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Life on the fringe…

This town is so cool. Everybody has Fridays, right? Yeah, big deal. Winona takes that whole Friday thing to a new level with its Fringe Fridays, occasional cut-loose-and-get-around-town days that spring up to fill art galleries and coffee houses and

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People are talking…

So I was up in the Twin Cities last weekend with a cadre of newspaper people, and I was reminded all over again how special this place we live in is. Inevitably when I go to gatherings around the state

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A whole lot of Shakespeare going on~

Oh.My.Gosh. Shakespeare fever.  Winona has it, and there is no cure except for a seat in the Performing Arts Center sometime in the next seven weeks or so. The cast from the Great River Shakespeare Festival has been out and

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Rock on, Tourism

Sixty five million dollars. That, friends, is a big chunk of change. It’s also how much tourists spent in Winona County in one year, and to those people I just want to say, on behalf of the 2,100 people you

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Yo-Yo Ma is going to love Winona too…

You know I’ve been dying to write about this… Yo-Yo Ma, as in the undisputed best cellist in the world, is about to add Winona, Minnesota to his travel map. It’s pretty incredible. The Minnesota Beethoven Festival took root here

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Eat your heart out, New York City

So I just came back from a trip to New York City and all I can say is wow, Winona, you’ve got it going on. I know what you’re thinking – New York is so historic, so iconic, so… New

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Hellooooooo Shakespeare!

Now listen, those of you who are about to stop reading because you think this is going to be a blog about Shakespeare and you’re not into that, well, hear me out. Those of you who like Shakespeare, I have

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