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Wild turkey stamp contest entries accepted through Dec. 29


Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Artists can submit entries for the 2016 Minnesota Wild Turkey Stamp contest from Monday, Dec. 8, through 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The turkey stamp is sold along with hunting and fishing licenses or as a collectable. In the contest, the eastern wild turkey must be the primary focus of the design. Judging will take place on Thursday, Jan. 8, at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, in St. Paul.

Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to wild turkey habitat management. Extirpated from Minnesota around 1900, wild turkeys now thrive throughout all but the northern forested portions of the state.

The contest offers no prizes and is open to Minnesota residents only. Artists are not allowed to use any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds.

Artists who want to submit entries should closely read contest criteria and guidelines for submitting work, available from the DNR Information Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, and online at www.mndnr.gov/contests.

Question
of the week

Q: It seems like you see more and more wild turkeys these days near urban areas. Is this just cyclical, or has their population shifted?

A: Turkeys are another species of wildlife that have adapted to living in close proximity to people. Prohibitions on hunting, the relative lack of predators, and the abundant food sources found in urban and suburban landscapes contribute to high reproductive success and low mortality for turkeys and other wildlife.

The preservation of nearby natural areas, including river corridors, wetlands, parks and backyards, provides habitat for wildlife species that many people feel contribute to a higher urban quality of life.

“For the Birds” will feature Kevin Kling - St. Mane Theatre on Wednesday, Dec 10

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is thrilled to host Kevin Kling in a top-notch production here in Lanesboro on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The show is called “For the Birds”, featuring Zeitgeist (percussi ..... 
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PACF receives large gift and matching award

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation recently announced a Major Gift Fundraising challenge to all of their community foundations. The goal of this SMIF challenge is to promote major endowment gifts by matching donations to help grow the phil ..... 
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Annual Pinewood Derby

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Pack 67 Cub Scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby took place Tuesday, November 25, and as a service to the community, it was held at Preston’s senior living home, Traditions. The top three racers in the photograph are (left to right): Judah ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts awarded 2014 Bush Prize for community innovation

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - December 2, 2014 – Lanesboro Arts has won a 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundation. The prestigious prize was awarded to ten organizations in a three-state region that have demonstrated a strong commitmen ..... 
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Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
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Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
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Parade of Lights to benefit SEMCAC Food Shelf in Rushford

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

RUSHFORD, MN – Merchants Bank is once again helping to organize the Rushford Parade of Lights at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 13 in downtown Rushford. Cookies, cocoa and cider will be served at the Rushford Fire Hall during and after the parade. ..... 
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Houston Hollidazzle

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Houston Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Houston Hollidazzle. On December 6, 2014 families will have the opportunity to come to Houston and make a day of it! The festivities start at 10:30 a.m. with a “Dashing through the Snow” one- ..... 
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