CAREER ? Mid-Minnesota FCU adds, promotes staff Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently announced new hires, and staff promotions. Veronica Jensen was hired as a consumer lending sales consultant and is based out MMFCU's Baxter office.
? Bandstand series at Gregory Park to begin Park United Methodist Choir will kick-off the Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the bandstand at Gregory Park in Brainerd.
? Live music For week of May 23-29; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BRAINERD Blue Ox 608 Laurel St. Captain May I, Friday-Saturday Coco Moon 601 Laurel St. Songster Pete Norman, 5-7 p.m.
...County Music Festival, June 7-8; www.winstockfestival.com? Performing artsBRAINERDMusic General show"Dancing With the Stars," 6:30 p.m. June 7 and 1 p.m. June 8; 3:30 p.m. June 8 (solo showcase) and 5:30 p.m. June...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won't be dancing with the stars. The former GOP presidential candidate from Minnesota issued a statement Wednesday denying that she's been tapped for the upcoming season of the ABC-TV show "Dancing with the Stars." In the interest of full disclosure, she says, she did win a polka competition in 10th grade at Anoka High School and has a lifelong love of ballroom dancing. But she says the show rumors are false and she's focused on her congressional duties
Country-western singer John Michael Montgomery sang it best; "Life's a dance." But if it were a song on a soundtrack meant for sisters Libby and Sylvia Borash, the words might be reversed to "dance is life.
Dancing with the Stars and Band Stand's got nothin' on um!
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The buzz quieted more than a decade ago. But John Sheridan, president, chief executive and director of Ballard Power Systems, remembers it fondly ... and ironically.
Dance has cut a path to the mainstream in recent years and Ashle Dawson has found herself swept up in the wave. The New Jersey native - who was in Brainerd this week as a guest teacher at Music General - was among the final four in the first season of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2005.
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