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Video: Lumberjack show at the Morrison County Fair
Published August 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm
GRA asks public to help add to historic exhibition
Published August 17, 2015 at 5:26 am
Great River Arts (GRA) is asking for the public’s help for an upcoming curated photography exhibition titled, “Faces, Places and Traces of Morrison County.” GRA is sending local photographers out into the county to capture the stories and imagery evoked by the exhibition’s title. Right now...
Railroad Days in Staples runs Aug. 20 – 23
Published August 14, 2015 at 10:10 am
The Staples Motley Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2015 Railroad (RR) Days Celebration Thursday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 23, in Staples. Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union will be holding a weeklong medallion hunt, there will be community wide garage sales and the Staples...
And the decorated bales keep coming — visit the Morrison County Fair to pick out your favorite!
Published August 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm
About 21 bales will be located around the Morrison County Fair — all decorated — all waiting for your vote! The winner will be chosen Saturday night, Aug. 15, just before the 10 p.m. cash drawing.
Video: Hometown Sound Episode 4 with Betty Rydell
Published August 12, 2015 at 8:14 am
As Betty Rydell steps on stage and yodels, sings country music and gospel, she is all about entertaining and including the audience. Rydell grew up on a small farm in a Czech community near Alexandria, Minnesota. She says she knew she wanted to perform at a young age, as she was yodeling by age...
Bale decorating contest under way — winner to be decided at Morrison County Fair, Aug. 13 – 16
Published August 10, 2015 at 11:09 am
The winner won’t be named until Saturday, Aug. 15, just before the big drawing at 10 p.m. In fact, only a few of the 20-plus bales are decorated at this point — but by Thursday, Aug. 13, when the Fair opens, visitors will have the chance to pick their favorite — voters can enter one...
Expect fun, fresh paint and ‘lots and lots of animals at the Fair
Published August 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm
New features, old favorites to delight county residents and visitors alike, Aug. 13 -16 By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer It’s that time of year again, as festival goers, vendors, crafters, performers and more all prepare for the Morrison County Fair, Aug. 13 – 16. This year brings new...
Green Fair brings earth-friendly fun to Little Falls
Published August 9, 2015 at 10:35 am
Crowds of people showed up on the lawn of the Little Falls Franciscan Sisters to sample the wares of health-conscious vendors, learn about environmentally sustainable practices and enjoy music, food and fellowship. Robyn Gray, director of the St. Francis Music Center, estimated that 1,000...
Video: Hometown Sound Episode 3 with Craig Ebel and DyVersaCo
Published August 5, 2015 at 10:28 am
He is used to saying “It’s Polka Time” on his radio show, but now we are saying “It’s Craig Ebel Time.” On this week’s episode, we meet with Craig Ebel, who plays the concertina and hosts his own radio show that plays on the Internet and is heard across the United...
Demolition derby, local culture in store for French visitors to LF
Published August 5, 2015 at 9:26 am
By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer More than 80 years ago, Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic — this year, residents of Lindbergh’s childhood home will host a group traveling the same route from Le Bourget, France to Little Falls for a visit as part of the cities’...
Upsala Heritage Festival 2015 celebrates 100 years of town’s Scandinavian heritage; medallion hunt begins Aug. 3
Published August 2, 2015 at 11:43 am
During Upsala’s Heritage Festival, Friday – Sunday, Aug. 7 – 9, the community welcomes residents, former residents and visitors to a celebration of the area’s Scandinavian heritage. The city of Upsala will celebrate its 100 years of existence. Monday, Aug. 3, starts the festival...
Join the Sisters on the lawn for Green Fair
Published July 31, 2015 at 11:48 pm
The Franciscan Sisters have put on the Green Fair Folk Festival for the past eight years. The Festival, an evening of universal ecological awareness, is free and open to the public. Last year, more than 1,000 people were welcomed to the event. In its ninth year, the 2015 event will be held...
VIDEO: Zoo’s newest stars are cute, cuddly and wild
Published July 30, 2015 at 10:56 am
Two tiger cubs, one a rare Siberian, and a baby zebra are drawing crowds at Pine Grove Zoo By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer As part of Pine Grove Zoo’s “Baby Fever” this summer, three brand-new, fuzzy faces are now greeting visitors to the zoo, said Director Marnita Van Hoecke. The most...