Shawn Kelly was accepted last year into the MN Nice professional development program at the Northern Clay Center. “It’s great to have access to educational resources, mentorship opportunities and community support.”

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“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be ... well, January.” –Jim Gaffigan

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
William Arthur Ward, writer

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If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s don’t wait to celebrate. Let’s have a little pomp and circumstance now and enjoy our annual Prep Elite feature. Each year, we ask local high school officials to nominate incoming seniors, who best exemplify or represent their respective schools. In turn, we review the nominations and chose four students to spotlight in our pages.

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Can we agree that we’ve all had to embrace the unexpected in 2020? But one thing remains the same—our readers sure do know how to pick the Best of 2020 in our readers’ poll!

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Have truer words ever been spoken about this temperamental season?

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of winter inside of 24 hours.” —Mark Twain

Due to the extenuating circumstances in our community during the creation of this issue, please note that some events/dates and even some business operations may have changed since these pages went to print.