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FOREST LAKE — A canvas, oil paints and an artist at work aren't exactly what you'd expect to find in the gathering space of Willowbrook Community Church in Forest Lake, but this spring, many parishioners are seeing it firsthand. Willowbrook invited artist Jessie DeCorsey to paint an original…

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For Christians, Lent is a season of solemnity, where people practice self-denial and atonement leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So how do all-you-can-eat-with-all-the-fixings fish fries at local restaurants and churches figure into that?

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FOREST LAKE — The Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) is celebrating 40 years of serving youth and families and recently moved to its newly purchased space at the downtown Forest Lake Town Center building. The space at 20 Lake St. N., Suite 103, was formerly occupied by the Country Home …

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FOREST LAKE — After cutting $775,000 from the 2017-18 budget at the Feb. 2 meeting, the district cut an additional $804,000 from the budget at the March 2 meeting.

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STACY — After an uncertain year of fundraising, the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Columbus has finally begun its move to a new location in Stacy. WSC Director Peggy Callahan always planned to eventually move the center from the DNR-owned site in the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management …

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STILLWATER — Homelessness isn’t always visible, but it’s definitely present in Washington County. A panel of community resource organizations hosted by the St. Croix Family Resource Center at First Presbyterian Church, recently met to address questions and concerns about homelessness and tra…

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FOREST LAKE — Not many people recognize the amborella flower by name, but a ministry out of Maranatha Assembly of God in Forest Lake has chosen the blossom to represent their newest undertaking — a recovery home for survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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AFTON — Squire House Gardens is pleased to present a group exhibition of six local Minnesota artists whose work is inspired by graceful interpretation of the living world. This year’s annual spring show, entitled “Life Here,” will run from March 11 to March 26.

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