Health & Wellness

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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.

If you still need help getting into the swing of summertime fitness, Sara Jesperson from Trumi has some ideas.

For Kids

When there’s ice cream involved, it will never rain on your parade. Or, at least, it won’t be as bad if it does. For a good time, check out the 30th Annual Lake Elmo Fourth of July parade put on by the city of Lake Elmo.

Seeing a food truck parked on the side of the road is a true sign of summer. But what about 32 food trucks all in the same place? Stillwater is bringing back their Food Truck Extravaganza for the second year, featuring more than double the vendors they had last year.

You simply can’t appreciate all of the local summertime scenery from behind a windshield. Biking allows riders to get some exercise, breathe fresh air and truly enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thanks to charming details like vaulted ceilings and natural light, plus their beautifully rustic settings, barns have quickly become a popular place to get married. For the soon-to-be-wed here in the St.

Golf is a game that teaches sportsmanship and responsibility. “You can’t blame anybody else,” PGA professional at Oak Glen Golf Course Andrew Gerber says. “It’s your game.” We found some great ways golf courses in the area are drawing children to their sport.

Presented by Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard this event begins with a car show and contest. Featured cars from different genres, from retro to sports, can win awards. While the festival is free to the public, car entries are $5 each.

Strawberry lovers, get set: the annual Afton Strawberry Festival is just around the corner. Swing by and see over 60 vendors selling a wide array of products. Enjoy live music and eat delicious food.

A late 1800s brewery will turn into a 40-room hotel early this summer. Stillwater’s newest hotel, Lora, has a lot to offer guests: history, charm and a location right on Main Street.

We’ve all heard it’s important to wear sunscreen during sunny summer days. According to dermatologists at Forefront Dermatology in Hudson and Advanced Dermatology Care in Stillwater, sunscreen isn’t the only preventative care we need.

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