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St. Francis de Sales plans 50th reunion

On June 3, 1973, we eighth graders at St. Francis de Sales attended the 9:30 a.m. Mass; each of us all dressed-up and well coiffured. It was our chance to showcase our style without our customary uniforms. It was graduation day and all of our parents gathered outside to take pictures. While most students seemed elated to be moving on to high school, I felt a bit melancholy inside, knowing we were all leaving something very special behind. 

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Foliage and fermentation at Wandering Leaf Brewing

First entering Wandering Leaf Brewing Company, 2463 West 7th St., you might think you mistakenly walked into a greenhouse rather than a brewhouse.

“I love plants,” said Matt Holton, co-owner of the brewery. “We have 300 square feet of planters, not including the living wall.”

Holton, who has a horticulture degree from the University of Minnesota and worked in the wine industry for several years, said he wanted to “bring in the horticulture vibe” to the space.

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