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TEEN COLUMNS

We humans are the cause of nature’s destruction, but we are also the only ones who can stop it.
Every house has its history, and usually its story will slowly reveal itself to its owners.
What do you think of when you hear the words “video games”?
My mother’s obsession began at her friend’s 50th birthday party themed “50 by 50.” The friend had just returned triumphant from an overnight solo Alaskan trip, the 50th state crossed off in the nick of time before turning the big five-oh.

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And the more I think about it, my father is exactly the person I want to turn into.
It was spring break on the beautiful California coast; it felt like nothing could take away from the beauty of the oceanscape. Blue sky, a seemingly endless horizon and miles of beaches line this beautiful coast.
“Keep your heads turned and chins up, ladies!”
Royal. Squad. Nymph. Mince. What do these words have in common? Not much at first sight, except that they each have five letters, and therefore meet the requirement to be correct answers for the popular game of Wordle.
We live in a digitally connected culture, so for local side-gig expert LaChelle Wieme, this means embracing online business and a global community, all while finding balance and staying on track with her well-being.
In a recent attempt at being an investigative journalist, I found myself going back in time with the resources at Olmsted County’s Historical Center.

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Spring break is a typical time for people to get away and escape the dreary spring weather (and sometimes the late snowstorms) Minnesota has to offer.
When most people think of elementary school, they are reminded of milk cartons, kickball, variations of pizza served for lunch, and sticky children. Even in movies and TV shows, school-age kids can be seen running outside and participating in traditional “childlike” activities, such as the ones mentioned above.
The Rochester Figure Skating show has been a part of my life since before I ever set foot on an ice rink. It’s also been a part of Rochester’s life for longer than you might think. The first indoor ice rink in southern Minnesota was built in Rochester in 1938, as part of the Auditorium (now known as the Mayo Civic Center), funded by the famous Mayo brothers themselves. It was small, at 88 feet by 145 feet, but it was the only operating indoor ice rink in our area until 1968.

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