Health & Wellness

For whatever reason, many of us are fascinated with times gone-by. That’s why the 27th annual Little Log House Antique Power Show at Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minn., has been such a cross-generational hit for decades.

High atop South Hill in Stillwater sits one of many historic mansions found there, but the Ann Bean Mansion is distinctive in that the public is welcome to not just tour but spend the night.

Forty different species of mussel stud the St. Croix River bottom. Among them, the hazel-shelled Higgins-eye mussels distribute their eggs on the gills of passing fish. Factors such as pollution and invasive animals have placed these mollusks on the endangered list.

We spend a lot of time on our feet throughout the course of our lives. Whether walking or running, our feet carry us through life, but it is all too easy to take them for granted. Proper foot care is always essential, and it can become more difficult as we age.

Bike camping, another way to say transporting yourself and your gear to and from your campsite entirely by bike, is in practice not a new thing at all—plenty of bike-touring aficionados have spent a day at a campsite through the years.

After Jon Francis tragically lost his life in 2004, his father, David, co-founded the Jon Francis Foundation as a way both of commemorating his son and continuing his son’s mission of outdoor involvement and advocacy.

It was 2013 when my husband and I moved to Hugo, Minn., to begin new jobs and (quite literally) put down roots as part-time tree farmers. I’ll admit I was a bit taken aback by my new neighborhood, which was home to more cows and chickens than people.

Gabe Schubert readies his fly-fishing rod aboard a 13-foot skiff on a clear, calm day around the first of November, just outside downtown Stillwater. He casts, and like a bullwhip, the line unfurls. His fly—a lure in the shape of a baitfish—smacks the water.

School is almost out for the summer, and if you have kids, you might be wondering how to keep them occupied over the long break.

Kids Oasis in Stillwater is open six days a week for open play, starting at 9 a.m. daily Monday through Saturday (closing times vary). Birthday party packages are also available during off hours.

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