has been scientifically proven to be “lovely” by numerous peer-reviewed studies and can otherwise be described as long and burbling, with staccato punctuations of sharp, metallic notes.

However whimsical they may appear, these determined little fellas are not playing around. They engage in one of the longest migrations of any songbird, travelling from the soon-to-be frosty fields of the Northern United States and Canada to the pleasant pastures of southern South America—a distance of 12,500 miles.

Given their average lifespan of five years, this means that one Bobolink can travel the equivalent of four to five times around the circumference of the earth over the course of its lifetime.

While on this epic journey, a Bobolink can orient itself using the magnetic field of the earth (!), which it gets in touch with—so to speak—using ironoxide bristles in its nasal cavity.

In the presence of strong magnets, these crafty and seasoned travelers can also navigate using the stars. If I could do all that, I would go to South America every winter too!

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Five acts of self-care that still won’t save your mental health during finals

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:44pm

1. Throw a bath bomb into a dorm shower. It won’t work, but it’ll look pretty and smell nice. Maybe your toes will feel luxurious, and that’s worth it. Bonus points if it’s a strange color so that the next person who uses the shower will think a unicorn threw up.

2. Paint your nails, but immediately bite off the paint because of your nerves and undiagnosed anxiety. Try some nice pastel colors because they are soothing. Just enjoy them before they become short, ragged stubs.

3. Take a walk in the arb and look at nature, but feel guilty the entire time because you’re not doing work. Look at flowers, somehow they’ll remind you about your final paper in Econ about price theory. How does that even work? I don’t know.

4. Make a homemade facemask out of ingredients from the dining hall: Recipe: 2 scoops of oatmeal, half a banana, 2 tbsp of honey, 2tbs plain yogurt, and some salt for exfoliation. Insider tip: Just make sure to be sneaky about it so Cathy doesn’t yell at you and ruin the relaxing vibe. Worrying causes wrinkles.

5. Finally, watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix. You’ll suddenly feel gross about sitting in ten weeks worth of garbage. The voice back in the back of your head will remind you that you will soon have to pack said garbage into a 50lb suitcase. Start picking up objects and ask if they spark joy. If it doesn’t, put it on Free & For Sale at Carleton.

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A hire in the SOAN department

Carletonian - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 4:42pm

The Sociology/Anthropology department has announced their final decision for a new hire. After meeting with many candidates, watching them teach demo classes and considering how they would fit into the department, they have decided on Jerome M. Levi, a post-doc from Harvard.

The SOAN department has been understaffed recently due to the recent dismissal of Jay Levi from his position in the department as a professor of anthropology. The students and staff alike both look forward to having smaller class sizes again due to the increased number of classes being taught.

Jerome M. Levi is currently slated to be teaching an Introduction to Anthropology class, Integrative Exercise, and an Argument & Inquiry (A&I) seminar next fall.

“It will be interesting to see how the students in his A&I react to having a new professor since many of them are unaware of who are they are signing up to take the class with,” said a member of Levi’s hiring committee.

In the winter he will be teaching Anthropology of Humor, which will look more deeply into why people find things funny. He says the main prerequisite is a serious sense of humor.

“He seems like he’ll be a good fit here in Northfield,” said a member of his hiring committee. “It’s nice to rest easy knowing that we won’t have another Jay Levi incident on our hands any time soon; that’s why we made a change and hired this new guy in the first place.”

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