TC Bike Club keeps on spinning

The Twin Cities Bicycling Club is a meeting place for area cyclists. The club organizes a plethora of rides throughout the year, which vary in levels of intensity and distance. The number of rides scheduled diminishes during the winter months, though many members tough it out and keep attending rides, allowing only extreme weather conditions to stop them. The club will hold its eighth annual weeklong trip to Texas Hills country this January, in Marble Hills, Texas, located 50 miles from Austin. In addition to free participation in rides, benefits include discounts at local bike shops, access to the website as a forum, and an annual swap meet. Continue Reading

Mounds Park walk and talk: “A Bird’s Eye View of History”

St. Paul’s Mounds Park is already rich in both beauty and history, yet the locale flourishes in the fall with the change of colors and start of migration season. Friends of the Mississippi River invite the public to take a look from a higher vantage point during “A Bird’s Eye View of History,” a walk and talk around the park on October 10. 
Two tours are offered, one held in the morning from 10am-12pm, and another in the afternoon from 1-3pm. The walks are led by National Park Service historian John Anfinson and towboat pilot Hokan Miller. Anfinson will discuss historical and geographical elements of the park, including the bluffs, mounds, river valley, the people and city. Continue Reading

Owl City: The new hotness from Owatonna

Owl City is the solo project of Owatonna native Adam Young, who started making synth pop as a result of his insomnia. His music, which sounds like a light-hearted version of the Postal Service, gained early popularity on MySpace. Universal signed Owl City earlier this year, and released the musician’s third record, Ocean Eyes, in July. Young is touring this fall, and he’s performing at the Cabooze Saturday night with Kate Havnevik and Unicorn Kid.

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Crop Art

The Crop Art exhibit is a hidden gem at the Minnesota State Fair, located on the rear wall in a room of seeds and scarecrows in the Agriculture-Horticulture Building. Crop artists of varying levels of expertise enter the annual exhibition. Crop art was introduced at the fair back in 1965. Participants are classified as amateur or advanced. To become advanced, an amateur must win eight blue ribbons. Continue Reading