Local Elections Guide

By |2020-09-21T06:13:18-05:00September 21st, 2020|

The profiles of regional candidates running in the November 3 election, provided by the candidates themselves, are now available online at greatermankatoelections.com. Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information and respond to an online questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective including the following areas: Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position Views on key issues and impact The role of public office and promoting business vitality and economic development Fiscal responsibility Open communication and accountability Compromise and consensus   Candidate profiles are available for the following races:      US Representative 1stDistrict [...]

COVID Cases Rise to 689 in MN (April 1)

By |2020-04-01T11:03:18-05:00April 1st, 2020|

Minnesota Case Information Total positive: 689 Deaths: 17 Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 342 Hospitalization Total cases requiring hospitalization: 122 Hospitalized as of today: 54 Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 27 Demographics Median Age Age Range All cases 47 4 months - 104 years Non-hospitalized cases 42 4 months - 104 years Hospitalized cases 64 6 - 95 years Hospitalized cases in ICU 65 33 - 95 years Deaths 84 58 - 95 years   Gender: 51% female, 48% male, 0% other Likely Exposure Percent of Cases Cruise ship 3% International travel 15% Known exposure to a case 21% Travel [...]

On This Day in 1963

By |2020-03-12T15:23:51-05:00March 12th, 2020|

On this day in 1963, the Fab Four played as a trio for one performance. The Beatles were playing at the Granada Cinema in Bedford. John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold and could not perform. The set had to be rearranged so that George and Paul could sing John’s parts.

On This Day In History

By |2020-03-11T12:03:35-05:00March 11th, 2020|

On March 11, 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "services to music". McCartney's late wife, Linda, did not attend the event as she was fighting breast cancer, but three of his four children were in attendance. McCartney dedicated his knighthood to George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and the citizens of the northwestern port of Liverpool, England. McCartney was very nervous before the ceremony, but he was still excited. “Proud to be British, wonderful day, and it’s a long way from a little terrace (street) in Liverpool,” he told reporters. Source: History.com -Intern Amanda

On This Day in Music History…

By |2020-03-09T11:56:09-05:00March 9th, 2020|

The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for their film "A Hard Day's Night" on March 9, 1964. The Beatles had traveled a total of 2,500 miles on the train during their six days of filming aboard a train. Source: This Day In Music.com -Intern Amanda

This Day In Music: Rolling Stones Hit Number 1

By |2020-03-04T11:43:13-06:00March 4th, 2020|

On this day in 1967, the Rolling Stones hit number one on the U.S. singles chart with their song "Ruby Tuesday". The song became the band's fourth number-one hit in the U.S. and cemented them in pop culture. Originally the song "Let's Spend The Night Together" was the original A-side and single, but after radio stations banned that song, "Ruby Tuesday" became the official single. Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/ADtnUC_ctNk

This Day In Music History: Michael Jackson Wins Big At Grammy’s

By |2020-02-28T15:02:30-06:00February 28th, 2020|

36 years ago today Michael Jackson wins big at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984. The superstar took home seven awards that night including Album of The Year for Thriller, Record of the year and best rock vocal performance for 'Beat It', Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song for 'Billie Jean', and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra-Terrestrial. Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/7Nk_iUDyeIQ

This Day In Music History: Nancy Sinatra Hits No.1

By |2020-02-26T11:21:46-06:00February 26th, 2020|

54 Years ago today on February 26th, 1966 Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots Are Made For Walking" hit number 1 on the pop charts. Lee Hazlewood wrote the song and planned on recording it himself, but Sinatra talked him out of it. The song became one of her biggest hits and hit number one around the world. For more information on what happened on this day in history, check out thisdayinmusic.com. Below is the groovy video for the song. Check it out! Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/m2fPkzJsMU8

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