The year 2016 was a record year for opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County. We experienced 153 opioid-related deaths - a 39% increase over 2015. The State of Minnesota experienced 402 opioid-related deaths during 2016.
For this reason, Sheriff Rich Stanek and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office launched a drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose. As part of the campaign, the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with school-parent organizations, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, businesses, and health & community organizations to assist educating the community about current drug dangers, trends and prevention.
JANUARY 25, 2018 UPDATE: Opioid deaths reach another record in Hennepin County. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Februjary 9, 2018 - Hennepin County embarks on its most ambitious opioid prevention strategy. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
America's opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history, with drug overdoses claiming more
lives last year than car accidents or gun violence. The toll, as a White House Commission put it,
is the equivalent of a new 9/11 attack every three weeks !!
Sheriff Stanek remains committed to public safety issues such as continuing to fight violent crime, attacking the deadly opioid epidemic, and ending the criminalization of mental illness. He brings more than 34 years of law enforcement experience to the Office of Sheriff. In addition to the previously mentioned public safety priorities, he is committed to financial stewardship, leadership, and public safety advocacy. Since being elected, Sheriff Stanek has ensured the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office operated under budget while maintaining a consistent number of employees. He has led the agency by speaking to community groups, hosting listening sessions, and building trust by working directly with residents and businesses every day.
"Sheriff Stanek is a proven public safety leader in Hennepin County," said Don Davis; a retired Hennepin County Police Chief and former Commissioner of Public Safety & Homeland Security for the State of Minnesota. "During his 11 years in office, he has led initiatives that focus on local and national issues that other elected officials don't want to talk about. From opioids to jail mental illness, he is leading the charge to ensure residents, victims, inmates, and his staff have the resources, tools, and training they need."
"Rich is our local Sheriff. Whatever the time or day of the week it may be, I can confidently pick up the phone and call him about any issue that is affecting me and my community," said Kylee Simonson. "Rich works tirelessly with community members to have their needs heard, provide education about emerging public safety issues, and build trust in the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. His dedication to local public safety is one of the chief reasons why I want him as my local Sheriff."
"Sheriff Stanek has been a great community partner," said Bishop Howell; the Pastor at Shiloh Temple. "As a member of his Community Advisory Board I know that I can bring faith-based community concerns to him, and he will not only listen, but find a solution too. At the end of the day, I know he is our voice for public safety."
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ABOUT MY INTERNET SHOW
This a was a great show about the various things you can do at NYPD and it seems like the guy loves the department.You have a great radio show and nice website. Thanks for sharing it with me.
Hi Dick: I meant to tell you last week that the interview with Mike was great. WE really enjoyed it.
Just to let you know that Thurs. line up was all messed up, Your show was not aired till 10:00. I had a doctor appointment at 10. Luckily I installed a VLC media player and I was able to record that show and listen to it today.
You always have an entertaining show and really do a great job. Thank You for doing it each week. God Bless and have a great week. Polkatively Yours, Linda and Tom
Hi there Delta - Just wanted to write you a short note thanking you for the shout out on today's radio program! :-) That was quite a surprise and made me smile this morning! :-)
Still listen to your program every Thursday at 8:00am...it is going on 3 years since I first started listening to you...2015...can you believe that...3 years!!!!
Yet-your program is still entertaining as ever-the best, and really enjoy your style! In fact, if you recall you sent me a complimentary copy of your show a while ago, and I listen to the CD from time to time when I need my Delta fix! haha!
On a personal note- Hope you are doing well. Anyways, keep up the great work Delta, and all the best to you in Deltaville, USA!!!!!
If You Would Like To Be A Guest On My 'DELTA DICK' Series Of Internet Show
From The Desk Of Carver County Sheriff Bud Olson .......
"Dick: Thanks for your public service; you do so much and probably don't get recognized for any of it. But, you are a wonderful asset for Carver County and Hamburg and for your radio listening community; you're just a great guy. Thanks so much."
"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms' would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give……"
"Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday!!"
Byron 'Bud' Olson
Sheriff of Carver County, Minnesota
Sheriff "Bud" Olson Retired After Dedicating Himself
"Hi Dick: Sorry it has been a while since I last wrote to you. Just to let you know that your October Fest shows this month was really good. You did a fine job putting these shows together for all of us."
"We sure do miss Walt Procanyn and the shows he did on 247. It is hard to think that it will be 2yrs. this month since he passed away."
"Love going on your web site there sure
is a lot of interesting stuff in there."
"God Bless and Thank You for do"ing your show week after week."
"Delta Dick --- Great Website (best I've seen)."
"Dick, you're amazing."
"Your Web Page Is Amazing !! I hadn’t seen it in a while, you’ve
put a lot of work into making such a great web site!"
"I turned on 24 hr Polka Heaven this AM and heard your program honoring Indepence. demce. When I tuned you in, you were
playing how Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
It was very touching and made me cry. Can you tell me who
made it? I would love to get it for my grandchildren so they
can understand what and who makes our country great."
"It was touching. I'm not surprised you're
getting emails about it. Good Job."
"Thanks for the effort you put into your show,
and into keeping your website up-to-date!"
"You are the greatest, Delta Dick!"
"Love your show. I will be listen to you on 24/7 PolkaHeaven. "
While Serving As A Member Of The HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL (2013-2016), I Also Received Numerous E-mails Of Support.
The Hummingbird Feeder Has Now Been Replaced With A Thistle Seed Feeder Until Next Spring. Pictures Taken Of Goldfinches At This Feeder Will Appear On My Website Periodically. The First Goldfinch Of The Season Visited This Feeder On Sunday, October 14, 2018.
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Officer Joe Contessa grew up everywhere - New Jersey, South Carolina, Minnesota and New York.
Growing up, he always idolized First Responders and wanted to serve as a role model that might impact communities in a positive way. "Our neighborhood offers a very diverse population with many things to learn and experience" he says. "We're working hand-in-hand with each other."
He's currently pursuing a Master's Degree.
His message to the community: "I promise to serve you to the best of my ability. We're going to reduce crime, help those in need, and improve the quality of life for all in the community."
Officer Contessa was a Security Guard at Mystic Lake Casino until December 2015. He became at New York City Police Officer in July 2016. In April 2018 and again in October 2018, Officer Contessa, Returned To Minnesota And Appeared As A Guest On My Very Popular & Informative "THE DELTA BROADCASTS" Internet Show Series To Talk About 'What It Takes' To Become A NYPD Police Officer and What It's Like Being One Of 'New York's Finest'.
With Close Friend, Former Fellow Security Officer And
NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER JOE CONTESSA
Recorded IN HAMBURG On May 1, 2018 ONLY AVAILABLE At
Trooper Keith Simonette came into my office today to tell me that you were no longer "on the air". I was disappointed to hear of this as you have been a great supporter of the Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement in general. I really do think you cared greatly about the safety of your listeners. You assisted us in educating the public through methods other then arrests and citations. It is my hope that you will find a comfortable and rewarding career elsewhere and that you will remain a loyal friend to us and those in your community who support you.
L. Hodapp, Commander,
District 2200: The Minnesota State Patrol
HOW THESE PICTURES
All of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance Cameras
that I have installed can be set
up to either record continuously 24/7/365, capture an image
only when they sense motion
in their 'field of view', or both.
I find it intriguing the number of times that the same few vehicles slowly drive south down Jacob Street from County Road 50 and when they get to the Twin Cities & Western Railroad track crossing, they turn around and then, slowly, drive back north on Jacob Street toward County Road 50.
Are they driving so slowly because of all of the small children in the area ??
Yes; that MUST be the reason.
A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5 to 8 times per hour. A hummingbird’s wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second depending on the direction of flight, the purpose of their flight and the surrounding air conditions.
An average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute. In comparison, a human's average heart rate is only 60-100 beats per minute at rest.
The hummingbird’s maximum forward flight speed is 30 miles per hour and flies 500 miles nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico during both its spring and fall migration. The average lifespan of a wild hummingbird is 3-12 years.
One more thing; I've also written a book about using United States Stove Company's 'AMERICAN HARVEST'
corn burning stove to heat our home; here's a picture of the cover:
Owned and Operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
For Those Of You Who Are Wondering About My
Past, Here's Some Information You May Find Interesting.
In April 1966, I began my career in Law Enforcement as a volunteer with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Emergency Squad. The purpose of the Emergency Squad is to respond to medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, watercraft accidents and to augment full time Police Officers and Deputy Sheriff's as needed.
In April 1967, I joined the Maple Plain (Minnesota) Police Department where I attained the rank of Sergeant. Maple Plain is a third ring suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and, at that time, had a population of approximately 1,000 residents. During this time, I designed and oversaw installation of an updated alerting system for the Maple Plain Fire Department which allowed more firefighters of the Maple Plain Volunteer Fire Department to be alerted via radio than could be alerted by use of an existing and antiquated telephone alerting system. I worked for the Village of Maple Plain until October 1969 at which time I joined the county.
My three quarters of a century of life have certainly been fun, productive, interesting and rewarding !!
I can't begin to count the many hundreds, if not thousands, of great (and not so great) people, friends, neighbors, co-workers, fans of my radio and Internet shows, etc. that I've met during my entire lifetime.
My senior year in high school (the hardest three years of my life) came to a 'crashing' close when I was hit by a car in February 1961 and I sustained two broken legs. Having to finish high school in a hospital bed in my parents living room at our home in Plymouth was 'different', to say the least. Attending graduation exercises in a wheel chair was also 'different'.
Most kids, while they're growing up, want to be a Policeman or a Fireman; not me. I always wanted to become a 'disk jockey' and play 'rock and roll' music. I can remember setting up a 'pretend radio studio' in my bedroom when I was ten or twelve years old and 'playing radio' during most of my waking hours. (See a somewhat 'embarrassing' picture of me from back in the 1950's to the right.)
Growing up, I kinda was always 'in my own little world' but that was OK; life back then was allot less complex & confusing and wasn't the 'rat race' that it is now. In these days, Police get no respect, drugs are everywhere, the 'two parent family' is pretty much a thing of the past, religion is all but nonexistent, too many people think that the world owes them a living and the generations born in the 1980's and beyond are really pretty pathetic, except for those individuals that take pride in themselves and who they are.
Reflecting back over my life, I wouldn't change the time period in which I grew up for ANYTHING !! I've lived in Minnesota all of my life, grew up in Richfield until the fourth grade and my first 'real job' was a 'stock boy' at the Wayzata Rexall Drug Store in the Colonial Square Shopping Center in Wayzata. I worked there from August 1961 until about April of 1966. Then, I worked at the Qik & Ezy/Nice & Ezy in Maple Plain (now called the Maple Plain Food Center); the very first combination drug/grocery store anywhere in the United States.
My 'aspirations' to become an 'on air radio personality' sort of 'evaporated' when I learned that, in 1967, the City of Maple Plain was looking for a full time Policeman. Having been a member of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Emergency Squad for about a year, I applied to the city and was hired; began working there on April 1, 1967 and stayed there until October 20, 1969 when I 'realized my dream' of becoming a radio dispatcher for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department.
My career with the Sheriff's Department was as rewarding as it is impressive. My commendations include a Letter Of Commendation from Clarence Kelly, when he was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a letter from someone I could have arrested on a Bench Warrant but didn't (exercised compassion instead), and everything in between that you can imagine.
Yep; life has been good; REAL good for me. Thankfully, it's nowhere near being 'over'; I've still got allot that I want to do.
Starting with listening to, and editing, about fifty, 7 inch reels if 1/4 inch magnetic recording tape; some of which were first recorded when I attended Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis back in 1963.
WOW !! I'd better get going on that, soon !!
I also served in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1969 as a Aircraft Crash Rescueman/Firefighter Specialist (AFSC 57150). During that time, I received a Good Conduct Medal, Marksmanship Medal and Unit Citation Award.
My senior year in high school were the hardest three years in my life. But, I finally graduated from the Wayzata High School in June 1961.
Do the math !!
YEP; As You'll Learn Below,
Life Has BeenGOODTo Me;
REAL GOOD To Me, As
Attested To By The Walls
Of My Office On South Jacob Street In
DELTAVILLE U.S.A. !!
On October 20, 1969, I became a full time Deputy Sheriff with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office assigned to the Communications Division. During this time, I attained the rank of Sergeant and became the Division's Training Officer.
As the Division's Training Officer, I was responsible for designing and setting up a Training Program outlining Proper Radio Procedures to be used by not only Sheriff's Department Deputies, but Countywide Police Officers and Fire Department Members for all agencies that received their emergency and routine radio dispatching service from the Sheriff's Departments' Communications Division, Volunteers of the Sheriff's Water Patrol, Sheriff's Emergency Squad, employees of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office and the Hennepin County Office of Civil Defense. I also was responsible for training various Police Department Reserve Officers as well as being the Sheriff's Department's Liaison Officer for the Mobile Amateur Radio Corps of Hennepin County (M.A.R.C.).
As the Communication Division's Training Officer, each year I also designed and presented a very popular and informative Severe Weather Seminar for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Personnel from Minnesota's Nine County Metropolitan area. I coordinated this seminar and presentation with Mr. John Graff; the Meteorologist In Charge National Weather Service Forecast Office in Minneapolis and it was held each year during Severe Weather Awareness Week at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Two Seminars were conducted each year; one in the afternoon and one in the evening to afford the maximum number of Public Safety Personnel being able to attend.
During my time as a Sergeant with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Communication Division, I served on numerous Public Safety committees and assisted in the promulgation of Rules, Regulations and Procedures governing the use of a newly implemented Statewide Police Emergency Frequency (MINSEF); 155.475 MHz. Also during this time, I coordinated Severe Weather Procedures between Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service agencies in the seven county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and the local National Weather Service Forecast Office in Minneapolis.
You may think that the 'story' ends here. But it doesn't. Leaving Law Enforcement is a very difficult thing to do; just ask any 'cop' that you know.
So, you ask; "What's a 'retired cop' to do"?
The obvious answer is "Go to work for another agency." That's just what I did; I then went to work for the Minneapolis (Minnesota) Department of Emergency Communications.
Here, I answered, and dispatched, calls from the public that were seeking 'routine' and emergency Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services assistance.
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In addition to serving in the Communications Division, I also served in the Warrant Fugitive Division of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department. My most notable arrest was that of a twenty-three year old male who had murdered his girlfriend as well as their three children. The killer was arrested in Wichita Falls, Kansas and I brought the fugitive back to Minnesota, without incident, to answer for the four felony murder charges against him.
I retired from active Law Enforcement on September 15, 1984; however, I kept my Minnesota Police Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) license current for another six years after my retirement.
After that, and STILL wanting to help make schools, cities, communities and counties safer, I worked for Anoka County (Minnesota) Central Communications; the 9-1-1 Center for all Police and Sheriff's Departments, all Fire Departments and All Emergency Medical Services operating in Anoka County.
In addition to the Public Safety organizations listed above, I also worked as a Radio Communications Officer for the West Metro District of the Minnesota State Patrol.
After finally leaving the Public Safety profession completely, I then worked as a disk jockey/announcer/producer/engineer at radio station KCHK-AM in New Prague (Minnesota) from April 2002 until January 2004. During that time, I had local Law Enforcement officers as frequent guests on his daily five hour radio show.
Periodically, I also worked as a disk jockey/announcer/producer/engineer at radio station KRDS-FM with studios also located in New Prague (Minnesota) from April 2002 until January 2004.
In the winter of 1990-91, I formed a company called the NATIONWIDE TOLL FREE CRIME INFORMATION & DRUG ACTIVITY TIP LINE NETWORK. Initially, the TIP LINE NETWORK (as it would later be known as nationwide) was intended for use only by Law Enforcement Agencies in Minnesota. However, once 'word got out' of the TIP LINE Network, my company began receiving calls for our TIP LINE PROGRAM from Police and Sheriff's Departments, Drug Task Forces, County Attorney's Offices and School Administrators throughout the United States who wanted to implement my company's exclusive TIP LINE PROGRAM in their cities, counties and schools.
As the founder and System Administrator of the NATIONWIDE TOLL FREE CRIME INFORMATION & DRUG ACTIVITY TIP LINE NETWORK I was an individual with nearly twenty years of Law Enforcement experience. In September my exclusive TIP LINE PROGRAM was made available to Law Enforcement Agencies and School Administrators throughout the entire United States. My very successful company operated flawlessly until August 1, 2012, when I made the decision to discontinue my company's service.
If you'd like to read some of the impressive comments made about my company during the years it was in operation, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Sometime after leaving commercial broadcasting, I began hosting an hour long Olde Tyme Music Show that is heard around the world four times a week via the Internet on www.247polkaheaven.com. Guests on my Internet Program included local Carver County (Minnesota) Sheriff Byron 'Bud' Olson, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek as well as former Carver County Attorney Mike Fahey, now a judge for the Scott County (Minnesota) District Court.
A couple of years ago, I changed the name of my program from "THE DELTA DICK SHOW" to simply "THE DELTA SHOW". Or, "THE DELTA BROADCAST". My 'Official Website' Is www.thedeltashow.com.
In addition to playing your favorite Olde Tyme & Variety Music on www.247polkaheaven.com, I now also host an 'open forum' type of Internet show that features interesting people with interesting ideas talking about interesting topics. These shows are unscripted, have no topic or time restraints and have proven to be very popular with listeners worldwide.
All of these shows are 'spontaneous'; that is, there is no 'rehearsal' beforehand. i do not charge anyone or any organization who appears on my shows and this 'open forum' is available to agencies or interesting individuals who have interesting information to share about interesting topics.
To get a better understanding of what these interviews consist of and how they are conducted, please go to my "THE DELTA BROADCASTS" Webpage. Here, you will be able to listen to selected interviews with Sheriffs Olson and Stanek, as well as other previously recorded interviews 4/7; 'On Demand.
This Was My Company; A Company That I Designed And Started In 1991
Since 1991, Working With Local Law Enforcement To Help Make America A
Safer Place In Which To Live, Learn and Work; One Community At A Time.
I closed this company on August 1, 2012 after twenty-one very successful years of service.
I thought I'd 'give politics a shot' and was elected to a four year term as a City Councilmember and began serving in 2013, for the City of Hamburg (Minnesota); a small city in southwestern Carver County having just over 500 residents. I began my political career in the summer of 2012 by seeking one of two City Council seats that were to become vacant at the end of 2012. I was elected to my current position as a Hamburg City Councilmember in the fall of 2012 receiving 161 votes; my nearest 'competitor' received 29 votes.
And during the time that I was a Hamburg City Councilmember, I maintained a very popular Website specifically designed to inform Hamburg Taxpayers where there tax dollars were being wasted. THAT Website is now THIS Website; now one of a Hamburg resident; and can still be found at www.hamburgminnesota.com.
Trooper Keith Simonette came into my office today to tell me that you were no longer "on the air". I was disappointed to hear of this as you have been a great supporter of the Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement in general. I really do think you cared greatly about the safety of your listeners. You assisted us in educating the public through methods other then arrests and citations. It is my hope that you will find a comfortable and rewarding career elsewhere and that you will remain a loyal friend to us and those in your community who support you. Thank you!
L. Hodapp, Commander, District 2200: The Minnesota State Patrol
"Dick: Thanks for your public service; you do so much and probably don't get recognized for any of it. But, you are a wonderful asset for Carver County and Hamburg and for your radio listening community; you're just a great guy. Thanks so much."
"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give……"
"Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday!!"
Byron 'Bud' Olson
Retired Sheriff of Carver County, Minnesota
"Thanks again for the opportunity to meet with you last week and do the interview. It is an honor to be on your program."
Judge Michael A. Fahey, Minnnesota First Judicial District Court and Former Carver County Attorney.
One more thing; I've also written a book about using United States Stove Company's 'AMERICAN HARVEST' corn burning stove to heat our home; here's a picture of the cover:
Paul Williams, Engineer and Vice President of United States Stove Company appeared as my guest 'DELTA ON DEMAND' a couple of times and we talked about our experience with his company's new corn burning stove.
I was also invited to appear on TWO network television shows when I sued my lawyer and represented myself. (And, yes; I won my suit against him !!)
Since August 10, 2006, I have been employed as a Security Officer within the Security Division at Mystic Lake Hotel Casino-Hotel in Prior Lake (Minnesota). I am now in my THIRTEENTH YEAR of service, I have had the very distinct pleasure of working with the Security Department of Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel and have been very fortunate to meet, and work with, a variety of wonderful, dedicated people that help make Mystic Lake Casino-Hotel an enjoyable and fun environment for the hundreds of thousands of guests that visit us and spend MILLIONS & MILLIONS OF DOLLARS each and every year !!
I also owned and operated a Burglar and Fire Alarm Company until April 1986 when I sold the company. Now, everybody knows where the name 'Delta' came from; the 'secret is out' !!.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Department's Radio Communications Center As It Looked After A Major Renovation In The Early 1970's. I Became A Member Of The Sheriff's Department On October 20, 1969 and Retired From The Sheriff's Department On September 15, 1984. Don Omodt Was The Hennepin County Sheriff During My Entire Career And Is The Longest Serving Sheriff In Hennepin County History; Having Served An Astounding TWENTY-SEVEN Years !!
Sheriff Omodt congratulating me upon my promotion to Sergeant in the Communications Division of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department on February 18, 1976; where I worked for another eight and one-half years.
However, after about five years, I was transferred to the Warrant/Fugitive Division of the Sheriff's Department and worked in that Division until my retirement in September 1984.
I also was the Director of Security as well as the Night Manager for the Best Western Canterbury Inn (now known as America's Best Value Inn & Suites) in Shakopee, Minnesota.
In conjunction with Delta Security Systems, I also designed, opened and operated a FULLY COMPUTERIZED Central Alarm Receiving Station that not only monitored my company's alarm accounts but the alarms of ELEVEN different companies in FIVE different states !! Additionally, I also designed, constructed and operated a BACKUP facility in case my main facility became inoperationable. Like Delta Security Systems, TCI was also sold in April 1986.
In August 2012, I Filed For Election To The Hamburg City Council. In November, of that year, the residents of Hamburg elected
me to a four year term. My
City Council term expired
on December 31, 2016.
I didn't seek re-election to the City Council; one term of watching self-serving individuals, with their own 'agendas', wasting taxpayer dollars and 'manipulating the system' to their own advantage
was more than I could bear to watch take place !!
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When satellite television was made available in Minnesota, I was one of the very FIRST individuals that 'aligned' myself with satellite television provider PRIMESTAR and had the unique opportunity of introducing residents of Carver, Scott and the southwestern metro area to this TOTALLY NEW CONCEPT in television viewing.
The 'rural nature' of Carver, Scott and the surrounding counties meant that conventional cable television was not available to residents. Because of the great need for satellite television viewing in these area, I seized on the opportunity to help being satellite television to area residents.
To this day, it's very gratifying to drive throughout the counties that I introduced satellite television to and STILL see the mounts used to hold the 36" elliptical 'dish' antennas on houses and other buildings; knowing that I had 'made a difference' to area residents by being responsible for bringing them the latest in satellite television technology.
In approximately December 1974 while working part time for a local ambulance company based in Minneapolis but providing service to southern and western Hennepin County, I also became one of the first Nationally and State Registered Emergency M medical Technician - Ambulance (EMT - A) and have maintained my C.P.R. (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certification (well; almost) continuously.
I am also a National Incident Management System (N.I.M.S.) certified in Parts 100, 200 and 700., a 'SkyWarn' Trained Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service as well as having been an Amateur Radio (Ham) Operator for well over fifty years.
NOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The public trusts that their government officials are honest and will always work in the best interests of the citizens they represent."
Jill Sanborn, FBI Special Agent In Charge - Minneapolis Office
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I am also very proud of the fact that I SAVED MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS OVER $31,000.00 by reporting a former employer that was 'cheating the system' that regulates and licenses those Minnesota companies that provide their service to developmentally disabled persons. Because of my reporting this incident, Minnesota taxpayers were reimbursed the money illegally obtained by my former employer.
I also designed and implemented the FIRST computerized water/sewer billing system for the City of Cologne and was instrumental getting high speed wireless Internet access available to residents of Hamburg and the surrounding area.
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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HOW ACCURATE IS YOUR INDOOR HUMIDITY GAUGE ??
Here's a test that a wet sodium chloride (table salt) mixture will establish a relative humidity in an enclosed space of precisely 75%. By creating that environment inside a plastic bag, you can check to see how far off from 75% your hygrometer is, and then calibrate it accordingly. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Fill the empty bottle cap about 3/4 full of salt.
Step 2: Pour a very small amount of distilled water into the cap, to create a slurry. You don’t want all the salt to dissolve. You want it to appear grainy and gooey, like wet sand at the beach just after the surf has uncovered it (see the photo below for how it should look). You can pour off excess water if you put too much in, or play with the water/salt mixture to get it right.
Step 3: Place the lid inside the zip-lock bag, then place the hygrometer inside the bag, display side up, near to the bottle cap. The technically “ideal” location for measurement is suspended 3 inches above the salt mixture, but that level of accuracy isn’t necessary for a $25 device. Placing it right next to the bottle cap is fine.
Step 4: Seal the bag, but don’t push any air out of it. Whatever normal amount of air is naturally inside the bag as you put stuff inside is fine. Place the bag somewhere that’s not too warm — ideally around 70F — that won’t fluctuate much in temperature.
Step 5: Leave the bag overnight. At a minimum, the bag should stay sealed for 6-8 hours. Ideally, 12-24 hours would be great. You want to make sure the humidity inside the bag has stabilized at 75%.
Step 6: Read the relative humidity level on your hygrometer. If it reads exactly 75% — you’re done! If it’s too high or too low, take it out of the bag and use whatever adjustment method is available (buttons for digital, adjustment screw for analog) to set it to exactly 75%. You now have a perfectly calibrated hygrometer!
You can actually use this method to calibrate multiple hygrometers at once (as many as you can fit in the bag). Experts suggest that you re-calibrate a hygrometer every 6 months,
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