Arts & Entertainment

  From the Watertown Archives: Tom Schmidt What do The Basement Band, Traveling Band, Butch Automatic, The Four Speeds, and Roe Samuel all have in common? Besides the fact that all these bands have Watertown roots, there are a variety of other things that tie them together. Roe Samuel, which started in the 1960s has [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Organizers are gearing up for the 13th annual Glad Days celebration in Cologne, set for July 24-26. After finding success last year with the addition of events on Thursday, Cologne Lions President Betsy Pysick said those events will continue. Thursday events kick off with a 7 p.m. Garden Party at [...]

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It’s amazing what can be accomplished in about a week. A good example is the 2014 A Taste of Minnesota festival, which was going to be held at Harriet Island in St. Paul but was forced elsewhere due to flooding. Organizers decided to hold the festival at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Wednesday, [...]

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by Brady Lass Waconia Patriot   For many, Waconia is a gorgeous place that deserves attention for its small town charm and striking visuals. It looks like Waconia residents will see that artistic side thanks to an upcoming project by St. Paul photographer Paul Presnail, who plans to capture Waconia’s beauty through photography in the [...]

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By Brady Lass Waconia Patriot   A few months ago, Minnesota newspapers and media wanted to find out more about Waconia’s very own Marc Huebner, who was to compete on the Food Network show, “America’s Best Cook,” in which he would compete against 15 other chefs from around the United States to test his cooking [...]

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