Stranger on the street: Meet two southwest metro locals you might've missed

People. After months and months of social isolation, those talking, breathing 3D figures nearly seemed foreign. With plenty more out and about, there's more of an opportunity to sit down with locals in the southwest metro, asking them about their stories. Whether it be about the pandemic, their lives, or just what they were up to that day, here's what they're all about.
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Minnesota StateMinneapolis Star Tribune

Some guy named Trout caught a big northern in Minnesota

Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout proved as good with a fishing rod while in the Twin Cities as he is with a bat, catching outsize northern pike and largemouth bass on his day off Wednesday, along with teammate Dylan Bundy. The pair hooked with guide Josh Stevenson, owner of...
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Brown County, MNJournal

Washington Co. wants old Brown Co. bridge

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a proposal July 27 by Washington County to purchase Bridge 2110 and relocated it to the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The bridge, which connects Brown and Renville counties several miles west of Fort Ridgely State Park, is scheduled to be replaced in 2022. With the bridge’s historic status, it needed to be marketed for sale to someone that would maintain the historical features of the bridge.

Rain totals: More than 2 inches in Sauk Centre, drizzle in Twin Cities

(FOX 9) - Minnesota got some much-needed rain Friday, with about 2.17" reported in Sauk Center and 1.14" inches in Little Falls. Most spots in the Twin Cities received less than a tenth of an inch, but there were some hefty totals in many areas just north of I-94, with isolated spots getting over 2" of much needed moisture.
Saint Paul, MNPioneer Press

New nightclub KJ’s Hideaway coming to downtown St. Paul

Live music will return to the basement of the historic Hamm building in downtown St. Paul when the new nightclub KJ’s Hideaway opens for business Sept. 17. The space previously housed the Artists’ Quarter from 2001 to New Year’s Eve 2013. Lowell Pickett, co-owner of the Dakota in Minneapolis, took it over in 2015 and ran the club Vieux Carre there for four years before closing in June 2019.

Twin Cities Summer Jam Kicks Off With A Bang!

The rain falling as I left work early was definitely a bit of a bummer and I’ll be honest, I knew that even if the rain stopped, it meant that it was sure to be a muggy day at Twin Cities Summer Jam and I was already dreading it but, as I pulled into the parking lot, the rain stopped, the wind shifted, and it was as if the concert Gods were telling me that it was going to be a good weekend.. Not my typical show, I was optimistic regardless as I walked through security, got my pass and made my way to Twin Cities Summer Jam.
Stillwater, MNJournal

Car owners reveal vehicular labors of love

NEW ULM — A Stillwater man who spent years restoring a 1910 REO Model G Runabout is part of the 2021 AACA Grand Nationals Zenith Award Competition this weekend. Tom Shore talked candidly about his REO that spent much of its life in the back of a blacksmith shop. Brought back to life in the 1980s, it was often part of antique car tours in southern Minnesota.
Spring Lake Park, MNMinneapolis Star Tribune

Day 2 at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Pat Perez: After a couldn't-get-anything-going round of 72 on Thursday, Perez stormed out to a pair of birdies on his first two holes Friday and finished with a bogey-free 65. The seven-shot difference launched him into 26th place, four off the lead. Toss that card. Russell Knox: Could not find...
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Cannon Falls Still Alive in Legion Baseball Sub-State

The Cannon Falls Bombers American Legion baseball team defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 8-5, then edged perennial power Plato 7-6 to advance in the elimination bracket of the East Central Sub-State (3rd District) Tournament. Randolph saw it's season end today 3-0 against Watertown. After the Rockets high school season ended at the MSHSL...
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River Falls News Alert

Save $0.00 per gallon on gas at the cheapest station in River Falls

(RIVER FALLS, WI) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the River Falls area offering savings of $0.00 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Holiday at 302 S Main St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.09 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Holiday at 302 S Main St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.09.