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Local Food Cartoon by Spencer Hill, WikiMedia Commons

Take the annual Slanted Mag Best of Survey to vote for your favorite local hot spots in Southern Minnesota, Mankato, New Ulm, Waseca, Owatonna, LeSueur and Southwest Twin Cities Suburbs!
Small Businesses: Advertise from now until January to promote your business as the best in its category! We award winners with plaques to proudly display in their business!

War of the Worlds Live Radio Play Performance by Merely Players

Merely Players Community Theatre's 2014-15 season begins next Friday, October 24, 2014 with "War of the Worlds Live Radio Play" (WOTW). The performances are October 24, 25, 31 and November 1 at 7:30 PM and Octber 26 and November 2 at 2:00 PM.

There are two acts:

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Third Annual Kevin Kanne Memorial Young Artist Competition Winners, Grand Champion Invited to Perform with Symphony

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra held its annual Kevin Kanne Memorial Young Artist Competition on Sunday, October 19, 2014. The competition is named for a beloved member of the symphony who died suddenly in December 2012 and is intended to promote the growth of young musicians. In its third year, the competition is as strong as ever. Contestants competed in two divisions: college division -undergraduate students, and senior division-grades 9-12, for the opportunity to be named winner of their division and to receive prizes donated by local businesses.

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Minnesota Wild and Daktronics Unveil New Scoreboard at Xcel Center

The Minnesota Wild and their tech partner, Daktronics announced a recent tech renovation at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.
A full display at Minnesota Wild home opener vs. Colorado Avalanche at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul will be the focus of the new tech from Daktronics.

A custom High-Def LED scoreboard features video displays 16 times greater resolution will be hung in the center of the arena, according to sources

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A 20-Year-Old Suspected of Masked Man Burglary and Assault in Julia Sears Dorms at MSU

The Mankato Department of Public Safety asks the public's assistance, particularly the Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) population, in providing a timeline for the whereabouts of Alexander Gowan-Nuehring, age 20 of Mankato, on Friday, October 10 and into the early morning hours of Saturday, October 11. Anyone who may be a victim, observed Gowan-Nuehring on either of these dates, or has any information relating to other suspicious and/or criminal activity that he may have been involved in (on these dates or on prior occasions), is asked to contact police at 507-387-8780.

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Music on the Hill Chamber Series Fifth Anniversary

Mankato Symphony Orchestra welcomes violist Sifei Cheng

The fifth season of Music on the Hill, the Mankato Symphony’s chamber music series, will end with the world premiere of a newly commissioned string quartet by famous composer Marc Mellits. Each concert leading up to this event is named for and will showcase a compositional technique. The first concert is titled “Imitation”, with repertoire either directly borrowing from other pieces of music or by imitating the sounds of other instruments. The performance will be at 2 pm on Sunday, November 2 in the Chapel at Good Counsel.

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Owatonna Gets Visit from Author

We'll be The Last Ones To Let You Down

Two great programs took place this week at Owatonna Public Library. All programs at OPL are free and open to the public including book events and independent film series that plays twice per month.

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Video from Saint Peter Chamber Led Festival, Oktoberfest

The Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce held another successful Oktoberfest event on Minnesota Avenue in Saint Peter this past weekend.
Editor's note: Oktoberfest is spelled wrong in the beginning of the video. It should read "Oktoberfest". Our mistake. We hope you can forgive us!

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Schell's Noble Star No. 4: Black Cherry

Schell's Black Forest Cherry Noble Star Collection

In New Ulm, a German beer brewing icon of the area, August Schell Brewing (Schell's) is releasing the fourth edition of of its Noble Star Collection of speciality Berliner Weisses, Black Forest Cherry. It has rolled out to a limited number of retailers in Minnesota. Schell's sent a sample over to Slanted Mag prior to release.

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Hermann the German Coming to New Ulm in October

Hermann the German is going to make another appearance in New Ulm on Saturday, October 11. The New Ulm Actors Community Theatre (NUACT) presents a hilarious play for New Ulm to open its 2014-2015 Season. Tickets are available on line at www.newulmact.com or at the New Ulm Chamber.

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