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Sugar Rush, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Industry History February 14 & 15

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Allan Dragseth and Roger Odegaard are third generation sugarbeet farmers. Together they co-founded the Red River Sugarbeet Museum in Crookston. Allan is the current president and Roger is the vice president. They both had exhaustive collections of memorabilia related to both sugarbeet farming and sugarbeet industry in the Red River Valley, much of which they have donated to the museum. They have acquired many antique and vintage pieces of equipment for the Sugarbeet Museum, and much of it has been restored. In addition, Allan has collected old movies  featuring sugarbeet harvests from the last fifty years and has converted most of them to narrated DVDs for public viewing.

Learn more about our region’s sugarbeet industry history through stories, pictures and video clips with Allan and Roger!

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14:
10:30 a.m. – Crookston Library
1:30 p.m. – Twin Valley LINK Site
7 p.m. – Lake Park LINK Site

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
10:30 a.m. – Breckenridge Library
1:00 p.m. – Moorhead Library
6:00 p.m. – Halstad Living Center

These events are free and open to all.

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Skålmusik, Traditional Scandinavian Music February 10 & 11

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Friday, February 10
10:00 a.m. – Climax Community Center
2:00 p.m. – Fertile Library
6:30 p.m. – Shelly LINK Site

Saturday, February 11
10:30 a.m. – Mahnomen Library
1:00 p.m. – Ada Library
7:00 p.m. – Rothsay Community Center

These events are free and open to all.

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James Wedgwood, Comic Ventriloquist January 24-26

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James Wedgwood, Comic Ventriloquist

Like a one-man variety show, James makes virtually everything talk – from wooden “associates” to purses, bottles and even audience members. This and much more are all part of the fun!

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Tuesday, January 24:
10:00 a.m. – Moorhead Library
2:00 p.m. – Rothsay Community Center
7:00 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

Wednesday, January 25:
11:30 a.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
4:00 p.m. – Cormorant LINK Site
7:00 p.m. – Barnesville Library

Thursday, January 26:
10:30 a.m. – Hawley Library
4:00 p.m. – Hendrum LINK Site
7:00 p.m. – Climax Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Chris Ward, Harpist/Vocalist January 17-18

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Chris Ward, Harpist/Vocalist

Minnesota harp player and vocalist Chris Ward has appeared in numerous movies and television programs. Chris has appeared at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Eisteddfod in Wales, has performed for the Kings of Sweden and Norway and, most recently, for the Prime Minister of Iceland.

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Tuesday, January 17:
2:00 p.m. – Crookston Library
7:00 p.m. – Climax Library

Wednesday, January 18:
10:30 a.m. – Bagley Library
2:00 p.m. – McIntosh Library
7:00 p.m. – Fosston Library

These events are free and open to all.

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Greg Breining, A Hard Water World January 10-12

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Greg Breining

Breining draws on a lifetime of fishing and outdoor experience. He shares his hilarious take on venturing out on first ice, the small cities and lavish ice houses that sprout up on northern lakes, the sometimes controversial sport of ice spearing and odd-ball celebrations such as Walker’s Eelpout Festival. Breining wrote the book, A Hard Water World: Ice Fishing and Why We Do It.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10:
4:00 p.m. at the Hawley Library
7:00 p.m. at the Moorhead Library

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11:
10:30 a.m. at the Ada Library
3:00 p.m. at the Mahnomen Library
6:30 p.m. at the Fertile Library

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12:
10:30 a.m. at the Barnesville Library
3:00 p.m. at the Frazee LINK Site
5:30 p.m. at the Lake Park LINK Site

These events are free and open to all.

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Check It Out! LARL Celebrates 50 Years with Eric Bergeson!

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MN Author Eric Bergeson

Celebrate 50 years with Lake Agassiz Regional Library at an open house in your community October 3 through the 27 with Eric Bergeson!

Bergeson will tell tales of his history with the library and entertain with nostalgic, old time tunes on the piano. Refreshments will be served.

Eric Bergeson’s been loving the library for years. The Fertile, Minnesota native’s earliest memories include the librarian at the Fertile Public Library helping him find forbidden books (history) on the upper shelves; books meant for older kids.

He was once kicked out of a library (a simple miscommunication) and later found an original peace treaty drawn up by Teddy Roosevelt in a box at the University of North Dakota Library in Grand Forks.

“Even though a Google search may yield the result you’re looking for, there is much more whimsy involved with browsing the shelves of a library,” reflects Bergeson.

“Browsing is key. The Dewey Decimal system allows for a broad spectrum of consideration on a topic. You may find a random book or article that you weren’t looking for that actually teaches you something you weren’t intending.”

Bergeson utilizes the library to write on his laptop using the wireless connection, to read the newspapers and many periodicals and to employ his various research methods in preparation for writing. Bergeson has traveled, written and taught extensively. When in Arizona, Bergeson stays right next to the library. Living near a library makes Bergeson feel like he’s at home.

“The library is the community’s living room,” continues Bergeson. “No matter the stage of exploration, young or old, there’s something for everyone at the library.”

Celebrate your past and embrace your future with the help of Lake Agassiz Regional Library!

Open House Schedule:

Monday, October 3
Fertile Library – 11 a.m.
McIntosh Library – 2 p.m.

Friday, October 7
Mahnomen Library – 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Lakes Library – 4 p.m.

Monday, October 10
Regional Office (Moorhead) Tours – 5 to 7 p.m.
Moorhead Library – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11
Gonvick LINK Site – 2 p.m.
Crookston Library – 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 13
Cormorant LINK Site – 10:30 a.m.
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Ada Library – 7 p.m.

Monday, October 17
Hendrum LINK Site  -  6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18
Barnesville Library – 4 p.m.
Breckenridge Library – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19
Halstad LINK Site – 2:15 p.m.
Shelly LINK Site – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25
Twin Valley LINK Site – 2 p.m.
Frazee LINK Site – 5 p.m.
Lake Park LINK Site – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26
Bagley Library – 1 p.m.
Fosston Library  – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 27
Hawley Library – 4 p.m.
Rothsay LINK Site – 6 p.m.

Monday, November 7
Climax Library  – 7 p.m.

These events are free and open to all.

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Down on the Farm with author Eric Bergeson May 31-June 4!

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Eric Bergeson

Meet Eric Bergeson, Minnesota author of Down on the Farm!

Living in a small town provides life-long education, entertainment and great food. Where else are funerals the main social event? Where else do you have a different accent for every neighborhood or family? Where else do people in their 80s still play a vital role in community affairs? Eric discusses the ups and downs of small town life in an entertaining talk.

Eric writes a weekly column called Down on the Farm which is published in 22 newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota, is the author of five books and owns Bergeson Nursery in his hometown of Fertile, MN.

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Tuesday, May 31
10 a.m. – Halstad Living Center
2:30 p.m. – Mahnomen Library
6:30 p.m. – Ulen LINK Site/Senior Center

Wednesday, June 1
10:30 a.m. – Bagley Library
3 p.m. – Detroit Lakes Library
6:30 p.m. – Hawley Library

Thursday, June 2
10:30 a.m. – Barnesville Library
2 p.m. – Rothsay Community Center
7 p.m. – Breckenridge Library

Friday, June 3
10:30 a.m. – Ada Library
2 p.m. – Fertile Library
6:30 p.m. – Shelly LINK Site/Senior Center

Saturday, June 4
10 a.m. – Crookston Library
12:30 p.m. – Climax Library
4 p.m. – Moorhead Library

To learn more about Eric Bergeson, visit his website.

These events are free and open to all.

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Christine Rosholt Jazz Concert June 11 in Moorhead & Frazee!

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Jazz Vocalist Christine Rosholt



“With a theater background that extends to her youthful performances with the Children’s Theatre Company, local jazz singer Christine Rosholt injects a natural effervescence into the jazz standards she loves. Her phrasing has a dewy freshness that helps define classic tunes from the likes of Jobim, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Fats Waller with sparkling clarity.” – Rick Mason, City Pages

Christine and her band will present the sweet sounds from the Greatest Generation.

Christine frequently performs around the Twin Cities at the Dakota Jazz Club, Orchestra Hall, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Pantages Theatre.

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Saturday, June 11
2 p.m. Moorhead Library
7 p.m. Frazee’s White Pine Room

These events are free and open to all.

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Poetry & Jazz with Mark Vinz June 2-7!

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Listen to jazz while enjoying local poet Mark Vinz!

Award-winning poet Mark Vinz will read his poetry accompanied by renowned jazz musician David Ferreira on keyboards and Jeremy Cahill on bass.

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Thursday, June 2
3 p.m. McIntosh Community Center
7 p.m. Fosston Community Library & Arts Center Theatre

Monday, June 6
3 p.m. Hendrum LINK Site
7 p.m. Detroit Lakes Library


Tuesday, June 7

3 p.m. Barnesville Library
7 p.m. Lake Park LINK Site

Mark Vinz was born in Rugby, North Dakota, grew up in Minneapolis and the Kansas City area, attended the Universities of Kansas and New Mexico, and since 1968 has taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he also served as the first coordinator of the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and he is the author of six chapbook collections of poems as well as the full length collections Climbing the Stairs, Mixed Blessings, Late Night Calls (prose poems), Minnesota Gothic, and Affinities (the last two in collaboration with photographer Wayne Gudmundson). He edited the poetry journal Dacotah Territory during the 70s and since then has been editor for Dacotah Territory Press, which has published a number of short collections by writers in the region. He is also the co-editor of several anthologies, including Common Ground: A Gathering of Poems on Rural Life; Beyond Borders: New Writing from Manitoba, Minnesota, Saskatchewan, and the Dakotas; Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest; Imagining Home: Writing from the Midwest; The Party Train: An Anthology of North American Prose Poetry; and The Talking of Hands: Unpublished Writing by New Rivers Press Authors.

A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, he has also won the New Rivers Press Minnesota Voices competition, Milkweed Editions’ “Seeing Double” competition, six Pen Syndicated Fiction awards, and three Minnesota Book Awards. In the spring of 2005, Larry Woiwode named him an Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota.

David Ferreira is Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he taught from 1974-2004. He pursued his Bachelor of Music degree at Illinois Wesleyan, has done graduate work at Union Theological Seminary’s School of Sacred Music in New York City and received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ferreira is a performing singer, conductor, published composer-arranger and jazz pianist. He currently performs with the Fargo/Moorhead Jazz Arts Group ensembles and directs the Cathedral Choir at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.  He also leads the “Dave Ferreira Trio.”

Jeremy Cahill, bass, is currently performing in the Fargo-Moorhead area with The Deb Jenkins Band, The Blue Wailers, The FM Kicks Big Band and the Jazz Nickel. He attended college at Berklee College of Music majoring in String Bass Instrumental Performance. Cahill studied privately with Major Holley, Ron McLure, Richard Appelman, and William Curtis. In the past, Jeremy has performed with the Jazz Arts Group Big Band, FM Symphony Orchestra, and FM Community Theatre.

These events are free and open to all.

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Sights & Sounds of the Civil War & Vaudeville in Minnesota May 31-June 7!

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with Vickie Wendel from the Anoka County Historical Society

Experience the Civil War through seeing an interpreter dressed in 1860s clothing, listening to the stories of the men who fought and the women who waited, taste the staple food of marching armies and hear the war songs of the Confederate and Union armies.

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Tuesday, May 31
11 a.m.— Gonvick LINK Site
2:30 p.m.— Crookston Library


Wednesday, June 1

10 a.m.— Twin Valley Living Center
1 p.m.— Lake Park LINK Site
5 p.m.— Frazee LINK Site


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with Michael Callahan from the Nicollet County Historical Society

An historical look at the presence of vaudeville in Minnesota, including a live performance of vaudeville magic routines.

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Monday, June 6

10 a.m.— Gonvick LINK Site
2 p.m.— Fertile Library
5:30 p.m.— Hendrum LINK Site

Tuesday, June 7
12 p.m.— Barnesville Library
3 p.m.— Twin Valley Living Center
5:30 p.m.—Mahnomen Library

These events are free and open to all.

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