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"Sometimes We See Movies" Summer Podcast

With summer almost at an end, the "Sometimes We See Movies Crew", consisting of movie geeks James Houtsma and Andy SImon look back on summer 2014. There were some good, some bad, some surprising, and some disappointing.

The only way to find out which are which is by tuning in.

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City Center Looking For Committee and Other Volunteers

City Center Promo Poster

The City Center Partnership is currently seeking volunteers interested in helping build a vibrant City Center. One of the Partnership’s revitalization efforts is through the Aesthetics and Livability Committee. The purpose of this committee is to focus on the beautification of this business and residential core of our community making the City Center an attractive destination to live, work and play. The Aesthetics and Livability committee will provide input and assistance with the following initiatives:

· Green Plan

· CityDesign Awards

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Plunderfest Pics Highlight a Unique MN Event

PlunderFest 2014, Photos Courtesy Ben Burkman, Lakeville.

PlunderFest 2014 went off without a hitch in the Twin Cities this past week. The pirate-themed art and music festival is held every July at El Rancho Manana in Richmond, MN. Hippies, metal kids, Gypsies, Irishmen (and women), hip-hoppers, ravers, adrenaline junkies, parents and children attend this diverse event. According to their Facebook page:

Freestylin at Northside Arts Crawl

Photos courtesy of Chadwick Phillips and Spitflame Crew, Minneapolis.

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Video: Vikings Training Camp Begins

The Minnesota Vikings began their training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. There are 90 players on the training camp field that must prove themselves for the regular season. The team will have to significantly trim the roster before the season begins.

City Center Partnership Announces Alive After 5 Musical Line-Up

Alive After Five is a Mankato City Center Partnership

MANKATO, Minn. – July 24, 2014 – The City Center Partnership is pleased to announce Alive After 5 presented by Schell’s Brewery. This free music event happening every Thursday night in August is designed to help City Center employees and the greater Mankato community enjoy live music outdoors in the City Center. In its 6th year the event will feature 50’s style swing music by, Holy Rocka Rollaz, New Orleans style jazz/blues band, Davina and the Vagabonds, hometown new country sensation, Chad Pfeifer and the Midwest’s best Johnny Cash tribute band, Church of Cash.

Indie World Film at Owatonna Library: Love Is All You Need

Love is All You Need Playing at Owatonna Public Library This Month

City of Owatonna | Owatonna Public Library | Independent World Films

Showing on Thursday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Love Is All You Need (Denmark)

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North Mankato Fun Days Photos

Photos by James Houtsma

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Arminius 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.
 

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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.

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