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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.

Every year, Minnesota produces an extraordinary quantity of high-quality art. Paul Creager, organizer of the Square Lake Film and Music Festival, believes it deserves to be seen.

Lumberjack Days marked one of the most exciting summer celebrations in Stillwater, but throughout an 80-year history, its focus slowly shifted somewhat as the event attracted more tourists.

Imagine a world in which everyone, no matter his or her circumstances, was recognized and celebrated for overcoming personal challenges. Thanks to the Special Olympics, a glimpse into that world can be seen at its summer games, held right here in the St. Croix Valley.

Summer is a time when sunny skies and warm breezes beckon people of all ages to flock to their favorite swimming beaches to cool off and enjoy a relaxing time on the river or at one of the area lakes. For those heading to the St.

Afton residents have been marking the start of summer with their popular Strawberry Festival since 1884. The festival originated as a way to honor the rich heritage of strawberry crops that have been growing in the area since the 1800s.

During the summer, with ample sunshine and warm breezes coming off of the river, the St. Croix Valley naturally gets into a festive mood. So with the Fourth of July around the corner, we’re sure to find hometown parades and fireworks in the park up and down the river.

Traditionally when most people think of female models, they conjure up the image of a tall, beautiful woman who has flawless, symmetric features. Today, that ideal is slowly evolving to better reflect the wide range of beauty that exists within our society.

A great time was had by those who attended Stillwater’s Historic Winter Ice Cream Social in Lowell Park on January 17, hosted by the Washington County Historical Society and Discover Minnesota.

Despite the cold morning temperatures, crowds bundled up and gathered in Hudson, Wis., to see glowing hot air balloons during the Hudson Hot Air Affair, which took place on February 6-8.

After a long winter, spring is finally making an appearance in Minnesota. The snow is melting, birds are chirping, and more people are venturing out of their homes to enjoy the outdoors. For those who are looking for ways to embrace the season, the St.

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