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Commonweal Theatre continues Fillmore/Houston County free nights


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2015 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s later masterpiece The Master Builder on Thursday, April 16; the exuberant musical tribute Woody Guthrie’s American Song on Thursday, May 7; the classic farce Charley’s Aunt on Thursday, June 25; the incredibly funny and uplifting Outside Mullingar on Thursday, September 17; and the beloved adventure of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Thursday, November 19.

Following the tradition of the past two seasons, the Commonweal is renewing its commitment to local charities through a “pay it forward” approach. As a non-profit, the Commonweal relies on generous donations from audiences and corporations to sustain programming; in turn, the theatre extends that generosity to the community five nights a year with the offer of free tickets. The intention is to remove any cost barrier for Commonweal’s closest neighbors to attend their local professional theatre. The 2015 Season will again take the Pay It Forward approach a step further and encourage patrons to contribute items to a social or service organization chosen based on specific themes of season productions. The opportunity to donate will be available for the entire run of each production, but primarily focuses on those patrons attending the complimentary performances.

Previous Pay It Forward events have been very successful. In 2014, the Commonweal collected a large variety of books on behalf of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, specialty items for Neo-Natal Units of Rochester hospitals and more than 75 new art supplies during the run of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!), which were donated to the Mayo Clinic’s Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital.

For the Commonweal’s first production of the season, The Master Builder, the partner charity is Habitat for Humanity. Donations of new and like-new small hand tools (hammers, saws, screwdrivers, etc.) and hardware supplies (nails, staples, hinges, screws, etc.) will be collected on behalf of the local chapter.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and while admission is free of charge to residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties, seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended at least two weeks in advance. There is a limit of four tic .....
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Toni Highum joins Winona Health board of directors

By David Bau

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Business Announcements

Toni Highum joined the Winona Health board of directors. “I chose to serve on the Winona Health board of directors as a way of giving back to my community,” said Highum. “I come from a family who believes in giving back, and I’m excited to ..... 
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AcenTek increases local school’s access to the World 10 Fold

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Business Announcements

AcenTek, a locally based technology solutions provider for 65 years, announced as part of their AcenTek Gigabit Neighborhood project, the fiber connected schools in their service areas will be upgraded to 1 gigabit internet connections with no incre ..... 
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Chatfield Center for the Arts receives private donation

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it has received a generous private charitable donation in the amount of $ 13,000 in memory of Dorothy H. Graskamp from Edward D. Graskamp and his employer, Frederic W. Cook & Co. The Cent ..... 
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Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District seeks summer apprentice

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Business Announcements

ST. PAUL, MN. — Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 30 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) throughout Minnesota. Apprentices will spend their s ..... 
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Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center to change name

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Rochester, MN – Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, a leading provider of integrated health care services, announced today it is changing its name to Zumbro Valley Health Center effective January 1, 2015. The name change reflects the evolution o ..... 
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Minnesota Energy Resources Corp. receives regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy’s natural gas distribution assets in SE Minn.

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Eagan, MN - Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), has been granted state regulatory approval in their acquisition of Alliant Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:LNT) natural gas distribution busine ..... 
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Busing Rochester workers to Spring Grove

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Usually, when you think of workers being bused by Rochester City Lines (RCL), you think of people from all over southeast Minnesota traveling to Rochester to their place of employment, especially to the Mayo Clinic. The privately owned company, wh ..... 
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Broadband expansion AcenTek partners with Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota telecoms to benefit business network solutions

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

HOUSTON, MN – AcenTek has forged a partnership with five other southern Minnesota telephone companies, an Iowa provider and Sioux Falls, SD based SDN Communications to create better and more affordable network connectivity and internet services fo ..... 
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