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Weekend activities



Becker Market, 3 to 6:30 p.m. today, Becker Ave between Fourth and Fifth streets downtown.


Ice cream social, 5 to 7 p.m. today, United Methodist Church; freewill offering.

New London

Little Crow Water Ski Team, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Neer Park; adults $5, students $ 2, 6 and under admitted free.

New London

Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Holm Park on the Mill Pond.


Walk the Micah Road Experience, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Robbins Island; presented by GEMS Girls' Clubs.


1950's drive-in, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, parking lot, Calvary Lutheran Church

Community celebrations

Today-Friday, Willmar

DAIRY DAYS: Build-a-burger today and Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cash Wise Foods


Redwood Falls

MINNESOTA INVENTORS CONGRESS: New inventions displayed, demonstrated, judged; student inventors event; Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame all at Redwood Falls Community Center

Friday-Sunday, Boyd

GOODTIME DAYS: Street celebration, ball tournaments, bingo, food; kiddie parade; parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday

Saturday, Kandiyohi

KANDI IS DANDY DAY: pancake breakfast, kids' games, grand parade at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, tractor pull, Clint Hooper and "Papa" John Kolstad performing from 5 to 7:30 p.m., business owners' supper, street dance.

Saturday-June 19, Paynesville

TOWN AND COUNTRY DAYS: Triathlon, queen pageant, carnival rides, kiddie parade, pet show, Peeper's picnic, car show, grand parade 7 p.m. Wednesday

Sunday, Benson

PIONEERLAND BAND FESTIVAL: 22nd annual Flag Day parade at 6:30 p.m. with 15 high school marching bands competing for cash; VFW and Legion color guards; community floats

Lower Sioux Agency

The Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site is nine miles east of Redwood Falls on Redwood County 2. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and holidays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for ages 6-12. For more information call 507-697-6321 or check the Minnesota Historical Society Web site at

Footprints of History: Join a guided tour which will offer insights into traditional Dakota culture; how the lives of the Dakota changed because of government policies and treaties; the role and purpose of the Lower Sioux Agency; how the Agency would have looked 150 years ago; and the events that led up to the U.S.-Dakota War; tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Dakota Indian games children's program: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; play double ball, bone and pin and moccasin games.

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