Courtney Bitzan, Intern
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend Carlos Creek Winery’s annual Grape Stomp September 12-14. This year’s festival features 12 bands playing on four stages, 150 juried art, marketplace and food vendors, the Man Cave serving Minnesota made beer and the Vikings game, the Great American Logging Show, more than 300 teams stomping on more than five tons of grapes, “trash the dress” grape stomps, and a “Grapes of Laugh” I Love Lucy reenactment by comedy duo Tina and Lena. Lake Superior Helicopters will be at the festival all three days. The festival runs Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Sat
Everyone wants to be respected. It doesn’t matter what age you are; respect is something everyone hopes to earn from other people. The key word is “earn.” From a young age, kids are told to respect their parents, teachers, or any adult. But they are also taught that respect isn’t something you can just expect to get from others – you have to earn it, by how you act and how you treat others. Yet many adults don’t follow this theory themselves. They simply think that because they are adults, they deserve respect from the younger generation.
For all aspiring or established writers, consider attending the 25th annual Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference. The day-long gathering will be held on Saturday, October 11 at Sauk Centre High School. Cost is $60 per person, including lunch, breaks and a reception following at the Palmer House Hotel. College students and senior citizens may register for $55; high school students may attend for free but must register and pay $15 for lunch and breaks. Participants will have the chance to hear three different presentations, a keynote talk and a panel discussion during the day. This year’s keyn
Norm Salto of Alexandria got his chauffeur’s license when he was 18 years old. Come this November, he’ll have had his license for 58 years. For 40 of those years, Salto has been driving the same truck. In 1973, Salto ordered a top-of-the-line Kenworth truck from Rihm Kenworth in St. Paul. On January 10, 1974, his dream truck was delivered.
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Things were a little bit different this year at the Douglas County Fair 4-H food stand. When ordering meals containing beef, customers were served beef locally raised and butchered, courtesy of the Douglas Corn and Soybean Growers Association and its check offs. The growers association supported the 4-H food stand during its Locally Grown Day with the beef and promoted the value of livestock to soybean and corn farmers. Posters around the food stand displayed soybean, corn and livestock facts. Livestock consumes 98 percent of the soybean meal pr
Arlene Bosek of Alexandria is the a recipient of the 2014 Douglas County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award. She was recognized at the Douglas County Fair and is now entered into...
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, vice chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, recently released a new report highlighting the economic importance of keeping America’s rural communities healthy. While many...
16-year-old is spray-painting her way into art world