Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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Ellsworth’s Cheese Curd Festival gets underway in East End Park this coming weekend. Festivities commence at 6 p.m. Friday with a full schedule of entertainment and events continuing through Sunday. The event, coordinated by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, is made possible by the support of local business sponsors and hundreds of volunteers, says Matt Anderson, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce president and pastor at CrossRoad Community Church. “Our objective for the event is to create a fun, family-friendly festival that brings the community together,” he said.
Spotlight: Activities for the whole family are at this year’s annual Maiden Rock Summerfest. Festivities run 2 p.m. to dusk Saturday June 20 in the Maiden Rock Village Park alongside Lake Pepin. A Harmon chicken dinner begins in the afternoon with 4-H kid games and food. The Maiden Rock Area Community Association, which also sponsors the event, will have historical pottery, notecards and buttons on site. From 2 to 5 p.m. a silent auction will be held with raffle prize drawings of cash and other prizes beginning at 5 p.m. Hear live music from Blue Steel and Left Wing Bourbon from 3 p.m.
Red Wing native Kristoffer Olson has made a name for himself in the world of magic.
A weekend full of art, music, food and fireworks will fill the streets, parks and skies of Zumbrota. The annual Zumbrota Covered Bridge Music & Arts Festival is set to run Thursday June 18 through Sunday June 21. The festivities unofficially kick off at 4 p.m. Thursday when the North Star Grand Prix Bicycle Race rolls through downtown. Friday’s events include the Old Fashioned Car Hop from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at United Redeemer Church, followed by a free showing of the movie “Night at the Museum” at the State Theatre.
Revered singer/songwriter Colin Hay just began a 35-date tour with the Barenaked Ladies and Violent Femmes for their “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour.” The summer tour began Friday June 5 and includes a stop at Treasure Island Resort & Casino at 7 p.m.
Crossings at Carnegie is set for two-day second annual Garden Party. Festivities will run 4 to 8 p.m. Friday June 12 and 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 13. The party features a city block of vendors offering fused glass, ceramic and metal garden art; local, chemical-free honey; native plants and cut flowers, plus Master Gardeners sharing tips; street musicians; ice cream, fresh food and more.
At one point in time, she was a high school dropout. But this Friday a certain Red Wing High School student will walk across the stage, marking an important milestone...
For one Lake City resident, painting has opened up a new chapter in life allowing her to share her love of the art with anyone and everyone. Julie Fjetland is an official “Certified Ross Instructor” after attending the Bob Ross Landscape Certified Training course last winter in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. After years as the owner and sole proprietor of Serendipity Co-op Art Gallery in Lake City, she says she decided to pursue a new venture in teaching. She actually had no idea the training center existed until a fellow artist brought in a “Bob Ross-looking” painting into her gallery. “We go
Today Oasis Eatery The eatery hosts their pie night with live local music. Homemade pizzas, quiches and dessert pies are available. When: 5-7 p.m. live music, 4:30-8 p.m.
By Stacy Bengs firstname.lastname@example.org As the “Goin’ Coastal” cast heads into its final show of the second season, host Mike Slygh says the current series has gone “great so far.” The live radio hour housed in Stockholm’s Widespot Performing Art Center wraps up at 7 p.m.