March 2023

From the Editor’s Desk

Last week, I was invited to attend a dinner in honor of the Ambassador of Uruguay’s trip to Montevideo. Everyone in attendance was encouraged to sit at tables with people they didn’t know, and so I ended up sitting with a family from Uruguay that now lives in St. Paul and a gentleman from Uruguay who now lives in Minnetonka.

Uruguayan Ambassador to the United States visits Montevideo for two-day trip

During a two-day visit to Montevideo, Uruguayan Ambassador to the United States Andrés Durán along with Minister Counselor Nathalie Peter, and Counselor Maria Fernanda Garcia visited a handfull of locations around Montevideo including the José Gervasio Artigas statue downtown, the Montevideo School, and Ice Castle Fish Houses. The group was also honored at a dinner held at the American Legion Post #59 Thursday evening. The visit was arranged with the assistance of the group, Minnesota Uruguay Partners of the Americas.

Montevideo Thunder Hawks hoops season recap

The Montevideo boys basketball team came into the 2022-23 season with a lot of unknowns, coach Derek Webb said Monday afternoon as he was asked to reflect on the performance of this year’s team. “After graduating nine seniors the previous year, it was difficult to know what to expect,” he said.

Garrison Keillor and Friends

I went down to the Bowery one night last week to see Aoife O’Donovan sing to a ballroom packed with young people standing for two hours and whooping and yelling — I sat up in the balcony and whooped and yelled too — and what the woman could do with her voice and guitar was astonishing, utterly fabulous, and for a man my age to be astonished is remarkable, she was competing with my memory of Uncle Jim handing me the reins to his horse-drawn hayrack and my grandma chopping the head off a chicken and seeing Buster Keaton perform at the Minnesota State Fair and also Paul Simon at Madison Square Garden and Renée Fleming in Der Rosenkavalier, but there she is, Aoife, in my pantheon of wonderment. I came home from the Bowery to learn that a dear friend, Christine Jacobson, had died — amazement and mortality in one evening, and it’s a rare privilege to be aware of both, the beauty of life and the brevity.


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Montevideo Arts & Event News

There are two brave artists who shared their art practice information on the new Facebook page for Chippewa County MN Arts, Artists, & Events. First up is Dee Davis, a painter working in oils, watercolor, and pencils.