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Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food

Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food

Ava De Jonge, In Studio Video Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Many students are tired of the same restaurants around Stillwater. Students want an affordable and an artistic place to go hang out or eat. A centerpiece of Saint Paul and the Lowertown neighborhood, the Black Dog is a cozy yet chic trending cafe among the teenage population.   The Black Dog is located ...

Prince’s Paisley Park renovated into museum

Prince’s Paisley Park renovated into museum

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
November 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Minnesota native and famous songwriter and producer, the death of Prince Rogers Nelson otherwise known by his stage name “Prince," shocked the world and the music industry. As Prince’s legacy was left on Minnesota and the music industry as a whole, many memorable events were produced. As...

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

If you are ready to take your writing to the next level, then you should look into the Shire Literary center. The Center is a helpful learning center for kids in 6-12 grade. The Shire Literary Center helps kids learn more deeply into the arts and also with many other topics too. Established durin...

Exhibit unwraps history of mummification through new technology

Exhibit unwraps history of mummification through new technology

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Walk into history with the new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. The exhibit runs now until Sept. 5, and features mummies from both Egypt and Peru. The exhibit will only be available at two more museums before returning to where it was originally made, ...

Walker Art Center produces Rock the Garden line up

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene, Twin Cities Venues

On June 2o and 21 bands will be taking over the stage at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. 10 bands from Minnesota -- punk legends to rock-and-roll history icons -- will be performing at this two day music festival. Rock the Garden is an annual musical festival that was first started by the art center in 1998. By 2008 the fe...

Historical Society presents toys from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

Historical Society presents toys from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

Ali Thul, Team Lead Editor
January 6, 2015
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Toys are constantly evolving. A few years ago, a high tech toy was a plastic oven that baked bite sized cakes with a light bulb. Now, a high tech toy is a touch screen tablet that has endless amounts of games that can be downloaded in seconds. No matter what generation a person grew up in, they will...

Soundset Music Festival features popular hip hop artists

Soundset Music Festival features popular hip hop artists

Orjana Stephien
May 21, 2014
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Soundset is a music festival that has been becoming popular throughout the past years. Many more people have been attending the festival and counting down the days each year until the day of the festival comes. As spring approaches so does Soundset and many eager fans cannot wait to attend a day filled with ...

The Great Bull Run runs into the Twin Cities

Cory Spawn
May 20, 2014
Filed under News, Twin Cities Venues

Article written by: Corey Spawn Pamplona, Spain is not the only city with a running of the bulls anymore.  The Great Bull Run started coming to Minnesota last year and brings the fun and entertainment closer to home, near the Twin Cities, in Elk River, Minn. on June 21. The Great Bull Run is ve...

Twin Cities named fittest city in the nation

Twin Cities named fittest city in the nation

Christine Corcoran
February 19, 2014
Filed under Home, News, Twin Cities Venues

It can be hard to stay active in the winter, and with cold winter it is surprising that in Minnesota the obese rate is relatively low. In fact, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual American Fitness Index. the Twin Cities is the fittest city in  U.S.  for 2013. This is the third consecutive year they h...

Marcus Theaters offer home experience

Marcus Theaters offer home experience

January 13, 2014
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Twin Cities Venues

The Marcus theater in Oakdale has revolutionized through their new seats and upgraded layout. Just a couple months ago, Marcus theater in Oakdale has added their new seats called "dream lounger" seats. They are red reclining seats that seat two people comfortably with a big cup holder and armrest. Throughout the theater there are 17 screen rooms, and the...

New boutique downtown in Stillwater

New boutique downtown in Stillwater

Ellie Anderson
January 11, 2014
Filed under Home, Local News, News, Twin Cities Venues

Britta's Boutique opened this September on Main Street in downtown Stillwater, between Stillwater Olive Oil Co. and Art' N Soul.  The clothing is targeted at teenagers and mothers. Tim and Kim Erickson used to own The Courtyard Boutique in Nisswa Minn, and decided to open a new boutique in Stillwa...

The Wedge and Wheel rolls into downtown Stillwater

The Wedge and Wheel rolls into downtown Stillwater

Hannah Crawford
December 10, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, Twin Cities Venues

Foodie Chris Kohtz has had an appreciation for quality cheese ever since he went to La Fromagerie, a cheese shop in London. This was his inspiration to start his own cheese shop in Stillwater. Kohtz has lived in Lake Elmo for 12 years and loves the culture and history of the St. Croix area.  Startin...

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