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The hunt for fun on Easter

April 19, 2014 GARVIN — Despite temperatures hovering around the freezing point, an extremely large number of people turned out for the first-ever Garvin Park Easter EGGstravaganza on Sunday. more »»

 
 
 
‘Purely comedy’

April 19, 2014 MARSHALL — An awkward blind date, chimps writing one of Shakespeare’s famous plays and a Russian Marxist revolutionary dying over and over again will come to life onstage for the last SMSU Black Box... more »»

A personal tribute

April 19, 2014 MARSHALL — When looking for a new series to create, Rushmore artist Agnes “Bobbie” Alsgaard-Lien turned to something familiar. more »»

Remembering WWI

April 12, 2014 One hundred years ago European nations engaged in what was to have been a “war to end all wars,” but ended up being the prelude to World War II and having repercussions to this day. more »»

A ‘spring awakening’

April 12, 2014 Minnesota mixed media textile artist Kelly L. Hendrickson lives by the motto “I wonder what would happen if... more »»

All the world's a stage

April 5, 2014 Back when the Marshall Area Stage Company was celebrating its 10th anniversary, MASC board president Bob Schwoch started keeping track of how many venues the organization has used to stage a sho. more »»

Their last dance

April 5, 2014 MARSHALL — They’ve been in Marshall Just for Kix since they were youngsters, and seniors Hannah Pfeiffer, Shelbie Thomsen and Bailey Tomasek have enjoyed every minute of it. more »»

Community crooners

March 29, 2014 LAKE BENTON — It’s not unusual to see people gathering to sing at the Lake Benton Opera House. It’s been the venue for both community musicals and musical revues like “Broadway Meets Lake Benton. more »»

Sharing their cancer story

March 29, 2014 Cancer affects us all in some way — family members, friends, neighbors — we all know someone, and that’s the message the upcoming production at the Lake Benton Opera House wants to send. more »»

‘It’s such a beautiful play’

March 29, 2014 MARSHALL — In the last month or so, Southwest Minnesota State University theater professor Sheila Tabaka and some of her students have created 11 pre-Civil War era ball gowns. more »»

History in the making

March 22, 2014 MARSHALL Students from around southwest Minnesota competed in the National History Day regional event at Southwest Minnesota State University for a chance to go on to statewide competition and from... more »»

Seasons on ice

March 22, 2014 MARSHALL — Earlier this week, a group of young skaters worked out the routine to the well-known song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. more »»

Ag on the move

March 15, 2014 GRANITE FALLS — Back in the late 1980s, Roger and Joanne Dale were asked to give a presentation on soybeans to a classroom full of students at Cottonwood. more »»

A Twist on Twain

March 15, 2014 MARSHALL — A young man is transported back in time to the days of King Arthur where people don’t know what to make of him. more »»

Staying afloat

March 15, 2014 MARSHALL — Throughout the years, author and historian Joseph Amato has written poems on a number of things — Paris, Oxford, war and the Fourth of July celebration in Marshall. more »»

Helping hands

March 8, 2014 Helping students learn life and job skills while providing a service to the community is what Project SEARCH Minnesota is all about. more »»

Art with some edge

March 8, 2014 MARSHALL — She may be only a sophomore, but Carly Schneider already has had two public exhibits for her artwor. more »»

Scenes from South Korea

March 1, 2014 Southwest Minnesota State University art professor Alma Hale considers himself at home when he’s visiting South Korea. more »»

Getting some exposure

March 1, 2014 By Cindy Votruba cvotruba@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL — Every year, the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council highlights the creativity of high school students around Lyon County. more »»

Winter’s grip

February 22, 2014 Minnesota used to have a reputation as the American Siberia, Mark Seeley said. In a winter like this one, with subzero temperatures lasting for days at a time, it’s easy to believe why. more »»

Color is her passion

February 22, 2014 South Dakota fiber artist Ann Taecker’s work with silks can be found in corporate and private collections in five continents and is often exhibited. more »»

 
 

 

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Praise the Lord

April 23, 2014 I get upset with most of things that I read in the news, but I looove this item: “ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being... more »

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