Arts & Entertainment

Long Prairie co-op marking 35th year by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since 1978, when it began as a workers co-operative. Marking its 35th year, the market is now a consumer’s co-op. It is the second-oldest retail business in Long Prairie that has remained [...]

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Added jobs and healthier eating among the benefits for Morrison County by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Sprout MN is a ‘food hub’ established in Brainerd by Bob and Arlene Jones of The Farm on St. Mathias, building a network that now includes 40 growers in eight counties. Carol Anderson of Morrison County Development Center is coordinating [...]

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There were many “winners” in the Upsala Community Variety Show VI held Feb. 23 in the Upsala School auditorium, including the two large audiences that took in the matinee and evening shows.  The two-hour spectacular showcased 20 samples of Upsala’s “finest and funnest.” Singing a pair of Johnny Cash’s most popular tunes, the “The Out [...]

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The 2014 “Poetry on the Wall” event was celebrated with a reception, poetry reading and announcement of the winners at the Q Gallery in the Franklin Arts Center.  The reception included an exhibit of 52 poems and a standing room only audience with more than 70 in attendance. Twenty-one poets read one of their submitted [...]

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The Great River Arts (GRA) invites everyone to “pony up for the arts” at this year’s Wild West-theme Party for the Arts, Saturday, March 1, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., at the art center in downtown Little Falls. The party for the arts is GRA’s annual spring fundraiser, celebrating current members and welcoming new [...]

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Burke living life fully while blind, speaks about being bullied by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Molly Burke was four years old when she first heard the diagnosis “retinitis pigmentosa.” She was too young to fully comprehend that she would one day live in the dark. Having found hope after being viciously bullied and learning to live [...]

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K-2 students learning language and culture by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Spanish words and phrases are heard ringing in the halls and classrooms of Royalton Elementary School during the first year of expanded Spanish instruction in the district. “It’s been a dream for a lot of years to offer a foreign language here,” said Elementary Principal [...]

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Fundraising breakfast Feb. 23, at Royalton Legion by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Ongoing fundraising efforts are taking the Royalton Splash Park down the home stretch to completion. “We have enough funds in the bank to pay for some things, but need to raise around $7,000 for landscaping and finishing details,” said Splash Park Committee Member Jerry Goedderz. [...]

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“Jelloslave,” the quartet of Jacqueline Ultan, Michelle Kinney, Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan, will perform at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls, Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. Jelloslave, which originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Ultan and Kinney, has since [...]

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