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Minnesotans are no strangers to making the most of the chilly months, but outdoor activities are set to be more popular than ever this year as COVID-19 rages on. If you're looking for to fend off stir crazy feelings, consider the following. Washington County is full of wonders to explore, an…

What a wild ride 2020 has been! At the end of each year, it is a tradition of the Lowdown to take a look back at memorable moments from the last 12 months. Despite the hardships of this year, there was still some good that managed to come through. Now that 2020 is coming to a much-welcomed c…

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Adoptions and foster care placements have continued throughout the COVID-19 crisis, but both children and families are facing additional challenges due to the ongoing pandemic. Thankfully, in Minnesota there are many organizations with resources to help them navigate such challenges.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has, among other things, resulted in the cancellation of several annual community events, but many of Stillwater's most cherished holiday traditions will make it through in tact and a new celebration of the season is on its way.

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This year’s hunting season had more than a few unexpected variables, but among the most unusual was the weather conditions of the rifle season opener. Temperatures hovered in the 60s and 70s during the weekend of Nov. 7-9. Combined with high winds, hunters did not see many deer during openin…

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Tiffany Goodchild had the perfect pregnancy, but after she arrived at the hospital things quickly spun out of control. 

The mornings have a crispness in the air that signals fall is quickly approaching. What better way to celebrate the new season than visiting some local apple orchards? 

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After a three-year renovation, the Stillwater Lift Bridge is once again open and operating. It reopened with little fanfare, as celebrations were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but community leaders hope its completed construction will have a positive impact on the St. Croix …

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Amid recent unrest throughout the Twin Cities comes a spark of hope in the form of tiny homes for those in need in Forest Lake.

FamilyMeans board of directors announced that Jim Kroening is named the new President of FamilyMeans. Kroening is replaced Arba-Della Beck, who started in 1996 and announced her retirement in January. He will be the fifth president since the agency was founded in 1963. 

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