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Blooming Prairie’s Drew Kittelson puts up a shot against Hayfield in the first half of the Section 1-A championship game at the Mayo Civic Arena. Kittelson is the lone returning starter from last year’s team. (File photo/southernminn.com)

Jane Egerdahl stands alongside the biking trail behind Trails Edge Apartments in Faribault, one of many trails the group has walked on. Egerdahl started the walking group to provide others with a sense of support from being alone throughout the course of the pandemic isolation. (Michelle Vlasak/southernminn.com)

A cut tree is planted upside down at Mineral Springs Park as part of the developing nature play area. The play area will be up through summer 2021. (Ashley Rezachek/southernminn.com)