Daniel Mclean’s middle school didn’t offer Japanese classes. That didn’t stop him from studying it. “I’ve been studying it on my own since sixth grade — I’ve just always kind of been interested in it,” said the Eastview High School junior. “People thought I was weird because in cla...Read More
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The idea behind “Music During Wartime” is that troubled times can produce great art. The concert, which will be presented by the Artaria String Quartet on March 15 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, features compositions written during or just after World War II. “Music During Wartime” is pa...Read More
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Paideia Academy in Apple Valley welcomed children’s author Susan Egner and her chameleon Woodfin on Feb. 27 as part of the K-8 public charter school’s “Reading Rocks” literacy initiative. Egner and Woodfin, a character from her books, performed a skit for the first- and second-grade classes ...Read More
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The Dakota Valley Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra will present “The Feeling in Baroque Music II” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Burnsville Ames Center’s Black Box Theatre. The concert will feature St. Paul Chamber Orchestra harpsichordist Layton “Skip” James performing Bach’s Ha...Read More
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The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will perform at Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church in Apple Valley during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, March 15. The church is located at 14401 Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley. All are welcome. The choir is currently made up of 18 of the poorest orphaned and at-...Read More
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$130,000 project planned for urban park A second sculpture project, inspired by the spirit of community service, is planned for the showcase urban park in Burnsville’s Heart of the City. Fundraising is underway for “Ascent Fountain,” a two-piece installation planned for the west end of the str...Read More
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Invasive trees removed from northwest corner to restore oak savanna Steve Thomforde pictures a blanket and a picnic basket in an oak woods once so choked with invasive trees and shrubs you could barely wander in. The setting is Burnsville’s Terrace Oaks Park West, where last week crews finished ha...Read More
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