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Playwright Mark Brown to visit Commonweal Theatre


Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, Minn., is proud to welcome award-winning playwright Mark Brown for its Sunday Salon discussion series on Sunday, July 13 immediately following the matinee performance of “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Part presentation and part audience discussion, Commonweal’s Sunday Salon series takes an opportunity to explore in greater depth some of the themes and historical contexts of Commonweal Theatre productions. Previous guest speakers have included Rabbi Michelle Werner of B’Nai Israel Synagogue, novelist and playwright Joan Sween, watercolor artist Charlotte Laxen, and World War II veteran Orval Ahmdahl. In July, Commonweal will host “Around the World in 80 Days” playwright Mark Brown, who will share his journey of adapting one of Jules Verne’s most acclaimed works. The cast of Commonweal’s production of Mr. Brown’s play will also be on hand to engage in the post-performance discussion.

There is no additional cost for the Sunday Salon event, but attendance is restricted to ticket holders of the July 13 performance of “Around the World in 80 Days” at 1:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Commonweal Theatre’s Box Office at 1-800-657-7025, emailing a request to tickets@ commonwealtheatre.org, or by stopping in to the theatre located at 208 Parkway Ave N in downtown Lanesboro.

Funding for Commonweal Theatre’s programming is provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, a grant from the McKnight Foundation, and private funders.
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Lanesboro Live features “Gravedigger’s Daughter”

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature a visit with Rachael Hanel, author of the new book “We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter”, and the band FAIR TRADE ..... 
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Father’s Day fun at Lanesboro’s Art in the Park

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Father’s Day in this area of Minnesota is also synonymous with another important date on the calendar which is Lanesboro’s Art in the Park event. For those who may have a difficult time finding dad that gift that you thought he may actually use ..... 
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In response to Dennis DeKeyrel & Jerry Grehl ...

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Dennis DeKeyrel’s and Jerry Grehl’s recent comments about State Representative Greg Davids were outrageous and appalling. Representative Davids has spent the past 30 years helping area residents acquire health insurance. Spreadin ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces second season

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Area Art Trail announces the opening dates for the second season of their studio open house events. The first of six 2014 Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends will take place on June 20 -22, 2014. Participating studios will ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance, Saturday June 21

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday June 21 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door. Located on Parkway Ave. next to Sylvan Park, the S ..... 
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Health care is not a waste...

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Affordable health care for all is an important goal. Let’s have an adult conversation about how to fund it. Greg Davids’ May 26, 2014, commentary about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ignored an important issue - if we value som ..... 
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Thank you...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Thank you to Linda Hovland for responding to my commentary “ Why I am a Democrat!” I think we can agree on one point, we both don’t like war! Yvonne Nyenhuis Lanesboro, MN

Lanesboro at a crossroads with dam project

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council recently about their options when it comes to repairing the dam. For several years, the city has been struggling to find money to fund the $2.7 million project in order to save the histori ..... 
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