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Mapping the miles

March 30, 2013 For 20 years, Holy Redeemer students have been mapping the miles and sharing in friendship with a long-distance truck driver, making priceless educational, social and spiritual connections from thei... more »»


March 30, 2013 MARSHALL — Tackling a character that was made famous by Audrey Hepburn is hard enoug. more »»

Prolific Dacey publishes 12th book

March 30, 2013 Phil Dacey says he’s kind like a poetry factory, cranking out one poem after another. more »»

Decisions, decisions

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL A packed, engaged and enthusiastic classroom is an instructor’s dream, and Lloyd Petersen, Southwest Minnesota State University emeritus professor, had just that this week during his... more »»

Scouting robots

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL — They had to get up in the wee hours of the morning in order to earn one of the newest merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America, but local Scouts didn’t mind losing some sleep ove... more »»

A rich narrative

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL — While researching her latest book, Anya Achtenberg found her favorite type of tractor, a Case from the 1930s with a sunburst grill. more »»

A creative mind

March 16, 2013 RURAL CLARKFIELD — Candy Albertson of rural Clarkfield says she “tries to make old things pretty again. more »»

Giving it their all

March 16, 2013 MARSHALL — Even with fewer rehearsals than usual, the Southwest School of Dance pulled away with a good showing at a recent competition. The Minneapolis Dance Olympus regional competition was Feb. more »»

Sitting pretty

March 9, 2013 In this day and age most of us don’t have jobs that work us out physically, and though we may try to make up for it in the gym, spending all day sitting at work takes its toll on our back, hips and... more »»

Telling a story

March 9, 2013 When she makes a quilt or writes poetry, Gwen Westerman turns to her family and traditions. Westerman, a Dakota fiber artist and poet, will have her work on display through March 31 at the K.K. more »»

Social hour

March 2, 2013 All communities have their own gathering spots, whether formal or informal. more »»

Red-carpet fashion

March 2, 2013 MARSHALL — During Southwest Minnesota State University’s holiday break, theater professor Sheila Tabaka got a request from her theater colleague Lisa Nanni-Messegee — create a gown for the red carpe... more »»

Area students’ art to be at MAFAC

March 2, 2013 MARSHALL — Every year, the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council gives young artists the chance to get their artwork noticed by a larger audience. more »»

Hunting for fish

February 23, 2013 While people seem to know that Minnesota is considered the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” some are not aware of all of the unique activities that take place on many of those lakes, including spearfishing,... more »»

A poetic pursuit

February 23, 2013 MARSHALL — It took 19 years for her first book of poetry to be published, and Southwest Minnesota State University English professor Susan McLean also spent 10 years translating 500 Latin epigrams b... more »»

Take a dive

February 16, 2013 One did it because of her love for marine animals — namely sharks — one to further his career, one because he loves the water and one just for fun. more »»

More than just a drive

February 16, 2013 MARSHALL — Described by critics as “simultaneously hilarious and touching” and “quintessential family entertainment,” the theater department at Southwest Minnesota State University got the chance to... more »»

In his mother’s honor

February 16, 2013 MARSHALL — For his latest book, Minnesota author Mark Anthony Rolo delved into a personal subject matter, his mother. Rolo will do a reading of his memoir “My Mother Is Now Earth” at 7 p.m. more »»

A touch of 'Glee' at MMS

February 9, 2013 MARSHALL It may have been 7 in the morning on a Friday, but the energy level of the Marshall Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade show choir was high as it worked through the lyrics and... more »»

His comedic career path

February 9, 2013 MARSHALL — Minnesota comedian Mike Brody may not have a regular job resume, but he’s gathered a few impressive points on his comedy resume. more »»



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