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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Best Outdoor Activities in St. Cloud — Our Top Five

If you had asked me about what I like to do outside in St. Cloud when I moved here at the start of winter, I would have looked at you all cross-eyed. “What do you mean “do outside?’ Does sprinting from my car to my house in the blistering cold while trying not to fall on the ice count? No?"

Ok, so I admit I didn’t hold out much hope for the outdoors in the middle of January.

But as it always does, summer

Aerial Shot of Downtown St. Cloud
Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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You Know You’re From St. Cloud If…

This fall I'll be celebrating my 25th anniversary of moving to and becoming a citizen of St. Cloud. That got me thinking about all those wonderful things that make our area what it is. So I put together a list. Help me out -- tell me how you would finish the phrase, "You know you're from St. Cloud if..."

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Memorial Day wreath
Creative Commons via Flickr user sister72
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Top Five Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Ah, Memorial Day, the 3-day unofficial start to summer in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of us will pack-up the car and head north to the cabin for a retreat from life.  Even if it could be a little chilly or rainy.

But even if you're not going anywhere, the Memorial Day Weekend can still be relaxing and fun at home. In fact, staying home for Memorial Day means you'll beat all that traffic, high gas prices and the extra work it takes to load-up the car for the weekend.

So here are my tips for a relaxing -- and rewarding -- Memorial Day Weekend, even if you're not at the lake.

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Flickr user ruthieonart
Flickr user ruthieonart
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Best Places to Take Mom on Mother’s Day in St. Cloud — Our Top Picks

Mom's been pretty good to you over the years. So show a little gratitude and have some fun on Mother's Day this year. Here are some suggestions.

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Stearns County Courthouse
Pete Nyblom
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Famous Landmarks in St. Cloud — Our Top Five [VIDEO]

St. Cloud's landscape is filled with historical landmarks -- building and places that have become iconic to Central Minnesota. Here are our top five pics for must-see landmarks in St. Cloud.

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Best Coffee in the St. Cloud Area — Our Top Five

I love my cuppa joe. Sometimes black, sometimes loaded with flavorings and sweetener. It all depends on my mood. Here are my picks for great cups of coffee in the St. Cloud area. It's neither an exhaustive nor definitive list -- it's just mine. So make sure you add your own favorites to the list and tell us why.

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Abby Faulkner at Charlie's Cafe in Freeport
WJON's intrepid eater Abby Faulkner met all sorts of new friends at a recent trip to Charlie's Cafe in Freeport.
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Best Cheap Restaurants for Solo Diners in the St. Cloud Area – Top 5

I’m a single girl with a busy schedule, a tight budget and good, but simple, taste. As such, my ideal meal outing is fast, cheap and delicious. Come with me as I show you five great affordable places for a single diner to get some good eats!

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