Uptown Minneapolis Food Truck Fair Slideshow

Thanks to Kyle Anderson of Shakopee for these photos at the Uptown Food Truck Fair in Minneapolis in July.

Artists Sought for Regional Art Exhibition, Deadline Nearing

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter.


Arts Center of Saint Peter Teams up with Children's Museum for Free Jazz Show

Adrian Barnett

Saint Peter - The Arts Center of Saint Peter is expanding its series of free jazz music with a cooperative effort with the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota. There will be a Free Jazz for a Hot Monday, as it is called, on August 10.

Adrian Barnett and the Real Easy Questet will host from 7-9 p.m. The concert is a celebration of the art center's new portable sound system underwritten by the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation. The Jazz series is in its second year. They host music in all genres year-round, according to a release from the Arts Center of Saint Peter.


New Gallery and Exhibit at Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery

Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery

Mankato (MN) – Twin Rivers Council for the Arts will be hosting a new gallery exhibit by Winona artist Mary Singer titled, Celebration. Singer explores the idea of celebrating life – in all forms. The show will run from July 17 – August 19 in the Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery, 523 S 2nd Street, Mankato. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. For more information on Mary Singer visit www.msingerart.com.


Indie World Film: Wild Tales

wild tales movie

Showing on Thursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Wild Tales (Argentina)


New Ulm's New Event

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Car Hop & Shop event this Thursday, July 9th, from 5-8 pm. The Cruise-In in historic downtown New Ulm is a new event for the community. This informal Classic Car Show will be along the west side of North Minnesota Street beginning at Center Street and extending down to 4th Street North. This side of the street will be blocked off and signed for participants. If needed, overflow Cruise-In parking will be in the city parking lot between 1st and 2nd North on Broadway, and available after 5:00 pm only.

Old Shapes, New Forms

SAINT PETER, MINN. – “Old Shapes, New Forms,” wood sculpture by Paynesville, Minn. artist Cal Davidson, will be on display at the Arts Center of Saint Peter from July 3 through August 9.

Davidson, a retired middle school art teacher and interior decorator, has a lifelong interest in woodworking and wood sculpture. His artistic pursuits also include printmaking, dark room hotography, painting, drawing and theater set design and stage direction.


The American Race Mythology and Its Consequences

Racism in America

Little Rock, 1959. Rally at state capitol, protesting the integration of Central High School. Protesters carry US flags and signs reading "Race Mixing is Communism" and "Stop the Race Mixing March of the Anti-Christ".
Op-Ed Submitted by Rob Lawson, Publisher
Lesson 1. Race is made up bullshit


Drones Being Used for Agriculture but Also Used to Expose Bad Practices

The below Facebook video depicts the practices of large hog farm operations, the toxic waste they produce, who is impacted by that waste and the conditions of the animals living there. This footage was shot using a drone or hectacopter to procure footage from a large hog farm. Slanted previously reported the various new uses that local agriculture industry professionals are finding for the technology. Now journalists are using them to expose some of the more questionable practices of agriculture as well.


Beers of the World 2015 to be Held at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester

Beers of the World

Beers of the world is a fundraiser for Bear Creek Services in the Rochester, MN area. The event takes place at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The event will be held on Saturday, September 12.

VIP 2:00pm-5:30pm
GA 3:00pm-5:30pm

This event will feature over 100 different beers along with limited samples of spirits and wine. With ticket purchase, attendees will receive a free commemorative tasting glass.