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Missing person alert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 3:47pm

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating Irvin William O’Brien, age 42. Irvin is from the Grasston, MN area. He last had phone contact with family around 04/25/2019 and it’s believed his last known location was in the Braham, MN area. It is unknown if he is on foot or with a

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Knights score MIAC-record six all-conference selections

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 2:14pm

The amazing season for the Carleton College women’s golf team continued on Friday as the Knights received a conference-record six All-MIAC Awards. Leading the way were seniors Ziyi Wang and Ayumi Sakamoto, who both garnered recognition for the fourth time. The Knights also swept the conference’s top individual accolades. Wang was chosen as Player of the Year and Senior of the Year, while Kristin Miyagi captured Rookie-of-the-Year distinction. Molly Erickson was selected by her peers as the MIAC’s Coach of the Year.

 

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Former Dakota County employee charged with Theft by Swindle

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 2:00pm

May 10, 2019 NEWS RELEASE FORMER DAKOTA COUNTY EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH THEFT BY SWINDLE Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Troy Dal Withers, age 46 of Oakdale, has been charged* with two counts of Theft by Swindle (Public Funds), in connection with his alleged false reporting of his hours worked and mileage reimbursement claims

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Arcadia student wins national Poetry Out Loud contest

Northfield News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 2:00pm
Bella Callery knows that poetry has the power to take raw, intense emotions and turn them into something beautiful.
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Dennison store burglary suspects wanted; ADUs get further review at Northfield council meeting; New deputy chief and an old favorite patrol officer are sworn in; Details of Northfield’s citywide clean-up day tomorrow

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director The Rice County Sheriff’s Department reports that yesterday on May 9, 2019, at approximately 2:15 a.m., two subjects broke into a convenience store located in Dennison, Minn. Both subjects entered the store through a broken door. The subjects arrived and left in a 2007-2014 GMC Yukon which appears to be

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My Lovely Wife

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:28am

Teri Knight’s guest today is Samantha Downing.  She hits a homerun with her debut novel, “My Lovely Wife”.  It will grip you from the get-go. It’s a disturbing tale of middle class marriage boredom and one couple’s way to find that spark, will keep you up later than your bedtime!   The conversations in the book

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Man pleads guilty, is sentenced in case involving death of his girlfriend in Burnsville

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:22am

May 9, 2019 from the Office of Dakota County Attorney Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Uriah David Schulz, age 41, currently residing in Apple Valley, pled guilty today to Manslaughter in the First Degree in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 41-year-old Elizabeth Victoria Perrault of Burnsville, which occurred on or about

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State Representative Todd Lippert

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 9:57am

State Representative Todd Lippert provides his weekly update on the recent legislative session. Lippert reports he has been appointed to the Agriculture, Housing and Rural Development Conference Committee, which is rare for a freshman member. In this segment, Lippert talks about negotiations between the Minnesota House and Senate.

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DJJD ambassador program seeking candidates

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 7:24am

May 9, 2019, Press Release from Julie Eddy Do you see the crowns and think ‘pageant’? The Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassadors recently met up with Miss Minnesota Michaelene Karlen at the Timberwolves Sparkle Night (where proceeds from ticket sales went to Gillette Children’s Hospital).  She is a remarkable lady who “won” her pageant

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Knights headed back to NCAA Championships; face Edgewood in first round on Friday

Carleton Sports - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:54am

The No. 27-ranked Carleton College women’s tennis team returns to the NCAA Championships on Friday, May 10 and faces Edgewood College at 1:00 p.m. in an opening round match at the regional hosted by UW-Whitewater. This is the seventh time that the Knights have secured a spot in the national tournament, and their first trip to the NCAA Championships since 2014.

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ArtZany: Paul Niemisto, CVRO – Romantic Spring

KYMN Radio - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:22am

Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomesPaul Niemisto, conductor and founder of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, to preview this weekend’s Romantic Spring concert.   CVRO: Romantic Spring Northfield Arts Guild  northfieldartsguild.org Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra   Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00pm St. John’s Hall, 500 Third Street W, Northfield Sunday, May 12, 2019

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How I’ve been able to live 19 years without breathing

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:42pm

The warehouse section of the Schaumburg, Illinois IKEA was my favorite destination as a kid.

I was enraptured by its vastness—the comfort of knowing that its furthest nooks and crannies were both unexplorable yet waiting to be discovered; that there was a breathtaking space bigger than any building I’d previously known; that I was nothing compared to its size, interconnectedness, and the professionalism of it being something “beyond me.”

Though I never set foot there again, I came back to visit every day for the rest of my childhood and adolescence. I’d always dream of that and similar locations: my dream house with impossibly high ceilings, walls far apart enough to make it practically an arena, spacious enough for me to lay flat on the ground with my limbs outstretched. I loved the feeling of immobility without initiative.

Those dreams eventually drifted away from the tangible or desirable and devolved into waking up in a sweat and feeling saved, almost, by returning to present consciousness.

That ceiling and those walls gradually began to inch inward until they crushed me to a pulp—I was blatantly and undeniably just an object made up of smaller organic compounds.

“Stigma” is overdone. Not that it’s unimportant, but it can hardly be on one’s mind when Concern Number One is to maintain stability enough to survive to the next day—to avoid decapitation long enough to realize what’s going on.

It becomes less of a concern when you live as a miniscule near-unnoticeable mass with the density of an entire brick wall.

Your conscience grates on you almost arbitrarily—it’s always an insatiable, unfamiliar and terrifying beast. It’s almost impossible to acknowledge and accept yourself—even before others get to it; nobody, not even yourself, can comprehend your dedication to self-destruction.

But in a social sense, “stigma” is less of what’s at fault—it’s the broad misunderstanding. Bipolar is often diluted to “she’ll just randomly go from sad to happy” and borderline personality disorder is hardly even discussed at all.

And so the symptoms just warrant either a “problematic” or “crazy”-esque quick, easy (emphasis on the “quick, easy”) label.

These are absolutely not conscious or controllable behaviors and they’re often just assumed to be personality traits.

Relationships take off too suddenly and all too quickly become screaming matches because the combination of anxiety and self-hatred causes you to snap, and one moment, confess your undying love for your partner, and then an hour later try to kill yourself.

Your reactions are amplified by a factor of one hundred and you have no honest idea of how you’ll feel in an hour.

You wish so badly to live in the inanimate flaking skin of your previous moments.

You change your camouflage so frequently the world becomes colorless—and you want out. But you can’t breathe—and the lack of oxygen makes you delusional.

It’s not natural—but neither is it directly controllable (at least, without treatment). But still it gains you the reputation of unbridled insanity.

But, despite this, persists a full heart—a conscious heart—teeming with love and compassion.

On Tuesday I shaved my head, ridding myself of the matted, almost oppressive thick Italian mop of hair that’s clutched me for two years—before coming out as a trans woman, before even applying to college, before the chemicals in my brain decided, on a whim, to escalate my depression and mania, turning me into an unkempt, non-thinking reflection of a past self I’d soon grow to loathe and fear.

It was almost as if a timeline had been removed from my body.

But, in its raw emotion and near-grieving, it was like turning the last page of the first book in a series:

It’s only when the dust settles that one realizes the ubiquitous, almost omniscient beauty of the complexity of the wiring of your brain—the imperfections and chronic instability that makes (in this case) Nicole Collins, Nicole Collins.

But you know that despite its previous control over so many previous aspects of your life, it absolutely won’t define it.

It’s only then when one can fully thoughtfully observe the power that turned your life into an unmanageable stream of consciousness and numbed your better self with sedatives until you could barely function in any situation, except social ones, that you can understand its power.  

It’s in these moments of grim yet almost euphoric reflection that the world has stopped spinning and the noise has died down, and all that’s left in this present moment is you and the reason you’ve lived nineteen years without breathing.

It weighs nothing; it’s breathtakingly beautiful and melancholy yet grimly austere—and it bewilders you.

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Cookie Contest

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:23pm

On Monday, April 29, students competed to win the title of “best cookie” by sharing samples with dinner-goers in LDC. This year’s winner was David O’Dea ’19, whose Cashew Coconut Cookie was later featured as a dessert option in the dining halls.

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Knights set team record with nine All-MIAC awards

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:16pm

Only one year after breaking its previous record for most All-MIAC awards in a season, the Carleton College men’s tennis program established a new team standard as the Knights collected a whopping nine all-conference awards for 2019. Sophomore Leo Vithoontien headlined the Carleton honorees, garnering All-MIAC recognition in both singles and doubles for the second year in a row.

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#BlackoutImprov

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:13pm

On Saturday, May 4, Twin Cities-based group Blackout Improv hosted two workshops and gave a performance (opened by Carleton’s own improv troupe Cujokra).

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Knights nab six All-MIAC Awards

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:09pm

Four members of the Carleton College women’s tennis team received All-MIAC recognition a total of six times, including awards in both singles and doubles play for senior Kristina Conrad and junior Madeline Prins.

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Psychology Super Friday

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:06pm

On Friday, April 26, senior Psychology majors presented their Comps projects in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Pictured: Ian Kpachavi ’17 (Educational Associate in Psychology), Kyle Berglund ’19, and Peep Crider ’20.

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International Fest

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:02pm

Pictured: Eve Liu ’20 and Claire Guang ’21.

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Synchrony 2019: Tunak Tunak Tun

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:57pm

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TRIO Class Act

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 8:47pm

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