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FOREST LAKE – A fun game with a strange name, proponents of pickleball in Forest Lake have a new reason to rejoice with the addition of seven new outdoor courts at Fenway Field.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The St. Croix River is a Minnesota destination, one of the region's most scenic and well-preserved natural features, but it wasn't easy to keep it that way. The river is protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, passed nearly 50 years ago.

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WYOMING — Some students are given outlets for creative expression — others create outlets for themselves, as seven home-schooled students did when they presented their talents to a crowd of more than 60 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts June 16.

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STILLWATER — After a year and half spent helping seniors struggling with alcohol addiction in the St. Croix Valley, Silver Sobriety hopes to expand its program to accommodate even more people in need of assistance. It hopes to soon offer a new six-month evening program from 6-8 p.m. Mondays,…

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HUGO – The second of five 2017 shows for Red Pine Horse Show Association (RPHSA) took place June 24 and 25 at Brookside Farms in Hugo, for both hunter and jumper classes. The RPHSA is a circuit that provides affordable, well-organized horse shows where both rider and horse get practice and e…

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FOREST LAKE – Tending to a garden can have health benefits, but this summer it can also benefit those in need of a helping hand.

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WYOMING – On June 22, opening night of the latest monthly art exhibit by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC), the Hallberg Center of the Arts was alive with both new and old life. Our Town: The Wyoming Project, an original concept creatively thought of and presented by WACACs ev…

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STILLWATER — Though it was an attraction that rang loud in the memory of those lucky enough to visit, there's almost nothing left today of Wildwood Amusement Park, once located on the shore of White Bear Lake. The famed park, known in its heyday for live music, dancing, rides and recreation,…