The dust has settled. I just wanted to thank lots of our volunteers who made it happen. Like those who planned and prepared for the conference months in advance. Those who came early to set it all up, and those who stayed late to tear it all down and put it away. Those who kept…

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If in fact the Hastings bridge does close this weekend I have these recommendations. If you’re coming from the north or metro area, take Hwy 52 south towards Rochester. Take a left (east) on 190th Street. Go 7 miles east on 190th, to Hwy 61. Turn right (south) and continue as you would have to…

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You may know that Dave passed away in January. He was a volunteer firefighter, blacksmith, fabricator, past Guild president for several years, volunteer instructor,  cat lover, and good humorist. A few of his friends got together and made an iron grave marker for him. It will ultimately be placed at his grave in Iroquois, SD.…

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Hey Chris, Congratulations on that job! Hope its as cool as it sounds. We will miss you out here in the frozen, wagon wheel rutted, wilderness, of MN. You know that you’re always welcome back ‘Home.’ Best Wishes, Al

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Big thanks to John McDonald for championing the meeting last night, and to David and Jesse Gavin for the cool quarters Mokume demonstration! Good weather, good food and good Show & Tell too. Keep an eye on the website’s Calendar for upcoming summer events. Make sure Gordon Barr (agbarr@aol.com) has your current/correct email address! That’s…

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Gotta try it out. I’ll click on “Meetings” and send this reminder that the June Meeting is tonight at the Little Log House south of Hastings, where we have our annual Conference, but in the open Pavillion near the old blacksmith shop. David Gavin is demonstrating tonight. Hope to see you there. Al

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