Excellent Educator: St. Thomas Academy's John BinaThe saying is when one door closes another one opens. A teacher in Mendota Heights knows that first-hand.
Daisy Dillman Band Reunites After Long AbsenceA Minnesota country rock band is getting back together after a three-decade absence. The Daisy Dillman Band plans to release its first album in 34 years. The band was popular in the 1970s and '80s and recorded for major labels United Artists and RCA. But except for some one-off concerts in the early 2000s, the group has been on hiatus.
Excellent Educator: Osseo School District's Kevin RassierThis morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students' lives. Kevin Rassier is a band teacher for Osseo area schools, and like all of our excellent educators he does something a little extra for his kids.
Football Players, Marching Band Members Practice Thru 90-Degree HeatThe hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fergus Falls Band, Sen. Klobuchar Part Of InaugurationThe temperature in Washington, D.C. for the president's inauguration was a far more pleasant 41 degrees at the time of Obama's swearing in.
Band On The Run: Teacher To Run Marathon To Raise Instrument MoneyDue to budget cuts, the Roosevelt High School band in Minneapolis barely existed two years ago. Now, six teachers are hoping to raise funds by running the ultimate race.
Minnesota Music Minute: U Of M Band Getting National AttentionIn this week’s Minnesota Music Minute, we are introducing you to a band that started at the University of Minnesota. They're called Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.
Say Hello To Farewell MilwaukeeThis Saturday night, The Honeydogs are playing a show at First Avenue, but many of the fans will be there to hear the opening act, Farewell Milwaukee.
Minnesota Music Minute: Meet PolicaMinnesota's music scene is hot with new bands. And one of those, Polica, is grabbing national attention.
Your Dad Rocks! Camp For Living Out Musical DreamsLife gets busy when you grow up and some of the hobbies you had in your youth slip by the wayside. But now there's a group that is encouraging you to take your passion off of the shelf and become the rock star you always wanted to be.
The Moody Blues Help Ask For Instrument DonationsThe Moody Blues are playing a show at the Orpheum on June 9, and with the help of the Minneapolis Fire Department, they'll be contributing more to the city than a concert.
Fmr. Band Teacher Sentenced For Lewd NotesA former band teacher in Buffalo has been sentenced to three months in jail for giving disturbing notes to two seventh grade girls in December 2009, according to the Wright County Attorney's Office.

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