STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
It appears that farmers will pay ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
ON MY MIND MN Arts Count
Since I received the following information from two separate sources in my email today, I thought it's important enough to pass it on and share with others.
The Minnesota StateArts Board is conducti... Posted on 4/13/11 at 11:36 PM
BEYOND THE BEAT 'Mame' hits the stage with laughs
Arts and Entertainment
The Woodbury Community Theatre's production of "Mame" made its debut Saturday, March 6 on the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School.
The show tells the story of Mame D... Posted on 3/9/10 at 10:12 AM
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
For the second year in a row, Woodbury High School senior Yemi Ajagbe will represent Minnesota in Washington, D.C., at the National Poetry Out Loud finals April 28-30 after having won the Minnesota Poetry Out Loud competition on March 18.
Both East Ridge’s one act play, “The Big Meal,” and East Ridge junior Katherine Spicuzza will be participating in the International Thespian Festival this June. “The Big Meal” will be featured in the Chapter Select Showcase and Spicuzza will be competing in the National Individual Events Showcase (NIES).
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels,” are looking for new reading material, I’m happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family lives on in the person of his son, Jeff Shaara, who also writes about the Civil War and has completed his father’s trilogy with “Gods and Generals” and “The Last Full Measure.”
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