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An Alternative Path

Riding or hiking along the banks of the Mississippi is one of the delights and benefits of having Crosby Farm Regional Park in our backyard. Head down one of the roads or paths leading to the trails and one immediately transitions from the heart of urban living to a natural environment where one quickly forgets the city landscape is only minutes away. The name Crosby Farm reflects a marking of history and geography that centers European immigration at the expense of the Dakota and other Indigenous people that lived here prior to European arrival. 

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Neighborhood NewsPublic Interest

Cultivating Creativity: How Minnesota’s 2023 Legislature is Investing in the Arts 

Minnesota’s vibrant arts scene is a cornerstone of our St. Paul identity. From the Ordway Center for the Arts to Teatro del Pueblo, and Penumbra Theater, our state fosters artistic expression across all disciplines. However, ensuring this creativity thrives requires ongoing support. The 2023 Minnesota Legislature took significant steps to prioritize programs and legislation that cultivate sustainability in the arts for Minnesotans of all ages. 

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Neighborhood NewsLocal Culture

Range Anxiety and the Green Book

When it comes to electric vehicles, range anxiety is a thing. “Will we make it to our destination?” being the central question driving the anxiety. In late January we leased an electric car from Hyundai. Our Ioniq 5 has a range of 266 miles, which is quite sufficient for traveling anywhere in the Metro region. Our goal, however, was  St. Augustine, Florida to visit family. Would we make it the entire way, finding charging stations when needed or would we find ourselves stranded along the road in Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky or one of the other states through which we had to travel?

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Neighborhood NewsLifestyle & Wellness

Harnessing the Power of Spring: Exercising Outdoors 

As the seasons shift and the chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring, there’s a sense of renewal in the air. With the sun shining bright and nature coming back to life, what better time to get back to that exercise routine, or to continue your current one, by taking it outdoors. Embracing exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and outdoor workouts not only offer a refreshing change of scenery, but also bring health benefits for both the body and mind. 

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