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Threatened Harvest Fest emerges bigger, better than ever

September 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

This year’s Cromwell Harvest Fest almost didn’t happen.

After many years of successful events, the stream of volunteers willing to step up to the plate and help organize it had begun to dry up, and there simply wasn’t enough man- (or woman-)…continue reading on

Holy Hootenanners bring foot-stompin’ music to Mahtowa

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

On Saturday’s cool, overcast evening, the Holy Hootenanners prepared to play for a fundraiser they had organized to raise money to convert the old Mahtowa school into a community center.

The crowd chatted amiably with each other as they listened…continue reading on

Local students shine in Minnesota Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

December 8, 2013 in Pine Journal

Kirsten Rye of Esko will perform in the Minnesota Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Other local youth participating are Aubree Stein of Cloquet, Kendal Davis of Mahtowa, and Abigail and Lily Rud, both of Esko. Continue Reading

Saint Anyway ‘capture the beast’ on new live album

November 26, 2013 in Pine Journal

Cloquet’s homegrown bluegrass band Saint Anyway has a new album and a new holiday, and local fans can celebrate both tonight in Carlton.
The album is “Live in Duluth,” a best-of compilation recorded over two days of live performances at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth. The holiday? Thanksgiving Eve, of course.
Local album release shows include the following:
+ Wednesday (Nov. 27) at 9 p.m. at Third Base Bar in Carlton
+ Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Beaner’s in West Duluth
+ Sunday, Dec 8 at 1 p.m. at Vintage Italian Pizza in Superior Continue Reading

Words to Art: Waterfront Gallery presents poetry and art

September 20, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Starting this weekend, The Waterfront Gallery will host a multi media- event entitled “Words to Art.” The opening reception is Saturday from 3-5 p.m., featuring a poetry reading from 3:30-4 p.m. The event uniquely focuses on poetry inspired by particular works of photography and will feature 22 pieces of each. Continue Reading

Raising hope for flood victims and humanity

July 7, 2013 in Pine Journal

The “One Common Hope” flood relief video debuted the afternoon of the Moose Lake Area Music Festival on June 22. Continue Reading

Dancers draw a crowd

July 5, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Local boy dances his way to national competition

July 5, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Winning in one category at a national dance competition is extraordinary, but Philip Hommes has won two. Continue Reading

Fairies swept away by 1899 cyclone

June 14, 2013 in New Richmond News

The local fairy population blossomed in the early years of New Richmond’s history. According to Mary Sather, local historian, the community’s first documented fairy settler was Mr. Pixie Paperjack, who arrived in town thanks to a strong northeast wind in the summer of 1857.
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Dear fairies: You are invited to New Richmond

June 14, 2013 in New Richmond News

A diverse group of local artists, 4-H members, parents and city officials are launching a new effort in community parks this week. A number of fairy houses have been constructed, decorated and placed in various locations. Continue Reading