• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Preparing for the Storm Ahead

Wouldn’t you know it, Winter Storm “Orko” (as they decided to call it), is on its way to Duluth today.  I am still skeptical about whether or not it will be as severe in its impact as the weather men predict, but if it is, then we are all in for quite the snowfall across Duluth today.  It is super important, when giant storms like this are on the way in, to prepare ahead of time to avoid being stranded or without important necessities after it hits. 

Here are some important reminders to help:

  • Do your shopping today to have enough food (canned and dry would be the ones to stock up on), bottled water, candles and batteries, and first aid supplies.  One of the most forgotten aspects of winter storms such as these is their potential to knock out electricity, and nothing would be worse than not having these supplies beforehand!
  • Find an alternative source of heat that doesn’t use electricity.  Again, if power were to go out, it is very important to have a means of heat to keep you warm.  If you have a gas stove, you are in luck.  That will work in keeping at least one area of your house or apartment warm.  However, if you don’t have any gas-using units in your space, track down a lantern, propane ice house heater, or other sources just in case.
  • Don’t plan on traveling.  It’s not worth it, and if the plowing here in Duluth is what it usually is, the road won’t be cleared until at least the afternoon!  Wait it out, and then hit the road.
  • For emergency travel, ensure that you have supplies with you including blankets, mittens and hats, a shovel, and a first aid kit to help in case something were to happen.
  • Prepare your driveway.  If you have yet to shovel the already accumulated snow, get out there and do it now!  Otherwise, you will be shoveling even more than we are supposed to get and the older stuff will be much more difficult to scrape away.  I have learned this way too many times. haha

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