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Aitkin’s 4th Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest Returns Featuring 60+ Beer Selections

Having arguably become one of Minnesota’s most popular events, the Harvest Moon Brew Fest, now in its fourth year, returns to Downtown Aitkin, Saturday, September 9, with 60+ beer brands. Rain-or-shine, this year’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest, hosted by Glacial Lakes Brewers, will take place in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building (301

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ABC 5 Meteorologist Dave Dahl Announced as Guest Celebrity at Rotary Trap Shoot

Celebrating 40 years as KSTP-TV ABC 5’s meteorologist, Dave Dahl will be joining the Rotary Club of North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale as its celebrity host for its 17th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which is scheduled to be held at the Wild Wings of Oneka in Hugo, Minnesota, on September 8 at 11 a.m. “We are

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Move to Minnesota! 36 Reasons to Choose the North Star State

For those who love to spend time outdoors but are new to the idea of living in or visiting Minnesota, its geographic location may be worrisome. With Canada as its neighbor to the north, it might seem that the state would be too cold for any real outdoor recreation. Surprisingly, however, Minnesota has four very

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Restore Judy Garland’s 1925 Debut Opera House

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Aitkin, MN, and help us restore the building where Judy Garland (aka Baby Gumm) performed in 1925 -- the Aitkin Opera House! We are bringing the Opera House BACK TO LIFE to relive “Over the Rainbow” and other Judy Garland classics. 50% of the renovation is done…another

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Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants to go on its 2016

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Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest to be Featured on Four Major Minnesota TV Networks, Sept. 10-11

Sylvia Allen, owner of the historic Aitkin Butler Building and co-founder of Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest (with the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers), will be making the rounds on a number of Minnesota TV news programs this coming week, to share with viewers what they can expect to see at the 2nd Annual Harvest Moon

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Sylvia’s Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas joy to the children at

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Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving an orphanage, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for different imaging studies. During my

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Leading Sponsorship Guru Sylvia Allen Returns to Participate in Association of Irish Festival Events Annual Workshop

Ballinasloe, Ireland. – Internationally regarded as the “Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales,” U.S-based business leader, philanthropist and author Sylvia Allen has been invited to return to Ireland at the end of this month to participate once again in the Association of Irish Festival Events’ annual workshop. Allen will kick off the training workshop in Ballinasloe

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Northland Foundation Reports on The Butler Building

It was an atypical lending project for the Foundation, but Northland’s Director of Business Finance, John Elden, became convinced by Allen’s vision and business savvy. His confidence in Allen seems well-placed as she directs painstaking restoration and updates. The second floor, once the grand Aitkin Opera House, is once again an elegant event site. The

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