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Hear story vignettes from local writers

The cast and crew of Tales From The Nifty Thrifty Shop include (back, left to right) Hilary Ninman, Bruce Wegner, Pat Finnestad, Nancy Klepetka, Kathy Ray, Rachel Barduson, Dedra Zwieg, Irene Pratt, Nancy Berns, Sharon Thalmann, Claudia Bursch, (middle) Lindsey Roers, Christy Meier, Curt Ostenson, Jim Thoreen, Tim Ray, Sherry Bruckner, (front) Gary Lund, Bob Piotrowski, Jamie Sandberg and Marissa Senstad. (Contributed)

Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria is offering the following productions this week:


LAT is restructuring how it delivers entertainment. Rather than a half hour show every Friday, LAT will produce a one hour show each month on the second Saturday at 7 p.m.

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The next live performance will be Saturday, May 10. For information, call the box office at (320) 808-3841.


This Sunday’s show, Tales from the Nifty Thrifty Shop, will feature an anthology of stories written by members of The Alexandria Word Weavers writers group.

Paulette Friday, Tracy Hedlof, Rick Tvrdik, Marge Van Gorp, Robin Stoltman, Bob Sievers and Barbara Lund Thompson all contributed vignettes. They were adapted for radio by Bob Sievers and Ann Hermes. The show was directed by Claudia Bursch.

The show airs on Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. on KXRA 1490 AM. Past shows are available on the LAT website at