Health & Wellness

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.

PureYoga in Stillwater has been open for seven years, thanks to St. Paul transplant Suzy Schaak, who saw a need, filled it and, with support of the community, now owns a thriving wellness center.

While we are all happy winter is over and the flowers are coming out, have you considered how your trees and shrubs have fared? We get to hide from winter in our homes, but our landscape is not so lucky.

After its expansive remodeling 10 years ago, Stillwater Public Library has made a few structural adjustments with help from Gardner Builders throughout the winter months.

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