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Bao Phi visits Minnesota State University today for the Good Thunder Reading Series.

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Arts Center of St. Peter — “10 Years of Summers: Paintings by William Bukowski” through Saturday at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Carnegie to host juried art show

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On this episode of FreepCast we sit down for an hour deep conversation and MUSIC with Nate Leboutillier, AKA Nate Boots. Nate talks about his obsession with Weezer, making music with his kids and the love he has for North Mankato. Most importantly, Nate performs three gorgeous songs. You DO …

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After damage from a fire at a neighboring business spread next door to Wiste’s Meat Market in Janesville on December 27, 2017, Megan and Ryan Landkammer — who had a young daughter with another child on the way — were unsure of what the future held.

The Minnesota Storytellers series at Minnesota State University — where some of Minnesota’s most celebrated songwriters have come to mingle with students and perform live concerts — has been a bona fide hit.

So last August, when you were standing in line at Target with a shopping cart full of wide-ruled notebooks, multi-colored folders and No. 2 pencils, you probably gave no thought to what would become of this stuff.

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(This revised version corrects information that had been listed for the 44th annual Pan African Conference Feb. 27-28 at MSU.)

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Arts Center of St. Peter — “10 Years of Summers: Paintings by William Bukowski” through Feb. 29 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

MANKATO — A yoga seminar is slated Feb. 28-29 and March 1 at Hope Interfaith Center, 114 Pohl Road.

After you live with a beagle for more than a decade, you become connected with him in deep and meaningful ways. You never go to bed angry. You share your deepest, darkest secrets. You finish each other’s sentences. It's a special, special relationship.

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Arts Center of St. Peter — “10 Years of Summers: Paintings by William Bukowski” through Feb. 29 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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There are jigsaw puzzle nights at coffee shops and libraries. Puzzle groups and puzzle games online. Hand-cut wooden puzzles that cost thousands of dollars. And puzzle designs that range from edgy, original artwork to your own, custom-ordered family photos.

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The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre enchanted the young Anastacia Wells Steinberg.

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Arts Center of St. Peter — “10 Years of Summers: Paintings by William Bukowski” through Feb. 29 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Q. I have been trying to change the foods I eat and make better choices. I’m just confused as to what I should be looking for. I saw on TV that you shouldn’t buy anything that has ingredients you can’t pronounce and that you wouldn’t find in your grandma’s kitchen. This doesn’t leave me with much.

When asked to discuss his ink sketches on the coffee shop walls, the artist — steaming cup of java in hand, of course — strolls over to a nearby pillar and reads from his artist’s statement.

Obituaries

Mary Therese Studer, 88 of Mankato, died February 26, 2020 at Ecumen Pathstone Living. Funeral, 11:00a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato with visitation one hour prior to the service.

95, of Mankato, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m., on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com