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Arminus Beer Just Released from August Schell Goes Great with Spicy and Strong Dishes

NEW ULM, MN – August Schell Brewing Co., Minnesota’s oldest brewery, released Arminius, the latest addition to its award-winning collection of German craft beers on July 17.


MAD Girls Win at Home Against DOA

The Mankato Area Dirby Girls, or MAD Girls, took a win against Mason City's Dames of Anarchy, or DOA tonight (July 19). The final score turned out to be 224-144. FuzzTalk Radio tweeted an Instagram pic of the final score displayed on a projector at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.

The MAD Girls donate proceeds they receive from bouts to charity and volunteer at local organizations and causes.

Dilated Peoples Rhymesayers Record Release in August

In case you didn't know it, California-based classic/conscious rap all stars, Dilated Peoples are signed to Rhymesayers and are set to release a new record in August.

The title of the new record is "Directors of Photography" and it will be coming August 12, according to their official Twitter page.


Two Local Shows Go to Fringe Festival in Twin Cities

Mankato Mosaic performances at Fringe Festival

Mankato Mosaic fans can see two local shows going to the Minnesota Fringe Festival right in Mankato.

Travis Carpenter's "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" a tale about a former Olympic figure skater, a politician and an inveterate gambler who join forces to beat the devil and vie for the title of "Big Winner."


Sweet Adelines Sing to The Lord

Sweet Adelines Sing to The Lord

The Minnesota Valley Chorus continues a long tradition of raising their voices in 4-part harmony in area churches. They grace congregations with their beautiful harmonies on three Sundays each summer, singing at five or six worship services each Sunday. Parishioners in Mankato, North Mankato, Janesville, Waseca, and St. Peter delight in hearing spiritual music performed a cappella (voices without instrumental accompaniment).


Oranges & Sunshine, Independent World Film at Owatonna Library

Oranges & Sunshine playing at the Owatonna Public Library

Oranges & Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham, England, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the illegal and immoral deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia and other countries.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Sitting down with the original "Planet of the Apes" is a requirement for sci-fi exposure and a profound one at that. It's hard to imagine how audiences in 1968 reacted to the striking imagery of apes enslaving man, the shocking conclusion, and the social relevancy that went with it. Mind-blowing might be a good guess.


Artists Sought for Regional Art Exhibition

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter. Artists may submit their original work at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Saturday, August 16, 2014, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Two and three dimensional work may be accepted and includes: drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fibers, jewelry and sculpture.


Snowpiercer Review


If there's anything this Fourth of July weekend has to say concerning film (and this whole month to some extent), it's that there's usually a better alternative out there. As the arguably worst franchise in the last decade pukes about in theaters everywhere, taking up precious screens, a hidden gem lies buried in just over 150 screens nationwide.

With the proper digging, "Snowpiercer" will reveal itself to the tenacious few who search for it as cinema gold, rich in genre thrills and highly satisfying as a thoughtful alternative to robot product placement.



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