Tricounty News

Art From Above

Quilt exhibit Nov. 23, 2012-

Feb. 28, 2013, at Stearns History Museum and Research Center

A little inspiration went a long way.

Finding the book, Earth from Above by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, on the donation cart at her local library, fiber artist Caron Lage was intrigued by the beautiful aerial photos. Many have a similar rhythm to the quilts that Lage and other quilters/artists employ in their work.


Budgeting for the holidays: Smart spending for the season

The countdown to the holiday season has officially begun with decorations on store shelves and gift catalogs filling mailboxes. A recent study by the Consumer Electronics Association shows that individual consumers plan to spend $1,634 overall this holiday, up 11 percent from last year. Unfortunately, much of that spending will be done on credit cards. That may make consumers feel gloomy when they get their bills in January.


Choir members perform at St. John's

By Julie Bulau, Staff writer

College and high school singers from around Minnesota came together Saturday, Oct. 27, to sing at St. John's University in the 23rd Annual Minnesota ACDA Treble/Male Choral Festival.


America's farmers can support local school district with $2,500 donation

$160,000 invested toward education in Minn. through the Monsanto Fund

Elementary and high schools in 26 states currently receive less state funding in the 2012-13 school year in comparison to last year's numbers. In 35 states, school funding now stands below 2008 levels, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But thanks to the generosity of farmers through America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, $555,000 was donated to schools nationwide in 2012.


Kimball athletes came out for wrestling sign-up

Wow! what a great turn out of kids who want to come out and be a part of Kimball's wrestling program this year! There were more than 50 kids who came on Tuesday afternoon to meet with Coach Schindler and Coach Sundin with the intentions of signing up. Go Cubs!