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There’s no telling how many athletes have had their day in the sun thanks to Stillwater swim coach Brian Luke. But it seemed like most of them were jammed into city hall last week to honor the legendary trainer as city leaders proclaimed Sept. 4 “Brian Luke Day.”

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HUDSON—The St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) is accepting applications for its Music Education Competitive Grant Program, which supports programs that enhance the quality of K-12 music programs for schools located in the St. Croix Valley.

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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.