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Poetic images

November 3, 2012 MARSHALL Bringing together the work of poet Florence Chard Dacey and photographer Bill Van der Hagen was a good match for MAFAC. Images in Photography and Poetry will be on display through De. more »»

Up to speed

October 27, 2012 SHETEK TOWNSHIP — A lot of kids want to be race car drivers when they grow up. Bill Bergeron jokes that he’s achieved half of that dream. more »»

A gutsy heroine

October 27, 2012 MARSHALL — For her first book, California author Rayme Waters decided to tackle a tough subject, addiction to methamphetamines. But the novel is also about how one overcomes that addiction, she sai. more »»

SMO to stir up some ‘spooky’ sounds

October 27, 2012 MARSHALL — A taste of “Star Wars” and “Fantasia,” along with a twist of “Twilight” is just a few of the highlights of the upcoming Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert. more »»

Speaking of success …

October 20, 2012 The Marshall High School speech program has been a strong organization for the past 30 years, in part because of one family’s passion for the activit. more »»

Friendly competition

October 20, 2012 MARSHALL — Dancers and friends Alyssa Louwagie and Hannah Pfeiffer are competing against each other in an upcoming dance event, but it doesn’t bother them. In fact, they’ll be cheering each other o. more »»

Pulling their own weight

October 20, 2012 MARSHALL — Not only do the actors in the first production of the theater season at Southwest Minnesota State University have to get physically prepared for the show, they had to learn about the time... more »»

Catch them if you can

October 13, 2012 Running is a part of training for many youth sports. But it was the main event for one group of kids gathered outside the Ivanhoe school building earlier this week. more »»

A ‘kitchen party’

October 13, 2012 Wanting to give his students the opportunity to experience a new form of music, Murray County Central High School choral instructor Ryan Werdon remembered a quartet of musicians from his college days. more »»

‘He’s challenging us musically’

October 13, 2012 A familiar face to the area has taken the reins of the Buffalo Ridge Chorale, and the group is glad to have him. Plus, kids have become a welcome addition, forming their own chorale. more »»

United for 50 years

October 6, 2012 Back in 1962, gas was 25 cents a gallon, candy bars were a nickel and the organization now known as the United Way of Southwest Minnesota was in its infancy. more »»

Minnesota’s landscapes

October 6, 2012 Luverne artist Mary Sobolik Petersen is drawn to places she finds interesting and relaxing, and that’s where you’ll find her with her sketchbook. “I’ve been doing more and more sketching,” she said. more »»

A ‘seasoned’ performer

October 6, 2012 When he was younger and doing comedy “just for fun,” Ron Lamprecht said he lacked the passion for it. It was just two years ago that he started taking comedy seriously. more »»

The life of a trapper

September 29, 2012 For the postmaster of Milroy, everyday life is generally a predictable routine. But every year Tom Marks takes about a month off in the fall and pursues his passion, trapping. more »»

Shiny treasures

September 29, 2012 MARSHALL — When she was trying to figure out a name for her Etsy shop, Beth Ward of Marshall heeded some advice from a friend of hers. more »»

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents its upcoming season

September 29, 2012 Dance will be the highlight of this year’s season of the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, which includes a performance of a well-known ballet. more »»

A home to history

September 22, 2012 GRANITE FALLS Step inside the new Fagen Fighters World War II Museum, and one is taken back to the early 1940s. more »»

Was he guilty?

September 22, 2012 REDWOOD FALLS — A little more than 120 years ago, a man is hanged not once, but twice for his crim. more »»

Farewell to the Fords

September 15, 2012 On Sept. 29, a collection of vintage Fords is going on the block in Echo. Rolland Rebers is selling his cars and a lot of car parts in demand among classic auto restoration enthusiasts. more »»

Introducing Jacqueline the Great

September 15, 2012 Christin Berger of Lake Benton noticed something about her daughter Jacqueline as soon as the girl entered middle schoo. more »»



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