Madison Common Council District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel and her challenger, former Marquette Neighborhood Association President Scott Thronton, will participate in a candidate forum next month.
A deep read on the three proposals looking to remake the Don Miller site
The quest to revive the moribund Capitol East corridor has been restarted on the City-owned 800 block of East Washington Avenue as three new proposals are under consideration. The City was negotiating last year with Urban Land Interests to build mixed-use commercial and residential buildings featuring high-tech tenants but talks centering on public financing of a parking ramp broke down and the proposal was withdrawn.
The failed first attempt at developing the site was a sigh of relief to many residents of the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, and to a certain extent those in the Marquette neighborhood, who were excited about a late (but not considered) proposal by Metcalfe’s Market for a mixed-used development including a grocer, hotel, and apartments. As the 800 North Block East Washington Avenue Committee prepares to consider submissions from T. Wall Enterprises, C.D. Smith, and Gebhardt Development one proposal is emerging as a clear favorite. Continue reading
Neighborhood center to hold Open House as part of strategic planning process
The Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center is considered “a place for all people”, as emblazoned on its exterior, and is hosting the “Moving Forward” open house this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to solicit ideas as they plan for future programming. Continue reading
Veteran team triumphs again in 34th annual 50-hour trivia contest
Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry won Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity, KVSC-FM St. Cloud’s 50-hour trivia contest for the fourth time since 2005. One of the larger groups in the 62-team field they bested second place Pull Start Diesel by 595 points. Diesel barely fended of last year’s champion Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women by 25 points.
Dream, Diesel, Learned Pigs are perennial front runners in the last 10 years with each dominating for several years at a time. The winning margin seemed yawing compared to last year when Learned Pigs beat Mustache and Stefan’s Dream by 25 points and 30 points respectively. It was the closest finish in contest history. Continue reading
Mr. Choo Choo and Capt. F accompanied KVSC-FM Station Manager Jo McMullen to the headquarters of several trivia teams during the midnight hour Saturday night. McMullen conducted live remotes with Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties, Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry, and House Of Insanity.
What follows are images from Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry and Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties. No photos, only video was shot at House of Insanity but the tableau was the same. All the teams at the time of the visit were in the top 10 of the standings.
Trivia 2013: The Trivia Teams
The food pile at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team headquarters.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1699.jpg]3610
While most teams use computers, actual books are still a source of answers like the ones here at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team HQ.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1702.jpg]3360
On a normal day this would be a nice relaxing room in the basement for a cocktail. But on Trivia weekend Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties has turned this into a beehive of activity. But still a very pleasing space.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1704.jpg]3380
At the HQ of Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1730.jpg]3460
A spacious den is large enough to host the wildly successful Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1710.jpg]3310
Its bright, airy, but crowded at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1711.jpg]3080
The Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry food pile.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1712.jpg]3180
Apparently Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is also motivated by the 2012 Women in Waders calendar.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1714.jpg]3090
Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher if not the victor almost every year in recent memory.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1716.jpg]2950
At Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ, all who wan to use lotion must use this particular type since its fragrance neutral, partially so it is palatable for the "men" on the team.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1723.jpg]2990
At one point the folks at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry knew where all the cords went.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1725.jpg]2850
Organized chaos at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1728.jpg]3010
One of the reasons Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher is their organization including this customized reference card.
The Goat Posse is hard at work with eight productions already in the can as of 3 a.m Sunday. The Posse has been busy producing original audio, hosting Trivia shifts, and raising general mayhem with the other student media arms. Take a look at what we have been doing and try to avoid being trampled.
Trivia 2013: The Goat Posse
Captains of the Goat Posse formed a boarding party and captured UTVS "Enterprise" and Captains Gary Zimmerman.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0331.jpg]350
The Posse gathers "Hamster Style" to complete "Major Digression".[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0346.jpg]330
Working on "Major Digression", The Goat Posse's follow-up to "I Just Had Corn".[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0351.jpg]310
Mr. Choo Choo puts the finishing touches on "When God Made Trivia".[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1476.jpg]150
Princess Buttercup voicing her part in "Yip Yip Phone Bank Slaves".[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1617.jpg]140
Phal and Dude lean-in as they work on "Goat Addiction".[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1630.jpg]270
The "Captain to Captain Show" featuring Capt. F, J-Mont-G, and Wireless Mike.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1633.jpg]210
Durty A.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1683.jpg]100
The Rhyminister lays down his lyrics for "Major Digression".
The Shake – A – Hamster Band is a group of KVSC Alumni and area musicians that gather during Trivia to create trivia related tunes based on popular songs. We look-in as they are rehearsing a funk-based song. The band features drums, bass, two guitars, keyboard, vocals, and a four piece horn section called the Power of Sauerkraut.
Trivia 2013: The Shake - A- Hamster Band
The Shake - A - Hamster Band is a group of KVSC Alumni and area musicians that gather during Trivia to create trivia related tunes based on popular songs. The band features drums, bass, two guitars, keyboard, vocals, and a four piece horn section called the Power of Sauerkraut.
Hashing out the lyrics in the sound booth.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1477.jpg]260
Where the magic happens.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1481.jpg]190
Nature Hamster gives direction to the horns section through the intercom.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1490.jpg]190
Keyboardist George Mauer[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1517.jpg]160
Jeff Engholm engineers another take.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1525.jpg]190
The Power of Sauerkraut![img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1550.jpg]180
Karl gets funky.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1563.jpg]230
Mugsy Hamster observes as the band gets ready for another take.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1597.jpg]150
Hour 5: The Phone Bank
The Phone Bank was humming in the first few hours. See what happens on the other end of the line.
Trivia 2013: The Phone Bank
The first of an avalanche of food for the next 50 hours.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1393.jpg]450
Phone Bank decorated in A Space Oddity theme.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1401.jpg]420
Phone workers in Hour 3 field answers while UTVS hosts television coverage in the background.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1412.jpg]290
Phone volunteer at the ready, awaiting a call.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1422.jpg]280
Volunteer focuses in on an answer.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1423.jpg]270
Not sure what this man is looking at.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1431.jpg]210
A phone bank worker's workstation.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1450.jpg]200
The tips that guide phone volunteers in when to award points.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1458.jpg]310
After the series was cancelled, a Star Trek worker volunteers his time for KVSC.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1463.jpg]240
The Scoring crew monitors the progress of the hour.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-gallery-1/thumbs/thumbs_img_1445.jpg]170
Follow the action of Trivia weekend here
The Goat Posse will be releasing productions throughout the weekend. Sometime after they air they will be posted online at GoatPosse.com
You can watch the Goat Posse as they work by visiting GoatPosse TV
UTVS, the campus student TV station has built an amazing set this year and they can be seen here.
Don’t miss the Goat Posse’s “Captain to Captain Show” when they takeover the airwaves for two hours of the contest on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
Finally, the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on radio, television, and online on Sunday February 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Read a summary of the weekend here
KVSC’s 50-Hour trivia marathon Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday at 7 p.m.
WSB Twitter and Facebook followers have no doubt noticed the multitude of messages recently about Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity. For 34 years this 50 hour trivia contest has gathered together 1,500 players to challenger their minds and their teamwork. Started on the campus of St. Cloud Statue University in 1980 to combat dorm-related cabin fever; it has grown beyond central Minnesota as the internet has allowed teams to have players as far away as the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones.
Nine questions per hour are read over the air on 88.1 KVSC-FM, the SCSU student/community radio station (a high-powered version of WORT). One to three questions during the hour are open at any one time and have various point values. Unlike the larger contest in Steven’s Point, teams can call and guess as many times as they want while the question are open. The team with the most points wins mostly bragging rights and a cracked traveling Trivia Urn. Continue reading