The Nemeth Art Center, in partnership with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), is hosting a Youth Art Exhibit in Park Rapids. Up to 17 artists are involved with the project, representing the communities of Barnesville, East Grand Forks, Lake Park, Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids and Sebeka. The exhibit opened Friday and runs through July 1. An opening reception is Saturday, June 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with the award ceremony taking place around 6 p.m.
Michigan-based author and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present the "Dollar a Day Boys" program, a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Itasca, Buffalo River and Lake Bemidji state parks over Memorial Day weekend. Jamerson has presented at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of state and national parks. The presentation includes storytelling, reading excerpts from his novel and performing original songs with his guitar.
Last summer, Tracy and Ben La Van from Des Moines, Iowa entered a Hike Minnesota Sweepstakes from Explore Minnesota for a guided hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. The trail runs through seven states from North Dakota to New York and passes through Hubbard and Cass counties.
People interested in deer will have a chance to discuss goals and values that could define Minnesota's first-ever deer management plan in a series of 12 public engagement meetings the Department of Natural Resources will host throughout the state between Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, March 2.
Just about anywhere in Minnesota, chances are there are fishing opportunities nearby, and it's a good time to fish during Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16. During this weekend, Minnesotans age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without purchasing an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.
In celebration of what would have been the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bemidji State University will host a screening of the film "Selma," along with a conversation about the film's historical context and lessons from the film that can be applied today. The event, "Onward from Selma," will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. It is open to all and free of charge.
Stillwater artist Nicholas Markell won the 2018 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among eight submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Markell's painting will be featured on the 2018 turkey stamp. His artwork was previously featured on the 2016 turkey stamp, and he also has won Minnesota contests for the walleye, trout and salmon stamps.
It's official. A Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much-maligned appearance and many names, including freshwater ling, lawyer, eelpout and burbot. Brent Getzler of Roosevelt is the new record holder of a 19-pound, 10-ounce burbot taken from the Minnesota waters of Lake of the Woods. "When photos surfaced of this huge pout, it certainly got people talking," said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Boy Scout Troop 56 of Nevis celebrated their semi-annual Court of Honor on Sunday. Over 100 merit badges were earned and many boys were awarded their advancement ranks. Pictured are,...
In celebration of winter solstice, the New York Mills Cultural Center presents its annual Longest Night Musical Festival at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Featuring music by several local and regional musicians, the festival promises to appeal to a wide array of music lovers. Included this year are Day Gun, a small group from the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus, Eddie Lee Kidd, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala and more. The Longest Night concert is free to attend and open to all. Drinks and refreshments will be available.