Meet Lindsay, a "20 Under 40" honoree in Breckenridge

Lindsay Smith can’t say enough about Breckenridge as a great place to raise a family. She was recently honored as a “20 Under 40” nominee by the local newspaper. Her story helps explain why!

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Growing creativity in rural Audubon

The Carlsons gave up the corporate life to build a business in rural Audubon. Live Wide Open’s Rick Schara writes about his surprising find in rural Audubon and how the Carlsons are building community.

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Megan's recalls her journey to opening Perham's Willow Bookstore - Part 1 of 2

When Megan heard the bookstore owner in Perham was retiring, she saw an opportunity. The first of two installments, read how the Willow Bookstore is turning heads…and pages!…in Perham.

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Emma: From Portland to Alexandria via Sweden

Emma grew up in Portland, Oregon, and found her way to west central Minnesota via Sweden. How she found her new job with the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management makes quite a traveling tale. Check it out!

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Is there an arts rural renaissance? Lend me your ear!

Rick performed in “Otter Tales - The Musical” in mid-September as part of Otter Tail County’s 150th anniversary celebration. He reflects on how the arts brings opportunities for us to participate - something that has been going on for decades.

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