913 acres in northern Minnesota bring out the fun in just about everything

BEMIDJI, Minn. — About five miles north of Bemidji, Movil Maze Recreation Area is a little known spot catering year-round to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Featuring nearly nine miles of multi-use trails, the area showcases variations in scenery and topography as visitors make their way through its 913 acres.

Despite garnering its name from a network of cross-country

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L-L League swimmers finally getting back to business | Sports

There are always many questions when a new high school sports season begins, and swimming is no exception.

Of course, with the delayed start of the 2020-21 campaign because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this season opens with far more questions than usual.

For starters, with one of the most regimented training schedules, swimmers build up endurance throughout the season leading up to league, district and state championships. Practices in

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Sedgwick County Jail rolls out tablets for inmate use

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The Sedgwick County Jail now has hundreds of “community” tablets that inmates can check out twice a day in two- to three-hour increments.

The Wichita Eagle

Inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail have a new way to stay educated, entertained and in touch with their family members.

Thanks to a partnership with prison communications firm Securus Technologies, those incarcerated at the jail now have access to handheld electronic tablets they

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2020 in review: Top stories of the year in Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley prides itself on being “a nice place to live,” but the coronavirus pandemic had a way of making times tough on residents and businesses alike.

Still, the community found ways to sprinkle in bits of normalcy like movies in the park and a Halloween parade, as well as helping those in need who faced food insecurity or needed COVID-19 testing.

Across the area, demonstrations were part of 2020.

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L-L swimmers finally getting back to business | Sports

There are always many questions when a new high school sports season begins, and swimming is no exception.

Of course, with the delayed start because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this season opens with far more questions than usual.

For starters, with one of the most regimented training schedules, swimmers build up endurance throughout the season leading up to league, district and state championships. Practices in December pay off in

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Tired of waiting on the government, hungry Americans turn to one another for help

“Well this is an improvement,” said Robinson, who over the past month has returned to the refrigerator for lunch three times a week. “Especially because my husband passed and he was the cook in my house.”

Amid soaring need and an eight-month absence of additional federal relief, vulnerable Americans have turned to one another to make ends meet. They have set up grass-roots networks with food pantries, resource delivery systems

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