Medical Weed Makes Second Round in Minnesota Legislature

Medical Weed Makes Second Round in Minnesota Legislature

According to KEYC news in Mankato, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota will head to its second House committee for approval.

Using weed for medical purposes did make it through the Health and Human Services Policy Committee last week. Testimony reportedly included mothers claiming a reduction in epileptic seizures, extreme pain and nausea.

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ARTIST GRANTS OF $1,000 AWARDED TO 14 ARTISTS FROM 6 AREA COUNTIES

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council recently awarded $14,000 in Emerging Artist Grants to fourteen local artists, announces Brenda Byron, PLRAC Executive Director. The purpose of the PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Grant Program is to provide financial support to developing artists committed to advancing their work and careers. Emerging artists in their formative stages of development are eligible. Emerging is defined as showing potential or advancing in skill, technique and/or moving in a new direction.

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Breaking News - NASA Astronauts Land Fine in Kazakhstan

http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/nasa-astronauts-land-safe-in-kazakhstan/

Read Rob Lawson's breaking news at Guardian Liberty Voice about the NASA craft landing.

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Mankato Mosaic: April Fools’ Show has bigger stars, more comedy – and that’s no joke!

Cabaret Le Ruse’s “Fool Me Once” will feature musicians Billy Steiner, Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra. And the comedy skits keep coming as the troupe performs its April Fools show 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Arts Center of St. Peter and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Mankato Event Center.

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VISUAL SONNETS BY PATTI RUSKEY

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SAINT PETER, MINN. – The Arts Center of Saint Peter will feature “Visual Sonnets,” paintings by Mankato-based artist, entrepreneur and activist Patti Ruskey, from April 4-May 4 in the Arts Center’s Moline Gallery. “Visual Sonnets,” including selected works recently exhibited at the Bloomington Arts Center, explores themes of social disharmony, social class stratification and relationships between humans and the natural world.

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You're Never Too Old to Jam

You're Never Too Old to Jam

You are never to old (or young) to jam out and play music. So grab that band instrument, dust it off and join the Minnesota 'Over-60' Band.

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Soundset to Officially Kick Ass in 2014

Soundset 2014 tickets are on sale and the lineup for this year's ultimate Twin Cities/Midwest spring hip hop festival is off the chain! Performers include Cypress Hill, 2 Chainz, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Atomsphere, Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt (EarlWolf), Prof, Grives and tons of other artists.

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Valor Tracks Photo Album 2014

Valor Tracks, a local hardcore band whose members are far flung, has submitted a load of awesome photos from their live shows and other interesting pieces of history from the band. The members live in Mankato and parts of the Twin Cities like Bloomington. They have played at sold out shows in LaCrosse and they are a frequent guest at the local What's Up Lounge in Mankato. Check out the pics!

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Bock Fest A New Ulm Beer Lover's Tradition

New Ulm is a town with two histories. One is a history of beer and the other is a history of German heritage. Schell's Brewery and the folks in New Ulm celebrate both with frothy beverages sipped in the winter time that line their glasses with a hint of winter frost brought on by freezing temperatures in South Central Minnesota.

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Coffee Hag in Mankato and River Rock in Saint Peter in top 20 MN Coffeehouses

The Coffee Hag in Mankato has announced that it is in the running for Best Coffeehouse in Minnesota for WCCO's Best of Home category. WCCO, a twin cities CBS affiliate television station is running a poll on their website to determine the results for the best brewed coffee in Minnesota.

The Coffee Hag announced their campaign via Twitter Monday. Here is an excerpt:

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