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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…

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Eastbound Hwy. 36 from Century Avenue to Interstate 694 will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 10. The closure is necessary to allow construction crews to install storm sewer under the highway.

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On Thursday, May 30, The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is planning to treat a portion of the city of Stillwater to eradicate a gypsy moth infestation. This treatment will start as early as 5:15 a.m. and could take up to three hours to complete. This is dependent on weather condit…

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Hwy. 36 from Century Avenue to Interstate 694 will be closed for eastbound traffic from 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, for the installation of a storm sewer across the highway. For more information, call 651-430-6026.

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Stillwater’s Fourth of July celebration will feature nearly $50,000 worth of awe-inspiring fireworks from RES Pyrotechnics, the same company that has provided them for years. In addition to bands in Lowell Park, St. Croix Jazz Orchestra will perform in the Pioneer Park bandshell, Civil War c…

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SAINT PAUL — On Friday, May 3, Gov. Tim Walz (DFL) signed into law a bill that will rename a portion of Hwy. 95 after fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm. The bill, authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point) had previously passed the House and Senate with unanimous support.Gomm wa…

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FOREST LAKE — Two miles southwest of Forest Lake’s downtown lies the city’s airport, which stretches across a few hundred acres and houses about three dozen aircraft. Established nearly 80 years ago by Angelo “Shorty” DePonti, a pioneer of Minnesota aviation, the airport has a deep and rich …

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SAINT PAUL — On Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate unanimously approved a bill that would name a portion of Hwy. 95 after fallen correction officer Joseph Gomm, who was killed July 18, 2018 in an on-duty attack at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.

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High school athletes were the stars last week at the Stillwater City Council meeting. The Council adopted proclamations honoring the following Stillwater Area High School sports teams and players:

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There’s no question: street assessments hurt. Stillwater officials fielded a plethora of comments from residents facing assessments upwards of $2,500 - some as high as $11,000 - during an April 2 public hearing on 2019 street improvements.

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There’s no electricity. There’s no motorized travel. There’s no cell service. By way of entertainment, the entire town has turned out to see a troupe of actors deliver a Shakespeare soliloquy in the parking lot of a decrepit Walmart.

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The St. Croix Watershed Stewardship Award is an honor given annually to those who have made a significant contribution to the stewardship of the St. Croix River and/or its tributaries. The St. Croix River Association (SCRA), which sponsors the award, is committed to recognizing the contribut…

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STILLWATER — Revenge, redemption and revolution will take center stage at Stillwater Area High School this month as its theater department presents “Les Misérables School Edition,” a slightly shortened version of the hit Broadway musical.

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In this month's Lowdown, it was incorrectly reported that the next Stillwater school board meeting will be 6 p.m. April 7. The meeting will be 6 p.m April 11.

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In a 4-3 vote, the Stillwater school board delayed the expansion of the district's newest elementary school until a soon-to-be-formed task force completes its work regarding the district's other long-term facility needs.

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For the second time in as many months, a re-use concept for Stillwater’s historic armory was nixed over parking concerns.

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FOREST LAKE — Dozens of Minnesota lake-goers braved the chilling wind and freezing waters Feb.16 to “get cold for a cause” The annual Winter Plunge, sponsored by the Forest Lake Rotary Club, offered participants the chance to organize a team of jumpers and raise money for their favorite char…

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STILLWATER — The United Way of Washington County East (UWWCE) is seeking volunteers to help serve on a panel of community leaders for its upcoming Community Investment Process. Early each calendar year, approximately 40 volunteers are selected to help make important funding decisions on beha…

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The Stillwater Area High School Speech and Debate Team is proud to celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day on March 1. Stillwater Area High School Speech and Debate Team will celebrate this life-changing activity by sharing speeches students have worked on during the season at a s…