Luxemburg Parish Festival, June 25

The Church of St. Wendelin held their parish festival on Sunday, June 25. It was a beautiful, warm day for a festival, and it was a good crowd perhaps especially since the 2020 festival was canceled because of COVID-19. Staff photos by Anton Matua.

National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 3

Zion United Methodist Church will host Neighborhoods throughout Minnesota are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and connections to make our neighborhoods safer, more…

Supper in the Park and Audrey’s Coffee Nook

The Kimball Area Historical Society will sponsor their Supper in the Park and exhibit from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Willow Creek Park Shelter. We will serve our hot roast beef sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cake, and beverages. Audrey’s Coffee Nook will have cinnamon rolls and beverages from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…

‘Unspeakable Things,’ a mystery

By Michael Tidemann Cassie McDowell is a typical Minnesota seventh-grader. She loves her parents and her sister Sephie. She has a huge crush on the cutest boy in her class. And she seems to be living an idyllic life in the woods of Minnesota. Her parents also hold wild parties and neighborhood boys are mysteriously…

Aaron Barker named Collaborator of the Year by CMMA

Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA) has named Aaron Barker as the 2020 CMMA Collaborator of the Year. CMMA President Les Engel recently presented Barker with this well-earned award to celebrate not only his commitment to CMMA, but inspiring youth to consider a future in manufacturing. Barker is an Energy/Mechatronics/Instrumentation Instructor at St. Cloud Technical and…

100 Rural Women meets with rural women of the central region

100 Rural Women is holding virtual meetings for women within the central region of Minnesota Tuesday, July 27, through Thursday, July 29. These meetings are a part of the nonprofit organization’s virtual trip across five regions in Minnesota to meet with different rural women. Dr. Hara Charlier, President of Central Lakes College, said, “The unique…

Lack of rain creating challenges at boat launches this summer

The abnormally dry drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. When water levels drop during extended dry periods, the concrete ramps at boat launches may no longer reach…

Summer music jams in Dassel, audiences welcome

A summer music jam will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Dassel History Center.  Jams will continue on the last Monday of the month through Oct. 30. Anyone interested in jamming is invited. Bring your voice, guitar, fiddle, or other instrument and join the fun. All music styles included. Bring chord sheets…