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New 200cience Museum of MN Will (. pen for Public Dec. 11 By Lois Torgerson The Northern Star was among the media personnel who attended a spe- cial media day at the new Science Museum of Minnesota along the Mississippi River a week ago Thursday. We (Dave and Lois) were offered the opportunity to walk around the new $99.6 million museum that is built along the luffs overlooking the Mississippi River, along with other people from various media outlets in the state - before it opens to the pub- lic December 11. What a facility! We were escorted by museum officials around the museum's 370,000 square feet - which is a 68% increase over the old museum's size, and were able to view some of the museum's displays. All the time, however, workmen - and women were everywhere!! They were putting on the finishing touches - in preparation for the Grand Opening on December 11. We visited with Carleen Pieper, Director of Communications for the Museum and other museum officials, who are, of course, excited about the new facility. It will have many hands-on dis- plays, including a stroll through the human body, even feeling the blood flow through the arteries - as well as tile original Lake Itasca log sign that marks the beginning of the Mississippi River. The museum has theatres as well - the world's tenth 3-D multimedia the- ater for a laster light show - including the glasses for the viewers; and the state of the art Omnitheatre that used a new projection technology. Several officials and dignitaries from the various companies involved in the construction were also present, and another group, guests of the architec- tural firm, were also in the museum that afternoon. The new Omnitheater holds 400 people comfortably - in seats that are specially designed - made in Spain - to offer leg room and comfort, and every chair offers an unobstructed view. One of the folks said, "It's like first class on an airplane." In 1978 the Science Museum of Minnesota introduced giant screen theaters to middle America - now the new convertible-dome Omni re- establishes the Science Museum of Minnesota as the nation's front run- ner in this large format film industry. We were able to watch a short pro- duction in the laser theatre and also THE SKELETON OF A DINOSAUR stands in the new Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Starting Dec. 11, the public can walk through the human body, climb aboard an authentic Mississippi Riverboat, watch a laser show, or watch a feature in the convertible- domed Omnitheatre. audience needs - and to showcase the growing collections the museum has to display. We felt very privileged to be among those in attendance at that special media open house - and cer- tainly encourage a visit to this fine new exciting museum on your next trip to the Twin Cities. There was an outdoor laser show at the new museum the evening follow- ing Thanksgiving - that was televised on some stations, that was quite spec- tacular, as well. It is located along Kellogg Boulevard - near the RiverCentre - and the new arena for the NHL expansion Minnesota Wild team. As part of the 'package' we were also guests at the prestigious St. Paul Hotel - a lovely, old hotel, that is list- ed among the historic hotels of America. Big Stone City two short clips in the Omnitheatre..,: On Thursday, Dec. 2nd Paul and Both were previews of upcoming Julie Treinen and Wade and Cindy productions that will be shown at the museum. And the parking was very conve- nient - the ramp has room for 825 cars, and 1.1 elevators for easy visitor accessibility. There are 15 sets of restrooms - compared to two at the former site; and there is also a restaurant and another eating area - including an outdoor area for folks to enjoy their meals on a balcony overlooking the Mississippi River. There are special activities planned for all ages - including overnight stays for groups. They have school groups come for an 'overnight', which includes an evening meal, tours and shows, sleeping in their sleeping bags "among the dinosaurs" and a breakfast the next morning. It sounded very exciting - and quite rea- sonably priced, considering costs of meals and lodging in the Twin Cities area. (So what if you have to sleep in a sleeping bag?!) They are looking for a very busy spring season with students from all over the state com- ing to the Museum for their spring school outings. The old museum was "bursting at the seams", according to museum president James Peters,n, and some- thing had to be done to serve the Gail Maxwell, 839-2207 Sunday, Dec. 5th dinner guests at John and Anna Rothi at Ortonville were Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann, Ada Herrmann of Ortonville, Hazel Gibson, and Butch and Iona Gibson of Beardsley. The occasion was to celebrate Butch's birthday. Myron and Lorraine Schnaser attended the Oscar Howe Elementary 5th grade chorus in Sioux Falls to celebrate the holidays. Their granddaughter Kelsey Marie Remund sang a solo "A Holly Jolly Holiday" on Monday evening, Dec. 6th. Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to a movie for a night out with Todd and Candy Cloos and Tom and Jeanette Dew on Friday, Dec. 3rd. Van Dover hosted Big Stone Therapies Annual Christmas ' party. A great time was had by all. Wade and Cindy and Mark and Clare and Betty Binsfeld attended St. Lawrence's Christmas program to watch Joseph perform and sing Wednesday, Dec. 8th. Mike and Laura and Alyssa Knodel of Hutchinson spent the week- end at the Bob Carlson home. The Knodels together with the Arvin Muellers, Robert Zahnows, and Bob Carlsons hosted an 80th birthday party for Evelyn Zahnow at the Big Stone City Senior Center on Saturday. Adeline Overberg attended the Holiday Home Tour in Wilmot on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6th. Five homes were decorated for the Christmas holidays. Of the five houses one was a log house, one about a year old, and one built about 1904 and remodeled, and the last two were 15-20 years old. One home was decorated with two Christmas towns with a train. The homes were beautiful! Afterwards they were served lunch at the Wilmot Lutheran Church. Cora DeVaal of Ortonviile visited Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge on Tuesday, Dec. 7th. Thursday, Dec. 8th the confirmation class of St. Charles parish hosted a sit down dinner. Mrs. Paul Rausch and her sons Peter and Patrick Karels got Sally Roggenbuck from Northridge to attend the invitational dinner. After the dinner, they all attended Mass in the Parish Church. On the way back to Northridge Mrs. Rausch drove around different places to see the beautiful Christmas lights. Louis and MarieBrown spent the week-end of Nov. 27th in Morgan attending a wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wenner. He is a nephew of Marie. On Thursday evening, Dec. 9th RESUME m We Give You The Right First Impression, & Second, & Third... For quality printing from the first off the press to the last--no matter how mazy you have printed--choose the printer that guar- antees top quality. Choose us. Ortonville Independent 29 NW 2nd St. * Ortonville, MN Phone (612) 839-6163 OPEN HOUSE Where: Office - Main Street, Clinton When: December 15, 16 & 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Why .Early pay savings Check out new hybrids & varieties We have new programs to explain to you Or just stop in and visit Dave Hauschild 325-5250 PIONEER.  BRAND PRODUCTS All purchases ave subiect to the terms 0t labeling anti purchase documents. , SM TM Trademarks and service marks, registered or applied for ...... of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. 1998Rifll. .' COt00l00UNi Ty D CLUB THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY CARD CLUB OF CLINTON presented the with a check for $500 last week, in appreciation for the nice facility they have for tf Community Room of the Memorial Building. Club members Joe Stattelman, left, and Gordon ter, are shown making the check presentation to Mayor Shirley Finberg. Clifford and Ileen Christensen visited Loraine Nolting. Monday forenoon, Dec. 6th Caroline Zahn visited Darlene Barnhardt. Monday evening, Dec. 6th Dave and Ann Walton, Darryn, Adam, Penny, and Garret Birndhardt all of Milbank visited Darlene Barnhardt. Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8th Pastor Dan Hermanson visited Darlene Barnhardt. Calvin and Naomi Sandlin accompanied Ralph and Ruth Dittes on Tuesday, Dec. 7th to Watertown to do some shopping. Don and Donna DeBoer of Milbank were dinner guests of the Calvin Sandlins Friday evening, Dec. 3rd. Wednesday morning, December 8th, Orla Onken entertained a group of friends for coffee and rolls. Independent Ads Get (You're reading this one aren't Advertisement Homeowners with money may qualify for low-interest LOANS: Direct lender loosens its requirements Financial problems? Medical bills? for homeowners who need money now. doesn't matter t Have you been turned down for u loan? Do If you are a homeowner with sufficient you need more than $10.000 for an 3' reason'? Are there's an excellent chance you will q you paying more than 10% interest on any other Ioan--usuallywirhin24hours. loans or credit cards? You can find out over the phone--and If you are a homeowner and answered "yes" charge--if you qualify. Stone to any of these questions, they can tell you over is licensed by the Minnesota Financial the phone and without obligation if you qualify, tions Division. Open 7 days. High credit card debt? Less-than-perfect credit? Self-employed? Late house payments? Call 1-800-700-1242 Does Your Car Have The POTHOLE :] ITTERS Out of Alignment? OPERATOR MARK MUENI You should be coming to our Hunter Alignment! TOTALLY COMPUTERIZED- ALL 4-WHEELS Operator Mark Muenchow will see to your needs!, TIRE VICE ,-,0,.,.... Ortonvllle MN 114 Mile South of Junction 12 & 75 Phone 320-839-2073 Page' 2b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 1 New 200cience Museum of MN Will (. pen for Public Dec. 11 By Lois Torgerson The Northern Star was among the media personnel who attended a spe- cial media day at the new Science Museum of Minnesota along the Mississippi River a week ago Thursday. We (Dave and Lois) were offered the opportunity to walk around the new $99.6 million museum that is built along the luffs overlooking the Mississippi River, along with other people from various media outlets in the state - before it opens to the pub- lic December 11. What a facility! We were escorted by museum officials around the museum's 370,000 square feet - which is a 68% increase over the old museum's size, and were able to view some of the museum's displays. All the time, however, workmen - and women were everywhere!! They were putting on the finishing touches - in preparation for the Grand Opening on December 11. We visited with Carleen Pieper, Director of Communications for the Museum and other museum officials, who are, of course, excited about the new facility. It will have many hands-on dis- plays, including a stroll through the human body, even feeling the blood flow through the arteries - as well as tile original Lake Itasca log sign that marks the beginning of the Mississippi River. The museum has theatres as well - the world's tenth 3-D multimedia the- ater for a laster light show - including the glasses for the viewers; and the state of the art Omnitheatre that used a new projection technology. Several officials and dignitaries from the various companies involved in the construction were also present, and another group, guests of the architec- tural firm, were also in the museum that afternoon. The new Omnitheater holds 400 people comfortably - in seats that are specially designed - made in Spain - to offer leg room and comfort, and every chair offers an unobstructed view. One of the folks said, "It's like first class on an airplane." In 1978 the Science Museum of Minnesota introduced giant screen theaters to middle America - now the new convertible-dome Omni re- establishes the Science Museum of Minnesota as the nation's front run- ner in this large format film industry. We were able to watch a short pro- duction in the laser theatre and also THE SKELETON OF A DINOSAUR stands in the new Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Starting Dec. 11, the public can walk through the human body, climb aboard an authentic Mississippi Riverboat, watch a laser show, or watch a feature in the convertible- domed Omnitheatre. audience needs - and to showcase the growing collections the museum has to display. We felt very privileged to be among those in attendance at that special media open house - and cer- tainly encourage a visit to this fine new exciting museum on your next trip to the Twin Cities. There was an outdoor laser show at the new museum the evening follow- ing Thanksgiving - that was televised on some stations, that was quite spec- tacular, as well. It is located along Kellogg Boulevard - near the RiverCentre - and the new arena for the NHL expansion Minnesota Wild team. As part of the 'package' we were also guests at the prestigious St. Paul Hotel - a lovely, old hotel, that is list- ed among the historic hotels of America. Big Stone City two short clips in the Omnitheatre..,: On Thursday, Dec. 2nd Paul and Both were previews of upcoming Julie Treinen and Wade and Cindy productions that will be shown at the museum. And the parking was very conve- nient - the ramp has room for 825 cars, and 1.1 elevators for easy visitor accessibility. There are 15 sets of restrooms - compared to two at the former site; and there is also a restaurant and another eating area - including an outdoor area for folks to enjoy their meals on a balcony overlooking the Mississippi River. There are special activities planned for all ages - including overnight stays for groups. They have school groups come for an 'overnight', which includes an evening meal, tours and shows, sleeping in their sleeping bags "among the dinosaurs" and a breakfast the next morning. It sounded very exciting - and quite rea- sonably priced, considering costs of meals and lodging in the Twin Cities area. (So what if you have to sleep in a sleeping bag?!) They are looking for a very busy spring season with students from all over the state com- ing to the Museum for their spring school outings. The old museum was "bursting at the seams", according to museum president James Peters,n, and some- thing had to be done to serve the Gail Maxwell, 839-2207 Sunday, Dec. 5th dinner guests at John and Anna Rothi at Ortonville were Ervin and Lamoine Herrmann, Ada Herrmann of Ortonville, Hazel Gibson, and Butch and Iona Gibson of Beardsley. The occasion was to celebrate Butch's birthday. Myron and Lorraine Schnaser attended the Oscar Howe Elementary 5th grade chorus in Sioux Falls to celebrate the holidays. Their granddaughter Kelsey Marie Remund sang a solo "A Holly Jolly Holiday" on Monday evening, Dec. 6th. Wade and Cindy Van Dover went to a movie for a night out with Todd and Candy Cloos and Tom and Jeanette Dew on Friday, Dec. 3rd. Van Dover hosted Big Stone Therapies Annual Christmas ' party. A great time was had by all. Wade and Cindy and Mark and Clare and Betty Binsfeld attended St. Lawrence's Christmas program to watch Joseph perform and sing Wednesday, Dec. 8th. Mike and Laura and Alyssa Knodel of Hutchinson spent the week- end at the Bob Carlson home. The Knodels together with the Arvin Muellers, Robert Zahnows, and Bob Carlsons hosted an 80th birthday party for Evelyn Zahnow at the Big Stone City Senior Center on Saturday. Adeline Overberg attended the Holiday Home Tour in Wilmot on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6th. Five homes were decorated for the Christmas holidays. Of the five houses one was a log house, one about a year old, and one built about 1904 and remodeled, and the last two were 15-20 years old. One home was decorated with two Christmas towns with a train. The homes were beautiful! Afterwards they were served lunch at the Wilmot Lutheran Church. Cora DeVaal of Ortonviile visited Sally Roggenbuck at Northridge on Tuesday, Dec. 7th. Thursday, Dec. 8th the confirmation class of St. Charles parish hosted a sit down dinner. Mrs. Paul Rausch and her sons Peter and Patrick Karels got Sally Roggenbuck from Northridge to attend the invitational dinner. After the dinner, they all attended Mass in the Parish Church. On the way back to Northridge Mrs. Rausch drove around different places to see the beautiful Christmas lights. Louis and MarieBrown spent the week-end of Nov. 27th in Morgan attending a wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wenner. He is a nephew of Marie. On Thursday evening, Dec. 9th RESUME m We Give You The Right First Impression, & Second, & Third... For quality printing from the first off the press to the last--no matter how mazy you have printed--choose the printer that guar- antees top quality. Choose us. Ortonville Independent 29 NW 2nd St. * Ortonville, MN Phone (612) 839-6163 OPEN HOUSE Where: Office - Main Street, Clinton When: December 15, 16 & 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Why .Early pay savings Check out new hybrids & varieties We have new programs to explain to you Or just stop in and visit Dave Hauschild 325-5250 PIONEER.  BRAND PRODUCTS All purchases ave subiect to the terms 0t labeling anti purchase documents. , SM TM Trademarks and service marks, registered or applied for ...... of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. 1998Rifll. .' COt00l00UNi Ty D CLUB THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY CARD CLUB OF CLINTON presented the with a check for $500 last week, in appreciation for the nice facility they have for tf Community Room of the Memorial Building. Club members Joe Stattelman, left, and Gordon ter, are shown making the check presentation to Mayor Shirley Finberg. Clifford and Ileen Christensen visited Loraine Nolting. Monday forenoon, Dec. 6th Caroline Zahn visited Darlene Barnhardt. Monday evening, Dec. 6th Dave and Ann Walton, Darryn, Adam, Penny, and Garret Birndhardt all of Milbank visited Darlene Barnhardt. Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8th Pastor Dan Hermanson visited Darlene Barnhardt. Calvin and Naomi Sandlin accompanied Ralph and Ruth Dittes on Tuesday, Dec. 7th to Watertown to do some shopping. Don and Donna DeBoer of Milbank were dinner guests of the Calvin Sandlins Friday evening, Dec. 3rd. Wednesday morning, December 8th, Orla Onken entertained a group of friends for coffee and rolls. Independent Ads Get (You're reading this one aren't Advertisement Homeowners with money may qualify for low-interest LOANS: Direct lender loosens its requirements Financial problems? Medical bills? for homeowners who need money now. doesn't matter t Have you been turned down for u loan? Do If you are a homeowner with sufficient you need more than $10.000 for an 3' reason'? Are there's an excellent chance you will q you paying more than 10% interest on any other Ioan--usuallywirhin24hours. loans or credit cards? You can find out over the phone--and If you are a homeowner and answered "yes" charge--if you qualify. Stone to any of these questions, they can tell you over is licensed by the Minnesota Financial the phone and without obligation if you qualify, tions Division. Open 7 days. High credit card debt? Less-than-perfect credit? Self-employed? Late house payments? Call 1-800-700-1242 Does Your Car Have The POTHOLE :] ITTERS Out of Alignment? OPERATOR MARK MUENI You should be coming to our Hunter Alignment! TOTALLY COMPUTERIZED- ALL 4-WHEELS Operator Mark Muenchow will see to your needs!, TIRE VICE ,-,0,.,.... Ortonvllle MN 114 Mile South of Junction 12 & 75 Phone 320-839-2073 Page' 2b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec. 1