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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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Per Gov. Tim Walz’s orders, all bars and restaurants have stopped dine-in service to curb the spread of COVID-19. That hits doubly hard for that state’s craft breweries, which are losing out on sales both in their taprooms and bars/restaurants where their brews are served. 

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In preparation for Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 14, we rounded up gift selections from area businesses. Here are our recommendations for ways to say “I love you” locally.

Cabin fever strikes humans and canines alike in the dog days of winter, but the classic sport of skijoring is one way for Minnesotans and their furry friends to fight the winter blues together.

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The recovery of the bald eagle has been one of the greatest conservation success stories in American history, but these majestic raptors aren’t quite out of the woods for good. Recent declines in eagle populations have some scientists asking where the biggest threats to these birds lie, and …

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Chilly autumn mornings go great with a hot cup of coffee and a relaxing view of migrating birds--but there might be a stronger connection between that cup of coffee and the birds at the feeder than you realize. 

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