Health & Wellness

Paige Boner

“Really what it was inspired by was definitely personal experience when it comes to anxiety and depression,” Paige Boner says about the impetus for starting her podcast titled It’s Hard in 2019.

There is some controversy over how pickleball got its name, whether the sport reminded founder Joel Pritchard’s wife of a pickle boat crew or if Pritchard simply named the game after the family dog.

Keep pets safe, dog

RACHEL MAIROSE, executive director of Secondhand Hounds, says the shelter has witnessed an uptick in interest for pet adoptions and fostering during the pandemic. “Our large dog coordinator had a 75 percent increase in the number of lives saved over [last] summer,” Mairose says.

Standing with an ice auger on frozen lake

With a minnesota motto that aptly states, “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” well, we all know just how important those glistening and gleaming bodies of water are to us in the bold north.

Get cozy with hygge items for your home

Evening settles over the tundra early in January when Upper Midwesterners experience only eight hours of daylight, half of what we get to enjoy in the summer months.

Tent pitched in snowy woods

Winter camping may be just the vacation adventure you need to reconnect with nature. Serene scenes of fresh snow and a crackling fire are the stuff of peaceful dreams.

A woodpecker on a tree at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Take part in a guided bird hike at a Washington Country park!

Dr. Sarah Carlson and Dr. Michael Rohlf of Carlson Dental Group

Dr. Sarah Carlson takes over her hometown practice, continuing a tradition of comprehensive care.

The University of Wisconsin River Falls Rodeo rodeo team

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls competitive rodeo team and club combines the love for horses and the sport of rodeo with community outreach to preserve Western heritage.

A train on the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

Experience a train's-eye view of the St. Croix River Bluffs on the Osceola & St. Croix River Railway.

A camper van at Wild River State Park

Evening paddles, cabin camping, pizza picnics and more.

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