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.

Song of the Week: Killing Floor 'Live' by Barefoot Winos

Enjoy this week's song by Barefoot Winos from Mankato.


Free Arts Grant Writing Workshops in Southern Minnesota

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is offering Free Grant Writing Workshops for artists and organizations in July. On Thursday, July 2 an Artist Grant Writing Workshop will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The 410 Project, 523 S. Front Street, Mankato. Learn about the Artist Grant eligibility requirements, what activities can be funded and how to complete the application form. Artist projects may be in the areas of dance, literature, music, theater and visual art. The Artist Grants are funded through the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at State Street Theater

A flying car, a cast of 50, a full orchestra, and amazing sets and costumes will dazzle audiences when the State Street Theater presents the musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thursday July 23 through Sunday July 26 in the historic auditorium located at 1 North State Street , New Ulm, MN, 56073. Performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Madelia Park Days Coming

Summer time is here and so is Madelia’s 40th Annual Park Days with our Blues Festival and Rivers Edge Art & More Fair on July 9th-12th. Join us for family fun with great food, 1919 Root Beer, Schell’s Beer and Morgan Creek Wine. (No personal coolers).

Thursday Night at 5pm, we kick off our celebration in Watona Park with “Aloha in the Park”, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Coin Dig, games, crafts, piñata’s and food. Wear your beach attire and get ready to make a big splash with Bob and the Beachcombers from 7pm-8:30pm.

Minnesotans Lose their Patents but Monsanto Keeps Theirs

An Open Letter to Slanted Mag

Submitted by Paul Morinvillle, US Inventor

Independent World Films at Owatonna LIbrary: My Old Lady

My Old Lady Indie Film Owatonna Library

Showing on Thursday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

My Old Lady (Great Britain/U.S./France)


Amazon Fulfillment Center Coming to Shakopee


Wikimedia Commons Image by Atlasowa


Dope Ride: Classic Muscle

Classic Muscle Car

This photo was taken in the parking lot at MGM Liquors in Saint Peter. The crew from Unique Autos were on their way to deliver the classic muscle car to the dealership when they ran into trouble.