Polar explorer to speak in Granite Falls this Sunday
"Will Steger has always been someone who can make impossible things happen."
"He is our best-known polar explorer, and among our best-known explorers," says Rebecca Martin, director of National Geographic's Expeditions Council. "He's a walking legend."
Gov. Mark Dayton, a close friend of Steger's since before either man was famous, puts it even more bluntly: "He's the LeBron James of world exploration." 
Read more about Will Steger in this featured article by Olivia LaVecchia, City Pages, "Will Steger's castle in the clouds."
Will Steger and J. Drake Hamilton
Polar Explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton
Clean Energy, Climate, and Health Public Forum
Sunday, September 15th, at 7 PM in Granite Falls

A free public forum with polar explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton.

Minnesota is on a clean energy path that is bringing benefits to human health and our air, water, and natural resources.



Will Steger . J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy

Duane Ninneman, CURE . Rev. Steve Carmany, Granite Falls Lutheran


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Saturday, September 21, 5 PM to 10 PM 
Watson Town Hall in Watson, MN 
5 PM Social Hour 

6 PM Potluck Supper
7 PM Music, Readings, Inspirational Stories, and Sing-a long and maybe a little dancing.

Bring a dish to pass and bring your own beverage. You may want your own lawn chair. This event is free and open to the public.

co-sponsored by 
The Meander Art Crawl is right around the corner
Weekend of October 4th through the 6th through the Upper Minnesota River Valley
The award winning Meander is a free self-guided tour of artist studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. This event has more than 33 individual studios in and near the Western Minnesota Communities of Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls. For more information about the artists or to view and download a map and brochure, click here.
Meander Opening Night on Friday, October 4th, Downtown Granite Falls, MN
  • 4 PM poetry reading by students from the Montevideo Schools under the direction of author and poet Florence Dacey of Cottonwood, Minnesota. 
  • Florence Dacey will read poetry and tell tales of her recent visit to Ireland. Sponsored by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).
  • Granite Area Arts Council will host an exhibit in the K.K. Berge Gallery that features a variety of Meander Artists. Visitors to the Gallery will see a representative sample of work from 20 of the 45 artists who are involved in the Meander Arts Crawl. Reception is sponsored by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).
  • Put on your poodle skirts! PlaceBase Productions will create an original, interactive "walking theater" production in downtown Granite Falls, highlighting the history of Main Street and the community's revered 'Saturday Nights' of the 1940s and 50s. 
  • A twenty-one piece big band, as well as a few other surprises! 
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Events & Adventures Program
CURE's Events & Adventure's Program

Experience the Upper Minnesota River Watershed with guides from our CURE members and board members by paddling, biking, fishing, birding, hiking or all of the above! Click on the link below to learn more about our last summer trip including details on special costs for our CURE members. - Advanced registration required for selected adventures. More events and adventures to be added to our fall schedule!


on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 7 PM,
Granite Falls, MN

on Saturday, Sept. 21st
5 PM to 10 PM, Watson, MN

Mussel Shell Field Day with 
Bernard Sietman
on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Meander Opening Night
Co-sponsorship with the Granite Area Arts Council featuring 
Florence Dacey
& Children's River Poetry
on Friday, October 4th
Granite Falls, MN

More to come!
More to come!


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