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Nikki Steele provides styling services

With inclusivity as the forefront of her business, stylist and blogger Nikki Steele has a unique business moto: Be like a pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

It’s 9 p.m. on a Monday at the Plymouth Summit Dance Shoppe. A group of guys sporting an assortment of sock lengths, athletic shorts, knee supports, tattoos, sideburns and goatees take their places in studio 1.

For more than 30 years, Plymouth Historical Society’s Old-fashioned Christmas event has brought holiday cheer to the present by revisiting the past. Each December, community members gather for s’mores, storytelling, live reindeer, Christmas carols and, of course, Santa and Mrs.

In an effort to streamline and enhance the services provided to Plymouth as it continues to grow, the city’s police and fire departments merged into one this past May. Plymouth’s new Public Safety Department is headed up by police chief and director of public safety Mike Goldstein.

After a career of handling multi-million dollar construction contracts and advancing to the position of officer and trustee at Egan Co., Plymouth resident Joe Egan decided to take his life in a different direction.

Receiving a bronze speaking trumpet from your co-workers might seem like a strange recognition, but in the firefighting world, it’s the ultimate honor and was presented to Plymouth fire chief Richard Kline this past spring at the department’s annual recognition event.

After 38 years serving at the Plymouth Fire Department, assistant fire chief Rick Luth retired this past spring. It’s a well-deserved respite from years of climbing the ranks at the station—from paid on-call firefighter to station captain to his eventual position assisting fire chief Rick Kline.

The typical “computer whiz” stereotype is of a boy—face illuminated by the blue light of the screen—typing away intensely, pale and alone in his bedroom. But Ana Pooley defies that stereotype.

To realtor Kath Hammerseng, selling houses is about giving back. “I really, really love helping people with that piece [of buying their house].

Minnesota claims its share of homegrown entertainment stars, from Judy Garland to Bob Dylan and Prince. But one who often goes under the radar is the internationally renowned filmmaker and sole non-British member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Terry Gilliam.

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