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NUACT No More, State Street Theater Co Seeks Updated Logo

State Street Theater Co. New Ulm

NUACT Changes it Name to State Street Theater Co. and Seeks New Logo

The community theatre in New Ulm legally changed its name to "The State Street Theater Co." Formed as the Pioneer Players in 1978 then becoming New Ulm Actors Community Theatre in 2003, the board of directors voted to legally change the name based on the new theatre building it now operates and will soon own.


Mankato Symphony Free Family Concert Series Haydn Go Seek: The Frog

Heydn Go Seek

Are you looking for an exciting event that your whole family can enjoy? Join us for the free Family Concert Series: Haydn Go Seek. Coming up on Saturday, January 17th, it is the third of four free educational mini concerts performed by the Mankato Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. Suitable for all ages, part three of Haydn Go Seek is based upon Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet “The Frog.” “The Frog” gets its name from a technique called bariolage, in which string player play the same note on two adjacent strings, one of which is open and one of which is stopped.


Local Quilt Shop Featured in Better Homes and Gardens® Quilt Sampler® Magazine

Quilt Sampler Cover

DES MOINES, IA – Sewing Seeds Quilt Co., a quilt shop in New Ulm, Minnesota, has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.


Local Greater Mankato Art on Display at Arts Center of Saint Peter Through February

Mankato Painting

Below are works from artists whose work will be on display at the Arts Center of Saint Peter through Mid-February 2015.
Portraits celebrating musicians, painting by Lisa Bierer, Mankato.
Figurative sculptures by Eva Hendrickson, St. Peter “Tree Lady”, bronze.


PLRAC/McKnight Artist Grantee Exhibition on display January 9 to February 7, at the Arts Center of Saint Peter

“Free Form Woven Sculpture – Multicolor” by Patricia Beilke.

Photo: “Free Form Woven Sculpture – Multicolor” by Patricia Beilke.


Minnesota Restaurant Association Presents Five Awards For Industry Excellence and Contributions

Tom Frederick Sr. - Minnesota Restaurant Association Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Restaurant Association presented five awards at its gala 2014 Awards Ceremony November 24 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington. The award recipients included:

• Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame: Tom Frederick, Sr. - Happy Chef, Mankato

• Restaurant of the Year: Lake Elmo Inn, Lake Elmo

• Allied Vendor of the Year: US Foods, Plymouth

• Legislative Advocate of the Year: Buffalo Wild Wings Government Affairs Team

R. Steven Watson, Certified Club Manager



New Noble Star: Schell's Release of Starkbier Style with Dawn of Aurora

Dawn of Aurora from Noble Star Series, August Schell

New Ulm - August Schell Brewing Company (Schells) announced last week the release of Dawn of Aurora, part of their Noble Star Collection of specialty Berliner Weisse style sours. This beer is aged in Cypress. We tried out their last release of the series, the Black Cherry No. 4, and it was quite delicious! So if you're a sour beer lover, this "strong" one will be for you!


MediaFire's New Power Upload Feature for iOS 8

MediaFire Image, Courtesy MediaFire

Original article submitted to Independent Forum Review
HOUSTON, TX--(November 18, 2014) - MediaFire, a leading provider of consumer online storage solutions, announced the release of MediaFire for iOS 8, their latest cloud storage application for iPhone and iPad.


Mankato Music Scene Uses Social Media to Drive Collaboration and Networking Opportunities

The music scene in Mankato is a myriad of different styles that have soaked in influences from popular and underground scenes alike, along with connections to the Twin Cities. Mankato has little of an actual industry, outside college student frequented downtown bars, for music. Nonetheless veterans and newcomers alike are still grinding away at the local underground scene to breathe life into another generation of creative characters with music in their blood.


Minnesota Company PetChatz Develops Software to Chat with Pets, But May Find Legal Battles Ahead

A Minnesota company called Anser Innovations that develops software and hardware, created PetChatz specifically to chat with pets, may find itself entangled with legal battles ahead, but it looks like they have worked hard on their product regardless.