Arts & Culture

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

Seconds after meeting him, one has a feeling Steve Patterson is right at home anywhere.

Sisters Eileen O’Kane and Coleen Malloy have been dancing their entire lives. Born to Irish immigrant parents,  they are the two youngest of seven children. O’Kane and Malloy remember dancing as a way of life. “All seven of us girls and boys danced,” O’Kane says.

Lowell Campbell remembers driving around the “middle of nowhere” as a boy with his parents, looking for a bucolic spot for a cabin. After they bought some land in the 1950s, Campbell helped his parents build their northern Minnesota getaway. He’s been tinkering with it ever since.

Starting seeds indoors is fun and economical. Gardeners need seeds, cell trays, starting medium (some cells come filled), plant heating pads, a spray bottle and a grow light.  Start seeds in small, individual containers with a single seedling per container.

Luke Igel, an 18-year-old student at Providence Academy and the founder of the Advice for Your Device initiative, has always been the tech guy at his home. “My grandpa always comes over when there’s an issue with his iPad,” he says.

Swedish immigrants have had a significant impact on Minnesota. Culturally and economically, the importance of Swedish immigration is almost impossible to overstate. In 1867, the state of Minnesota established an official State Board of Immigration.

The international Special Olympics was founded 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. A state-based version, Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN), was organized in 1973.

While a student at Minnesota State University, fascinated with the fundamental logic behind humor, Stevie Ray designed his own degree to study comedy.  As co-founder and executive director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, he shares theories a

Instead of lining up as a linebacker on Sundays in the National Football League (NFL), the 25-year-old Westerhaus is an investment banking analyst and founder of a nonprofit foundation.

In her graphic novel memoir, writer, podcaster and body image advocate, Lacy J. Davis, tells the history of her eating disorder from the first nagging thought that she might be “too big” to admitting she had a problem, to her gradual recovery.

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