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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation


Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lanesboro Arts Center is currently raising funds for the renovation of the St. Mane Theatre as one component of the Lanesboro Arts Campus capital campaign. The team of professionals who conducted the testing included lead architect AWH Architects of Minneapolis, building conditions analyst BVH Architects, mechanical/electrical engineers MEP Associates, and air quality consultant Terracon. Collectively, the team brought a vast array of experience and aptitude to the project.

Overall Findings: The team affirmed that the building is currently safe for occupancy, though concluded improvements should be made to increase its efficiency, egress, life safety, and accessibility to bring the building up to contemporary building and code standards. As the planning progresses for the improvements, existing conditions such as the lobby and the lower level restrooms, currently acceptable under the Minnesota Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, will be considered for improvements. In addition, the largely unused second floor of the St. Mane will be addressed when it is renovated into an Artist Residency studio/living space. The team also concluded that plans for renovation should include a more robust fire and life safety systems including emergency lighting and whole building fire alarm and suppression system. As is very common for this vintage building, the roof lacks sufficient insulation which will be improved to prevent energy loss and vastly increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems. The building for the most part has recent improvements to the electrical and mechanical systems and they are within their serviceable life, but plans include reviewing and analyzing the systems to improve efficiency and ventilation which will markedly increase the overall life cycle costs of operation and comfort.

Air quality: For the air quality and mold assessment, Terracon’s Senior Project Industrial Hygienist Todd Lewis performed a series of tests including visual inspection, moisture content sampling, mold spore traps, and detection of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. Moisture content and bioaerosol samples did not indicate the presence of mold, with expert .....
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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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VFW Ride for Healing Rally

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

St. Paul, Minn. - The Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that Spring Valley, Minn. will be one of their ‘Rally Points’ for the weeklong Ride For Healing. All Veterans and the Community are invited to Hanson -- Raabe VFW P ..... 
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2013 Harmony City Wide Flag Display

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The Harmony City Wide Flag Display is back for a 3rd year. We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this a huge success! We reached our goal last year of over 100 flags and hope to do the same or even more this year. The first year we ..... 
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DreamAcres’s Series opens with The Hebrew Lesson

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm launches its summer Play! in the Barn performance series with “The Hebrew Lesson,” by Esther Ouray. This is the first in the series of three shows that will take place on DreamAcres during t ..... 
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Magician to perform at Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Magician Kristoffer Olson will be dazzling the crowd with his magic at the Stand Still Parade in Whalan on Saturday, at 1pm, May 18th. Kristoffer Olson has a mind that can fluidly switch between art and science. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in un ..... 
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Rhubarb Festival serves up tart entertainment

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the ninth annual Rhubarb Festival promises loads of fun and free entertainment for the whole family. Starting at 10am, running until 3pm in Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park, the festival celebrates the funniest vegetable in all o ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Thu, May 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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