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Video: Vikings Training Camp Begins

The Minnesota Vikings began their training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. There are 90 players on the training camp field that must prove themselves for the regular season. The team will have to significantly trim the roster before the season begins.

MAD Girls Win at Home Against DOA

The Mankato Area Dirby Girls, or MAD Girls, took a win against Mason City's Dames of Anarchy, or DOA tonight (July 19). The final score turned out to be 224-144. FuzzTalk Radio tweeted an Instagram pic of the final score displayed on a projector at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.

The MAD Girls donate proceeds they receive from bouts to charity and volunteer at local organizations and causes.

Sweet Adelines Sing to The Lord

Sweet Adelines Sing to The Lord

The Minnesota Valley Chorus continues a long tradition of raising their voices in 4-part harmony in area churches. They grace congregations with their beautiful harmonies on three Sundays each summer, singing at five or six worship services each Sunday. Parishioners in Mankato, North Mankato, Janesville, Waseca, and St. Peter delight in hearing spiritual music performed a cappella (voices without instrumental accompaniment).

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Bridgewater Uses Madden Video Game to Study Plays

Vikings training camp begins in July in Mankato at MSU

Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to sources, uses the Madden video game to learn the Minnesota Vikings' playbook, in addition to putting in quality time on the actual field (opposed to the pixel-by-pixel one).

The actual training camp for the Minnesota Vikings takes place at Minnesota State University, Mankato and its opening is nearing closer. Vendors and fans will soon envelope the MSU campus to watch the team and support them with "purple pride." Coincidentally, the MSU colors are nearly the same as the Vikings.

Bonnet Strings Author Spoke at Owatonna Public Library June 2

Bonnet Strings

Bonnet Strings author held an event at the Owatonna Public Library on Monday, June 2.

Saloma Miller Furlong has recently published a second book, Bonnet Strings, about her life after leaving the Amish community. Her husband, David, also shared his thoughts.

"She is a fantastic speaker and is willing to share so much about her life inside the Amish community and after leaving it," stated the Owatonna Library's Flickr link from their Facebook page.

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Good Day Sunshine: Good in a Very Special Way

Mike and Sheila Reinhart are the owners of the community created and locally driven store known as Good Day Sunshine. Started with little more than a security deposit and the first month’s rent, Good Day Sunshine is becoming a staple in the Mankato arts and music community. Good Day Sunshine is a store built around consignment from local vendors and artists. However, It exudes so much more life and community than your everyday consignment shop. Many vendors have contributed to the uprising of this hidden gem located right in the heart of downtown Mankato.

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Mankato Area International Festival to Highlight Music and Dance

The foods, music, dances and customs of dozens of nations can be experienced at the 38th annual Mankato Area International Festival, Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union. Admission, entertainment and parking are free.

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Mankato Area Roller Derby Girls Get Ready for Another Smashing Season

Manakto Area Roller Derby Girls at Verizon Wireless Center

The Mankato Area Roller Derby Girls or MAD Girls are gearing up for another smashing season. Their home opener is against the Med City Mafia, a team from the Rochester metro area. They already faced the Bemidji team, Whiltle Punks in February.

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Civil War Symposium in Mankato

Registration is open for the 3rd annual Civil War Symposium, “1864, This Mighty Scourge of War” which will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Summit Center, 518 So. 5th Street in Mankato.
This event includes presentations, costumed interpreters, storytelling and interactive exhibits, panel discussion, Civil War era music, books and authors, and more.

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