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The Scandia Marine Lions Club will award non-renewable 2021 scholarships worth between $500 and $1000 to high school seniors who reside in the Scandia-Marine area and attended Scandia Elementary or Marine Elementary; live in the Scandia Marine area and was homeschooled or attended private sc…

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Washington County Attorney’s Office recently charged Steven Carl Jackson, of Woodbury, with six felony counts of filing false or fraudulent income tax returns and six felony counts of failing to pay income tax.

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The February Marine City Council meeting began last week with recognition and celebration of the contribution of City Administrator Lynette Peterson for completing more than 20 years of service with grace and aplomb, vigor, honesty and good humor.

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Washington County will submit the Square Lake Special Recreation Feature master plan to the Metropolitan Council for review and approval, after the County Board approved the submittal Feb. 9.

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Both members of married couples who want to purchase a combination angling or hunting license in person will need to be present at the sales location starting Feb. 18, when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin requiring both spouses to provide and verify their own complet…

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 As part of the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program (CVP), Governor Tim Walz announced a new community vaccination site to launch this week in Rochester. The large-scale, permanent site will be the third of its kind, joining sites in Minneapolis and Duluth that launch…

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Four accomplished writers will join the inaugural Writers-in-Residence program at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2021. Nominated and selected by Franconia staff, the chosen writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two- to three- w…

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Minnesotans interested in deer populations in certain areas of the state can take an active role in shaping deer population goals during an open public input process starting Monday, Feb. 8.

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The Marine Community Library has a wonderful collection of children’s books. Because of the pandemic, they are underused. To get them off the shelves and into the hands of children, book bags will be available during Saturday morning curbside pick-up, which is 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m, starting Jan. 30 

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More than 35,000 Minnesotans age 65+ will have access to COVID-19 vaccines at over 100 clinics, hospitals, state community vaccination sites, and other locations across the state this week, Governor Tim Walz announced today. With an increased vaccine supply and after a successful two-week pi…

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it updates the state’s waterfowl hunting regulations. As a first step, the DNR is asking people to comment on potential changes that could alter seasons and create additional opportunities to hunt waterfowl.

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Franconia Sculpture Park announces its 2021 artists-in-residence who were selected through a competitive, multi-staged review panel led by arts professionals from around the country. Franconia’s artist-in-residence program continues to grow to provide artists with financial stipends, profess…

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Governor Tim Walz Monday accelerated plans to make COVID-19 vaccines more broadly available across Minnesota, announcing a host of actions aimed at getting more doses to more Minnesotans as quickly as possible.

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Scandia in beginning stages of a sister relationship with Swedish city  

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The Marine on St. Croix Council kicked off 2021 with the installment of a new council member Wendy Ward and its first new mayor in more than two decades, Kevin Nyenhuis. The new mayor thanked those who had served before him. 

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Kevin Peterson, Washington County engineer, provided an update on the $1.6 million Norell Avenue/County State Aid Highway 3 project, which has been rescheduled for 2025 to the May Town Board last week He reported design meetings had ruled out the options of 6’ and 4’ paved shoulders. County …

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Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 14, 2021, in honor of Paramedic Toby Lee Rowan, who died on January 7, 2021, while in the course of providing life-saving treatment to a …

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Volunteers worked for five days at Christ Lutheran Church to dig holes, put supplies in place, and plant trees and shrubs for Olivia Nienaber's 4-H OWLS project. The plants were placed in two different areas around CLC, and will provide food for a variety of early-migrating birds each spring…

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a comment letter Dec. 1 to the Minnesota Pollution Agency regarding the Conceptual Drinking Water Supply Plan developed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as co-trustees in the 3M S…