“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” —Adrienne Cook. Even if you aren’t Irish, it’s hard to argue with Adrienne Cook’s sentiment. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the staff at the library, and may spring be right around the corner! “St. Patrick’s Day Murder,” by Leslie Meier.
Hollywood Undead will perform this Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. inside Fargo’s Venue at the Hub, located at 2525 9th Ave. South. This general admission show is open to all ages. Tickets are $24 in advance or $26 day of show. and may be purchased online at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.), Sickies Garage, by calling (866) 300-8300, or at www.Tickets300.com . Hollwood Undead includes Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Funny Man, and Danny.
The Marshmallow Foundation, a nonprofit animal rescue and shelter, will host its second annual Hairball from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes. The Hairball, which has been dubbed “The anti-dress up event,” is a casual event with an in-expensive ticket price of $25 per ticket, which can be purchased in advance at Lucky Dog or at the door that evening. There will be live bands performing, including Detroit Lakes’ own Tim Eggebraaten. A silent and live auction will also be held.
Chinese pipa player Gao Hong performs Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Dille Center for the Arts on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. A pre-performance lecture and demonstration take place at 4:30 p.m. in the same location. A reception will follow the evening performance. Hong is considered a master of the pipa, a pear-shaped string instrument much like a lute. She has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
Oh, the spin. Within minutes after the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released the state’s February budget forecast Thursday, the e-mails and accusations were flying. The forecast showed the state’s projected deficit for 2014-2015 isn’t quite as bad as initially projected. Instead of $1.1 billion, it dropped to $627 million. It also showed a surplus this year of $295 million.
The last day in Arizona featured the best and worst of customer service and business management. First, a hotel from the nether regions. I won’t name the establishment because I met the sleaze bag owner and I know he would sue me, even if what I write here is true. What was a comfortable, if dated, hotel when I stayed three years ago has turned into a sleazy den of iniquity. The desk clerk lied from the beginning, saying that if the Internet didn’t work, it was my computer’s fault.
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I must not be the only one feeling impatient for spring weather to arrive and the soon to follow open water season. This last week I have been asked several times when I think the ice will be off the lakes. That can be tricky to predict right now because the answer is so weather dependent.
I was lucky enough to be drawn for an either-sex elk tag in the 2012 Minnesota elk hunt’s first season Sept. 15 through Sept. 23 in the Kittson County Central zone. In anticipation of the hunt I started early by contacting local land owners to gain access to their property.
Melting winter snowfall won’t do much to alleviate the extremely dry soil conditions across Minnesota, even if some areas experience spring flooding, said Greg Spoden, the state climatologist. Roughly 70 percent of Minnesota is in extreme drought or severe drought. “All of the snow that has fallen over the winter by and large remains on top of the landscape, a landscape that is largely frozen,” he said.