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December 2013

Screening of We Cherish the Dakota Language: Dakota Iapi Teunhindapi Documentary

December 2, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Granite Falls Lutheran Church, 350 9th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241 United States
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On Monday, December 2 Dakota Wicohan will co-host a screening of We Cherish the Dakota Language with Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC), Granite Falls Lutheran Church, and Yellow Medicine East at 5pm. A light meal will be served. Afterwards, we will host a short discussion on the project where the audience can feel free to share their thoughts and questions. The event is free and open to the general public. To preserve the words and…

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Pizza, Poetry, Puppets and River Journals: “We Celebrate the River”

December 10, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hollywood on Main, 214 S. 1st Street
Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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Make Art with Artists December 10 at Hollywood on Main             Throughout spring and fall of 2013 three seasoned and highly respected artists have been working with Montevideo first, second, some third and all fourth graders in a Minnesota State Arts Board funded project “We Celebrate the River.” During the day and evening on Tuesday, December 10 at Hollywood on Main in downtown Montevideo, there will be opportunities for community members to hear original poetry performances, read and admire river…

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Viewing of the DAKOTA 38 + 2 Memorial Ride Documentary

December 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center – Upper Level, 1501 State St
Marshall, MN 56258 United States
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On, Thursday, December 19th the Offices of Diversity and Inclusion, Access Opportunity Success and Oyate Club at Southwest Minnesota State University will host a viewing of the documentary “DAKOTA 38” and dialogue with 2013 riders.  The documentary is about the annual recognition of what happened on December 26, 1862 in the Mankato area. It is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark…

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January 2014

Native plants, Raingardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality (+winter tips)

January 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice Street
Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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$5

Whether you’re interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water in 2014, the Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) sponsored workshop can help you jumpstart your spring planning. We’ll also touch on ways to make your yard river-friendlier this winter. This workshop is open to the public. A light supper will be served. Taught by Friends of the Mississippi’s River Stewardship Coordinator Adam Flett, this presentation receives rave reviews…

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February 2014

CURE Book Club Feature: Mni Sota Makoce, The Land of the Dakota

February 8, 2014

THE LAND OF THE DAKOTA BOOK CLUB IS AT CAPACITY. But don't let us stop you from reading this great book! The Land of the Dakota is the first in a series of books that will be presented in a “Book Club” fashion for CURE’s 2014 Events & Adventures Series. The Land of the Dakota is an intricate narrative of the Dakota people over the centuries in their traditional homelands, the stories behind the profound connections that hold true today.…

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Snowshoeing the Gneiss SNA with Don Robertson

February 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yellow Medicine County Historical Society Museum, 98 Minnesota 67
Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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The Gneiss Outcrops Scientific Natural Area (SNA), formed approximately 3.6 billion years ago, are among the oldest known rock on the earth’s surface. This SNA’s significance steadily increases as other outcrops along the Minnesota River are exploited for granite mining, housing, and recreational use. These pyramidal outcrops along the Glacial River Warren Valley rise to about 50 feet above the general level of the land, revealing parallel bands of gneisses. Granitic gneiss is light-colored, pink to red; the less common…

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March 2014

CURE Book Club Feature: A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

March 4, 2014
$10

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.”  - Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac will be the second in a series of books that will be presented in a "Book Club" fashion for CURE's 2014 Events & Adventures Series. This book has alot of potential for a variety of formats depending on interest. Participants may meet and discuss in person in Marshall, Granite…

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April 2014

ACTION Opportunity: Earth Day MN River Roadside CleanUp

April 22, 2014 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Wegdahl, MN Wegdahl, MN, MN 56265 United States + Google Map
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Celebrate Earth Day with the CURE Community! Come as you are and join others who also believe that every action counts.  Meet at 5:15 PM at Chippewa County Park in Wegdahl just off highway 212 between Granite Falls and Montevideo. We will break up into teams and tackle our designated highway area. Dress for the weather. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring some gloves if you have them (we will have safety vests and gloves on hand too). Sign up…

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May 2014

River History Weekend & CURE’s 22nd Annual Meeting

May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - May 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 1 Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit Opening & Reception 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the K.K. Berge Building, Downtown Granite Falls. Retratos de nuestra nueva comunidad Latina: Portraits of Western Minnesota’s Emerging Latino Community. The photo essay exhibit is up through the month of May. Click here to learn more about the project. University of Minnesota Morris students Jordan Wente and Natalie Hoidal have sought to document the significance of the Latino Culture, and its importance to the…

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Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit Opening & Reception

May 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice Street
Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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Free

University of Minnesota Morris students Jordan Wente and Natalie Hoidal (more about Jordan and Natalie below) have sought to document the significance of the Latino Culture, and its importance to the rural landscape through black and white photography. Estar in el Prairie Photo Essay Exhibit, Retratos de nuestra nueva comunidad Latina: Portraits of Western Minnesota’s Emerging Latino Community will be up through the month of May at the K.K. Berge Gallery in Granite Falls. The exhibit opening & reception is free…

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