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RINTek to host nanotechnology conference, youth camp, and trek


By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

Above is a bike map showing various distances based on difficulty. More information is available at www.southeastmn.edu/nanotech. Graphic provided

Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology (RINTek) dubs nanotechnology as “the most all-encompassing enabling technology of our time” and rightfully, so. According to data, the nanotechnology field is currently a $200 billion industry. That number is expected to skyrocket over a projected $1 trillion industry by 2015 based on predictions from the National Science Foundation.

In the United States and worldwide, it’s expected that all industries will in some way be affected by nanotechnology. According to the Foresight Institute, current progress in chemistry, physics, materials science, and biotechnology have been used to create novel materials that have unique properties.

“Some of these materials have already found their ways into consumer products, such as sun screens and stain-resistant pants. Others are being intensively researched for solutions to humanity’s greatest problems; diseases, clean energy, and clean water.” These changes, whether large or small, will at some point impact each one of our lives, if they haven’t already.

For more than a decade, RINTek has played an active role in nanotechnology, especially to rural America. Their purpose continues to bring this exciting technology to the forefront and, in addition, is bringing more attention to Rushford, as it seeks to make the community Minnesota’s nanotechnology center.

Saturday, June 9, RINTek will continue to champion the nanotechnology surge by hosting its 3rd annual nanotechnology conference and bicycle trek, along with a new youth nano camp. The conference begins with an opening by Deb Newberry, director of the Nanoscience Technology Program at Dakota County Technical College and a member of the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Advisory Board. Various breakout sessions will be held for business, education, and workforce development. Visitors to the free conference will also be able to preview Southeast Technical College’s new introductory nanotechnology course, as well as perusing Atomic Force Microscope AFM and other nano-related demonstrations. Walk-ins are welcome from 1 until 4:30.

New to this year’s events is a free youth nanotechnology camp. It is organized by Winona Workforce (Department of Employment and Economic Development) and a Nano Conference planned by Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical. Designed for ages 14 to 21, participants will learn how the industry is directly affect .....
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Rushford passes chicken ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

After much debate within the council and planning commissions, Rushford has passed a new ordinance that will allow for the keeping of chickens within city limits. According to city administrator Steve Sarvi, the ordinance came before the commission ..... 
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SEMCAC awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

RUSHFORD — Semcac received a $60,625 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation through the Minnesota Community Action Association Resource Fund to provide for basic needs of low-income families in seven counties in southeas ..... 
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Dennis Edward Peterson

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Dennis “Denny” Edward Peterson, 65, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home. Dennis was born on June 6, 1946, in Rushford to Edward and Josephine (Woxland) Peterson. He attended Big Martin Country School and graduated from ..... 
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History needed of Rushford

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Rushford-Peterson Independent School District received a grant from Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants. The purpose of this grant is to evaluate its current school site, the historical Rushford elementary/high school building for its eligi ..... 
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Viola G. Cordes

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Viola “Vi” G. Cordes, 89, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minn. Vi was born on May 2, 1923, in La Crosse, Wis. to Ben and Gertrude (Henze) Jacobson. She was raised in Rushford and ..... 
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FC Band performs at small group contest

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Fillmore Central High School Band Department performed at the MSHSL Small Group Music Contest Tuesday night in Rushford, MN. 82 members of the FCHS Band participated in this event, involving 17 total solos and ensembles. All 17 groups from Fill ..... 
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Kopperud~ O’Donnell

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Jeffrey O’Donnell and Chelsea Kopperud are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Thomas and Wanda Kopperud of Rushford, Minn. Parents of the groom are Jack and Jill O’Donnell of Rushford, M ..... 
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Rushford moves forward with city hall

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

Architect Jose Rivas, of CRW Architecture and Design Group, has presented updated plans and cost estimates to the city for its planned remodel and move of the city hall into the vacant, former municipal liquor store. The transition of city hall to t ..... 
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