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Poetry Corner

September 6, 2014 Stories read to us as children can stay with us all our lives. Robert McCloskey’s Lentil was especially influential for me, and other books have helped to shape you. more »»

Happy birthday to The 3 Js Joan, Jean and Janet

August 30, 2014 If you asked one of the Dallmann sisters what it was like growing up as identical triplets, they’d downplay their rare situation, saying they didn’t know any other way of life. more »»

Preserving good taste

August 23, 2014 MARSHALL — During farmers’ market season, Josh Coil of Marshall is usually busy in his kitchen every other day, creating a large variety of jams. His list of jams keeps growing. more »»

Giving their all

August 23, 2014 MARSHALL— A high standard of choreography, dedication and how much they support each other were the key pieces the dancers at Southwest School of Dance used at nationals this summer. more »»

Park in progress

August 16, 2014 SHELBURNE TOWNSHIP — They’re two small lakes, located side by side in the extreme southwest corner of Lyon County. more »»

Becoming a ‘real’ clown

August 16, 2014 MARSHALL — For summer camp, Doug Bengtson of Wood Lake and Duane Blake of Tyler got to make balloon animals, learn some pointers on how to paint their face, a few new magic tricks and write some gags. more »»

D/B grad earns Fulbright to study music in Poland

August 16, 2014 MARSHALL — Just a day before she graduated from Viterbo University, 2010 Dawson/Boyd graduate Sonja Larson learned she had received a prestigious Fulbright award. more »»

Stellar stewards

August 9, 2014 RURAL LAMBERTON Ryan and Tiffany Batalden are not your average farmers, and as a reward for their progressive efforts in agriculture, they were selected as one of 15 White House Future of American... more »»

40 years of volleyball

August 2, 2014 Since its inception in 1974, volleyball in Minnesota has evolved quite rapidly, in both participation and level of play. more »»

‘A ghost story with heart’

August 2, 2014 MARSHALL —After visiting a local resort and business center a few years ago, Kendall Bailey of Marshall was spurred to write his first novel. more »»

Couple showing work at KK Berge

August 2, 2014 Sean Scott and Kate Scherfenberg met at a community ceramics studio in Portland, Oregon, several years ago. She was taking classes and he was teaching and working as a studio technician. more »»

Meant for each other

July 26, 2014 LAKE SHETEK They held hands at the movies back when they were dating and, more than 70 years later, they are still holding hands while they watch TV. more »»

A passion for music

July 26, 2014 MARSHALL — After she got a postcard in the mail about a seminar where she could work with Broadway percussionists, Meghan Carmody of Marshall decided to take the chance. more »»

Reunion on the prairie

July 19, 2014 WALNUT GROVE — It’s a “Little House” reunion 40 years in the making in Walnut Grove next weekend. more »»

A show for all ages

July 19, 2014 LAKE BENTON — The Lake Benton Opera House turned to a classic favorite when it decided on a summer musical this year. “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 24-26, 30-31 and Aug. more »»

Cancer institute: a look inside

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL A long-anticipated cancer treatment center is continuing to take shape outside Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. more »»

Fogarty’s niche

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — It’s been quite a few years since there’s been an entire exhibit of nothing but works by Minnesota artist Terrence Fogarty. more »»

Being ‘painterly’

July 12, 2014 MARSHALL — When visitors stop by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery until the end of August, they may recognize some of the places in the paintings, like Holy Redeemer Church and the... more »»

Tuned in

July 5, 2014 GARVIN PARK — More than 35,000 amateur radio operators in the U.. more »»

An artistic ‘intersection’

July 5, 2014 When he was just a teenager, Tim Peterson sent away for a correspondence course in taxidermy. Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell refers to her photography work as “organic” and “all natural. more »»



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