Before we say hello to 2022, it’s a tradition at The Lowdown to take a look at some of the most memorable stories of the year. Each month brought us something new, as we adjusted to the new norms of COVID-19. Some of us hit the ski trails to shake off the winter blues, while in the summer mo…

A tunnel with thousands of lights synchronized to music is part of a continuing holiday display illuminating the downtown pedestrian plaza along Chestnut Street in Stillwater.

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It’s a rare occasion to have 45 people from ages 19 to 70 all in one room together, but that’s a typical Monday night rehearsal for the Valley Chamber Chorale. The amateur community choir is made up of doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers — all types of people from all walks of life — who s…

Press Publications recently interviewed Ella May Wanschura, of Forest Lake, about her participation in the Speaking Proudly oratory competition, where girls from around the state spoke on the 2021 topic: “A More Perfect Union, Rising to the Challenge.”

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According to Minnesota law, deer are owned by the state and managed on behalf of the people of Minnesota by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Across most of the state that occurs in dozens of management units, to achieve more localized goals. However, in some places, namely the Twin…

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Ever since she was a young girl, Michelle Rose has loved performing. She continues to follow her dreams by acting, writing, producing, singing and directing her own music videos — and she’s getting recognition for her work.

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Chico Rodriguez turned his love of fishing and his daughters into a rhythmic children's book called “The Fish Wish.” It’s about two little girls as they accompany their dad on an exhilarating fishing adventure.

FOREST LAKE — The new Batteries Plus location is now open in Forest Lake. It is locally owned and operated by Jen and Shane Ebertowski. After a 20-year career in retail management across the Twin Cities, Jen became focused on building her own operation that would provide a useful service to …

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After 15 years of working for Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916,  Dr. Val Rae Boe was named the new superintendent in July of the district after former Superintendent Connie Hayes retired.

Press Publications recently sat down with Hugo resident Brooke Nelson to find out more about her recent release of the second young adult suspense novel “Better Luck This Time” in “The Half Theft” duology.

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When they wade in, most swimmers don’t give a thought to what is lurking just out of sight. Some may fear getting bit by big fish or turtles, but such occurrences are rare. The truth is, most creatures that inspire fear or disgust are completely benign, and those that pose actual threats to …

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AFTON — After his dreams of going into the Air Force were crushed by a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident when he was 17 years old, Cody Kaye didn't know what to do with the rest of his life.

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