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Local retailers struggle with shortage of toilet paper and other essentials

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As warmer and drier weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list:

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The extensive social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 mean most people will have to spend much, if not all, their time at home.  Self-isolation means far fewer opportunities to be physically active if you are used to walking or cycling for transportation and d…

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Making maple syrup a Rochel family tradition since 1897

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Village Pizzeria of Dresser hands out free bread-baking kits to families 

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The Osceola Medical Center is prepping for active cases of the coronavirus. The hospital has adopted new measures to protect workers, ensure the safety of current patients and effectively help as many people as possible. But Bob Wolf, the Director of Community Engagement, said the hospital i…

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Local businesses close, struggle with uncertainty during pandemic

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The sun is out, the snow is melting, and someday soon you may go downstairs and discover that your basement is wet. What should you do?

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“In a short period of time we will be a fire service running a township,” opined supervisor John Pazlar when the May Township Board of Supervisors considered a new contract with the Stillwater Fire Department at its March 5 meeting. 

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The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will screen the short film, Grandfather's Birthday, on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.  It is included as part of a retrospective program featuring the work of female filmmakers.

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Chase Saloka, age 9 of Osceola, with his buddy Henry Boesel, age 9 of Scandia, caught some beautiful pike Saturday, February 22, while fishing with their fathers in Chicago County.

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Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, when you’ll move your clocks forward by one hour to 3 a.m. This means you should be prepared to lose an hour of sleep, but in return you will gain an extra hour of daylight. Some U.S. states are “springing ahead” with their own ide…

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The National Weather Service and Minnesota Climatology Department are both predicting another wet spring with major flooding in 2020. There is a high chance of flooding on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, as well as in lakes, ponds, farm fields, and low lying areas, says Craig Schmidt, …

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When Sara Jesperson was looking at starting a new business in Stillwater last year, she did research on various bar experiences that would be more engaging than darts and other activities. A small bowling alley was among the ideas. But with her Northwoods background, axe throwing hit the target. 

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A major step in bringing the Gateway Trail to Scandia is in place after many years of hard work. The 2020 Gateway Extension project submitted by the City of Scandia will request $4.6 million in state funds to complete an expansion that is hoped to bring the Gateway Trail to Scandia by 2024.

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Anglers in the southern two-thirds of the state have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16.

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For the last several years, Sara's Tipsy Pies have been a staple at the Minnesota State Fair. Now that owner Sara Hayden has opened a retail storefront in Stillwater, locals need not travel far (or wait until August) to get their fix of her handheld pies, which also come complete with a litt…

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The Scandia City Council created a new committee called the Internet Action Committee (the “IAC”) in November, 2019.  The IAC is tasked with facilitating the expansion of fast, reliable and affordable Internet service to all of Scandia.   

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Marine on St. Croix city council met 16-year-old student and environmentalist, Olivia Nienaber during the Feb. 13 meeting seeking community involvement in her 4-H OWLS (Outdoor Wilderness Leadership & Service) project during the spring and summer of this year. The project’s purpose is to…

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Even though we had our coldest night of the winter last week, signs are favorable for warmer weather. The sun is rising sooner in the morning and setting after we come home from work. You can feel it in the air, springtime is coming.

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If you want to win your Oscar party pool, you’d be well served to be part of the Marine on St. Croix Oscar Night party. For the seventh consecutive year, those attending this event on the eve of the actual Oscar ceremony chose a short film nominee that ultimately won an Oscar the following night.

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Learn more at a workshop: Feb. 20 in North Branch or March 2 in Stillwater

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The cost of a ticket for a missing a head or taillight is often enough to ruin someone’s day. To others on the road, however, it could mean the difference between life and death. In an attempt to help keep Washington County Roads safe and prevent any financial hardship, Washington County She…

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Cook County Attorney’s Office recently charged Thomas Patrick Gearin, of Forest Lake, with 14 tax related felonies. Mr. Gearin is charged with four counts of failure to file income tax returns, four counts of failing to pay income tax, t…

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Marine Documentary Night will wrap up its 2019-2020 season on Thursday, February 6 with the very popular documentary, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM. In conjunction with the film, the Marine Community Library and the Marine Film Society are collaborating with the Scandia Farmer’s Market.  Several d…

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Discussion of bringing a new charter school to Marine began during a meeting Saturday, January 25. The new school is planned to occupy the former Marine Elementary site and hopes to open its doors in 2021.

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In an effort to bring reliable Internet services to underserved Minnesota communities, $23 million dollars in aid have been granted to 30 projects with Scandia being a recipient of $510,358 to extend their current services. In a show of appreciation, Scandia Mayor Christine Maefsky awarded t…

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The Academy Awards have been moved to Feb. 9, the earliest date in recent memory. One night earlier, the Marine Community Library, in conjunction with the Marine Film Society, will celebrate the Oscars with its 7th annual Oscar Night party. This year’s Marine Oscar party will be held Saturda…

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Emma Blank, a sixth grade student at Scandia Elementary IB World School, had the winning design for the City of Scandia's Vinterfest on January 25. Vinterfest is Scandia's community festival celebrating winter.

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The city of Marine on St. Croix took the next step in considering a proposed cell tower after a motion was made to send a compilation of information to the planning commission for study, analysis and public comment later on in the process. A proposal for the project was prepared by the Commu…

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“When we came in and pitched the idea, we were warmly accepted and we felt it gave Vinterfest the shot in the arm it needed at the time,” says the mastermind behind the annual Minnesotan Cup, Corey Roberts. “It hasn’t changed a whole lot since year one… We just wanted something small and aut…

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The Marine Film Society and the Marine Community Library are thrilled to announce the next film of the Marine Documentary Film series, “The Biggest Little Farm.” 

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Renowned photographer Craig Blacklock delivered a gift of a copy of the museum edition of his book, St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers – The Enduring Gift, to the Marine Community Library Saturday, January 12. This stunning, larger format version of the standard retail edition of the book, which…

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“I do the lawyering, and Libby does the ‘daughtering,’” says owner of Scandia’s new business Apothecary’s Daughter, Kirsten Libby. The new store is an interesting melding of Kirsten’s career as an attorney with their fascination for natural herbs and remedies.