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Midco threw a big celebration for Scandia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the build out of a million-dollar Internet expansion project. The project was government/private business collaboration between Scandia, Midco and Minnesota DEED. 

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The Take Action Conserve Our Scandia is partnering with the Marine Community Library and River Radio to present an online Candidate Forum for Scandia mayoral and city council candidates on Wednesday, September 30th.

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The September 10 Marine City Council meeting kicked off with a report from the Marine Library Association on its slate of fall activities. In addition to a redesign of its website and interior space, River Radio and event programming begins this month.

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Midco is furthering its mission to bring broadband services to areas of Minnesota that are unserved or underserved. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Sept. 16 in which the City and Midco will celebrate the communications company’s expansion of its Internet services.  

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 In observance of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz has ordered that all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the S…

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The St. Croix Valley’s own live “radio” program, broadcast via the Internet, is back for its second season. River Radio produced and hosted by Jim Maher and Gayle Knutson and presented in partnership with the Marine Community Library, resumes on Saturday morning, Sept. 12.

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At the Sept. 3, board of supervisors meeting Mike Isensee of the Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District (CMSCWD) explained the results of a community engagement process that secured feedback from 310 residents in watershed communities. A citizen advisory committee, which includes five…

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To help support local artists, Marine on St. Croix resident Cecily Harris is holding a one-day Marine artist Popup sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at 710 Broadway Street in Marine.

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The League of Women Voters of White Bear Lake Area invite the public to submit questions in advance of virtual candidate forums planned for MN State House District 39A and B and MN State Senate District 29. Candidates who have confirmed participation so far include Josiah Hill, MN Senate Dis…

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Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet and try it…. the switch to distance learning this past spring by elementary and secondary teachers, and students, essentially happened overnight, with very little preparation time. Teachers across the state and the country dove in and did the…

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River Grove announces its new teachers for the 2020-21 school year. The first day of school will be September 8. Students will either be attending school through hybrid model or 100 percent distance learning. 

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The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is launching a second wave of grantmaking on August 19. The fund will grant an additional $600,000 (approximate) to nonprofits focused on housing, utilities, and transportation and serving Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Bur…

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People of young and old come out for the Marine Mills Day community picnic at Burris Park on August 23. Events included a Founder's Day Observance Reading of the Proclamation, Log Cutting and music from Riverside Hitmen.  

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Join classic car and train enthusiasts from across the region on September 9th from 5:00-9:00 pm. The Minnesota Transportation Museum is hosting a Classic Car and Train Show at the Jackson Street Roundhouse, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E. in Saint Paul.

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Washington County is opening applications for financial assistance for businesses in the county that have been negatively impacted through additional expenses or lost revenue due to closures during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Council members voted at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting to approve the long-in-the-making city ordinance on short-term rentals. Despite continued public concern over the ordinance, the Council requested only modest changes before unanimous approval. 

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Two candidates for city council in Scandia, and two more in Marine on St. Croix, will be on the ballot Nov. 3.

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Swanson honored outside Gammelgården

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After several months of discussion, a decision was reached at the August 6 meeting of the May Township Board of Supervisors to delay the Panorama stormwater project. The combined road and stormwater infrastructure project had an estimated cost of $360,000, of which a third would have come fr…

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Thursday, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year.

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) last month announced that they have distributed small business emergency loans to 1,020 small businesses throughout Minnesota, helping them to survive the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For well over a year, the people of Marine on St. Croix., have been working out the details of short-term rental (STR) policies.