Winds that blow too strong are not good for wind turbines
Archives for October 2010
Perhaps you’ve seen the Seinfeld episode of the horrible smell that just wouldn’t go away – the smell that no amount of washing could remove. I now have some idea what inspired that show – a skunk. For it was a skunk that I encountered early on a recent morning; and the memory lingers still Read more →
City leaders in Baudette are kicking off a campaign to save a 50-year-old icon. Willie the Walleye.
Elizabeth Baier, who covers Southeast Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, reviews stories on her beat during Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer. Elizabeth discussed the contest between Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz and his Republican challenger Randy Demmer in Minnesota’s 1st District. She also talked about the potential loss of Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Romain Read more →
The head of Rochester’s public school system has been named a finalist for the top positions in Macon, Ga. Rochester Superintendent Romain Dallemand will travel to Georgia this weekend for a final round of interviews, according to local television reports. Dallemand is one of two finalists for the Bibb County school board position. The other Read more →
Two reports came out this week demonstrating the resurgence in shipping from Great Lakes ports, including the Port of Duluth-Superior. With three months to go before ice closes the shipping season, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority reports tonnage shipped so far up 25 percent from the same period the year before. As a whole, St. Read more →
When members of the Saudi Arabian royal family fly half way around the world to visit the Med City, lots of people notice. This month’s visit — presumably for medical evaluations and treatment at the Mayo Clinic — was no exception. Officials with the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau estimate the recent visit of more Read more →
This is the time of year when there’s a new sight in the farming parts of the state. They’re massive piles of grain, open to the air, open for everyone to see. Here’s one in Slayton, at the Schmitz Grain company. But the one is Slayton is just a start. It seems small-time when you Read more →
The interim superintendent of Cass Lake-Bena schools died Sunday in a head-on collision near Walker.
Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior’s North Shore is celebrating its 125th anniversary this weekend. Proprietors say its Minnesota’s oldest resort. The resort opened in 1885, many years preceding a road up the North Shore. The property was first a homestead for Swedish immigrant Charles Axel Nelson, who named the property “Lutsen.” Travelers heading up the Read more →