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August 25, 2017
St. Paul's Chinese sister city Changsha gifted the city a replica of its famous Aiwan Pavilion to place in Phalen Park next summer, marking the two cities' 30-year relationship. Image submitted by the Minnesota Friendship Garden Society.
Cultivating friendship: Woodbury woman's passion for Chinese culture, art helps inspire state's first Chinese garden
August 25, 2017 - 8:47am
Brad and Kayla Simpson laugh with their aunt, Ann Simpson, winner of last year’s Films in 5 Festival. Festival founder Justin Atkinson (right) said there is still time to enter a film or video in this year’s event, which is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Park High School.
Films in 5 deadline approaching
August 25, 2017 - 8:00am
August 24, 2017
A back-to-school checkup can help identify physical and mental health problems before they affect academics. Stock photo
What to include in a back-to-school wellness checklist
August 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Park High School served as a major exchange point for the Ragnar Relay Great River, an overnight race that began August 18 in Winona and passed through Cottage Grove the following day and finished in Minneapolis. Tim Moeller (left) and Mike Swanson ran the 200-mile relay with a team of Cottage Grove athletes who called themselves the Indecisive Runners. Submitted photo courtesy of Nik Moeller
The long run: Ragnar Relay brings runners through Cottage Grove
August 24, 2017 - 10:40am
August 21, 2017
Diana Noel, 22, models clothes from the racks of Stone Soup Thrift Store at the Aug. 10 fundraiser at John P. Furber Farm in Cottage Grove. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
A runway success: Annual fashion show draws Stone Soup supporters
August 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Claire Green, 6, (left) waves to the East Ridge Raptors cheerleaders during the Pioneer Day parade in Newport. Claire came with sister Maddy, 10, and mother Angela. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
PHOTOS: Hundreds enjoy Pioneer Day in Newport
August 21, 2017 - 2:26pm
August 17, 2017
The Wisconsin Working Sheep Dog Association's Sheepdog Trials will be held Sept. 1-4, at Badlands Sno-Park in Hudson. Shepherds from the United States and Canada will compete in the event. Photo by Jader-Bug Photography
Sheepdogs coming to Hudson Badlands
August 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
August 14, 2017
Buy a Photo
August 14, 2017 - 11:08am
August 9, 2017
The Hudson United Methodist Church has made a transition to accommodate the members of its church that have dementia. One way the church has made its services more dementia-friendly is by utilizing the projector screen at the front of the church.

Jalen Knuteson / RiverTown Multimedia
Hudson church goes dementia-friendly
August 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
August 7, 2017
Shannon Hagness and daughters Abby, 10 (left) and Lily, 8, examine the Sway Fun  at the inclusive playground construction site at Woodridge Park in Cottage Grove. The Sway Fun is a wheelchair accessible glider that will allow special needs kids to ride it. Hagness, a member of the inclusive playground task force, pitched in with the Cottage Grove Lions Club to help assemble rides, swing sets and a climbing wall during a July 29 community build. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia.
One step closer: Inclusive playground taking shape
August 7, 2017 - 8:45am
August 5, 2017
The garden of Maryann and Bob Nelson, 7880 Janero Ave.,  is framed by a wooden fence adorned with garden art and antiques. The garden is divided into sitting areas, each with its own personality. A variety of lilies were in bloom providing color in the well-designed garden. Shown are club member Shelly Elling, Maryann Nelson and Bob Nelson. Submitted photo
Garden club recognizes four gardens
August 5, 2017 - 10:00am
July 28, 2017
Jaidan Ludescher, 18 of Newport (iright) and Kate Schullo, 15, of Woodbury are student trapeze artists performing in "Nordrsaga," the summer showcase at Circus Juventas in St. Paul. Submitted photo courtesy of Circus Juventas.
Newport teen flying high with Vikings and Valkyries in Circus Juventas
July 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
July 27, 2017
Tennis Sanitation co-owner Willie Tennis describes one of the four trucks depicted in a mural at their St. Paul Park recycling center. Tennis 
commissioned the work from artist Richard Hubal. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia.
Trashy art: mural adds color to St. Paul Park refuse and recycling business
July 27, 2017 - 3:02pm
July 26, 2017
Chuck & Don’s selects nonprofits for annual fundraiser
July 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
July 25, 2017
Gardens of Light Walking Tour showcases Afton, Lakeland and Bayport gardens
July 25, 2017 - 8:00pm