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The secret is out. Menopause exists. And though it’s yet another taboo that women tend to keep to themselves—when 6,000 women enter a four-to-six-year relationship with menopause each day, it’s not a topic that should be kept in the shadows.

Pursuing a lifelong, “hereditary” interest in art, Birchwood Village entrepreneur Devon Quick has developed a thriving business crafting handmade furniture, jewelry and more from wood, metals and other materials.

Most people don’t think about the hard work that goes into each individual piece of furniture you sit at, sit on, eat at or admire.

Having a baby can be overwhelming and scary sometimes, but certified doula Kim Williams has the experience and passion to help women through these tough but wonderful times. And if you haven’t heard the term, no worries.

As the current president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Angela Beranek Brandt helps women in the legal profession overcome challenges she has experienced.

Jo Emerson, the mayor of White Bear Lake, was elected president of the League of Minnesota Cities for 2017–2018. The election took place on June 15th at the League’s Annual Conference in Rochester.

A coming-of-age story, the young adult/adult novel, Redemption’s Run, follows 12-year-old Kacie Aldrich and her quest to find a father she never knew. Set in the picturesque Apostle Islands of Bayfield, Wisconsin, the novel captures the courage of a young girl searching for answers.

On his way to Askov, Minnesota, on a Monday morning, Joe Kimball’s ears perked up at the news on the radio: Police were reporting a double homicide in Duluth. It was June 27, 1977, and the Minneapolis Tribune reporter was en route to cover a story on strawberry farmers.

As a serial entrepreneur, Kurt Heikkila knows that the path to innovation is often as challenging as it is rewarding. “Most of the things I do are messy, but you become comfortable with them being messy,” he says.

Amy Bachmeier got an opportunity that not many others get. “I’ve been watching The Price Is Right for a long time. So for me, it was kind of like a bucket list item to go,” Bachmeier says.

Two local authors have recently published books, and we talked to each of them about their inspirations and process. Sarah Ahiers’ first book, Assassin’s Heart, came out last year and was a 2017 Minnesota Book Award finalist. The sequel, Thief’s Cunning, was released in June.

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