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Southern Minn Scene Columns

Our writers at Southern Minn Scene offer up advice, short stories, and several other features in varying columns. Check them out below!

Mollywood BLVD: You Can’t Break The People’s Stride

April 10, 2018

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has an appeal among a wide audience. From his days in the WWF/WWE to his film career, he has been a mainstay in pop culture for the past two decades. It was a back injury that originally kept him from the NFL, but that didn’t stop him from making his mark…Read More

Minnesota Music SCENE: Analyzing Dessa

April 9, 2018

What seems like a lifetime ago, I was longboarding the streets of my hometown with a group of people I barely knew, and I first heard of this month’s spotlight artist: Dessa, a 30-something, female, Minnesotan rapper amidst a largely male-based genre. I was taken with her rhymes, the sound of her voice, and the…Read More

Album Review: Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods

March 28, 2018

JT relies on years of professional show business experience to deliver a heartfelt glimpse into his personal life on a fun and joyously funky release. Album Grade: B Despite the title, Man of the Woods is neither rustic nor gritty. It is a fun and deeply personal album by Justin Timberlake certain to please his…Read More

Get Fit In SoMinn: Small-town fitness

March 27, 2018

“Putting the fun in fitness” – “Bringing the community together” – “Getting to know people” Tracy Langeberg, Lynnea Daleiden and Loree Valek, of Fit On Main Studio in Lonsdale, pride themselves on bringing a new way to work out in the small Southern Minnesota town. When Tracy said “45 minutes can go so fast or…Read More

The Tigger SCENE: Minnesota Music Break

March 22, 2018

If you’ve ever been flipping through radio stations on a Sunday evening in Southern Minnesota, you might have gotten an unusual surprise as KOWZ 100.9 crossed your dial. Right around 7 p.m., the station that plays “hits from the 70s to today,” takes a timeout from Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, and Prince, for “Minnesota Music…Read More

A New Age in Music

March 7, 2018

A message to everyone: utter disaster has struck Effective July 1, you’ll no longer be able to buy CDs from Best Buy. You may now all engage in a collective shrug and go back to Spotify. It wouldn’t surprise me if you missed this tiny piece of news that rolled out somewhere between the Grammys…Read More

Minnesota Music Scene: An Atmospheric Upbringing

March 7, 2018

My teen years flew nightmarishly by in a flurry of “Who am I?” I was constantly trying on a different outward portrayal of that, and subsequently, my taste in music followed suit. I wanted to stand out, but in a ‘fit in’ sort of way. A huge contradiction, much like those starburst commercials from a…Read More

Woldum TV: March Is For Messy

March 7, 2018

I’ll admit, I’ve been doing a lot of binge-watching this winter. I watched seven entire shows in the month of January alone, and that doesn’t count the dozens of movies and documentaries I watched in addition to that. I don’t claim to know what heaven is like, but heaven on earth is a day off,…Read More

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