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Amanda Paa in her kitchen

From breakfast and sourdough to dinners and desserts, food and lifestyle blogger Amanda Paa sure knows her way around the kitchen—and the farmers markets, too.

Everyone has had a job they didn’t like much, those gigs we did to pay the rent just out of college. In recognition of Labor Day and everyone who works in and around the St. Croix Valley, we asked Stillwater mayor Ted Kozlowski about his early work history.

For most people, an airplane is something they sit inside to get from point A to point B. Something they watch whizzing through the air in their favorite war movies or coloring the sky at a local county fair.

Here in the St. Croix Valley, it’s easy to stay active and engaged every day—no matter your age. Local senior living communities offer a wide variety of activities to keep the body, mind and spirit in good health. From exercise classes to crafts to volunteering, there is something for everyone.

In a time when influencing is a marketing buzz-term, the positive impact of these affecters among us sometimes gets overlooked. But the reality remains influencers can inspire people, educate them and help them achieve their goals and make their lives better. St.

Gregory Ross of Ross Orthodontics started practicing in 1995, after graduating from the University of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Grocers Association holds its Best Bagger Contest every year. This August was the 29th annual, and the winner was Mahtomedi High School senior Caleb Meyer, who grocers at the Oak Park Heights, Minn., Kowalski’s. We spoke to him to learn more about.
 

Cynthia Mosedale and Bill Kaufmann have been collaborating for more than 30 years. The couple has been married since 1980, before which they found each other through their shared passions. “It kind of fell together,” Mosedale says. “I was a teacher, and Bill was a beginning potter.

Tim Bouvine always has been a Midwestern guy. He’s spent his life in the area, with the exception of a few years in Texas. Bouvine is also a family man, with two adult kids and now two step kids (after marrying his wife Trish last summer).

Few know the truth in “A picture says a thousand words” like those in the profession of photography.

In case you haven’t heard, St. Croix Recreation Center is a great place for the whole family to experience the winter (or summer) wonders of indoor ice. And this is thanks in no small part to the numerous employees and occasional volunteers behind the scenes at the space.

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