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Published January 22, 2016 at 11:47 am
Candlelight ski planned at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge for Jan. 23
Published January 17, 2016 at 11:19 am
The Friends of Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in association with Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will host its third annual candlelight ski event, Saturday, Jan. 23. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. while the moon begins to rise. The night’s activities will include skiing,...
Hellickson is Royalton High School’s Artist of the Month
Published January 15, 2016 at 10:33 am
Tyler Hellickson was recently chosen as Royalton High School’s (RHS) December Artist of the Month. He is the son of Cheryl and Adam Hellickson of Royalton. Hellickson said he waited years to be able to get into a drawing class at the high school. He was pleasantly surprised with the work that he...
Royalton native John Winscher wins glimpse into family history on Swedish reality TV show
Published January 10, 2016 at 10:00 am
By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer A family reunion with Swedish heritage is not uncommon in Morrison County. John Winscher’s, however, included 110 people he had never met before, and the whole event was aired on reality TV. Winscher was the winner of the most recent season of Allt För Sverige,...
Great River Arts hosts joint artists in ‘Winter Blossoms’ and ‘Revisited’
Published January 10, 2016 at 6:10 am
Great River Arts (GRA) is hosting a joint artist reception for Sam Spiczka’s main gallery exhibition “Winter Blossoms” and Robert Orr’s front gallery exhibition “Revisited” which will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, from noon – 2 p.m. The exhibitions will be on display until Feb....
Talent search is on for Upsala Community Variety Show VII in February
Published January 8, 2016 at 11:07 am
A talent search for the “finest and most fun” from the Upsala area is now under way to fill the program for the Upsala Community Variety Show VII set for Sunday, Feb. 28. A wide variety of acts are being sought, including musical numbers, skits, stunts, lip syncs and dances. Four prizes will be...
Pierz drama students honored with ‘outstanding’ awards
Published January 8, 2016 at 7:08 am
The Pierz Healy High School drama students were recently chosen by Spotlight through the Hennepin Theatre Trust Corporation as outstanding and honorably mentioned recipients. Spotlight is part of Hennepin Theatre Trust that schools from around the state are chosen to participate in because of their...
Hot enough to melt ice: Davina and the Vagabonds to perform Jan. 8, 2016
Published January 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Central Lakes College Theatre Cultural Arts Series producer Patrick Spradlin remembers the bitter cold of last winter, and he’s got the perfect solution for the coming arctic blasts. “What better way to spend a frigid January night than listening to hot blues and jazz?” he asked. To do just...
Museum exhibit recounts memories of the Vietnam War
Published December 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm
At the latest of the special exhibits at the Minnesota Military Museum, Camp Ripley, walls are covered in hundreds of stories. They tell of the memories and feelings of many Minnesota servicemen and women, who served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The exhibit is named “Minnesota...
Lemmerman named RHS Artist of the Month for November
Published December 20, 2015 at 7:03 am
Shelby Lemmerman, daughter of Leah and Joel Lemmerman, was chosen as Royalton High School’s (RHS) November Artist of the Month. While she is just a sophomore at the high school, she has been working on an AP college portfolio for two years. “I have always loved art.” said Lemmerman....