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Yes, technically it's April, but March Madness comes to Minneapolis this week. if you’re trying to score some last-minute Final Four tickets, the Better Business Bureau has some advice.

No one looks forward to the spring bicycling season more than those of us who really know winter. Whether you’re a road racer, a mountain biker or a parent with bike trailers and co-pilots in tow, the St. Croix Valley has so many excellent options, it might just make your wheels spin.

Bayport resident Tom Darrow knows the name of his company is ridiculous. But that is the point.

As spring returns to the valley, so do the many bird species that migrated south for the winter. For the third year, the St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration welcomes them home with a multi-day festival that brings together art, education and family-friendly fun.

James Standefer didn’t set out to be a globetrotting do-gooder. “My father was a family doctor in the country,” he says. “I always wanted to do that.”

There are few things better than spending an early summer afternoon on the water. For most of us, boating and fishing are essential summer activities. However, not everyone has access to a boat or fishing gear.

On January 23, Lift Bridge Brewery held a limited-run release of its double-barrel-aged Silhouette, a strong Russian Imperial stout aged in old whiskey barrels.

As part of Scandia’s Vinterfest January 29, local businesses put on a hockey tournament fundraiser for the new outdoor rink, especially designed for those who “never hung up their skates.”

The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride will return to the Washington County Fairgrounds on April 24 for the 50th riding of the annual opener to the road-riding season.

The Midwest might be considered flyover country by some, but for migratory birds like the osprey and spotted sandpiper that winter in Costa Rica, the Midwest is a flyway to their summer home in the St. Croix Valley. The St.

Celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the great outdoors at the fourth annual Earth Day Birding Festival at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings. The event, held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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