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How a Minnesota Navy Veteran Became TikTok’s Newest Star

79-year-old Minnesota Navy veteran Kenny Jary from Mahtomedi knew nothing about TikTok up until a few weeks ago. Now he is TikTok's newest star thanks to his neighbor Amanda and the untimely breakdown of his mobility scooter. Kenny's neighbor Amanda runs a TikTok account called @DidYouKnowThatASL. She tells KARE 11...
MAHTOMEDI, MN
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KSTP’s Steve Patterson leaving ‘Twin Cities Live’ later this fall

The forecast is in: There’s a 100 percent chance of Steve Patterson leaving KSTP’s “Twin Cities Live” later this fall. “Seasons are changing, my friend,” said his co-host, Elizabeth Ries, during last week’s emotional announcement. “Seasons are changing,” he confirmed. However, Patterson said he will continue with Hubbard Broadcasting for...
CHASKA, MN
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Minnesota fans happy to comply with Harry Styles in sold-out charm fest

Maybe it was his polite British manner, or the ever-flirtatious tone of his voice. But never has a recorded thank-you note about masking up and showing vaccine cards received louder cheers than the one Harry Styles played for fans before his concert Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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Art Hounds 'hunt' for artists in Rochester

Musician John Sievers is looking forward to discovering something new at Rochester’s Hiding Artists Tour Saturday and Sunday in southeastern Minnesota. It’s an event created by artists, for artists and art-lovers, to explore the work of local artists in the spaces where they create. The 17 artists in the mapped...
ROCHESTER, MN
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It’s a night of improv comedy — and a meat raffle — with proceeds benefiting burn victims

Danger Boat Comedy is hosting what they’re calling the first ever in the Twin Cities — and possibly the world –Improv Comedy Meat Raffle. The event features prime meat selections ranging in value from $25 to $50 with multiple chances to win. Danger Boat will perform live, short-form improv comedy in the tradition of “Whose Line Is It Anyway.” Shows are entirely unscripted and are based on audience suggestions and participation.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Minnesota Daily

Yam Haus gets weird on a Wednesday

From the moment the band took the stage, clad in matching black and white checkered suits, it was obvious the crowd at the Fillmore wasn’t jam-packed with long-time Yam Haus fans. As the crowd filed in slowly but steadily, most people remained rather mellow as they chattered. Rather, they were all there for headlining act Blue October. But that initial lack of enthusiasm didn’t prevent lead vocalist Lars Pruitt from diving headfirst into a warm hometown welcome and an attempt to amp up the quiet crowd.
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Artistic endeavors flourish at Lakeville Art Festival

The Lakeville Art Festival has record attendance during the weekend when warm temperatures and sunny weather breezed through the Lakeville Area Arts Center grounds. Best in show was Justin Hossle in woodworking. The Young at Art and community art project areas were busy during the weekend, as music, food and artist workshops were on tap.
LAKEVILLE, MN
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Sculpture unveiled at Lakeville Area Arts Center

The Friends of Lakeville Area Art Center and the LAAC Advisory Board held a ribbon cutting and dedication of the sculpture, “FOSSIL,” by James Lundberg and Rebekah Glassman on Saturday during the Lakeville Art Festival. It is the first commissioned sculpture in the LAAC Art Walk. The installation was the result of five years of planning and effort by a large number of staff, community and board members. The sculpture was dedicated in memory of Elvera Mollie Kohlnhofer, a longtime Lakeville resident and an emerging artist at the 2020 Lakeville Art Festival at age 87. The art is a free-standing sculpture weighing 1,200 pounds and made of 30 individual aluminum pieces on a concrete base. Using the implied impression of fossilized nautilus shells, this work is multi-dimensional and when viewed from different angles or at different times of day, can have a dramatically different appearance. At a certain aspect, it can appear to nearly vanish and at others can glow brightly as light reflects from its metallic surface through its transparent purple coating.
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Fillmore Minneapolis Was Avatar Country Wednesday Night

Twin Cities rock fans are in nirvana this week with visits by Guns N Roses and Judas Priest. You can add Avatar to that list, as they just strait up slayed the Fillmore Minneapolis Wednesday night. The Swedish rockers are out supporting their latest release Hunter Gatherer. First up was...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

‘I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled’: Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota veteran who’s become a social media sensation is using his newfound fame to help other veterans. Kenny Jary, a Navy veteran from Willernie in Washington County, has amassed more than 650,000 followers on TikTok, who know him as “Patriotic Kenny.” “I’m happy and I’m happy with everybody,” Jary said. “I try to be that way and I love to be more than happy with other people that I can talk to and maybe make their day.” Amanda Kline, Jary’s neighbor, helped create the account. The videos don’t have fancy edits or effects; as Jary likes to say, it’s...
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TikTok User Appearing In Court For Allegedly Impersonating Federal Agent

(Minneapolis, MN) — A Minnesota man is appearing in court today at 11 a.m. for a detention hearing as he’s accused of falsely claiming to be a federal agent. In a federal complaint, authorities say 52-year-old Reyel Simmons repeatedly pretended to be a federal agent online, especially on TikTok. Witnesses say he carries a handgun, a badge and other law enforcement credentials. Simmons has a criminal history of impersonating an officer. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the FBI.
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