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At its May Council meeting, city council members of Marine on St. Croix voted to disallow registered sex offenders from moving into the community pending the development of a sex offender residency ordinance. 

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The local library in Marine on St Croix, Minn., is an exemplary model for creating community. Despite it’s small size, the volunteer-run library sponsors numerous events throughout the year for all ages. It’s not just a place to read books — it’s a place to share stories.

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Marine on St. Croix hosted a parade on Memorial day to honor American veterans that began at Oakland cemetery and ended downtown in front of the Marine General Store. Leading the parade are (L to R) Andy Creager, Charles Anderson and Scott Kromer. 

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Adaptability was on display at the May 14 City Council meeting in Marine on St. Croix as council members, committees and the community shifted timelines, delivered services in a new way, and brainstormed ways to celebrate safely. 

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College seniors miss graduation and enter uncertain job market

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The Board of Supervisors meeting for May Township, held on Thursday, May 7, was an exercise in uncertainty. With thousands of Minnesotans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns that the township will not receive its full portion of county property taxes. First quarte…

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Groton, Conn. – The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783), homeported at Naval Submarine Base New London, was announced as the winner of the 2019 Battenberg Cup Award, April 23.

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More than a year after finding out key city staffers were being underpaid, the Scandia City Council has taken action to rectify that situation—but  that action won’t take full effect until late this year.

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Greiman to retire from Scandia Elementary after 33 years in education 

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The Marine Film Society in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. has received a grant from the Metro Regional Arts Council for the upcoming 2020-21 season. 

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Gas prices across the nation have plummeted in the last month due to a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, as well as the lack of demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that has left residents stuck at home and unable to travel. 

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The City Council of Marine on St. Croix held its first online public meeting on April 8. Despite minor sound difficulties, the meeting was a model of efficiency, taking only 45 minutes. Part of its brevity may be due to the large number of cancelled or postponed events as a result of the ong…

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The Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918 and how it parallels COVID-19 

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Editors note: Marissa Chamberlin is a photography and journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who is submitting articles while home from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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.