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A happy hour poetry and prose reading


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On Friday, May 31 from 3:30-5pm at Quarter/Quarter in Harmony, Minn., poets Kris Bigalk and Kathryn Kysar, and prose writers, Beth Mayer and Amy Weldon will share some of their recent work. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale and signing after the reading.

Kris Bigalk grew up on a farm six miles west of Harmony, Minnesota. She is a poet and writing professor. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was released from New York Quarterly Books in February 2012. Her work also appears in the anthologies Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge (Taylor and O’Neill, 2012) and Poetry City, USA, Volume 2 (LowBrow Press, 2012) and Poetry City, USA, Volume 3 (LowBrow Press, 2013). She has received two Minnesota State Arts Board grants in poetry, and serves as Director of Creative Writing at Normandale Community College. Kris lives with her husband and children in the Twin Cities.

Kathryn Kysar is the author of a book of poetry, Dark Lake (Loonfeather, 2002), and the editor of a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers (Borealis, 2008). Her poetry book Pretend the World will be published by Holy Cow! Press. Her poems have been heard on A Writer’s Almanac and published in many literary magazines including Great River Review, Midland Review, Mizna, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Kysar has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. She has served as an individual representative on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Beth Mayer’s fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and The Sun Magazine. Her story The Way to Mercy, which was selected for the first New Stories from the Midwest anthology, also made the Other Distinguished Stories list featured in Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Her flash fiction has appeared in venues such as vita.mn and mn.artists.org. Beth holds an MFA from Hamline University and teaches at Century College, where she coordinates fiction and poetry readings.

Amy Weldon, an Alabama native, holds a Ph.D. in 19th-century British literature from the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she edited The Carolina Quarterly.  Her essays, short fiction, and reviews have appeared in a variety of books and print and online journals, including Best .....
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Anita Emma Runge

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Anita Emma Runge left this world to be with her brothers and sisters in heaven on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Harmony Healthcare, where she had been a resident for many years. Her funeral will be Friday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's (Big Spring ..... 
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Board of Review at Harmony City Council meeting

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

The annual Board of Review was held before the regular Harmony City Council meeting on May 14. Cindy Blagsvedt from the County Assessor’s office summarized the sales study that was conducted on residential, commercial and agricultural sales in Fil ..... 
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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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National Day of Prayer

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

On Thursday, May 2nd, millions of Americans will be gathering at churches, synagogues, schools, parks and other venues to intercede on behalf of our Nation. It will be the 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of P ..... 
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Jazz concert Friday night in Harmony

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Friday night, May 3rd, well known Jazz Vocalists Bruce A. Henry and Debbie Duncan along with the Bruce A. Henry Sextet will perform a public concert at Wheelers Bar and Grill in Harmony, MN. at 7:00 pm. Price: $10:00 at the door. These Twin City ..... 
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New schedule next year for Fillmore Central High School

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton As of the 2013-2014 school year, students at Fillmore Central High School will be following an eight-period day instead of the four-period block schedule that has been in place for several years. This decision by the school board com ..... 
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Letter about Skare letter to the editor

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving i ..... 
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Letter about Gov. Dayton to help protect our water from frac sand mining

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a resident of karst country, I know how easily our water supply for the future can be polluted. I am concerned that frac sand mining is trying to push into our area with only weak state regulations in place to protect our water. ..... 
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