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STILLWATER—PolliNATION is back, bigger and better than ever, to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators in Minnesota.

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FOREST LAKE—This time next year, downtown Forest Lake will be looking a little more luxurious with the addition of Lighthouse Lofts, a new $16 million apartment complex built on the site of the old city hall.

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FOREST LAKE—Though it may not seem like Forest Lake has much in common with China, this year Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) welcomed 18 Chinese students, as well as a few other international students, to its second annual Camp Dragon—Mandarin by the Lake Day Camp. The camp bring…

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FOREST LAKE—Eyes have been turned to Charlottesville, Virginia in the last week as violence over the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee erupted. One person was killed and several others injured when attendees of a “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protesters clashed, with one per…

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WYOMING—While the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has brought suicide and sorrow into the public consciousness in the last few weeks, the annual Stomp Out Suicide 5K on Aug. 19 will tackle this serious topic in our own communities. 

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MAY TOWNSHIP — Creeping through the woods near Big Carnelian Lake on horseback, a doe stands stock still, fearless of her animal kin. A nest of baby woodpeckers chitters urgently above your head, and a swan swims lazily on a nearby pond. Your horse snorts and trots down a small incline, reve…

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MAPLEWOOD—This summer, Hugo-based community theater group Arts Garden will present “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” but the venue is a little out of the ordinary.