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August 2021

Stearns History Museum Presents: Rising to the Crisis: A County Responds to a World in Turmoil

Aug 12, 2021 - Feb 24, 2022

The Stearns History Museum presents a new exhibit, entitled "Rising to the Crisis: A County Responds to a World in Turmoil." What does it mean to strive for the greater good? Rising to the Crisis examines Stearns County’s response to War World II. More than 4,000 Stearns County residents joined the military, and people on the home front volunteered for the Red Cross, collected scrap metal, and planted Victory Gardens. Also, view their video on V-Mail and discover the heart-wrenching…

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Stearns History Museum Presents 33rd & Cooper, From Pan to Electrolux: 50 Acres of Opportunity

Aug 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am - Jan 31, 2022 @ 11:59 pm

The Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud is presenting a new exhibit entitled "33rd & Cooper, From Pan to Electrolux: 50 Acres of Opportunity." Many Stearns County residents earned a paycheck at the companies that called the corner of what used to be 33rd & Cooper home. Explore the 100-plus-year history of the property once bustling with workers from the Pan Motor Company, Char-Gale, Electrolux and other manufacturing plants. See the last freezer off the Electrolux line. Learn about the…

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January 2022

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

January 5 - March 3

The Stearns History Museum is presenting a new exhibit, Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations. The traveling exhibition offers an opportunity to learn more about the Native nations in Minnesota and the history of treaty-making with the United States. It relays Minnesota’s Native history in the voices of Dakota and Ojibwe people in this place once called “Mnisota.” It includes 20 freestanding panels and a 14-minute video, “A Day in the Life of Minnesota Tribal Nations.”…

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Whit Gallery Presents Kyle Fokken’s Sculpture Art

January 6 - January 20

The Whitney Gallery in downtown St. Cloud is featuring the art of Kyle Fokken. He is a mixed media sculptor who combines diverse imagery into hybrid sculptures that explore cultural contexts between people. Fokken uses vintage toy and ‘folk art’ aesthetics to explore the passing down of cultural values between generations. There is an artist's reception on Thursday, January 20th from 6 to 8 p.m., the art will be on display through January 22nd.   Radio: We have a link…

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GREAT Theatre Auditions: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

January 18 - January 20

GREAT Theatre in St. Cloud has announced auditions for the musical  "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus." There are roles for kids ages 8 through high school. Here's the musical's synopsis: To bus or not to bus? That is the question. The answer to that question can be found in their production of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical! It's an energetic, hot-dog filled production about a determined Pigeon- who never gets to do ANYTHING! But when…

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14th Annual Sons of Norway Barnelopet For Kids

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

The 14th Annual Sons of Norway Barneløpet will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Riverside Park in St. Cloud. This is a free fun children’s cross country ski event for ages 3 to 13. On-site registration will be available starting at 11:30 a.m., but pre-registration is preferred. The Youth “races” start at 1  p.m. with prizes to all participants! Minnesota Youth Ski League cross country ski equipment will be made available for children and provided by the Central…

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Chanticleer at St. Mary’s Cathedral

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The youth Chorale of Central MN and Paramount Center for the Arts are presenting Chanticleer at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, Chanticleer will be singing an expansive range of repertoire in the beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown St. Cloud. After the only interruption in concert touring in its 44-year history with the pandemic, this “orchestra of voices” will bring a program of music ranging from renaissance motets to popular tunes for…

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Great River Arts Present Author Michael Lyons

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Great River Arts in Little Falls is presenting author Michael Lyons. Interested in learning more about Ojibwe culture? Join them for a presentation by Michael Lyons, author of Ojiberish: An Introduction to Ojibwemowin, a children's book on learning the Ojibwe language. He also hosts the podcast Boozhoo Nanaboozhoo, which uses music and puppetry to teach about Ojibwe language, culture and history. Lyons focuses on Native American History (specifically the Indian Boarding School era), historical and inter-generational trauma: “How to survive…

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GREAT Theatre Presents “Matilda”

January 28 - February 6

St. Cloud's GREAT Theatre is presenting the musical "Matilda" at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Through dazzling performances and pumped-up musical arrangements, the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes to life on stage in this story of an extraordinary girl. Armed with a sharp mind and vivid imagination, Matilda dares to take a stand against the nasty, name-calling, bullying adults in her life and change her story. Youth and grown-ups will be captivated by this hit musical that celebrates…

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Diversity Job & Internship Fair at SCSU

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St. Cloud State University's Career Center, American Indian Center, Student Accessibility Services, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Student Services and Veterans Resource Center are hosting a Diversity Job and Internship Fair. You will meet employers who hire SCSU graduates! Many of Minnesota's largest business, technical, healthcare, government, non-profit and education employers will be in attendance. This will be the only time that a few of the participating employers will be coming to campus this year! The Job Fair is FREE and…

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