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MARINE ON ST. CROIX – The Second Annual Winter Warm-Up Challenge just wrapped up at Marine Elementary. The unique program debuted at Marine Elementary last year, led by parent volunteer and winter enthusiast, Stephanie LeGros with help from school staff. 

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STILLWATER — The alchemists of centuries past spent lifetimes seeking the scientific formula that would turn precious metals into gold. They never did figure it out, but at Alchemy Arts Studio in Stillwater, anyone can turn an ordinary-looking lump of clay into an intricate silver pendant us…

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STILLWATER — If, a few millennia ago, you had been hunting a woolly mammoth, you would have discussed your plan of attack in a version of a language that is still alive today—though just barely. Ojibwe language expert James Vukelich (Kaagegaabaw) visited Stillwater Public Library in January …

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LAKE ELMO — A nationwide senior care organization opened its third franchise in Minnesota this December. It serves Lake Elmo and surrounding communities, including Forest Lake and the St. Croix Valley.

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ARDEN HILLS – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York is regarded as one of the finest performance venues in the world—and there’s a possibility its next great star may be discovered right here in our own backyard. 

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STILLWATER — Stillwater Public Library has said goodbye to two beloved longtime staff members who officially retired this year. Assistant Director Carolyn Blocher departs after 17 years with the library, and Director Lynne Bertalmio leaves with an impressive 42 years under her belt. 

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The Greater Stillwater Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2017 community award nominees and winners. There were 52 nominations submitted and several were nominated multiple times. The selection process included a panel of city volunteers who reviewed all the applications based o…

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ST. CLOUD, Minnesota — A team of 9- and 10-year-old hockey players from Stillwater traveled to St. Cloud the weekend of Jan. 13-15 to play in the Jacob’s Hope Hockey Tournament, which honors Jacob Wetterling. Jacob was kidnapped in 1989 from his hometown of St. Joseph.

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