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Bill Miller, Marine on St. Croix city council member, was defeated 280-276 by Wendy Ward in the Nov. 3 election. At Miller’s request, a recount of the vote was held Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Washington County Government Center. Five county employees conducted the 90 minute recount. The four …

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Two months after city staffers sounded a warning about the city’s sewer infrastructure being at, or exceeding, capacity, the City of Scandia doesn’t appear to have changed its approach toward lakeshore building variances.

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For over 20 years the Scandia Marine Lions have participated in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.  This year Scandia Elementary and River Grove Elementary schools 6th grade students again participated 

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At a local Saint Paul restaurant today, Governor Tim Walz announced a COVID-19 economic relief package to keep businesses afloat, support workers struggling to get by, and help Minnesota families keep food on the table. Governor Walz will work with legislators on both sides of the aisle to m…

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Gerry Mrosla, planning commission chair, came to the Marine on St. Croix Council Nov. 12 to request that the planning commission be allowed to hire a wireless communications consultant to ensure that Marine’s proposed ordinance allows for autonomy and flexibility for the community while not …

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Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) is pleased to announce the matriculation of student doctor Madeline Gemuenden of Forest Lake, Minnesota. Gemuenden was one of 162 students selected to matriculate at RVUCOM out of an applicant pool of over 5,4,00 candidates.

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Enchanting Forest in Gazebo Park is a community project for the businesses and community in Marine on St. Croix and surrounding area. Trees are purchased and decorated on Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) and enjoyed through the month of December. 

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The Scandia-Marine Lions and City of Scandia had its first Halloween parade Saturday, Oct. 31. The 21 vehicles in the parade made their way on the 12-mile route through neighborhoods in Scandia and Marine - giving many families the opportunity to enjoy the parade from their front yard. 

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William O’Brien State Park will be closed to all visitors on Nov. 14 and 15 for a special deer management hunt. The purpose for the hunt is to control the deer population and protect natural resources. 

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With a two and a half year project timeline, restoration has begun on 30 acres of open space parkland in Marine on St. Croix. Jackson Meadow Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the City, is utilizing a grant awarded through the Conservation Partners Legacy Program. The restoration …

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The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to offer free COVID-19 testing in Stillwater. The testing event in Stillwater will be held Sunday, Nov. 8 through Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Stillwater Armory. Testing is free, availab…

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Two Scandia veterans were honored with the Quilts of Valor last month. Don Peterson (yellow) who served in the Army during the Korean War, and Tom Welsch (blue), who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Both gentlemen had ceremonies at their homes, which were attended by the Fores…

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Republican incumbents Karin Housley and Bob Dettmer were both reelected to the Minnesota legislature Tuesday night. 

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Six members from Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on St. Croix spent eight days last November touring our diocese in Iringa, Tanzania, meeting staff and then joining our sister churches around Ugessa for worship. We were now ready to see African animals in their habitat. Micheal, our local c…

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More than 700 children in Minnesota’s foster care system need permanent families. Those children and the more than 1,200 adopted from state guardianship last year will be the focus of three weeks of virtual events during November, Adoption Month.

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A new breast cancer report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows a 30-year trend of decreasing mortality rates, suggesting improved diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Minnesota. However, providers and public health officials are concerned that delays in breast cancer s…

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Some say that it’s not about what you know, but whom you know. However, any such distinctions are moot for husband-and-wife team and Marine Library Association stalwarts Gayle Knutson and Jim Maher. Their latest passion project, “River Radio,” is the newest initiative to come out of an uncon…

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon Wednesday announced a suite of tools to expand opportunities for voting to voters with disabilities. “The right to vote is a right for everyone who is eligible, no matter what method they use” said Secretary Simon. “These resources will make exercisin…