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Park High holds graduation June 4

Convening at 6 p.m. on Sunday June 4 in the Aldrich Ice Arena at Maplewood, the Park High Class of 2023 said farewell to high school, and hello to the next chapter in its life. Taking place over …

CG Chamber of Commerce hosts tri-city mayoral luncheon

The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and RE/MAX Realty hosted a joint mayoral “State of the Cities” lunch on Wednesday, March 1 at River Oaks Golf Course. The event gave the mayors …

Swingin’ on the River: Hastings holds another top-notch show choir contest

Luke Warren, Hastings Senior High Choir Director set the tone of what to expect at Swingin’ on the River, the regional contest that has been held at Hastings High School for 23 years and is the program’s largest fundraiser.

Prescott City Council’s decision on Leo’s Landing lease sparks public outcry

Residents of Prescott are in an uproar over the Prescott City Council’s recent decision to not renew the lease of Leo’s Landing Marina after December of this year. Hearing of the city …

Two Elmwood boys die after Memorial Day crash

The Elmwood community is reeling after a tragic Memorial Day car crash in Barron County claimed the lives of two teens. A celebration of life will be held for Simon Loga, 13, and Payton Bleskacek, …

Nurse pleads not guilty to foot amputation charges

A former Spring Valley Health Care Center nurse accused of amputating a 62-year-old hospice patient’s necrotic foot without permission pleaded not guilty to three felony charges at a Feb. 16 arraignment hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.

Why is the Cheese Curd Festival in East End?

The Journal asked the Cheese Curd Festival Committee, which falls under the umbrella of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, to tell us why the CCF is in East End. The committee is in charge of planning and executing the wildly popular June festival. The village itself only issues the permits and licenses that allow the festival to take place.
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Homebuyers are leaving big cities for affordability—here's where they're going and how much they're saving

Homes are expensive. People are finding better deals in the suburbs. American Home Shield looked at data from Freddie Mac to see how much they save.  

Sports betting fuels US gambling's record-breaking growth. Here are the numbers behind it

Using data from ATS.io, we break down seven key factors that explain the state of the sports betting industry right now.  

10 side hustles you can launch yourself

Looking to make a little extra cash? Vending Mavericks highlighted 10 side hustles people can start up on their own.

5 consejos para que sus reuniones veraniegas sean memorables

(BPT) - El verano es sinónimo de reuniones y diversión al aire libre. Los días cálidos y soleados y las noches largas y agradables, facilitan más que nunca poder …

Little heroes, big impact: How a new campaign is empowering kids to make a difference

(BPT) - The world is changing fast and in ways it never has before, and although kids remain optimistic about their futures, research shows they don’t know how they can actively be participants …

Tina Turner: The life story you may not know

Stacker celebrated the legacy of music icon Tina Turner, drawing information from news accounts, biographies, magazine interviews, and more.