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Before you take your dog out for a walk to the park anywhere this summer, be aware of potential parasites lurking to harm your four-legged friend.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic put students into distance learning last year, six Stillwater Area High School students decided to get together to design and build something really cool — a human-powered rover.

AFTON  —   Each spring since 2008, NorthStar Bison (Cameron, Wisconsin) has released a group of juvenile males onto Belwin’s prairie. This year’s herd will reside at Belwin through early autumn. The public are welcome to observe the herd from Belwin’s bison platform and viewing area, located…

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Judith Johnson began drawing with chalk when she was a child. That grew into a love of painting, which has continued to this day. Johnson is now well into her 70s, and she doesn’t plan to put down her paintbrushes anytime soon.

Several bear sightings have recently been reported throughout the north metro. Upon checking with area law enforcement agencies, most of the bear sightings are not reported in an official capacity to police, but rather shared on social media platforms. 

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After a year of dealing with the rollercoaster of COVID-19, the restaurant industry certainly has had its ups and downs. Because of fewer restrictions and the fact that people are getting vaccinated, Stella’s on 97 Neighborhood Grille in Forest Lake and Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop in Stillwa…

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Interest in home gardening has blossomed throughout the last year, as COVID-19 has confined people to their homes. With the pandemic stretching into another year and spring, thankfully, around the corner, March is a good time to get ready for the growing season ahead, even if the weather isn…

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Increased traffic from the Highway 36 bridge, opioids, the many challenges brought on by the pandemic including what can be declared as a mental health crisis — that is just a glimpse of what the Stillwater Police Department (SPD) is facing in 2021. 

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The song of the American robin—large, friendly redbreast of suburban lawns and back yards—has long been said to herald the arrival of spring. For scientists who study long-term data, collected by community volunteers, the presence of the robin can signal much more, especially when it appears…

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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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