Weather calculators

We’re having a really hot summer here in east central Minnesota. But I’ll bet that those of us living here already knew that. It’s been a year of extremes – just a couple months ago, we thought that summer had been canceled. Six months ago each snowfall broke a new record. Mostly, living in Minnesota, …

Legislative Women’s Legislative Timeline Published

The following is a press release about the new Minnesota Women’s Legislative Timeline from the Legislative Reference Library LEGISLATIVE HISTORY TIMELINE IS PUBLISHEDTimeline shows key laws passed for women since suffrage in 1920. On June 15, 2011, the Legislative Reference Library of the State of Minnesota and the Office on the Economic Status of Women …

Searching and privacy

Do you ever get a little spooked when you type a search term in Google, and the results are just a little too similar to your recent searches or interests or are near you geographically? I have! It kind of makes me look over my shoulder to see who is reading my screen. Or maybe …

Black History Month

Black History Month, or African American History Month, has been celebrated since 1926. It was started in February 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson. He and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) chose the month of February …

Election Results

Yesterday was election day. Here are a couple good sources to find election results: Minnesota Public Radio – lists races by various breakdowns, so you can scan through them.http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/2010/campaign/results/mn/ Star Tribune – “My Vote” directs user to enter address and gives customized results for that location.http://elections.startribune.com/myvote/pf.php?do=start_over Barbara Misselt, Director