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STILLWATER — Megan Wagner and Obed Floan love opera—so much so that last fall, the husband and wife duo started Operatunity Theatre, an opera and musical theater company that aims to showcase the musical talent of the St. Croix Valley and establish it as a regional music cultural center.

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The Washington County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will celebrate Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month throughout August and World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. This year's theme is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding." 

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Stillwater officials designated July 31, 2019 “Brock Winter Day” to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Stillwater Area High School golfer, congratulating Winter during the July 30 city council meeting. As a senior on the Boys’ Golf Team, Winter was named Suburban East Conference Individu…

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It was standing room only at the Stillwater Area School Board meeting Thursday night. Community members, many wearing t-shirts and stickers with the words “Ponies 4 Pontrelli,” packed the room to voice their opinions on the board's recent efforts to force out Superintendent Denise Pontrelli.

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Friends and relatives of Ralph Bell, the 24-year-old man who went missing from his Stillwater apartment Dec. 20 and was found dead in Roseville March 22, came to the Stillwater City Council meeting July 16 seeking answers.

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STILLWATER — In a 5-2 vote during this morning's business meeting, the Stillwater School Board passed a resolution for board chair Mike Ptacek and clerk Sarah Stivland to enter into discussions regarding the consideration of a separation agreement with Superintendent Denise Pontrelli. Jennif…

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 The bike trail map hanging on the wall in Mike Herman’s store boasts a variety of colors highlighting the scenic routes in and around Stillwater. Just below the map, a bright orange couch welcomes customers for a breather before or after their electric bike experience.

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STILLWATER — Lumberjack Days has long been a staple of summertime in Stillwater. This year, the annual festival returns for its 85th year and features an impressive lineup of local musicians and a host of family-friendly activities for residents of Stillwater and the surrounding communities.

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Following reports from concerned Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is warning consumers to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, inaccurate water quality data and scare tactics used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary home water …

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STILLWATER — City officials upped the number of allowable vacation rental property licenses this week. The new threshold for Type C short term home rentals is 25, up from 15. Type C licenses are those that do not serve as the residence of the property owner, but are used exclusively as short…

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Police have arrested a second man for his suspected involvement in the kidnapping and shooting of a St. Paul woman who was found in a May Township roadway earlier this month. 

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MAY TOWNSHIP — Police have arrested a man accused of shooting a woman and leaving her for dead on a May Township road June 9.

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By June, the craze of bird migration has slowed down, and Minnesota’s birds are settling in for nesting season. This is the time of year to take advantage of the habitat in our backyards that provide nesting habitat for the spectacular species that will stay with us throughout the summer.

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The Washington County Historical Society will welcome Victor Wanchena at the Historic Warden’s House Museum 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23. This free presentation will dive into the evolution of corrections in Minnesota. 

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A woman was found in the middle of the roadway near St. Croix Trail N. and 124th St. N. in May Township at 2:38 a.m. June 9. Upon arrival, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office determined the woman had suffered from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a nearby hospital. In…

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The school board will hold a special meeting 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, for the purpose of the first component of the evaluation of the superintendent. The meeting will take place at the Oak Park Building, 6355 N. Osman Ave., Stillwater.

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LINO LAKES — As many as 100 K-9s and their handlers from all over the state and surrounding states — including Wisconsin and North Dakota — will visit Lino Lakes this month to be certified and compete for awards.

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ST. CROIX FALLS — The St. Croix River Association (SCRA) is pleased to announce the winners of the St. Croix Watershed Stewardship Award, Every Kid in the Croix Award, and the first-ever Nelson-Mondale Legacy Award. All awards were presented at the 2019 Spring Gathering in May. The awards re…